Spread Betting on National Grid Shares (NG)

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How to Spread Bet on National Grid

Let's assume you log on to the Financial Spreads site and the live price is:

  National Grid Rolling Cash Sell

888.8
Buy

890.2


Here's a brief guide to how it works

MarketNational Grid Rolling Cash
Spread888.8p - 890.2p
This MeansYou can trade on the National Grid Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 890.2p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 888.8p

This market is a 'Rolling' market which means that there is no final closing date. If you decide not to close your trade and the session ends then your position will roll over to the next session.

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will normally either receive or be charged a small fee for overnight financing depending upon whether you are betting on the market to go down or up. For further details also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units TradedSpread trades on the National Grid market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if National Grid moves by 40p then you would lose or win 40 times your stake.
Stake SizeYou choose your stake per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £4 per penny, £20 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExampleIf, as an example, you have a stake of £3 per penny and National Grid moves 21p, you would lose / win £3 per penny x 21p = £63.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bullish View of National Grid

Spread trading on the UK equity to move up

You Consider Whether to Go Long or Short National Grid going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 890.2p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 888.8p?

Let's Say You Choose to Buy   Spread Betting Higher than 890.2p
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Opt For £5 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You gain £5 for every penny National Grid goes above 890.2p
  • You lose £5 for each penny National Grid falls below 890.2p
When Speculating on a Market to Rise Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
National Grid rises and the market is revised and changes to 916.9p - 918.3p. Therefore you'd see:   916.9   918.3
Time to Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you can opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your position for a profit. For this example, you opt to settle your position and sell at 916.9p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(916.9p - 890.2p) x £5 per penny
26.7p x £5 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £133.50 profit
 
Situation 2
National Grid moves lower and the financial spread betting market is revised and moved to 859.0p - 860.4p. Therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   859.0   860.4
Restrict Your Loss? At this point, you can choose to let your bet run or close it to restrict your loss. In this instance you opt to settle your bet by selling at 859.0p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(859.0p - 890.2p) x £5 per penny
-31.2p x £5 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£156.00 loss


Worked Example - Going Short of National Grid

Spread betting on the UK equity to move down in value

You Now Consider Whether to Go Long or Short National Grid to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 890.2p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 888.8p?

Let's Say You Sell   Spread Betting Lower than 888.8p
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Assume You Select £4 per penny
What Happens Now?
  • You lose £4 for each penny National Grid increases higher than 888.8p
  • You gain £4 for each penny National Grid decreases below 888.8p
When Selling a Spread Bet Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
National Grid drops and the spread trading market is adjusted and moved to 856.7p - 858.1p, i.e. you'd see:   856.7   858.1
Close for a Profit? At this point, you can decide to leave your bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in your profit. In this example you opt to close your position and buy the market at 858.1p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(888.8p - 858.1p) x £4 per penny
30.7p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £122.80 profit
 
Situation 4
National Grid increases and the spread betting market is moved to 923.2p - 924.6p, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   923.2   924.6
Time to Restrict the Loss?At this point, you could decide to let your bet run or close it to limit your loss. In this case you choose to close your bet by buying the market at 924.6p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(888.8p - 924.6p) x £4 per penny
-35.8p x £4 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£143.20 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on National Grid?

FinancialSpreads provides traders with the chance to try out trading theories by using a free Demo Account on CFD and spread trading markets like National Grid.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account has a variety of markets such as commodities, FX rates, indices and stocks.


More on National Grid plc (NG)



A common ticker code for National Grid is 'NG' however 'NG.L' and 'LON:NG' are also used.

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