Sugar Spread Betting


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The CleanFinancial guide to Sugar spread betting.


Live Sugar Chart & Prices

The live CFDs chart and prices below will provide users with a handy overview of the Sugar market.



The above chart is typically based on the Sugar futures price.

To look at real time spread betting charts/prices for Sugar, you generally need a spread betting account, note that all accounts are subject to status and credit checks.

If your account application is accepted then, after logging on, you will be able to look at the real-time prices/charts. These are normally provided as part of the service.

Of course, if you want to trade then remember that CFD trading and financial spread trading involve a significant level of risk and can result in you losing more than your initial investment.

Where Can I Spread Bet on Sugar?

At the moment, you can spread bet on Sugar, and a variety of other related markets, with providers like:



Sugar Futures Trading News

4 April 2018, 11:27am, Updated Sugar No. 11 COT Report

The latest Commitments of Traders Report (COT) for Sugar No. 11 has been released by the CFTC, see our Sugar No. 11 COT report below.

We have also updated our Commodities COT Summary Report.

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial
4 April 2018, 8:48pm, Updated Sugar No. 11 COT Report

The latest Commitments of Traders Report (COT) for Sugar No. 11 has been released by the CFTC, see our Sugar No. 11 COT report below.

We have also updated our Commodities COT Summary Report.

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial

» For more see Commodities Trading News & Analysis.


Technical Charting Packages for Sugar

Whilst charts tend to differ between platforms, to help your trading, the majority of charts have user friendly tools and features that include:

  • A host of different intervals – 2 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 day etc
  • Various display styles – candlestick charts and bar charts
  • Drawing features – Trendlines and Fibonacci Retracements
  • Overlays and technical indicators – Bollinger Bands, Chaikin’s Volatility, Average Directional Index etc
The charts offered by FinancialSpreads also offer more advanced aspects like:

  • BackTesting and Analysis tools
  • Customised alerts when the markets reach a given price

FinancialSpreads.com commodity market candle chart



The spread trading firms in the following list give clients access to real time charts and prices:


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You can spread bet on Sugar with Financial Spreads.


Where Can I Trade Sugar for Free?

Speculating always comes with an element of risk, however, if you would like to try a (free) Test Account, which lets you check candlestick charts and practice spread betting, see below.

When considering which trading option is right for you, also remember that spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. there is no capital gains tax, stamp duty or income tax.

If you’re interested in a free spread betting site then you should note that you are able to spread bet on Sugar futures with no brokers’ fees via:


Free Demo Account

If you’re looking for a free Demo Account which lets you try out spread betting on markets like the FTSE 100, gold and Sugar, then you could always consider:

Each of the above offer a Test Account that allows investors to try out strategies, practice with a variety of trading orders and use charts, such as bar charts and candlestick charts.


How to Spread Bet on Sugar?

As with a range of financial markets, it is possible to place a spread bet on futures, such as Sugar, to go up or down.

If you were to look at the Financial Spreads site, you would see that they are pricing the Sugar July Futures market at $21.52 – $21.58. Therefore, you can spread trade on Sugar:

  Sugar Trading Example Settling above $21.58, or
  Sugar Spread Trading Example Settling below $21.52

On the expiry date for this ‘July’ market, 18-Jun-12.

When spread trading on Sugar you trade in £x per $0.01. As a result, if you invest £3 per $0.01 and Sugar moves $0.46 then there would be a difference to your bottom line of £138. £3 per $0.01 x $0.46 = £138.


Sugar Futures – Commodity Spread Trading Example

Now, if we think about the above spread of $21.52 – $21.58 and make the assumptions that:

  • you’ve completed your analysis of the commodities futures market, and
  • it leads you to feel that the Sugar market will finish higher than $21.58 by 18-Jun-12
then you might decide to go long of the market at $21.58 for a stake of £3 per $0.01.

With such a bet you win £3 for every $0.01 that Sugar increases above $21.58. Having said that, you will make a loss of £3 for every $0.01 that the Sugar market moves below $21.58.

Looking at this from another angle, if you were to ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

Therefore, if, on the closing date, Sugar closed at $21.90, then:

Profit / loss = (Closing Price – Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = ($21.90 – $21.58) x £3 per $0.01
Profit / loss = $0.32 x £3 per $0.01
Profit / loss = £96 profit

Speculating on commodities, whether by spread betting or otherwise, is not always easy. In the above example, you wanted the futures market to rise. However, the futures market could fall.

If Sugar fell, settling at $21.20, then this means you would end up making a loss.

Profit / loss = (Closing Price – Opening Price) x stake
Profit / loss = ($21.20 – $21.58) x £3 per $0.01
Profit / loss = -$0.38 x £3 per $0.01
Profit / loss = -£114 loss

Note – Sugar July Futures market accurate as of 26-Apr-12.


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You can spread bet on Sugar with Financial Spreads.


Sugar No. 11 Commitments of Traders Report – 3 Apr 2018 (i)

Futures Only Positions, ICUS, Code 80732, (Contracts of 112,000lbs) (i)

Reporting Firms (i) Non-Reportable Positions (i)
Non-Commercial (i)
Commercial (i) Total Reportable (i)
 
Commitments (i) Open (i) Interest Commitments
Long (i) Short (i) Spreads (i) Long Short Long Short Long Short
195,211 314,266 163,808 553,224 426,999 912,243 905,073 990,051 77,808 84,978
 
Changes from 27 Mar 2018 (i) Change in (i) Open Interest Changes from
Long Short Spreads Long Short Long Short Long Short
7,428 5,889 -1,729 9,105 6,556 14,804 10,716 15,273 469 4,557
 
Percent of Open Interest for Each Category of Trader (i)
Long Short Spreads Long Short Long Short   Long Short
19.7% 31.7% 16.5% 55.9% 43.1% 92.1% 91.4%   7.9% 8.6%
 
Number of Traders in Each Category (i) Total (i) Traders  
Long Short Spreads Long Short Long Short    
72 83 87 88 75 209 209 269    
 
Long/Short Commitments Ratios (i)   Long/Short Ratio
Ratio   Ratio Ratio   Ratio
1:1.6   1.3:1 1:1   1:1.1
 
Net Commitment Change (i)  
1,539  

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