Spread Betting on WPP Shares (WPP)

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A Guide to Spread Trading on WPP

Let's imagine you log on to FinancialSpreads and see something like:

  WPP Rolling Cash Sell

1446.0
Buy

1449.0


This is a brief guide to how the market works.

The Market:WPP Rolling Cash
The Spread:1446.0p - 1449.0p
How the Market Works:You can trade on the WPP Rolling Cash market moving:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1449.0p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1446.0p

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

Note that if a trade rolls over then you will normally either be charged or receive interest for overnight financing depending on the direction of your spread bet. For further details see Rolling Spread Betting.
Trading Units:Financial spread bets on the WPP market are made in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if WPP moves 30p then you would lose/win 30 multiples of your stake.
Stake:You choose how much you want to stake per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £5 per penny, £15 per penny etc.
Short Staking Example:If, as an example, you decided on a stake of £5 per penny and WPP changes by 25p, you would win or lose £5 per penny x 25p = £125.


Worked Example - Going Long of WPP

Spread betting on the share to move higher

You Now Decide to Buy or Sell: WPP going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1449.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1446.0p?

Let's Assume You Decide to Go Long:   Spread Betting Higher than 1449.0p
You Choose Your Stake, Let's Assume You Opt For: £4 per penny
Now What?
  • You make a profit of £4 for each penny WPP increases higher than 1449.0p
  • You will make a loss of £4 for every penny WPP goes lower than 1449.0p
If You Are Betting on a Market to Increase Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
 
Scenario 1
WPP moves higher and the spread betting market is revised and moved to 1488.8p - 1491.8p. I.e. you would see:   1488.8   1491.8
Time to Lock in Your Profit? At this point, you could opt to let your trade run or close it to lock in a profit. In this example you choose to settle your position by selling the market at 1488.8p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1488.8p - 1449.0p) x £4 per penny
39.8p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = £159.20 profit
 
Scenario 2
WPP falls and the market moves to 1404.1p - 1407.1p, so you'd see this on Financial Spreads:   1404.1   1407.1
Time to Limit Your Loss? At this point, you can decide to leave your spread bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to limit your loss. In this example you choose to close your trade and sell the market at 1404.1p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Opening Price) x stake
(1404.1p - 1449.0p) x £4 per penny
-44.9p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = -£179.60 loss


Worked Spread Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of WPP

Online spread betting on the share to decrease

You Now Select Whether to Go Long or Short: WPP to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 1449.0p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 1446.0p?

You Might Want to Go Short:   Spread Betting Lower than 1446.0p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Opting for: £3 per penny
What Happens Next?
  • You will make a loss of £3 for every penny WPP moves above 1446.0p
  • You make a profit of £3 for every penny WPP falls lower than 1446.0p
If You Are Spread Betting on a Market to Decrease Your P/L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Scenario 3
WPP goes lower and the spread trading market is adjusted and moved to 1396.9p - 1399.9p, i.e. the market moves to:   1396.9   1399.9
Lock in a Profit? At this point, you can choose to leave your position open or close it in order to lock in a profit. In this case you opt to settle your bet by buying the market at 1399.9p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1446.0p - 1399.9p) x £3 per penny
46.1p x £3 per penny
Your P/L = £138.30 profit
 
Scenario 4
WPP goes higher and the financial spread betting market is moved to 1495.0p - 1498.0p, therefore you would see:   1495.0   1498.0
Close and Limit the Loss?At this point, you could decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your spread bet to restrict your losses. For this example, you opt to close your position and buy the market at 1498.0p.
Your P/L = (Opening Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(1446.0p - 1498.0p) x £3 per penny
-52.0p x £3 per penny
Your P/L = -£156.00 loss

Where Can I Practice Financial Spread Betting on WPP?

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More on WPP plc (WPP)



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

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