Guide to Spread Betting on SSE Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live Charts & Prices
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SSE Spread Betting Guide

SSE Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on SSE?

You can trade with no brokers' fees and zero commissions on SSE with an account from the following firms:

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SSE Broker Ratings

A look at the latest SSE broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets14741375-6.70%
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1468166013.10%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein14601220-16.40%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets14631375-6.00%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets14651375-6.10%
16-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein13621220-10.40%
28-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley1439165014.70%
21-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMacquarie1332156017.10%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldHSBC145814751.20%
08-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein14921340-10.20%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets14801375-7.10%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue15291525-0.30%
11-Dec-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets143815004.30%
10-Dec-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein14481340-7.50%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec144115004.10%
12-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley1448162011.90%
09-Nov-15Brokers Tips - SellSellSociete Generale14811320-10.90%
02-Nov-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1516170012.10%
20-Oct-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies156116002.50%
20-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue150716177.30%
17-Aug-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein15391380-10.30%
13-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue154816255.00%
06-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue152516518.30%
30-Jul-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBernstein15131380-8.80%
29-Jul-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets15151500-1.00%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for SSE?

The real-time CFDs chart and prices below offers you a helpful look at the SSE share price.

The Plus 500 chart above typically tracks the SSE futures market (not the spot price).

To analyse financial spread betting prices and charts for SSE, you will generally need a spread trading account.

You can also use a spreads account to trade on spot prices. Please note that opening such an account is normally dependent on status and credit checks.

Should your account application be accepted then, once logged in, you will be able to look at the prices and charts. These are usually free. The catch is that you are likely to receive the occasional email or letter from the spread trading firm.

Of course, if you decide to trade then be aware that financial spread betting and contracts for difference carry a high level of risk and it is possible to lose more than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced SSE charts.

SSE Analysis & News

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

SSE Share Price Update:

Falling Share Price The UK stock is lower than the 20 day MA of 1406.5p and lower than the 50 day MA of 1410.3p.
  • Current Price(i): 1369.0p
  • Closing Price: 1371.0p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.65%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -1.86%

Long-Term SSE.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 1612.0p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 1341.0p
  • EPS(i): £1.58
  • PE Ratio(i): 8.66
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.628m / 2.713m
  • Market Cap(i): £13,974m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 1,021m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live SSE.L Share Price & Charts and About SSE for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About SSE

Advanced Charting Packages for SSE Shares

Even though the charting packages can differ from provider to provider, in order to help your technical analysis, they usually have tools and features such as:
  • A range of intervals e.g. 2 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 day etc.
  • A variety of chart types e.g. line charts and candle charts
  • Tools for drawing and adding features e.g. Fibonacci Fans, Arcs and Time Zones

Charts on Financial Spreads also have more advanced features such as:
  • Back Testing, Customisable Indicators and Optimisation tools
  • Key technical overlays e.g. Exponential Moving Average, Ichimoku Cloud, Chande Kroll Stop etc.
  • Indicator charts e.g. True Strength Index (TSI), Elder Rays, Volume Index etc.
  • Custom email alerts for when your chosen market hits a certain level

Sample share trading chart from Financial Spreads

SSE Trading Guide - Example Chart

The firms listed below let their account holders have access to live trading prices/charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on SSE for Free?

Trading the markets always involves a degree of risk, but if you want to open an entirely free Demo Account, that lets you check professional level charts and try out spread betting, then see below.

In addition, remember that financial spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, income tax or capital gains tax.

If you want a free trading platform then keep in mind that investors can take a view on SSE with no brokers' fees, and zero commissions, through companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you would like to open a free Practice Account / Demo Account that lets you get a better understanding of financial spread betting, and speculating on markets such as crude oil, the Dow Jones and SSE, then you could have a look at: Each of the spread trading companies listed above currently provide a Test Account that lets investors review professional level charts, apply a host of trading orders and test new trading strategies.

How to Spread Bet on SSE

How to Spread Bet on SSE?

If an investor decides to invest in UK listed companies such as SSE then one possibility could be spread betting on the SSE share price.

Looking at a spread betting website like SelftradeMarkets, you can see that they are currently showing the SSE Rolling Daily market at 1448.2p - 1451.8p. This means you could spread bet on the SSE share price:

  SSE Spread Trading Example Moving above 1451.8p, or
  SSE Spread Betting Example Moving below 1448.2p

Whilst financial spread betting on FTSE 350 equities you trade in x per penny. As a result, if your stake was 4 per penny and the SSE share price changes by 24p then that would make a difference to your bottom line of 96. 4 per penny x 24p = 96.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

You should note that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market', therefore there is no set closing date for this market. As a result, if your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it simply keeps rolling over into the next trading session.

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

  SSE Spread Betting Example Increase - then you will be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  SSE Spread Betting Example Decrease - then a small payment is often credited 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.

SSE Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Betting Example

So, if you continue with the spread of 1448.2p - 1451.8p and assume that:
  • You have completed your market analysis, and
  • Your research leads you to feel that the SSE shares will move higher than 1451.8p
Then you could decide that you want to buy a spread bet at 1451.8p and risk, for the sake of argument, 3 per penny.

With such a bet you make a profit of 3 for every penny that the SSE shares increase and move above 1451.8p. Nevertheless, it also means that you will make a loss of 3 for every penny that the SSE market falls below 1451.8p.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are worked out by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

As a result, if after a few trading sessions the shares moved higher then you might want to close your position and therefore lock in your profits. So if the market moved up then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to 1494.6p - 1498.2p. In order to close your trade you would sell at 1494.6p. Therefore, with the same 3 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Profit = (Closing Value - Initial Value) x stake
Profit = (1494.6p - 1451.8p) x 3 per penny stake
Profit = 42.8p x 3 per penny stake
Profit = 128.40 profit

Trading equities, whether by spread trading or otherwise, is not always straightforward. In this case, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, it might fall.

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

Should the spread drop to 1414.8p - 1418.4p then you would close your spread bet by selling at 1414.8p. Therefore, you would make a loss of:

Loss = (Closing Value - Initial Value) x stake
Loss = (1414.8p - 1451.8p) x 3 per penny stake
Loss = -37.0p x 3 per penny stake
Loss = -111.00 loss

Note - SSE Rolling Daily market taken as of 19-Oct-12.

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'SSE Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 03-Oct-17

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