Spread Betting on the McDonalds Share Price (MCD)

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How to Spread Bet on McDonalds

For example, let's assume you sign into FinancialSpreads and the spread betting platform is showing a quote of:

  McDonalds Rolling Cash Sell

9480.0
Buy

9486.0


This is a brief guide to how the market works...

Spread Betting Market:McDonalds Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Price:9480.0¢ - 9486.0¢
What This Means:Now you can bet on the McDonalds Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 9486.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 9480.0¢

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

If a trade rolls over then you will either have to pay or receive interest for overnight financing based upon whether you are betting on the market to rise or fall. To learn more also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units (Points) Traded:Bets on the McDonalds market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if McDonalds moves by 40.0¢ then you would lose or gain 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake per Unit:You choose how much you are going to stake per cent, e.g. £3 per cent, £8 per cent, £20 per cent etc.
Short Staking Exercise:If, as an example, you chose a stake of £3 per cent and McDonalds changes by 23.0¢, you would lose / win £3 per cent x 23.0¢ = £69.


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Long Position on McDonalds

Spread betting on the US share to move higher

You Now Select Whether to Go Long or Short: McDonalds to push:

  Spread Betting Above 9486.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 9480.0¢?

Let's Assume You Want to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 9486.0¢
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Opt For: £2 per cent
Now What?
  • You will win £2 for each cent McDonalds increases higher than 9486.0¢
  • You lose £2 for every cent McDonalds moves lower than 9486.0¢
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Rise Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Example 1
McDonalds moves higher and the market adjusts and moves to 9564.3¢ - 9570.3¢, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   9564.3   9570.3
Close for a Profit? You may opt to let your trade run or close it and lock in a profit. In this example you decide to settle your trade by selling at 9564.3¢.
Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(9564.3¢ - 9486.0¢) x £2 per cent
78.3¢ x £2 per cent
Your P&L = £156.60 profit
 
Example 2
McDonalds goes lower and the financial spread betting market changes to 9414.9¢ - 9420.9¢, therefore Financial Spreads would show:   9414.9   9420.9
Time to Restrict the Loss? You may opt to leave your bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your losses. In this case you decide to close your position by selling the market at 9414.9¢.
Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(9414.9¢ - 9486.0¢) x £2 per cent
-71.1¢ x £2 per cent
Your P&L = -£142.20 loss


Spread Trading Example - Selling McDonalds

Financial spread betting on the US share to move lower

You Decide to Go Long or Short: McDonalds to go:

  Spread Betting Above 9486.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 9480.0¢?

Let's Assume You Choose to Go Short:   Spread Betting Below 9480.0¢
You Select How Much to Risk, Choosing: £1 per cent
What Next?
  • You lose £1 for every cent McDonalds goes above 9480.0¢
  • You will win £1 for every cent McDonalds decreases below 9480.0¢
When Betting on a Market to Fall Your P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Example 3
McDonalds falls and the spread trading market is moved to 9368.4¢ - 9374.4¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you'd see:   9368.4   9374.4
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you may choose to keep your bet open or close it to take a profit. For this example, you decide to close your position by buying the market at 9374.4¢.
Your P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(9480.0¢ - 9374.4¢) x £1 per cent
105.6¢ x £1 per cent
Your P&L = £105.60 profit
 
Example 4
McDonalds increases and the spread betting market becomes 9570.0¢ - 9576.0¢, i.e. on Financial Spreads you would see:   9570.0   9576.0
Time to Restrict Your Loss?You can decide to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your trade to limit your loss. In this case you choose to close your trade by buying at 9576.0¢.
Your P&L = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(9480.0¢ - 9576.0¢) x £1 per cent
-96.0¢ x £1 per cent
Your P&L = -£96.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on McDonalds?

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