Spread Betting on Imperial Tobacco Shares (IMT)

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How to Financial Spread Bet on Imperial Tobacco

Let's assume you look at FinancialSpreads.com and are presented with something like:

  Imperial Tobacco Rolling Cash Sell

3032.9
Buy

3038.1


This is a guide to how it works:

Spread Trading Market:Imperial Tobacco Rolling Cash
Spread Trading Price:3032.9p - 3038.1p
This Means:Now you can trade on the Imperial Tobacco Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3038.1p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3032.9p

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

If a trade does roll over then you will either pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to decrease or increase. For further details see Rolling Spread Betting.
Points (Units) Traded:Spread bets on the Imperial Tobacco market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Imperial Tobacco changes by 40p then you would win / lose 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake (Trade Size):You work out how much you want to trade per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £8 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Brief Staking Example:If you decided on a stake of £4 per penny and Imperial Tobacco moves 32p, you would lose / win £4 per penny x 32p = £128.


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Long Position on Imperial Tobacco

Financial spread trading on the equity to go higher

You Now Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell: Imperial Tobacco to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3038.1p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3032.9p?

Let's Say You Choose to Go Long:   Spread Betting Higher than 3038.1p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Opt For: £2 per penny
What Now?
  • You will win £2 for each penny Imperial Tobacco moves higher than 3038.1p
  • You will lose £2 for every penny Imperial Tobacco falls below 3038.1p
If You Are Betting on a Market to Increase Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
Imperial Tobacco increases and the market moves to 3109.5p - 3114.7p, so you would see:   3109.5   3114.7
Close for a Profit? You may opt to leave your position open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet for a profit. For this example, you opt to close your position and sell the market at 3109.5p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(3109.5p - 3038.1p) x £2 per penny
71.4p x £2 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £142.80 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
Imperial Tobacco slips and the financial spread betting market adjusts and moves to 2977.3p - 2982.5p, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   2977.3   2982.5
Close and Restrict Your Loss? You may choose to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your losses. In this example you choose to close your trade and sell at 2977.3p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(2977.3p - 3038.1p) x £2 per penny
-60.8p x £2 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£121.60 loss


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Short Position on Imperial Tobacco

Financial spread betting on the equity to move down in value

You Now Work Out Whether to Go Long or Short: Imperial Tobacco moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 3038.1p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 3032.9p?

You Might Want to Sell:   Spread Betting Lower than 3032.9p
You Select Your Stake Size, Let's Assume You Select: £3 per penny
What Next?
  • You will lose £3 for every penny Imperial Tobacco pushes above 3032.9p
  • You will win £3 for every penny Imperial Tobacco decreases below 3032.9p
When You Go Short With a Spread Bet Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
Imperial Tobacco drops and the spread trading market is adjusted to 2970.7p - 2975.9p. Therefore you'd see:   2970.7   2975.9
Take Your Profit? You can opt to leave your spread bet open or close it to take a profit. In this instance you decide to settle your position and buy at 2975.9p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(3032.9p - 2975.9p) x £3 per penny
57.0p x £3 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £171.00 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
Imperial Tobacco pushes higher and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 3076.2p - 3081.4p, i.e.   3076.2   3081.4
Close and Restrict the Loss?At this point, you can opt to leave your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your losses. In this instance you opt to close your bet by buying the market at 3081.4p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(3032.9p - 3081.4p) x £3 per penny
-48.5p x £3 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£145.50 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Imperial Tobacco?

FinancialSpreads offers you the chance to try out new ideas and theories by using a Demo Account on markets like Imperial Tobacco.

The Demo Account offers access to a wide variety of markets such as forex pairs, commodities, shares and indices.


More on Imperial Tobacco Group plc (IMT)



A common ticker code for Imperial Tobacco is 'IMT' however 'IMT.L' and 'LON:IMT' are also used.

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