Guide to Spread Betting on Caterpillar with Daily Updates and Live CAT Prices & Charts
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Caterpillar Spread Betting

Caterpillar Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Caterpillar?

At the moment, you can trade Caterpillar, plus a host of related markets, with providers like:

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Caterpillar?

The live CFD chart below will offer readers a helpful view of the Caterpillar share price.

The chart above is provided by Plus500 and normally tracks the underlying Caterpillar futures price (not the spot market).

To access real-time spread trading charts and prices for Caterpillar, you will normally require a spread betting account.

Also, a spreads account would let you access the shorter term spot markets. Readers should note that all such accounts are subject to status, suitability and credit checks.

Should your new account be approved then, when you log in, you will be able to analyse the charts and the current pricing. These are normally provided as part of the service. So what's the catch? You're likely to receive the occasional email and/or call from your chosen spread betting company.

If you do decide to trade then you must remember that CFDs and financial spread trading carry a high degree of risk to your funds and can result in losses that are greater than your initial investment.

For more details, see Advanced Caterpillar Trading Charts below.

Caterpillar Analysis & News

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

Caterpillar Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The US stock is above the 20-day MA of $123.88 and above the 50-day MA of $118.54.
  • Closing Price: $126.93
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.42%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 1.78%

Long-Term CAT Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $127.09
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $80.33
  • EPS(i): $0.15
  • PE Ratio(i): 836.83
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.000m / 3.107m
  • Market Cap(i): $75,012m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 591m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live CAT Share Price & Charts and About Caterpillar for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
23-Jul-14 [3:26pm]

Caterpillar Share Price Impresses but Can Results Match Up?

The heavy machinery company has been seeing mostly positive growth, however, investors will be keeping an eye on the performance of the mining sector orders and the outcome of the firms US tax case.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About Caterpillar

Advanced Charts for Caterpillar

Whilst the charting packages tend to vary between firms, in order to assist you with your trading analysis, most charts generally have user friendly features that include:
  • A number of different time intervals, for example, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day etc.
  • Various display styles, for example, candlestick charts and OHLC charts
  • Tools for adding features, for example, trendlines, Fibonacci arcs, fans and time zones

Charts from Inter Trader also offer other benefits:
  • Tailored Indicators and BackTesting
  • Useful technical overlays, for example, Ichimoku Cloud, Parabolic SAR, Price Channels etc.
  • A choice of indicator charts, for example, MACD, Chaikin's Money Flow, Ultimate Oscillator etc.
  • Automatic email alerts for when your chosen market reaches a particular price

Sample equities chart

Caterpillar Trading Guide - Example Chart

The spread trading firms in the list below give users access to real-time trading charts/prices:
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Caterpillar for Free?

Investing is not without risk, but if you'd like to open a Test Account, which lets you try out spread trading, then see below for more details.

When thinking about which trading option is right for you, don't forget that, in the UK, financial spread betting is free of income tax, capital gains tax and stamp duty*.

If you're interested in a free spread trading website, keep in mind that investors are able to speculate on Caterpillar with no brokers' fees, and zero commissions, with companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you're looking for a free Test Account that lets users get to grips with online spread betting on markets like EUR/USD, the DAX 30 and Caterpillar, then look at: The firms listed above currently offer a free Practice Account which lets users apply an array of trading orders, test theories and review professional charts.

How to Spread Bet on Caterpillar

How to Spread Bet on Caterpillar?

If you are going to invest in US companies like Caterpillar then one possibility is to spread bet on the Caterpillar share price.

Looking at a spread trading platform like SelftradeMarkets, we can see that they are valuing the Caterpillar Rolling Daily market at $97.90 - $98.03. As a result, an investor can spread bet on the Caterpillar share price:

  Caterpillar Spread Trading Example Moving above $98.03, or
  Caterpillar Trading Example Moving below $97.90

When making a spread bet on S&P 500 shares you trade in x per cent. Therefore, should you choose to invest 3 per cent and the Caterpillar share price moves $0.22 then that would make a difference to your profit/loss of 66. 3 per cent x $0.22 = 66.

Note that you are also able to trade this market in Euros or Dollars, e.g. €x per cent.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

This is a Rolling Daily Market which means that in contrast with futures markets, there is no closing date. You do not have to close your trade, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over into the next day.

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

  Caterpillar Trading Example Increase - then you are charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Caterpillar Trading Example Decrease - then you will usually receive a small credit to your account

You can find more on Rolling Daily Markets, as well as a fully worked example, in our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Caterpillar Rolling Daily - US Equities Trading Example

If we think about the above spread of $97.90 - $98.03 and make the assumptions:
  • You have completed your analysis of the sector, and
  • Your analysis suggests that the Caterpillar shares are likely to increase and go higher than $98.03
Then you may buy at $98.03 for a stake of, for the sake of argument, 2 per cent.

With such a spread bet you make a profit of 2 for every cent that the Caterpillar shares go above $98.03. On the other hand, it also means you will lose 2 for every cent that the Caterpillar market moves lower than $98.03.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you were to buy a spread bet then your profit/loss 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.

As a result, if after a few hours the stock started to increase then you might want to close your spread bet so that you can guarantee your profit. As an example, should the market rise, the spread, set by the spread trading firm, might move up to $98.71 - $98.84. To close your position you would sell at $98.71. Therefore, with the same 2 stake you would make a profit of:

Profit / loss = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = ($98.71 - $98.03) x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = $0.68 x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = 68¢ x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = 136 profit

Spread betting can go against you. With this example, you had bet that the share price would increase. However, it might decrease.

If the Caterpillar shares dropped then you could close your position in order to restrict your losses.

So if the market fell to $97.42 - $97.55 you would close your spread bet by selling at $97.42. If so, this would result in a loss of:

Profit / loss = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = ($97.42 - $98.03) x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = -$0.61 x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = -61¢ x 2 per cent stake
Profit / loss = -122 loss

Note - Caterpillar Rolling Daily spread betting price accurate as of 06-Feb-13.

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

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