Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for British Land?
The contracts for difference chart below will provide you with a handy overview of the British Land market.
The above chart is usually based on the underlying British Land futures market.
To gain access to spread trading prices and charts for British Land, you may require a spread trading account.
This would also let you speculate on the shorter-term spot prices. Please note that opening any such account is subject to status and credit checks.
Should your account application be accepted then you can log on and make use of the up-to-the-minute trading prices and charts. These are normally provided as part of the service. The catch? You are likely to receive the odd sales email or letter from the relevant online spread betting provider.
Of course, if you decide to trade then you should note that spread trading and CFDs do involve a high degree of risk to your funds and can result in you losing more than your initial investment.
See below for more on advanced British Land charts.
British Land Analysis & News
Technical Charting Packages for British Land
Though charts differ across the various firms, they often come with useful features and tools, including:
The charts from Selftrade Markets also come with advanced features:
- Many different intervals, for example, 1 minute, 2 hours, 1 month etc.
- Various display styles, for example, OHLC charts and candlestick charts
- Drawing options and tools, for example, Fibonacci time zones, arcs and fans
Sample equities chart
- Custom Indicators, BackTesting and Optimisation tools
- Key technical overlays, for example, Ichimoku Clouds, Moving Average, Price Channels etc.
- Over 30 secondary charts, for example, TSI, Standard Deviation, Mass Index etc.
- Custom email notifications that trigger when a market reaches a pre-determined price
The following spread betting firms let their clients have access to real time prices and charts:
Where Can I Spread Bet on British Land for Free?
Speculating on the financial markets always involves a degree of risk. Nevertheless, if you would like to try a Demo Account (free), that lets you try out spread betting on a wide array of markets, see below for further details.
When deciding which investment option might work for you, don't forget that in the UK, spread betting is tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, capital gains tax or income tax.
If you want a free financial spread betting platform, you should note that investors are able to financial spread bet on British Land with no commissions and no brokers' fees via companies like:
If you're interested in a Practice Account so you can get a feel for spread betting, including markets such as the DAX 30, EUR/GBP and British Land, then have a look at:
Each of the above currently provide a Test Account which investors can use to use professional level charts, practice with a variety of orders and test new trading strategies.
How to Spread Bet on British Land?
If you decide to speculate on UK companies such as British Land then one solution is to spread trade on the British Land share price.
Looking at a spread trading platform like FinancialSpreads, we can see they have priced the British Land Rolling Daily market at 536.7p - 537.8p. Therefore, you can spread bet on the British Land shares:
Increasing higher than 537.8p, or
Decreasing lower than 536.7p
Whilst making a spread bet on UK equities you trade in £x per penny. As a result, if you decided to have a stake of £5 per penny and the British Land shares move 28p then there would be a difference to your profit/loss of £140. £5 per penny x 28p = £140.
Rolling Daily Shares Markets
This is a Rolling Daily Market which means that there is no settlement date for this market. If a trade is still open when the markets close at the end of the day, it will simply roll over to the next trading day.
If you do roll over a trade and you are spread betting that the market will:
Go up - then you are normally charged a small financing fee, or
Go down - then you'll often receive a small payment to your account
To learn more about Rolling Daily Markets please see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
British Land Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Betting Example
If we consider the above spread of 536.7p - 537.8p and assume that:
Then you could decide that you want to buy at 537.8p for a stake of £10 per penny.
- You have analysed the stock market, and
- Your analysis leads you to feel the British Land share price looks like it will move above 537.8p
Therefore, you win £10 for every penny that the British Land shares increase and go higher than 537.8p. Having said that, such a bet also means that you will lose £10 for every penny that the British Land market decreases lower than 537.8p.
Put another way, if you buy a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.
With this in mind, if after a few trading sessions the shares started to increase then you might want to close your spread bet to secure your profit.
So if the market moved up then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, could be adjusted to 552.6p - 553.7p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 552.6p. Accordingly, with the same £10 stake:
Profit / loss = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = (552.6p - 537.8p) x £10 per penny stake
Profit / loss = 14.8p x £10 per penny stake
Profit / loss = £148.00 profit
Financial spread trading on shares is not always easy. In this case, you wanted the share price to rise. However, the share price can also fall.
If the British Land share price had fallen then you might choose to close your trade to limit your losses.
So if the market pulled back to 524.9p - 526.0p you would settle/close your trade by selling at 524.9p. If so, your loss would be calculated as:
Profit / loss = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = (524.9p - 537.8p) x £10 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -12.9p x £10 per penny stake
Profit / loss = -£129.00 loss
Note - British Land Rolling Daily spread betting market correct as of 19-Oct-12.
British Land Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
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'British Land Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17
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