HSBC Spread Bets





Also see Live HSBC chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on HSBC?

You can put trades on HSBC and numerous other markets with all of these firms:

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
You may also be available to spread bet on FTSE 350 stocks with other platforms. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live HSBC Chart




Live HSBC Chart




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

For any investors trading HSBC, the providers mentioned above give users access to real-time price updates as well as charts that have a variety of indicators.

Example spread trading chart from Financial Spreads:

HSBC Spread Bets - Example Chart



HSBC Spread Betting Example

HSBC Spread Bets
If you are thinking about financial spread betting on UK equities such as HSBC then, on visiting a platform like Financial Spreads, at the time of writing you’d find a quote of 633.48p – 634.22p.

As a result, you can speculate on HSBC to go higher than 634.22p or to go lower than 633.48p.

If you are spread betting, you trade on every unit the market increases or decreases. With the HSBC market a unit is 1p of the UK stock’s price movement.

So let’s say you decide to bet £4 for every penny HSBC rises or falls.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Increase

If you were to go long of HSBC at 634.22p and the UK stocks rose then you might see the price move to 662.76p – 663.50p. If so, you might want to close your trade for a profit at 662.76p.

P&L = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (662.76p – 634.22p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = 28.54p x £4 per penny
P&L = £114.16 profit

Nevertheless, if the UK stocks had decreased to, for example, 608.85p – 609.59p, you may want to close your trade to limit your losses. If this were the case, you’d sell back at 608.85p.

Therefore, with the same £4 per penny stake:

P&L = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (608.85p – 634.22p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = -25.37p x £4 per penny
P&L = -£101.48 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Decrease

One of the benefits of placing a spread bet is that you can go short of the markets, i.e. speculate that the markets are going to drop.

The initial market was priced at 633.48p – 634.22p.

If you shorted HSBC at 633.48p and the UK stocks fell then the market might be re-priced at 608.51p – 609.25p. Therefore, you might choose to close your position for a profit by buying at 609.25p.

P&L = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (633.48p – 609.25p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = 24.23p x £4 per penny
P&L = £96.92 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the UK stocks had increased to 654.28p – 655.02p, you could choose to close your position to restrict your losses. If that happened, you would buy the market at 655.02p.

So, with the same £4 per penny stake:

P&L = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (633.48p – 655.02p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = -21.54p x £4 per penny
P&L = -£86.16 loss


HSBC Rolling Daily spread betting prices accurate as of 24-Apr-17.

Note that this is a Rolling Daily trade. These trades do not have a set settlement date and automatically rolls over to the next session. If it does rollover, then you might incur a small charge or receive a small credit. For more information see rolling daily spread trading.



HSBC Test Accounts

What if you want to try things out first? The following platforms offer free practice accounts, i.e. accounts where you can place spread bets on HSBC without putting your funds at risk.



User Questions and Answers on HSBC

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