Spread Betting on the Apple Share Price (AAPL)

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A Guide to Spread Betting on Apple

As an example, let's imagine you look at the FinancialSpreads site and see the live price is:

  Apple Rolling Cash Sell

12735.0
Buy

12740.0


This is a brief example of how the market works

Spread Betting Market:Apple Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Quote:12735.0¢ - 12740.0¢
This Means That:Now you can take a position on the Apple Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 12740.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 12735.0¢

This is a Rolling spread betting market which means that there is no settlement date for this trade. If you haven't closed your position and the session ends then your position will automatically roll over into the next trading day.

Note: if a trade is rolled over then you will either receive or be charged interest for overnight financing depending upon the direction of your spread bet. For additional details see Rolling Spread Bets.
Points (Units) Traded:Financial spread bets on the Apple market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Apple moves by 40.0¢ then you would lose/win 40 times your stake.
Stake Size:You work out how much you are going to risk per cent, e.g. £1 per cent, £8 per cent, £10 per cent etc.
Simplified Example:With that in mind, if your stake was £5 per cent and Apple moves 30.0¢, you would win/lose £5 per cent x 30.0¢ = £150.


Worked Example - Going Long of Apple

Financial spread betting on the US share to move higher

You Choose to Buy or Sell: Apple moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 12740.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 12735.0¢?

Let's Say You Choose to Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 12740.0¢
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Opt For: £3 per cent
What Happens Next?
  • You make a gain of £3 for each cent Apple goes higher than 12740.0¢
  • Your trade loses £3 for every cent Apple goes lower than 12740.0¢
When Speculating on a Market to Rise Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Apple rises and the spread trading market becomes 12799.9¢ - 12804.9¢. So you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   12799.9   12804.9
Close and Take a Profit? You could opt to let your spread bet run or close it and take your profit. In this case you decide to close your bet by selling the market at 12799.9¢.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(12799.9¢ - 12740.0¢) x £3 per cent
59.9¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £179.70 profit
 
Situation 2
Apple decreases and the market is moved to 12686.5¢ - 12691.5¢, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   12686.5   12691.5
Restrict the Loss? You could choose to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your loss. In this case you decide to settle your trade by selling at 12686.5¢.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(12686.5¢ - 12740.0¢) x £3 per cent
-53.5¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£160.50 loss


Spread Trading Example - Going Short of Apple

Online spread betting on the US share to move lower

You Now Consider Whether to Buy or Sell: Apple to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 12740.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 12735.0¢?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell:   Spread Betting Lower than 12735.0¢
You Select Your Stake Size, Selecting: £2 per cent
So What Next?
  • Your trade loses £2 for every cent Apple pushes higher than 12735.0¢
  • You make a gain of £2 for every cent Apple pushes below 12735.0¢
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Apple drops and the spread betting market moves to 12661.2¢ - 12666.2¢, therefore Financial Spreads would show:   12661.2   12666.2
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you can decide to leave your position open or close it for a profit. For this example, you choose to settle your bet by buying the market at 12666.2¢.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(12735.0¢ - 12666.2¢) x £2 per cent
68.8¢ x £2 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £137.60 profit
 
Situation 4
Apple goes higher and the financial spread betting market is adjusted to 12791.5¢ - 12796.5¢, i.e.   12791.5   12796.5
Limit Your Loss?At this point, you may decide to leave your bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and limit your loss. In this example you choose to settle your trade and buy at 12796.5¢.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(12735.0¢ - 12796.5¢) x £2 per cent
-61.5¢ x £2 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£123.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Apple?

FinancialSpreads provide a free Practice Account where you can practice spread betting and CFD trading, try out new trading theories, use trading orders and analyse candlestick charts on CFD and spread betting markets like Apple.

The Demo Account comes with a variety of markets like exchange rates, commodities, shares and index markets.


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