Everything you need to know about a product. They also contain the product’s chart and stream the Dow Jones Newswires.
Our factsheets contain all relevant information for each product, in one location. View details on margin levels, spreads and trading hours, as well as Dow Jones Newswires and live charting.
Historical Carry Charts (Web/iPad)
Where a product is subject to carry costs, such as a commodity, our customers can now view historical carry rate charts from within the Web and iPad platforms.
Separate Buy/Sell charts are provided, each showing the annualised daily carry rate for the previous 60 days which gives our customers greater transparency when it comes to understanding the costs of trading.
Each factsheet is simply laid out so you can view all the product information quickly and easily. The name of the product is displayed prominently in the top left-hand corner and its corresponding live quote price is in the top right. To trade at any time, simply click either the buy or sell price to bring up an order ticket.
A short descriptive paragraph outlines the main information about the product. Influencing factors describes the various factors that could affect the price movement of the product, such as important economic indicators, data releases and supply and demand influences. And background information covers the product’s history and its relevant sector and industry information.
The factsheets also include the following information
Region and type
This section identifies whether the product is global or whether it’s specific to a world region or country. Type and subtype are categories that link groups of products together. Type is the asset class, while subtype allows you to sort further by company sector or developed and emerging markets in currencies and indices.
This details the margin requirement for a particular product. You can choose the maximum amount you want to deposit as margin. Alternatively, you can choose less – or even none at all. The choice is yours. On the CMC Tracker platform, this is called customisable financing.
This notes the maximum number of units that can be bought or sold per transaction on this particular product. It is possible to do multiple transactions at this maximum level.
Shorting (profit from falling markets)
Most products can be bought (going long) or sold (going short). There may be occasions when going short is not permitted on a particular instrument. The factsheet will show you whether shorting is allowed for a particular product.
The spread is the difference between the buy price and the sell price. The smaller the spread, the less the market has to move in order for you to make a profit or loss.
This will show you the trading hours of the product that you’re interested in over the coming week.
Dow Jones Newswires
In this section you’ll be able to read live streaming news headlines related to the product, direct from Dow Jones Newswires.