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How to Open a Live Stock Indices Account - Step by Step Procedure

To open a Live Stock Indices Account you can go to an online broker website and open one. Once you go to the Stock Indices broker of your choice and select this option, you will then have to fill some online forms, the step by step process of filling these forms is explained in this article.

With this online trading account you can trade the following: Stock Indices, Gold, Silver, Oil, CFDs, Futures and Stock Indices.

How a Stock Indices Live Account looks like

How to Open a Live Stock Indices Trading Account

 

Step by Step Procedure of How to Open an Online Stock Indices Trading Account

To open this live trading Stock Indices account, a trader has to fill some online forms provided by a Stock Indices broker. The account opening online form can be obtained from your online currency broker.

 

The process of opening a real Stock Indices trading account is one where your broker will also require you to upolad the following accompanying documents:

 

What Documents Are Needed To Open An Online Stock Indices Trading Account

1. Proof of ID - Color copy of ID card or Passport - A color copy of valid passport or other official identification document issued by authorities (e.g. driver's license, identity card, etc). The identification document must contain the client's full name, an issue or expiry date, the client's place and date of birth or tax identification number and the client's signature.

2. Proof of Residence - Color copy of utility bil - A recent utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas, water, phone, oil, Internet and/or cable TV connection, bank account statement) dated within the last 6 months and confirming your registered address.

 

You can use your mobile phone to take pictures of these documents and upload then directly from your phone(this is the best option). Alternatively use your digital camera, upload the pictures to your computer then upload the saved documents to your account

 

To Find where to upload these documents look for the option "Upload Documents". Please note after opening your account it will not get validated until you have completed uploading these supporting documents.


Why is a Copy of ID and Utility Bill with My Name Required?

These documents are required by your Stock Indices broker to safeguard against money laundering. AML, or Anti Money Laundering Regulations require that all brokers ask proof of ID and Residence with your name so as to verify that you are a citizen of the country you claim you are from as well as a Utility Bill that shows your exact location where you reside, that way you cannot come up with some fake identity or fake residence to use for money laundering.

All regulated Stock Indices brokers must comply with this requirement before opening a trading account for a new client.

 

Now once you have scanned or taken pictures of these Stock Indices account opening forms:

2. Proof of ID - Color copy of ID card or Passport

3. Proof of Residence - Color copy of utility bill, electricity bill etc. (bill with recent date, within the last six months).

 

Upload the above forms plus the above document color copies, you can use your camera phone to take color pictures of the above documents, then download the pictures from your phone to your computer and then upload these pictures from your computer.

 

Once your online currency broker receives the online Stock Indices trading account opening application forms plus the above documents, your application will be processed and you will be assigned a login number and a login password for the live Stock Indices trading account.

 

Once you upload these documents your account will then be validated. Your login details will be sent to your email address. An example of a validated account is shown below:

 

This is KYC - Know Your Client, its more of a legal requirement than a mere formality, your broker must follow this policy and try to do everything to know who their client is, in order to safeguard against any money laundering activity.

 

You can then use your details to log into your MetaTrader 4 platform and start trading on this validated account. You can also use the same login details to login to your trader cabinet on the Stock Indices broker website. On the trader cabinet you can deposit money, withdraw money and view trading reports of your Stock Indices broker account.

 

Regulated Broker

 

Step by Step Procedure of How to Open an Online Stock Indices Trading Account

To open this Stock Indices account, a trader has to fill some online forms provided by a Stock Indices broker. The account opening online form can be obtained from your online currency broker.

 

The process of opening a real Stock Indices trading account is one where your broker will also require you to upload the following accompanying documents:

 

What Documents Are Needed To Open An Online Stock Indices Trading Account

1. Proof of ID - Color copy of ID card or Passport - A color copy of valid passport or other official identification document issued by authorities (e.g. driver's license, identity card, etc). The identification document must contain the client's full name, an issue or expiry date, the client's place and date of birth or tax identification number and the client's signature.

2. Proof of Residence - Color copy of utility bill - A recent utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas, water, phone, oil, Internet and/or cable TV connection, bank account statement) dated within the last 6 months and confirming your registered address.

 

You can use your mobile phone to take pictures of these documents and upload then directly from your phone(this is the best option). Alternatively use your digital camera, upload the pictures to your computer then upload the saved documents to your account

 

To Find where to upload these documents look for the option "Upload Documents". Please note after opening your account it will not get validated until you have completed uploading these supporting documents.

 

Please note if you do not upload the above documents your account will not be validated - Make sure you upload the above documents to get your account validated. More than 50% of all new traders do not succeed in opening their Stock Indices account because they fail to upload the required accompanying documents. If you correctly upload all the required documents then your account will be validated and you can start trading with your account within 5 minutes. Just take a color picture of these two documents with your smart phone and upload these directly to your Stock Indices broker website using your mobile phone browser.


Where To Upload Documents on The Stock Indices Account

Once you have filled the account opening forms that your broker will have provided you with, you will get access to the following trader cabinet: This will now be your Stock Indices account.


The "Upload Documents" Button is shown below:

Verified Forex Account - Trader Cabinet

Complete Account Opening Procedure by Validating Stock Indices Account - Last Step is Uploading The Required Account Opening Documents as Shown Above.


Once you complete uploading the correct documents on the "Account Verification" Tab shown above, your account will reflect as Validated and you can then start trading on this account.


This process may seem simple but more than 50% of all new traders do not succeed in opening their Stock Indices account because they fail to upload the required accompanying documents.


Why is a Copy of ID and Utility Bill with My Name Required?

These documents are required by your Stock Indices broker to safeguard against money laundering. AML, or Anti Money Laundering Regulations require that all brokers ask proof of ID and Residence with your name so as to verify that you are a citizen of the country you claim you are from as well as a Utility Bill that shows your exact location where you reside, that way you cannot come up with some fake identity or fake residence to use for money laundering.

All regulated Stock Indices brokers must comply with this requirement before opening a trading account for a new client.

 

Now once you have scanned or taken pictures of these Stock Indices account opening forms:

2. Proof of ID - Color copy of ID card or Passport

3. Proof of Residence - Color copy of utility bill, electricity bill etc. (bill with recent date, within the last six months).

 

Upload the above forms plus the above document color copies, you can use your camera phone to take color pictures of the above documents, then download the pictures from your phone to your computer and then upload these pictures from your computer.

 

Once your online currency broker receives the online Stock Indices trading account opening application forms plus the above documents, your application will be processed and you will be assigned a login number and a login password for the live Stock Indices trading account.

 

Once you upload these documents your account will then be validated. Your login details will be sent to your email address. An example of a validated account is shown below:

 

This is KYC - Know Your Client, its more of a legal requirement than a mere formality, your broker must follow this policy and try to do everything to know who their client is, in order to safeguard against any money laundering activity.

 

You can then use your details to log into your MetaTrader 4 platform and start trading on this validated account. You can also use the same login details to login to your trader cabinet on the Stock Indices broker website. On the trader cabinet you can deposit money, withdraw money and view trading reports of your Stock Indices broker account.

Takes 5 Minutes to Open a Stock Indices Account, Open Early: Open a Stock Indices Account

Trader Cabinet

The FX account trader cabinet is a client area where once a trader opens a live account, then they can login to this trader cabinet and do the following operations; deposit money, withdraw money, generate trade reports, upload documents and get to view the balance of their trading transactions as shown below.

Verified Stock Indices Account - Trader Cabinet

Verified Stock Indices Account

 

Members Area

Trader cabinet area - stock indices trading account

 

Loyalty Bonus Points - Up To $6.67 Dollars Bonus For Every Lot Traded

Stock Indices Trading Account Members Area

 

Account Opening Bonus

50% Bonus Up To $500 and 20% Bonus Up To $5000

 

Traders Cabinet Members Area for Making Deposits and Withdraws Request

Withdraw and deposit options provided from within the traders cabinet where traders can deposit and make withdraws from the various options provided, for example; Credit Card, Debit Card, Neteller, Skrill, WebMoney, Bank Wire Transfer, MoneyGram and Western Union money transfer methods as shown below.

Real Stock Indices Trading Account Withdraw and Deposit Options

Stock Indices Trading Accounts Members Area - Withdraw and Deposit Options

 

With this account you can also order a Debit card for only $10 dollars and with this Debit card you can withdraw the money in your account at any time from any ATM in the world using these cards.

XM Mastercards

Stock Indices Trading Account With Debit Card

 

Open a live account - As you complete this learn Stock Indices course, open an account early as it only takes a few minutes to open and validate your account.

 

Specifications of Stock Indices

The specifications of the stock indices provided for trading are shown below:

 

  1. Australia ASX 200

    Symbol - AUS200Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - AUD 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - AUD 70

  2. EU EURO STOXX

    Symbol - EU50Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - EUR 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 40

  3. France CAC 40

    Symbol - FRA40Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - EUR 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 40

  4. Germany DAX 30

    Symbol - GER30Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - EUR 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 85

  5. Hong Kong Hang Seng 50

    Symbol - HK50Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 1

    Pip Value - HKD 1

    Margin Per Lot - HKD 450

  6. Italy FTSE MIB 40

    Symbol - IT40Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 1

    Pip Value - EUR 1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 250

  7. Japan Nikkei 225

    Symbol - JP225Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 1

    Pip Value - JPY 1

    Margin Per Lot - JPY 90

  8. Netherlands AEX 25

    Symbol - NETH25Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - EUR 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 5

  9. Spain IBEX 35

    Symbol - SPAIN35Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 1

    Pip Value - EUR 1

    Margin Per Lot - EUR 140

  10. Switzerland SMI 20

    Symbol - SWI20Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.5

    Pip Value - CHF 0.5

    Margin Per Lot - CHF 100

  11. UK FTSE 100

    Symbol - UK100Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - GBP 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - GBP 70

  12. USA S&5 500

    Symbol - US100Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - $ 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - $30

  13. USA NASDAQ 100

    Symbol - US30Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.5

    Pip Value - $ 0.5

    Margin Per Lot - $150

  14. USA DJIA 30

    Symbol - US500Cash

    Pip(1 Point) - 0.1

    Pip Value - $ 0.1

    Margin Per Lot - $12

 

Stock Indices Trading Market Hours

 

Stock Indices Market Hours

MT4 Server time - GMT +2 (All Times Below are GMT +2)

INDICES Instrument

Monday Open

Friday Close

Australia 200

1:05

22:55

EU Stocks 50

9:05

22:55

France 40

1:05

23:00

Germany 30

1:05

23:00

Hong Kong 50

3:20

17:40

Italy 40

10:05

18:35

Japan 225

1:05

23:55

Netherlands 25

1:05

23:10

Spain 35

10:05

20:55

Switzerland 20

9:05

22:55

UK 100

1:05

23:10

US 500

1:05

23:55

US Tech 100

1:05

23:55

Wall Street 30

1:05

23:55

About Trading With a Regulated Stock Indices Broker

License and Regulation of XM Forex and Stock Indices Broker

XM is a European Forex and Stock Indices broker regulated and licensed in 12 countries; 10 European countries and in Australia and UK. The broker regulation licenses are shown below and any other additional regulation information can be found on XM Regulation Webpage.

Cyprus

Licensed and Regulated in the EU by MIFID, It is also regulated by Cyprus Security and Exchange Commission, its License Number is CySEC 120/10.


UK - United Kingdom

Registered with the FSA in UK, under registration number 538324 - FSA (Financial Services Authority)

Germany

In Germany, Registered with BaFIN under registration number 124161 - BaFin (Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht)

Spain

In Spain, Registered with CNMV under registration number 2010157773 - CNMV (Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores)

Hungary

In Hungary, Registered with PSZAF Penzugyi Szervezetek Allami Felugyelete, Registration No: K0005633

Italy

In Italy, Registered with CONSOB - Commissione Nazionale per la Societa e la Borsa, Registration No: 3046

France

In France, Registered with ACP - Autorite de Controle Prudentiel, Registration No: 73640

Netherlands

In Netherlands, Registered with AFM - AFM (Autoriteit Financiele Markten)

Sweden

In Sweden, Registered with FI - FI (Finansinspektionen)

Finland

In Finland, Registered with FIN - FIN (Finanssivalvonta Finansinspektionen)

Poland
In Poland, Registered with KNF (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego)

New Australia Regulation License - XM is now regulated in Australia by ASIC

Australia Regulated Forex Broker

 

Owned by Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd. Trading Point of Financial Instruments is a European Union Brokerage Firm Registered as a Cypriot Investment Firm.

 

Where is XM Based

XM Head Office Address: 12 Richard & Verengaria Street, Araouzos Castle Court, 3rd Floor 3042 Limassol, Cyprus.

UK Office:

Citypoint Building, 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9HT London, UK.

Australia Office:

Regus Sydney Macquarie House Level 13, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

 

XM is committed to full business transparency when it comes to trading and this is reflected in the way it operates it's financial services in compliance with the regulatory authorities that it is registered and Licensed with. XM provides its services according to strict financial standards specified by it's chief financial regulator - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission CySEC. License Number is CySEC 120/10, and in addition has full Authorization from The EU under MIFID.

 

External Audit - By KPMG
In order to ensure transparency and integrity of financial operations, XM is Audited by one of the global Auditors, KPMG. As an external auditor, KPMG audits the brokers' books and financial records annually to further ensure financial transactions transparency and integrity.

 

Safe Banking - Safety of Funds

At XM, every precaution is made to safeguard clients funds which are held in segregated accounts with tier 1 investment grade banks such as Barclays. Moreover, XM is fully regulated and clients funds are insured up to EUR 20,000 through the investor Compensation Fund Protection Scheme.

 

Execution Method

Instant Market Execution, No Requotes Execution Policy which aims at giving customers low spreads while at the same time coupled with the no requotes execution method. XM has 100% Execution of orders execution rate with 99.35 % of these orders having execution time of Less Than 1 Second (No-Requotes Policy).

 

The stock indices financial instruments are some of the newer financial instruments added by online brokers to their portfolio to be traded along the traditional currencies.

 

This means that traders may spend a bit of time trying to find a suitable online broker who offer these stock indices charts for trading. Not to mention at the same time traders want a leveraged account to trade these instruments similar to the account that is used to trade currencies.

 

XM Broker - Forex and Stock Indices Broker

XM, which provides leveraged currency trading accounts, has introduced the 14 most popular Stock Indices Instruments to its portfolio of financial instruments and traders can trade stock indices instruments within their trading accounts by selecting these instruments.

 

Deposit/Withdraw Funds

Clients have a secure my account area on the their website once they have opened an account, In this client area or cabinet you can deposit/ withdraw your money at any time. By clicking My account and then click Deposit button then fill the details, for withdraw just click the My account and then the Withdraw button. Withdraw Requests are also processed on the same business day and receipt of funds is issued within the same day.

 

Regulated Broker


XM does not charge deposit fees or withdraw fees when you want to withdraw your money or make a deposit. With some brokers this fees is about 3 %, you want to avoid such brokers, because if you deposit $1000 dollars minus the commission fees your balance will start at $970. If you deposit 10,000 dollars then you will start with $9,700 minus the deposit fees, you can see why you will want to avoid those that charge fees. With XM you deposit $10, 000 you balance is $10,000. You can see why you want to open an account with a zero fees for deposit/withdraw.

Payment Protection and Data Security - Credit Card Data Protection

Please note that XM does not receive and/or store any personal credit card or payment information. All transactions are processed and protected by Level 1 PCI-DSS Certified Independent International Payment Gateways.

 

Withdraw With a MasterCard

Traders can now withdraw their profits instantly from their accounts from MasterCard ATMs world wide. Just go to your bank MasterCard ATM and withdraw money.

XM MasterCard

MasterCard - Stock Indices Trading Account with Debit Card

 

Now XM Secure Clients' Area

Should you open an XM Account this is exactly how it looks like.

Stock Indices Account Secure Clients' Area - Trader Cabinet

Trader Cabinet

 

XM Withdraw and Deposit Options

Members Area - Trader Cabinet

 

Bonus On Deposit

50% deposit bonus up to $500 and 20% up to $5,000 dollars bonus is given on opening an account.

 

No Requotes Policy

The No-requotes policy means this broker does not requote the traders, the execution accesses interbank network meaning they have a variety of liquidity providers to take up the orders instantly form this network of banks. This broker follows a no re-quotes and no extra commissions policy for it's clients.

 

Demo Accounts

Demo is a free practice account given to beginners, it provides full and unlimited access to the features of the stock indices platform that include charting and expert advisers.

Registration of the demo account is free and easy on their Website. Unlimited time practicing demo no risk, no obligation, Practice stock indices for as long as you want with this unlimited time demo.

 

Client Money Protection

Segregated accounts- Client money is held in Segregated bank accounts, which means client money is banked in a different account other than the company account. This is good because the client money cannot be used by the broker except for client dealing purposes. Good stock indices brokers keep client money in segregated account because this ensures transparency to clients and customers when it comes to their funds.

 

Regulation- Ensures client money protection because the broker has to adhere to strict financial Guidelines, In addition Cyprus Exchange Securities and Exchange commission and MIFID requires that member brokers to be part of "The Investor Compensation Fund" that guarantees every client deposit is insured up to EUROs 20,000.

 

As a member XM contributes to this fund that insures clients deposits. the Investor Compensation Fund is a fund set up by the Central Bank of Cyprus and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec) for all clients of these Cyprus Investment Firms. The purpose of this Investor Compensation Fund is to secure the claims of all retail clients of the members through the payment of compensation. This provides the client with a form of insurance for their funds: up to a maximum of 20,000 Euros. What this means is that in the unlikely event of company insolvency then you can claim your deposit from this investor compensation fund upto Euro 20,000.

 

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (known as "MiFID") is an EU law that provides harmonized regulation and safe-practice benchmarks for investment services across the 40 member states of the European Economic Area(EEA), In order to be MiFID compliant, Brokers must adhere to strict regulatory guidelines. Firms covered by MiFID will be authorized and regulated in the 40 EU member states.

 

XM Keeps clients deposits in segregated bank accounts separate from company funds, these funds are held by custodian banks in tier 1 Investment Grade banking institutions like Barclays bank which are secure global banks with the lowest credit risk/high credit rating. This means clients deposits cannot be touched by the company or their liquidity providers.

 

The company also ensures high operation standards by submitting financial reports to the Cysec Finacial Regulatory Authority as well as to the company's financial auditor, KPMG

 

XM system also monitors funds transactions for risk management to ensure no negative balance, and this protects clients from any losses above their original investments.

 

Security and Reliability

XM software is designed with high standards in terms of security, privacy, reliability and integrity.

 

Information is encrypted using High Grade Encryption (TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA, 128 bit keys) ) 128 bit keys, which means no third party can access information, the server is secure, data is backed up in more than one location, and also uses two different server firms Located away from each other meaning there is absolute no down time, traders always have access to the servers.

 

Provides transaction security by the use of information encryption methods that guarantee security of these transactions and safeguard clients privacy through the Secure Socket Layer, SSL technology method, otherwise known as https:

HTTPS: High Grade Encryption (TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA, 128 bit keys) Security

Up To $6.67 Dollars Bonus for Every Lot Traded Get Up To $6.67 For Every Lot Traded

Market Outlook: Very Bullish for EURUSD, and EURJPY - Also for GBPUSD, GBPJPY, and AUDUSD (No Need For Technical Analysis - This is Risk Appetite -Risk Averse Speculation).

Do Not Be Left by This Opportunity: Open an account and start buying Euros and position yourself early - Risk appetite speculation has already started. - Others are already profiting - Read the article How to Fast Track Account Opening and Open an account now.

Strategy: Buy the retracements and use 1 Hour and M15 Charts to look for best entry and exit points - Also checkout Money Management Rules.

Poland FX Seminar Gala

XM Account Holders Attend Poland FX Seminar

Malaysia Seminar

XM Account Holders Phillipines Seminar

XM Account Holders Thailand Seminar

Malaysia Forex Seminar

Hungary Forex Seminar

Greece Forex Seminar

XM Account Holders Hungary Seminar

XM Account Holders Thailand Seminar

European Forex Broker XM is Licensed and Regulated in 12 Countries; 10 European Countries, Australia and UK

XM Forex Broker Regulation Licenses

Should you open an XM Account this is exactly how it looks like:

Forex Account Secure Clients' Area - Trader Cabinet

Up To $6.67 Dollars Bonus for Every Lot Traded

Loyalty Bonus Points - Up To $6.67 Dollars Bonus For Every Lot Traded

Bonus Points

Forex Trading Accounts Members Area - Withdraw and Deposit Options

Real Forex Trading Account Withdraw and Deposit Options

XMP Forex Loyalty Bonus Program

Silver and Gold Online Trading

CFDs Trading and Forex Trading

50% and 20% Bonus

$5,000 Forex Bonus

Bonus Points

Regulated Broker