Switzerland 20 Spread Betting








Where Can I Spread Bet on the Switzerland 20?

You can put trades on the Switzerland 20, as well as numerous other markets, by using an account with the following spread trading firms:



Live Switzerland 20 Chart




Live Switzerland 20 Chart




Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for the Switzerland 20?

The simple chart above gives a useful view of the latest movements.

Of course, for investors that are trading the Switzerland 20, the above providers have platforms with real-time pricing and charts with more advanced options.

Typical financial spread betting chart from FinancialSpreads:

Switzerland 20 Spread Betting - Example Chart



Switzerland 20 Spread Betting Example

Switzerland 20 Spread Betting
If you wanted to spread bet on an index such as the Switzerland 20 then, on visiting a trading platform like InterTrader.com, at the moment you would get a price of 8607 – 8611.

This means you can bet on the Switzerland 20 to move above 8611 or move below 8607.

With spread betting, investors speculate on every unit the market moves up or down. In the case of the Switzerland 20 market a unit is 1 point of the stock index’s price movement.

Let’s say, for instance, that you choose to bet £2 for every point the Switzerland 20 rises or falls.


Speculating on the Market to Rise

If you bought the Switzerland 20 at 8611 and the stock index increased then the quote could become 8653 – 8657. If this were the case, you might choose to close your position for a profit by selling at 8653.

Profit or Loss = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per point
Profit or Loss = (8653 – 8611) x £2 per point stake
Profit or Loss = 42 points x £2 per point
Profit or Loss = £84 profit

Nevertheless, if the stock index were to fall down to, as an example, 8563 – 8567, you might decide to close your bet to restrict your losses. In that case, you would sell at 8563.

Therefore, with the same £2 per point stake:

Profit or Loss = (closing level of the market – initial level of the market) x stake per point
Profit or Loss = (8563 – 8611) x £2 per point stake
Profit or Loss = -48 points x £2 per point
Profit or Loss = -£96 loss


Speculating on the Market to Fall

One of the many advantages of placing a spread bet is that you can short the markets, i.e. speculate that the markets are going to decrease.

If you recall, initially the market was 8607 – 8611.

If you were to go short of the Switzerland 20 at 8607 and the stock index went down then you might see the price move to 8552 – 8556. If that happened, you might decide to close your bet for a profit by buying at 8556.

Profit or Loss = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per point
Profit or Loss = (8607 – 8556) x £2 per point stake
Profit or Loss = 51 points x £2 per point
Profit or Loss = £102 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the stock index increased to 8661 – 8665, you may decide to close your bet to prevent further losses. Therefore, you would buy the market at 8665.

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

Profit or Loss = (initial level of the market – closing level of the market) x stake per point
Profit or Loss = (8607 – 8665) x £2 per point stake
Profit or Loss = -58 points x £2 per point
Profit or Loss = -£116 loss


Switzerland 20 (September) prices accurate as of 4-Nov-17.

Readers should note that this is a futures market which has a fixed settlement date when it will close automatically.


Switzerland 20 Practice Accounts

The following firms offer demo accounts, i.e. accounts which you can use to have a go at spread betting on the Switzerland 20 without risking any money.



User Questions and Answers on the Switzerland 20

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