Guide to Spread Betting on Apple with Daily Updates and Live AAPL Prices & Charts
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Apple?


At the moment, you are able to trade Apple through an account with any of the following spread betting firms:

Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for Apple?


The following CFDs chart and prices provides a helpful overview of the Apple share price.


The above chart is from Plus 500 and usually tracks the Apple futures price (not the spot price).

Should you want to access spread betting charts and the current prices for Apple, you will probably need a spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account would let you trade on the shorter-term daily prices. Readers should note that opening an account is subject to suitability and status checks.

Should your application be approved then, after logging on, you will be able to review the real time charts and prices. Usually, these are provided for free. What's the catch? You're likely to get the occasional letter or email from the spread betting broker.

If you do decide to trade then be aware that spread betting and contracts for difference involve a high degree of risk to your capital and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit.

For more details, see Advanced Apple Trading Charts below.


Apple Analysis & News


Date Trading Update
30-Sep-14 [8:10am]

Apple Share Price Update:



Neutral Share Price The US shares are trading lower than the 20-DMA of $100.54 and higher than the 50-DMA of $98.99.
  • Closing Price: $100.11
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.64%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -0.94%

Long-Term AAPL Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $103.74
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $67.77
  • EPS(i): $6.19
  • PE Ratio(i): 16.17
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 49.766m / 65.277m
  • Market Cap(i): $603,278m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 6,026m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live AAPL Share Price & Charts and About Apple for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
25-Sep-14 [10:39am] A Rubber Apple?

Apple has seen chopping trading around the big round $100 number.

Even though we saw record first weekend sales for the new iPhone 6, problems with the new iOS in combination with the 'bendable' iPhone 6 Plus may apply some downward pressure to the stock.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
22-Sep-14 [3:47pm] A Whole Bushel of iPhones

Expectations have been exceeded for the new model of iPhone sales after Apple sold more than 10m iPhone 6 models in the first weekend after its release.

The iPhone is Apple's biggest earner and iPad sales have been tapering off, so the news is good for future profitability.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
09-Sep-14 [6:23pm]

What to Expect from the Latest Apple Product Launch



The tech firm is facing high expectations from its upcoming launch, IG takes a look at what may be on the way and what issues they are facing.



Update by IG Index
09-Sep-14 [9:55am]

Will iPhone 6 Launch Live Up to Apple's Own Hype?



The tech firm has had a number of press events over the years but the anticipation around this one is probably more palpable given remarks earlier this year by Apple VP Eddie Cue that the company had the most exciting pipeline in 25 years.

This has inevitably raised expectations about today's announcement, with the share price already 33% higher since those comments were made.

Given last week's launch of a new Samsung phone, any disappointment from today's announcement could well place fresh downward pressure on the share price after the sharp sell-off on the back of the negative publicity surrounding iCloud security issues.

There is also a great deal of anticipation about the announcement of a wearable device, or iWatch, tied in with fitness apps, and investors will be looking for signs of progress here, as well as a mobile payments platform.

Security Concerns at the Forefront of NFC

Mobile payments, or NFC, are likely to be of particular interest given Apple's security problems last week.

Given the increasing amount of user data being uploaded into the cloud, Apple needs to prove and reassure that it will treat its user's data with a lot more care than has so far been the case.

In an increasingly hostile environment, web and data security is likely to grow in importance and Apple needs to show that it has its client's best interests at heart in this regard.

It's also been two years since we saw an iPad update, so we might get some detail on potential upgrades here as well.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
02-Sep-14 [10:15am]

Cloud Security Brings Apple into Focus



The tech firm is at the centre of some unwelcome headlines on reports that it its on-line storage service iCloud has been hacked, with the details of some well-known celebrities being leaked on line.

This has inevitably raised concerns about the resilience and security of the company's online storage service and is really bad timing ahead of its product launch on 9 September.

The events should also raise serious questions about other similar on-line storage services in the cloud, like Microsoft's One Drive for example, given that users should be entitled to expect a higher standard of security.

This episode may shake user's trust in cloud based storage systems.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
23-Apr-14 [11:51am] Apple Shares Trade at Favourable P/E Ratio

The recent sell-off in technology shares appears to have passed Apple by despite the fact that the market appears to have fallen out of love with one of the biggest cash generators on the S&P 500.

Recent share price performance has been lacklustre at best, despite some pretty compelling fundamentals when compared to the rest of the sector.

This could well change if investors start to look more at the underlying fundamentals and focus less on the headline noise driven by some of the more daft valuations that seem to be prevalent in the technology sector at the moment.

Apple trades on a forward P/E of 12.5 which compares very favourably to some of the technology stocks that investors seem to have a penchant for right now.

It also generates an awful lot of cash and investors will no doubt be looking at what the company intends to do with that cash given recent buybacks, as well as any clues as to what it has in store over the course of the next few months with respect to potential new products like the iPhone 6.

Facebook for example has a forward P/E of 50, while Google who disappointed the markets last week has a forward P/E on its 'A' shares of 20.3.

Was Sell Off Justified After Lowering Q2 Expectations?

When Apple updated the market in Q1, investors took fright when expectations of Q2 were downgraded which saw the stock drop 8% when it opened the following day.

That last trading update saw a record number of iPhones sold at 51m, while the number of iPads sold came in at 26m, which suggests a bit of an over-reaction.

Spread Betting on Technology SharesThe share price drop occurred because the company downgraded its forecast for revenues from $46bn to $44bn which is still pretty good.

Tonight we will see whether or not this caution was justified, even if the share price drop seemed excessive at the time, and still seems so even now.

Investors were disappointed at the downgrade to Q2, given the company had only recently signed an agreement with China Mobile to sell iPhones in China.

This had raised expectations that the company would be more bullish about revenue growth in the second quarter and the remainder of the year.

China Mobile Results Invite Caution

It would seem that Apple was right to be cautious if this week's results from China Mobile are any indication, given that the Chinese economy appears to be struggling at the moment.

Lowballing revenue estimates appears to be a popular past time for companies worried about revenue and profit slowdowns.

Since Apple signed that agreement shares in China Mobile have lost about 10% of their value as quarterly revenues have declined on the back of rising subsidies to shift Apple's devices across their network.

The key things to watch out for are any signs of a slowdown in iPhone and iPad sales, with expectations of around 38m iPhone units sold, and whether the new lower spec models have started to eat into the revenues from the higher spec models.

An announcement about the new iPhone 6 could well also help assuage market concern about a lacklustre product pipeline.

Whatever happens, revenues are likely to be much lower than Q1 simply because Q1 took in the Christmas trading period which always tends to outperform.

The key takeaway is likely to be how the company assesses its performance over the remainder of the year.

Any disappointment could well see the share price test a key support level near the $510 level, as well as this year's low point which occurred after the previous downgrade to the company's outlook.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
19-Feb-14 [12:31pm]

Mine’s Bigger than Yours



According to Re/code, which has ‘cited’ unidentified Taipei-based suppliers, Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 in 3Q.

The tech firm will also introduce a trial model with a 5.6-inch screen with ‘sapphire glass’. Having said that, we have heard other reports that the iPhone 6 will get a 4.7 inch display.

The iPhone 4s has a 3.5 inch display and iPhone 5 has a 4 inch display. With Samsungs often having a larger 4.7 inch display, it looks like Apple is trying to compete on size.

Whatever they are doing, it will feel like salad days again for the Apple peripherals companies.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
29-Jan-14 [2:15pm]

Bitter Numbers for Apple Shareholders



Apple have just reported record quarterly earnings but yesterday the Apple stock closed down -7.99% at $506.50.

There’s already been quite a bit of debate on the latest Apple earnings report for Q1 and, despite the near 8% fall, the shares are still well above the 19 April 2013 low of $385.10.

Here, we gather up the data to give investors a clearer view, particularly when it comes to Apple’s declining market share.

In their Q1 report, Apple:
  • Beat Q1 expectations for both revenue and profit
  • Had record quarterly revenues, Q1 revenues were $57.6bn vs $54.5bn expected and $47.8bn in Q1 2012
  • Reported Q1 EPS at $14.50 vs $14.07 expected and $13.81 a year earlier
  • Revised its Q2 revenue outlook down from $46bn to $42-$44bn
  • Forecast Q2 gross margin to be 37%-38%
  • Sold 51m iPhones in Q1, 55m expected
  • Sold 26m iPads during the quarter vs 22.9m in the previous year
  • Declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share

Smartphone Sales Volumes



According to International Data Corp, by the number of smartphones sold, Samsung shifted 31.3% of all phones in 2013, up from 30.3% in 2012.

Apple lost market share, selling only 15.3% of all smartphones in 2013, compared with 18.7% in 2012.


Table Showing 2013 vs 2012 Smartphone Sales Volumes

Company 2013 Shipment Volumes (m) 2013 Market Share 2012 Shipment Volumes (m) 2012 Market Share
Samsung 313.9 31.30% 219.7 30.30%
Apple 153.4 15.30% 135.9 18.70%
Huawei 48.8 4.90% 29.1 4.00%
LG 47.7 4.80% 26.3 3.60%
Lenovo 45.5 4.50% 23.7 3.30%
Others 394.9 39.30% 290.5 40.10%
Total 1,004.20 100.00% 725.3 100.00%


The Death of the iPod



Apple sold 6m MP3 players in Q1 2013, a 52% fall on Q1 2012. iPod revenues were $0.97bn for Q1 2013.

According to Apple, “We expect our traditional MP3 players to decline over time as we cannibalize ourselves with the iPod Touch and the iPhone”.

TheVerge.com has taken a closer look at the decline of the iPod.

This article also gives an interesting chart on iPhone v iPad v iPhone sales since 2010.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
15-Oct-13 [12:34pm]

Extended Apple Trading Hours



IG’s new trading hours for Apple are now 9am to 1am (Mon to Thur) and 9am to 10pm (Fri), London time.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:


About Apple


iPhone and iPad Spread Betting Apps


If you are more interested in spread betting using Apple-based apps rather than actually trading the Apple share price, please see:

Technical Charting Packages for Apple Shares


Whilst the charts tend to differ between providers, to aid your analysis, they usually have handy features, including:
  • A large range of intervals e.g. 5 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours etc.
  • Various displays e.g. line and candle charts
  • Tools for drawing and adding features e.g. Fibonacci Retracements and Trendlines

The charts from Financial Spreads also offer more advanced features like:
  • Tailored Indicators and Back Testing tools
  • Key technical overlays e.g. Ichimoku Clouds, Parabolic SAR, Price Channels etc.
  • Over 30 secondary charts e.g. Relative Strength Index (RSI), Chaikin's Volatility, Projection Oscillator etc.
  • Customised alerts when the markets hit a particular price

Sample chart from Financial Spreads

Apple Trading Guide - Example Chart


The following firms offer account holders real time prices/charts:
Advert: Apple Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
You can spread bet on Apple with Financial Spreads.

Where Can I Spread Bet on Apple for Free?


Investing does involve risks, but if you want to open an entirely free Test Account, that lets you try out financial spread betting, see below for further details.

Furthermore, don't forget that financial spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from stamp duty, capital gains tax and income tax.

If you're trying to find a free trading platform, you should keep in mind that investors can take a position on Apple without having to pay any brokers' fees via providers like:

Free Demo Account


If you are interested in a (free) Demo Account / Test Account that allows users to trial spread betting, and speculating on markets such as Apple, then have a closer look at: All of the above spread trading companies currently offer a Practice Account that investors can use to study charts, practice with a range of trading orders and try out ideas.


How to Spread Bet on Apple

How to Spread Bet on Apple?


If an investor is looking to speculate on US companies such as Apple then one solution could be spread trading on the Apple share price.

Looking at a spread trading platform like Financial Spreads, you can see that they have priced the Apple Rolling Daily market at $452.59 - $453.20. This means an investor could spread bet on the Apple shares:

  Apple Trading Example Going higher than $453.20, or
  Apple Spread Betting Example Going lower than $452.59

Whilst spread betting on S&P 500 shares you trade in £x per cent. As a result, if you decided to invest £4 per cent and the Apple share price changes by $0.23 then there would be a difference to your profits (or losses) of £92. £4 per cent x $0.23 = £92.

You can also spread bet on this market in Euros or Dollars, e.g. €x per cent.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore there is no settlement date for this market. If you leave your position open at the end of the day, it just rolls over into the next session.

Should your position roll over, if you are speculating that the market will:

  Apple Spread Betting Example Increase - then you normally pay a small overnight financing fee, or
  Apple Spread Betting Example Decrease - then a small payment will usually be credited to your account

To find out more about Rolling Daily Markets read our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.


Apple Rolling Daily - US Shares Spread Betting Example


If you take the spread of $452.59 - $453.20 and make the assumptions that:
  • You've completed your analysis of the stock markets, and
  • Your analysis suggests that the Apple shares are likely to go higher than $453.20
Then you may buy a spread bet at $453.20 for a stake of £0.2 per cent.

With such a spread bet you make a profit of £0.2 for every cent that the Apple shares increase and move above $453.20. Nevertheless, you will make a loss of £0.2 for every cent that the Apple market goes below $453.20.

Looking at this from another angle, if you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are calculated by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.

If after a few sessions the share price started to increase then you might think about closing your trade in order to lock in your profit. As an example, if the market increased then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to $459.09 - $459.70. In order to close your trade you would sell at $459.09. Accordingly, with the same £0.2 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Your Profit / loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your Profit / loss = ($459.09 - $453.20) x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = $5.89 x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = 589¢ x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = £117.80 profit

Speculating on shares, whether by spread trading or otherwise, can go against you. With this example, you wanted the share price to rise. Nevertheless, it could decrease.

If the Apple shares decreased, contrary to your expectations, then you might choose to close your spread bet in order to limit your losses.

So if the market dropped to $447.76 - $448.37 then this means you would settle your position by selling at $447.76. As a result, your loss would be:

Your Profit / loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your Profit / loss = ($447.76 - $453.20) x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -$5.44 x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -544¢ x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -£108.80 loss

Note: Apple Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 06-Feb-13.


Advert: Apple Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
You can spread bet on Apple with Financial Spreads.


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'Apple Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 30-Sep-14

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