Australia 200 Stock Market Spread Betting Guide (ASX 200)
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Australia 200 Spread Betting

Australia 200 Spread Betting



Where Can I Spread Bet on the Australia 200?


Investors can spread bet on the Australia 200, and an array of other international markets, with:


Australian Stock Market Trading Updates


Date Trading Update
09-Oct-17 [11:18am]

ASX 200 Futures Update

  • The ASX 200 is currently trading at 5,723.
  • In the last session, the market closed 37pts (0.65%) higher at 5,726.
30 Minute Analysis

Neutral Stock Market The stock market index is trading lower than the 20 period MA of 5,726 and higher than the 50 period MA of 5,704.

1 Day Analysis

Rising Stock Market The stock market index is currently higher than the 20DMA of 5,684 and higher than the 50DMA of 5,694.

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial
19-Jun-15 [9:03am]

The Morning Market Update



The ASX 200 is looking more bullish and could be trading in a new range.

GBP/JPY is seeing some interesting moves. There has been a large spike through resistance and there could be another move higher.

For a look at the DAX and the 10% correction that is has seen, skip to 12mins 30.

The DAX chart is certainly looking weak on a technical level.



Update by IG Index

» For more see Stock Market Trading News & Analysis.

Readers please note:


Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the Australia 200?


The following CFDs chart and prices offers a useful guide to the main Australia 200 index.


The above chart is provided by Plus500 and typically tracks the Australian futures market and not the spot market.

For real time spread betting prices and charts, you could use a spread betting account.

A spreads account would also give you access to the shorter-term daily prices. Please note that opening an account is subject to suitability and status checks.

If you do decide to trade, remember that financial spread trading and contracts for difference do involve a high level of risk to your funds and can result in you losing more than your initial deposit.

Advert: Australian Stock Market Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
You can spread bet on the Australia 200 with Financial Spreads.


Where Can I Spread Bet on the Australia 200 for Free?


Investing in the financial markets involves an element of risk, but if you want to open a (free) Demo Account, where you can try spread trading, then please see below.

When deciding which investment option might work for you, don't forget that, in the UK, financial spread betting is tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from capital gains tax, stamp duty and income tax.

If you're trying to find a low cost stock market trading website then keep in mind that investors are able to take a view on the Australia 200 without having to pay any brokers' fees with:

Free Demo Account


If you're interested in a virtual money Demo Account / Practice Account that allows you to get to grips with online spread betting, including trading markets like AUD/USD, gold and the Australia 200, then have a closer look at: All of the above spread betting firms offer a risk free Demo Account that lets investors use charts, test trading ideas and gain experience with a host of trading orders.


How to Spread Bet on the Australia 200

How to Spread Bet on the Australia 200?


As with many of the world's financial markets, an investor can spread bet on stock market indices, like the Australia 200, to go up or down.

Logging onto InterTrader, we can see they are pricing the Australia 200 Rolling Daily market at 4345.5 - 4348.5. As a result, you could spread bet on the Australia 200 index:

  Australia 200 Spread Trading Example Increasing higher than 4348.5, or
  Australia 200 Trading Example Decreasing lower than 4345.5

When spread trading on the Australia 200 index you trade in x per point. So, should you choose to risk 3 per point and the Australia 200 moves 21 points then there would be a difference to your profit/loss of 63. 3 per point x 21 points = 63.

Rolling Daily Index Markets

Note that this is a Rolling Daily Market and therefore there is no set settlement date for this market. If your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over to the next trading session.

If a position is rolled over and you are speculating on the market to:

  Australia 200 Trading Example Rise - then you would normally pay a small financing fee, or
  Australia 200 Trading Example Fall - then you'll normally receive a small credit to your account

For a fully worked example see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.


Australia 200 Trading Example 1


So, if you think about the spread of 4345.5 - 4348.5 and assume:
  • You have completed your analysis, and
  • It leads you to think that the Australia 200 index will rise higher than 4348.5
Then you might decide to buy a spread bet at 4348.5 for a stake of, for the sake of argument, 3 per point.

With this trade you gain 3 for every point that the Australia 200 index increases above 4348.5. Nevertheless, such a bet also means that you will make a loss of 3 for every point that the Australia 200 market falls below 4348.5.

Considering this from another angle, should you buy a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.

If after a few sessions the market started to rise you might decide to close your position so that you can guarantee your profit.

So if the Australian stock market increased then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, could be adjusted to 4385.5 - 4388.5. You would close your trade by selling at 4385.5. As a result, with the same 3 stake this trade would result in a profit of:

Profit = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (4385.5 - 4348.5) x 3 per point stake
Profit = 37.0 x 3 per point stake
Profit = 111.00 profit

Spread betting doesn't always work out as you would have liked. In the above example, you wanted the Australian index to increase. Nevertheless, the index can also fall.

If the Australia 200 market fell then you could choose to close your position in order to restrict your losses.

If the market dropped to 4306.1 - 4309.1 then you would close your spread bet by selling at 4306.1. Therefore, you would make a loss of:

Loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (4306.1 - 4348.5) x 3 per point stake
Loss = -42.4 x 3 per point stake
Loss = -127.20 loss

Note: Australia 200 Rolling Daily spread betting price taken as of 15-Nov-12.


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How to Spread Bet on the ASX 200

How to Spread Bet on the ASX 200 - Example 2


Looking at a financial spread betting site like Tradefair, we can see that they are currently offering the ASX 200 Rolling Daily market at 4339.5 - 4342.5. Therefore, an investor could spread trade on the ASX 200 market:

  ASX 200 Spread Trading Example Increasing above 4342.5, or
  ASX 200 Spread Betting Example Decreasing below 4339.5

Whilst spread trading on the ASX 200 index you trade in x per point. So, if you staked 5 per point and the ASX 200 moves 38 points then that would change your P&L by 190. 5 per point x 38 points = 190.

If you think about the above spread of 4339.5 - 4342.5 and make the assumptions that:
  • You have done your analysis of the indices markets, and
  • You feel that the ASX 200 index will push higher than 4342.5
Then you could go long of the market at 4342.5 and risk, for the sake of argument, 2 per point.

So, you gain 2 for every point that the ASX 200 index rises above 4342.5. Conversely, however, it also means that you will make a loss of 2 for every point that the ASX 200 market moves below 4342.5.

Considering this from another angle, should 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 market at. You then multiply that difference in price by your stake.

As a result, if after a few sessions the Australian stock market started to increase then you might think about closing your spread bet so that you can secure your profit.

Taking this a step further, if the market rose then the spread, set by the spreads firm, might be adjusted to 4409.8 - 4412.8. You would close your spread bet by selling at 4409.8. So, with the same 2 stake your profit would come to:

Profit = (Closing Value - Initial Value) x stake
Profit = (4409.8 - 4342.5) x 2 per point stake
Profit = 67.3 x 2 per point stake
Profit = 134.60 profit

Speculating on indices, by spread betting or otherwise, is not easy. In this example, you wanted the Australian index to rise. However, it can also go down.

If the ASX 200 index weakened, against your expectations, then you might choose to close your spread bet to stop any further losses.

If the spread fell to 4282.8 - 4285.8 then this means you would close your spread bet by selling at 4282.8. As a result, your loss would be:

Loss = (Closing Value - Initial Value) x stake
Loss = (4282.8 - 4342.5) x 2 per point stake
Loss = -59.7 x 2 per point stake
Loss = -119.40 loss

Note: ASX 200 Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 26-Sep-12.


Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the Australia 200?


Should you want to look at live trading charts/prices for the Australia 200, you might need a spread betting account. Readers should note that opening a spreads account is normally dependent on suitability and status checks.

If your account application is approved then you will be able to log on and look at the prices and charts. These are usually provided as part of the service, however, you'll probably receive the occasional email and/or call from your financial spread betting firm.

If you do spread bet, be aware that spread betting does involve a high level of risk to your capital and losses could exceed your initial investment.

Despite the fact that charts can differ across the various platforms, to help your trading decisions, they generally have handy tools and features, including:
  • Indicators e.g. Exponential Moving Average, Parabolic SAR, Average Directional Index etc.
  • Various displays e.g. line, bar and candlestick charts
  • A wide range of time intervals e.g. 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours, 1 day etc.
  • Drawing options and features e.g. Trendlines, Fibonacci Fans, Time Zones and Arcs
Charts from Financial Spreads also offer more advanced aspects, including:
  • Email alerts that trigger when the markets reach a certain price
  • BackTesting tools

Australia 200 Candlestick Chart

Australia 200 Trading Guide - Example Chart


The spread betting firms in the list below give account holders charts and live prices:

Advert: Australian Stock Market Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
You can spread bet on the Australia 200 with Financial Spreads.


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'Australian Stock Market Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 09-Oct-17

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