Spread Betting on BT Group Shares (BT-A.L)

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A Guide to Spread Betting on BT Group

As an example, let's say that you sign into the Financial Spreads website and see a quote of:

  BT Group Rolling Cash Sell

440.59
Buy

441.31


This is a brief example of how it works.

MarketBT Group Rolling Cash
Spread Betting Price440.59p - 441.31p
This MeansNow you can trade on the BT Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 441.31p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 440.59p

This market is a Rolling market meaning that it does not have a 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.

If the trade is rolled over then you will either pay or receive interest for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to go up or down. For more details see Rolling Spread Betting.
Points (Units) TradedSpread betting trades on the BT Group market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if BT Group changes by 40p then you would win / lose 40 times your stake.
Stake SizeYou choose how much you are going to stake per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £8 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Quick ExampleIf, as an example, your stake is £3 per penny and BT Group moves by 24p, you would lose or gain £3 per penny x 24p = £72.


Trading Example - Going Long of BT Group

Online spread betting on the UK equity to move higher

You Now Choose Whether to Go Long or Short BT Group moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 441.31p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 440.59p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Higher than 441.31p
You Choose Your Stake Size, Let's Assume You Choose £15 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You will make a profit of £15 for every penny BT Group goes above 441.31p
  • You will lose £15 for each penny BT Group decreases below 441.31p
When Buying a Spread Bet Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 1
BT Group moves higher and the spread trading market is revised to 452.34p - 453.06p. I.e. you would see:   452.34   453.06
Close for a Profit? At this point, you can opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. In this case you choose to settle your bet by selling the market at 452.34p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(452.34p - 441.31p) x £15 per penny
11.03p x £15 per penny
Your P&L = £165.45 profit
 
Trading Scenario 2
BT falls and the financial spread betting market moves to 431.82p - 432.54p, therefore you'd see:   431.82   432.54
Time to Limit the Loss? At this point, you can opt to leave your spread bet open or close it to limit your losses. In this example you decide to close your bet and sell at 431.82p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(431.82p - 441.31p) x £15 per penny
-9.49p x £15 per penny
Your P&L = -£142.35 loss


Worked Spread Betting Example - Selling BT Group

Financial spread betting on the UK equity to move down in value

You Now Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell BT Group going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 441.31p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 440.59p?

You Might Want to Go Short   Spread Betting Lower than 440.59p
You Choose Your Stake, Selecting £10 per penny
Now What?
  • You will lose £10 for each penny BT Group rises above 440.59p
  • You will make a profit of £10 for each penny BT Group falls lower than 440.59p
If You Go Short With a Spread Bet Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 3
BT pushes lower and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 419.49p - 420.21p:   419.49   420.21
Time to Take Your Profit? You could opt to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in a profit. In this example you opt to close your position and buy at 420.21p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(440.59p - 420.21p) x £10 per penny
20.38p x £10 per penny
Your P&L = £203.80 profit
 
Trading Scenario 4
BT Group goes higher and the market changes to 457.39p - 458.11p, therefore you would see:   457.39   458.11
Time to Restrict Your Loss?You can choose to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your losses. In this example you decide to settle your bet by buying at 458.11p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(440.59p - 458.11p) x £10 per penny
-17.52p x £10 per penny
Your P&L = -£175.20 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on BT Group?

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More on BT Group plc (BT.A)



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

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