Spread Betting on Compass Group Shares (CPG)

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Financial Spread Betting on Compass Group

As an example, let's suppose you log on to the FinancialSpreads website and the spread betting platform is showing a quote of:

  Compass Group Rolling Cash Sell

1115.2
Buy

1117.8


Here's an example of how it works

Spread Betting MarketCompass Group Rolling Cash
The Quote1115.2p - 1117.8p
How the Spread WorksNow you can spread bet on the Compass Group Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 1117.8p, or
  Spread Betting Below 1115.2p

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

If a trade does roll over then you will normally either receive or be charged interest for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to fall or rise. For further details also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units (Points) TradedSpread trades on the Compass Group market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Compass Group moves 35p then you would lose/win 35 multiples of your stake.
StakeYou choose how much you are going to risk per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £8 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExerciseAs an example, if your stake is £4 per penny and Compass Group moves by 23p, you would lose or win £4 per penny x 23p = £92.


Worked Trading Example - Going Long of Compass Group

Spread trading on the UK share to rise in value

You Now Choose Whether to Buy or Sell Compass Group moving:

  Spread Betting Above 1117.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1115.2p?

Let's Assume You Want to Go Long   Spread Betting Above 1117.8p
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Opt For £4 per penny
So What Happens Now?
  • You will make £4 for each penny Compass Group rises above 1117.8p
  • Your spread bet loses £4 for every penny Compass Group moves lower than 1117.8p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Go Up Your Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Compass Group increases and the market is moved to 1156.9p - 1159.5p. Therefore you would see:   1156.9   1159.5
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You may choose to leave your trade open or close it in order to take a profit. For this example, you choose to settle your position by selling the market at 1156.9p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1156.9p - 1117.8p) x £4 per penny
39.1p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £156.40 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Compass Group goes lower and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 1073.1p - 1075.7p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   1073.1   1075.7
Close and Restrict the Loss? At this point, you can choose to let your position run or close it in order to restrict your losses. In this example you choose to settle your position and sell at 1073.1p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1073.1p - 1117.8p) x £4 per penny
-44.7p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£178.80 loss


Spread Trading Example - Going Short of Compass Group

Spread betting on the UK share to decrease

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell Compass Group going:

  Spread Betting Above 1117.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1115.2p?

Let's Say You Go Short   Spread Betting Below 1115.2p
You Choose Your Stake, Selecting £3 per penny
What Happens Now?
  • Your spread bet loses £3 for every penny Compass Group moves above 1115.2p
  • You will make £3 for every penny Compass Group goes lower than 1115.2p
When You Go Short With a Spread Bet Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Compass Group decreases and the spread trading market changes to 1056.0p - 1058.6p, i.e. you'd see:   1056.0   1058.6
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could choose to leave your position open or close it to lock in your profit. In this example you opt to close your trade by buying at 1058.6p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1115.2p - 1058.6p) x £3 per penny
56.6p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £169.80 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Compass Group pushes higher and the financial spread betting market becomes 1177.3p - 1179.9p:   1177.3   1179.9
Time to Limit the Loss?You could decide to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to limit your loss. In this case you choose to settle your bet and buy at 1179.9p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(1115.2p - 1179.9p) x £3 per penny
-64.7p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£194.10 loss

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More on Compass Group plc (CPG)



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

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