Spread Betting on BG Group Shares (BG.L)

Support: +44 (0) 203 301 0483 | support@financialspreads.com
Financial Spreads: Spread Betting and CFD Trading

Where Can I Spread Bet on BG Group?

Financial Spreads offers investors a range of shares like BG Group, Imperial Tobacco, PepsiCo and Airbus, along with numerous other UK, American and global shares.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the BG Group Market?

When trading with a Financial Spreads account clients can trade on over a thousand live CFD trading and spread betting prices like BG Group and a large variety of other stocks, commodities, currencies and indices prices.

Where Can I Get Live BG Group Charts?

When using a Financial Spreads account you have access to a professional level charting package for BG Group and numerous other markets.

Along with multiple chart types, the package has a large range of advanced functions that includes:
Example shares spread trading chart:

Shares Spread Betting Charts



A Guide to Spread Betting on BG Group

Let's suppose that you sign into the FinancialSpreads site and are presented with:

  BG Group Rolling Cash Sell

976.0
Buy

977.6


This is a brief example of how the market works

The MarketBG Group Rolling Cash
The Price976.0p - 977.6p
This MeansNow you can speculate on the BG Group Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 977.6p, or
  Spread Betting Below 976.0p

This is a Rolling trade meaning that it does not have a final closing date. If you haven't closed your position and the trading session ends then your trade will automatically roll over to the next trading day.

Note: if a trade rolls over then you will normally either pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending upon the direction of your bet. For additional information also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units TradedFinancial spread bets on the BG Group market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if BG Group moves by 40p then you would gain or lose 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake SizeYou decide what to risk per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £8 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExerciseIf, for example, you had a stake of £5 per penny and BG Group changes by 27p, you would lose / win £5 per penny x 27p = £135.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bullish View of BG Group

Financial spread trading on the UK share to rise

You Choose to Buy or Sell BG Group to move:

  Spread Betting Above 977.6p? or
  Spread Betting Below 976.0p?

You Might Choose to Go Long   Spread Betting Above 977.6p
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Say You Select £3 per penny
What Happens Next?
  • You win £3 for every penny BG Group goes above 977.6p
  • You lose £3 for each penny BG Group goes lower than 977.6p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Increase Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
BG Group rises and the spread trading market is moved to 1016.7p - 1018.3p, so you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1016.7   1018.3
Close and Take Your Profit? You can decide to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your trade for a profit. In this instance you decide to settle your position by selling the market at 1016.7p.
Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1016.7p - 977.6p) x £3 per penny
39.1p x £3 per penny
Your P/L = £117.30 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
BG Group decreases and the financial spread betting market is revised to 943.4p - 945.0p, i.e. the market moves to:   943.4   945.0
Time to Limit the Loss? At this point, you can choose to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your losses. In this example you opt to settle your trade and sell at 943.4p.
Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(943.4p - 977.6p) x £3 per penny
-34.2p x £3 per penny
Your P/L = -£102.60 loss


Worked Example - Going Short of BG Group

Online spread betting on the UK share to move down in value

You Decide to Buy or Sell BG Group to push:

  Spread Betting Above 977.6p? or
  Spread Betting Below 976.0p?

Let's Say You Want to Sell   Spread Betting Below 976.0p
You Select Your Stake Size, Selecting £4 per penny
What Next?
  • You lose £4 for each penny BG Group moves above 976.0p
  • You win £4 for each penny BG Group decreases lower than 976.0p
If You Are Speculating on a Market to Decrease Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
BG Group falls and the market is revised and is set at 946.3p - 947.9p, therefore you'd see:   946.3   947.9
Close and Take a Profit? You can choose to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in your profit. In this instance you opt to settle your position by buying the market at 947.9p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(976.0p - 947.9p) x £4 per penny
28.1p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = £112.40 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
BG Group climbs and the spread betting market is adjusted and moved to 999.0p - 1000.6p, therefore Financial Spreads would show:   999.0   1000.6
Close and Limit the Loss?You could decide to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your losses. In this instance you opt to close your bet and buy at 1000.6p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(976.0p - 1000.6p) x £4 per penny
-24.6p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = -£98.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on BG Group?

Financial Spreads provide a free Practice Account where you are able to try out trading theories, apply trading orders, review the real time charts and practice spread betting and CFD trading etc. on CFD and spread betting markets like BG Group.

The Practice Account offers access to a large variety of markets like stocks, stock market indices, commodities and forex pairs.


More on BG Group plc (BG)



A common ticker code for BG Group is 'BG' however 'BG.L' and 'LON:BG' are also used.

For more news and information on the UK firm, also see: Financial Spreads is not responsible for the content of external / third party websites.


Contact Customer Support

+44 (0) 203 301 0483
support@financialspreads.com

Also see:
80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread betting & CFDs trading are complex instruments & come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading these products with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how these products work & whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Click here to see the risk warning notice.