Amazon Spread Bets





Also see Live Amazon chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Amazon?

You can put trades on Amazon, as well as thousands of other financial markets, with the following providers:

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
Dow Jones (Wall Street) Shares Financial Spreads Dow Jones (Wall Street) Shares ETX Capital Dow Jones (Wall Street) Shares Spreadex Dow Jones (Wall Street) Shares IG Dow Jones (Wall Street) Shares City Index Dow Jones (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
You may also be available to spread bet on Dow 30 companies other firms. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live Amazon Chart




Live Amazon Chart




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

The above chart offers a valuable view of how the market is performing.

Nevertheless, for those that are spread trading Amazon, the providers mentioned above have platforms with live price updates and sophisticated charting packages.

Typical trading chart:

Amazon Spread Bets - Example Chart



Amazon Spread Betting Example

Amazon Spread Bets
If you decide to spread bet on equities such as Amazon then, on visiting a firm like IG Index.com, at the moment you’d find a price of $312.43 – $313.00.

As a result, you could bet on Amazon to move higher than $313.00 or to move lower than $312.43.

If you are spread betting, you trade on every unit the market increases or decreases. With the Amazon market a unit is $0.01 of the US equity’s price movement.

Let’s say you want to bet £1 for every cent Amazon increases or decreases.


Spread Betting on the Market to Increase

If you were to go long of Amazon at $313.00 and the US equity went up then the spread could change to $314.41 – $314.98. Assuming this was the case, you could close your position by selling at $314.41.

Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($314.41 – $313.00) x £1 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $1.41 x £1 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £141 profit

Of course, if the US equity decreased to $311.75 – $312.32, you may decide to close your position to restrict your losses. In that case, you would sell the market at $311.75.

With the same £1 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($311.75 – $313.00) x £1 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$1.25 x £1 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£125 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Decrease

One major benefit of using a spread bet is that you can short sell the markets, i.e. speculate that the markets are going to fall.

At the start of the example, the price was $312.43 – $313.00.

If you shorted Amazon at $312.43 and the US equity fell then the quote might change to $310.66 – $311.23. If so, you might choose to close your position for a profit by buying at $311.23.

Profits (or Losses) = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($312.43 – $311.23) x £1 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $1.20 x £1 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £120 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the US equity were to rise up to, as an example, $312.92 – $313.49, you could close your position to limit your losses. Therefore, you’d buy at $313.49.

You would do this with the same £1 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($312.43 – $313.49) x £1 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$1.06 x £1 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£106 loss


Amazon Rolling Daily spread betting market correct as of 04-Aug-14.

This is a Rolling Daily market. This type of market doesn’t have a set expiry date and automatically rolls over to the next trading day. If it does roll, then you may receive a small credit or incur a small financing cost. Also see rolling daily markets.



Amazon Practice Accounts

What if you just want to try things out first? The following companies have practice accounts. I.e. accounts where you can have a go at spread betting on Amazon without risking any capital.



User Questions and Answers on Amazon

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