Spread Betting on Reed Elsevier Shares (REL)

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A Guide to Spread Trading on Reed Elsevier

For example, let's imagine you sign into the Financial Spreads website and the spread betting platform is showing a quote of:

  Reed Elsevier Rolling Cash Sell

1156.2
Buy

1158.8


Here is an example of how it works...

Spread Trading Market:Reed Elsevier Rolling Cash
Spread Betting Price:1156.2p - 1158.8p
How the Spread Works:Now you can spread bet on the Reed Elsevier Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 1158.8p, or
  Spread Betting Below 1156.2p

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

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will either be credited or debited for overnight financing based on the direction of your bet. For further information also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Points (Units) Traded:Trades on the Reed Elsevier market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Reed Elsevier changes by 40p then you would win/lose 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size per Unit:You work out your stake per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £5 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Quick Staking Exercise:If you have a stake of £3 per penny and Reed Elsevier moves by 21p, you would gain or lose £3 per penny x 21p = £63.


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Long Position on Reed Elsevier

Financial spread trading on the UK share to move up in value

You Now Select Whether to Go Long or Short: Reed Elsevier to push:

  Spread Betting Above 1158.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1156.2p?

You Might Decide to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 1158.8p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Opting for: £5 per penny
So What Now?
  • You will win £5 for each penny Reed Elsevier pushes above 1158.8p
  • You lose £5 for every penny Reed Elsevier pushes below 1158.8p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Go Up Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Reed Elsevier increases and the spread trading market moves to 1193.2p - 1195.8p, so you'd see:   1193.2   1195.8
Take Your Profit? You could choose to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in your profit. In this instance you choose to close your bet by selling the market at 1193.2p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(1193.2p - 1158.8p) x £5 per penny
34.4p x £5 per penny
Your P/L = £172.00 profit
 
Situation 2
Reed Elsevier pushes lower and the financial spread betting market changes to 1118.2p - 1120.8p. I.e.   1118.2   1120.8
Time to Restrict the Loss? At this point, you may opt to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade and restrict your loss. For this example, you choose to close your trade by selling at 1118.2p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(1118.2p - 1158.8p) x £5 per penny
-40.6p x £5 per penny
Your P/L = -£203.00 loss


Spread Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of Reed Elsevier

Spread betting on the UK share to fall in value

You Decide to Buy or Sell: Reed Elsevier going:

  Spread Betting Above 1158.8p? or
  Spread Betting Below 1156.2p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Sell:   Spread Betting Below 1156.2p
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Say You Select: £4 per penny
Now What Happens?
  • You lose £4 for every penny Reed Elsevier pushes higher than 1156.2p
  • You will win £4 for every penny Reed Elsevier decreases below 1156.2p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Fall Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Reed Elsevier moves lower and the market is revised and moved to 1103.8p - 1106.4p, i.e. you'd see:   1103.8   1106.4
Close and Take a Profit? At this point, you could opt to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. In this case you decide to close your position and buy the market at 1106.4p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1156.2p - 1106.4p) x £4 per penny
49.8p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = £199.20 profit
 
Situation 4
Reed Elsevier pushes higher and the spread betting market is moved to 1212.3p - 1214.9p:   1212.3   1214.9
Close and Limit the Loss?You can opt to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your loss. In this example you choose to settle your bet by buying the market at 1214.9p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1156.2p - 1214.9p) x £4 per penny
-58.7p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = -£234.80 loss

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More on Reed Elsevier plc (REL)



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

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