William Hill Spread Betting
Where Can I Spread Bet on William Hill?
Currently, investors can trade with no brokers' fees and no commissions on William Hill, plus a range of other financial markets, with firms such as:
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A look at the latest William Hill broker ratings:
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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for William Hill?
This CFD trading chart will give readers a useful insight into the William Hill market.
The above Plus500 chart usually tracks the near-term William Hill futures price (not the daily market).
If you'd like to study spread betting charts and the current pricing for William Hill, one option is to use a spread betting account.
Also, a spreads account would let you trade on the shorter-term spot markets. Readers should note that all accounts are normally dependent on credit and status checks.
Should your account application be accepted, you can log on and see the live prices/charts. These are usually provided as part of the service, however, you're likely to get an occasional newsletter or call from the spread trading provider.
Of course, if you were to trade, remember that spread trading and CFD trading involve a high level of risk to your capital and you could lose more than your initial investment.
See below for more on advanced William Hill charts.
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Advanced Charting Packages for William Hill
Whilst the charts differ between providers, most charts generally have useful features and tools, including:
Charts provided by FinancialSpreads also include advanced features such as:
- A number of time intervals - 3 minutes, 30 minutes, 4 hours etc
- Various chart views - OHLC, line and candlestick charts
- Tools for drawing and adding features - trendlines, Fibonacci arcs, time zones and fans
Sample shares chart
- Tailored Indicators, BackTesting and Optimisation functions
- Numerous chart overlays - Ichimoku Clouds, Parabolic SAR, Wilder's Smoothing etc
- Secondary charts - Historical Volatility, RMI, Projection Bands etc
- Automated alerts when a market hits a pre-determined price
The spread trading brokers in the following list offer their clients live trading charts/prices:
Where Can I Spread Bet on William Hill for Free?
Investing does involve risk, however, if you want to try a free Practice Account, that lets you trial spread betting and access candlestick charts, please see below.
When considering which trading option might work for you, don't forget that spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from capital gains tax, stamp duty and income tax.
If you want a free spread trading website, note that you can take a view on William Hill without brokers' fees or commissions with providers like:
If you are interested in a free Demo Account where you are able to try out spread betting, and trading markets such as William Hill, then look into:
Each of these spread trading companies provide a Demo Account which lets users apply a variety of trading orders, try out trading ideas and analyse charts.
How to Spread Bet on William Hill?
If you are going to speculate on UK listed companies like William Hill then one possibility could be spread trading on the William Hill share price.
Looking at a financial spread betting site like FinancialSpreads, we can see that they are showing the William Hill Rolling Daily market at 337.0p - 338.2p. This means you can spread bet on the William Hill share price:
Increasing higher than 338.2p, or
Decreasing lower than 337.0p
Whilst financial spread trading on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, if you invested £3 per penny and the William Hill share price moves 36p then that would make a difference to your bottom line of £108. £3 per penny x 36p = £108.
Rolling Daily Equities Markets
Note that this is a Rolling Daily Market and therefore it does not have a settlement date. If a trade is still open when the markets close at the end of the day, it will stay open and roll over into the next trading session.
If your spread bet is rolled over and you are speculating that the market will:
Increase - then you will normally be charged a small financing fee, or
Decrease - then a small payment is often credited to your account
For more information see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
William Hill Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Trading Example
If we think about the spread of 337.0p - 338.2p and make the assumptions that:
Then you may go long of the market at 338.2p and risk £10 per penny.
- You've done your analysis of the markets, and
- You think the William Hill share price looks like it will go above 338.2p
With such a bet you make a profit of £10 for every penny that the William Hill shares rise higher than 338.2p. Having said that, it also means that you will make a loss of £10 for every penny that the William Hill market decreases lower than 338.2p.
Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are found by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.
If after a few days the share price started to increase then you might think about closing your trade and therefore guarantee your profits.
So if the market rose then the spread, set by the spread betting company, might move up to 351.7p - 352.9p. In order to close your spread bet you would sell at 351.7p. Accordingly, with the same £10 stake your profit would come to:
Profits (or losses) = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
Profits (or losses) = (351.7p - 338.2p) x £10 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = 13.5p x £10 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = £135.00 profit
Trading shares, whether by spread betting or otherwise, can fail to go to plan. In the above example, you had bet that the share price would rise. Naturally, it can also decrease.
If the William Hill stock fell then you might choose to close your trade in order to restrict your losses.
So if the spread fell to 326.4p - 327.6p then you would settle your position by selling at 326.4p. If so, your loss would be calculated as:
Profits (or losses) = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
Profits (or losses) = (326.4p - 338.2p) x £10 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = -11.8p x £10 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = -£118.00 loss
Note: William Hill Rolling Daily spread betting price correct as of 31-Oct-12.
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'William Hill Spread Betting' edited by DB, updated 03-Oct-17
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