Spread Betting on the Facebook Share Price (FB)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Facebook?

A Financial Spreads account provides investors with a large range of shares spread betting and CFD markets such as Facebook, Reckitt Benckiser, Citigroup and Daimler, plus a host of other UK, US and international stocks.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Facebook Market?

FinancialSpreads.com provides investors with real-time prices on more than a thousand spread trading and CFD markets like Facebook and a large variety of other shares, commodities, forex and stock markets.

Where Can I Get Live Facebook Charts?

When using a Financial Spreads account clients can use live trading charts for Facebook and more than 1,000 other spread betting and CFD markets.

To help your technical analysis, the charting package comes with a range of features that include:
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A Guide to Spread Betting on Facebook

For example, let's suppose you sign into the Financial Spreads site and the platform is showing a price of:

  Facebook Rolling Cash Sell

7609.0
Buy

7614.0


Here is a brief guide to how the market works:

Spread Betting MarketFacebook Rolling Cash
Spread7609.0¢ - 7614.0¢
This MeansNow you can take a position on the Facebook Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 7614.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 7609.0¢

This is a Rolling trade and so there is no closing date for this spread bet. If you decide not to close your position and the session ends then your trade will automatically roll over to the next trading day.

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will normally either be charged or credited for overnight financing based upon the direction of your position. For additional information see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units (Points) TradedSpread betting trades on the Facebook market are priced in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Facebook changes by 35.0¢ then you would lose or gain 35 multiples of your stake.
Trade SizeYou choose how much you would like to risk per cent, e.g. £3 per cent, £4 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Short Staking ExampleAs an example, if you chose a stake of £4 per cent and Facebook moves 32.0¢, you would win/lose £4 per cent x 32.0¢ = £128.


Spread Trading Example - Buying Facebook

Online spread betting on the share to move up

You Choose to Go Long or Short Facebook going:

  Spread Betting Above 7614.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 7609.0¢?

Let's Say You Buy   Spread Betting Above 7614.0¢
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Select £1 per cent
What Happens Now?
  • You make a gain of £1 for each cent Facebook increases higher than 7614.0¢
  • Your trade loses £1 for every cent Facebook falls lower than 7614.0¢
If You Are Betting on a Market to Rise Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
Facebook increases and the financial spread betting market changes to 7762.5¢ - 7767.5¢:   7762.5   7767.5
Close and Take Your Profit? You can decide to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in a profit. In this example you decide to close your trade and sell at 7762.5¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(7762.5¢ - 7614.0¢) x £1 per cent
148.5¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £148.50 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
Facebook falls and the spread trading market adjusts and moves to 7480.8¢ - 7485.8¢, i.e. you would see:   7480.8   7485.8
Time to Limit the Loss? You could decide to leave your bet open or close it in order to restrict your losses. In this case you opt to settle your trade and sell the market at 7480.8¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(7480.8¢ - 7614.0¢) x £1 per cent
-133.2¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£133.20 loss


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bearish View of Facebook

Spread trading on the share to go lower

You Choose to Buy or Sell Facebook to go:

  Spread Betting Above 7614.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 7609.0¢?

Let's Say You Go Short   Spread Betting Below 7609.0¢
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Assume You Select £2 per cent
What Happens Next?
  • Your trade loses £2 for every cent Facebook rises higher than 7609.0¢
  • You make a gain of £2 for every cent Facebook falls below 7609.0¢
If You Are Speculating on a Market to Fall Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
Facebook drops and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 7515.0¢ - 7520.0¢. So you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   7515.0   7520.0
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could decide to let your position run or close it to take your profit. In this instance you choose to settle your position and buy the market at 7520.0¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(7609.0¢ - 7520.0¢) x £2 per cent
89.0¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £178.00 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
Facebook pushes higher and the market becomes 7683.9¢ - 7688.9¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you'd see:   7683.9   7688.9
Time to Limit Your Loss?At this point, you may choose to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your loss. In this case you opt to settle your position by buying at 7688.9¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(7609.0¢ - 7688.9¢) x £2 per cent
-79.9¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£159.80 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Facebook?

FinancialSpreads.com provides investors with the ability to try out new ideas by using a free Demo Account, practise markets include Facebook.

The Practice Account offers a range of markets such as forex, commodities, stocks and stock market indices.


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