Guide to Spread Betting on National Grid Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live NG Charts & Prices
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National Grid Spread Betting

National Grid Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on National Grid?

Investors are currently able to trade with zero commissions and no brokers' fees on National Grid with any of the following providers:

IG Index
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National Grid Broker Ratings

A look at the latest National Grid broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets973.310002.70%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue967.79892.20%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets952.210005.00%
16-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein95110207.30%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue980.79820.10%
03-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformExane BNP Paribas983.2830-15.60%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHSBC941.1104010.50%
14-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein932.710209.40%
08-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein946.810106.70%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets947.310005.60%
04-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays926.7102010.10%
31-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue9359905.90%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue935.39855.30%
11-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets911.910009.70%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec907.5860-5.20%
18-Nov-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformExane BNP Paribas915830-9.30%
13-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets907.79201.40%
11-Nov-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue912.4100610.30%
06-Nov-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies921.59503.10%
05-Nov-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein920.99907.50%
03-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley922.29553.60%
23-Sep-15Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue855.98732.00%
20-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue874.39124.30%
17-Aug-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein874.6100014.30%
13-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue875.19195.00%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for National Grid?

The real time CFDs chart below offers users a helpful guide to the National Grid market.

The Plus 500 chart that we use above usually follows the National Grid futures market.

If you would like to look at real time spread trading charts/prices for National Grid, you may require a spread trading account.

A spreads account also gives you access to the shorter-term spot markets. Readers should note that accounts are normally dependent on credit, status and suitability checks.

Should your new account be accepted then, when you log on, you will be able to review the live charts and prices. Usually, these are free. Having said that, you'll probably get an occasional call and/or email from your chosen spread trading firm.

If you decide to trade then, before you start, remember that spread betting and contracts for difference carry a high degree of risk and it is possible to incur losses that exceed your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced National Grid charts.

National Grid Analysis & News

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

National Grid Share Price Update:

Falling Share Price The UK shares are currently trading lower than the 20-day MA of 943.4p and lower than the 50-day MA of 954.7p.
  • Current Price(i): 940.9p
  • Closing Price: 937.8p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.14%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 1.43%

Long-Term NG.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 1097.0p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 888.9p
  • EPS(i): £0.52
  • PE Ratio(i): 18.01
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.490m / 5.455m
  • Market Cap(i): £32,036m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 3,405m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live NG.L Share Price & Charts and About National Grid for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
19-Nov-14 [4:01pm]

National Grid Targets the Highs but May Weaken FTSE with Dividend

In this quick trading update, Chris Beauchamp looks at the FTSE's most currently oversold stocks, including Foxtons, and overbought firms, such as Schroders.

National Grid is also trading close to its all-time highs, though it trades ex-dividend after the close.

Update by IG Index
15-Nov-13 [4:26pm] National Grid shares should close this week around the 773-774p level.

However, the long-term weekly and monthly charts below, suggest that the shares are in a flag and could break out.

One for the longer-term investor perhaps.

National Grid Chart Analysis

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
25-Oct-13 [9:34am] According to the Daily Telegraph the "UK The Government and the National Grid are developing emergency measures to prevent blackouts across Britain, as the country's energy supply faces its biggest strain in years."

This could put National Grid in a nice position.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About National Grid

Technical Charting Packages for National Grid Shares

Although charting software/packages tend to differ across the various platforms, to aid your analysis, most charts usually come with tools such as:
  • A number of time periods, for example, 5 minutes, 2 hours, 1 week and so on
  • Various views, for example, line and candle charts
  • Tools for adding features, for example, Fibonacci fans, arcs and time zones

Charts provided by Selftrade Markets also come with other benefits such as:
  • Back Testing and Custom Indicators
  • Chart overlays, for example, Parabolic SAR, Bollinger Bands, Envelopes and so on
  • A wide selection of indicator charts, for example, Relative Volatility Index, Chaikin's Volatility, Price and Volume Trend and so on
  • Customised email alerts that trigger when a market reaches a specific level

Sample chart

National Grid Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following firms provide their account holders with real time trading prices/charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on National Grid for Free?

Trading the markets always includes an element of risk, but if you want to try a (free) Demo Account, that allows you to try out spread trading and access trading charts, then please see below for more details.

In addition, remember that spread betting, in the UK, is tax free*, i.e. it is exempt from stamp duty, income tax and capital gains tax.

If you're looking for a low cost spread betting website, you should note that investors can spread bet on National Grid with no brokers' fees at:

Free Demo Account

If you want a completely free Demo Account that allows users to try online spread betting on markets such as EUR/GBP, the Dow Jones and National Grid, then take a look at: All of the above companies provide a Practice Account which lets investors use professional level charts, practice with a variety of orders and try out theories.

How to Spread Bet on National Grid

How to Spread Bet on National Grid?

If you are going to invest in companies such as National Grid then one possibility is to spread bet on the National Grid share price.

Logging into capital spreads, we can see they are showing the National Grid Rolling Daily market at 704.6p - 706.4p. This means an investor could spread trade on the National Grid shares:

  National Grid Spread Trading Example Increasing above 706.4p, or
  National Grid Trading Example Decreasing below 704.6p

When spread trading on UK equities you trade in £x per penny. As a result, if you decide to invest £5 per penny and the National Grid shares move 33p then that would be a difference to your P&L of £165. £5 per penny x 33p = £165.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

You should note that this is a Rolling Daily Market which means that there is no predetermined closing date for this market. Therefore, if you decide not to close your trade by the end of the day, it will stay open and roll over into the next day.

If you allow your position to roll over and are spread betting on the market to:

  National Grid Trading Example Rise - then you'll pay a small overnight financing fee, or
  National Grid Trading Example Fall - then a small payment is normally credited to your account

To learn more about Rolling Daily Markets please see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

National Grid Rolling Daily - Equities Trading Example

If we consider the spread of 704.6p - 706.4p and make the assumptions that:
  • You have completed your analysis of the company, and
  • Your research suggests the National Grid share price looks like it will rise higher than 706.4p
Then you may decide that you are going to buy a spread bet at 706.4p and risk, for example, £5 per penny.

This means that you win £5 for every penny that the National Grid shares go above 706.4p. Nevertheless, such a bet also means that you will lose £5 for every penny that the National Grid market goes lower than 706.4p.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you were to ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your P&L is worked out 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 days the share price started to increase then you might want to close your spread bet so that you can lock in your profit. Therefore, if the market moved up then the spread, set by the spread betting company, could change to 727.6p - 729.4p. You would close/settle your spread bet by selling at 727.6p. Therefore, with the same £5 stake you would make:

Your profit / loss = (Closing Level - Opening Level) x stake
Your profit / loss = (727.6p - 706.4p) x £5 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = 21.2p x £5 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = £106.00 profit

Speculating on equities, whether by spread betting or not, is not always straightforward. In this example, you had bet that the share price would rise. Naturally, the share price could fall.

If the National Grid stock fell then you could choose to close your position to limit your losses.

So if the spread dropped to 681.7p - 683.5p then this means you would settle/close your trade by selling at 681.7p. If so, that would mean you would lose:

Your profit / loss = (Closing Level - Opening Level) x stake
Your profit / loss = (681.7p - 706.4p) x £5 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = -24.7p x £5 per penny stake
Your profit / loss = -£123.50 loss

Note - National Grid Rolling Daily market accurate as of 19-Oct-12.

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'National Grid Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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