Spread Betting on Shell Shares (RDSA)

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Where Can I Get Live Shell Charts?

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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on Shell

Let's say that you look at the Financial Spreads website and the trading platform is showing a price of:

  Shell Rolling Cash Sell

2147.0
Buy

2151.0


Here's a brief example of how it works...

The Spread Betting Market:Shell Rolling Cash
The Price:2147.0p - 2151.0p
This Means That:Now you can spread bet on the Shell Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2151.0p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2147.0p

This is a Rolling market meaning that it does not have an expiry date. If you decide not to close your position and the trading session ends then your trade will automatically roll over into the next session.

Note: if a trade rolls over then you will normally either be credited or charged for overnight financing based upon the direction of your position. For additional information see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units (Points) Traded:Financial spread bets on the Shell market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Shell moves by 30p then you would win or lose 30 multiples of your stake.
Stake per Unit:You choose how much you would like to stake per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £5 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Quick Staking Example:If, for example, your stake was £4 per penny and Shell moves 34p, you would lose / win £4 per penny x 34p = £136.


Worked Example - Buying Shell

Online spread betting on the equity to rise

You Now Work Out Whether to Go Long or Short: Shell going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2151.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2147.0p?

Let's Assume You Want to Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 2151.0p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Selecting: £2 per penny
What Next?
  • You make a profit of £2 for each penny Shell increases higher than 2151.0p
  • Your spread bet loses £2 for every penny Shell falls below 2151.0p
If You Go Long With a Spread Bet Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Shell pushes higher and the market is revised to 2209.1p - 2213.1p. Therefore you would see:   2209.1   2213.1
Time to Take a Profit? You can choose to leave your trade open or close it and lock in your profit. In this case you choose to settle your position and sell at 2209.1p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(2209.1p - 2151.0p) x £2 per penny
58.1p x £2 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £116.20 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Shell slips and the spread betting market is adjusted to 2086.5p - 2090.5p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   2086.5   2090.5
Close and Limit Your Loss? At this point, you may opt 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 2086.5p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(2086.5p - 2151.0p) x £2 per penny
-64.5p x £2 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£129.00 loss


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of Shell

Spread trading on the equity to move down

You Now Choose to Go Long or Short: Shell to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2151.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2147.0p?

You Might Choose to Sell:   Spread Betting Lower than 2147.0p
You Decide Your Stake Size, Opting for: £1 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • Your spread bet loses £1 for every penny Shell goes higher than 2147.0p
  • You make a profit of £1 for every penny Shell falls lower than 2147.0p
When Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Shell decreases and the spread trading market adjusts and moves to 2047.4p - 2051.4p. I.e. you would see:   2047.4   2051.4
Close and Take a Profit? At this point, you could decide to keep your trade open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. In this case you decide to close your position by buying the market at 2051.4p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(2147.0p - 2051.4p) x £1 per penny
95.6p x £1 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £95.60 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Shell climbs and the financial spread betting market is revised and set at 2249.3p - 2253.3p. So you would see this on Financial Spreads:   2249.3   2253.3
Limit the Loss?You can opt to leave your spread bet open or close it and restrict your loss. In this example you choose to close your bet and buy the market at 2253.3p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(2147.0p - 2253.3p) x £1 per penny
-106.3p x £1 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£106.30 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Shell?

FinancialSpreads offers a free Demo Account which means you can try out new strategies, check charts, try out trading orders and practice spread betting and CFD trading on markets including Shell.

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More on Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA)



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

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