Where to Spread Bet on Rank Group?
You can spread bet on Rank Group with any of the following companies:
Although note that you can also spread bet with other Spread Betting Companies.
Spread Betting on Rank Group
Should an investor want to speculate on firms such as Rank Group then one solution is a spread bet on the Rank Group share price.
Looking at the InterTrader spread trading website, as of Friday, they were showing the Rank Group Rolling Daily market at 132.8p – 135.2p. Therefore, an investor can spread trade on the Rank Group shares:
- Increasing higher than 135.2p, or
- Decreasing lower than 132.8p
Whilst financial spread trading on UK equities you trade in £x per penny. As a result, if you chose to have a stake of £20 per penny and the Rank Group share price changes by 5p then that would alter your profit/loss by £100. £20 per penny x 5p = £100.
Rolling Daily Equities Markets
One thing to note is that this is a Rolling Daily Market which means that there is no settlement date for this market. You do not have to close your trade, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it will just roll over into the next trading session.
If you allow your position to roll over and are spread betting on the market to:
- Move higher – then you are usually charged a small overnight financing fee, or
- Move lower – then a small payment is often credited to your account
For a fully worked example see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
Rank Group Rolling Daily Shares Trading Example
So, if you consider the spread of 132.8p – 135.2p and assume that:
- you have done your market analysis, and
- you think that the Rank Group share price is likely to increase and move above 135.2p
then you might decide to go long of the market at 135.2p and risk, for the sake of argument, £15 per penny.
With such a bet you win £15 for every penny that the Rank Group shares increase and go higher than 135.2p. Conversely, however, you will lose £15 for every penny that the Rank Group market moves below 135.2p.
Thinking of this in a slightly different way, should you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your P&L is calculated by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.
With this in mind, if after a few hours the shares started to rise you might decide to close your spread bet so that you can secure your profit.
As an example, if the market increased then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, might change to 142.6p – 145.0p. You would settle your position by selling at 142.6p. Therefore, with the same £15 stake this trade would make you a profit of:
Profit = (Closing Price – Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (142.6p – 135.2p) x £15 per penny stake
Profit = 7.4p x £15 per penny stake
Profit = £111.00 profit
Trading shares is not straightforward. In this case, you wanted the share price to increase. However, it might go down.
If the Rank Group share price decreased, contrary to your expectations, then you could close your trade in order to restrict your losses.
Should the spread fall back to 128.8p – 131.2p then you would close your spread bet by selling at 128.8p. Therefore, you would make a loss of:
Loss = (Closing Price – Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (128.8p – 135.2p) x £15 per penny stake
Loss = -6.4p x £15 per penny stake
Loss = -£96.00 loss
Note – Rank Group Rolling Daily spread accurate as of 17-Aug-12.
Rank Group Spread Betting – More Details
For more information on trading Rank Group, also see Rank Group Spread Betting.
Spread betting carries a high level of risk to your capital. You may lose more than your initial investment. It may not be suitable for all investors. Only speculate with money that you can afford to lose. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent financial advice where necessary.