Spread Betting on the Cisco Share Price (CSCO)

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Where Can I Get Live Cisco Systems Charts?

With FinancialSpreads you have access to real time trading charts for Cisco Systems and more than 1,000 other CFD and financial spread betting markets.

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A Guide to Spread Trading on Cisco Systems

For example, let's say you look at the FinancialSpreads website and the platform is showing a quote of:

  Cisco Systems Rolling Cash Sell

2923.0
Buy

2928.0


Here is a guide to how it works...

Market:Cisco Systems Rolling Cash
Spread:2923.0¢ - 2928.0¢
This Means:Now you can bet on the Cisco Systems Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 2928.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 2923.0¢

This is a 'Rolling' spread bet and so there is no closing date for this trade. If you haven't closed your trade and the session ends then your trade will automatically roll over into the next session.

If a trade is rolled over then you will either be charged or receive interest for overnight financing based upon whether you are speculating on the market to move higher or lower. For further details also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units (Points) Traded:Spread bets on the Cisco Systems market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Cisco Systems moves by 45.0¢ then you would win/lose 45 times your stake.
Stake Size:You choose how much you would like to trade per cent, e.g. £3 per cent, £4 per cent, £10 per cent etc.
Quick Staking Exercise:With that in mind, if your stake was £5 per cent and Cisco Systems moves 33.0¢, you would win / lose £5 per cent x 33.0¢ = £165.


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Bullish View of Cisco Systems

Spread trading on the US equity to rise in value

You Choose Whether to Go Long or Short: Cisco Systems to push:

  Spread Betting Above 2928.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 2923.0¢?

Let's Say You Decide to Buy:   Spread Betting Above 2928.0¢
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Choose: £3 per cent
So What Happens Next?
  • You make a gain of £3 for each cent Cisco Systems goes higher than 2928.0¢
  • You will make a loss of £3 for every cent Cisco Systems pushes below 2928.0¢
If You Go Long With a Spread Bet Your P/L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Cisco Systems increases and the spread betting market is revised to 2983.6¢ - 2988.6¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you would see:   2983.6   2988.6
Take Your Profit? You can choose to keep your spread bet open or close it in order to lock in a profit. In this example you decide to settle your bet by selling the market at 2983.6¢.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(2983.6¢ - 2928.0¢) x £3 per cent
55.6¢ x £3 per cent
Your P/L = £166.80 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Cisco Systems moves lower and the market is revised and set at 2878.2¢ - 2883.2¢. So you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   2878.2   2883.2
Close and Restrict the Loss? You can decide to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and restrict your loss. In this example you opt to settle your position and sell the market at 2878.2¢.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(2878.2¢ - 2928.0¢) x £3 per cent
-49.8¢ x £3 per cent
Your P/L = -£149.40 loss


Trading Example - Taking a Short Position on Cisco Systems

Online spread betting on the US equity to go down in value

You Decide Whether to Go Long or Short: Cisco Systems going:

  Spread Betting Above 2928.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 2923.0¢?

You Might Choose to Go Short:   Spread Betting Below 2923.0¢
You Decide Your Stake, Opting for: £2 per cent
Now What?
  • You will make a loss of £2 for every cent Cisco Systems moves above 2923.0¢
  • You make a gain of £2 for every cent Cisco Systems falls below 2923.0¢
When Speculating on a Market to Fall Your P/L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Cisco Systems slips and the financial spread betting market is revised and is set at 2829.1¢ - 2834.1¢. Therefore you'd see:   2829.1   2834.1
Close for a Profit? You can decide to keep your position open or close it and take a profit. In this case you choose to close your position by buying the market at 2834.1¢.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(2923.0¢ - 2834.1¢) x £2 per cent
88.9¢ x £2 per cent
Your P/L = £177.80 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Cisco Systems goes higher and the spread trading market is adjusted and moved to 2997.5¢ - 3002.5¢, therefore you'd see:   2997.5   3002.5
Close and Restrict Your Loss?At this point, you can choose to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your loss. In this case you decide to close your trade and buy at 3002.5¢.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(2923.0¢ - 3002.5¢) x £2 per cent
-79.5¢ x £2 per cent
Your P/L = -£159.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Cisco Systems?

FinancialSpreads provides you with the ability to put one's trading skills to the test by using a free Demo Account on spread betting and CFD markets like Cisco Systems.

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


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