Spread Betting on Serco Shares (SRP)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Serco?

Financial Spreads offers clients a range of stocks such as Serco, Anglo American, Walt Disney and Allianz, along with a host of other global stocks.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Serco Market?

A FinancialSpreads account offers clients live prices on over a thousand CFD and spread betting markets such as Serco and an array of other equities, commodities, indices and currency markets.

Where Can I Get Live Serco Charts?

When trading with a Financial Spreads account clients can access live candlestick charts for Serco and numerous other CFD and financial spread betting markets.

The charting package has a wide variety of options:
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How to Financial Spread Bet on Serco

For example, let's say you sign into the FinancialSpreads site and the trading platform is showing a quote of:

  Serco Rolling Cash Sell

199.86
Buy

200.34


Here is a guide to how it works

The Spread Betting Market:Serco Rolling Cash
Spread Trading Price:199.86p - 200.34p
What This Means:You can speculate on the Serco Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Above 200.34p, or
  Spread Betting Below 199.86p

This is a Rolling spread betting market and so there is no expiry date. If you haven't closed your trade and the session ends then your position will roll over into the next trading day.

If a trade rolls over then you will normally either be credited or debited for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to rise or fall. For more details also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Trading Units:Trades on the Serco market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Serco changes by 35p then you would win/lose 35 times your stake.
Stake Size per Unit:You work out how much you would like to trade per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £8 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Brief Example:If, as an example, your stake is £3 per penny and Serco moves 22p, you would lose/win £3 per penny x 22p = £66.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Going Long of Serco

Spread trading on the UK share to rise

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell: Serco to push:

  Spread Betting Above 200.34p? or
  Spread Betting Below 199.86p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 200.34p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Choose: £15 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You win £15 for every penny Serco rises higher than 200.34p
  • Your trade loses £15 for each penny Serco pushes below 200.34p
When Betting on a Market to Go Up Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Example 1
Serco increases and the spread trading market moves to 208.35p - 208.83p, therefore you would see:   208.35   208.83
Take Your Profit? You can choose to let your spread bet run or close it in order to take a profit. In this case you choose to settle your position and sell the market at 208.35p.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(208.35p - 200.34p) x £15 per penny
8.01p x £15 per penny
Your P/L = £120.15 profit
 
Example 2
Serco goes lower and the market is revised and is set at 191.32p - 191.80p, therefore you'd see:   191.32   191.80
Close and Restrict the Loss? At this point, you may choose to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your losses. In this instance you choose to close your trade by selling at 191.32p.
Your P/L = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(191.32p - 200.34p) x £15 per penny
-9.02p x £15 per penny
Your P/L = -£135.30 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Selling Serco

Financial spread trading on the UK share to move lower

You Now Decide Whether to Go Long or Short: Serco going:

  Spread Betting Above 200.34p? or
  Spread Betting Below 199.86p?

Let's Say You Choose to Sell:   Spread Betting Below 199.86p
You Select Your Stake, Let's Say You Select: £10 per penny
So What Now?
  • Your trade loses £10 for each penny Serco moves above 199.86p
  • You win £10 for each penny Serco moves lower than 199.86p
When Going Short of a Market Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Example 3
Serco drops and the financial spread betting market is adjusted to 184.59p - 185.07p, i.e. on Financial Spreads you would see:   184.59   185.07
Time to Lock in a Profit? You could decide to let your position run or close it to take your profit. In this example you opt to close your bet and buy the market at 185.07p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(199.86p - 185.07p) x £10 per penny
14.79p x £10 per penny
Your P/L = £147.90 profit
 
Example 4
Serco climbs and the spread betting market changes to 216.02p - 216.50p, therefore Financial Spreads would show:   216.02   216.50
Limit Your Loss?At this point, you can opt to let your spread bet run or close it in order to limit your losses. In this example you choose to settle your position by buying the market at 216.50p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(199.86p - 216.50p) x £10 per penny
-16.64p x £10 per penny
Your P/L = -£166.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Serco?

FinancialSpreads offers a Demo Account which means you can practice with new trading orders, view live charts, try out new trading ideas and practice trading on markets such as Serco.

The Demo Account comes with a large variety of markets such as forex pairs, stocks, commodities and indices.

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More on Serco Group plc (SRP)



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

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