Guide to Spread Betting on Royal Dutch Shell Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live RDSA Charts & Prices
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Spread Betting on Royal Dutch Shell Shares

Shell Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Shell?

You can speculate on both Royal Dutch Shell 'A' and 'B' shares with the following providers:

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Shell Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Shell broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas16691707.442.30%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue166517817.00%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas16621695.962.00%
08-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein1674.5200019.40%
01-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1644.5245049.00%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHSBC1607182513.60%
22-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan159416302.30%
19-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas1564.51706.59.10%
16-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMacquarie1583.5180013.70%
15-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1525.5275080.30%
05-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNatixis1537.516809.30%
27-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformBMO Capital Markets14071350-4.10%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyOddo & Cie1303205057.30%
19-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldCanaccord Genuity1352.5155014.60%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyABN Amro Bank N.V.13591951.2743.60%
12-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldGrupo Santander1361176529.70%
08-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1437.5275091.30%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue1560179314.90%
23-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyABN Amro Bank N.V.1512.52119.340.10%
22-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas1457.51979.4335.80%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyABN Amro Bank N.V.14642097.2543.30%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein1464.5236061.10%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays1453.5275089.20%
10-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein1531.5236054.10%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformMacquarie1560190021.80%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Shell?

This CFD trading chart gives a helpful guide to the Shell market.

The above chart is provided by Plus500 and is normally based on the underlying Shell futures price.

If you want to study live spread trading charts and prices for Shell, you generally require a spread trading account.

In addition, a spreads account also lets you access the shorter term daily markets. Opening an account is subject to credit, suitability and status checks.

Should your application be accepted then you can log in to analyse the real-time trading charts and prices. On most platforms, these will be provided as part of the service, however, you could get the odd sales call and/or newsletter from your chosen financial spread betting company.

If you do trade then you should note that spread trading and CFDs do carry a significant level of risk to your capital and can result in you losing more than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced Shell charts.

Royal Dutch Shell Analysis & News

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

Royal Dutch Shell Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The share price is currently trading higher than the 20 day MA of 2201.7p and higher than the 50 day MA of 2166.3p.
  • Current Price(i): 2287.5p
  • Closing Price: 2297.5p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.50%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.18%

Long-Term RDSA.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 2320.0p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 1922.5p
  • EPS(i): £2.00
  • PE Ratio(i): 11.45
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 1.124m / 4.687m
  • Market Cap(i): £202,383m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 8,847m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live RDSA.L Share Price & Charts and About Royal Dutch Shell for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
27-Aug-15 [4:19pm] Major Oil Companies Cut $300bn in Capital Expenditure

So the US shale producers are still going but it's the oil majors who have been cutting production.

Of course, that takes time to get to the market.

We may not see that impact the market at the end of 2016 and 2017.

Short-term though, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Premier Oil all look interesting.

Update by IG Index
10-Oct-13 [8:10am] Shell consortium to sell four oil blocks in Nigeria. A Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium has put up for sale oil blocks in Nigeria, as international companies accelerate a retreat from sub-Saharan Africa's oldest oil industry amid surging theft of crude and political uncertainty (full story on

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Royal Dutch Shell

The oil giant has two classes of shares, Shell (A) and Shell (B). Both types of share have identical rights except in relation to the source of dividend income.

(A) shares have a Dutch source whilst (B) shares are intended to have a UK source. Both shares are traded on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam.

Professional Level Charting Packages for Shell

Whilst the charts vary from platform to platform, to help you with your trading decisions, most charts generally come with user friendly tools and features such as:
  • A broad range of time periods e.g. 3 minutes, 30 minutes, 2 hours and so on
  • Different chart types e.g. candlestick charts and OHLC charts
  • Drawing options and tools e.g. trendlines, Fibonacci fans, time zones and arcs

Charts with Selftrade Markets also include more advanced features such as:
  • BackTesting, Customisable Indicators and Analysis tools
  • Numerous chart overlays e.g. Ichimoku Cloud, Moving Average, Envelopes and so on
  • Indicator charts e.g. Chaikin Volatility, Relative Momentum Index, Swing Index and so on
  • Customised email alerts when the markets hit a pre-determined level

Sample FinancialSpreads equities trading chart

Shell Trading Guide - Example Chart

The spread betting companies listed below provide users with charts and live prices:

Where Can I Spread Bet on Shell for Free?

Trading the financial markets isn't without risk, however, if you want to try a completely free Demo Account, that allows you to try out spread trading, see below for more details.

When deciding which investment option is right for you, don't forget that, in the UK, spread trading is currently tax free*, i.e. there is no income tax, stamp duty or capital gains tax.

If you're trying to find a free online spread betting platform, you should note that investors are able to speculate on Shell without having to pay any commissions or brokers' fees with firms such as:

Free Demo Account

If you are interested in a free Practice Account / Test Account that allows users to try online spread betting on markets such as crude oil, the Dow Jones and Shell, then you could always look into: The above companies currently offer a free Demo Account that lets investors try out trading strategies, apply an array of trading orders and check professional charts.

How to Spread Bet on Shell

How to Spread Bet on Shell?

If you decide to speculate on UK companies such as Shell then one option could be spread betting on the Shell share price.

Logging onto Capitalspreads, we can see they are valuing the Shell Rolling Daily market at 2153.4p - 2156.1p. This means an investor could spread bet on the Shell shares:

  Shell Spread Trading Example Increasing higher than 2156.1p, or
  Shell Trading Example Decreasing lower than 2153.4p

When financial spread betting on FTSE 350 equities you trade in x per penny. Therefore, if you chose to invest 2 per penny and the Shell share price moves 33p then there would be a difference to your profit/loss of 66. 2 per penny x 33p = 66.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore there is no preset 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 just rolls over into the next day.

If a trade is rolled over and you are spread betting on the market to:

  Shell Trading Example Rise - then you will usually be charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  Shell Trading Example Fall - then you will normally receive a small credit to your account

You can find more on Rolling Daily Markets, as well as a fully worked example, in our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Royal Dutch Shell Trading Example

If we think about the above spread of 2153.4p - 2156.1p and assume:
  • You've analysed the stock market, and
  • Your analysis leads you to feel that the Royal Dutch Shell share price will increase and move higher than 2156.1p
Then you might decide that you are going to buy at 2156.1p for a stake of, for the sake of argument, 2 per penny.

With such a bet you win 2 for every penny that the Shell shares rise above 2156.1p. On the other hand, you will make a loss of 2 for every penny that the Shell market moves below 2156.1p.

Considering this from another angle, should you buy a spread bet then your P&L is worked out by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

Therefore, if after a few trading sessions the oil and gas company's shares moved higher then you might want to close your trade in order to lock in your profit. So if the market rose then the spread might move to 2212.2p - 2214.9p. To close your trade you would sell at 2212.2p. Therefore, with the same 2 stake your profit would be:

Your P&L = (Final Value - Opening Value) x stake
Your P&L = (2212.2p - 2156.1p) x 2 per penny stake
Your P&L = 56.1p x 2 per penny stake
Your P&L = 112.20 profit

Speculating on shares, by spread betting or otherwise, doesn't always work out as you would have liked. With this example, you had bet that the share price would increase. However, the share price might fall.

If the Shell shares weakened, against your expectations, then you could close your spread bet in order to limit your losses.

If the spread fell to 2091.4p - 2094.1p you would close your spread bet by selling at 2091.4p. If so, this would result in a loss of:

Your P&L = (Final Value - Opening Value) x stake
Your P&L = (2091.4p - 2156.1p) x 2 per penny stake
Your P&L = -64.7p x 2 per penny stake
Your P&L = -129.40 loss

Note - Shell Rolling Daily equities market quoted as of 19-Oct-12.

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

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