Royal Mail Spread Bets





Also see Live Royal Mail chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Royal Mail?

You can trade on Royal Mail by using an account with these trading platforms:

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You may also be available to spread bet on FTSE 350 stocks with other platforms. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live Royal Mail Chart




Live Royal Mail Chart




Where Can I Get Live Spread Betting Prices and Charts for Royal Mail?

If you’re financial spread betting on Royal Mail, the firms listed above give users access to real-time price updates and charts with a variety of indicators and features.

Typical financial spread betting chart:

Royal Mail Spread Bets - Example Chart



Royal Mail Spread Betting Example

Royal Mail Spread Bets
If you’re thinking about financial spread betting on equities such as Royal Mail then, on visiting a firm like FinancialSpreads, you may get a quote of 429.89p – 431.23p.

As a result, you could speculate on Royal Mail to go above 431.23p or go below 429.89p.

When you spread bet, you speculate on every unit the market moves up or down; in the case of the Royal Mail market a unit is 1p of the equity’s price movement.

So let’s say you decide to bet £5 for every penny Royal Mail rises or falls.


Spread Betting on the Market to Go Up

If you were to go long of Royal Mail at 431.23p and the equity increased then the quote could become 448.48p – 449.82p. If this were the case, you might decide to close your trade at 448.48p.

Your Profit/Loss = (final price of the market – initial price of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profit/Loss = (448.48p – 431.23p) x £5 per penny stake
Your Profit/Loss = 17.25p x £5 per penny
Your Profit/Loss = £86.25 profit

Markets can also fall, if the equity had decreased to, for example, 411.82p – 413.16p, you could close your trade to restrict your losses. If that happened, you’d sell back at 411.82p.

You would do this with the same £5 per penny stake:

Your Profit/Loss = (final price of the market – initial price of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profit/Loss = (411.82p – 431.23p) x £5 per penny stake
Your Profit/Loss = -19.41p x £5 per penny
Your Profit/Loss = -£97.05 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Go Down

A useful benefit of spread betting is that investors can go short of the markets, i.e. bet on the markets to decrease.

When we started this example, the price was 429.89p – 431.23p.

If you were to sell Royal Mail at 429.89p and the equity decreased then you might see the quote drop to 409.63p – 410.97p. Therefore, you might decide to close your trade for a profit at 410.97p.

Your Profit/Loss = (initial price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profit/Loss = (429.89p – 410.97p) x £5 per penny stake
Your Profit/Loss = 18.92p x £5 per penny
Your Profit/Loss = £94.60 profit

Markets can also rise, if the equity were to rise up to 449.83p – 451.17p, you might decide to close your trade to prevent further losses. If so, you would buy at 451.17p.

So, with the same £5 per penny stake:

Your Profit/Loss = (initial price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profit/Loss = (429.89p – 451.17p) x £5 per penny stake
Your Profit/Loss = -21.28p x £5 per penny
Your Profit/Loss = -£106.40 loss


Royal Mail Rolling Daily spread betting market quoted as of 27-Jun-17.

This is a ‘Rolling Daily’ spread bet. This kind of trade doesn’t have a predetermined settlement date and instead rolls over to the next trading day automatically. If it does roll, then you might receive a small credit or be charged a small overnight financing fee. To learn more see rolling daily markets.



Royal Mail Practice Accounts

So what if you want to try things out? Well, the companies listed below also have free demo accounts. You can use these to have a go at spread betting on Royal Mail in a risk-free way.



User Questions and Answers on Royal Mail

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