Guide to Spread Betting on Royal Bank Of Scotland Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live RBS Charts & Prices
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Royal Bank of Scotland Spread Betting

RBS Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on RBS?

At the moment, you are able to financial spread bet on the Royal Bank of Scotland share price with:

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RBS Broker Ratings

A look at the latest RBS broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
16-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformKeefe, Bruyette & Woods233.728019.80%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein224.92302.30%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas23327518.00%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale227.926014.10%
26-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/In-LineOverwt/In-LineMorgan Stanley221.532044.50%
24-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralMacquarie232.92507.30%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMediobanca SpA245.334038.60%
22-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale248.333032.90%
16-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein244.345084.20%
15-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets244.537553.40%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan224.533549.20%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Neutral/NeutralNeutral/NeutralGoldman Sachs228.138568.80%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue238.329222.50%
01-Feb-16Brokers Tips - EqualweightEqualweightBarclays254.529013.90%
28-Jan-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNatixis254.62706.00%
27-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/In-LineOverwt/In-LineMorgan Stanley25635036.70%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein276.845062.60%
13-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale28633015.40%
11-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets288.437530.00%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue283.534421.30%
31-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue304.634814.20%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein28645057.30%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan304.836519.80%
04-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein303.245048.40%
01-Dec-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale310.83306.20%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for RBS?

The CFD chart below will offer users a helpful guide to the Royal Bank of Scotland market.

The Plus500 chart that we use above is normally based on the underlying RBS futures contract (not the spot market).

To look at live financial spread betting charts and prices for RBS, you will need to apply for a spread betting account.

Also, a spreads account will give you access to short-term daily markets. Please note that such accounts are subject to status.

Should your application be approved then you can log on and analyse the real-time charts and prices. Usually, these will be provided as part of the service. The catch is that you are likely to get the occasional sales letter or call from your chosen spread trading provider.

If you do trade, be aware that spread trading and contracts for difference involve a high degree of risk and can result in losses that exceed your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced RBS charts.

Royal Bank Of Scotland Analysis & News

Date Trading Update
03-Oct-17 [11:49am]

Royal Bank Of Scotland Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The UK shares are currently trading higher than the 20-day MA of 261.1p and higher than the 50-day MA of 257.0p.
  • Current Price(i): 272.9p
  • Closing Price: 272.6p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.58%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 1.60%

Long-Term RBS.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 276.1p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 169.4p
  • EPS(i): -£0.34
  • PE Ratio(i): -
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 1.538m / 9.500m
  • Market Cap(i): £32,645m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 11,962m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live RBS.L Share Price & Charts and About Royal Bank Of Scotland for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
28-Feb-14 [12:20pm] The latest trading video on the Clean Financial spread betting blog takes a look at the moves in UK stocks.

RBS Results Hit UK Markets as Losses Continue to Mount

Update by Gordon Childs, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Royal Bank Of Scotland

Advanced Charting Packages for RBS Shares

Whilst the specific charting packages tend to vary across the industry, in order to assist you with your trading, most charts usually come with useful tools that include:
  • A broad range of time periods - 15 minutes, 2 hours, 1 week and so on
  • Different views - OHLC and candle charts
  • Drawing features and options - trendlines, Fibonacci arcs, fans and time zones

The charts provided by also have more advanced features, including:
  • BackTesting, Custom Indicators and Optimisation tools
  • Useful overlays - Exponential Moving Average, Ichimoku Clouds, Envelopes and so on
  • Over 30 indicators - Standard Deviation, Relative Strength Index, Swing Index and so on
  • Automatic email notifications when a market reaches a certain level

Sample share trading chart

RBS Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following spread trading companies give their clients real-time trading charts and prices:
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You can spread bet on RBS with Financial Spreads.

Where Can I Spread Bet on RBS for Free?

Trading always includes a degree of risk. Having said that, if you want to open a Demo Account, where you can try out financial spread betting, please see below.

In addition, remember that in the UK, financial spread betting is currently exempt from tax*.

If you're interested in a low cost financial spread betting website, keep in mind that investors can trade RBS without paying any brokers' fees or commissions via providers like:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a free Demo Account / Practice Account which lets you get a better understanding of online spread betting, including markets such as the Dow Jones, gold, EUR/GBP and RBS, then look at: The spread betting firms listed above provide a risk free Test Account that allows investors to review charts, test trading strategies and gain experience with orders, like trailing stops and guaranteed stops.

How to Spread Bet on RBS

How to Spread Bet on RBS?

Should you decide to invest in companies such as Royal Bank of Scotland then one possibility could be spread betting on the RBS share price.

Looking at a spread betting website like Financial Spreads, we can see that they are currently valuing the RBS Rolling Daily market at 282.0p - 282.6p. As a result, an investor could spread bet on the RBS shares:

  RBS Trading Example Going higher than 282.6p, or
  RBS Spread Betting Example Going lower than 282.0p

Whilst spread trading on UK equities you trade in x per penny. Therefore, should you decide to risk 5 per penny and the RBS share price moves 24p then that would be a difference to your profit/loss of 120. 5 per penny x 24p = 120.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

You should note that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market', therefore it does not have a settlement date. If you leave your position open at the end of the day, it simply rolls over to the next trading day.

If your position does roll over and you are speculating on the market to:

  RBS Spread Betting Example Increase - then you will pay a small overnight financing fee, or
  RBS Spread Betting Example Decrease - then a small payment is often credited to your account

If you would like a fully worked example then see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

RBS Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Betting Example

If you consider the spread of 282.0p - 282.6p and assume that:
  • You have analysed the stock markets, and
  • Your research suggests that the RBS share price looks like it will move higher than 282.6p
Then you may buy at 282.6p and invest 20 per penny.

With such a bet you make a profit of 20 for every penny that the RBS shares increase and move above 282.6p. Of course, such a bet also means that you will make a loss of 20 for every penny that the RBS market goes below 282.6p.

Looked at another way, should you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are calculated by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

As a result, if after a few hours the share price started to move upwards then you could choose to close your trade in order to guarantee your profit. So if the market moved up then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, might change to 288.3p - 288.9p. You would close/settle your spread bet by selling at 288.3p. So, with the same 20 stake your profit would come to:

Profits (or losses) = (Closing Value - Opening Value) x stake
Profits (or losses) = (288.3p - 282.6p) x 20 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = 5.7p x 20 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = 114.00 profit

Speculating on shares, whether by spread trading or otherwise, can fail to go to plan. With this example, you had bet that the share price would increase. Nevertheless, the share price can also fall.

If the RBS shares began to drop then you might choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.

Should the spread pull back to 276.2p - 276.8p you would close your spread bet by selling at 276.2p. That would mean you would lose:

Profits (or losses) = (Closing Value - Opening Value) x stake
Profits (or losses) = (276.2p - 282.6p) x 20 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = -6.4p x 20 per penny stake
Profits (or losses) = -128.00 loss

Note: Royal Bank of Scotland Rolling Daily spread quoted as of 19-Oct-12.

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'RBS Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 03-Oct-17

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