Guide to Spread Betting on Microsoft with Daily Updates and Live MSFT Prices & Charts
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Microsoft Spread Betting

Microsoft Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Microsoft?

You can trade Microsoft with an account from these providers:

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Microsoft?

The real-time CFD chart below gives a good guide to the Microsoft share price.

The above chart, provided by Plus 500, is normally based on the Microsoft futures contract.

If you want to study real-time spread trading prices and charts for Microsoft, you will generally require a spread betting account.

Also, a spreads account will let you access the shorter-term spot prices. Note that opening such an account is normally dependent on status and suitability checks.

Should your account application be approved then, once logged in, you will be able to look at the real-time charts and prices. These are normally provided for free. So what's the catch? You could receive an occasional call or letter from the online spread betting firm.

Of course, if you decide to trade then, before starting, you should note that spread trading and CFD trading do carry a high level of risk to your funds and you can incur losses that exceed your initial deposit.

For more details, see Advanced Microsoft Trading Charts below.

Microsoft Analysis & News

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

Microsoft Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The market is trading higher than the 20-day MA of $74.66 and higher than the 50-day MA of $73.66.
  • Closing Price: $76.00
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.04%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.03%

Long-Term MSFT Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: $76.12
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: $56.31
  • EPS(i): $2.71
  • PE Ratio(i): 28.06
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.000m / 17.868m
  • Market Cap(i): $585,371m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 7,702m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live MSFT Share Price & Charts and About Microsoft for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
22-Jan-15 [1:15pm]

Is 2015 Set to be a More Impressive Year for Microsoft?

The software and tech company has announced Windows 10 so IG talks to Norman Young from Morningstar ahead of the firm's results next week.

The new CEO has to demonstrate how his strategy is performing and needs to show that the momentum is continuing.

Update by IG Index
25-Apr-14 [3:16pm]

Technical Analysis of Key US Shares

In this technical analysis update, Rakesh Shah of Kingley Capital talks to IG Live about several US stocks including Schlumberger, EOG Resources and Gilead, with potential for a breakout in Microsoft.

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About Microsoft

Technical Charting Packages for Microsoft

Although the charts can vary from platform to platform, to help your technical analysis, the majority of charts usually have user friendly tools and features such as:
  • A number of time periods, for example, 3 minutes, 30 minutes, 4 hours and so on
  • Various chart views, for example, candle charts and OHLC charts
  • Tools for drawing features, for example, trendlines and Fibonacci retracements

The charts from InterTrader also include more advanced aspects such as:
  • Customisable Indicators and BackTesting
  • Numerous overlays, for example, Parabolic SAR, Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, Envelopes and so on
  • Indicators, for example, Momentum Percentage, Chaikin Volatility, Projection Bands and so on
  • Email alerts for when a market reaches a particular price

Example equities trading chart from Financial Spreads

Microsoft Trading Guide - Example Chart

The online spread betting brokers in the list below offer their clients real time trading prices and charts:
Advert: Microsoft Spread Betting, sponsored by
You can spread bet on Microsoft with Financial Spreads.

Where Can I Spread Bet on Microsoft for Free?

Trading does involve risk. Having said that, if you would like to try a (free) Test Account, which lets you access trading charts and try spread trading, see below.

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

If you are looking for a free online spread betting platform then keep in mind that you are able to take a view on Microsoft without paying any commissions or brokers' fees at:

Free Demo Account

Should you want a free Practice Account / Demo Account where you can try out financial spread betting, including trading markets such as Microsoft, then have a look at: The above companies provide a risk free Practice Account which lets users review charts, test new ideas and gain experience with a range of orders.

How to Spread Bet on Microsoft

How to Spread Bet on Microsoft?

If you are going to speculate on companies like Microsoft then one solution could be to spread trade on the Microsoft share price.

Looking at a site like Selftrade Markets, you can see they are pricing the Microsoft Rolling Daily market at $27.43 - $27.48. Therefore, you can spread bet on the Microsoft shares:

  Microsoft Trading Example Moving higher than $27.48, or
  Microsoft Spread Betting Example Moving lower than $27.43

Whilst spread trading on S&P 500 shares you trade in £x per cent. As a result, should you choose to invest £4 per cent and the Microsoft share price changes by $0.22 then that would be a difference to your profits (or losses) of £88. £4 per cent x $0.22 = £88.

You can also trade this market in Euros or Dollars, e.g. €x per cent.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so there is no closing date for this market. If your trade is open at the end of the day, it just rolls over to the next trading session.

If your bet does roll over and you are speculating on the market to:

  Microsoft Spread Betting Example Rise - then you will be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Microsoft Spread Betting Example Fall - then you will often receive a small payment to your account

You can learn more in our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Microsoft Rolling Daily - US Shares Spread Betting Example

If you take the above spread of $27.43 - $27.48 and assume that:
  • You have done your equities research, and
  • Your research suggests that the Microsoft share price is likely to increase and go above $27.48
Then you may decide to buy a spread bet at $27.48 for a stake of £3 per cent.

This means that you make a profit of £3 for every cent that the Microsoft shares push higher than $27.48. However, it also means that you will make a loss of £3 for every cent that the Microsoft market moves lower than $27.48.

Put another way, should you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by your stake.

With this in mind, if after a few trading sessions the stock started to rise you might decide to close your position so that you can guarantee your profit. Therefore, if the market moved up then the spread, determined by the spread betting firm, could change to $27.97 - $28.02. You would close your trade by selling at $27.97. So, with the same £3 stake:

P&L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
P&L = ($27.97 - $27.48) x £3 per cent stake
P&L = $0.49 x £3 per cent stake
P&L = 49¢ x £3 per cent stake
P&L = £147 profit

Trading shares, by spread betting or otherwise, is not easy. In this example, you wanted the share price to go up. Naturally, it could decrease.

If the Microsoft shares dropped then you could close your spread bet in order to limit your losses.

So if the market fell to $26.93 - $26.98 then this means you would close your trade by selling at $26.93. That would mean you would lose:

P&L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
P&L = ($26.93 - $27.48) x £3 per cent stake
P&L = -$0.55 x £3 per cent stake
P&L = -55¢ x £3 per cent stake
P&L = -£165 loss

Note: Microsoft Rolling Daily spread betting price quoted as of 06-Feb-13.

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

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