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AUD/CAD Spread Betting Guide

AUD/CAD Spread Betting



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Date Trading Update
09-Oct-17 [12:48pm]

AUD/CAD Daily Trading Update

  • AUD/CAD is currently trading at C$0.97286.
  • At the end of the last session, the market closed C$0.00275 (0.28%) higher at C$0.97495.
30 Minute Analysis

Falling Forex Pair The FX market is currently lower than the 20 period MA of C$0.97316 and lower than the 50 period MA of C$0.97389.

1 Day Analysis

Falling Forex Pair The forex market is lower than the 20 DMA of C$0.97857 and lower than the 50 DMA of C$0.98436.

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial

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Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for AUD/CAD?


The CFDs chart below offers readers a handy look at the AUD/CAD pair.


The above chart, provided by Plus 500, normally shows the AUD/CAD futures price (not the spot price).

If you want to study financial spread betting charts and prices for AUD/CAD, you generally require a financial spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account will let you access daily prices. Please note that all such accounts are subject to status and suitability checks.

If your application is accepted then, once logged on, you will be able to study the real-time prices and charts. On most platforms, these will be free. The catch is that you'll probably get an occasional call or email from the relevant online spread betting provider.

Of course, if you decide to trade, be aware that financial spread betting and CFDs do involve a significant level of risk and you may lose more than your initial investment.

Technical Charting Packages for AUD/CAD


Despite the fact that the charts normally vary between firms, in order to help your technical analysis, the charts usually come with useful features such as:
  • A number of different time periods - 2 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 day and so on
  • Different display options - OHLC, line and candlestick charts
  • Drawing features - Fibonacci arcs, time zones and fans

Charts provided by InterTrader also include advanced features such as:
  • BackTesting, Customisable Indicators and Optimisation functions
  • Important overlays - EMA, Ichimoku Cloud, Envelopes and so on
  • A selection of indicators - True Strength Index, Williams %R, Accumulation Distribution and so on
  • Automatic email notifications for when your chosen market reaches a certain price

Sample forex market trading chart

AUD/CAD Trading Guide - Example Chart


The following spread trading brokers provide clients with real-time charts and prices:
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Where Can I Spread Bet on AUD/CAD for Free?


Trading always includes a degree of risk, but if you'd like to try an entirely free Demo Account, where you can look at professional level charts and try spread trading, then see below for more details.

When looking at which trading option is right for you, don't forget that, in the UK, financial spread betting is currently exempt from tax*.

If you're trying to find a free spread trading site then you should keep in mind that investors can take a view on AUD/CAD without paying any brokers' fees or commissions with:

Free Demo Account


If you're looking for a (free) virtual money Test Account in order to get a better feel for financial spread betting, and speculating on markets like the FTSE 100, USD/JPY, EUR/USD and AUD/CAD, then you could always look at: All of the above companies provide a risk free Test Account that lets users access professional charts, test new trading ideas and apply a host of orders, e.g. guaranteed stop losses and stop losses.


How to Spread Bet on AUD/CAD

How to Spread Bet on AUD/CAD?


As with a wide variety of global financial markets, it is possible to speculate on forex rates, like AUD/CAD, to either increase or decrease.

Logging onto InterTrader, you can see that they have priced the AUD/CAD Rolling Daily market at C$1.01462 - C$1.01522. As a result, an investor could put a spread bet on the AUD/CAD rate:

  AUD/CAD Spread Betting Example Increasing above C$1.01522, or
  AUD/CAD Spread Trading Example Decreasing below C$1.01462

When financial spread betting on AUD/CAD you trade in x per point where a point is C$0.00010 of the pairs movement. As a result, if you chose to risk 3 per point and AUD/CAD moves 39.0 points then there would be a difference to your P&L of 117. 3 per point x C$0.00390 = 3 per point x 39.0 points = 117.

Rolling Daily FX Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so unlike a futures market, there is no settlement date. If you leave your position open at the end of the day, it simply keeps rolling over into the next day.

Should your forex trade roll over then you are usually charged a small overnight financing fee. Our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting goes into more detail about Rolling Daily Markets and includes a fully worked example.


AUD/CAD Trading Example 1


Now, if we consider the spread of C$1.01462 - C$1.01522 and assume that:
  • You've completed your research, and
  • Your research leads you to think that the AUD/CAD market will increase and go above C$1.01522
Then you could choose to go long of the market at C$1.01522 and invest 3 per point.

So, you win 3 for every point (C$0.00010) that the AUD/CAD pair rises higher than C$1.01522. Nevertheless, you will lose 3 for every point that the AUD/CAD market decreases lower than C$1.01522.

Looking at this from another angle, if you buy a spread bet then your profit/loss is calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.

If after a few hours the forex rate started to rise you might decide to close your trade so that you can lock in your profit.

So if the market moved up then the spread, set by the spread betting company, might move up to C$1.01979 - C$1.02039. To close your trade you would sell at C$1.01979. Accordingly, with the same 3 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Profit / loss = (Final Value - Initial Value) x stake
Profit / loss = (C$1.01979 - C$1.01522) x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = C$0.00457 x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = 45.7 points x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = 137.10 profit

Trading forex, by spread betting or otherwise, can work against you. In the above example, you wanted the FX pair to increase. However, the currency rate could fall.

If the AUD/CAD rate weakened, against your expectations, then you could choose to close your position to stop any further losses.

So if the spread dropped to C$1.01014 - C$1.01074 then this means you would close your spread bet by selling at C$1.01014. If so, your loss would be calculated as:

Profit / loss = (Final Value - Initial Value) x stake
Profit / loss = (C$1.01014 - C$1.01522) x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = -C$0.00508 x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = -50.8 points x 3 per point stake
Profit / loss = -152.40 loss

Note: AUD/CAD Rolling Daily currency market taken as of 11-Sep-12.


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How to Spread Bet on Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar

How to Spread Bet on Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar - Example 2


Looking at a spread betting platform like FinancialSpreads.com, you can see they are pricing the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar Rolling Daily market at C$1.01763 - C$1.01823. Therefore, you can put a spread bet on the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar pair:

  Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar Trading Example Moving higher than C$1.01823, or
  Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar Spread Trading Example Moving lower than C$1.01763

When financial spread betting on Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar you trade in x per point where a point is C$0.00010 of the pairs movement. So, should you decide to invest 2 per point and Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar moves 31.0 points then that would change your profits (or losses) by 62. 2 per point x C$0.00310 = 2 per point x 31.0 points = 62.

Now, if we take the above spread of C$1.01763 - C$1.01823 and make the assumptions:
  • You have completed your analysis of the markets, and
  • Your research leads you to think the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar rate will increase and move above C$1.01823
Then you might go long of the market at C$1.01823 and invest, lets say, 4 per point.

This means that you win 4 for every point (C$0.00010) that the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar rate rises higher than C$1.01823. Of course, it also means that you will lose 4 for every point that the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar market decreases lower than C$1.01823.

Looking at this from another angle, if you were to Buy a spread bet then your profit/loss is worked out 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 the stake.

If after a few sessions the forex pair moved higher then you might want to close your trade so that you can guarantee your profit.

So if the market moved up then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to C$1.02118 - C$1.02178. To close your trade you would sell at C$1.02118. Accordingly, with the same 4 stake this trade would result in a profit of:

Profit / loss = (Settlement Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (C$1.02118 - C$1.01823) x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = C$0.00295 x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = 29.5 points x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = 118.00 profit

Speculating on forex, by spread trading or otherwise, is not straightforward. In the above example, you had bet that the forex pair would increase. However, the FX rate could go down.

If the Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar market began to drop then you could choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.

Should the market drop to C$1.01487 - C$1.01547 then you would settle your spread bet by selling at C$1.01487. So your loss would be calculated as:

Profit / loss = (Settlement Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit / loss = (C$1.01487 - C$1.01823) x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = -C$0.00336 x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = -33.6 points x 4 per point stake
Profit / loss = -134.40 loss

Note: Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar Rolling Daily spread betting price accurate as of 18-Sep-12.


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'AUD/CAD Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 09-Oct-17

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