Spread Betting on M&S Shares (MKS)

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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on Marks & Spencer

As an example, let's imagine you sign into the FinancialSpreads site and the live quote is:

  Marks & Spencer Rolling Cash Sell

493.45
Buy

494.25


Here's an example of how it works.

Spread Betting MarketMarks & Spencer Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Price493.45p - 494.25p
This MeansNow you can take a position on the M&S Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Above 494.25p, or
  Spread Betting Below 493.45p

This is a Rolling spread betting market and so there is no final closing date. If you don't close your trade and the session ends then your position will roll over into the next session.

Note that if a trade does roll over then you will either be charged or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending on whether you are speculating on the market to go up or down. For further information see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units TradedTrades on the Marks & Spencer market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Marks & Spencer changes by 50p then you would lose or gain 50 multiples of your stake.
Stake (Trade Size)You decide what to risk per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £4 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Simplified Trading ExampleIf you have a stake of £5 per penny and Marks & Spencer moves 31p, you would lose or win £5 per penny x 31p = £155.


Spread Betting Example - Buying Marks & Spencer

Financial spread betting on the share to move up in value

You Decide Whether to Go Long or Short Marks & Spencer to move:

  Spread Betting Above 494.25p? or
  Spread Betting Below 493.45p?

Let's Assume You Want to Go Long   Spread Betting Above 494.25p
You Choose Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Choose £10 per penny
Now What?
  • You make a profit of £10 for each penny Marks & Spencer increases above 494.25p
  • Your spread bet loses £10 for every penny Marks & Spencer goes below 494.25p
When Speculating on a Market to Go Up Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
Marks & Spencer moves higher and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 514.02p - 514.82p, so you'd see:   514.02   514.82
Take Your Profit? At this point, you can opt to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your trade for a profit. In this instance you opt to settle your position by selling the market at 514.02p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(514.02p - 494.25p) x £10 per penny
19.77p x £10 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £197.70 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
Marks & Spencer falls and the market adjusts and moves to 476.95p - 477.75p, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   476.95   477.75
Time to Limit Your Loss? At this point, you may choose to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your losses. In this instance you decide to close your position and sell the market at 476.95p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(476.95p - 494.25p) x £10 per penny
-17.30p x £10 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£173.00 loss


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Short Position on Marks & Spencer

Online spread betting on the share to fall in value

You Now Decide to Go Long or Short Marks & Spencer moving:

  Spread Betting Above 494.25p? or
  Spread Betting Below 493.45p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell   Spread Betting Below 493.45p
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Opt For £15 per penny
What Next?
  • Your spread bet loses £15 for every penny Marks & Spencer moves above 493.45p
  • You make a profit of £15 for every penny Marks & Spencer decreases below 493.45p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
M&S pushes lower and the spread betting market is revised and set at 481.79p - 482.59p. I.e. you'd see:   481.79   482.59
Take a Profit? At this point, you may choose to leave your position open or close it and lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your position by buying at 482.59p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(493.45p - 482.59p) x £15 per penny
10.86p x £15 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £162.90 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
Marks & Spencer goes higher and the spread trading market is adjusted to 502.15p - 502.95p:   502.15   502.95
Limit Your Loss?At this point, you could choose to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and limit your losses. For this example, you decide to settle your trade and buy the market at 502.95p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(493.45p - 502.95p) x £15 per penny
-9.50p x £15 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£142.50 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Marks & Spencer?

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More on Marks and Spencer Group plc (MKS)



A common ticker code for Marks & Spencer is 'MKS' however 'MKS.L' and 'LON:MKS' are also used.

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