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Spread Betting Prices

Spread Betting Prices

Above, indicative prices from InterTrader


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Where to Find Live Spread Betting Prices


If you open a spread betting account† with any of the following companies they will let you access their live spread betting prices.

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† Note that accounts are subject to terms and conditions. Its normally free to open a spread betting account and to access the real-time prices however if you trade then please be aware of the risks.

Spread betting is a leveraged product and carries a high level of risk. You may lose more than your initial investment. Ensure that spread betting matches your investment needs as it might not be appropriate for all classes of investor. Only speculate with funds that you can afford to lose. Make sure that you are fully aware of the risks that are involved and obtain independent financial advice if necessary.


24 Hour Spread Betting Prices


If you are looking for 24 hour spread betting then you should be aware that firms like Financial Spreads currently offer a wide range of spread bets on many of the major markets from Sunday evening all the way through to Friday evening. For more details see 24 Hour Spread Betting.



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How Spread Betting Prices Work on Indices


Using Spread Betting Prices to Trade the Dow Jones Dow Jones Index Example

As with many financial markets, you are able to speculate on indices, like the Dow Jones, to rise or fall.

Looking at a spread betting website like InterTrader, you can see they are currently pricing the Dow Jones Rolling Daily market at 13153.0 - 13154.0. As a result, an investor can spread bet on the Dow Jones market:

  Dow Jones Trading Example Going higher than 13154.0, or
  Dow Jones Spread Betting Example Going lower than 13153.0

When making a spread bet on the Dow Jones index you trade in x per point. So, if you chose to risk 2 per point and the Dow Jones moves 36 points then that would change your P&L by 72. 2 per point x 36 points = 72.

Rolling Daily Index Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore 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 just rolls over into the next day.

If your trade does roll over and you are speculating on the market to:

  Dow Jones Spread Betting Example Move higher - then you usually pay a small overnight financing fee, or
  Dow Jones Spread Betting Example Move lower - then you'll usually receive a small credit to your account

Our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting goes into more detail about Rolling Daily Markets and includes a fully worked example.


Dow Jones Rolling Daily - Indices Spread Betting Example


Now, if you consider the above spread of 13153.0 - 13154.0 and make the assumptions:
  • You've done your stock market analysis, and
  • Your analysis leads you to feel that the Dow Jones index will increase and move higher than 13154.0
Then you could decide that you want to buy at 13154.0 for a stake of 4 per point.

So, you win 4 for every point that the Dow Jones index pushes above 13154.0. Conversely, however, it also means that you will lose 4 for every point that the Dow Jones market moves lower than 13154.0.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you buy a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.

With this in mind, if after a few sessions the index started to increase then you might want to close your trade and therefore lock in your profits.

So if the market rose then the spread, set by the spread betting company, might move up to 13183.6 - 13184.6. In order to close your spread bet you would sell at 13183.6. As a result, with the same 4 stake this trade would make you a profit of:

Profit = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (13183.6 - 13154.0) x 4 per point stake
Profit = 29.6 x 4 per point stake
Profit = 118.40 profit

Financial spread trading doesn't always go to plan. With the above, you had bet that the index would rise. Naturally, it can also fall.

If the Dow Jones index began to drop then you could choose to close your trade in order to restrict your losses.

So if the spread pulled back to 13127.7 - 13128.7 you would close your spread bet by selling at 13127.7. As a result, your loss would be:

Loss = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (13127.7 - 13154.0) x 4 per point stake
Loss = -26.3 x 4 per point stake
Loss = -105.20 loss

Note: Dow Jones Rolling Daily market correct as of 25-Oct-12.



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How Spread Betting Prices Work on Shares


Using Spread Betting Prices to Trade Shares Lloyds Bank Example

Should an investor want to invest in firms such as Lloyds Bank then one solution is to spread trade on the Lloyds Bank share price.

Looking at a website like Tradefair, we can see they are pricing the Lloyds Bank Rolling Daily market at 41.3p - 41.6p. As a result, an investor can spread trade on the Lloyds Bank shares:

  Lloyds Bank Trading Example Moving higher than 41.6p, or
  Lloyds Bank Spread Trading Example Moving lower than 41.3p

Whilst financial spread betting on UK equities you trade in x per penny. As a result, if your stake was 3 per penny and the Lloyds Bank share price changes by 24p then that would make a difference to your bottom line of 72. 3 per penny x 24p = 72.

Note: As with the Dow Jones example above, this is a Rolling Daily market (see above for details).


Lloyds Bank Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Trading Example


So, if we take the spread of 41.3p - 41.6p and make the assumptions:
  • You have completed your market research, and
  • Your analysis suggests that the Lloyds Bank share price will rise above 41.6p
Then you might decide to buy at 41.6p for a stake of, lets say, 25 per penny.

This means that you make a profit of 25 for every penny that the Lloyds Bank shares go higher than 41.6p. Of course, such a bet also means that you will lose 25 for every penny that the Lloyds Bank market falls lower than 41.6p.

Looking at this from another angle, if you Buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are worked out by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

If after a few sessions the stock started to rise you might decide to close your spread bet in order to secure your profit. As an example, should the market rise, the spread, set by the spread trading firm, might move up to 45.3p - 45.6p. You would close your position by selling at 45.3p. Accordingly, with the same 25 stake you would calculate your profit as:

Your profit / loss = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your profit / loss = (45.3p - 41.6p) x 25 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = 3.7p x 25 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = 92.50 profit

Trading equities, whether by spread trading or otherwise, is not always easy. With this example, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, it could decrease.

If the Lloyds Bank shares had started to drop then you might decide to settle/close your position in order to restrict your losses.

Should the market fall back to 37.2p - 37.5p then you would sell back your position at 37.2p. If so, your loss would be calculated as:

Your profit / loss = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your profit / loss = (37.2p - 41.6p) x 25 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = -4.4p x 25 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = -110.00 loss

Note: Lloyds Bank Rolling Daily spread betting price correct as of 25-Oct-12.


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'Spread Betting Prices' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 22-Feb-17

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