Guide to Spread Betting on Apple with Daily Updates and Live AAPL Prices & Charts
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Apple Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Apple?

At the moment, you are able to trade Apple through an account with any of the following spread betting firms:

Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for Apple?

The following CFDs chart and prices provides a helpful overview of the Apple share price.

The above chart is from Plus 500 and usually tracks the Apple futures price (not the spot price).

Should you want to access spread betting charts and the current prices for Apple, you will probably need a spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account would let you trade on the shorter-term daily prices. Readers should note that opening an account is subject to suitability and status checks.

Should your application be approved then, after logging on, you will be able to review the real time charts and prices. Usually, these are provided for free. What's the catch? You're likely to get the occasional letter or email from the spread betting broker.

If you do decide to trade then be aware that spread betting and contracts for difference involve a high degree of risk to your capital and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit.

For more details, see Advanced Apple Trading Charts below.

Apple Analysis & News

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

Apple Share Price Update:

Falling Share Price The shares are lower than the 20-day MA of $155.84 and lower than the 50-day MA of $157.61.
  • Closing Price: $155.30
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.06%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 0.77%

Long-Term AAPL Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $164.94
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $104.08
  • EPS(i): $8.79
  • PE Ratio(i): 17.67
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.011m / 30.308m
  • Market Cap(i): $802,160m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 5,165m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live AAPL Share Price & Charts and About Apple for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
07-Aug-15 [12:39pm] Apple Stock Exiting a Triple-Top: Shares to Hit $110?

Apple has essentially moved sideways this year.

We could see a drop to $110 (and still stay in this year's range).

Update by IG Index
21-Jul-15 [3:32pm] Watch Out for Apple

Apple is due to release its financial figures for the last quarter this evening (22:00 London Time).

Whilst results are widely expected to beat Wall Street estimates, investors will be keen to get a breakdown of some of the company's key products.

Sales of the Apple Watch have reportedly experienced a significant slowdown in recent weeks, and shareholders will want to gauge the accuracy of this for themselves.

iPhone and iPad figures will also be under scrutiny, whilst recently launched products including Apple Music and Apple Pay may also be on investor's radar.

Update by ETX Capital
20-Jul-15 [11:29am] Record Apple Profit But a Rotten Watch?

Update by IG Index
22-Jun-15 [10:35am] Apple shares may be in focus after the iPhone-maker U-turned on its policy to charge artists during the 90-day trial period of its new streaming service.

They have seemingly caved in to criticism from singer Taylor Swift.

Swift's battle with market leader Spotify is clearly something Apple's PR department wish to avoid replicating, just as the company's rival music streaming service gets going.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
10-Mar-15 [12:28pm]

The New Apple Watch - Will The Stock Clock Up More Gains?

The new Apple Watch came out yesterday and the markets were not excited by it.

Interestingly IG have already brought out a spread betting and CFD app for the Apple Watch. However that app highlights the issues with size (e.g. you can trade but you can't see charts or add/update trading orders).

I'm not surprised that the markets were a little nonplussed.

My layman's view is that there is a real risk to the Apple stock. Shareholders have been waiting a long time for a new must-have product.

I expect early orders from the Apple-faithful to be healthy but I don't see the Apple Watch fitting into the must-have category.

The hope must be that a whole new range of apps for the watch make it something special.

Otherwise it will do little more than detect your increasing heartbeat as the battery runs out.

How to Trade the Apple Stock?

I have no idea. It's not a special product but Apple's sales performance and profit margins have been special for a long time.

Perhaps they know something we don't (not difficult to imagine). Perhaps their brand is strong enough to withstand an average product. Perhaps their brand takes a hit because the watch turns into a white elephant... or goes the way of Google Glass.

There are too many unknowns and for now I'm going to sit on my hands.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
09-Mar-15 [8:25pm]

Will the Watch be a Golden Delicious for Apple?

Investors are absorbing the launch of a new Apple MacBook, a cheaper Apple TV and the new Apple Watch.

However, it appears that whilst the markets liked the idea of the new slimmer MacBook, they seemed somewhat underwhelmed by the Apple Watch, as the share price slid lower after the MacBook news inspired an initial rally.

While the presentation was slick and smooth and the watch was undoubtedly impressive, it still feels very niche.

The fact that you also need an iPhone for it to work is a negative, particularly with a starting price point of $349, and with 18 hours of battery life it's yet another device that needs charging regularly.

Unfortunately, much of the potential uniqueness will be lost as a lot of the new apps for the device will either already be available on the iPhone for will be compatible.

While Apple afficionados will probably lap up the new Watch, a wider selection of consumers is likely to be more difficult to please.

Furthermore the idea of a watch reminding me to get up and walk around doesn't really appeal that much either, even though as I write this I could probably do with going for a walk around.

On the other hand, if Apple were able to combine the Watch and the iPhone into one device, that might well be a game changer, but for now that seems some way off.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
09-Mar-15 [7:16pm]

Will the Apple Watch be a 'Game Changing' Product?

With the launch of the Apple Watch, IG talk to Daniel Gleeson from IHS to about potential sales volumes and whether this will be a 'game changing' product.

Mr Gleeson suggests that Apple sorely needs this new product line as the smartphone market starts to reach saturation in the world's richer economies.

Update by IG Index
03-Mar-15 [10:21am]

Apple Shares Dip after Announcement of Samsung's New Offering

Shares of Apple closed for a second time below $130 yesterday after the release of the latest iteration of the flagship Samsung smartphone, the iPhone's biggest competitor.

The Galaxy S6 is a deliberate challenger to the iPhone 6, incorporating a more 'Premium' feel with the use of metal and glass rather than the plastic used in the S5.

Samsung typically lead Apple in technological advances but Apple arguably do them better once they catch up.

In the meantime, there is scope for Samsung to regain some recently lost market share at the expense of Apple.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
21-Oct-14 [2:17pm]

Juicy Apple Earnings

Apple's beat on top and bottom line estimates last night should help establish support above recent lows, assuming the broader market also remains stable.

The concern for investors now is that most of the good news is out there, which admittedly is a nice problem to have in reality.

Indeed, Tim Cook himself said that he expects this December to be their best on record, leaving surprise to the upside a bit harder to achieve now.

But, that said, last night confirmed that Apple are still going (very) strong.

And investors are probably going to reflect that to some extent in the price going forward, so long as the positive momentum continues.

Update by David White, Trader, Spreadex
20-Oct-14 [10:45am] Are the Apples Still Sweet?

Having just revealed it will release the iPad Air 2 in time for the Christmas holidays, the tech firm is set to report earnings today after the close.

The company started some investor-friendly measures back in June, with a 7-for-1 stock split and share buyback which has helped shares rally to a new post-split all-time high above $100.

Activist investor Carl Icahn has been pushing for another buyback, but the company's official statement response suggests that it's probably not likely this time.

Having come through 'bend-gate' relatively unscathed, focus will be on iPhone sales and whether they can offset declining iPad sales, as well as any comments from CEO Tim Cook on taking market share from the likes of embattled rival Samsung.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
07-Oct-14 [10:34am]

Can Apple Capitalise on Drop in Samsung Profits?

The US tech firm could see additional interest today after Korean rival Samsung predicted a drop in quarterly profits.

A small rise in Galaxy smartphone sales was not enough to offset increased marketing and lowered selling prices to fend off competition from Chinese rivals Xiaomi and Lenovo as well as the Apple iPhone 6.

Apple may have been a contributor to Samsung's decline, however, the increased competition in the maturing smartphone market will have to someday be a drag on iPhone sales which is Apple's biggest money-earner.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
25-Sep-14 [10:39am] A Rubber Apple?

Apple has seen chopping trading around the big round $100 number.

Even though we saw record first weekend sales for the new iPhone 6, problems with the new iOS in combination with the 'bendable' iPhone 6 Plus may apply some downward pressure to the stock.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
22-Sep-14 [3:47pm] A Whole Bushel of iPhones

Expectations have been exceeded for the new model of iPhone sales after Apple sold more than 10m iPhone 6 models in the first weekend after its release.

The iPhone is Apple's biggest earner and iPad sales have been tapering off, so the news is good for future profitability.

Update by Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst, CMC Markets
09-Sep-14 [6:23pm]

What to Expect from the Latest Apple Product Launch

The tech firm is facing high expectations from its upcoming launch, IG takes a look at what may be on the way and what issues they are facing.

Update by IG Index
09-Sep-14 [9:55am]

Will iPhone 6 Launch Live Up to Apple's Own Hype?

The tech firm has had a number of press events over the years but the anticipation around this one is probably more palpable given remarks earlier this year by Apple VP Eddie Cue that the company had the most exciting pipeline in 25 years.

This has inevitably raised expectations about today's announcement, with the share price already 33% higher since those comments were made.

Given last week's launch of a new Samsung phone, any disappointment from today's announcement could well place fresh downward pressure on the share price after the sharp sell-off on the back of the negative publicity surrounding iCloud security issues.

There is also a great deal of anticipation about the announcement of a wearable device, or iWatch, tied in with fitness apps, and investors will be looking for signs of progress here, as well as a mobile payments platform.

Security Concerns at the Forefront of NFC

Mobile payments, or NFC, are likely to be of particular interest given Apple's security problems last week.

Given the increasing amount of user data being uploaded into the cloud, Apple needs to prove and reassure that it will treat its user's data with a lot more care than has so far been the case.

In an increasingly hostile environment, web and data security is likely to grow in importance and Apple needs to show that it has its client's best interests at heart in this regard.

It's also been two years since we saw an iPad update, so we might get some detail on potential upgrades here as well.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
02-Sep-14 [10:15am]

Cloud Security Brings Apple into Focus

The tech firm is at the centre of some unwelcome headlines on reports that it its on-line storage service iCloud has been hacked, with the details of some well-known celebrities being leaked on line.

This has inevitably raised concerns about the resilience and security of the company's online storage service and is really bad timing ahead of its product launch on 9 September.

The events should also raise serious questions about other similar on-line storage services in the cloud, like Microsoft's One Drive for example, given that users should be entitled to expect a higher standard of security.

This episode may shake user's trust in cloud based storage systems.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
23-Apr-14 [11:51am] Apple Shares Trade at Favourable P/E Ratio

The recent sell-off in technology shares appears to have passed Apple by despite the fact that the market appears to have fallen out of love with one of the biggest cash generators on the S&P 500.

Recent share price performance has been lacklustre at best, despite some pretty compelling fundamentals when compared to the rest of the sector.

This could well change if investors start to look more at the underlying fundamentals and focus less on the headline noise driven by some of the more daft valuations that seem to be prevalent in the technology sector at the moment.

Apple trades on a forward P/E of 12.5 which compares very favourably to some of the technology stocks that investors seem to have a penchant for right now.

It also generates an awful lot of cash and investors will no doubt be looking at what the company intends to do with that cash given recent buybacks, as well as any clues as to what it has in store over the course of the next few months with respect to potential new products like the iPhone 6.

Facebook for example has a forward P/E of 50, while Google who disappointed the markets last week has a forward P/E on its 'A' shares of 20.3.

Was Sell Off Justified After Lowering Q2 Expectations?

When Apple updated the market in Q1, investors took fright when expectations of Q2 were downgraded which saw the stock drop 8% when it opened the following day.

That last trading update saw a record number of iPhones sold at 51m, while the number of iPads sold came in at 26m, which suggests a bit of an over-reaction.

Spread Betting on Technology SharesThe share price drop occurred because the company downgraded its forecast for revenues from $46bn to $44bn which is still pretty good.

Tonight we will see whether or not this caution was justified, even if the share price drop seemed excessive at the time, and still seems so even now.

Investors were disappointed at the downgrade to Q2, given the company had only recently signed an agreement with China Mobile to sell iPhones in China.

This had raised expectations that the company would be more bullish about revenue growth in the second quarter and the remainder of the year.

China Mobile Results Invite Caution

It would seem that Apple was right to be cautious if this week's results from China Mobile are any indication, given that the Chinese economy appears to be struggling at the moment.

Lowballing revenue estimates appears to be a popular past time for companies worried about revenue and profit slowdowns.

Since Apple signed that agreement shares in China Mobile have lost about 10% of their value as quarterly revenues have declined on the back of rising subsidies to shift Apple's devices across their network.

The key things to watch out for are any signs of a slowdown in iPhone and iPad sales, with expectations of around 38m iPhone units sold, and whether the new lower spec models have started to eat into the revenues from the higher spec models.

An announcement about the new iPhone 6 could well also help assuage market concern about a lacklustre product pipeline.

Whatever happens, revenues are likely to be much lower than Q1 simply because Q1 took in the Christmas trading period which always tends to outperform.

The key takeaway is likely to be how the company assesses its performance over the remainder of the year.

Any disappointment could well see the share price test a key support level near the $510 level, as well as this year's low point which occurred after the previous downgrade to the company's outlook.

Update by Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets
19-Feb-14 [12:31pm]

Mine's Bigger than Yours

According to Re/code, which has 'cited' unidentified Taipei-based suppliers, Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 in 3Q.

The tech firm will also introduce a trial model with a 5.6-inch screen with 'sapphire glass'. Having said that, we have heard other reports that the iPhone 6 will get a 4.7 inch display.

The iPhone 4s has a 3.5 inch display and iPhone 5 has a 4 inch display. With Samsungs often having a larger 4.7 inch display, it looks like Apple is trying to compete on size.

Whatever they are doing, it will feel like salad days again for the Apple peripherals companies.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
29-Jan-14 [2:15pm]

Bitter Numbers for Apple Shareholders

Apple have just reported record quarterly earnings but yesterday the Apple stock closed down -7.99% at $506.50.

There's already been quite a bit of debate on the latest Apple earnings report for Q1 and, despite the near 8% fall, the shares are still well above the 19 April 2013 low of $385.10.

Here, we gather up the data to give investors a clearer view, particularly when it comes to Apple's declining market share.

In their Q1 report, Apple:
  • Beat Q1 expectations for both revenue and profit
  • Had record quarterly revenues, Q1 revenues were $57.6bn vs $54.5bn expected and $47.8bn in Q1 2012
  • Reported Q1 EPS at $14.50 vs $14.07 expected and $13.81 a year earlier
  • Revised its Q2 revenue outlook down from $46bn to $42-$44bn
  • Forecast Q2 gross margin to be 37%-38%
  • Sold 51m iPhones in Q1, 55m expected
  • Sold 26m iPads during the quarter vs 22.9m in the previous year
  • Declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share

Smartphone Sales Volumes

According to International Data Corp, by the number of smartphones sold, Samsung shifted 31.3% of all phones in 2013, up from 30.3% in 2012.

Apple lost market share, selling only 15.3% of all smartphones in 2013, compared with 18.7% in 2012.

Table Showing 2013 vs 2012 Smartphone Sales Volumes

Company 2013 Shipment Volumes (m) 2013 Market Share 2012 Shipment Volumes (m) 2012 Market Share
Samsung 313.9 31.30% 219.7 30.30%
Apple 153.4 15.30% 135.9 18.70%
Huawei 48.8 4.90% 29.1 4.00%
LG 47.7 4.80% 26.3 3.60%
Lenovo 45.5 4.50% 23.7 3.30%
Others 394.9 39.30% 290.5 40.10%
Total 1,004.20 100.00% 725.3 100.00%

The Death of the iPod

Apple sold 6m MP3 players in Q1 2013, a 52% fall on Q1 2012. iPod revenues were $0.97bn for Q1 2013.

According to Apple, "We expect our traditional MP3 players to decline over time as we cannibalize ourselves with the iPod Touch and the iPhone". has taken a closer look at the decline of the iPod.

This article also gives an interesting chart on iPhone v iPad v iPhone sales since 2010.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
15-Oct-13 [12:34pm]

Extended Apple Trading Hours

IG's new trading hours for Apple are now 9am to 1am (Mon to Thur) and 9am to 10pm (Fri), London time.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Apple

iPhone and iPad Spread Betting Apps

If you are more interested in spread betting using Apple-based apps rather than actually trading the Apple share price, please see:

Technical Charting Packages for Apple Shares

Whilst the charts tend to differ between providers, to aid your analysis, they usually have handy features, including:
  • A large range of intervals e.g. 5 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours etc.
  • Various displays e.g. line and candle charts
  • Tools for drawing and adding features e.g. Fibonacci Retracements and Trendlines

The charts from Financial Spreads also offer more advanced features like:
  • Tailored Indicators and Back Testing tools
  • Key technical overlays e.g. Ichimoku Clouds, Parabolic SAR, Price Channels etc.
  • Over 30 secondary charts e.g. Relative Strength Index (RSI), Chaikin's Volatility, Projection Oscillator etc.
  • Customised alerts when the markets hit a particular price

Sample chart from Financial Spreads

Apple Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following firms offer account holders real time prices/charts:
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Apple for Free?

Investing does involve risks, but if you want to open an entirely free Test Account, that lets you try out financial spread betting, see below for further details.

Furthermore, don't forget that financial spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from stamp duty, capital gains tax and income tax.

If you're trying to find a free trading platform, you should keep in mind that investors can take a position on Apple without having to pay any brokers' fees via providers like:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a (free) Demo Account / Test Account that allows users to trial spread betting, and speculating on markets such as Apple, then have a closer look at: All of the above spread trading companies currently offer a Practice Account that investors can use to study charts, practice with a range of trading orders and try out ideas.

How to Spread Bet on Apple

How to Spread Bet on Apple?

If an investor is looking to speculate on US companies such as Apple then one solution could be spread trading on the Apple share price.

Looking at a spread trading platform like Financial Spreads, you can see that they have priced the Apple Rolling Daily market at $452.59 - $453.20. This means an investor could spread bet on the Apple shares:

  Apple Trading Example Going higher than $453.20, or
  Apple Spread Betting Example Going lower than $452.59

Whilst spread betting on S&P 500 shares you trade in £x per cent. As a result, if you decided to invest £4 per cent and the Apple share price changes by $0.23 then there would be a difference to your profits (or losses) of £92. £4 per cent x $0.23 = £92.

You can also spread bet on this market in Euros or Dollars, e.g. €x per cent.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore there is no settlement date for this market. If you leave your position open at the end of the day, it just rolls over into the next session.

Should your position roll over, if you are speculating that the market will:

  Apple Spread Betting Example Increase - then you normally pay a small overnight financing fee, or
  Apple Spread Betting Example Decrease - then a small payment will usually be credited to your account

To find out more about Rolling Daily Markets read our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Apple Rolling Daily - US Shares Spread Betting Example

If you take the spread of $452.59 - $453.20 and make the assumptions that:
  • You've completed your analysis of the stock markets, and
  • Your analysis suggests that the Apple shares are likely to go higher than $453.20
Then you may buy a spread bet at $453.20 for a stake of £0.2 per cent.

With such a spread bet you make a profit of £0.2 for every cent that the Apple shares increase and move above $453.20. Nevertheless, you will make a loss of £0.2 for every cent that the Apple market goes below $453.20.

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

If after a few sessions the share price started to increase then you might think about closing your trade in order to lock in your profit. As an example, if the market increased then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to $459.09 - $459.70. In order to close your trade you would sell at $459.09. Accordingly, with the same £0.2 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Your Profit / loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your Profit / loss = ($459.09 - $453.20) x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = $5.89 x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = 589¢ x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = £117.80 profit

Speculating on shares, whether by spread trading or otherwise, can go against you. With this example, you wanted the share price to rise. Nevertheless, it could decrease.

If the Apple shares decreased, contrary to your expectations, then you might choose to close your spread bet in order to limit your losses.

So if the market dropped to $447.76 - $448.37 then this means you would settle your position by selling at $447.76. As a result, your loss would be:

Your Profit / loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your Profit / loss = ($447.76 - $453.20) x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -$5.44 x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -544¢ x £0.2 per cent stake
Your Profit / loss = -£108.80 loss

Note: Apple Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 06-Feb-13.

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

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