Spread Betting on BAE Systems Shares (BA.L)

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Financial Spread Betting on BAE Systems

For example, let's suppose that you go on the FinancialSpreads site and the live quote is:

  BAE Systems Rolling Cash Sell

522.13
Buy

522.87


Here is a brief guide to how it works.

MarketBAE Systems Rolling Cash
Price (Spread)522.13p - 522.87p
How the Trade WorksNow you can spread bet on the BAE Systems Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Above 522.87p, or
  Spread Betting Below 522.13p

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

Note that if a trade is rolled over then you will either be credited or debited for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to go up or down. For more details see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units (Points) TradedSpread trades on the BAE Systems market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if BAE Systems changes by 30p then you would gain or lose 30 times your stake.
StakeYou choose how much you are going to stake per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £8 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExerciseIf, for example, you chose a stake of £3 per penny and BAE Systems moves 29p, you would lose or gain £3 per penny x 29p = £87.


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Long Position on BAE Systems

Financial spread trading on the share to move up in value

You Decide Whether to Buy or Sell BAE Systems going:

  Spread Betting Above 522.87p? or
  Spread Betting Below 522.13p?

You Might Choose to Buy   Spread Betting Above 522.87p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Choose £15 per penny
What Now?
  • You win £15 for every penny BAE Systems increases higher than 522.87p
  • You will lose £15 for each penny BAE Systems moves below 522.87p
When You Go Long With a Spread Bet Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
BAE Systems climbs and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 534.63p - 535.37p. I.e. the market moves to:   534.63   535.37
Close and Take a Profit? At this point, you could opt to leave your position open or close it for a profit. In this case you decide to settle your position and sell at 534.63p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(534.63p - 522.87p) x £15 per penny
11.76p x £15 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £176.40 profit
 
Situation 2
BAE Systems pushes lower and the spread trading market becomes 509.54p - 510.28p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   509.54   510.28
Restrict the Loss? At this point, you could decide to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your loss. In this example you decide to close your trade by selling at 509.54p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(509.54p - 522.87p) x £15 per penny
-13.33p x £15 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£199.95 loss


Worked Spread Betting Example - Selling BAE Systems

Financial spread betting on the share to move down in value

You Consider Whether to Buy or Sell BAE Systems to go:

  Spread Betting Above 522.87p? or
  Spread Betting Below 522.13p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell   Spread Betting Below 522.13p
You Select Your Stake Size, Selecting £10 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You will lose £10 for each penny BAE Systems rises above 522.13p
  • You win £10 for each penny BAE Systems falls lower than 522.13p
When Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
BAE Systems goes lower and the market is revised and set at 506.71p - 507.45p. So you would see this on Financial Spreads:   506.71   507.45
Take Your Profit? You can choose to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in a profit. In this example you decide to settle your bet by buying the market at 507.45p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(522.13p - 507.45p) x £10 per penny
14.68p x £10 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £146.80 profit
 
Situation 4
BAE Systems pushes higher and the financial spread betting market adjusts and moves to 538.03p - 538.77p, i.e. you would see:   538.03   538.77
Time to Limit the Loss?You may choose to keep your position open or close it in order to limit your loss. For this example, you opt to settle your bet and buy at 538.77p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(522.13p - 538.77p) x £10 per penny
-16.64p x £10 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£166.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on BAE Systems?

FinancialSpreads.com provides you with the option of testing new ideas by using a Demo Account on CFD and spread trading markets like BAE Systems.

The Practice Account isn't restricted to the above market; you can practice across a large selection of commodity markets, FX, indices and stocks and shares.


More on BAE Systems plc (BA)



A common ticker code for BAE Systems is 'BA' however 'BA.L' and 'LON:BA' are also used.

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