Whitbread Spread Betting
Where Can I Spread Bet on Whitbread?
At the moment, investors are able to spread bet without paying any brokers' fees or commissions on Whitbread, as well as a broad range of other markets, through firms such as:
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A look at the latest Whitbread broker ratings:
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For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.
Where Can I Find Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for Whitbread?
The real-time CFDs chart and prices below offers you a useful guide to the Whitbread share price.
The above chart is from Plus500 and normally follows the underlying Whitbread futures market (not the spot market).
If you would like to review spread betting charts and live prices for Whitbread, you will probably require a spread betting account.
In addition, a spreads account would let you trade on shorter term daily markets. Opening an account is normally dependent on credit, suitability and status checks.
Should your account application be approved then, when you log in, you will be able to study the real-time trading charts and prices. Usually, these are provided for free. What's the catch? You're likely to get an occasional call or email from your spread betting provider.
If you do decide to trade then you should remember that financial spread trading and contracts for difference do carry a high level of risk to your capital and losses could exceed your initial deposit.
See below for more on advanced Whitbread charts.
Whitbread Analysis & News
Advanced Charting Packages for Whitbread
Even though charts normally vary between firms, in order to help your analysis, the majority of charts usually have handy tools and features such as:
The charts on Financial Spreads also include more advanced aspects:
- A broad variety of time periods - 5 minutes, 4 hours, 1 week etc
- A variety of display options - candlestick and line charts
- Drawing tools - trendlines, Fibonacci time zones, fans and arcs
Sample equities chart
- BackTesting, Custom Indicators and Analysis tools
- Chart overlays - Parabolic SAR, Bollinger Bands, Envelopes etc
- Indicator charts - Chaikin Money Flow, Relative Volatility Index, Price and Volume Trend etc
- Custom alerts when your chosen market reaches a particular price
The spread betting firms in the list below offer users access to live charts/prices:
Where Can I Spread Bet on Whitbread for Free?
Investing involves an element of risk, however, if you'd like to open a completely free Test Account, where you can try out spread betting on a wide range of markets, then please see below.
When looking at which trading option is right for you, don't forget that in the UK, spread trading is free of capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty*.
If you want to try a low cost spread trading platform, you should keep in mind that you can take a view on Whitbread with no brokers' fees with companies like:
If you want to have a look at a Practice Account / Test Account that allows you to get a feel for online spread betting, including trading markets such as the DAX 30, crude oil, GBP/USD and Whitbread, then have a closer look at:
Each of the above spread betting companies provide a free Demo Account which lets investors look at charts, apply a range of orders and test trading strategies.
How to Spread Bet on Whitbread?
If an investor is looking to invest in companies like Whitbread then one possibility could be spread betting on the Whitbread share price.
Looking at a platform like Selftrade Markets, we can see that they are offering the Whitbread Rolling Daily market at 2335.8p - 2339.2p. As a result, an investor can spread bet on the Whitbread share price:
Increasing above 2339.2p, or
Decreasing below 2335.8p
Whilst spread betting on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. As a result, if you staked £5 per penny and the Whitbread share price moves 37p then that would be a difference to your profit/loss of £185. £5 per penny x 37p = £185.
Rolling Daily Shares Markets
This is a Rolling Daily Market which means that in contrast with futures markets, there is no closing date. Should your trade be left open at the end of the trading day, it simply rolls over to the next trading day.
If a bet is rolled over and you are spread betting on the market to:
Increase - then you'll often be charged a small financing fee, or
Decrease - then you'll usually receive a small credit to your account
For more information see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.
Whitbread Rolling Daily - Shares Trading Example
Now, if you consider the spread of 2335.8p - 2339.2p and make the assumptions that:
Then you might decide that you want to buy at 2339.2p and risk, let’s say, £4 per penny.
- You have completed your company analysis, and
- Your analysis leads you to feel the Whitbread share price will increase and move above 2339.2p
So, you make a profit of £4 for every penny that the Whitbread shares go higher than 2339.2p. Conversely, however, you will lose £4 for every penny that the Whitbread market moves lower than 2339.2p.
Looking at this from another angle, if you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profit/loss is worked out by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by your stake.
Therefore, if after a few trading sessions the share price moved higher then you could consider closing your trade so that you can guarantee your profit.
As an example, should the market rise, the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to 2376.6p - 2380.0p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 2376.6p. As a result, with the same £4 stake you would make a profit of:
P&L = (Settlement Level - Initial Level) x stake
P&L = (2376.6p - 2339.2p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = 37.4p x £4 per penny stake
P&L = £149.60 profit
Speculating on equities, whether by spread betting or not, is not always straightforward. In the above example, you had bet that the share price would increase. Of course, it could decrease.
If the Whitbread stock weakened, against your expectations, then you might choose to close your trade in order to restrict your losses.
So if the spread fell to 2306.2p - 2309.6p then this means you would sell back your position at 2306.2p. Therefore, you would make a loss of:
P&L = (Settlement Level - Initial Level) x stake
P&L = (2306.2p - 2339.2p) x £4 per penny stake
P&L = -33.0p x £4 per penny stake
P&L = -£132.00 loss
Note - Whitbread Rolling Daily spread betting market taken as of 19-Oct-12.
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'Whitbread Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 03-Oct-17
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