Financial Spread Betting on the Total Share Price

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Total?

A FinancialSpreads account offers a wide array of equities spread betting and contracts for difference markets like Total, HSBC, Procter & Gamble and AXA, plus a broad selection of other UK, US and international shares.

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When trading with Financial Spreads clients can use real time trading charts for Total and numerous other markets.

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Financial Spread Betting on Total

Let's suppose you go on Financial Spreads and the trading platform is showing a price of:

  Total Rolling Cash Sell

4724.8
Buy

4737.2


This is a brief guide to how it works.

The Market:Total Rolling Cash
The Price:4724.8c - 4737.2c
How the Trade Works:You can spread bet on the Total Rolling Cash market to move:

  Spread Betting Above 4737.2c, or
  Spread Betting Below 4724.8c

This is a 'Rolling' market which means that there is no final closing date for this trade. If you don't close your position and the session ends then your trade will roll over into the next trading session.

Note: if the trade is rolled over then you will normally either be credited or charged for overnight financing depending upon whether you are speculating on the market to go up or down. For additional information also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units Traded:Spread bets on the Total market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Total moves by 40.0c then you would win/lose 40 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size per Unit:You decide how much you want to stake per cent, e.g. £3 per cent, £8 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Brief Staking Example:If, as an example, your stake is £4 per cent and Total moves 29.0c, you would lose or win £4 per cent x 29.0c = £116.


Trading Example - Taking a Bullish View of Total

Spread betting on the share to go higher

You Choose to Buy or Sell: Total going:

  Spread Betting Above 4737.2c? or
  Spread Betting Below 4724.8c?

Let's Say You Decide to Go Long:   Spread Betting Above 4737.2c
You Select How Much to Risk, Selecting: £2 per cent
What Happens Now?
  • You make £2 for each cent Total goes higher than 4737.2c
  • You will make a loss of £2 for every cent Total decreases lower than 4737.2c
When Betting on a Market to Increase Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Scenario 1
Total increases and the spread betting market becomes 4822.5c - 4834.9c, therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   4822.5   4834.9
Time to Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could opt to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in a profit. In this example you choose to settle your bet by selling the market at 4822.5c.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(4822.5c - 4737.2c) x £2 per cent
85.3c x £2 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £170.60 profit
 
Scenario 2
Total moves lower and the market is revised and changes to 4642.5c - 4654.9c, i.e. Financial Spreads would show:   4642.5   4654.9
Time to Restrict Your Loss? At this point, you can opt to leave your spread bet open or close it to limit your losses. In this instance you choose to close your position by selling at 4642.5c.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Final Price - Initial Price) x stake
(4642.5c - 4737.2c) x £2 per cent
-94.7c x £2 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£189.40 loss


Worked Spread Betting Example - Taking a Short Position on Total

Financial spread betting on the share to move lower

You Choose Whether to Buy or Sell: Total moving:

  Spread Betting Above 4737.2c? or
  Spread Betting Below 4724.8c?

Let's Say You Choose to Go Short:   Spread Betting Below 4724.8c
You Decide Your Stake, Choosing: £1 per cent
So Now What?
  • You will make a loss of £1 for every cent Total increases higher than 4724.8c
  • You make £1 for every cent Total moves lower than 4724.8c
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Go Down Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
 
Scenario 3
Total decreases and the spread trading market changes to 4589.1c - 4601.5c:   4589.1   4601.5
Time to Take a Profit? You can opt to let your trade run or close it and take your profit. In this case you opt to close your trade by buying the market at 4601.5c.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(4724.8c - 4601.5c) x £1 per cent
123.3c x £1 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = £123.30 profit
 
Scenario 4
Total climbs and the financial spread betting market is adjusted and moved to 4849.4c - 4861.8c, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   4849.4   4861.8
Limit the Loss?At this point, you could opt to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your loss. For this example, you opt to settle your trade and buy at 4861.8c.
Your Profits (or Losses) = (Initial Price - Final Price) x stake
(4724.8c - 4861.8c) x £1 per cent
-137.0c x £1 per cent
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£137.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Total?

FinancialSpreads offer a Demo Account which means investors can try out new trading ideas, practice with new trading orders, practice CFD trading and spread betting and check live charts on CFD and spread betting markets such as Total.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account doesn't just cover the above; investors can practice trading with a wide range of commodities, forex, index markets and stocks.


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