Spread Betting on the General Electric Share Price (GE)

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Financial Spread Betting on General Electric

For example, let's say you go on the Financial Spreads website and the live price is:

  General Electric Rolling Cash Sell

2503.0
Buy

2508.0


Here's a brief guide to how it works

Spread Trading Market:General Electric Rolling Cash
The Price:2503.0¢ - 2508.0¢
How the Spread Works:Now you can trade on the General Electric Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2508.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2503.0¢

This is a Rolling trade so it does not have a closing date. If you haven't closed your position and the session ends then your position will automatically roll over into the next session.

Note: if a trade rolls over then you will either be charged or receive interest for overnight financing depending upon the direction of your trade. To learn more see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units (Points) Traded:Spread trades on the General Electric market are priced in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if General Electric changes by 45.0¢ then you would lose / win 45 multiples of your stake.
Stake:You decide how much you are going to risk per cent, e.g. £1 per cent, £5 per cent, £10 per cent etc.
Quick Example:With that in mind, if your stake was £4 per cent and General Electric moves 22.0¢, you would lose or win £4 per cent x 22.0¢ = £88.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Long Position on General Electric

Financial spread trading on the US equity to rise in value

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell: General Electric to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2508.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2503.0¢?

You Might Decide to Go Long:   Spread Betting Higher than 2508.0¢
You Select Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Select: £3 per cent
What Happens Now?
  • You gain £3 for every cent General Electric goes above 2508.0¢
  • Your spread bet loses £3 for each cent General Electric falls below 2508.0¢
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Increase Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 1
General Electric climbs and the spread trading market is revised and is set at 2558.2¢ - 2563.2¢, i.e.   2558.2   2563.2
Take a Profit? You can opt to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position for a profit. In this case you opt to close your trade by selling the market at 2558.2¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(2558.2¢ - 2508.0¢) x £3 per cent
50.2¢ x £3 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £150.60 profit
 
Trading Scenario 2
General Electric drops and the market is revised to 2462.9¢ - 2467.9¢. So you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   2462.9   2467.9
Restrict Your Loss? At this point, you could opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your losses. In this instance you opt to settle your bet by selling at 2462.9¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(2462.9¢ - 2508.0¢) x £3 per cent
-45.1¢ x £3 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£135.30 loss


Spread Betting Example - Selling General Electric

Online spread betting on the US equity to decrease in value

You Choose Whether to Buy or Sell: General Electric moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2508.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2503.0¢?

Let's Say You Decide to Go Short:   Spread Betting Lower than 2503.0¢
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Choose: £2 per cent
What Happens Next?
  • Your spread bet loses £2 for each cent General Electric increases above 2503.0¢
  • You gain £2 for each cent General Electric falls lower than 2503.0¢
If You Are Speculating on a Market to Decrease Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 3
General Electric decreases and the financial spread betting market is revised and changes to 2437.9¢ - 2442.9¢, i.e. the market moves to:   2437.9   2442.9
Time to Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could opt to leave your position open or close it for a profit. In this case you decide to settle your bet by buying the market at 2442.9¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(2503.0¢ - 2442.9¢) x £2 per cent
60.1¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £120.20 profit
 
Trading Scenario 4
General Electric goes higher and the spread betting market moves to 2552.1¢ - 2557.1¢. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   2552.1   2557.1
Time to Limit the Loss?At this point, you may decide to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your trade to limit your losses. In this example you choose to settle your bet by buying at 2557.1¢.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(2503.0¢ - 2557.1¢) x £2 per cent
-54.1¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£108.20 loss

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More on General Electric Co. (GE)



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