Barclays Spread Bets





Also see Live Barclays chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Barclays?

Investors can put trades on Barclays and thousands of other financial markets with all of these spread trading platforms:

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


Live Barclays Chart




Live Barclays Chart




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

For those that are financial spread betting on Barclays, the providers listed above give users access to live price updates and charts with a wide range of technical analysis features.

Example spread betting chart from FinancialSpreads.com:

Barclays Spread Bets - Example Chart



Barclays Spread Betting Example

Barclays Spread Bets
If you are interested in financial spread betting on equities like Barclays then, looking at a site like FinancialSpreads, you may find a price of 220.79p – 221.06p.

Therefore, you can bet on Barclays to go higher than 221.06p or to go lower than 220.79p.

When placing a spread bet, you speculate on every unit the market moves up or down. Specifically, for the Barclays market a unit is 1p of the stock’s price movement.

With this example, let’s say you decide to stake £5 for every penny Barclays goes up or down.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Rise

If you bought Barclays at 221.06p and the stock rose then you might see the price move to 236.53p – 236.80p. Assuming this was the case, you could close your trade for a profit by selling at 236.53p.

P&L = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (236.53p – 221.06p) x £5 per penny stake
P&L = 15.47p x £5 per penny
P&L = £77.35 profit

However, if the stock were to fall to 203.38p – 203.65p, you may decide to close your trade to prevent further losses. If that happened, you would sell at 203.38p.

You would close your bet with the same £5 per penny stake:

P&L = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (203.38p – 221.06p) x £5 per penny stake
P&L = -17.68p x £5 per penny
P&L = -£88.40 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Fall

One of the benefits of spread betting is that investors can short sell the markets, i.e. bet on the markets to go down.

At the beginning of this example, the price was 220.79p – 221.06p.

If you went short of Barclays at 220.79p and the stock fell then you might see the price drop to 206.61p – 206.88p. Therefore, you might decide to close your position for a profit by buying at 206.88p.

P&L = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (220.79p – 206.88p) x £5 per penny stake
P&L = 13.91p x £5 per penny
P&L = £69.55 profit

The markets do of course rise, if the stock were to rise to 236.42p – 236.69p, you could close your trade to restrict your losses. If that were to happen, you would buy the market at 236.69p.

You would do this with the same £5 per penny stake:

P&L = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per penny
P&L = (220.79p – 236.69p) x £5 per penny stake
P&L = -15.90p x £5 per penny
P&L = -£79.50 loss


Barclays Rolling Daily spread betting prices accurate as of 03-Dec-15.

This is a ‘Rolling Daily’ market. This type of market doesn’t have a fixed settlement date and rolls over to the next session automatically. If it does roll, then you might incur a small cost or receive a small credit. To learn more see rolling daily spread betting charges.



Barclays Test Accounts

The firms detailed below have practice accounts. I.e. accounts where you can see how spread betting works on Barclays without risking your money.



User Questions and Answers on Barclays

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