Guide to Spread Betting on McDonalds with Daily Updates and Live MCD Prices & Charts
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McDonalds Spread Betting

McDonalds Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on McDonalds?

Currently, you can trade without paying any commissions or brokers' fees on McDonalds by trading with any of these spread betting firms:

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for McDonalds?

The real-time CFD trading chart below will offer readers a helpful view of the McDonalds share price.

The above Plus 500 chart usually tracks the near-term McDonalds futures price.

Should you want to check live financial spread betting prices and charts for McDonalds, you generally require a spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account would let you speculate on the shorter-term spot prices. Users should note that opening any such account is normally dependent on suitability, status and credit checks.

If your account application is accepted then, after logging in, you will be able to make use of the live charts/prices. These are usually free, however, the catch is that you're likely to get the occasional letter or sales call from your spread betting provider.

Of course, if you were to trade, be aware that CFDs and financial spread betting do involve a high level of risk and losses could exceed your initial deposit.

For more details, see Advanced McDonalds Trading Charts below.

McDonalds Analysis & News

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

McDonalds Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The American shares are trading above the 20 day MA of $157.40 and above the 50 day MA of $157.51.
  • Closing Price: $159.60
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.50%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 1.86%

Long-Term MCD Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $161.72
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $110.33
  • EPS(i): $6.12
  • PE Ratio(i): 26.08
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.000m / 3.559m
  • Market Cap(i): $129,276m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 810m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live MCD Share Price & Charts and About McDonalds for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
21-Jan-15 [12:38pm]

McDonalds Looks to Expand and Boost Revenue

With several key hurdles outside the firm's control impacting revenue, IG talk to RJ Hottovy from Morningstar about what the company is doing to improve aspects of the business which they can control.

An aggressive expansion policy and new technology to boost the customer experience may see a return to form.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About McDonalds

Professional Level Charting Packages for McDonalds

Despite the fact that the charting packages can vary between providers, to help you with your trading analysis, they generally have user friendly tools and features such as:
  • Many different time intervals, for example, 3 minutes, 15 minutes, 4 hours etc
  • A variety of views, for example, line and candle charts
  • Tools for adding features, for example, Fibonacci fans, arcs and time zones

The charts offered by Capital Spreads also come with other benefits:
  • Tailored Indicators and Back Testing tools
  • Useful technical overlays, for example, Ichimoku Clouds, EMA, Price Channels etc
  • Indicator charts, for example, MACD, Williams %R, Qstick etc
  • Automated alerts for when the markets reach a pre-determined price

Example shares chart from

McDonalds Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following firms give their users real-time prices/charts:
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You can spread bet on McDonalds with Financial Spreads.

Where Can I Spread Bet on McDonalds for Free?

Trading always has risks, however, if you'd like to open a Practice Account, which lets you try out financial spread betting and look at trading charts, then see below.

When deciding which trading option is right for you, also remember that in the UK, spread betting is currently exempt from stamp duty, capital gains tax and income tax*.

If you are trying to find a free spread trading website, note that you are able to speculate on McDonalds with no brokers' fees with companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a completely free Demo Account which lets you get a feel for spread betting, including trading markets such as the Dow Jones, EUR/GBP and McDonalds, then look at: The above companies currently offer a free Test Account that investors can use to check professional charts, test strategies and apply orders, e.g. OCO and GFD orders.

How to Spread Bet on McDonalds

How to Spread Bet on McDonalds?

If an investor decides to invest in firms like McDonalds then one possibility could be spread betting on the McDonalds share price.

Looking at a spread trading site like Inter Trader, we can see that they are pricing the McDonalds Rolling Daily market at $94.80 - $94.91. Therefore, an investor could put a spread bet on the McDonalds shares:

  McDonalds Trading Example Increasing higher than $94.91, or
  McDonalds Spread Betting Example Decreasing lower than $94.80

Whilst financial spread betting on US shares you trade in £x per cent. So, if you decided to risk £4 per cent and the McDonalds share price changes by $0.28 then that would alter your profits (or losses) by £112. £4 per cent x $0.28 = £112.

Note that you are also able to spread bet on 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 which means that there is no closing date for this market. If you decide to leave your trade open at the end of the day, it just rolls over into the next session.

If a bet is rolled over and you are spread betting on the market to:

  McDonalds Spread Betting Example Go up - then you'll be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  McDonalds Spread Betting Example Go down - then you will normally receive a small credit to your account

For a worked example please see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

McDonalds Rolling Daily - US Equities Spread Betting Example

If you think about the above spread of $94.80 - $94.91 and make the assumptions:
  • You have analysed the markets, and
  • Your analysis leads you to think that the McDonalds shares will move higher than $94.91
Then you may buy a spread bet at $94.91 for a stake of, let’s say, £2 per cent.

With such a spread bet you win £2 for every cent that the McDonalds shares rise above $94.91. Nevertheless, you will make a loss of £2 for every cent that the McDonalds market moves below $94.91.

Considering this from another angle, if you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your P&L is found 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 the stake.

If after a few days the stock moved higher then you might want to close your spread bet and therefore guarantee your profits. If that happened then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to $95.72 - $95.83. You would settle/close your trade by selling at $95.72. Therefore, with the same £2 stake:

Profit = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit = ($95.72 - $94.91) x £2 per cent stake
Profit = $0.81 x £2 per cent stake
Profit = 81¢ x £2 per cent stake
Profit = £162 profit

Trading shares, whether by spread betting or not, is not always straightforward. In this case, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, it can also decrease.

If the McDonalds shares had started to fall then you could choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.

So if the spread pulled back to $94.01 - $94.12 you would close your spread bet by selling at $94.01. That would mean you would lose:

Loss = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Loss = ($94.01 - $94.91) x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -$0.90 x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -90¢ x £2 per cent stake
Loss = -£180 loss

Note: McDonalds Rolling Daily equities market taken as of 06-Feb-13.

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

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