Spread Betting on the Hewlett-Packard Share Price (HPQ)

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Financial Spread Betting on Hewlett-Packard

As an example, let's imagine that you log on to the Financial Spreads website and see:

  Hewlett-Packard Rolling Cash Sell

3880.0
Buy

3885.0


Here is a brief guide to how the market works

Market:Hewlett-Packard Rolling Cash
Spread Betting Quote:3880.0¢ - 3885.0¢
This Means That:Now you can trade on the Hewlett-Packard Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3885.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3880.0¢

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

Note that if a trade is rolled over then you will normally either receive or be charged interest for overnight financing based on the direction of your trade. For further details see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units (Points) Traded:Spread betting trades on the HP market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Hewlett-Packard moves 40.0¢ then you would gain or lose 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size:You decide how much you are going to risk per cent, e.g. £3 per cent, £5 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Brief Example:For example, if you decided on a stake of £4 per cent and Hewlett-Packard changes by 30.0¢, you would lose/win £4 per cent x 30.0¢ = £120.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Long Position on Hewlett-Packard

Financial spread trading on the US share to rise

You Decide Whether to Buy or Sell: Hewlett-Packard to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3885.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3880.0¢?

Let's Assume You Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 3885.0¢
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Select: £3 per cent
Now What?
  • You make a profit of £3 for each cent Hewlett-Packard pushes higher than 3885.0¢
  • Your spread bet loses £3 for every cent Hewlett-Packard decreases lower than 3885.0¢
When Spread Betting on a Market to Rise Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
HP pushes higher and the financial spread betting market is adjusted and moved to 3933.6¢ - 3938.6¢, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   3933.6   3938.6
Close for a Profit? At this point, you could choose to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in a profit. In this example you choose to settle your trade by selling at 3933.6¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(3933.6¢ - 3885.0¢) x £3 per cent
48.6¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = £145.80 profit
 
Situation 2
Hewlett-Packard pushes lower and the spread betting market changes to 3842.3¢ - 3847.3¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you'd see:   3842.3   3847.3
Close and Restrict the Loss? You could decide to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your loss. For this example, you opt to settle your position and sell the market at 3842.3¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(3842.3¢ - 3885.0¢) x £3 per cent
-42.7¢ x £3 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = -£128.10 loss


Spread Betting Example - Selling Hewlett-Packard

Spread betting on the US share to go down

You Now Work Out Whether to Go Long or Short: Hewlett-Packard to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3885.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3880.0¢?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell:   Spread Betting Lower than 3880.0¢
You Choose Your Stake, Selecting: £2 per cent
What Next?
  • Your spread bet loses £2 for every cent Hewlett-Packard moves above 3880.0¢
  • You make a profit of £2 for every cent Hewlett-Packard falls lower than 3880.0¢
When Betting on a Market to Go Down Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Hewlett-Packard drops and the spread trading market is adjusted to 3814.4¢ - 3819.4¢, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   3814.4   3819.4
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you may choose to let your bet run or close it in order to take your profit. In this example you decide to settle your trade and buy at 3819.4¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(3880.0¢ - 3819.4¢) x £2 per cent
60.6¢ x £2 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = £121.20 profit
 
Situation 4
Hewlett-Packard moves higher and the market adjusts and moves to 3928.4¢ - 3933.4¢, i.e. the market moves to:   3928.4   3933.4
Close and Limit the Loss?At this point, you may opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and limit your loss. In this instance you decide to close your position and buy the market at 3933.4¢.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(3880.0¢ - 3933.4¢) x £2 per cent
-53.4¢ x £2 per cent
Your Profits/Losses = -£106.80 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Hewlett-Packard?

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