Guide to Spread Betting on BHP Billiton Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live BLT Charts & Prices
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BHP Billiton Spread Betting

BHP Billiton Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on BHP Billiton?

You can currently trade BHP Billiton, as well as a wide variety of similar financial markets, with companies like:

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BHP Billiton Broker Ratings

A look at the latest BHP Billiton broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas765.6730-4.60%
15-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformMacquarie761.9700-8.10%
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein833.7790-5.20%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets802.8800-0.30%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein805.4790-1.90%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies822.8800-2.80%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein848.9790-6.90%
03-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets795.78000.50%
26-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyCanaccord Genuity721.184016.50%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBMO Capital Markets767.2700-8.80%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets674.27003.80%
08-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderweightUnderweightJ.P. Morgan713.9550-23.00%
25-Jan-16Brokers Tips - SellSellInvestec638.1590.7-7.40%
22-Jan-16Brokers Tips - SellSellLiberum665.6550-17.40%
21-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderweightUnderweightJ.P. Morgan594.8550-7.50%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBMO Capital Markets587.270019.20%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/AttractiveOverwt/AttractiveMorgan Stanley619.3104067.90%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas663.774011.50%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue778.6117851.30%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein732.57907.80%
16-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas703.97405.10%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMacquarie682.387027.50%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein691.479014.30%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein795.61850132.50%
26-Nov-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale838.99159.10%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for BHP Billiton?

The CFDs chart and prices below offers you a handy view of the BHP Billiton share price.

The Plus500 chart that we use above usually shows the BHP Billiton futures market.

If you would like to access real time spread trading charts/prices for BHP Billiton, you might require a spread trading account.

Also, a spreads account gives you access to the short term daily prices. Note that opening any such account is normally dependent on status, credit and suitability checks.

Should your account application be accepted, you can log on and check the real time trading charts/prices. Usually, these are free, however, you'll probably receive an occasional letter or call from your spread trading company.

If you want to trade then, before you start, you should be aware that financial spread trading and contracts for difference do carry a high degree of risk and you may lose more than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced BHP Billiton charts.

BHP Billiton Analysis & News

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

BHP Billiton Share Price Update:

Neutral Share Price The shares are trading higher than the 20-day MA of 1352.3p and lower than the 50-day MA of 1381.9p.
  • Current Price(i): 1379.5p
  • Closing Price: 1380.0p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.62%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 4.98%

Long-Term BLT.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 1518.5p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 1103.0p
  • EPS(i): £0.85
  • PE Ratio(i): 16.33
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 2.488m / 6.297m
  • Market Cap(i): £80,228m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 5,816m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live BLT.L Share Price & Charts and About BHP Billiton for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
25-Aug-15 [12:52pm]

BHP Billiton to Protect Dividends via Spending Cuts

Skip to 1m:30s for a quick look at BHP and the mining sector.

Update by IG Index
24-Aug-15 [4:27pm] BHP Billiton Analysis

The mining firm is suffering and the chart doesn't make for pleasant reading:

Update by Joshua Raymond, Chief Market Strategist, IG Index
19-Aug-14 [10:43am]

BHP Billiton Announces Demerger Plans and Earnings

The mining giant has announced results that includes significant savings and a rise in dividend, however, has announced plans to spin off some parts of the business as part of an ongoing streamlining process.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About BHP Billiton

Professional Charts for BHP Billiton

Whilst the charting packages differ from provider to provider, to help your trading analysis, most charts have tools such as:
  • A number of different time intervals - 5 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours etc
  • A variety of display options - line and candlestick charts
  • Drawing options - Fibonacci fans, time zones and arcs

The charts offered by InterTrader also include other benefits like:
  • Back Testing tools and Customisable Indicators
  • Key chart overlays - Ichimoku Cloud, Parabolic SAR, Envelopes etc
  • Indicator charts - TSI, Standard Deviation, Linear Regression Slope etc
  • Automatic email alerts when the markets reach a given price

Example trading chart from Financial Spreads

BHP Billiton Trading Guide - Example Chart

The financial spread betting brokers listed below give clients access to live trading prices and charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on BHP Billiton for Free?

Investing in the markets always involves risk. However, if you want to open an entirely free Practice Account, where you can try financial spread betting on a range of markets, then please see below.

When deciding which trading option is right for you, don't forget that in the UK, spread trading is tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, income tax or capital gains tax.

If you want to try a low cost financial spread betting platform then you should keep in mind that investors can trade BHP Billiton with no commissions and no brokers' fees with companies like:

Free Demo Account

If you're interested in a (free) virtual money Practice Account / Test Account where you are able to get a feel for financial spread betting, and trading markets such as EUR/USD, the DAX 30, gold and BHP Billiton, then you could consider: Each of the spread betting companies listed above currently provide a Test Account that allows investors to review charts, try out new strategies and gain experience with a variety of trading orders, e.g. stop losses and guaranteed stop losses.

How to Spread Bet on BHP Billiton

How to Spread Bet on BHP Billiton?

Should an investor want to speculate on companies like BHP Billiton then one option could be to spread trade on the BHP Billiton share price.

Looking at a financial spread betting platform like, we can see that they have priced the BHP Billiton Rolling Daily market at 2036.9p - 2039.6p. As a result, an investor could put a spread bet on the BHP Billiton share price:

  BHP Billiton Spread Trading Example Moving above 2039.6p, or
  BHP Billiton Trading Example Moving below 2036.9p

Whilst spread trading on UK equities you trade in x per penny. So, if you choose to invest 3 per penny and the BHP Billiton share price changes by 34p then that would be a difference to your profit/loss of 102. 3 per penny x 34p = 102.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore unlike a futures market, there is no settlement date. You do not have to close your trade, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it will just roll over into the next day.

If your bet is rolled over and you are speculating that the market will:

  BHP Billiton Trading Example Move higher - then you are charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  BHP Billiton Trading Example Move lower - then a small payment is usually credited to your account

For a more detailed breakdown of Rolling Daily Markets please read our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

BHP Billiton Rolling Daily - Shares Trading Example

So, if we take the spread of 2036.9p - 2039.6p and assume:
  • You have done your equities analysis, and
  • Your research suggests that the BHP Billiton shares are likely to increase and move higher than 2039.6p
Then you could decide to buy at 2039.6p for a stake of 3 per penny.

So, you make a profit of 3 for every penny that the BHP Billiton shares push above 2039.6p. On the other hand, it also means you will make a loss of 3 for every penny that the BHP Billiton market decreases lower than 2039.6p.

Put another way, if you buy a spread bet then your P&L is worked out 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.

With this in mind, if after a few days the share price started to move upwards then you could choose to close your trade so that you can lock in your profit. So if the market moved up then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, could be adjusted to 2080.4p - 2083.1p. You would close your position by selling at 2080.4p. Accordingly, with the same 3 stake:

Your profits (or losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your profits (or losses) = (2080.4p - 2039.6p) x 3 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = 40.8p x 3 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = 122.40 profit

Financial spread betting can go against you. With this example, you wanted the share price to rise. Nevertheless, it might fall.

If the BHP Billiton stock decreased, contrary to your expectations, then you might choose to close your trade in order to limit your losses.

So if the market pulled back to 1993.7p - 1996.4p then this means you would close your spread bet by selling at 1993.7p. That would mean you would lose:

Your profits (or losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your profits (or losses) = (1993.7p - 2039.6p) x 3 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = -45.9p x 3 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = -137.70 loss

Note: BHP Billiton Rolling Daily spread quoted as of 19-Oct-12.

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'BHP Billiton Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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