Spread Betting on Standard Chartered Shares (STAN)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Standard Chartered?

A FinancialSpreads account provides investors with a large variety of equities such as Standard Chartered, Reckitt Benckiser, Wal-Mart and Deutsche Bank, plus numerous other UK, US and international shares.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Standard Chartered Market?

A Financial Spreads account offers clients real-time prices on 1,000+ spread trading and CFD markets including Standard Chartered and a range of other shares, commodities, stock markets and FX prices.

Where Can I Get Live Standard Chartered Charts?

Using a Financial Spreads account you can use professional level charts for Standard Chartered and more than 1,000 other spread betting and CFD markets.

Along with multiple display styles, the package comes with a wide variety of features that include:
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A Guide to Spread Betting on Standard Chartered

For example, let's suppose you look at the Financial Spreads website and see a quote of:

  Standard Chartered Rolling Cash Sell

957.4
Buy

958.9


Here's an example of how it works

Market:Standard Chartered Rolling Cash
Price (Spread):957.4p - 958.9p
How This Works:You can spread bet on the Standard Chartered Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 958.9p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 957.4p

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

Note: if a trade rolls over then you will either pay or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending upon whether you are speculating on the market to decrease or increase. For further information see Rolling Spread Betting.
Trading Units:Bets on the Standard Chartered market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Standard Chartered moves by 30p then you would lose/win 30 multiples of your stake.
Trade Size:You decide how much you are going to risk per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £5 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Simplified Trading Exercise:If, as an example, you went with a stake of £5 per penny and Standard Chartered moves 22p, you would lose or gain £5 per penny x 22p = £110.


Worked Example - Taking a Bullish View of Standard Chartered

Online spread betting on the share to rise

You Now Choose to Buy or Sell: Standard Chartered to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 958.9p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 957.4p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Buy:   Spread Betting Higher than 958.9p
You Choose Your Stake, Choosing: £3 per penny
What Happens Next?
  • You will make a profit of £3 for every penny Standard Chartered rises above 958.9p
  • You lose £3 for each penny Standard Chartered pushes lower than 958.9p
When Betting on a Market to Increase Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Example 1
Standard Chartered moves higher and the financial spread betting market moves to 985.3p - 986.8p. So you would see this on Financial Spreads:   985.3   986.8
Time to Lock in a Profit? At this point, you may decide to let your trade run or close it to lock in your profit. In this case you decide to settle your trade and sell the market at 985.3p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(985.3p - 958.9p) x £3 per penny
26.4p x £3 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £79.20 profit
 
Example 2
Standard Chartered falls and the market is adjusted to 928.7p - 930.2p:   928.7   930.2
Restrict the Loss? At this point, you may opt to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your losses. In this instance you choose to settle your trade and sell at 928.7p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
(928.7p - 958.9p) x £3 per penny
-30.2p x £3 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£90.60 loss


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Short Position on Standard Chartered

Spread betting on the share to fall

You Now Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell: Standard Chartered moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 958.9p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 957.4p?

Let's Assume You Choose to Go Short:   Spread Betting Lower than 957.4p
You Choose How Much to Risk, Let's Assume You Opt For: £4 per penny
So What Now?
  • You lose £4 for each penny Standard Chartered moves above 957.4p
  • You will make a profit of £4 for each penny Standard Chartered falls lower than 957.4p
When You Sell a Market Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Example 3
Standard Chartered moves lower and the spread betting market is revised and moved to 932.2p - 933.7p. Therefore Financial Spreads would show:   932.2   933.7
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you may decide to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in a profit. For this example, you choose to settle your trade by buying at 933.7p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(957.4p - 933.7p) x £4 per penny
23.7p x £4 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £94.80 profit
 
Example 4
Standard Chartered climbs and the spread trading market is revised and is set at 983.0p - 984.5p:   983.0   984.5
Time to Restrict Your Loss?You can decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your loss. For this example, you opt to close your trade and buy at 984.5p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Opening Price - Final Price) x stake
(957.4p - 984.5p) x £4 per penny
-27.1p x £4 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£108.40 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Standard Chartered?

FinancialSpreads provides investors with the option of testing new ideas and theories by using a Demo Account on spread betting and CFD markets such as Standard Chartered.

The Demo Account isn't restricted to one market; investors can also get trading experience across a wide range of stocks, index markets, commodities and FX rates.


More on Standard Chartered plc (STAN)



A common ticker code for Standard Chartered is 'STAN' however 'STAN.L' and 'LON:STAN' are also used.

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