Anglo American Spread Bets








Where Can I Spread Bet on Anglo American?

Investors can speculate on Anglo American with all of the following trading platforms:

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 Anglo American Chart




Live Anglo American Chart




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

For any investors spread betting on Anglo American, the firms listed above offer live price updates and sophisticated charting packages.

Example spread betting chart:
Anglo American Spread Bets - Example Chart



Anglo American Spread Betting Example

Anglo American Spread Bets
Should you decide to spread bet on UK shares like Anglo American then, looking at a site like FinancialSpreads.com, at the moment you would get a price of 1561.7p – 1563.8p.

This means you could speculate on Anglo American to move higher than 1563.8p or to move lower than 1561.7p.

When spread betting, you trade on every unit the market goes up or down. In the case of the Anglo American market a unit is 1p of the share’s price movement.

Let’s say, for this example, you want to bet £3 for every penny Anglo American goes up or down.


Speculating on the Market to Go Up

If you went long of Anglo American at 1563.8p and the shares went up then the quote might become 1606.8p – 1608.9p. In that case, you might decide to close your position at 1606.8p.

Your P&L = (closing price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Your P&L = (1606.8p – 1563.8p) x £3 per penny stake
Your P&L = 43.0p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = £129.00 profit

Markets can also fall, if the shares decreased to 1528.6p – 1530.7p, you might decide to close your bet to prevent further losses. If that happened, you would sell back at 1528.6p.

Therefore, with the same £3 per penny stake:

Your P&L = (closing price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Your P&L = (1528.6p – 1563.8p) x £3 per penny stake
Your P&L = -35.2p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = -£105.60 loss


Speculating on the Market to Go Down

One advantage of using a spread bet is that you can short the markets.

This market was originally priced at 1561.7p – 1563.8p.

If you sold Anglo American at 1561.7p and the shares decreased then the quote might change to 1512.4p – 1514.5p. If that were to happen, you might decide to close your trade at 1514.5p.

Your P&L = (opening price of the market – closing price of the market) x stake per penny
Your P&L = (1561.7p – 1514.5p) x £3 per penny stake
Your P&L = 47.2p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = £141.60 profit

The markets can of course rise, if the shares had increased to 1598.3p – 1600.4p, you could close your position to restrict your losses. Therefore, you would buy at 1600.4p.

So, with the same £3 per penny stake:

Your P&L = (opening price of the market – closing price of the market) x stake per penny
Your P&L = (1561.7p – 1600.4p) x £3 per penny stake
Your P&L = -38.7p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = -£116.10 loss


Anglo American Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 05-Aug-14.

This is a Rolling Daily market. This sort of trade does not have a fixed closing date and will rollover to the next session. If it does rollover, then you may incur a small charge or receive a small credit. To learn more, see guide to rolling spread betting markets.



Anglo American Demo Accounts

But what if you just want to try things out? The following firms provide test accounts. I.e. accounts where you can place some trades on Anglo American without risking any funds.



User Questions and Answers on Anglo American

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