Spread Betting on the Wal-Mart Share Price (WMT)

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A Guide to Financial Spread Betting on Wal-Mart

As an example, let's suppose that you sign into the FinancialSpreads website and the spread betting platform is showing a quote of:

  Wal-Mart Rolling Cash Sell

8530.0
Buy

8537.0


This is a brief example of how the market works:

The Spread Betting MarketWal-Mart Rolling Cash
The Spread Betting Quote8530.0¢ - 8537.0¢
How the Spread WorksYou can bet on the Wal-Mart Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 8537.0¢, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 8530.0¢

This is a Rolling spread bet and so there is no closing date for this trade. If you don't close your trade and the session ends then your position will automatically roll over to the next trading day.

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will normally either be charged or credited for overnight financing based on whether you are speculating on the market to move lower or higher. For more information see Rolling Spread Bets.
Points (Units) TradedSpread bets on the Wal-Mart market are made in £x per cent price movement.

E.g. if Wal-Mart changes by 50.0¢ then you would lose or gain 50 times your stake.
Stake per UnitYou choose how much you are going to risk per cent, e.g. £2 per cent, £5 per cent, £20 per cent etc.
Brief Staking ExampleIf, for example, you have a stake of £5 per cent and Wal-Mart moves by 26.0¢, you would lose/win £5 per cent x 26.0¢ = £130.


Worked Trading Example - Taking a Bullish View of Wal-Mart

Spread betting on the equity to increase

You Choose to Go Long or Short Wal-Mart going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 8537.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 8530.0¢?

Let's Say You Go Long   Spread Betting Higher than 8537.0¢
You Decide How Much to Risk, Let's Say You Opt For £1 per cent
What Happens Now?
  • You win £1 for every cent Wal-Mart goes above 8537.0¢
  • You will lose £1 for each cent Wal-Mart falls below 8537.0¢
If You Are Buying a Spread Bet Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Situation 1
Wal-Mart pushes higher and the spread betting market is revised and moved to 8665.1¢ - 8672.1¢. Therefore you would see:   8665.1   8672.1
Take a Profit? You could opt to let your trade run or close it, i.e. close your trade to lock in a profit. In this instance you opt to close your trade by selling the market at 8665.1¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(8665.1¢ - 8537.0¢) x £1 per cent
128.1¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading P&L = £128.10 profit
 
Situation 2
Wal-Mart falls and the market is adjusted to 8387.6¢ - 8394.6¢, so you would see:   8387.6   8394.6
Time to Restrict the Loss? You may opt to leave your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade and limit your losses. In this instance you opt to settle your trade and sell the market at 8387.6¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(8387.6¢ - 8537.0¢) x £1 per cent
-149.4¢ x £1 per cent
Your Trading P&L = -£149.40 loss


Spread Betting Example - Taking a Bearish View of Wal-Mart

Financial spread betting on the equity to move down

You Choose Whether to Go Long or Short Wal-Mart to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 8537.0¢? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 8530.0¢?

Let's Say You Want to Sell   Spread Betting Lower than 8530.0¢
You Select Your Stake, Let's Assume You Opt For £2 per cent
So Now What?
  • You will lose £2 for each cent Wal-Mart moves higher than 8530.0¢
  • You win £2 for each cent Wal-Mart goes lower than 8530.0¢
When Betting on a Market to Fall Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Situation 3
Wal-Mart moves lower and the spread trading market adjusts and moves to 8452.6¢ - 8459.6¢. Therefore you would see this on Financial Spreads:   8452.6   8459.6
Time to Lock in Your Profit? You may choose to let your bet run or close it in order to take a profit. For this example, you decide to close your trade and buy at 8459.6¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(8530.0¢ - 8459.6¢) x £2 per cent
70.4¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading P&L = £140.80 profit
 
Situation 4
Wal-Mart climbs and the financial spread betting market changes to 8605.1¢ - 8612.1¢. Therefore you'd see:   8605.1   8612.1
Time to Restrict Your Loss?You could choose to leave your bet open or close it, i.e. close your position to limit your loss. For this example, you choose to close your trade and buy the market at 8612.1¢.
Your Trading P&L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(8530.0¢ - 8612.1¢) x £2 per cent
-82.1¢ x £2 per cent
Your Trading P&L = -£164.20 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on Wal-Mart?

Financial Spreads provide a free Demo Account which allows you to try out trading orders, view charts, practice CFD trading and spread betting and try out new strategies etc. on CFD and spread trading markets like Wal-Mart.

The Financial Spreads Demo Account comes with a wide variety of markets such as index markets, exchange rates, commodity markets and equities.


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