Spread Betting on the Bank of America Share Price (BAC)

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Financial Spread Betting on Bank of America

For example, let's say that you log on to Financial Spreads and see:

  Bank of America Rolling Cash Sell

1645.0
Buy

1650.0


Here's a guide to how it works:

The Spread Betting MarketBank of America Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Quote1645.0¢ - 1650.0¢
How the Spread WorksNow you can bet on the Bank of America Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Above 1650.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 1645.0¢

This is a Rolling market and so there is no final closing date for this spread bet. If you don't close your trade and the session ends then your position will roll over into the next session.

If a trade does roll over then you will either be credited or debited for overnight financing based upon whether you are betting on the market to fall or rise. To learn more see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units TradedSpread betting trades on the Bank of America market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Bank of America moves 30.0¢ then you would lose / win 30 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size)You choose how much you would like to stake per cent, e.g. £2 per cent, £8 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Quick ExampleAs an example, if you had a stake of £4 per cent and Bank of America moves by 27.0¢, you would win or lose £4 per cent x 27.0¢ = £108.


Trading Example - Taking a Bullish View of Bank of America

Financial spread betting on the US share to go up

You Consider Whether to Go Long or Short Bank of America going:

  Spread Betting Above 1650.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 1645.0¢?

You Might Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Above 1650.0¢
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Opt For £5 per cent
What Next?
  • You make £5 for every cent Bank of America moves higher than 1650.0¢
  • You will make a loss of £5 for each cent Bank of America decreases below 1650.0¢
When Speculating on a Market to Go Up Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Bank of America rises and the spread betting market changes to 1688.0¢ - 1693.0¢:   1688.0   1693.0
Time to Take Your Profit? You may decide to leave your bet open or close it, i.e. close your position for a profit. In this case you decide to close your position by selling at 1688.0¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1688.0¢ - 1650.0¢) x £5 per cent
38.0¢ x £5 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = £190.00 profit
 
Situation 2
Bank of America moves lower and the market is revised and is set at 1614.5¢ - 1619.5¢, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1614.5   1619.5
Time to Limit Your Loss? You may opt to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your loss. For this example, you decide to close your trade and sell the market at 1614.5¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1614.5¢ - 1650.0¢) x £5 per cent
-35.5¢ x £5 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = -£177.50 loss


Spread Betting Example - Selling Bank of America

Spread betting on the US share to go down

You Decide to Go Long or Short Bank of America to move:

  Spread Betting Above 1650.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 1645.0¢?

Let's Say You Decide to Go Short   Spread Betting Below 1645.0¢
You Select Your Stake Size, Selecting £3 per cent
What Happens Now?
  • You will make a loss of £3 for each cent Bank of America increases above 1645.0¢
  • You make £3 for each cent Bank of America pushes below 1645.0¢
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Go Down Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Bank of America drops and the spread trading market is adjusted to 1587.0¢ - 1592.0¢. I.e. the market moves to:   1587.0   1592.0
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you may choose to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in your profit. For this example, you opt to settle your position and buy the market at 1592.0¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1645.0¢ - 1592.0¢) x £3 per cent
53.0¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = £159.00 profit
 
Situation 4
Bank of America climbs and the financial spread betting market adjusts and moves to 1689.5¢ - 1694.5¢, i.e.   1689.5   1694.5
Time to Restrict Your Loss?At this point, you could decide to keep your spread bet open or close it in order to limit your losses. For this example, you choose to settle your bet by buying the market at 1694.5¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1645.0¢ - 1694.5¢) x £3 per cent
-49.5¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = -£148.50 loss

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