Facebook Spread Bets





Also see Live Facebook chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Facebook?

You can put trades on Facebook and a wide range of other financial markets by using an account with any of these spread betting providers:

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You may also be available to spread bet on Dow 30 companies other firms. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live Facebook Chart




Live Facebook Chart




Facebook’s Shares Recover After Zuckerberg Confirms Plan to Offload $12bn in Stock

26-Sep-2017: After suffering a nasty sell-off yesterday Facebook’s share price has recovered some composure today.

David Madden, Market Analyst, at CMC Markets has noted that trading volumes surged yesterday and that:

The dip could be based on the news that the tech firm is “cooperating” with the US officials over the issue of Russian medalling in US elections and using adverts on the social media platform to push certain views.
The Bigger Issue:

Of course, it could also be to do with news that came out over the weekend, i.e. that Mark Zuckerberg has dropped a controversial stock plan.

So the stock should get a boost from being better quality stock and Mark Zuckerberg not diluting it.

Of course there was heavy selling yesterday because it was also confirmed that Zuckerberg intends to sell 35-75m shares over the next 18 months in order to fund his philanthropic ventures.

Put another way, he plans to see up to $12bn of shares current prices.

Even with the current Facebook market cap of $475bn that will make a few investors nervous and put some pressure on the stock.

If you are spread betting on Facebook then take extra care, it could be a rocky week and the large share price doesn’t help.


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

The chart above provides you with a valuable view of how the market is performing.

Nevertheless, for investors that are spread betting on Facebook, the companies listed above offer real-time prices and professional level charting packages.

Example candlestick chart:

Facebook Spread Bets - Example Chart



Facebook Spread Betting Example

Facebook Spread Bets
If you wanted to spread bet on shares like Facebook then, looking at a trading platform like InterTrader, you might find a quote of $73.27 – $73.38.

As a result, you can bet on Facebook to go higher than $73.38 or to go lower than $73.27.

When spread trading, you speculate on every unit the market goes up or down; with the Facebook market a unit is $0.01 of the stock’s price movement.

So for this example, let’s say you choose to stake £3 for every cent Facebook goes up or down.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Go Up

If you went long of Facebook at $73.38 and the stock rose then the spread might change to $73.81 – $73.92. Assuming this was the case, you might want to close your trade for a profit by selling at $73.81.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = ($73.81 – $73.38) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = $0.43 x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £129 profit

The markets do of course fall, if the stock were to fall to $73.01 – $73.12, you may decide to close your trade to limit your losses. If so, you’d sell at $73.01.

With the same £3 per cent stake:

Your Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = ($73.01 – $73.38) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -$0.37 x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£111 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Go Down

One advantage of using a spread bet is that you can go short of the markets, i.e. bet that the markets are going to go down.

When we began this example, the price was $73.27 – $73.38.

If you were to go short of Facebook at $73.27 and the stock fell then you might see the price drop to $72.78 – $72.89. If that were to happen, you might decide to close your position by buying at $72.89.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = ($73.27 – $72.89) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = $0.38 x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £114 profit

However, if the stock were to rise up to, as an example, $73.49 – $73.60, you could close your position to restrict your losses. If this were the case, you’d buy the market at $73.60.

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

Your Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = ($73.27 – $73.60) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -$0.33 x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£99 loss


Facebook Rolling Daily prices accurate as of 04-Aug-14.

Note that this is a ‘Rolling Daily’ trade. These trades don’t have a fixed settlement date and rolls over to the next trading day automatically. If it does roll, then you might incur a small cost or receive a small credit. For more information, see rolling daily spread trading.



Facebook Practice Accounts

But what if you just want to practice? The firms detailed below have test accounts, i.e. accounts which you can use to have a go at spread betting on Facebook in a risk-free way.



User Questions and Answers on Facebook

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