Spread Betting on Unilever Shares (ULVR)

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Unilever?

FinancialSpreads offers clients a range of stocks such as Unilever, Morrisons, Exxon Mobil and Allianz, together with many other UK, American and global shares.

Where Can I Access Live Prices for the Unilever Market?

When trading with a Financial Spreads account clients can trade on over 1,000 live prices such as Unilever and a range of other equities, indices, foreign exchange and commodities markets.

Where Can I Get Live Unilever Charts?

Using a FinancialSpreads account you can access real time candlestick charts for Unilever and over a thousand other spread betting and CFD markets.

As well as several chart types, the charting package also comes with a wide range of advanced functions like:
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Financial Spread Betting on Unilever

For example, let's say that you sign into the FinancialSpreads site and the live quote is:

  Unilever Rolling Cash Sell

2785.0
Buy

2790.0


Here is an example of how the market works:

The Spread Betting Market:Unilever Rolling Cash
Spread Betting Quote:2785.0p - 2790.0p
How the Trade Works:You can speculate on the Unilever Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2790.0p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2785.0p

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

Note: if a trade is rolled over then you will normally either be charged or receive interest for overnight financing depending on the direction of your bet. To learn more see Rolling Spread Betting.
Units Traded:Spread bets on the Unilever market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if Unilever moves 50p then you would win / lose 50 times your stake.
Stake (Trade Size):You work out how much you want to risk per penny, e.g. £3 per penny, £4 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Simplified Trading Example:If, for example, your stake is £4 per penny and Unilever moves by 29p, you would lose/win £4 per penny x 29p = £116.


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bullish View of Unilever

Spread betting on the equity to rise in value

You Now Choose to Go Long or Short: Unilever to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2790.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2785.0p?

You Might Choose to Go Long:   Spread Betting Higher than 2790.0p
You Decide Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Opt For: £1 per penny
Now What?
  • You will make £1 for each penny Unilever pushes above 2790.0p
  • You will lose £1 for every penny Unilever pushes below 2790.0p
When You Go Long With a Spread Bet Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 1
Unilever increases and the market adjusts and moves to 2957.4p - 2962.4p, therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   2957.4   2962.4
Time to Take a Profit? At this point, you could choose to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your position to lock in a profit. In this case you opt to settle your bet and sell at 2957.4p.
Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(2957.4p - 2790.0p) x £1 per penny
167.4p x £1 per penny
Your P/L = £167.40 profit
 
Trading Example 2
Unilever pushes lower and the financial spread betting market becomes 2636.6p - 2641.6p, so you would see:   2636.6   2641.6
Close and Limit Your Loss? You may opt to keep your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to restrict your losses. For this example, you opt to close your trade and sell the market at 2636.6p.
Your P/L = (Closing Price - Opening Price) x stake
(2636.6p - 2790.0p) x £1 per penny
-153.4p x £1 per penny
Your P/L = -£153.40 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of Unilever

Financial spread betting on the equity to decrease

You Now Choose Whether to Go Long or Short: Unilever to go:

  Spread Betting Higher than 2790.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 2785.0p?

You Might Want to Go Short:   Spread Betting Lower than 2785.0p
You Select How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Select: £2 per penny
So Now What Happens?
  • You will lose £2 for every penny Unilever moves above 2785.0p
  • You will make £2 for every penny Unilever moves below 2785.0p
When Selling a Spread Bet Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
 
Trading Example 3
Unilever moves lower and the spread trading market changes to 2679.7p - 2684.7p, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   2679.7   2684.7
Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could decide to keep your position open or close it and lock in your profit. In this case you decide to settle your position and buy the market at 2684.7p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(2785.0p - 2684.7p) x £2 per penny
100.3p x £2 per penny
Your P/L = £200.60 profit
 
Trading Example 4
Unilever climbs and the spread betting market is revised and moved to 2871.9p - 2876.9p, i.e.   2871.9   2876.9
Time to Restrict the Loss?At this point, you may choose to leave your spread bet open or close it and restrict your loss. For this example, you decide to settle your position by buying at 2876.9p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Closing Price) x stake
(2785.0p - 2876.9p) x £2 per penny
-91.9p x £2 per penny
Your P/L = -£183.80 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Unilever?

Financial Spreads provide a free Practice Account which means you can try out spread betting and CFD trading, try out trading orders, review real time charts and test new ideas etc. on spread trading and CFD markets like Unilever.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account offers more than one market; you are also able to gain experience on a wide range of FX pairs, commodity markets, shares and stock market indices.


More on Unilever plc (ULVR)



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

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