Financial Spread Betting on the Santander Share Price

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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on Banco Santander

Let's suppose that you go on the Financial Spreads website and see the current price is:

  Banco Santander Rolling Cash Sell

629.9
Buy

631.4


Here's a brief example of how the market works...

The Spread Betting MarketBanco Santander Rolling Cash
Spread629.9c - 631.4c
How This WorksYou can spread bet on the Santander Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 631.4c, or
  Spread Betting Below 629.9c

This market is a 'Rolling' market and so there is no expiry date. If you haven't closed your position and the session ends then your trade will roll over into the next trading session.

Note that if a trade is rolled over then you will normally either have to pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending upon whether you are speculating on the market to go up or down. To learn more see Rolling Spread Bets.
Trading UnitsFinancial spread bets on the Santander market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Santander moves 40.0c then you would lose/win 40 multiples of your stake.
Trade SizeYou work out how much you would like to trade per cent, e.g. £2 per cent, £4 per cent, £10 per cent etc.
Short Staking ExerciseIf, for example, your stake is £2 per cent and Banco Santander changes by 21.0c, you would gain or lose £2 per cent x 21.0c = £42.


Worked Example - Going Long of Banco Santander

Spread trading on the European share to move up in value

You Decide to Buy or Sell Banco Santander to go:

  Spread Betting Above 631.4c? or
  Spread Betting Below 629.9c?

Let's Assume You Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Above 631.4c
You Select Your Stake, Opting for £4 per cent
Now What Happens?
  • You make a gain of £4 for every cent Santander moves higher than 631.4c
  • Your trade loses £4 for each cent Santander moves lower than 631.4c
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Increase Your Trading P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Santander moves higher and the financial spread betting market changes to 667.7c - 669.2c. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   667.7   669.2
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You may opt to let your spread bet run or close it in order to take a profit. In this example you decide to close your position by selling at 667.7c.
Your Trading P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(667.7c - 631.4c) x £4 per cent
36.3c x £4 per cent
Your Trading P/L = £145.20 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Santander slips and the market is revised and is set at 599.8c - 601.3c, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   599.8   601.3
Limit Your Loss? At this point, you could opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your loss. In this case you decide to close your bet by selling the market at 599.8c.
Your Trading P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(599.8c - 631.4c) x £4 per cent
-31.6c x £4 per cent
Your Trading P/L = -£126.40 loss


Spread Trading Example - Going Short of Banco Santander

Financial spread trading on the European share to fall in value

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell Banco Santander to push:

  Spread Betting Above 631.4c? or
  Spread Betting Below 629.9c?

You Might Decide to Go Short   Spread Betting Below 629.9c
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Choose £5 per cent
So What Happens Next?
  • Your trade loses £5 for each cent Santander goes higher than 629.9c
  • You make a gain of £5 for each cent Santander goes lower than 629.9c
When Going Short of a Market Your Trading P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Santander falls and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 601.2c - 602.7c. Therefore you would see:   601.2   602.7
Close and Take Your Profit? You could decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in your profit. For this example, you opt to settle your position and buy the market at 602.7c.
Your Trading P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(629.9c - 602.7c) x £5 per cent
27.2c x £5 per cent
Your Trading P/L = £136.00 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Santander goes higher and the spread trading market is revised and moved to 652.0c - 653.5c, therefore you would see:   652.0   653.5
Limit the Loss?At this point, you may opt to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your losses. For this example, you choose to settle your trade by buying at 653.5c.
Your Trading P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(629.9c - 653.5c) x £5 per cent
-23.6c x £5 per cent
Your Trading P/L = -£118.00 loss

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