Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Cairn Energy?
The live CFDs chart below gives a handy overview of the Cairn Energy market.
The above chart from Plus 500 normally tracks the Cairn Energy futures price (not the spot market).
If you'd like to review live financial spread betting prices/charts for Cairn Energy, you might require a spread betting account.
In addition, a spreads account will let you have access to the short-term daily markets. Note: Opening any such account is normally dependent on credit, status and suitability checks.
If your application is accepted then you can log on and see the live prices/charts. On most platforms, these will be free. The catch? You'll probably receive an occasional email or sales call from your chosen spread betting provider.
If you do trade then, before starting, you should note that spread trading and contracts for difference do involve a significant level of risk to your funds and can result in losses that exceed your initial investment.
See below for more on advanced Cairn Energy charts.
Cairn Energy Analysis & News
Professional Level Charts for Cairn Energy Shares
Even though charting software and packages normally vary from platform to platform, in order to help your trading, they often have features and tools that include:
The charts with Selftrade Markets also have more advanced features like:
- A broad variety of time intervals - 3 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day etc.
- A variety of views - candlestick charts and line charts
- Drawing features - Fibonacci Fans, Time Zones and Arcs
Sample trading chart from FinancialSpreads
- Custom Indicators, Back Testing and Analysis tools
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- Custom email alerts for when your chosen market hits a given price
The spread betting companies in the list below give their clients real-time prices and charts:
Where Can I Spread Bet on Cairn Energy for Free?
Trading the markets always involves an element of risk. Nevertheless, if you would like to open an entirely free Test Account, which lets you trial spread betting on a large range of markets, then please see below for further details.
When considering which investment option might work for you, also remember that financial spread betting in the UK is currently free of capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty*.
Assuming you want a low cost financial spread betting site then keep in mind that you are able to take a position on Cairn Energy without paying any commissions or brokers' fees with firms like:
Should you want a completely free Demo Account / Test Account where you are able to get a better feel for online spread betting, including trading markets like Cairn Energy, then you could always have a closer look at:
Each of the above companies provide a Practice Account that investors can use to use charts, gain experience with a host of orders and test new trading strategies.
How to Spread Bet on Cairn Energy?
If you are looking to invest in UK companies such as Cairn Energy then one option could be to place a spread bet on the Cairn Energy share price.
Looking at a financial spread betting platform like FinancialSpreads, we can see they are showing the Cairn Energy Rolling Daily market at 280.1p - 281.1p. Therefore, an investor could put a spread bet on the Cairn Energy share price:
Increasing higher than 281.1p, or
Decreasing lower than 280.1p
Whilst making a spread bet on UK equities you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, should you choose to risk £5 per penny and the Cairn Energy share price moves 31p then that would alter your profit/loss by £155. £5 per penny x 31p = £155.
Rolling Daily Shares Markets
An important aspect of this Rolling Daily Market is that there is no closing date for this market. If you leave your trade open at the end of the day, it simply rolls over to the next trading day.
If you allow your position to roll over and are spread betting on the market to:
Go up - then you will normally be charged a small financing fee, or
Go down - then you will normally receive a small credit to your account
You can learn more about Rolling Daily Markets in our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
Cairn Energy Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Betting Example
So, if we continue with the spread of 280.1p - 281.1p and assume:
Then you could decide that you want to buy a spread bet at 281.1p for a stake of £15 per penny.
- You've done your market research, and
- Your research suggests the Cairn Energy share price looks like it will increase and move higher than 281.1p
Therefore, you make a profit of £15 for every penny that the Cairn Energy shares go above 281.1p. On the other hand, it also means you will make a loss of £15 for every penny that the Cairn Energy market falls lower than 281.1p.
Put another way, if you were to buy a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by your stake.
With this in mind, if after a few sessions the share price rose then you might consider closing your trade in order to secure your profit.
So if the market rose then the spread might move to 289.5p - 290.5p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 289.5p. Therefore, with the same £15 stake this trade would make you a profit of:
Profit / loss = (Final Level - Opening Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (289.5p - 281.1p) x £15 per penny stake
Profit / loss = 8.4p x £15 per penny stake
Profit / loss = £126.00 profit
Trading shares, by spread betting or otherwise, doesn't always go to plan. In this case, you had bet that the share price would rise. However, the share price can also go down.
If the Cairn Energy stock decreased, contrary to your expectations, then you could choose to close your trade in order to limit your losses.
So if the market dropped to 273.8p - 274.8p then you would settle your position by selling at 273.8p. That would mean you would make a loss of:
Profit / loss = (Final Level - Opening Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (273.8p - 281.1p) x £15 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -7.3p x £15 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -£109.50 loss
Note: Cairn Energy Rolling Daily market correct as of 31-Oct-12.
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'Cairn Energy Spread Betting' edited by DB, updated 03-Oct-17
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