Spread Betting on HSBC Shares (HSBA.L)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on HSBC?

A FinancialSpreads account offers a wide variety of shares spread trading and contracts for difference markets such as HSBC, British American Tobacco, Pfizer and Siemens, plus a host of other UK, American and global stocks.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the HSBC Market?

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Where Can I Get Live HSBC Charts?

With Financial Spreads you have access to live charts for HSBC and over 1,000 other CFD and spread betting markets.

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How to Financial Spread Bet on HSBC

For example, let's suppose that you log on to Financial Spreads and see the current quote is:

  HSBC Rolling Cash Sell

598.1
Buy

599.0


Here is a guide to how it works...

Spread Trading MarketHSBC Rolling Cash
The Price598.1p - 599.0p
How This WorksNow you can trade on the HSBC Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 599.0p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 598.1p

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

If the trade is rolled over then you will normally either receive or pay interest for overnight financing based upon whether you are speculating on the market to increase or decrease. For additional information also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Points (Units) TradedBets on the HSBC market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if HSBC moves 45p then you would win/lose 45 times your stake.
Trade SizeYou choose how much you are going to trade per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £8 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Quick Staking ExampleIf you chose a stake of £4 per penny and HSBC changes by 28p, you would win / lose £4 per penny x 28p = £112.


Spread Trading Example - Going Long of HSBC

Spread betting on the UK share to rise

You Now Consider Whether to Buy or Sell HSBC to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 599.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 598.1p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Go Long   Spread Betting Higher than 599.0p
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Say You Choose £5 per penny
So What Now?
  • You win £5 for each penny HSBC rises above 599.0p
  • Your trade loses £5 for every penny HSBC decreases lower than 599.0p
When You Buy a Spread Bet Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Scenario 1
HSBC pushes higher and the spread betting market is revised to 626.0p - 626.9p. I.e. you'd see:   626.0   626.9
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you may decide to keep your bet open or close it and lock in your profit. In this instance you opt to close your bet and sell at 626.0p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(626.0p - 599.0p) x £5 per penny
27.0p x £5 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £135.00 profit
 
Scenario 2
HSBC drops and the financial spread betting market moves to 575.0p - 575.9p, i.e. you'd see:   575.0   575.9
Close and Restrict the Loss? At this point, you may opt to keep your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your losses. For this example, you choose to close your position and sell the market at 575.0p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(575.0p - 599.0p) x £5 per penny
-24.0p x £5 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£120.00 loss


Trading Example - Taking a Short Position on HSBC

Spread trading on the UK share to go lower

You Now Decide Whether to Go Long or Short HSBC to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 599.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 598.1p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Go Short   Spread Betting Lower than 598.1p
You Select Your Stake Size, Let's Assume You Select £4 per penny
What Now?
  • Your trade loses £4 for every penny HSBC pushes higher than 598.1p
  • You win £4 for every penny HSBC moves lower than 598.1p
When Going Short of a Market Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Scenario 3
HSBC falls and the market is adjusted and moved to 566.2p - 567.1p:   566.2   567.1
Time to Lock in a Profit? You could opt to let your position run or close it to lock in a profit. In this case you choose to settle your bet and buy the market at 567.1p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(598.1p - 567.1p) x £4 per penny
31.0p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £124.00 profit
 
Scenario 4
HSBC rises and the spread trading market is revised and moved to 624.7p - 625.6p. So you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   624.7   625.6
Close and Limit Your Loss?You can opt to keep your trade open or close it to restrict your loss. For this example, you choose to settle your bet by buying the market at 625.6p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(598.1p - 625.6p) x £4 per penny
-27.5p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£110.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on HSBC?

FinancialSpreads.com offers traders the ability to test new trading ideas by using a free Demo Account on markets such as HSBC.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account offers a variety of markets including equities, index markets, commodity markets and FX rates.


More on HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA)



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

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