Binary Options – Asset index

Dax (Germany)

The DAX (Deutscher Aktien Index) is a blue chip stock market index, which consists of 30 major German companies that trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It includes stock listings for Deutsche Bank, Adidas and Bayer. Prices are taken from the electronic Xetra trading system. DAX measures the performance of the Prime Standard’s 30 largest German companies in terms of order book volume and market capitalization. It is the equivalent of the FT 30 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Due to its narrow selection it does not represent the vitality of the economy as a whole.
Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 – 15:30 GMT
Reuters Code: GDAXI
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

Dow (US)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It lists the index to measure the productivity of output of the industrial sector as it is presumed within the US economy.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 14:00 – 20:00 GMT
Reuters Code : DJI
Expiry Rule : Reuters Last Rate

Dubai (Dubai - financial market general index)

This market was launched in March 2000 and there are currently 57 companies listed on the DFM that are either headquartered in the Emirates or in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Between 2004 and 2005, the volume of traded shares and their prices greatly increased for most of the companies, however towards 2006, there was a major fall share values (overall) fell by about 60% on the DFM. Companies like the Dubai Islamic Bank and the Emirates Telecommunications Company are a part of the DFM Index.
Trading Hours: Sunday to Thursday 7:30 – 10:00 GMT
Reuters Code: DFMGI
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

Ftse 100 (UK)

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 index is a share index of the 100 companies listen on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. This index is maintained by the FTSE Group, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group and includes companies such as HSBC, BP, Vodafone and Unilver. FTSE 100 is acknowledged as a global index and thus us followed by investors and traders all over the world.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 15:30 GMT
Reuters Code: FTSE
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

Kuwait general index (Kuwait)

The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) is the national stock exchange for the Gulf of Kuwait. The KSE was organized in 1962 and was among the first. It is one of the largest stock exchanges of the Persian Gulf and at the moment it is gaining its place as one of the most promising and vital stock exchange markets in the world.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 6:20 – 9:20 GMT
Reuters Code: KWSE
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

Nasdaq (US)

The NASDAQ stock exchange index is one of the major securities that are listed on the stock market and  includes 3,000 different stocks. In America, it is viewed as a performance indicator of performance and technology stocks. It is not solely an American index, as both American and foreign companies are listed on the NASDAQ.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 15:00 – 20:00 GMT
Reuters Code: IXIC
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

S&P 500 (US)

The Standard & Poor is a value-weighted share index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies that have common stock listen on the NYSE Euronext or NASDAQ OMX. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices and it can be acknowledged as one of the most accurate representations of the US stock market and a compass for the US economy.

Trading Hours : Monday to Friday 15:00 – 20:00 GMT
Reuters Code : .SPX
Expiry Rule : (Bid + Ask) / 2

Tadawul (Saudi stock exchange)

The only stock exchange market located in Saudi Arabia is Tadawul, or the Saudi Stock Exchange. The supervising body of Tadawul is the Capital Market Authority. In 2006 the Tadawul All-share Index (TASI) peaked at 20,634.86. The Saudi Stock Exchange lists 115 public companies.

Trading Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 09:00 – 12:20 GMT
Reuters Code: TASI
Expiry Rule: Reuters Last Rate

Copper

As a highly versatile material, copper can conduct electricity. It is also an extremely popular asset to trade. The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) states that copper is the third most widely used metal in the world.

Gold

From ancient times gold has been seen as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold has also been used as currency and as a way to prop up the fiat money of various counties. One of the most significant moves to gold and silver- backed currency happened in 1792, which was the year that the US put the dollar on the gold and silver standard. In 1971, the US was removed from the “gold standard” by President Richard Nixon, which had a huge impact on the price of gold worldwide. In 1980, gold prices soared from $35 per ounce to $850 per ounce, or $2,398.21 when adjusted for inflation. In 2008, gold hit the price of $1,022, 40. Currently, gold is used as an investment and is meant to serve as a natural barrier against global inflation, together with crude oil prices and that of other metals. Gold prices are relevant to international global growth, especially within developing markets.

Trading Hours: Monday to Thursday 6:00 – 20:30 GMT & Friday : 6:00 – 20:00 GMT
Reuters Code: XAU=
Expiry Rule: (Bid + Ask) / 2

Oil (light/ sweet/ crude)

If petroleum contains less than 0.5% sulfur compounds and contains micro amounts of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfate, it is referred to as “sweet”, compared to higher levels of sulfur, which is called sour crude oil. Sweet crude oil is mainly used for processing into gasoline and is always in the highest demand, especially in industrialized countries. Light sweet crude oil is the most desired version of crude oil because it contains a disproportionately high amount of these fractions, which are used to create gasoline, diesel and kerosene. This oil type is acknowledged as ‘gold-standard’ for oil and it is traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Sweet Crude Light is known as a natural hedge against inflation and correlates positively with the growth in world markets.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 7.00-2.00 GMT

Reuters Code: CLV1

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

Silver

While silver is less rare than gold, it has played a significant role in affecting currencies and has consistently moved in tandem with gold prices. The British pound derives its name directly from the fact that a British pound was once considered to be worth one pound of sterling silver. Over 14 languages use synonymous terms for silver and money. In fact, the U.S. dollar prior to the Civil War was also backed by silver.
In 1971, the U.S. moved away from the gold standard, effectively becoming a fiat currency. This led to an increase in the value of gold and also a significant run up in the value of silver. For the first time, the status of silver and gold as precious metals was established around the world, as was the interrelationship of their price movement. In 1973 silver peaked at over $50 per ounce by 1980, with a majority of that increase ($41) occurring over the last six months of 1979. Similar to gold, it is known as a natural barrier to inflation and correlates positively with global growth over the past few years.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 06.00-21.00 GMT

Reuters Code: XAG=

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

ENI

An Italian-based oil and gas company, founded in 1953, operating in 79 countries. Eni is currently the world’s 11th largest industrial company, with a market capitalization of 68 billion euros.

BMW

Bavarian Motor Works, the parent company of Rolls Royce, is one of the largest car manufacturers in Germany, specializing in cars, motorcycles and engines. It is in the top 3 highest selling companies of luxury cars in the world. Since 4 March 2015, BMW stocks were traded at 112.85 euros per share.

DAIM

It is the thirteenth largest car manufacturer (German) in the world with worldwide production plants. In 2014 Daimler AG sold 2.5 million cars. Daimler is also in 2nd place in truck manufacturing. Among the companies that Daimler owns are Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Western Star, Mitsubishi Fuso and many more.

DBFRA

Deutsche Bank is a German global banking and financial services company with headquarters in Frankfurt. Having been founded in 1870, it operates in over 70 countries and was in 2009 the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world, taking up 21% of the market share. Deutsche Bank is a component of Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.

Vodafone

Vodafone is British multinational communications company, headquartered in London. It was the world’s 2ndlargest mobile telecommunications company in 2013. Vodafone operates in 26 countries with over 400 million subscribers. It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a component of the FTSE 100 Index.

Barclays

It is a British multinational banking and financial services provider, headquartered in London. Barclays is a universal bank (retail, wholesale & investment). It operates in over 50 countries and has approximately 48 million customers. Since December 2011, Barclays total assets add up to 2.42 trillion USD and it is the 7th largest bank in the world. It is a component of the FTSE 100 Index.

Exxon

A Texas-based oil and gas company, founded in 1999 by the two giants- Mobile and Exxon. It is the world’s 5th largest company by revenue and the 3rd largest publicly traded company by market capitalization with a total equity of over 174 billion dollars. It is a component of the S&P 500 index.

JP Morgan

It is the largest bank in the USA, founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York. It is a merger of Chase Manhattan and J.P Morgan & Co. JP Morgan Chase is a provider of personal and corporate banking as well as financial services inside and outside the USA. JP Morgan has a revenue of over 94 billion USD and is ranked the 6th largest bank in the world by total assets, amounting to over 2.6 trillion USD. It is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Facebook

Facebook, the online social networking service headquartered in California, was launched in 2004. In 2015, Facebook became the fastest growing company in the S&P 500 Index, reaching a market capitalization of 250 billion USD. It is also a parent company to other social media platforms such as Whatsapp and Instagram.

Intel

Intel Corporation, founded in 1968, is an American multinational technology company headquartered in California. It is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip manufacturers based on revenue. Also, intel is one of the 100 most valuable businesses in the world, ranked 61st, with an annual revenue of approximately 55 billion USD and total assets of 91 billion USD. It is a component of a NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 Indices.

GE

General Electric is a multinational conglomerate, headquartered in Connecticut, which operates in numerous segments such as aviation, appliances, gas and oil, transportation, power and water, healthcare and energy management. In 2011, GE was ranked the 6th largest firm in the US by gross revenue and the 14th most profitable. It is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Twitter

Twitter is an online social media network founded in 2006. It allows users to send 140 character short messages called “tweets”. In 2015 Twitter had over 500 million users and was one of the 10 most visited websites in 2013.

UBS

It is a Swiss global financial services company headquartered in Zurich. UBS is the biggest bank of Switzerland, operating in more than 50 countries with about 60,000 employees.

Yahoo

Yahoo is an American multinational technology company, headquartered in California. It is mostly known for its web portal and search engine Yahoo! Search, although it provides numerous related services such as Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! News. Yahoo is one of the most popular sites in the United States and currently has over 7 billion readers a month. Yahoo is an S&P 500 component.

EBAY

eBay Inc. is one the largest e-commerce companies in the world. It was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in California. It currently provides jobs for 34,000 employees. Today, eBay is a multibillion-dollar business which operates in over 30 countries.

MCDON

McDonald’s was founded in 1955 in California and has over 35,000 fast food restaurants in 119 countries worldwide. It is one of the largest and most successful restaurant chains today.

Alibaba

It is a Chinese e-commerce company founded in 1999. Alibaba operates all over the world and its market worth in 2014 was estimated at 231 billion USD.

IBM

International Business Machines Corporation, founded in 1911, is an American technology and consulting corporation, headquartered in New York. It specializes in the production of computer hardware and software, offering infrastructure, hosting and consulting services across different fields, including nanotechnology and mainframe computers. IBM is an S&P 500 component.

Trading hours:

Monday-Friday: 15.00-20.00 GMT

AAPL(Apple)

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company, headquartered in Cupertino, California. It produces and designs computers and other electronic products. Among the most famous products are the Macintosh Computer, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple has over 250 licensed stores in 9 countries worldwide. In 2014 Apple became one of the most valuable global brands with a valuation of 118.9 billion USD. Apple is an

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 15.00-20.00 GMT

Reuters Code: AAPL.O
Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

BP

British Petroleum is one of the world’s ‘supermajor’ oil and gas companies. It’s the world’s sixth major oil and gas company due to its performance in 2012. BP operates in over 80 countries, produces 3.2 million barrels per day and its total assets amount to 284.3 billion USD. It is an FTSE 100 Index component.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 08.30-15.30 GMT

Reuters Code: BP.L

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

CITI (US)

Citigroup Inc. or CITI is an American financial institution based in New York. Citigroup was one of the world’s greatest mergers in history, the merger of Citicorp and the financial conglomerate, the Travelers Group in 1998. Citigroup operates across 140 countries with about 16,000 international offices. It’s the world’s biggest bank based on the total number of customers and international branch networks according to 2009 statistics. Citi is an S&P 500 Index component.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 14.00-20.00 GMT

Reuters Code: NOEC

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

KO - Coca Cola (US)

Coca Cola is the dominating worldwide carbonated soft drink producer based in Georgia, Atlanta. Coca Cola is viewed as a part of the US culture and global influence. Its products can be found in 200 countries worldwide with 1.8 billion company beverage servings being consumed per day.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 15.00-20.00 GMT

Reuters Code: KO

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

HSBA - HSBC Holdings (London)

HSBC Holdings PLC is the world’s biggest banking group and the world’s 6th largest company in 2009 according to Forbes. It was created from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporations based in Hong Kong. HSBC has 6,600 offices in 80 countries around the globe and around 60 million customers. In 2012, its market capitalization was 102.7 billion GBP. HSBC is a component of the FTSE 100 Index and the Hang Seng Index.

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday 08.30-15.30 GMT

Reuters Code: HSBA.L

Expiry Rule: (Bid+Ask)/2

AUDCAD

Australian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar

AUDCHF

Australian Dollar vs Swiss Franc

AUDJPY

Australian Dollar vs Japanese Yen

AUDNZD

Australian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

AUDUSD

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

AUDUSD-OTC

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar OTC

Trading hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT

BCoin.USD

Bit Coin vs US Dollar

Trading hours –  24/7 07:30 – 23:00 GMT

CADCHF

Canadian Dollar vs Swiss Friranc

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

CADJPY

Canadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

CHFJPY

Swiss Frirank vs Japanese Yen

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURAUD

Euro vs Australian Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURCHF

Euro vs Australian Swiss Franc

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURUSD

Euro vs US Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURUSD-OTC

Euro vs US Dollar OTC

Trading Hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT

EURCAD

Euro vs Canadian Dollar

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GTM

EURGBP

Euro vs Great Britain Pound

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59

EURJPY

Euro vs Japanese Yen

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURJPY-OTC

Euro vs Japanese Yen OTC

Trading hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT

EURNOK

Euro vs Norwegian Krone

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

EURTRY

Euro vs Turkish Lira

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPAUD

Great Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPCAD

Great Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPCHF

Great Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPJPY

Great Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPUSD

Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

GBPUSD-OTC

Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar OTC

Trading Hours  –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT

NZDUSD

New Zealand Dollar vs US Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

USDCAD

US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar

Trading hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59

USDCAD-OTC

US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar OTC

Trading hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00

USDCHF

US Dollar vs Swiss Franc

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

USDCHF-OTC

US Dollar vs Swiss Franc OTC

Trading Hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT

USDJPY

US Dollar vs Japanese Yen

Trading Hours –  Mon 00:00 – Fri 23:59 GMT

USDJPY-OTC

US Dollar vs Japanese Yen OTC

Trading Hours –  Sat 00:00 – Sun 22:00 GMT