German Stock Market Spread Betting Guide

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How to Spread Bet on the Germany 30

As an example, let's suppose you look at the Financial Spreads site and see the live price is:

  Germany 30 Rolling Cash Sell

10976.8
Buy

10977.8


Here is an example of how it works:

The Spread Betting MarketGermany 30 Rolling Cash
Price (Spread)10976.8 - 10977.8
This MeansNow you can take a position on the Germany 30 Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 10977.8, or
  Spread Betting Below 10976.8

This market is a Rolling market so it does not have an expiry date. If you don't close your trade and the trading session ends then your trade will automatically roll over into the next trading day.

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will normally either receive or be charged interest for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to decrease or increase. For further details also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units (Points) TradedSpread betting trades on the Germany 30 market are priced in £x per point.

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

E.g. if the Germany 30 changes by 50 points then you would lose/win 50 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size per UnitYou decide how much you would like to trade per point, e.g. £3 per point, £4 per point, £20 per point etc.
Staking ExampleWith that in mind, if you had a stake of £5 per point and the Germany 30 moves by 22 points, you would win or lose £5 per point x 22 points = £110.


Spread Trading Example - Taking a Long Position on the Germany 30

Spread betting on the stock market index to increase in value

You Choose Whether to Go Long or Short The Germany 30 going:

  Spread Betting Above 10977.8? or
  Spread Betting Below 10976.8?

Let's Assume You Buy   Spread Betting Above 10977.8
You Select Your Stake Size, Let's Assume You Opt For £2 per point
What Happens Now?
  • You will win £2 for each point the Germany 30 pushes higher than 10977.8
  • You will lose £2 for every point the Germany 30 goes below 10977.8
When Spread Betting on a Market to Go Up Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
The Germany 30 increases and the market is revised and set at 11074.4 - 11075.4, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   11074.4   11075.4
Time to Take Your Profit? At this point, you can choose to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your bet by selling at 11074.4.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(11074.4 - 10977.8) x £2 per point
96.6 points x £2 per point
Your P/L = £193.20 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
The Germany 30 pushes lower and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 10890.0 - 10891.0. Therefore you'd see:   10890.0   10891.0
Close and Limit the Loss? At this point, you may opt to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your losses. In this case you choose to close your trade and sell at 10890.0.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(10890.0 - 10977.8) x £2 per point
-87.8 points x £2 per point
Your P/L = -£175.60 loss


Worked Example - Going Short of the Germany 30

Financial spread trading on the stock market index to fall in value

You Decide to Go Long or Short The Germany 30 to push:

  Spread Betting Above 10977.8? or
  Spread Betting Below 10976.8?

Let's Say You Choose to Sell   Spread Betting Below 10976.8
You Select Your Stake, Selecting £3 per point
So Now What Happens?
  • You will lose £3 for every point the Germany 30 goes above 10976.8
  • You will win £3 for every point the Germany 30 pushes lower than 10976.8
When Selling a Market Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
The Germany 30 goes lower and the spread trading market is moved to 10922.7 - 10923.7, therefore you'd see:   10922.7   10923.7
Close for a Profit? At this point, you could decide to let your bet run or close it and lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your trade and buy at 10923.7.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(10976.8 - 10923.7) x £3 per point
53.1 points x £3 per point
Your P/L = £159.30 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
The Germany 30 moves higher and the spread betting market is adjusted to 11024.1 - 11025.1, i.e.   11024.1   11025.1
Restrict Your Loss?You can decide to keep your bet open or close it and limit your loss. In this instance you opt to close your bet by buying the market at 11025.1.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(10976.8 - 11025.1) x £3 per point
-48.3 points x £3 per point
Your P/L = -£144.90 loss


Spread Betting on German Stock Market Futures

As well as the above rolling market, we also offer German stock market 'Futures'.

For example, let's say our price is at:

  Germany 30 March Futures Sell

10978.3
Buy

10982.3


Here's a brief guide to how the market works.

Spread Betting MarketGermany 30 March Futures
Spread Betting Quote10978.3 - 10982.3
This Means ThatYou can speculate on the Germany 30 futures market to settle:

  Spread Betting Above 10982.3, or
  Spread Betting Below 10978.3

On the expiry date for the March market, 20 March 2015. This spread bet is a Futures market meaning that the bet will close on the settlement date, although usually you can also close your trade, during market hours, before the futures market expires.

Also consider that you don't pay any overnight fees on this futures contract.
Traded UnitsSpread bets on the Germany 30 futures market are priced in £x per point.

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

E.g. if the Germany 30 moves by 35 points then you would gain or lose 35 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size per UnitYou work out how much you want to risk per point, e.g. £2 per point, £8 per point, £15 per point etc.
Brief Staking ExampleIf, as an example, your stake was £3 per point and the Germany 30 moves 26 points, you would win or lose £3 per point x 26 points = £78.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Buying German Stock Market Futures

Spread trading on the index to go up in value

You Now Choose Whether to Buy or Sell The Germany 30 futures market to close:

  Spread Betting Above 10982.3? or
  Spread Betting Below 10978.3?

When the market closes, 20 March 2015.

You Might Want to Go Long   Spread Betting Above 10982.3
You Select Your Stake, Opting for £2 per point
So What Happens Now?
  • You make a profit of £2 for each point the Germany 30 increases above 10982.3
  • Your spread bet loses £2 for every point the Germany 30 decreases below 10982.3
If You Are Betting on a Market to Rise Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
The Germany 30 climbs and the market is revised and moved to 11064.7 - 11068.7, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   11064.7   11068.7
Lock in Your Profit? You may decide to leave your trade open, letting it run to the settlement date, or close it and lock in your profit. In this case you choose to close your position and sell at 11064.7.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(11064.7 - 10982.3) x £2 per point
82.4 points x £2 per point
Your P&L = £164.80 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
The Germany 30 moves lower.
Limit Your Loss? At this point, you can choose to keep your position open, and maybe let it run to the settlement date, or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your losses. In this example, you opt to let the trade run until expiry. Ultimately, the contract settles at 10905.4.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(10905.4 - 10982.3) x £2 per point
-76.9 points x £2 per point
Your P&L = -£153.80 loss


Worked Spread Betting Example - Selling German Stock Market Futures

Spread betting on the index to fall in value

You Now Consider Whether to Go Long or Short The Germany 30 closing:

  Spread Betting Above 10982.3? or
  Spread Betting Below 10978.3?

When the contract is settled, 20 March 2015.

Let's Say You Choose to Sell   Spread Betting Below 10978.3
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Say You Choose £3 per point
So Now What?
  • Your spread bet loses £3 for every point the Germany 30 goes higher than 10978.3
  • You make a profit of £3 for every point the Germany 30 goes lower than 10978.3
When Selling a Spread Bet Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
The Germany 30 futures market slips
Close and Take Your Profit? At this point, you could opt to keep your trade open, letting it run to the settlement date, or close it in order to lock in a profit. In this example you decide to run it until expiry. The futures market closes at 10928.9.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(10978.3 - 10928.9) x £3 per point
49.4 points x £3 per point
Your P&L = £148.20 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
The Germany 30 goes higher and the financial spread betting market is revised and changes to 11020.4 - 11024.4. I.e. you'd see:   11020.4   11024.4
Restrict Your Loss?At this point, you may decide to let your trade run to expiry or close it, i.e. close your position to restrict your loss. In this instance you decide to settle your trade by buying the market at 11024.4.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(10978.3 - 11024.4) x £3 per point
-46.1 points x £3 per point
Your P&L = -£138.30 loss

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