Spread Betting on Standard Life Shares (SL)

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FinancialSpreads provides investors with a large range of equities including Standard Life, SABMiller, Exxon Mobil and ING Group, together with numerous other UK, US and global equities.

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How to Financial Spread Bet on Standard Life

Let's imagine you log on to FinancialSpreads.com and the trading platform is showing a quote of:

  Standard Life Rolling Cash Sell

398.92
Buy

399.68


Here is a brief example of how it works

Spread Trading MarketStandard Life Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Price398.92p - 399.68p
This MeansYou can speculate on the Standard Life Rolling Cash market to go:

  Spread Betting Above 399.68p, or
  Spread Betting Below 398.92p

This spread betting market is a Rolling market meaning that it does not have a settlement date. If you haven't closed your trade and the trading session ends then your trade will roll over to the next session.

Note: if a trade rolls over then you will normally either be debited or credited for overnight financing depending upon the direction of your bet. To learn more see Rolling Spread Bets.
Units TradedTrades on the Standard Life market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Standard Life moves by 40p then you would lose/win 40 multiples of your stake.
Trade SizeYou decide how much you are going to trade per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £4 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Short Staking ExampleIf, for example, you decided on a stake of £3 per penny and Standard Life changes by 32p, you would lose / win £3 per penny x 32p = £96.


Worked Trading Example - Buying Standard Life

Spread betting on the UK share to go up in value

You Now Choose Whether to Go Long or Short Standard Life going:

  Spread Betting Above 399.68p? or
  Spread Betting Below 398.92p?

Let's Say You Want to Buy   Spread Betting Above 399.68p
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Assume You Choose £15 per penny
So What Next?
  • You win £15 for each penny Standard Life increases higher than 399.68p
  • You will lose £15 for every penny Standard Life decreases lower than 399.68p
If You Are Buying a Spread Bet Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 1
Standard Life pushes higher and the financial spread betting market adjusts and moves to 410.67p - 411.43p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   410.67   411.43
Time to Lock in a Profit? You may choose to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your position for a profit. In this case you decide to settle your bet by selling at 410.67p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(410.67p - 399.68p) x £15 per penny
10.99p x £15 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £164.85 profit
 
Trading Scenario 2
Standard Life goes lower and the spread betting market becomes 390.09p - 390.85p, i.e. Financial Spreads would show:   390.09   390.85
Close and Restrict the Loss? You could decide to let your trade run or close it to restrict your loss. For this example, you decide to settle your bet and sell at 390.09p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
(390.09p - 399.68p) x £15 per penny
-9.59p x £15 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£143.85 loss


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bearish View of Standard Life

Spread trading on the UK share to go down

You Now Select Whether to Buy or Sell Standard Life to push:

  Spread Betting Above 399.68p? or
  Spread Betting Below 398.92p?

Let's Say You Want to Go Short   Spread Betting Below 398.92p
You Select Your Stake, Let's Say You Select £10 per penny
So Now What?
  • You will lose £10 for every penny Standard Life pushes higher than 398.92p
  • You win £10 for every penny Standard Life decreases below 398.92p
When Speculating on a Market to Fall Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Scenario 3
Standard Life drops and the spread trading market moves to 383.35p - 384.11p, so you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   383.35   384.11
Time to Take Your Profit? At this point, you may opt to let your spread bet run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to lock in your profit. For this example, you choose to close your bet and buy at 384.11p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(398.92p - 384.11p) x £10 per penny
14.81p x £10 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = £148.10 profit
 
Trading Scenario 4
Standard Life goes higher and the market is revised and set at 411.09p - 411.85p, therefore you would see:   411.09   411.85
Time to Restrict Your Loss?You can opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet and restrict your losses. In this case you decide to close your trade by buying the market at 411.85p.
Your Profits/Losses = (Initial Price - Closing Price) x stake
(398.92p - 411.85p) x £10 per penny
-12.93p x £10 per penny
Your Profits/Losses = -£129.30 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Standard Life?

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More on Standard Life plc (SL)



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

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