S&P 500 Spread Betting





Also see Live S&P 500 chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on the S&P 500?

Investors can put spread bets on the S&P 500, as well as thousands of other markets, with the following spread trading firms:

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
FTSE 100 Daily Financial Spreads FTSE Daily ETX Capital FTSE Daily Spreadex FTSE Daily IG FTSE Daily City Index FTSE Daily
FTSE 100 Futures Financial Spreads FTSE Future ETX Capital FTSE Future Spreadex FTSE Future IG FTSE Future City Index FTSE Future
Wall Street (Dow) Daily Financial Spreads Wall Street (Dow) Daily ETX Capital Wall Street (Dow) Daily Spreadex Wall Street (Dow) Daily IG Wall Street (Dow) Daily City Index Wall Street (Dow) Daily
Wall Street (Dow) Futures Financial Spreads Wall Street Future ETX Capital Wall Street Future Spreadex Wall Street Future IG Wall Street Future City Index Wall Street Future
DAX 30 Daily Financial Spreads DAX 30 Daily ETX Capital DAX 30 Daily Spreadex DAX 30 Daily IG DAX 30 Daily City Index DAX 30 Daily
DAX 30 Futures Financial Spreads DAX 30 Future ETX Capital DAX 30 Future Spreadex DAX 30 Future IG DAX 30 Future City Index DAX 30 Future
S&P 500 Daily Financial Spreads S&P 500 Daily ETX Capital S&P 500 Daily Spreadex S&P 500 Daily IG S&P 500 Daily City Index S&P 500 Daily
S&P 500 Futures Financial Spreads S&P 500 Future ETX Capital S&P 500 Future Spreadex S&P 500 Future IG S&P 500 Future City Index S&P 500 Future
Other Indices Financial Spreads More Indices? ETX Capital More Indices? Spreadex More Indices? IG More Indices? City Index More Indices?
The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live S&P 500 Chart




Live S&P 500 Chart




Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the S&P 500?

The chart above provides a useful view of the latest movements.

However, if you are spread trading the S&P 500, the companies listed above offer real-time pricing as well as charts with more indicators and features.

Example chart from FinancialSpreads.com:

S&P 500 Spread Betting - Example Chart


Spread Bet on American Shares

Spread betting lets investors speculate on a wide range of markets, including American shares, tax free* and with no brokers’ fees, or commissions.

Below we have a series of detailed trading guides to help answer the most common questions about spread betting on individual American firms:

Company Spread Betting Review Page Live Charts Live Prices Index
AIGAIG spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
AlibabaAlibaba spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
AmazonAmazon spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
AppleApple spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
BaiduBaidu spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
Bank of AmericaBank of America spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
ChevronChevron spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
DisneyDisney spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
eBayeBay spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
ExxonExxon spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
FacebookFacebook spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
GoogleGoogle spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
JP MorganJP Morgan spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
LinkedInLinkedIn spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
Manchester UnitedManchester United spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
McDonaldsMcDonalds spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
MicrosoftMicrosoft spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
NikeNike spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
StarbucksStarbucks spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
TwitterTwitter spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500
YahooYahoo spread betting review ChartPricesS&P 500


Where Can I Spread Bet on American Shares?

Shares

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
FTSE 100 Shares Financial Spreads FTSE 100 Shares ETX Capital FTSE 100 Shares Spreadex FTSE 100 Shares IG FTSE 100 Shares City Index FTSE 100 Shares
FTSE 250 Shares Financial Spreads FTSE 250 Shares ETX Capital FTSE 250 Shares Spreadex FTSE 250 Shares IG FTSE 250 Shares City Index FTSE 250 Shares
Wall Street Shares Financial Spreads Wall Street Shares ETX Capital Wall Street Shares Spreadex Wall Street Shares IG Wall Street Shares City Index Wall Street Shares
S&P 500 Shares Financial Spreads S&P 500 Shares ETX Capital S&P 500 Shares Spreadex S&P 500 Shares IG S&P 500 Shares City Index S&P 500 Shares
NASDAQ 100 Shares Financial Spreads NASDAQ 100 Shares ETX Capital NASDAQ 100 Shares Spreadex NASDAQ 100 Shares IG NASDAQ 100 Shares City Index NASDAQ 100 Shares
DAX 30 Shares Financial Spreads DAX 30 Shares ETX Capital DAX 30 Shares Spreadex DAX 30 Shares IG DAX 30 Shares City Index DAX 30 Shares
CAC 40 Shares Financial Spreads CAC 40 Shares ETX Capital CAC 40 Shares Spreadex CAC 40 Shares IG CAC 40 Shares City Index CAC 40 Shares
Irish Shares Financial Spreads Irish Shares ETX Capital Irish Shares Spreadex Irish Shares IG Irish Shares City Index Irish Shares
Other Shares Financial Spreads Other Shares ETX Capital Other Shares Spreadex Other Shares IG Other Shares City Index Other Shares
The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies. Also see financial spread betting comparison notes.



S&P 500 Spread Betting Example

S&P 500 Spread Betting
If you’re thinking about spread betting on a stock market index like the S&P 500 then, looking at a site like InterTrader.com, you’d get a quote of 1986.35 – 1986.65.

As a result, you could speculate on the S&P 500 to move above 1986.65 or move below 1986.35.

With spread trading, you speculate on every unit the market rises or falls; specifically, for the S&P 500 market a unit is 0.1 points of the index’s price movement.

Let’s say, for this example, you want to bet £2 for every 0.1 points the S&P 500 moves up or down.


Spread Betting on the Market to Rise

If you went long of the S&P 500 at 1986.65 and the index went up then the spread could change to 1994.20 – 1994.50. Assuming this was the case, you might choose to close your bet for a profit by selling at 1994.20.

Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = (1994.20 – 1986.65) x £2 per 0.1 points stake
Profits (or Losses) = 7.55 points x £2 per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = £151.00 profit

However, if the index had moved down to 1979.70 – 1980.00, you may want to close your bet to limit your losses. If so, you would make a sell trade at 1979.70.

Therefore, with the same £2 per 0.1 points stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = (1979.70 – 1986.65) x £2 per 0.1 points stake
Profits (or Losses) = -6.95 points x £2 per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = -£139.00 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Fall

One of the advantages of placing a spread bet is that investors can sell the markets, i.e. speculate on the markets to fall.

The original market was priced at 1986.35 – 1986.65.

If you went short of the S&P 500 at 1986.35 and the index went down then the price could move to 1978.88 – 1979.18. In that case, you might decide to close your bet for a profit by buying at 1979.18.

Profits (or Losses) = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = (1986.35 – 1979.18) x £2 per 0.1 points stake
Profits (or Losses) = 7.17 points x £2 per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = £143.40 profit

However, if the index were to rise to, for example, 1992.65 – 1992.95, you might decide to close your bet to restrict your losses. If that were to happen, you would buy back at 1992.95.

So, with the same £2 per 0.1 points stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = (1986.35 – 1992.95) x £2 per 0.1 points stake
Profits (or Losses) = -6.60 points x £2 per 0.1 points
Profits (or Losses) = -£132.00 loss


S&P 500 Rolling Daily spread betting market correct as of 27-Jun-16.

Please note that this is a Rolling Daily market. Such trades don’t have a predetermined settlement date and automatically rolls over to the next trading day. If it does rollover, then you may receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. To learn more see guide to rolling daily charges.



S&P 500 Test Accounts

But what if you want to try things out first? The companies detailed below also offer free practice accounts. These accounts let you see how spread trading works on the S&P 500 without risking your money.


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