French Stock Market Spread Betting Guide

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Where Can I Spread Bet on the France 40?

When using a Financial Spreads account investors can take a position on a large range of indices, these include the France 40 in addition to the German stock market index, US Tech 100 index and Australia 200 index.

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A Guide to Spread Trading on the France 40

As an example, let's suppose that you log on to the Financial Spreads website and see a quote of:

  France 40 Rolling Cash Sell

4775.2
Buy

4776.0


This is a guide to how it works.

Market:France 40 Rolling Cash
The Spread Trading Price:4775.2 - 4776.0
What This Means:You can speculate on the France 40 Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Above 4776.0, or
  Spread Betting Below 4775.2

This is a 'Rolling' spread bet which means that there is no closing date for this spread bet. If you decide not to close your position and the trading session ends then your position will roll over to the next trading session.

Note: if a trade is rolled over then you will normally either pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending upon whether you are speculating on the market to go up or down. For additional details see Rolling Spread Betting.
Trading Units:Spread bets on the France 40 market are priced in £x per point.

Where a point is 1 point of the stock index's price movement.

E.g. if the France 40 moves 30 points then you would win or lose 30 times your stake.
Trade Size:You work out how much you want to risk per point, e.g. £2 per point, £4 per point, £10 per point etc.
Brief Example:If, for example, you decided on a stake of £5 per point and the France 40 changes by 23 points, you would lose / win £5 per point x 23 points = £115.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Buying the France 40

Spread betting on the stock market index to increase in value

You Choose Whether to Go Long or Short: The France 40 to move:

  Spread Betting Above 4776.0? or
  Spread Betting Below 4775.2?

Let's Say You Choose to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 4776.0
You Decide Your Stake Size, Let's Assume You Choose: £2 per point
So Now What Happens?
  • You will win £2 for each point the France 40 pushes above 4776.0
  • You will make a loss of £2 for every point the France 40 goes lower than 4776.0
When Spread Betting on a Market to Go Up Your P&L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
The France 40 goes higher and the market is revised and set at 4859.6 - 4860.4. Therefore you'd see:   4859.6   4860.4
Time to Lock in a Profit? You can choose to keep your spread bet open or close it for a profit. For this example, you opt to settle your trade by selling the market at 4859.6.
Your P&L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(4859.6 - 4776.0) x £2 per point
83.6 points x £2 per point
Your P&L = £167.20 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
The France 40 falls and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 4685.3 - 4686.1, i.e. you'd see:   4685.3   4686.1
Restrict the Loss? At this point, you could decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your losses. In this instance you choose to settle your bet and sell the market at 4685.3.
Your P&L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(4685.3 - 4776.0) x £2 per point
-90.7 points x £2 per point
Your P&L = -£181.40 loss


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Short Position on the France 40

Financial spread trading on the stock market index to fall

You Decide to Go Long or Short: The France 40 going:

  Spread Betting Above 4776.0? or
  Spread Betting Below 4775.2?

You Might Decide to Sell:   Spread Betting Below 4775.2
You Select Your Stake, Selecting: £3 per point
What Next?
  • You will make a loss of £3 for every point the France 40 rises above 4775.2
  • You will win £3 for every point the France 40 moves below 4775.2
When Speculating on a Market to Fall Your P&L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
The France 40 decreases and the spread trading market moves to 4726.8 - 4727.6, therefore Financial Spreads would show:   4726.8   4727.6
Close for a Profit? At this point, you could choose to keep your position open or close it to take your profit. In this example you decide to settle your trade and buy at 4727.6.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(4775.2 - 4727.6) x £3 per point
47.6 points x £3 per point
Your P&L = £142.80 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
The France 40 increases and the spread betting market is revised to 4826.1 - 4826.9. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   4826.1   4826.9
Time to Restrict the Loss?You may choose to keep your trade open or close it to limit your loss. In this instance you choose to close your bet and buy the market at 4826.9.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(4775.2 - 4826.9) x £3 per point
-51.7 points x £3 per point
Your P&L = -£155.10 loss

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