Guide to Spread Betting on Glencore Xstrata Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live GLEN Charts & Prices
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Glencore Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Glencore?

Investors are currently able to speculate on Glencore Xstrata, plus a variety of related online markets, through companies like:

IG Index
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Glencore Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Glencore broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas141.7517019.90%
15-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralHaitong140.31410.50%
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein151.9145-4.50%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas140.717020.80%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceNomura145.4580-45.00%
08-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan162.55130-20.00%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein152.9145-5.20%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas129.2515016.10%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Equalwt/AttractiveEqualwt/AttractiveMorgan Stanley87.9914564.80%
10-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale94.971005.30%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets98.1513537.50%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue92.3515770.00%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - SellSellInvestec74.2563.8-14.10%
18-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan73.3513077.20%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceNomura75.07806.60%
12-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies74.37750.80%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceNomura79.9911037.50%
06-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets86.2111533.40%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue92.9215162.50%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein85.0814570.40%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets85.1511535.10%
11-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Speculative BuySpeculative BuyCanaccord Genuity88.04190115.80%
10-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBMO Capital Markets91.98200117.40%
09-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein78.9714583.60%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein91.1450394.00%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Glencore?

The live CFDs chart below will provide you with a helpful guide to the Glencore Xstrata share price.

The above chart is provided by Plus 500 and typically follows the underlying Glencore Xstrata futures price.

If you want to access real-time spread betting prices and charts for Glencore Xstrata, you will normally need a spread trading account.

Also, a spreads account would let you access the shorter term spot markets. Users should note that such accounts are normally dependent on status and suitability checks.

If your new account is approved, you will be able to log on and access the charts and the current pricing. On most platforms, these are provided as part of the service. What's the catch? You'll probably get an occasional email and/or letter from your chosen spread betting firm.

If you want to trade then you must remember that CFD trading and spread betting do carry a significant level of risk to your funds and you can lose more than your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced Glencore Xstrata charts.

Glencore Analysis & News

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

Glencore Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The stock is trading higher than the 20 day MA of 352.3p and higher than the 50 day MA of 349.0p.
  • Current Price(i): 364.4p
  • Closing Price: 366.9p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.92%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 7.28%

Long-Term GLEN.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 374.7p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 216.3p
  • EPS(i): £0.11
  • PE Ratio(i): 32.5
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 5.584m / 29.101m
  • Market Cap(i): £52,671m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 14,454m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live GLEN.L Share Price & Charts and About Glencore for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
19-Aug-15 [10:58am] Maybe We Shouldn't But the Shares Yet...But

It's worth keeping an eye on Glencore.

Below, an interesting 7 minute look at the mining sector.

Update by IG Index
20-Aug-14 [12:02pm]

Glencore Looks at Buybacks, Acquisitions and Sales

A strong sets of results from the mining conglomerate shows how they see the future and the steps being taken to please shareholders.

Update by IG Index
19-Aug-14 [1:40pm]

Glencore Share Price Sees 20% Yearly Gain

With the mining giant expecting half-year results, IG talks to Charles Gibson from Edison about what to expect and whether the share price gains can be continued.

Mr Gibson also compares the outlook for Glencore with that for BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About Glencore

Professional Level Charting Packages for Glencore Xstrata Shares

Although the specific charting packages differ from firm to firm, in order to assist you with your technical analysis, they usually have valuable tools and features such as:
  • A range of time intervals such as 5 minutes, 4 hours, 1 month and so on
  • Various chart views such as candlestick charts and OHLC charts
  • Drawing options such as Fibonacci Fans, Arcs and Time Zones

The charts from Selftrade Markets also have more advanced features such as:
  • Tailored Indicators, BackTesting and Analysis tools
  • Popular chart overlays such as Parabolic SAR, Ichimoku Cloud, Chande Kroll Stop and so on
  • Secondary technical charts such as RSI, Chaikin Money Flow, Projection Bands and so on
  • Automatic email notifications when your chosen market hits a certain level

Example equities chart

Glencore Trading Guide - Example Chart

The spread trading brokers listed below let their account holders have access to real time charts/prices:

Where Can I Spread Bet on Glencore for Free?

Investing in the markets is never risk free, but if you want to try a Demo Account, that lets you try out spread betting on a wide range of markets, then please see below.

When looking at which trading option is right for you, also remember that in the UK, spread trading is free of income tax, stamp duty and capital gains tax*.

If you are trying to find a free spread trading platform then you should keep in mind that investors can take a view on Glencore Xstrata without paying any commissions or brokers' fees with providers such as:

Free Demo Account

Should you want to have a look at a completely free Test Account / Demo Account where users are able to try out spread betting, and speculating on markets like Glencore Xstrata, then look into: Each of the above firms provide a Test Account that lets users test new strategies, practice with a variety of orders and study professional level charts, including candlestick and line charts.

How to Spread Bet on Glencore

How to Spread Bet on Glencore?

If an investor wants to invest in companies such as Glencore Xstrata then one option could be to place a spread bet on the Glencore Xstrata share price.

Looking at a spread betting platform like, you can see that they are currently showing the Glencore Xstrata Rolling Daily market at 345.5p - 346.1p. This means an investor could spread bet on the Glencore Xstrata shares:

  Glencore Xstrata Spread Betting Example Increasing higher than 346.1p, or
  Glencore Xstrata Spread Trading Example Decreasing lower than 345.5p

When financial spread betting on UK shares you trade in x per penny. So, if you decide to have a stake of 5 per penny and the Glencore Xstrata share price moves 30p then there would be a difference to your profit/loss of 150. 5 per penny x 30p = 150.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

You should note that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market', therefore there is no set closing date for this market. 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.

Should your bet roll over, if you are speculating that the market will:

  Glencore Xstrata Spread Trading Example Move higher - then you'll often be charged a small financing fee, or
  Glencore Xstrata Spread Trading Example Move lower - then a small payment is usually credited to your account

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

Glencore Xstrata Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Trading Example

Now, if we continue with the above spread of 345.5p - 346.1p and make the assumptions:
  • You've completed your analysis of the shares, and
  • Your research suggests the Glencore Xstrata share price looks like it will move above 346.1p
Then you could go long of the market at 346.1p for a stake of, for the sake of argument, 15 per penny.

This means that you win 15 for every penny that the Glencore Xstrata shares increase and go higher than 346.1p. Having said that, you will make a loss of 15 for every penny that the Glencore Xstrata market decreases below 346.1p.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you buy a spread bet then your profit/loss 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 difference in price by the stake.

As a result, if after a few hours the share price started to increase then you might want to close your trade so that you can secure your profit. If that happened then the spread, set by the spreads firm, might be adjusted to 356.5p - 357.1p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 356.5p. So, with the same 15 stake:

Profit = (Closing Value - Opening Value) x stake
Profit = (356.5p - 346.1p) x 15 per penny stake
Profit = 10.4p x 15 per penny stake
Profit = 156.00 profit

Spread betting on shares is not straightforward. In this case, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, it can also fall.

If the Glencore Xstrata stock had started to fall then you might choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.

Should the spread pull back to 334.9p - 335.5p then you would settle your spread bet by selling at 334.9p. Accordingly, your loss would be:

Loss = (Closing Value - Opening Value) x stake
Loss = (334.9p - 346.1p) x 15 per penny stake
Loss = -11.2p x 15 per penny stake
Loss = -168.00 loss

Note - Glencore Xstrata Rolling Daily equities market quoted as of 17-May-13.

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'Glencore Xstrata Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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