Guide to Spread Betting on Rio Tinto Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live Charts & Prices
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Rio Tinto Spread Betting

Rio Tinto Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Rio Tinto?

At the moment, investors are able to trade without paying any commissions or brokers' fees on Rio Tinto through an account with any of these spread betting providers:

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Rio Tinto Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Rio Tinto broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas1938.520003.20%
15-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMacquarie1908.5220015.30%
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein2025252024.40%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas2001.52000-0.10%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein2012252025.20%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyNomura2025270033.30%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein2104.5252019.70%
03-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale205121002.40%
26-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyCanaccord Genuity1914263037.40%
19-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas185420007.90%
15-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale1810.519809.40%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBMO Capital Markets1681.5225033.80%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets1728.51500-13.20%
08-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan1834.51700-7.30%
03-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec1640.5185913.30%
19-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/AttractiveOverwt/AttractiveMorgan Stanley1685251049.00%
18-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan162817507.50%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyNomura1664270062.30%
12-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies1696.5230035.60%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas1757210019.50%
31-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue1977282642.90%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue2004283941.70%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein1906252032.20%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Overwt/AttractiveOverwt/AttractiveMorgan Stanley1869.5258038.00%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein1894252033.10%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Rio Tinto?

This interactive CFD trading chart will provide users with a helpful overview of the Rio Tinto share price.

The chart above is from Plus 500 and typically uses the Rio Tinto futures market (not the daily market).

Should you want to analyse financial spread betting prices and charts for Rio Tinto, you will normally need a financial spread betting account.

Also, a spreads account lets you trade on daily contracts. Readers should note that opening any such account is normally dependent on credit, status and suitability checks.

Should your new account be accepted then, when you log in, you will be able to study the charts and the current pricing. These are usually provided as part of the service. Having said that, you are likely to receive the occasional sales email and/or call from your chosen online spread betting company.

If you do decide to trade then, before starting, you should note that financial spread trading and CFDs do involve a high degree of risk to your capital and you may lose more than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced Rio Tinto charts.

Rio Tinto Analysis & News

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

Rio Tinto Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The UK shares are above the 20 day MA of 3537.2p and above the 50 day MA of 3554.6p.
  • Current Price(i): 3676.5p
  • Closing Price: 3710.0p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.92%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 6.82%

Long-Term RIO.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 3784.5p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 2550.1p
  • EPS(i): £2.63
  • PE Ratio(i): 14
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.932m / 3.325m
  • Market Cap(i): £67,773m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 1,843m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live RIO.L Share Price & Charts and About Rio Tinto for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
21-Nov-14 [9:56am]

Rio Tinto Benefits from Increased Price Target from BNP Paribas

With brokers raising their price targets for Rio Tinto, Johnson Matthey and TUI Travel, IG's David Madden considers some of the reasons why these stocks are in focus.

Update by David Madden, Market Analyst, IG Index
13-Oct-14 [8:47am]

Volatile Outlook for Rio Tinto as Iron Price Slumps

The mining company has seen some major moves in the share price as Chinese demand and commodity price fluctuations impact sentiment.

Despite the concerns, the dividend has continued to grow, with brokers remaining bullish of the stock and the outlook remaining fairly strong.

Update by IG Index
10-Oct-14 [2:47pm]

Rio Tinto Rejects Merger Approach from Glencore

Following a move by Glencore during the summer to seek a merger with Rio Tinto, Evan Lucas, Market Strategist, questions the potenital value and looks at why the board may have rejected it.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About Rio Tinto

Advanced Charting Packages for Rio Tinto

Although the charting packages tend to differ across the various providers, in order to assist you with your analysis, the charts often have features such as:
  • A large range of intervals e.g. 1 minute, 15 minutes, 1 day etc.
  • A variety of chart views e.g. line, candlestick and OHLC charts
  • Drawing options and tools e.g. trendlines, Fibonacci arcs, fans and time zones
The charts provided by Capital Spreads also come with more advanced aspects:
  • BackTesting tools and Tailored Indicators
  • Key overlays e.g. Parabolic SAR, Ichimoku Clouds, Envelopes etc.
  • Secondary indicator charts e.g. Momentum Percentage, Williams %R, Accumulation Distribution etc.
  • Automated alerts for when the markets reach a given level

Example equity trading chart

Rio Tinto Trading Guide - Example Chart

The financial spread betting firms in the following list offer account holders access to real time prices/charts:
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Rio Tinto for Free?

Speculating does involve risks. Having said that, if you'd like to open a free Demo Account, which lets you access trading charts and try out spread betting, please see below for more details.

In addition, spread betting, in the UK, is exempt from capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty*.

If you're interested in a free spread trading website, note that you are able to trade Rio Tinto without commissions or brokers' fees at:

Free Demo Account

If you're interested in a (free) Practice Account / Test Account where users can try online spread betting, and trading markets like the DAX 30, crude oil, GBP/USD and Rio Tinto, then you could always have a closer look at: The above spread betting firms currently offer a Test Account that allows investors to test new trading strategies, gain experience with a range of orders and check charts, including line and candlestick charts.

How to Spread Bet on Rio Tinto

How to Spread Bet on Rio Tinto?

If you are looking to speculate on firms such as Rio Tinto then one solution could be to place a spread bet on the Rio Tinto share price.

Looking at a website like, you can see that they have put the Rio Tinto Rolling Daily market at 3168.5p - 3172.0p. As a result, you can spread bet on the Rio Tinto share price:

  Rio Tinto Spread Trading Example Increasing above 3172.0p, or
  Rio Tinto Spread Betting Example Decreasing below 3168.5p

When making a spread bet on FTSE 350 equities you trade in £x per penny. As a result, should you choose to invest £4 per penny and the Rio Tinto share price changes by 33p then there would be a difference to your bottom line of £132. £4 per penny x 33p = £132.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

This is a Rolling Daily Market which means that unlike a normal spread betting futures market, there is no closing date. If you leave your position open at the end of the day, it will stay open and roll over into the next trading session.

If you do roll over a bet and you are spread betting that the market will:

  Rio Tinto Spread Betting Example Go up - then you will be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Rio Tinto Spread Betting Example Go down - then a small payment is normally credited to your account

For a more detailed example see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Rio Tinto Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Betting Example

So, if we consider the spread of 3168.5p - 3172.0p and make the assumptions:
  • You have completed your market analysis, and
  • Your research suggests that the Rio Tinto share price will move higher than 3172.0p
Then you may buy a spread bet at 3172.0p and risk, for the sake of argument, £2 per penny.

So, you win £2 for every penny that the Rio Tinto shares increase and go above 3172.0p. Nevertheless, such a bet also means that you will lose £2 for every penny that the Rio Tinto market decreases lower than 3172.0p.

Put another way, should you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

As a result, if after a few days the share price started to increase then you might think about closing your spread bet to lock in your profit. If that happened then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, could be adjusted to 3241.8p - 3245.3p. You would settle your position by selling at 3241.8p. Therefore, with the same £2 stake this trade would make you a profit of:

Profit / loss = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (3241.8p - 3172.0p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit / loss = 69.8p x £2 per penny stake
Profit / loss = £139.60 profit

Financial spread betting doesn't always work out as you would have liked. In this example, you wanted the share price to rise. However, it could fall.

If the Rio Tinto shares had started to fall then you might choose to close your position to limit your losses.

So if the spread dropped to 3108.6p - 3112.1p then you would settle your position by selling at 3108.6p. Accordingly, your loss would be:

Profit / loss = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (3108.6p - 3172.0p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -63.4p x £2 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -£126.80 loss

Note - Rio Tinto Rolling Daily spread correct as of 17-Oct-12.

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Applying Technical Analysis to Rio Tinto Shares

Below we have an older, but still useful, case study on the mining company by Shai Heffetz, InterTrader, 2-Nov-2011.

Rio Tinto is of course one of the world’s largest mining companies and one of the largest FTSE 100 companies. It mines a large variety of metals and minerals, including diamonds, gold, silver, and iron ore.

If we look at the chart below, we see that Rio Tinto is currently trading at the same price it was trading at roughly three months ago at the beginning of August 2011.

Rio Tinto Daily Candlestick Chart

Between then and the end of September, it was mainly downhill for the share. It stayed below the 28-day SMA for most of the time and, on the few occasions on which it did venture above the average, it turned around and headed south again almost immediately.

At the beginning of October, we saw a reversal of fortunes for the share. We had a number of up days in a row, causing the share price to break through the 28-day SMA.

After that, we saw a negative price correction during which the price dropped below the SMA again, but it soon recovered.

During the last week, it has broken through the 28-day SMA once again and the last two trading days saw a particularly strong effort by the bulls to push the price upwards.

Technical analysis would suggest that we are definitely in the middle of a short-term bull run. We have seen a new short term high and the SMA has also started levelling out.

Before rushing into a long trade however, keep in mind that on a yearly basis the stock has still seen a negative return of 8.6% on the shares spread betting markets.

We will probably soon see a dip in the price when traders start to take profit. Once that is over and the price resumes its upwards movement, going long becomes an attractive option.

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

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