Italy 40 Financial Spread Betting Guide
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Italy 40 Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on the Italy 40?

You can currently spread bet on the Italy 40 and other indices at:

» IG Index
» CMC Markets
» City Index

The Italy 40 index may be available with other brokers.

Where Can I Trade the Italy 40 for Free?

It depends upon what you mean by free. If you are looking for a free spread betting platform then don't forget that in the UK spread betting is tax free*

You can also spread bet on the Italy 40 and other index markets commission free and with no brokers' fees with IG Index.

Italian Stock Market Updates

Date Trading Update
22-Oct-14 [8:08am]

Italy 40 Daily Trading Report

  • The Italy 40 is currently trading at 18,990.
  • In the last session, the market closed up 491pts (2.65%) at 19,020.
30 Minute Chart Analysis

Rising Stock Market The stock market index is trading higher than the 20-period moving average of 18,876.3 and higher than the 50-period moving average of 18,696.0.

1 Day Chart Analysis

Falling Stock Market The stock market is trading lower than the 20-day moving average of 19,567.4 and lower than the 50-day moving average of 20,171.0.

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial
31-Mar-14 [3:52pm] The FTSE 100 has been lagging its European peers in the last week of trading, with the Italian MIB making new multi-year highs on Friday and again today.

The MIB has had one of the steepest hills to climb after the sharp declines seen in the 2011-12 European debt crises.

With the world's third largest bond market and as one of the most indebted nations, Italy has been benefiting from the 8-year low in Italian government yields.

New Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will be closely watching the ECB rate-setting meeting this week as any stimulative efforts from the central bank would likely act to depress yields even further.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
18-Feb-14 [12:10pm] The latest video on our trading blog looks at the technical outlook for a range of key markets:

Italy 40 and EUR/USD Rally Despite Change of Italian PM

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial

» For more see Stock Market Trading News & Analysis.

Readers please note:

Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the Italy 40?

The following
CFDs chart gives readers a helpful look at the Italy 40 market.

The chart above is from Plus 500 and normally uses the Italy 40 futures price.

Should you want to review spread trading prices and live charts for the Italy 40, you will generally need a financial spread betting account.

Readers should note that opening any such account is subject to credit, status and suitability checks.

Should your new account be accepted then you can log in and check the live trading charts and prices. These are usually free. The catch? You are likely to receive the odd email and/or sales call from the relevant spread trading company.

If you do trade then you should be aware that contracts for difference and financial spread betting do involve a significant level of risk to your capital and it is possible to lose more than your initial investment.

Where Can I Find Free Live Italy 40 Prices?

If you want to access quick live market information then you could do worse than opening an account with a spread betting company like IG Index.

Also, you don't have to trade with them, if you just open an account (which is free to do) then their data is free. The catch? You'll get the odd email or letter from them. In the example below you can also see that their free charts are also useful.

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How to Spread Bet on the Italy 40

How to Spread Bet on the Italy 40?

As with a variety of markets, you are able to spread bet on indices, such as the Italy 40, to either rise or fall.

Looking at the IGIndex spread trading website, they are showing the Italy 40 March Futures market at 21945.0 - 21955.0. This means you can spread bet on the Italy 40 market:
  • Settling higher than 21955.0, or
  • Settling lower than 21945.0
On the settlement date for this 'March' market, 18-Mar-11.

Whilst making a spread bet on the Italy 40 index you trade in £x per point. So, if you chose to invest £1 per point and the Italy 40 moves 50.0 points then that would make a difference to your bottom line of £50. £1 per point x 50.0 points = £50.

For short term trading on indices also see Indices Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Italy 40 Futures Spread Betting Example

Now, if you consider the spread of 21945.0 - 21955.0 and assume:
  • You have done your analysis of the stock markets, and
  • Your analysis leads you to feel that the Italy 40 will finish higher than 21955.0 by 18-Mar-11
Then you could decide to buy a spread bet at 21955.0 and invest, for example, £0.50 per point.

Therefore, you make a profit of £0.50 for every point that the Italy 40 index rises above 21955.0. However, such a bet also means that you will make a loss of £0.50 for every point that the Italy 40 market goes lower than 21955.0.

Looking at this from another angle, should you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are found 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.

So if, on the settlement date the Italy 40 closed higher at 22152.6, then:

Profit = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
Profit = (22152.6 - 21955.0) x £0.50 per point stake
Profit = 197.6 x £0.50 per point stake
Profit = £98.80 profit

Speculating on indices, by spread trading or otherwise, may not go to plan. With this example, you wanted the index to increase. Naturally, the index might go down.

If the Italy 40 had fallen and settled at 21779.4, you would end up making a loss and losing on this market.

Loss = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
Loss = (21779.4 - 21955.0) x £0.50 per point stake
Loss = -175.6 x £0.50 per point stake
Loss = -£87.80 loss

Note: Italy 40 March Futures spread betting price taken as of 24-Feb-11.

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'Italy 40 Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 22-Oct-14

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