Spread Betting on Anglo American Shares (AAL)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Anglo American?

A Financial Spreads account offers a wide variety of shares including Anglo American, HSBC, IBM and Allianz, along with a host of other UK, US and global stocks.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Anglo American Market?

When trading with FinancialSpreads clients can take a view on numerous real time prices including Anglo American and an array of other shares, stock market indices, commodities and foreign exchange prices.

Where Can I Get Live Anglo American Charts?

With FinancialSpreads you can access up-to-the-minute candlestick charts for Anglo American and over 1,000 other CFD and spread betting markets.

As well as different display styles, the charting package also has a wide variety of advanced features that include:
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How to Financial Spread Bet on Anglo American

As an example, let's assume that you go on the FinancialSpreads website and see a price of:

  Anglo American Rolling Cash Sell

1202.7
Buy

1204.8


Here is an example of how the market works:

Spread Betting MarketAnglo American Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Price1202.7p - 1204.8p
How the Trade WorksNow you can bet on the Anglo American Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Above 1204.8p, or
  Spread Betting Below 1202.7p

This spread betting market is a Rolling market which means that there is no expiry date for this spread bet. If you decide not to close your trade and the session ends then your position will roll over into the next session.

If the trade is rolled over then you will normally either be charged or credited for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to fall or rise. For additional information see Rolling Spread Betting.
Trading UnitsBets on the Anglo American market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Anglo American moves by 35p then you would lose/win 35 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size)You choose what to risk per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £8 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Staking ExampleIf, for example, your stake was £5 per penny and Anglo American changes by 32p, you would lose or win £5 per penny x 32p = £160.


Spread Trading Example - Taking a Long Position on Anglo American

Financial spread trading on the UK equity to increase in value

You Now Decide Whether to Buy or Sell Anglo American to go:

  Spread Betting Above 1204.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1202.7p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Buy   Spread Betting Above 1204.8p
You Decide Your Stake, Selecting £3 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You gain £3 for every penny Anglo American increases above 1204.8p
  • Your spread bet loses £3 for each penny Anglo American goes lower than 1204.8p
If You Are Betting on a Market to Go Up Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Anglo American pushes higher and the spread trading market is revised and is set at 1230.7p - 1232.8p. I.e. you'd see:   1230.7   1232.8
Close for a Profit? At this point, you may opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet for a profit. For this example, you opt to close your position and sell at 1230.7p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(1230.7p - 1204.8p) x £3 per penny
25.9p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = £77.70 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Anglo American moves lower and the financial spread betting market is adjusted to 1174.7p - 1176.8p, i.e. on Financial Spreads you'd see:   1174.7   1176.8
Time to Restrict Your Loss? You may decide to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your losses. In this instance you choose to close your position by selling the market at 1174.7p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(1174.7p - 1204.8p) x £3 per penny
-30.1p x £3 per penny
Your P&L = -£90.30 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Selling Anglo American

Spread trading on the UK equity to go lower

You Choose to Go Long or Short Anglo American going:

  Spread Betting Above 1204.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1202.7p?

Let's Say You Decide to Sell   Spread Betting Below 1202.7p
You Decide Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Select £5 per penny
What Happens Now?
  • Your spread bet loses £5 for each penny Anglo American increases higher than 1202.7p
  • You gain £5 for each penny Anglo American pushes lower than 1202.7p
If You Are Betting on a Market to Decrease Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Anglo American decreases and the spread betting market changes to 1186.6p - 1188.7p. So you would see this on Financial Spreads:   1186.6   1188.7
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could decide to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position for a profit. For this example, you decide to settle your trade by buying at 1188.7p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1202.7p - 1188.7p) x £5 per penny
14.0p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = £70.00 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Anglo American goes higher and the market is revised to 1216.8p - 1218.9p. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1216.8   1218.9
Close and Limit Your Loss?At this point, you may opt to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your losses. For this example, you opt to settle your trade by buying the market at 1218.9p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1202.7p - 1218.9p) x £5 per penny
-16.2p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = -£81.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Anglo American?

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More on Anglo American plc (AAL)



A common ticker code for Anglo American is 'AAL' however 'AAL.L' and 'LON:AAL' are also used.

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