Spread Betting on the UnitedHealth Share Price (UNH)

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Financial Spread Betting on UnitedHealth

As an example, let's suppose that you sign into FinancialSpreads and the live price is:

  UnitedHealth Rolling Cash Sell

10926.0
Buy

10934.0


Here's a brief guide to how the market works.

The Spread Betting Market:UnitedHealth Rolling Cash
Price (Spread):10926.0¢ - 10934.0¢
How the Spread Works:Now you can take a position on the UnitedHealth Rolling Cash market going:

  Spread Betting Above 10934.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Below 10926.0¢

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

Note that if a trade is rolled over then you will either be charged or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to move lower or higher. For further details also see Rolling Spread Betting.
Points (Units) Traded:Spread bets on the UnitedHealth market are priced in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if UnitedHealth changes by 30.0¢ then you would lose / win 30 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size:You work out how much you want to risk per cent, e.g. £2 per cent, £8 per cent, £15 per cent etc.
Simplified Trading Example:As an example, if you went with a stake of £4 per cent and UnitedHealth moves by 21.0¢, you would gain or lose £4 per cent x 21.0¢ = £84.


Worked Example - Taking a Bullish View of UnitedHealth

Financial spread trading on the equity to go higher

You Now Decide to Go Long or Short: UnitedHealth to go:

  Spread Betting Above 10934.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 10926.0¢?

Let's Assume You Want to Buy:   Spread Betting Above 10934.0¢
You Choose Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Opt For: £2 per cent
So What Happens Now?
  • You win £2 for each cent UnitedHealth goes above 10934.0¢
  • You lose £2 for every cent UnitedHealth decreases below 10934.0¢
If You Are Buying a Spread Bet Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 1
UnitedHealth moves higher and the spread betting market is revised and set at 11032.4¢ - 11040.4¢. Therefore you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   11032.4   11040.4
Lock in a Profit? You can opt to leave your trade open or close it to take your profit. In this case you choose to close your position and sell at 11032.4¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(11032.4¢ - 10934.0¢) x £2 per cent
98.4¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading P&L = £196.80 profit
 
Trading Situation 2
UnitedHealth falls and the financial spread betting market is adjusted to 10843.8¢ - 10851.8¢. I.e. the market moves to:   10843.8   10851.8
Time to Limit Your Loss? You could decide to leave your trade open or close it, i.e. close your trade to limit your loss. In this example you choose to close your trade and sell the market at 10843.8¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(10843.8¢ - 10934.0¢) x £2 per cent
-90.2¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading P&L = -£180.40 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Short Position on UnitedHealth

Financial spread betting on the equity to move down in value

You Now Decide Whether to Buy or Sell: UnitedHealth moving:

  Spread Betting Above 10934.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Below 10926.0¢?

Let's Assume You Go Short:   Spread Betting Below 10926.0¢
You Select Your Stake, Choosing: £3 per cent
What Next?
  • You lose £3 for every cent UnitedHealth pushes above 10926.0¢
  • You win £3 for every cent UnitedHealth decreases lower than 10926.0¢
If You Are Betting on a Market to Go Down Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Trading Situation 3
UnitedHealth moves lower and the spread trading market is revised to 10859.0¢ - 10867.0¢, so you would see this on Financial Spreads:   10859.0   10867.0
Time to Take Your Profit? At this point, you can choose to let your bet run or close it to take a profit. For this example, you choose to close your position by buying the market at 10867.0¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(10926.0¢ - 10867.0¢) x £3 per cent
59.0¢ x £3 per cent
Your Trading P&L = £177.00 profit
 
Trading Situation 4
UnitedHealth pushes higher and the market is revised and is set at 10972.1¢ - 10980.1¢. I.e. you'd see:   10972.1   10980.1
Close and Limit the Loss?At this point, you could opt to let your bet run or close it, i.e. close your position and limit your loss. In this case you decide to close your trade and buy at 10980.1¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(10926.0¢ - 10980.1¢) x £3 per cent
-54.1¢ x £3 per cent
Your Trading P&L = -£162.30 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on UnitedHealth?

FinancialSpreads offers you the ability to put one's skills to the test by using a free Demo Account on spread trading and CFD markets like UnitedHealth.

The Practice Account has more than the above; you can also gain trading experience using a large range of index markets, FX rates, commodities and equities.


More on UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)



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