Posts from — March 2008
So Rentokil Initial have succumb to shareholder pressure and brought in a new management team.
But how to spread bet on Rentokil?
We have some answers…
Q) Where can I Spread Bet on Rentokil?
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Q) How to Spread Bet on Rentokil?
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Q) Where can I find Free Rentokil Charts?
How to Spread Bet on Rentokil Initial?
Lets say the Rentokil (June) spread is 101.6p – 102.4p with FinancialSpreads.com.
Therefore you can spread bet on Rentokil shares settling:
a) Above 102.4p, or
b) Below 101.6p
On the expiry date for this ‘June’ market, 17-Jun-08.
With UK equities spread trading, you trade in £x per penny, where a penny is 1p of Rentokil Initial share price movement.
For example, if your stake was £15 per penny and the Rentokil shares move 10p then that would be a £150 difference to your bottom line.
Rentokil Worked Spread Betting Example
Eg, let’s say, taking the above spread of 101.6p – 102.4p, that after your market analysis you think that the Rentokil shares will finish above 102.4p on 17-Jun-08.
Therefore you could buy at 102.4p for a stake of, let’s say, £10 per penny.
Your profit / loss is found by taking the difference between the final share price and the price you made the spread bet at, 102.4p, and then multiplying that by the stake per penny of share price movement.
So if the share price settles at 115p, then:
Your profit = (115.0p – 102.4p) x £10 per penny stake
Your profit = 12.6p x £10 per penny = £126 profit.
Of course, the markets don’t always moving according to plan. If the market didn’t move as predicted and had the Rentokil shares fallen to 90p, then you would have lost money on your spread trade.
Your loss = (90.0p – 102.4p) x £10 per penny stake
Your loss = -12.4p x £10 per penny = -£124 loss.
(Note prices quoted as of 31-Jan-08)
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