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Indicative Hang Seng Prices

Where Can I Spread Bet on the Hang Seng?

You can trade the Hang Seng with any of these firms:

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for the Hang Seng?

We do show readers fairly accurate prices above, see Hang Seng prices.

The live CFD chart below also offers a good guide to the Hang Seng.

The above chart from Plus500 is typically based on the near-term Hang Seng futures contract.

Should you want to analyse spread betting charts and the current prices for the Hang Seng, you may require a spread betting account.

A spreads account also gives you access to shorter term daily markets. Opening an account is subject to status and suitability checks.

Should your new account be accepted then you can log in and study the real time charts and prices. Usually, these are free. The catch is that you'll probably get an occasional letter or call from the online spread betting company.

If you do decide to trade then, before starting, you should be aware that financial spread trading and contracts for difference involve a high level of risk to your funds and it is possible to incur losses that exceed your initial investment.

Advanced Charts for Hong Kong Hang Seng

Whilst charts tend to differ across the various firms, in order to assist you with your technical analysis, the majority of charts come with useful features such as:
  • A wide range of time periods e.g. 1 minute, 5 minute, 2 hour, 1 day etc
  • A variety of display styles e.g. bar and candle charts
  • Drawing features and options e.g. Fibonacci arcs, fans and time zones

Charts with Tradefair Spreads also have more advanced aspects:
  • Custom Indicators and BackTesting tools
  • Key chart overlay e.g. Ichimoku Clouds, Moving Average, Envelopes, Price Channels etc
  • More than 30 secondary charts e.g. ADX, Momentum, Volume Index, Historical Volatility etc
  • Automated alerts for when a market hits a given level

Example FinancialSpreads index trading chart

Hang Seng Trading Guide - Example Chart

The spread trading brokers in the following list give account holders access to live charts and prices:

Hong Kong Stock Market Analysis and Trading News

Date Trading Update

» For more see Stock Market Trading News & Analysis.

Readers please note:

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

Where Can I Spread Bet on the Hang Seng for Free?

Investing, by its very nature, is not without its risks, but if you'd like to open a completely free Practice Account, where you can try spread trading and look at professional level charts, please see below.

When looking at which investment option is right for you, don't forget that in the UK, spread betting is currently tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from capital gains tax, stamp duty and income tax.

If you are looking for a free spread trading platform then you should keep in mind that you are able to trade the Hang Seng with no commissions or brokers' fees at:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a Practice Account which lets users get a better feel for financial spread betting, and speculating on markets like the Hang Seng, then look into: Each of the above firms offer a free Test Account that lets investors look at professional charts, practice with orders and test new trading ideas.

How to Spread Bet on the Hang Seng

How to Spread Bet on the Hang Seng?

As with a lot of markets, it is possible to speculate on indices, like the Hang Seng, to go up or down.

Looking at a financial spread betting website like Tradefair, we can see that they are offering the Hang Seng Rolling Daily market at 19847 - 19867. As a result, an investor can spread trade on the Hang Seng index:

  Hang Seng Spread Betting Example Moving higher than 19867, or
  Hang Seng Spread Trading Example Moving lower than 19847

Whilst placing a spread bet on the Hang Seng index you trade in £x per point. So, if you invest £2 per point and the Hang Seng moves 32 points then there would be a difference to your P&L of £64. £2 per point x 32 points = £64.

Rolling Daily Index Markets

An important aspect of this Rolling Daily Market is that there is no settlement date for this market. If your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over into the next day.

If you allow your bet to roll over and are spread betting on the market to:

  Hang Seng Spread Trading Example Move higher - then you are usually charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Hang Seng Spread Trading Example Move lower - then you will often receive a small payment to your account

You can find more on Rolling Daily Markets, as well as a fully worked example, in our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Hang Seng Stock Market Example

If you consider the above spread of 19847 - 19867 and assume that:
  • You have done your research, and
  • You feel that the Hang Seng index will increase and go above 19867
Then you may decide that you want to go long of the market at 19867 for a stake of £2 per point.

This means that you win £2 for every point that the Hang Seng index pushes higher than 19867. Having said that, it also means that you will make a loss of £2 for every point that the Hang Seng market moves lower than 19867.

Considering this from another angle, should you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profit/loss is calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

If after a few sessions the Hong Kong stock market moved higher then you could consider closing your spread bet so that you can guarantee your profit.

As an example, should the market rise, the spread might move to 19946 - 19966. To close your trade you would sell at 19946. Accordingly, with the same £2 stake you would make a profit of:

Profit / loss = (Final Level - Opening Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (19946 - 19867) x £2 per point stake
Profit / loss = 79 x £2 per point stake
Profit / loss = £158 profit

Trading the Hong Kong stock market is not straightforward. In this example, you had bet that the Hong Kong index would go up. Nevertheless, the index could go down.

If the Hang Seng market fell then you could choose to close your spread bet to stop any further losses.

So if the market pulled back to 19779 - 19799 then this means you would settle your spread bet by selling at 19779. So your loss would be calculated as:

Profit / loss = (Final Level - Opening Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (19779 - 19867) x £2 per point stake
Profit / loss = -88 x £2 per point stake
Profit / loss = -£176 loss

Note: Hang Seng Rolling Daily index market taken as of 11-Sep-12.

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'Hang Seng Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 13-Apr-17

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