Australia 200 Spread Betting





Also see Live Australia 200 chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on the Australia 200?

You can put trades on the Australia 200 with any of the following spread betting providers:

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 Australia 200 Chart




Live Australia 200 Chart




Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the Australia 200?

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

But, for investors that are financial spread betting on the Australia 200, the companies mentioned above include live price updates as well as charts with more advanced options.

Example spread trading chart:

Australia 200 Spread Betting - Example Chart



Australia 200 Spread Betting Example

Australia 200 Spread Betting
If you are interested in spread betting on a stock market index like the Australia 200 then, on visiting a site like FinancialSpreads, you’d find a quote of 5580.0 – 5583.0.

As a result, you can bet on the Australia 200 to go higher than 5583.0 or to go lower than 5580.0.

When placing a spread bet, investors trade on every unit the market moves up or down. In this case, with the Australia 200 market a unit is 1 point of the index’s price movement.

So for this example, let’s say you decide to bet £3 for every point the Australia 200 rises or falls.


Buying – Speculating on the Market to Rise

If you were to go long of the Australia 200 at 5583.0 and the index increased then the price could move to 5622.1 – 5625.1. If this were the case, you might decide to close your trade at 5622.1.

P&L = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per point
P&L = (5622.1 – 5583.0) x £3 per point stake
P&L = 39.1 points x £3 per point
P&L = £117.30 profit

The markets can of course fall, if the index had moved down to, for example, 5538.3 – 5541.3, you might decide to close your bet to limit your losses. If that were to happen, you would make a sell trade at 5538.3.

You would do this with the same £3 per point stake:

P&L = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per point
P&L = (5538.3 – 5583.0) x £3 per point stake
P&L = -44.7 points x £3 per point
P&L = -£134.10 loss


Selling – Speculating on the Market to Fall

One of the many advantages of financial spread betting is that investors can sell the markets, i.e. bet on the markets to drop

When we started this example, the market was priced at 5580.0 – 5583.0.

If you shorted the Australia 200 at 5580.0 and the index fell then you might see the price move to 5534.0 – 5537.0. In that case, you might decide to close your trade at 5537.0.

P&L = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per point
P&L = (5580.0 – 5537.0) x £3 per point stake
P&L = 43.0 points x £3 per point
P&L = £129.00 profit

Financial markets also move up, if the index were to rise up to, as an example, 5626.1 – 5629.1, you may want to close your trade to restrict your losses. If so, you’d buy the market at 5629.1.

Therefore, with the same £3 per point stake:

P&L = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per point
P&L = (5580.0 – 5629.1) x £3 per point stake
P&L = -49.1 points x £3 per point
P&L = -£147.30 loss


Australia 200 Rolling Daily prices quoted as of 25-Jul-14.

One thing to note is that this is a ‘Rolling Daily’ spread bet. This style of market doesn’t have a set settlement date and automatically rolls over to the next session. If it does rollover, then you might receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. To learn more see guide to rolling daily charges.



Australia 200 Practice Accounts

The following firms have practice accounts, i.e. accounts which you can use to see how spread trading works on the Australia 200 without risking any capital.


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