USDCHF Spread Bets





Also see Live USDCHF chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on USDCHF?

Investors can trade on USDCHF, as well as a variety of other markets, by using an account with any of these spread trading firms:

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The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies.


Live USDCHF Chart




Live USDCHF Chart




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

The chart shown above gives you a valuable look at how the market is performing.

Still, for those investors that are spread betting on USDCHF, the firms mentioned above have live prices as well as advanced charting packages.

Typical trading chart from FinancialSpreads:

USDCHF Spread Bets - Example Chart



USDCHF Spread Betting Example

USDCHF Spread Bets
If you decided to spread bet on a forex rate such as USDCHF then, on visiting a company like FinancialSpreads, you might find a quote of SFr 0.90366 – SFr 0.90384.

This means you could bet on USDCHF to go above SFr 0.90384 or go below SFr 0.90366.

When placing a spread bet, you trade on every unit the market rises or falls. With the USDCHF market a unit is SFr 0.00010 of the rate’s price movement.

With this example, let’s say you choose to trade £2 for every SFr 0.00010 USDCHF goes up or down.


Buying – Spread Betting on the Market to Go Up

If you went long of USDCHF at SFr 0.90384 and the rate went up then the quote might become SFr 0.91084 – SFr 0.91102. If this were the case, you could close your trade at SFr 0.91084.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (final value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = (SFr 0.91084 – SFr 0.90384) x £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = SFr 0.00700 x £2 per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = £140.00 profit

Of course, if the rate were to fall to SFr 0.89625 – SFr 0.89643, you may decide to close your trade to prevent further losses. Assuming this was the case, you would make a sell trade at SFr 0.89625.

You would do this with the same £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake:

Your Profits (or Losses) = (final value of the market – initial value of the market) x stake per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = (SFr 0.89625 – SFr 0.90384) x £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -SFr 0.00759 x £2 per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£151.80 loss


Selling – Spread Betting on the Market to Go Down

One useful benefit of spread betting is that investors can sell the markets, i.e. bet on the markets to fall.

Initially, the market was priced at SFr 0.90366 – SFr 0.90384.

If you were to go short of USDCHF at SFr 0.90366 and the rate decreased then you might see the price drop to SFr 0.89578 – SFr 0.89596. If that happened, you might decide to close your trade for a profit at SFr 0.89596.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (initial value of the market – final value of the market) x stake per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = (SFr 0.90366 – SFr 0.89596) x £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = SFr 0.00770 x £2 per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = £154.00 profit

However, if the rate were to rise to, as an example, SFr 0.91183 – SFr 0.91201, you may want to close your bet to restrict your losses. If that were to happen, you’d buy the market at SFr 0.91201.

You would close your bet with the same £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake:

Your Profits (or Losses) = (initial value of the market – final value of the market) x stake per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = (SFr 0.90366 – SFr 0.91201) x £2 per SFr 0.00010 stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -SFr 0.00835 x £2 per SFr 0.00010
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£167.00 loss


USDCHF Rolling Daily prices accurate as of 29-Jan-15.

One thing to note is that this is a ‘Rolling Daily’ trade. This sort of market does not have a preset settlement date and automatically rolls over to the next trading day. If it does rollover, then you may receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. For more information see rolling daily spread trading markets.



USDCHF Practice Accounts

What if you want to try things out first? Well, the companies listed below have free test accounts, you can use these to have a go at trading USDCHF in a risk-free way.



User Questions and Answers on USDCHF

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