Berkeley Group Spread Betting
Where Can I Spread Bet on Berkeley Group?
Investors can currently trade without paying any commissions or brokers' fees on Berkeley by trading with the following companies:
|Broker Ratings - Sponsored by IG
Berkeley Group Broker Ratings
A look at the latest Berkeley Group broker ratings:
|03-Sep-15||Add||Numis Securities Ltd||3446||3844||11.50%|
|17-Jun-15||Sector Perform||RBC Capital Markets||3411||2750||-19.40%|
|20-Mar-15||Sector Perform||RBC Capital Markets||2659||2750||3.40%|
|27-Feb-15||Add||Numis Securities Ltd||2601||3272||25.80%|
For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.
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Where Can I Spread Bet on Berkeley Group for Free?
Speculating is not without risk, but if you would like to open a Test Account, that lets you trial spread betting and access trading charts, please see below for more details.
When looking at which investment option is right for you, don't forget that spread betting, in the UK, is tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, capital gains tax or income tax.
If you want a low cost financial spread betting website, you should note that investors can spread bet on Berkeley without having to pay any brokers' fees or commissions with firms like:
Should you want to have a look at a virtual money Demo Account / Practice Account so you can get to grips with spread betting, including trading markets such as Berkeley, then consider:
Each of the above spread betting companies currently provide a Demo Account which lets users analyse charts, try out trading ideas and apply a variety of orders.
How to Spread Bet on Berkeley Group?
If you decide to invest in firms like Berkeley then one possibility is to spread trade on the Berkeley share price.
Looking at a financial spread betting website like Capitalspreads, we can see they are offering the Berkeley Rolling Daily market at 1522.1p - 1526.9p. As a result, you could spread bet on the Berkeley share price:
Going higher than 1526.9p, or
Going lower than 1522.1p
Whilst making a spread bet on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, should you choose to risk £2 per penny and the Berkeley share price changes by 23p then there would be a difference to your profits (or losses) of £46. £2 per penny x 23p = £46.
Rolling Daily Equities Markets
Be aware that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so unlike a futures market, there is no closing date. If a trade is still open when the markets close at the end of the day, it simply keeps rolling over into the next trading session.
If your trade is rolled over and you are speculating that the market will:
Rise - then you usually pay a small overnight financing fee, or
Fall - then a small payment is normally credited to your account
To find out more about Rolling Daily Markets read our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
Berkeley Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Betting Example
So, if you consider the above spread of 1522.1p - 1526.9p and make the assumptions:
Then you might decide that you want to buy at 1526.9p and invest, for the sake of argument, £3 per penny.
- You've done your analysis of the markets, and
- Your research leads you to think the Berkeley shares are likely to push higher than 1526.9p
With such a spread bet you win £3 for every penny that the Berkeley shares increase and go above 1526.9p. However, it also means that you will make a loss of £3 for every penny that the Berkeley market goes below 1526.9p.
Looked at another way, if you were to ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profit/loss is found by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.
If after a few days the share price moved higher then you might want to close your spread bet so that you can lock in your profit.
If that happened then the spread could change to 1581.9p - 1586.7p. You would close your position by selling at 1581.9p. Therefore, with the same £3 stake your profit would come to:
Profit = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (1581.9p - 1526.9p) x £3 per penny stake
Profit = 55.0p x £3 per penny stake
Profit = £165.00 profit
Speculating on shares, whether by spread betting or not, can fail to go to plan. In the above example, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, it can also fall.
If the Berkeley shares had fallen then you could choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.
So if the spread dropped to 1477.3p - 1482.1p then you would sell back your position at 1477.3p. As a result, your loss would be:
Loss = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (1477.3p - 1526.9p) x £3 per penny stake
Loss = -49.6p x £3 per penny stake
Loss = -£148.80 loss
Note - Berkeley Rolling Daily equities market taken as of 31-Oct-12.
Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Berkeley Group?
Should you want to check real time charts/prices for Berkeley, you generally require a financial spread betting account. Note that opening such an account is subject to credit and status checks.
Should your account application be accepted then, when you log on, you will be able to access the up-to-the-minute trading charts and prices. Usually, these will be free. What's the catch? You're likely to receive the odd sales letter or email from the relevant online spread betting firm.
If you do decide to spread bet then be aware that spread betting does involve a high level of risk to your funds and you may lose more than your initial deposit.
Whilst the charts differ from firm to firm, to help your analysis, the charts generally have user friendly tools and features such as:
Charts on FinancialSpreads also come with advanced features such as:
- A broad variety of time periods e.g. 3 minutes, 4 hours, 1 day etc.
- Different display styles e.g. line and candle charts
- Drawing features e.g. trendlines, Fibonacci arcs, time zones and fans
Example FinancialSpreads equity trading chart
- Back Testing, Custom Indicators and Analysis tools
- Key technical overlays e.g. Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, EMA, Linear Regression etc.
- Over 30 indicator charts e.g. Historical Volatility, RSI, Accumulation Distribution etc.
- Email alerts that trigger when your chosen market reaches a pre-determined level
The following companies give their clients live prices/charts:
Berkeley Group Spread Betting, sponsored by FinancialSpreads.com.
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'Berkeley Group Spread Betting' edited by DB, updated 03-Oct-17
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