Guide to Spread Betting on Google Shares with Live GOOG Charts and Prices

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Also see Live Google chart below.

Google Spread Bets

The Google spread betting guide:






Where Can I Spread Bet on Google?




You can put trades on Google and a variety of other markets by using an account with any of the following trading platforms:

Financial Spreads   > Financial Spreads

IG Index   > IG Index

InterTrader   > InterTrader

Spreadex   > Spreadex

Tradefair Account   > Tradefair

Readers should note that this market might also be offered by providers that are not shown here.



Live Google Chart







Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for Google?



The chart above gives a useful view of the current market trends.

However, for investors that are spread betting on Google, the above providers have live prices and charts that have more options.

Typical trading chart:

Example candlestick chart



Google Spread Bets

Google Worked Trading Example



If you are interested in financial spread betting on stocks such as Google then, looking at a firm like FinancialSpreads.com, you'd get a quote of $576.51 - $577.80.

This means you could bet on Google to go higher than $577.80 or to go lower than $576.51.

When placing a spread bet, investors trade on every unit the market rises or falls; specifically, for the Google market a unit is $0.01 of the equity's price movement.

Let's say you want to stake 1 for every cent Google goes up or down.


Spread Betting on the Market to Increase



If you bought Google at $577.80 and the equity went up then the quote could change to $579.88 - $581.17. Assuming this was the case, you could close your bet for a profit at $579.88.

Profit/Loss = (closing value of the market - initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($579.88 - $577.80) x 1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $2.08 x 1 per cent
Profit/Loss = 208 profit

The markets can of course fall, if the equity decreased to, for example, $575.89 - $577.18, you might decide to close your position to restrict your losses. In that case, you would sell at $575.89.

You would close your bet with the same 1 per cent stake:

Profit/Loss = (closing value of the market - initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($575.89 - $577.80) x 1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$1.91 x 1 per cent
Profit/Loss = -191 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Decrease



A major benefit of spread betting is that you can short sell the markets.

At the beginning of this example, the market was $576.51 - $577.80.

If you sold Google at $576.51 and the equity decreased then you might see the price drop to $573.46 - $574.75. If so, you might choose to close your bet for a profit by buying at $574.75.

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market - closing value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($576.51 - $574.75) x 1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $1.76 x 1 per cent
Profit/Loss = 176 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the equity had increased to $576.84 - $578.13, you could close your bet to limit your losses. If that happened, you'd buy at $578.13.

With the same 1 per cent stake:

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market - closing value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($576.51 - $578.13) x 1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$1.62 x 1 per cent
Profit/Loss = -162 loss


Google Rolling Daily market taken as of 04-Aug-14.

Be aware that this is a 'Rolling Daily' spread bet. This sort of market does not have a preset closing date and automatically rolls over to the next trading day. If it does roll, then you may receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. Also see guide to rolling daily fees.


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Google Demo Accounts



So what if you just want to try things out first? Well, the following platforms also offer free demo accounts. I.e. accounts where you can have a go at trading Google without risking any funds.

InterTrader   > InterTrader



User Questions and Answers on Google



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'Google Spread Bets' last update by James White, 20-Feb-2017





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