CAC 40 Spread Betting





Also see Live CAC 40 chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on the CAC 40?

You can place trades on the CAC 40 with any of the following firms:

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
FTSE 100 Daily Financial Spreads FTSE Daily ETX Capital FTSE Daily Spreadex FTSE Daily IG FTSE Daily City Index FTSE Daily
FTSE 100 Futures Financial Spreads FTSE Future ETX Capital FTSE Future Spreadex FTSE Future IG FTSE Future City Index FTSE Future
Wall Street (Dow) Daily Financial Spreads Wall Street (Dow) Daily ETX Capital Wall Street (Dow) Daily Spreadex Wall Street (Dow) Daily IG Wall Street (Dow) Daily City Index Wall Street (Dow) Daily
Wall Street (Dow) Futures Financial Spreads Wall Street Future ETX Capital Wall Street Future Spreadex Wall Street Future IG Wall Street Future City Index Wall Street Future
DAX 30 Daily Financial Spreads DAX 30 Daily ETX Capital DAX 30 Daily Spreadex DAX 30 Daily IG DAX 30 Daily City Index DAX 30 Daily
DAX 30 Futures Financial Spreads DAX 30 Future ETX Capital DAX 30 Future Spreadex DAX 30 Future IG DAX 30 Future City Index DAX 30 Future
S&P 500 Daily Financial Spreads S&P 500 Daily ETX Capital S&P 500 Daily Spreadex S&P 500 Daily IG S&P 500 Daily City Index S&P 500 Daily
S&P 500 Futures Financial Spreads S&P 500 Future ETX Capital S&P 500 Future Spreadex S&P 500 Future IG S&P 500 Future City Index S&P 500 Future
Other Indices Financial Spreads More Indices? ETX Capital More Indices? Spreadex More Indices? IG More Indices? City Index More Indices?
The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live CAC 40 Chart




Live CAC 40 Chart




Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the CAC 40?

The quick chart above offers you a helpful look at how the market is trending.

Still, if you’re spread betting on the CAC 40, the above companies give users access to live price updates as well as charts that have more options.

Example chart:

CAC 40 Spread Betting - Example Chart



Where to Spread Bet on French Shares?

Shares

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
Wall Street Shares Financial Spreads Wall Street Shares ETX Capital Wall Street Shares Spreadex Wall Street Shares IG Wall Street Shares City Index 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
DAX 30 Shares Financial Spreads DAX 30 Shares ETX Capital DAX 30 Shares Spreadex DAX 30 Shares IG DAX 30 Shares City Index DAX 30 Shares
CAC 40 Shares Financial Spreads CAC 40 Shares ETX Capital CAC 40 Shares Spreadex CAC 40 Shares IG CAC 40 Shares City Index CAC 40 Shares
Irish Shares Financial Spreads Irish Shares ETX Capital Irish Shares Spreadex Irish Shares IG Irish Shares City Index Irish Shares
Other Shares Financial Spreads Other Shares ETX Capital Other Shares Spreadex Other Shares IG Other Shares City Index Other Shares
The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies. Also see financial spread betting comparison notes.


What Currencies Can I Spread Bet In?

You do not have to trade this market in euros. With the above companies you can spread bet on any of the markets they offer, including French shares, in either Sterling, the euro or US dollars, e.g. £2 per point, $3 per point, €5 per point etc.



CAC 40 Spread Betting Example

CAC 40 Spread Betting
If you are thinking about spread betting on an index such as the CAC 40 then, looking at a trading platform like FinancialSpreads, at the time of writing you would get a quote of 4391.4 – 4392.4.

Therefore, you could speculate on the CAC 40 to move above 4392.4 or move below 4391.4.

With spread betting, investors speculate on every unit the market moves up or down. With the CAC 40 market a unit is 1 point of the stock index’s price movement.

So let’s say you want to bet £4 for every point the CAC 40 increases or decreases.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Increase

If you were to go long of the CAC 40 at 4392.4 and the stock index went up then the quote could become 4418.8 – 4419.8. If this were the case, you could close your position for a profit at 4418.8.

Profit/Loss = (closing price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per point
Profit/Loss = (4418.8 – 4392.4) x £4 per point stake
Profit/Loss = 26.4 points x £4 per point
Profit/Loss = £105.60 profit

Nevertheless, if the stock index were to fall down to 4368.2 – 4369.2, you might decide to close your bet to limit your losses. Therefore, you’d sell the market at 4368.2.

Therefore, with the same £4 per point stake:

Profit/Loss = (closing price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per point
Profit/Loss = (4368.2 – 4392.4) x £4 per point stake
Profit/Loss = -24.2 points x £4 per point
Profit/Loss = -£96.80 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Decrease

One useful benefit of financial 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 market was 4391.4 – 4392.4.

If you went short of the CAC 40 at 4391.4 and the stock index decreased then the quote might change to 4368.0 – 4369.0. In that case, you might decide to close your trade for a profit at 4369.0.

Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – closing price of the market) x stake per point
Profit/Loss = (4391.4 – 4369.0) x £4 per point stake
Profit/Loss = 22.4 points x £4 per point
Profit/Loss = £89.60 profit

On the other hand, if the stock index increased to, for example, 4410.9 – 4411.9, you could close your position to prevent further losses. Assuming this was the case, you would buy at 4411.9.

You would close your bet with the same £4 per point stake:

Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – closing price of the market) x stake per point
Profit/Loss = (4391.4 – 4411.9) x £4 per point stake
Profit/Loss = -20.5 points x £4 per point
Profit/Loss = -£82.00 loss


CAC 40 Rolling Daily spread betting prices taken as of 10-Nov-16.

Note that this is a rolling daily trade. This sort of market does not have a predetermined closing date and rolls over to the next session automatically. When a market rolls over you might receive a small credit or incur a small financing charge. For more details, see rolling daily spread betting.


How to Spread Bet on French Shares

BNP Paribas Financial Spread Trading Example

Should you want to spread bet on French shares such as BNP Paribas then, on visiting a firm like InterTrader, you’d find a quote of €51.56 – €51.68.

This means you could bet on BNP Paribas to move higher than €51.68 or to move lower than €51.56.

When spread betting, you speculate on every unit the market goes up or down; with the BNP Paribas market a unit is €0.01 of the equity’s price movement.

For example, let’s say you want to bet £3 for every cent BNP Paribas goes up or down.


Buying – Speculating on the Market to Rise

If you bought BNP Paribas at €51.68 and the equity rose then the spread might change to €52.13 – €52.25. If that happened, you could close your trade by selling at €52.13.

Your Profit/Loss = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profit/Loss = (€52.13 – €51.68) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profit/Loss = €0.45 x £3 per cent
Your Profit/Loss = £135 profit

Conversely, if the equity were to fall to €51.27 – €51.39, you could close your position to limit your losses. If this were the case, you would sell the market at €51.27.

So, with the same £3 per cent stake:

Your Profit/Loss = (settlement price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profit/Loss = (€51.27 – €51.68) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profit/Loss = -€0.41 x £3 per cent
Your Profit/Loss = -£123 loss


Selling – Speculating on the Market to Fall

One of the benefits of spread trading is that investors can go short of the markets, i.e. bet that the markets will fall.

When we began this example, the market was priced at €51.56 – €51.68.

If you were to sell BNP Paribas at €51.56 and the equity fell then you might see the price move to €51.08 – €51.20. If that were to happen, you could close your position by buying at €51.20.

Your Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profit/Loss = (€51.56 – €51.20) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profit/Loss = €0.36 x £3 per cent
Your Profit/Loss = £108 profit

Financial markets also move up, if the equity had moved up to €51.77 – €51.89, you may want to close your trade to prevent further losses. In that case, you would buy the market at €51.89.

Therefore, with the same £3 per cent stake:

Your Profit/Loss = (opening price of the market – settlement price of the market) x stake per cent
Your Profit/Loss = (€51.56 – €51.89) x £3 per cent stake
Your Profit/Loss = -€0.33 x £3 per cent
Your Profit/Loss = -£99 loss


BNP Paribas Rolling Daily spread betting market quoted as of 28-Aug-14.

Note that this is a Rolling Daily spread bet. Such markets don’t have a predetermined closing date and will rollover to the next trading day. If it does rollover, then you may incur a small cost or receive a small credit. To learn more, see guide to rolling daily fees.



CAC 40 Practice Accounts

The platforms listed below have free demo accounts. I.e. accounts that you can use to place some trades on the CAC 40 without putting your money at risk.




User Questions and Answers on the CAC 40

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