Sugar Spread Betting Guide





Also see Live Sugar chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Sugar?

You can put spread bets on sugar, as well as a variety of other financial markets, with these spread betting firms:

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
Gold Daily Financial Spreads Gold Daily ETX Capital Gold Daily Spreadex Gold Daily IG Gold Daily City Index Gold Daily
Gold Futures Financial Spreads Gold Future ETX Capital Gold Future Spreadex Gold Future IG Gold Future City Index Gold Future
UK Crude Oil Daily (Brent) Financial Spreads UK Oil Daily (Brent) ETX Capital UK Oil Daily (Brent) Spreadex UK Oil Daily (Brent) IG UK Oil Daily (Brent) City Index UK Oil Daily (Brent)
UK Crude Oil Future (Brent) Financial Spreads UK Oil Future (Brent) ETX Capital UK Oil Future (Brent) Spreadex UK Oil Future (Brent) IG UK Oil Future (Brent) City Index UK Oil Future (Brent)
US Crude Oil Daily (WTI) Financial Spreads US Oil Daily (WTI) ETX Capital US Oil Daily (WTI) Spreadex US Oil Daily (WTI) IG US Oil Daily (WTI) City Index US Oil Daily (WTI)
US Crude Oil Future (WTI) Financial Spreads US Oil Future (WTI) ETX Capital US Oil Future (WTI) Spreadex US Oil Future (WTI) IG US Oil Future (WTI) City Index US Oil Future (WTI)
Other Commodities Financial Spreads Other Commodities ETX Capital Other Commodities Spreadex Other Commodities IG Other Commodities City Index Other Commodities
The above spread betting markets may also be available with other companies. Also see spread bets comparison notess.


Live Sugar Chart




Live Sugar Chart




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

The chart shown above provides a useful view of how the market is trending.

Still, if you are spread betting on sugar, the above companies have platforms with live price updates and sophisticated charting packages.

Example spread trading chart:

Sugar Spread Betting Guide - Example Chart



Sugar Spread Betting Example

Sugar Spread Betting Guide
If you’re thinking about spread betting on a commodity such as sugar then, on visiting a firm like Financial Spreads, you would currently find a quote of $16.98 – $17.03.

That means you can speculate on sugar to go above $17.03 or go below $16.98.

When spread betting, investors speculate on every unit the market increases or decreases. With the sugar market a unit is $0.01 of the commodity’s price movement.

Let’s say, for this instance, you decide to trade £5 for every cent sugar rises or falls.


Buying – Speculating on the Market to Rise

If you were to go long of sugar at $17.03 and the commodity went up then you might see the price move to $17.27 – $17.32. In that case, you might choose to close your position for a profit at $17.27.

Profits (or Losses) = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($17.27 – $17.03) x £5 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $0.24 x £5 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £120 profit

However, if the commodity were to fall to $16.76 – $16.81, you could close your bet to prevent further losses. Assuming this was the case, you would sell the market at $16.76.

Therefore, with the same £5 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($16.76 – $17.03) x £5 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$0.27 x £5 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£135 loss


Selling – Speculating on the Market to Fall

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

At the beginning of this example, the market was priced at $16.98 – $17.03.

If you shorted sugar at $16.98 and the commodity decreased then the price could move to $16.67 – $16.72. If this were the case, you might choose to close your position for a profit at $16.72.

Profits (or Losses) = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($16.98 – $16.72) x £5 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = $0.26 x £5 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = £130 profit

Markets can also rise, if the commodity had risen to, as an example, $17.23 – $17.28, you could close your position to restrict your losses. If that were to happen, you would buy at $17.28.

You would do this with the same £5 per cent stake:

Profits (or Losses) = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per cent
Profits (or Losses) = ($16.98 – $17.28) x £5 per cent stake
Profits (or Losses) = -$0.30 x £5 per cent
Profits (or Losses) = -£150 loss


Sugar market quoted as of 13-Apr-17.

This is a Futures spread bet and therefore it has a particular expiry date, i.e. when it will close. In the case of this World Sugar (October) futures market the settlement date is 17-Sep-14.



Sugar Demo Accounts

But what if you want to try things out? Well, the firms detailed below also have free practice accounts. I.e. accounts you can use to place some trades on sugar without risking any capital.




User Questions and Answers on Sugar

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