The basic definition of a stock index is a statistical measure of the change in the overall stock portfolio.
In investing, investors face risks that will come from changes in stock prices. There is an alternative investment in a stock that can minimize risk and will protect from adverse price fluctuations, this type of investment called FUTURES CONTRACT or INDEX FUTURES.
A futures contract is an obligation to receive or to deliver a financial instrument or contract in the future by using a price agreed today. In the index futures trading investors are given the opportunity to take a position open sell or close a position open sell contracts based on the hope that prices will fall or investors can also take a position open buy and liquidate open positions based on the contract buy hope that the price will go up.
SGFX offers investments in index futures to profit from fluctuations in the price index.
Futures Index Futures Index offered is Japan (Nikkei 225), Index Futures Hong Kong (Hang Seng) and the Korea Futures Index (Kospi 200).
SOME KIND OF INDEX FUTURES
Japan Futures Index (NIKKEI)
The Nikkei 225 is more commonly called the Nikkei, Nikkei, or the Nikkei Stock Average, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Calculated daily by the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) since 1950, using the method of calculation of the weighted average price (unit used is yen), and the components are reviewed once a year.
Currently, the most widely used Nikkei index to describe the condition of Japanese stocks, similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Was even dubbed as “The Nikkei Dow Jones” in the era of 1975-1985.
Nikkei 225 Futures, introduced on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in 1986, at the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) in 1988, and at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 1990, is now a futures index internationally recognized.
Since January 2010 the index is updated every 15 seconds during the trading session.
Index Futures Hong Kong (HANGSENG)
The Hang Seng Index (HSI) is a stock index that uses a calculation method Freefloat-adjusted market capitalization-weighted stock in Hong Kong. This index is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies in the Hong Kong stock market and is the main indicator of the overall market performance in Hong Kong. 45 companies in the Hang Seng Index represents approximately 60% of the capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Since March 7, 2011, HKEx to extend trading hours. In the first phase of 09:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:00 amendments are. At later stages, starting from March 5, 2012, hours 09:15 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 4:15 p.m. trade become, over time, trade in mainland China.
The Hang Seng Index start of trading on November 24, 1969, and is currently drafting and management carried out by the Hang Seng Index Limited, a subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank, one of the banks listed on the Hong Kong stock market and the largest in terms of market capitalization.
Hang Seng Index Limited is responsible for preparing, publishing and managing the Hang Seng Index.
Korea Futures Index (KOSPI)
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index or KOSPI is an index of all stocks traded on the Stock Market Division formerly known as Korea Stock Exchange. This is a stock market index representing South Korea, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S & P 500 in the US.
KOSPI was introduced in 1983 with a base value of 100 on January 4, 1980, calculated based on market capitalization. In 2007, the daily volume of KOSPI is hundreds of millions of shares, equivalent to trillions of won.
|FUTURES INDEX||JPJ30 NIKKEI||HKJ50 HANG SENG||KRJ35 KOSPI||S&P500||DJI||NASRAG|
|Contract Size||¥ 500 x Nikkei Index Futures Rate||HKD 50 x HangSeng Index Futures Rate||KRW 500.000 x Kospi Index Futures Rate||?||?||?|
|Fixed Exchange Rate||¥ 1 = Rp. 60,-||HKD 1 = Rp. 1.000,-||KRW 1 = Rp. 7,-||?||?||?|
|Value Per Pip||Rp. 30.000,-||Rp. 50.000,-||Rp. 35.000,-||?||?||?|
|Trading Month||H=March, M=June, U=September, Z=December||Every month||H=March, M=June, U=September, Z=December||?||?||?|
KOSPI 200 Index consists of 200 large companies from the Stock Market Division. The base value of 100 is set on January 3, 1990. The KOSPI 200 has a market value of more than 70% of the KOSPI, and moves along with the KOSPI index. KOSPI 200 is considered important because it also traded futures and options exchange and is one of the most actively traded indexes in the world.