Spread Betting on Severn Trent Shares (SVT)

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How to Spread Bet on Severn Trent

Let's imagine you look at FinancialSpreads and see the live quote is:

  Severn Trent Rolling Cash Sell

2018.6
Buy

2022.4


This is an example of how the market works:

Spread Trading MarketSevern Trent Rolling Cash
The Price2018.6p - 2022.4p
This Means ThatYou can speculate on the Severn Trent Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2022.4p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2018.6p

This is a Rolling spread bet which means that there is no closing date. If you haven't closed 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 be charged or credited for overnight financing based on whether you are betting on the market to fall or rise. For additional details see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units TradedTrades on the Severn Trent market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Severn Trent changes by 40p then you would win/lose 40 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size)You work out your stake per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £5 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExerciseFor example, if you had a stake of £5 per penny and Severn Trent moves 24p, you would lose/win £5 per penny x 24p = £120.


Worked Spread Betting Example - Going Long of Severn Trent

Spread trading on the share to rise in value

You Decide to Go Long or Short Severn Trent moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2022.4p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2018.6p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Buy   Spread Betting Higher than 2022.4p
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Select £2 per penny
Now What Happens?
  • You make a profit of £2 for each penny Severn Trent increases above 2022.4p
  • You will lose £2 for every penny Severn Trent pushes lower than 2022.4p
When Buying a Market Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Severn Trent moves higher and the spread betting market is revised and moved to 2103.3p - 2107.1p, i.e. you'd see:   2103.3   2107.1
Lock in Your Profit? You could decide to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your position and sell at 2103.3p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(2103.3p - 2022.4p) x £2 per penny
80.9p x £2 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £161.80 profit
 
Situation 2
Severn Trent pushes lower and the market is revised to 1931.4p - 1935.2p, therefore you would see:   1931.4   1935.2
Limit the Loss? You can opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your losses. In this instance you opt to settle your trade by selling the market at 1931.4p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1931.4p - 2022.4p) x £2 per penny
-91.0p x £2 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£182.00 loss


Worked Example - Taking a Short Position on Severn Trent

Financial spread trading on the share to go down

You Select Whether to Buy or Sell Severn Trent going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2022.4p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2018.6p?

Let's Say You Want to Go Short   Spread Betting Lower than 2018.6p
You Select Your Stake, Let's Assume You Choose £3 per penny
So What Happens Now?
  • You will lose £3 for every penny Severn Trent increases higher than 2018.6p
  • You make a profit of £3 for every penny Severn Trent goes below 2018.6p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Severn Trent goes lower and the spread trading market changes to 1964.7p - 1968.5p. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1964.7   1968.5
Close and Take a Profit? You can decide to keep your spread bet open or close it in order to take your profit. For this example, you decide to close your bet and buy at 1968.5p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(2018.6p - 1968.5p) x £3 per penny
50.1p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £150.30 profit
 
Situation 4
Severn Trent pushes higher and the financial spread betting market is revised and changes to 2071.1p - 2074.9p, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   2071.1   2074.9
Time to Limit Your Loss?You can opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your losses. In this instance you opt to settle your position by buying at 2074.9p.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(2018.6p - 2074.9p) x £3 per penny
-56.3p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£168.90 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Severn Trent?

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More on Severn Trent plc (SVT)



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

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