Spread Betting on Hargreaves Lansdown Shares (HL)

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A Guide to Spread Betting on Hargreaves Lansdown

For example, let's assume you sign into the Financial Spreads website and the platform is showing a quote of:

  Hargreaves Lansdown Rolling Cash Sell

1005.3
Buy

1007.7


Here is an example of how it works

The Spread Betting MarketHargreaves Lansdown Rolling Cash
Quote (The Spread)1005.3p - 1007.7p
How This WorksYou can spread bet on the Hargreaves Lansdown Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 1007.7p, or
  Spread Betting Below 1005.3p

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

If the trade is rolled over then you will either be credited or debited for overnight financing based upon whether you are betting on the market to go down or up. For further information see Rolling Spread Betting.
Traded UnitsSpread trades on the Hargreaves Lansdown market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Hargreaves Lansdown changes by 45p then you would lose or gain 45 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size per UnitYou work out your stake per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £8 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Quick Staking ExerciseIf, as an example, you went with a stake of £3 per penny and Hargreaves Lansdown moves by 22p, you would lose or win £3 per penny x 22p = £66.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Long Position on Hargreaves Lansdown

Spread trading on the UK equity to rise in value

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell Hargreaves Lansdown to push:

  Spread Betting Above 1007.7p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1005.3p?

Let's Say You Choose to Go Long   Spread Betting Above 1007.7p
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Select £5 per penny
Now What Happens?
  • You gain £5 for every penny Hargreaves Lansdown increases above 1007.7p
  • You will make a loss of £5 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown moves lower than 1007.7p
When You Buy a Market Your P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 1
Hargreaves Lansdown climbs and the spread trading market is revised to 1048.0p - 1050.4p, therefore you'd see:   1048.0   1050.4
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You may decide to leave your spread bet open or close it to lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your bet by selling at 1048.0p.
Your P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(1048.0p - 1007.7p) x £5 per penny
40.3p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = £201.50 profit
 
Trading Scenario 2
Hargreaves Lansdown goes lower and the financial spread betting market is moved to 971.9p - 974.3p. Therefore you would see:   971.9   974.3
Time to Restrict the Loss? At this point, you can decide to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your loss. In this example you choose to close your trade and sell the market at 971.9p.
Your P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(971.9p - 1007.7p) x £5 per penny
-35.8p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = -£179.00 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Selling Hargreaves Lansdown

Online spread betting on the UK equity to fall in value

You Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell Hargreaves Lansdown moving:

  Spread Betting Above 1007.7p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1005.3p?

Let's Assume You Want to Sell   Spread Betting Below 1005.3p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Choose £4 per penny
Now What?
  • You will make a loss of £4 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown rises higher than 1005.3p
  • You gain £4 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown decreases lower than 1005.3p
When Speculating on a Market to Fall Your P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 3
Hargreaves Lansdown pushes lower and the market moves to 966.7p - 969.1p, so you would see:   966.7   969.1
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could opt to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. In this example you choose to settle your bet and buy the market at 969.1p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1005.3p - 969.1p) x £4 per penny
36.2p x £4 per penny
Your P&L = £144.80 profit
 
Trading Scenario 4
Hargreaves Lansdown pushes higher and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 1035.0p - 1037.4p, i.e. Financial Spreads would show:   1035.0   1037.4
Restrict Your Loss?You could choose to keep your trade open or close it and limit your losses. In this instance you choose to close your trade by buying the market at 1037.4p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1005.3p - 1037.4p) x £4 per penny
-32.1p x £4 per penny
Your P&L = -£128.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Hargreaves Lansdown?

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More on Hargreaves Lansdown plc (HL)



A common ticker code for Hargreaves Lansdown is 'HL' however 'HL.L' and 'LON:HL' are also used.

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