WPP Spread Betting
Where Can I Spread Bet on WPP?
At the moment, you can take a position on WPP, plus a variety of similar spread trading markets, with:
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A look at the latest WPP broker ratings:
|09-Mar-16||Outperform||Exane BNP Paribas||1565||1800||15.00%|
|26-Jan-16||Outperform||Exane BNP Paribas||1445||1750||21.10%|
|19-Jan-16||Market Perform||BMO Capital Markets||1434||1400||-2.40%|
|10-Nov-15||Outperform||Exane BNP Paribas||1479||1700||14.90%|
For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.
Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for WPP?
The live CFD chart and prices below provides users with a handy look at the WPP market.
The above chart is provided by Plus 500 and usually tracks the WPP futures market.
Should you want to review real-time spread betting prices and charts for WPP, you will generally need a spread trading account.
You can also use a spreads account to gain access to shorter term daily markets. Opening such an account is subject to status and credit checks.
If your new account is approved then you can log on and study the real time charts/prices. On most platforms, these will be free. Having said that, you might receive the occasional sales letter and/or call from the relevant spread trading broker.
Of course, if you do decide to trade then, before starting, you should note that contracts for difference and spread trading involve a high degree of risk to your funds and you can lose more than your initial deposit.
See below for more on advanced WPP charts.
Professional Level Charting Packages for WPP Shares
Though the specific charting packages can vary from provider to provider, they often have useful tools and features, including:
Charts with Selftrade Markets also have:
- A broad variety of time intervals - 15 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day etc.
- A variety of displays - candlestick charts and OHLC charts
- Drawing options - Trendlines, Fibonacci Time Zones, Arcs and Fans
Example trading chart from FinancialSpreads
- Custom Indicators and Back Testing tools
- Key overlays - Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, Exponential Moving Average, Wilder's Smoothing etc.
- Technical indicators - Chaikin Money Flow, Momentum, Qstick etc.
- Automated email alerts for when a market reaches a certain price
The financial spread betting brokers listed below offer account holders real-time trading prices/charts:
Where Can I Spread Bet on WPP for Free?
Trading the markets always includes an element of risk. Nevertheless, if you want to try a free Demo Account, which lets you try financial spread betting, see below.
In addition, don't forget that, in the UK, spread betting is free of income tax, stamp duty and capital gains tax*.
If you are interested in a free financial spread betting platform then note that investors are able to take a view on WPP without having to pay any commissions or brokers' fees through providers like:
If you'd like to open a Demo Account / Test Account which lets users get a better feel for online spread betting, and speculating on markets like WPP, then look at:
The spread betting companies listed above currently provide a Practice Account that allows users to test strategies, gain experience with an array of trading orders and access charts.
How to Spread Bet on WPP?
If you decide to invest in companies like WPP then one solution could be to spread bet on the WPP share price.
Looking at a financial spread betting website like SelftradeMarkets, you can see that they are currently showing the WPP Rolling Daily market at 840.0p - 841.5p. As a result, an investor can spread bet on the WPP shares:
Rising above 841.5p, or
Falling below 840.0p
Whilst making a spread bet on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. As a result, if you decide to have a stake of £5 per penny and the WPP share price changes by 28p then that would alter your bottom line by £140. £5 per penny x 28p = £140.
Rolling Daily Equities Markets
It's important to note that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so there is no preset closing date for this market. You do not have to close your position, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over to the next trading session.
If a spread bet is rolled over and you are speculating on the market to:
Go up - then you'll normally be charged a small financing fee, or
Go down - then a small payment is often credited 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.
WPP Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Betting Example
Now, if you think about the above spread of 840.0p - 841.5p and make the assumptions:
Then you could decide that you want to buy a spread bet at 841.5p and invest, letís say, £5 per penny.
- You have done your equities research, and
- Your research leads you to think that the WPP shares are likely to increase and go higher than 841.5p
With such a bet you make a profit of £5 for every penny that the WPP shares go above 841.5p. However, such a bet also means that you will lose £5 for every penny that the WPP market goes below 841.5p.
Put another way, should you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are calculated by taking the difference between the settlement price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.
Therefore, if after a few sessions the stock started to increase then you might think about closing your spread bet and therefore guarantee your profits.
Taking this a step further, if the market rose then the spread could change to 866.7p - 868.2p. You would close your position by selling at 866.7p. As a result, with the same £5 stake you would calculate your profit as:
Profit = (Final Level - Initial Level) x stake
Profit = (866.7p - 841.5p) x £5 per penny stake
Profit = 25.2p x £5 per penny stake
Profit = £126.00 profit
Financial spread betting on shares is not always simple. In the above example, you had bet that the share price would go up. However, the share price could go down.
If the WPP shares began to drop then you might choose to close your trade in order to limit your losses.
If the market fell to 819.9p - 821.4p you would settle your spread bet by selling at 819.9p. If so, this would result in a loss of:
Loss = (Final Level - Initial Level) x stake
Loss = (819.9p - 841.5p) x £5 per penny stake
Loss = -21.6p x £5 per penny stake
Loss = -£108.00 loss
Note: WPP Rolling Daily market correct as of 19-Oct-12.
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'WPP Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 03-Oct-17
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