Spread Betting on BAT Shares (BATS.L)

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Financial Spread Betting on British American Tobacco

Let's imagine you go on Financial Spreads and the current price is:

  BAT Rolling Cash Sell

3590.0
Buy

3595.5


This is a brief example of how the market works

MarketBAT Rolling Cash
Quote (The Spread)3590.0p - 3595.5p
What This MeansYou can take a position on the BAT Rolling Cash market going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3595.5p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3590.0p

This 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 trading session ends then your position will roll over to the next trading session.

If a trade does roll over then you will normally either receive or be charged a small fee for overnight financing based on whether you are betting on the market to move lower or higher. To learn more see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units TradedFinancial spread bets on the BAT market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if BAT changes by 30p then you would win or lose 30 multiples of your stake.
StakeYou decide how much you are going to trade per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £5 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExampleIf your stake is £4 per penny and BAT moves by 21p, you would win / lose £4 per penny x 21p = £84.


Spread Trading Example - Going Long of BAT

Financial spread betting on the UK equity to increase in value

You Now Decide Whether to Buy or Sell BAT to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3595.5p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3590.0p?

You Might Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Higher than 3595.5p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Selecting £1 per penny
So What Now?
  • You will make £1 for every penny BAT goes above 3595.5p
  • You will lose £1 for each penny BAT decreases lower than 3595.5p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Increase Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
British American Tobacco increases and the spread trading market is adjusted to 3757.3p - 3762.8p. I.e.   3757.3   3762.8
Take Your Profit? You may decide to let your bet run or close it and take your profit. In this case you decide to settle your bet and sell at 3757.3p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(3757.3p - 3595.5p) x £1 per penny
161.8p x £1 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £161.80 profit
 
Situation 2
BAT slips and the spread betting market adjusts and moves to 3451.7p - 3457.2p, i.e. you would see:   3451.7   3457.2
Limit Your Loss? At this point, you can choose to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your losses. In this instance you decide to close your bet by selling at 3451.7p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(3451.7p - 3595.5p) x £1 per penny
-143.8p x £1 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£143.80 loss


Spread Betting Example - Going Short of BAT

Financial spread trading on the UK equity to fall in value

You Choose to Go Long or Short BAT to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3595.5p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3590.0p?

Let's Assume You Go Short   Spread Betting Lower than 3590.0p
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Select £2 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You will lose £2 for each penny BAT pushes higher than 3590.0p
  • You will make £2 for each penny BAT falls below 3590.0p
When Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
BAT decreases and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 3515.0p - 3520.5p, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   3515.0   3520.5
Time to Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you can choose to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet for a profit. In this case you opt to settle your position and buy the market at 3520.5p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(3590.0p - 3520.5p) x £2 per penny
69.5p x £2 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £139.00 profit
 
Situation 4
BAT moves higher and the market is revised and is set at 3646.2p - 3651.7p, so you would see:   3646.2   3651.7
Close and Restrict Your Loss?You can opt to let your spread bet run or close it in order to limit your losses. In this instance you choose to settle your bet and buy at 3651.7p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(3590.0p - 3651.7p) x £2 per penny
-61.7p x £2 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£123.40 loss

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More on British American Tobacco plc (BATS)



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