Google Spread Bets





Also see Live Google chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Google?

You can put trades on Google and a variety of other markets by using an account with any of the following trading platforms:

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 Google Chart




Live Google Chart




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

The chart above gives a useful view of the current market trends.

However, for investors that are spread betting on Google, the above providers have live prices and charts that have more options.

Typical trading chart:

Google Spread Bets - Example Chart



Google Spread Betting Example

Google Spread Bets
If you are interested in financial spread betting on stocks such as Google then, looking at a firm like FinancialSpreads.com, you’d get a quote of $576.51 – $577.80.

This means you could bet on Google to go higher than $577.80 or to go lower than $576.51.

When placing a spread bet, investors trade on every unit the market rises or falls; specifically, for the Google market a unit is $0.01 of the equity’s price movement.

Let’s say you want to stake £1 for every cent Google goes up or down.


Spread Betting on the Market to Increase

If you bought Google at $577.80 and the equity went up then the quote could change to $579.88 – $581.17. Assuming this was the case, you could close your bet for a profit at $579.88.

Profit/Loss = (closing value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($579.88 – $577.80) x £1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $2.08 x £1 per cent
Profit/Loss = £208 profit

The markets can of course fall, if the equity decreased to, for example, $575.89 – $577.18, you might decide to close your position to restrict your losses. In that case, you would sell at $575.89.

You would close your bet with the same £1 per cent stake:

Profit/Loss = (closing value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($575.89 – $577.80) x £1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$1.91 x £1 per cent
Profit/Loss = -£191 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Decrease

A major benefit of spread betting is that you can short sell the markets.

At the beginning of this example, the market was $576.51 – $577.80.

If you sold Google at $576.51 and the equity decreased then you might see the price drop to $573.46 – $574.75. If so, you might choose to close your bet for a profit by buying at $574.75.

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market – closing value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($576.51 – $574.75) x £1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = $1.76 x £1 per cent
Profit/Loss = £176 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the equity had increased to $576.84 – $578.13, you could close your bet to limit your losses. If that happened, you’d buy at $578.13.

With the same £1 per cent stake:

Profit/Loss = (initial value of the market – closing value of the market) x stake per cent
Profit/Loss = ($576.51 – $578.13) x £1 per cent stake
Profit/Loss = -$1.62 x £1 per cent
Profit/Loss = -£162 loss


Google Rolling Daily market taken as of 04-Aug-14.

Be aware that this is a ‘Rolling Daily’ spread bet. This sort of market does not have a preset closing date and automatically rolls over to the next trading day. If it does roll, then you may receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. Also see guide to rolling daily fees.



Google Demo Accounts

So what if you just want to try things out first? Well, the following platforms also offer free demo accounts. I.e. accounts where you can have a go at trading Google without risking any funds.



User Questions and Answers on Google

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