Microsoft Spread Bets





Also see Live Microsoft chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Microsoft?

You can place trades on Microsoft with these spread trading companies:

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 Microsoft Chart




Live Microsoft Chart




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

The quick chart above provides you with a useful view of how the market is performing.

However, for investors that are spread betting on Microsoft, the firms listed above give users access to real-time prices as well as charts with more sophisticated options.

Example chart from FinancialSpreads:

Microsoft Spread Bets - Example Chart



Microsoft Spread Betting Example

Microsoft Spread Bets
Should you decide to spread bet on US shares like Microsoft then, on visiting a firm like IG Index.com, you may find a price of $42.96 – $43.01.

This means you could speculate on Microsoft to move above $43.01 or move below $42.96.

When spread betting, investors speculate on every unit the market goes up or down; with the Microsoft market a unit is $0.01 of the stock’s price movement.

For example, let’s say you choose to bet £4 for every cent Microsoft increases or decreases.


Speculating on the Market to Rise

If you bought Microsoft at $43.01 and the stock went up then the quote might become $43.35 – $43.40. If that were to happen, you might want to close your bet for a profit at $43.35.

Profits (or Losses) = (settlement level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($43.35 – $43.01) x £4 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $0.34 x £4 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £136 profit

However, if the stock were to fall down to, as an example, $42.70 – $42.75, you might decide to close your trade to limit your losses. If so, you would sell at $42.70.

With the same £4 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (settlement level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($42.70 – $43.01) x £4 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$0.31 x £4 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£124 loss


Speculating on the Market to Fall

One benefit of financial spread betting is that you can short the markets, i.e. speculate on the markets to drop.

At the beginning of this example, the market was $42.96 – $43.01.

If you were to go short of Microsoft at $42.96 and the stock fell then you might see the price move to $42.51 – $42.56. If that happened, you might want to close your bet for a profit at $42.56.

Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – settlement level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($42.96 – $42.56) x £4 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $0.40 x £4 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £160 profit

The markets can of course rise, if the stock increased to, for example, $43.26 – $43.31, you may decide to close your bet to prevent further losses. Therefore, you would buy at $43.31.

Therefore, with the same £4 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – settlement level of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($42.96 – $43.31) x £4 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$0.35 x £4 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£140 loss


Microsoft Rolling Daily market quoted as of 14-Sep-15.

Be aware that this is a Rolling Daily spread bet. Such markets do not have a fixed closing date and will rollover to the next session. If it does rollover, then you might incur a small cost or receive a small credit. For more information, see guide to rolling daily charges.



Microsoft Practice Accounts

The platforms listed below also have free practice accounts. I.e. accounts where you can see how spread trading works on Microsoft without putting your capital at risk.



User Questions and Answers on Microsoft

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