Spread Betting on G4S Shares (GFS)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on G4S?

A Financial Spreads account offers an array of equity markets such as G4S, BT Group, AT&T and Volkswagen, plus numerous other UK, US and global stocks.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the G4S Market?

When trading with Financial Spreads clients can take a position on 1,000+ real-time prices including G4S and a large range of other stocks, forex, stock markets and commodities prices.

Where Can I Get Live G4S Charts?

With Financial Spreads investors can look at a real time charting package for G4S and over 1,000 other CFD and spread betting markets.

Along with multiple chart types, the package also has a wide range of advanced features:
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A Guide to Spread Betting on G4S

For example, let's suppose you go on the Financial Spreads website and are presented with:

  G4S Rolling Cash Sell

285.50
Buy

286.00


Here's a brief example of how the market works...

The MarketG4S Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Quote285.50p - 286.00p
This Means ThatYou can speculate on the G4S Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 286.00p, or
  Spread Betting Below 285.50p

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

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will either have to pay or receive interest for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to increase or decrease. For more details also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Trading UnitsSpread bets on the G4S market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if G4S moves 35p then you would win or lose 35 multiples of your stake.
Trade SizeYou decide how much you want to risk per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £4 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Quick ExampleFor example, if your stake was £3 per penny and G4S changes by 35p, you would lose or gain £3 per penny x 35p = £105.


Spread Betting Example - Buying G4S

Financial spread betting on the share to increase

You Now Decide Whether to Go Long or Short G4S going:

  Spread Betting Above 286.00p? or
  Spread Betting Below 285.50p?

Let's Assume You Go Long   Spread Betting Above 286.00p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Choose £15 per penny
So What Next?
  • You make a gain of £15 for every penny G4S rises higher than 286.00p
  • You lose £15 for each penny G4S moves lower than 286.00p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Go Up Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
G4S pushes higher and the spread trading market is adjusted to 294.15p - 294.65p, i.e. you'd see:   294.15   294.65
Take a Profit? You can opt to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. For this example, you opt to settle your trade by selling at 294.15p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(294.15p - 286.00p) x £15 per penny
8.15p x £15 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £122.25 profit
 
Situation 2
G4S goes lower and the market adjusts and moves to 276.56p - 277.06p, i.e. you would see:   276.56   277.06
Restrict the Loss? You could decide to keep your position open or close it and limit your losses. In this instance you decide to settle your bet and sell the market at 276.56p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(276.56p - 286.00p) x £15 per penny
-9.44p x £15 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£141.60 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Selling G4S

Financial spread trading on the share to go down in value

You Now Choose to Buy or Sell G4S moving:

  Spread Betting Above 286.00p? or
  Spread Betting Below 285.50p?

You Might Choose to Sell   Spread Betting Below 285.50p
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Choose £10 per penny
Now What Happens?
  • You lose £10 for each penny G4S pushes higher than 285.50p
  • You make a gain of £10 for each penny G4S falls lower than 285.50p
When Selling a Spread Bet Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
G4S pushes lower and the spread betting market is moved to 274.83p - 275.33p, i.e. on Financial Spreads you'd see:   274.83   275.33
Take Your Profit? You can decide to leave your position open or close it and take a profit. In this case you decide to close your position by buying at 275.33p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(285.50p - 275.33p) x £10 per penny
10.17p x £10 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £101.70 profit
 
Situation 4
G4S moves higher and the financial spread betting market is revised to 296.78p - 297.28p, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   296.78   297.28
Close and Restrict the Loss?You may decide to keep your bet open or close it in order to limit your loss. In this instance you opt to close your bet and buy at 297.28p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(285.50p - 297.28p) x £10 per penny
-11.78p x £10 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£117.80 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on G4S?

Financial Spreads offers investors the ability to test new trading theories by using a Demo Account on CFD and spread trading markets like G4S.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account has an array of markets including FX, commodities, stocks and stock market indices.


More on G4S plc (GFS)



A common ticker code for G4S is 'GFS' however 'GFS.L' and 'LON:GFS' are also used.

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