Guide to Australian Dollar/Swiss Franc Spread Betting

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Where Can I Spread Bet on AUD/CHF?

When trading with Financial Spreads clients can trade on a variety of forex rates. Markets include AUD/CHF in addition to the USD/JPY, GBP/USD and EUR/GBP.

Where Can I Access Live AUD/CHF Prices?

When using a FinancialSpreads account clients can speculate on numerous real time prices like AUD/CHF and a large range of other currencies, stocks, commodities and stock markets.

Where Can I Get Live AUD/CHF Charts?

When trading with a FinancialSpreads account you can access real-time trading charts for AUD/CHF and more than a thousand other CFD and financial spread betting markets.

As well as the various chart types, the package comes with a wide variety of advanced features that includes:
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A Guide to Spread Trading on AUD/CHF

Let's suppose that you log on to the FinancialSpreads website and the live quote is:

  AUD/CHF Rolling Spot Sell

0.7214
Buy

0.7217


Here's an example of how it works...

Spread Trading Market:AUD/CHF Rolling Spot
The Spread Betting Price:SFr 0.7214 - SFr 0.7217
How the Trade Works:You can speculate on the AUD/CHF Rolling Spot market moving:

  Spread Betting Above SFr 0.7217, or
  Spread Betting Below SFr 0.7214

This spread betting market is a Rolling market which means that there is no closing date for this spread bet. If you haven't closed your trade and the trading session ends then your position will roll over to the next session.

Note that if a trade is rolled over then you will normally either be charged or receive interest for overnight financing based on whether you are betting on the market to go down or up. For further information also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Points (Units) Traded:Trades on the AUD/CHF market are priced in £x per point.

Where a point is SFr 0.0001 of the forex pair's price movement.

E.g. if AUD/CHF moves by SFr 0.0055 then you would lose or win 55 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size):You work out how much you are going to risk per point, e.g. £1 per point, £5 per point, £10 per point etc.
Short Staking Example:If you went with a stake of £3 per point and AUD/CHF changes by SFr 0.0030 (30 points), you would lose / win £3 per point x 30 points = £90.


Worked Example - Going Long of AUD/CHF

Financial spread betting on the FX rate to increase in value

You Now Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell: AUD/CHF to move:

  Spread Betting Above SFr 0.7217? or
  Spread Betting Below SFr 0.7214?

Let's Assume You Go Long:   Spread Betting Above SFr 0.7217
You Select Your Stake, Let's Say You Select: £1 per point
What Happens Next?
  • You will make £1 for each point (SFr 0.0001) AUD/CHF goes above SFr 0.7217
  • You will lose £1 for every point (SFr 0.0001) AUD/CHF pushes below SFr 0.7217
If You Are Going Long of a Market Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Scenario 1
AUD/CHF rises and the financial spread betting market changes to SFr 0.7311 - SFr 0.7314, i.e. Financial Spreads would show:   0.7311   0.7314
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You may opt to leave your position open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet for a profit. In this instance you choose to settle your position by selling the market at SFr 0.7311.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(SFr 0.7311 - SFr 0.7217) x £1 per point (£1 per SFr 0.0001)
SFr 0.0094 x £1 per point
94 points x £1 per point
Your Trading P&L = £94 profit
 
Scenario 2
AUD/CHF moves lower and the market is revised and set at SFr 0.7112 - SFr 0.7115, i.e. the market moves to:   0.7112   0.7115
Close and Limit Your Loss? You can decide to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your loss. In this example you choose to settle your position and sell the market at SFr 0.7112.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(SFr 0.7112 - SFr 0.7217) x £1 per point (£1 per SFr 0.0001)
-SFr 0.0105 x £1 per point
-105 points x £1 per point
Your Trading P&L = -£105 loss


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of AUD/CHF

Financial spread trading on the FX rate to fall in value

You Choose to Buy or Sell: AUD/CHF going:

  Spread Betting Above SFr 0.7217? or
  Spread Betting Below SFr 0.7214?

Let's Assume You Go Short:   Spread Betting Below SFr 0.7214
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Choose: £2 per point
So What Next?
  • You will lose £2 for every point (SFr 0.0001) AUD/CHF increases higher than SFr 0.7214
  • You will make £2 for every point (SFr 0.0001) AUD/CHF moves lower than SFr 0.7214
When Betting on a Market to Go Down Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Scenario 3
AUD/CHF goes lower and the spread betting market moves to SFr 0.7155 - SFr 0.7158. Therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   0.7155   0.7158
Time to Lock in a Profit? At this point, you may opt to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in your profit. For this example, you decide to settle your position by buying at SFr 0.7158.
Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(SFr 0.7214 - SFr 0.7158) x £2 per point (£2 per SFr 0.0001)
SFr 0.0056 x £2 per point
56 points x £2 per point
Your Trading P&L = £112 profit
 
Scenario 4
AUD/CHF climbs and the spread trading market becomes SFr 0.7274 - SFr 0.7277, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   0.7274   0.7277
Limit the Loss?You can decide to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and restrict your loss. In this instance you opt to settle your trade and buy the market at SFr 0.7277.
Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(SFr 0.7214 - SFr 0.7277) x £2 per point (£2 per SFr 0.0001)
-SFr 0.0063 x £2 per point
-63 points x £2 per point
Your Trading P&L = -£126 loss

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