A useful way to speculate on the world’s top financial markets, stock indices are weighted averages derived from the companies listed on the exchange, creating leveraged trading opportunities across the global equity markets.
Stock indices are weighted averages reflecting the collective value of publicly-traded companies from a market or industry sector. The change in value of an index represents the fluctuation of the company stocks that make the index.
From the above example, let us assume that the ex-dividend date for Index AUS200 is on the of 18th August 2016. Therefore, a client must have an open position for Index AUS200 before the 18th of August 2016 and it must remain open until the 18th August 2016, in order to have the dividend adjustment of $2.44 per lot. To determine if the dividend adjustment is added or deducted to the client’s account, will depend on whether it is a SELL or BUY on AUS200. If the client has 1 lot of BUY for AUS200, the client will be entitled $2.44 per lot. However, if it is a SELL of AUS200, the client will be deducted $2.44 per lot. The amount $2.44 per lot will be converted to the client’s base currency, before it is being deducted.
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