Guide to Spread Betting on Berkshire Hathaway with Daily Updates and Live BRK Prices & Charts
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Berkshire Hathaway Spread Betting Guide

Berkshire Hathaway Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Berkshire Hathaway?

You can currently take a position on Berkshire Hathaway with a number of spread betting firms:

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Berkshire Hathaway?

The CFD trading chart below offers you a nice guide to the Berkshire Hathaway market.

The Plus 500 chart that we use above typically follows the underlying Berkshire Hathaway futures price.

To review spread betting prices and live charts for Berkshire Hathaway, you will generally need a spread betting account.

Also, a spreads account would let you trade on short term daily markets. Readers should note that such accounts are normally dependent on status, suitability and credit checks.

Should your new account be accepted then you can log on and analyse the real time charts/prices. Usually, these are provided as part of the service. The catch is that you could get an occasional sales call or email from your spread betting provider.

If you do decide to trade then you should be aware that spread trading and contracts for difference involve a high degree of risk and can result in losses that are greater than your initial deposit.

For more details, see Advanced Berkshire Hathaway Trading Charts below.

Berkshire Hathaway Analysis & News

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

Berkshire Hathaway Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The US equity is trading higher than the 20-DMA of $182.64 and higher than the 50-DMA of $179.73.
  • Closing Price: $187.43
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.17%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.24%

Long-Term BRK.B Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $188.04
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $141.92
  • EPS(i): $13,262.31
  • PE Ratio(i): 0.01
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.000m / 3.284m
  • Market Cap(i): $462,267m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 2,466m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live BRK.B Share Price & Charts and About Berkshire Hathaway for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
15-Aug-14 [10:31am]

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Top $200,000

With Warren Buffet's investment fund reaching a milestone price for its Class A shares, IG considers whether it can continue to rise.

Update by IG Index
19-Feb-14 [12:31pm]

Taking Liberties

Berkshire Hathaway has taken a relatively small $246m stake in Liberty Global (LBTYA).

Some investors aren't fans of Liberty Global but the LBTYA share price saw a nice 4.7% spike from Friday's close of $83.60 to yesterday's close of $87.51.

The news has had little impact on the BRK.B share price.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Berkshire Hathaway

Advanced Charting Packages for Berkshire Hathaway

Despite the fact that the specific charting packages normally differ between providers, to help you with your trading, the charts generally come with user friendly tools that include:
  • An array of time periods, for example, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day etc.
  • A variety of display styles, for example, line charts and candlestick charts
  • Tools for drawing/adding features, for example, Fibonacci Fans, Time Zones and Arcs

Charts from Selftrade Markets also include more advanced features like:
  • Tailored Indicators, BackTesting and Optimisation tools
  • Numerous chart overlays, for example, Moving Averages, Ichimoku Clouds, Linear Regression etc.
  • A selection of secondary charts, for example, Momentum, Standard Deviation, Accumulation Distribution etc.
  • Email notifications that trigger when your chosen market reaches a given price

Example shares chart

Berkshire Hathaway Trading Guide - Example Chart

The brokers listed below offer their users real time prices/charts:
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Berkshire Hathaway for Free?

Investing in the financial markets is not risk free. Having said that, if you would like to open a Demo Account (free), which lets you try financial spread betting and check trading charts, then see below.

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

If you're looking for a free spread trading website, note that you are able to speculate on Berkshire Hathaway commission free at:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a free Test Account / Practice Account that lets you try out spread betting, and markets such as Berkshire Hathaway, then have a look at: The spread trading companies listed above offer a risk free Practice Account that lets users use professional level charts, practice with a variety of orders and test new trading strategies.

How to Spread Bet on Berkshire Hathaway

How to Spread Bet on Berkshire Hathaway?

If an investor is looking to speculate on firms such as Berkshire Hathaway then one possibility is to spread trade on the Berkshire Hathaway share price.

Looking at a financial spread betting website like InterTrader, we can see that they are currently offering the Berkshire Hathaway Rolling Daily market at $97.47 - $97.59. This means an investor could spread trade on the Berkshire Hathaway shares:

  Berkshire Hathaway Spread Trading Example Rising above $97.59, or
  Berkshire Hathaway Trading Example Falling below $97.47

Whilst making a spread bet on S&P 500 shares you trade in £x per cent. Therefore, if you risked £4 per cent and the Berkshire Hathaway share price changes by $0.22 then there would be a difference to your P&L of £88. £4 per cent x $0.22 = £88.

You are also able to invest in this market in Dollars or Euros, e.g. €x per cent.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

You should note that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market', therefore it does not have a set settlement date. You do not have to close your position, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it simply rolls over to the next session.

If you do let your trade roll over into the next day and are spread betting on the market to:

  Berkshire Hathaway Trading Example Increase - then you will usually be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Berkshire Hathaway Trading Example Decrease - then you will often receive a small payment to your account

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

Berkshire Hathaway Rolling Daily - US Equities Trading Example

So, if you consider the spread of $97.47 - $97.59 and make the assumptions:
  • You've done your company analysis, and
  • Your research suggests the Berkshire Hathaway share price looks like it will increase and move higher than $97.59
Then you might buy at $97.59 and risk £2 per cent.

With such a spread bet you win £2 for every cent that the Berkshire Hathaway shares rise above $97.59. However, such a bet also means that you will make a loss of £2 for every cent that the Berkshire Hathaway market decreases lower than $97.59.

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 price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

Therefore, if after a few trading sessions the share price moved higher then you might want to close your position to lock in your profit. So if the market rose then the spread, set by the spread betting company, could change to $98.30 - $98.42. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at $98.30. So, with the same £2 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Profit = (Final Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit = ($98.30 - $97.59) x £2 per cent stake
Profit = $0.71 x £2 per cent stake
Profit = 71¢ x £2 per cent stake
Profit = £142 profit

Financial spread trading on shares doesn't always go to plan. In the above example, you wanted the share price to rise. Nevertheless, it can also fall.

If the Berkshire Hathaway stock had fallen then you could close your position to stop any further losses.

Should the spread pull back to $96.96 - $97.08 you would close your position by selling at $96.96. If so, that would mean you would lose:

Loss = (Final Level - Initial Level) x stake
Loss = ($96.96 - $97.59) x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -$0.63 x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -63¢ x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -£126 loss

Note: Berkshire Hathaway Rolling Daily spread betting price quoted as of 06-Feb-13.

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'Berkshire Hathaway Spread Betting' edited by DB, updated 03-Oct-17

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