Spread Betting on RBS Shares (RBS.L)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on RBS?

Financial Spreads provides clients with a large variety of equities spread betting and contracts for difference markets like RBS, Burberry, PepsiCo and Societe Generale, along with a host of other international equities.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the RBS Market?

Financial Spreads provides real-time pricing on over a thousand CFD and spread betting markets including Royal Bank of Scotland and a range of other equities, commodities, stock market indices and currency markets.

Where Can I Get Live RBS Charts?

When trading with Financial Spreads clients have access to a real-time charting package for RBS and more than a thousand other CFD and spread betting markets.

Along with multiple display styles, the charting package also has a large variety of options like:
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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on Royal Bank of Scotland

For example, let's suppose that you sign into Financial Spreads and see the live price is:

  RBS Rolling Cash Sell

389.63
Buy

390.37


This is an example of how it works

The Spread Betting Market:RBS Rolling Cash
Spread Betting Price:389.63p - 390.37p
How the Market Works:Now you can spread bet on the RBS Rolling Cash market going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 390.37p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 389.63p

This is a Rolling market which means that there is no closing date. If you don't close your position and the trading session ends then your position will automatically roll over to the next trading session.

Note that if the trade is rolled over then you will normally either have to pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending on whether you are speculating on the market to decrease or increase. For more information see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units Traded:Spread betting trades on the RBS market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if RBS moves by 40p then you would lose or gain 40 times your stake.
Stake Size:You decide how much you are going to trade per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £5 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Quick Staking Exercise:As an example, if you have a stake of £4 per penny and RBS changes by 33p, you would lose/win £4 per penny x 33p = £132.


Worked Example - Buying RBS

Financial spread trading on the share to increase in value

You Decide Whether to Go Long or Short: RBS to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 390.37p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 389.63p?

Let's Say You Choose to Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 390.37p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Choosing: £10 per penny
What Now?
  • You gain £10 for each penny RBS rises above 390.37p
  • Your spread bet loses £10 for every penny RBS falls lower than 390.37p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Rise Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Example 1
RBS pushes higher and the spread trading market becomes 406.96p - 407.70p. Therefore Financial Spreads would show:   406.96   407.70
Close and Take Your Profit? At this point, you could choose to leave your position open or close it for a profit. In this example you decide to close your position by selling at 406.96p.
Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(406.96p - 390.37p) x £10 per penny
16.59p x £10 per penny
Your Trading Profits/Losses = £165.90 profit
 
Example 2
RBS pushes lower and the market is adjusted and moved to 371.24p - 371.98p, i.e. on Financial Spreads you would see:   371.24   371.98
Close and Restrict Your Loss? You could choose to leave your trade open or close it to limit your losses. In this instance you choose to close your position and sell the market at 371.24p.
Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(371.24p - 390.37p) x £10 per penny
-19.13p x £10 per penny
Your Trading Profits/Losses = -£191.30 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Selling RBS

Online spread betting on the share to go down in value

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

  Spread Betting Higher than 390.37p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 389.63p?

Let's Say You Want to Sell:   Spread Betting Lower than 389.63p
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Choose: £15 per penny
Now What?
  • Your spread bet loses £15 for every penny RBS rises higher than 389.63p
  • You gain £15 for every penny RBS pushes lower than 389.63p
If You Are Speculating on a Market to Decrease Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Example 3
RBS goes lower and the spread betting market moves to 378.13p - 378.87p. Therefore you would see:   378.13   378.87
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you can decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. In this example you opt to settle your trade and buy at 378.87p.
Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(389.63p - 378.87p) x £15 per penny
10.76p x £15 per penny
Your Trading Profits/Losses = £161.40 profit
 
Example 4
RBS increases and the financial spread betting market changes to 401.30p - 402.04p, so you would see:   401.30   402.04
Limit the Loss?At this point, you could decide to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position and restrict your losses. For this example, you choose to close your trade by buying the market at 402.04p.
Your Trading Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(389.63p - 402.04p) x £15 per penny
-12.41p x £15 per penny
Your Trading Profits/Losses = -£186.15 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on RBS?

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More on Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS)



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

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