eBay Spread Bets





Also see Live eBay chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on eBay?

You can speculate on eBay, as well as a wide range of other markets, by using an account with the following spread betting 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 eBay Chart




Live eBay Chart




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

The above chart provides you with a valuable look at the current market trends.

But, if you are spread trading eBay, the providers listed above offer real-time price updates as well as more sophisticated charts.

Example chart:

eBay Spread Bets - Example Chart



eBay Spread Betting Example

eBay Spread Bets
If you are going to spread bet on US equities such as eBay then, looking at a firm like IG, at the moment you’d find a price of $52.44 – $52.51.

As a result, you could bet on eBay to move above $52.51 or move below $52.44.

When spread trading, investors speculate on every unit the market goes up or down; for the eBay market a unit is $0.01 of the share’s price movement.

So for this example, let’s say you want to stake £2 for every cent eBay moves up or down.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Rise

If you were to buy eBay at $52.51 and the shares increased then the quote might change to $53.25 – $53.32. In that case, you might want to close your trade for a profit at $53.25.

Profit/Loss = (final value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($53.25 – $52.51) x £2 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $0.74 x £2 per cent
Profit/Loss = £148 profit

The markets do of course fall, if the shares decreased to $51.85 – $51.92, you may want to close your bet to limit your losses. If this were the case, you’d sell back at $51.85.

So, with the same £2 per cent stake:

Profit/Loss = (final value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($51.85 – $52.51) x £2 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$0.66 x £2 per cent
Profit/Loss = -£132 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Fall

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

At the beginning of this example, the price was $52.44 – $52.51.

If you shorted eBay at $52.44 and the shares fell then the quote might change to $51.75 – $51.82. Therefore, you might decide to close your trade for a profit at $51.82.

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market – final value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($52.44 – $51.82) x £2 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $0.62 x £2 per cent
Profit/Loss = £124 profit

However, if the shares had moved up to $52.93 – $53.00, you might decide to close your bet to prevent further losses. If that happened, you’d buy the market at $53.00.

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

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market – final value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($52.44 – $53.00) x £2 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$0.56 x £2 per cent
Profit/Loss = -£112 loss


eBay Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 04-Aug-14.

Note that this is a rolling daily spread bet. Such markets don’t have a predetermined settlement date and automatically rolls over to the next session. If it does roll, then you might incur a small cost or receive a small credit. For more details, see rolling daily charges.



eBay Demo Accounts

But what if you want to practice? The firms detailed below have free practice accounts. I.e. accounts that you can use to see how spread betting works on eBay without risking your funds.



User Questions and Answers on eBay

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