BHP Billiton Spread Bets





Also see Live BHP Billiton chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on BHP Billiton?

Investors can put spread bets on BHP Billiton with the following spread trading providers:

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 BHP Billiton Chart




Live BHP Billiton Chart




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

For those investors that are financial spread betting on BHP Billiton, the providers mentioned above offer live prices as well as charts that have a range of indicators and features.

Typical trading chart from FinancialSpreads.com:

BHP Billiton Spread Bets - Example Chart



BHP Billiton Spread Betting Example

BHP Billiton Spread Bets
If you’re interested in financial spread betting on UK shares like BHP Billiton then, on visiting a trading platform like Financial Spreads, you’d see a price of 2011.0p – 2013.5p.

That means you can speculate on BHP Billiton to move above 2013.5p or move below 2011.0p.

With spread betting, investors trade on every unit the market goes up or down. Specifically, for the BHP Billiton market a unit is 1p of the equity’s price movement.

Let’s say, for this instance, you choose to trade £2 for every penny BHP Billiton goes up or down.


Buying – Speculating on the Market to Increase

If you bought BHP Billiton at 2013.5p and the equity increased then the quote could change to 2055.8p – 2058.3p. If so, you might want to close your position for a profit by selling at 2055.8p.

Profit/Loss = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit/Loss = (2055.8p – 2013.5p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit/Loss = 42.3p x £2 per penny
Profit/Loss = £84.60 profit

Markets do of course fall, if the equity were to fall to 1963.2p – 1965.7p, you could choose to close your trade to prevent further losses. Assuming this was the case, you’d sell the market at 1963.2p.

You would close your bet with the same £2 per penny stake:

Profit/Loss = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit/Loss = (1963.2p – 2013.5p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit/Loss = -50.3p x £2 per penny
Profit/Loss = -£100.60 loss


Selling – Speculating on the Market to Decrease

One advantage of spread betting is that you can short the markets.

This example was initially priced at 2011.0p – 2013.5p.

If you sold BHP Billiton at 2011.0p and the equity fell then the quote could change to 1972.6p – 1975.1p. If this were the case, you could close your trade for a profit by buying at 1975.1p.

Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit/Loss = (2011.0p – 1975.1p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit/Loss = 35.9p x £2 per penny
Profit/Loss = £71.80 profit

Nevertheless, if the equity increased to 2051.2p – 2053.7p, you might want to close your position to limit your losses. In that case, you’d buy the market at 2053.7p.

You would do this with the same £2 per penny stake:

Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit/Loss = (2011.0p – 2053.7p) x £2 per penny stake
Profit/Loss = -42.7p x £2 per penny
Profit/Loss = -£85.40 loss


BHP Billiton Rolling Daily market quoted as of 05-Aug-14.

This is a ‘Rolling Daily’ trade. This type of market doesn’t have a fixed closing date and will just rollover to the next trading day. If it does rollover, then you might receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. To learn more, see guide to rolling daily charges.



BHP Billiton Demo Accounts

The companies listed below also have practice accounts, you can use these to have a go at spread betting on BHP Billiton without risking any capital.



User Questions and Answers on BHP Billiton

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