Spread Betting on Capita Shares (CPI)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Capita?

FinancialSpreads provides clients with a large range of shares like Capita, Royal Mail, Bank of America and E.On, plus numerous other international shares.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Capita Market?

A Financial Spreads account provides investors with real-time pricing on more than 1,000 markets including Capita and an array of other shares, commodities, FX and stock markets.

Where Can I Get Live Capita Charts?

With a FinancialSpreads account investors can access up-to-the-minute trading charts for Capita and over 1,000 other spread betting and CFD markets.

As well as multiple chart types, the package has a wide array of benefits:
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How to Spread Bet on Capita

Let's imagine you look at the FinancialSpreads site and are presented with:

  Capita Rolling Cash Sell

1157.2
Buy

1159.8


Here's a brief example of how it works.

Market:Capita Rolling Cash
Price (Spread):1157.2p - 1159.8p
How the Market Works:You can bet on the Capita Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1159.8p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1157.2p

This market is a Rolling market so it does not have a closing date. If you decide not to close your trade and the trading session ends then your position will automatically roll over to the next trading session.

If a trade is rolled over then you will either have to pay or receive interest for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to go down or up. For further information also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Traded Units:Bets on the Capita market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Capita changes by 50p then you would lose or win 50 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size:You work out how much you want to trade per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £8 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Short Staking Exercise:For example, if your stake was £3 per penny and Capita moves 25p, you would win / lose £3 per penny x 25p = £75.


Trading Example - Going Long of Capita

Spread trading on the share to increase

You Decide to Buy or Sell: Capita going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1159.8p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1157.2p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 1159.8p
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Opt For: £5 per penny
So What Next?
  • You gain £5 for each penny Capita moves above 1159.8p
  • You will make a loss of £5 for every penny Capita pushes below 1159.8p
If You Are Betting on a Market to Increase Your Trading P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Capita increases and the market is adjusted and moved to 1189.4p - 1192.0p, so you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1189.4   1192.0
Take a Profit? You can decide to leave your trade open or close it and lock in a profit. For this example, you opt to settle your position by selling the market at 1189.4p.
Your Trading P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1189.4p - 1159.8p) x £5 per penny
29.6p x £5 per penny
Your Trading P&L = £148.00 profit
 
Situation 2
Capita pushes lower and the spread trading market moves to 1125.0p - 1127.6p. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1125.0   1127.6
Time to Restrict the Loss? You can decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to restrict your losses. In this example you choose to close your bet and sell at 1125.0p.
Your Trading P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1125.0p - 1159.8p) x £5 per penny
-34.8p x £5 per penny
Your Trading P&L = -£174.00 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Going Short of Capita

Financial spread trading on the share to move down

You Select Whether to Go Long or Short: Capita moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1159.8p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1157.2p?

Let's Say You Go Short:   Spread Betting Lower than 1157.2p
You Select Your Stake, Choosing: £4 per penny
What Happens Now?
  • You will make a loss of £4 for every penny Capita rises above 1157.2p
  • You gain £4 for every penny Capita falls below 1157.2p
If You Are Selling a Market Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Capita drops and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 1113.3p - 1115.9p, therefore you'd see:   1113.3   1115.9
Take Your Profit? At this point, you can opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in your profit. In this case you opt to close your trade by buying at 1115.9p.
Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(1157.2p - 1115.9p) x £4 per penny
41.3p x £4 per penny
Your Trading P&L = £165.20 profit
 
Situation 4
Capita climbs and the spread betting market is revised and is set at 1203.2p - 1205.8p, i.e. the market moves to:   1203.2   1205.8
Restrict Your Loss?At this point, you can opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your losses. In this example you opt to close your bet and buy at 1205.8p.
Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(1157.2p - 1205.8p) x £4 per penny
-48.6p x £4 per penny
Your Trading P&L = -£194.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Capita?

FinancialSpreads provide a Demo Account which means you can try out trading orders, practice spread betting and CFD trading, try out new strategies and access the charts etc. on markets including Capita.

The Demo Account isn't restricted to the market above; you are also able to practice trading using a wide selection of foreign exchange rates, shares, commodity markets and indices.


More on Capita plc (CPI)



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

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