Guide to Spread Betting on HSBC Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live HSBA Charts & Prices
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HSBC Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on HSBC?

Investors can currently spread bet without brokers' fees or commissions on HSBC, plus a wide array of related spread betting markets, through companies such as:

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HSBC Broker Ratings

A look at the latest HSBC broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformKeefe, Bruyette & Woods454.150010.10%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBankhaus Lampe451.856.5-98.60%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas450.95450-0.20%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas454.75450-1.00%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale44763040.90%
24-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBankhaus Lampe436.970060.20%
16-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein438.255025.50%
15-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets44352017.40%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderweightUnderweightJ.P. Morgan424.54301.30%
08-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Underwt/In-LineUnderwt/In-LineMorgan Stanley454.94805.50%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue458.3556423.10%
03-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec461.4554017.00%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceNatixis469.3433-7.70%
19-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBankhaus Lampe487.6570043.50%
14-Jan-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralMacquarie498.15000.40%
13-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale511.763023.10%
11-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets504.45203.10%
06-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderweightUnderweightJ.P. Morgan512500-2.30%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue540.760912.60%
22-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan528.45809.80%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNatixis534487-8.80%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein503.45509.30%
08-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNatixis515.2487-5.50%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan525.758010.30%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein523.45505.10%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for HSBC?

The interactive CFD trading chart below will offer readers a helpful view of the HSBC share price.

The above Plus 500 chart usually tracks the HSBC futures market (not the spot market).

If you'd like to review up-to-the-minute spread betting charts and prices for HSBC, one option is to use a spread trading account.

A spreads account would also let you access the shorter term daily prices. Users should note that opening an account is subject to credit and status checks.

If your account application is approved, you can log on to look at the up-to-the-minute trading prices and charts. These are normally provided as part of the service. So what's the catch? You are likely to get an occasional newsletter and/or sales call from the relevant spread betting firm.

Of course, if you want to trade then remember that CFDs and financial spread betting involve a high level of risk to your capital and it is possible to lose more than your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced HSBC charts.

HSBC Analysis & News

Date Trading Update
03-Oct-17 [11:49am]

HSBC Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The UK equity is trading above the 20 day MA of 731.9p and above the 50 day MA of 741.0p.
  • Current Price(i): 757.2p
  • Closing Price: 756.9p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.21%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.69%

Long-Term HSBA.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 772.0p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 518.2p
  • EPS(i): £0.07
  • PE Ratio(i): 104.25
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 3.800m / 17.888m
  • Market Cap(i): £152,508m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 20,141m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live HSBA.L Share Price & Charts and About HSBC for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
04-Nov-14 [10:39am]

HSBC Disappoint after Setting Aside Capital for Potential Fines

Europe's largest bank disappointed Q3 profit expectations after setting aside another $589m for PPI claims and $378m over accusations of foreign exchange rigging.

Update by IG Index
28-Jan-14 [10:27am]

Analysts Say HSBC Might Have a £70bn Capital Hole

According to Forensic Asia, a research company, the UK bank has overstated the value of the assets on its balance sheet by more than £50bn.

Not only that, but the bank will need a £70bn Capital Injection (within the next 6 years).

For more on this see HSBC Faces £70bn Capital Hole.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About HSBC

Professional Charting Packages for HSBC

Whilst charting software/packages differ across the industry, in order to help your trading analysis, they usually come with tools such as:
  • A host of different time intervals such as 1 minute, 30 minutes, 4 hours and so on
  • Various display options such as candle and line charts
  • Tools for drawing features such as Fibonacci Time Zones, Fans and Arcs

Charts provided by Inter Trader also offer other benefits:
  • Tailored Indicators, BackTesting and Optimisation functions
  • Useful overlays such as Ichimoku Cloud, Exponential Moving Average, Linear Regression and so on
  • Technical indicator charts such as Chaikin's Volatility, Stochastic, % Price Oscillator and so on
  • Automated alerts when a market hits a pre-determined level

Sample trading chart from Financial Spreads

HSBC Trading Guide - Example Chart

The spread betting firms in the following list provide their account holders with real time charts and prices:
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You can spread bet on HSBC with Financial Spreads.

Where Can I Spread Bet on HSBC for Free?

Speculating always involves a degree of risk. However, if you would like to open a Practice Account (free), which lets you access charts and try out financial spread betting, see below.

When thinking about which investment option is right for you, also remember that spread betting, in the UK, is currently exempt from capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty*.

Assuming you want a low cost financial spread betting website, you should note that investors can take a view on HSBC with no brokers' fees or commissions via:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a free Test Account / Practice Account which allows you to get a better feel for online spread betting, including trading markets such as HSBC, then you could look into: The above firms provide a free Demo Account that allows investors to check professional level charts, practice with an array of orders and try out ideas.

How to Spread Bet on HSBC

How to Spread Bet on HSBC?

Should you decide to speculate on firms such as HSBC then one option is to spread trade on the HSBC share price.

Looking at a website like capital spreads, we can see that they have priced the HSBC Rolling Daily market at 614.3p - 615.3p. Therefore, an investor could put a spread bet on the HSBC share price:

  HSBC Trading Example Rising above 615.3p, or
  HSBC Spread Trading Example Falling below 614.3p

When spread betting on UK equities you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, if you decide to invest £3 per penny and the HSBC shares move 20p then that would make a difference to your bottom line of £60. £3 per penny x 20p = £60.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

Be aware that this is a Rolling Daily Market which means that there is no closing date for this market. You do not have to close your position, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it will just roll over into the next trading session.

If a position is rolled over and you are speculating on the market to:

  HSBC Spread Trading Example Rise - then you are charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  HSBC Spread Trading Example Fall - then a small payment will usually be credited 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.

HSBC Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Trading Example

So, if we continue with the spread of 614.3p - 615.3p and assume that:
  • You've completed your research into the company, and
  • You feel that the HSBC share price will move higher than 615.3p
Then you could decide that you want to buy at 615.3p and invest, letís say, £5 per penny.

So, you gain £5 for every penny that the HSBC shares increase and go above 615.3p. Nevertheless, you will make a loss of £5 for every penny that the HSBC market goes lower than 615.3p.

Considering this from another angle, if you were to buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are worked out by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

As a result, if after a few days the share price rose then you might consider closing your spread bet so that you can secure your profit. As an example, should the market rise, the spread, set by the spread betting company, might move up to 633.8p - 634.8p. You would close your position by selling at 633.8p. Accordingly, with the same £5 stake you would make a profit of:

Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your P&L = (633.8p - 615.3p) x £5 per penny stake
Your P&L = 18.5p x £5 per penny stake
Your P&L = £92.50 profit

Spread betting on shares doesn't always work out as you would have liked. In this example, you wanted the share price to rise. Of course, it could decrease.

If the HSBC stock fell then you might choose to close your spread bet to limit your losses.

Should the spread fall back to 593.1p - 594.1p you would settle your spread bet by selling at 593.1p. If so, your loss would be calculated as:

Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your P&L = (593.1p - 615.3p) x £5 per penny stake
Your P&L = -22.2p x £5 per penny stake
Your P&L = -£111.00 loss

Note: HSBC Rolling Daily equities market correct as of 19-Oct-12.

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'HSBC Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 03-Oct-17

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