Hargreaves Lansdown Spread Betting Guide

Hargreaves Lansdown Spread Betting Guide

Hargreaves Lansdown Spread Betting Guide

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Where Can I Spread Bet on Hargreaves Lansdown?

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How to Spread Bet on Hargreaves Lansdown

As an example, let’s say you are interested in spread betting on Hargreaves Lansdown, so you look at a spread trading site, such as FinancialSpreads.com, and are presented with the current market:

Hargreaves Lansdown Rolling Daily: 523.2p – 524.8p

This is what you need to know about how it works:

Market Hargreaves Lansdown Rolling Daily
Spread Betting Price 523.2p – 524.8p
What This Means You can bet on the Hargreaves Lansdown Rolling Daily market moving:

  arrow_upward  Higher than 524.8p, or
  arrow_downward  Lower than 523.2p

This is a Rolling Daily spread bet which means that there is no closing date for this spread bet. If you decide not to close your position and the trading session ends then your trade will automatically roll over to the next session.

If a trade rolls over then you will normally either be debited or credited for overnight financing depending upon whether you are betting on the market to go up or down.

For more details, also see our “guide to daily spread bets”.
Traded Units Bets on the Hargreaves Lansdown market are made in £x per penny.

Where a penny is 1p of the UK share’s price movement.

E.g. if Hargreaves Lansdown moves by 50p then you would lose or win 50 multiples of your stake.
Stake Size You decide how much you would like to risk per penny, e.g. £1 per penny, £4 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Brief Staking Exercise If, as an example, you chose a stake of £2 per penny and Hargreaves Lansdown moves 22p, you would lose / win £2 per penny x 22p = £44.


Worked Spread Betting Example | Buying Hargreaves Lansdown

Spread trading on the equity to go higher

You Now Work Out Whether to Buy or Sell Hargreaves Lansdown to move:

  arrow_upward  Higher than 524.8p? or
  arrow_downward  Lower than 523.2p?

Let’s Assume You Want to Buy   arrow_upward  Higher than 524.8p
You Decide How Much to Risk, Selecting £5 per penny
So What Now?
  • You will make £5 for every penny Hargreaves Lansdown moves higher than 524.8p
  • You make a loss of £5 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown falls below 524.8p
When Buying a Market Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Level – Opening Level) x stake per penny
 
Situation 1 Hargreaves Lansdown goes higher and the financial spread betting market is revised and set at 545.8p – 547.4p.
Time to Lock in a Profit? You could decide to keep your bet open or close it, i.e. close your spread bet for a profit. In this instance you opt to settle your trade and sell at 545.8p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Level – Opening Level) x stake per penny
(545.8p – 524.8p) x £5 per penny
21.0p x £5 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £105.00 profit
 
Situation 2 Hargreaves Lansdown drops and the spread betting market is adjusted to 506.4p – 508.0p.
Restrict Your Loss? At this point, you may opt to let your bet run or close it to restrict your loss. In this instance you choose to close your position and sell the market at 506.4p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Settlement Level – Opening Level) x stake per penny
(506.4p – 524.8p) x £5 per penny
-18.4p x £5 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£92.00 loss


Fully Worked Spread Trading Example | Selling Hargreaves Lansdown

Financial spread betting on the equity to fall in value

You Decide to Go Long or Short Hargreaves Lansdown to push:

  arrow_upward  Higher than 524.8p? or
  arrow_downward  Lower than 523.2p?

You Might Choose to Sell   arrow_downward  Lower than 523.2p
You Decide Your Stake Size, Let’s Assume You Opt For £5 per penny
So What Happens Next?
  • You make a loss of £5 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown rises above 523.2p
  • You will make £5 for each penny Hargreaves Lansdown moves below 523.2p
When Spread Betting on a Market to Decrease Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Level – Settlement Level) x stake per penny
 
Situation 3 Hargreaves Lansdown falls and the spread trading market moves to 502.8p – 504.4p.
Time to Take Your Profit? You can decide to let your bet run or close it in order to take your profit. In this example you decide to close your bet by buying at 504.4p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Level – Settlement Level) x stake per penny
(523.2p – 504.4p) x £5 per penny
18.8p x £5 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = £94.00 profit
 
Situation 4 Hargreaves Lansdown climbs and the market changes to 538.1p – 539.7p.
Limit the Loss?At this point, you could decide to let your position run or close it to limit your losses. In this instance you decide to settle your trade and buy at 539.7p.
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = (Opening Level – Settlement Level) x stake per penny
(523.2p – 539.7p) x £5 per penny
-16.5p x £5 per penny
Your Trading Profits (or Losses) = -£82.50 loss


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AuthorAlex Turner

Senior Editor, SpreadBetMagazine

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