Spread Betting on RSA Shares (RSA.L)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on RSA?

A Financial Spreads account offers a range of equities including RSA, Prudential, Citigroup and Volkswagen, along with a broad selection of other international equities.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the RSA Market?

Financial Spreads provides real time prices on over 1,000 markets such as RSA and a variety of other stocks, commodities, indices and FX markets.

Where Can I Get Live RSA Charts?

Using a Financial Spreads account clients can make use of real-time trading charts for RSA and more than a thousand other markets.

The charts include a variety of benefits including:
Example share chart:

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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on RSA

Let's assume you go on the FinancialSpreads site and the platform is showing a quote of:

  RSA Rolling Cash Sell

443.79
Buy

444.51


Here is an example of how it works...

Market:RSA Rolling Cash
The Price:443.79p - 444.51p
What This Means:You can trade on the RSA Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Above 444.51p, or
  Spread Betting Below 443.79p

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

Note that if the trade is rolled over then you will either receive or pay interest for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to decrease or increase. For additional details see Rolling Spread Bets.
Trading Units:Spread trades on the RSA market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if RSA moves by 50p then you would win / lose 50 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size):You choose how much you want to stake per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £8 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Quick Staking Exercise:If, as an example, you chose a stake of £4 per penny and RSA moves 28p, you would lose / win £4 per penny x 28p = £112.


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Bullish View of RSA

Spread trading on the share to move up in value

You Choose to Buy or Sell: RSA moving:

  Spread Betting Above 444.51p? or
  Spread Betting Below 443.79p?

You Might Want to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 444.51p
You Select Your Stake Size, Opting for: £5 per penny
So What Next?
  • You make a gain of £5 for each penny RSA increases higher than 444.51p
  • Your trade loses £5 for every penny RSA pushes below 444.51p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Increase Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
RSA moves higher and the spread betting market is revised and changes to 465.40p - 466.12p. I.e.   465.40   466.12
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you may choose to let your position run or close it to take a profit. In this example you decide to settle your trade by selling at 465.40p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(465.40p - 444.51p) x £5 per penny
20.89p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = £104.45 profit
 
Trading Example 2
RSA falls and the market is adjusted to 426.73p - 427.45p. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   426.73   427.45
Close and Restrict Your Loss? You can opt to leave your bet open or close it and limit your losses. In this instance you opt to settle your bet by selling the market at 426.73p.
Your P&L = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(426.73p - 444.51p) x £5 per penny
-17.78p x £5 per penny
Your P&L = -£88.90 loss


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of RSA

Spread betting on the share to go lower

You Now Work Out Whether to Go Long or Short: RSA to move:

  Spread Betting Above 444.51p? or
  Spread Betting Below 443.79p?

Let's Say You Want to Go Short:   Spread Betting Below 443.79p
You Decide Your Stake, Let's Assume You Opt For: £10 per penny
So Now What?
  • Your trade loses £10 for every penny RSA pushes higher than 443.79p
  • You make a gain of £10 for every penny RSA decreases below 443.79p
If You Sell a Market Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
RSA decreases and the financial spread betting market is revised and set at 426.38p - 427.10p, i.e.   426.38   427.10
Close for a Profit? At this point, you may opt to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in your profit. In this example you choose to close your position by buying at 427.10p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(443.79p - 427.10p) x £10 per penny
16.69p x £10 per penny
Your P&L = £166.90 profit
 
Trading Example 4
RSA increases and the spread trading market is moved to 457.27p - 457.99p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   457.27   457.99
Time to Limit Your Loss?You may choose to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your loss. In this case you opt to settle your bet and buy the market at 457.99p.
Your P&L = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(443.79p - 457.99p) x £10 per penny
-14.20p x £10 per penny
Your P&L = -£142.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on RSA?

FinancialSpreads.com provides a free Demo Account which allows you to test new trading orders, try out trading theories, try out spread betting and CFD trading and analyse candlestick charts on markets including RSA.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account is not restricted to the market above; traders are also able to gain experience using a wide variety of FX pairs, commodities, equities and index markets.

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More on RSA Insurance Group plc (RSA)



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