Spread Betting on the Caterpillar Share Price (CAT)

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A Guide to Spread Betting on Caterpillar

For example, let's assume that you log on to FinancialSpreads.com and see the live quote is:

  Caterpillar Rolling Cash Sell

8501.0
Buy

8509.0


Here is a brief guide to how the market works.

The MarketCaterpillar Rolling Cash
Spread8501.0¢ - 8509.0¢
How the Spread WorksYou can spread bet on the Caterpillar Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 8509.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 8501.0¢

This is a 'Rolling' spread bet which means that there is no final closing date. If you don't close your position and the trading session ends then your trade will automatically roll over into the next trading day.

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will either receive or pay interest for overnight financing depending upon whether you are betting on the market to decrease or increase. For more information also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Traded UnitsFinancial spread bets on the Caterpillar market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Caterpillar moves by 45.0¢ then you would gain or lose 45 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size)You decide what to risk per cent, e.g. £2 per cent, £8 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Brief Staking ExampleIf, for example, you went with a stake of £3 per cent and Caterpillar moves 34.0¢, you would lose or gain £3 per cent x 34.0¢ = £102.


Trading Example - Buying Caterpillar

Spread trading on the US equity to move up in value

You Choose Whether to Buy or Sell Caterpillar going:

  Spread Betting Above 8509.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 8501.0¢?

Let's Assume You Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Above 8509.0¢
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Opt For £2 per cent
What Next?
  • You make a gain of £2 for each cent Caterpillar goes above 8509.0¢
  • You will make a loss of £2 for every cent Caterpillar pushes lower than 8509.0¢
When Betting on a Market to Rise Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Scenario 1
Caterpillar increases and the financial spread betting market becomes 8581.8¢ - 8589.8¢, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   8581.8   8589.8
Take a Profit? You can choose to keep your position open or close it and take a profit. In this case you decide to settle your position and sell the market at 8581.8¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(8581.8¢ - 8509.0¢) x £2 per cent
72.8¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £145.60 profit
 
Scenario 2
Caterpillar decreases and the market is revised and set at 8443.1¢ - 8451.1¢. I.e. you'd see:   8443.1   8451.1
Time to Restrict Your Loss? You could opt to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your loss. In this example you decide to close your bet and sell at 8443.1¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(8443.1¢ - 8509.0¢) x £2 per cent
-65.9¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£131.80 loss


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Short Position on Caterpillar

Financial spread betting on the US equity to decrease in value

You Choose to Go Long or Short Caterpillar to move:

  Spread Betting Above 8509.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 8501.0¢?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell   Spread Betting Below 8501.0¢
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Opt For £1 per cent
So Now What?
  • You will make a loss of £1 for every cent Caterpillar increases higher than 8501.0¢
  • You make a gain of £1 for every cent Caterpillar falls below 8501.0¢
When Going Short of a Market Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Scenario 3
Caterpillar slips and the spread trading market is revised and is set at 8380.3¢ - 8388.3¢. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   8380.3   8388.3
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You could opt to let your spread bet run or close it and take your profit. In this case you opt to close your position by buying at 8388.3¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(8501.0¢ - 8388.3¢) x £1 per cent
112.7¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £112.70 profit
 
Scenario 4
Caterpillar goes higher and the spread betting market moves to 8595.1¢ - 8603.1¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you would see:   8595.1   8603.1
Close and Restrict Your Loss?At this point, you may decide to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your losses. In this case you decide to close your position and buy at 8603.1¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(8501.0¢ - 8603.1¢) x £1 per cent
-102.1¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£102.10 loss

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