Shell Spread Bets





Also see Live Shell chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on Shell?

You can speculate on Shell with any of these spread betting firms:

Financial Spreads ETX Capital Spreadex IG City Index
FTSE 100 Shares Financial Spreads FTSE 100 Shares ETX Capital FTSE 100 Shares Spreadex FTSE 100 Shares IG FTSE 100 Shares City Index FTSE 100 Shares
FTSE 250 Shares Financial Spreads FTSE 250 Shares ETX Capital FTSE 250 Shares Spreadex FTSE 250 Shares IG FTSE 250 Shares City Index FTSE 250 Shares
You may also be available to spread bet on FTSE 350 stocks with other platforms. Also see spread betting comparison notes.


Live Shell Chart




Live Shell Chart




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

If you’re spread trading Shell, the above firms offer real-time pricing as well as charts with a variety of advanced options.

Example chart:

Shell Spread Bets - Example Chart



Shell Spread Betting Example

Shell Spread Bets
If you are thinking about spread betting on stocks like Shell then, on visiting a site like IG Index.com, you’d find a quote of 2562.2p – 2565.3p.

This means you can bet on Shell to go above 2565.3p or go below 2562.2p.

With spread trading, investors speculate on every unit the market moves up or down; specifically, for the Shell market a unit is 1p of the UK stock’s price movement.

With this example, let’s say you choose to trade £3 for every penny Shell goes up or down.


Spread Betting on the Market to Go Up

If you went long of Shell at 2565.3p and the UK stocks increased then the quote might change to 2616.6p – 2619.7p. If that happened, you might want to close your trade for a profit by selling at 2616.6p.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (settlement level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = (2616.6p – 2565.3p) x £3 per penny stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = 51.3p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £153.90 profit

On the other hand, if the UK stocks decreased to, for example, 2508.9p – 2512.0p, you might want to close your position to restrict your losses. If this were the case, you would sell back at 2508.9p.

You would do this with the same £3 per penny stake:

Your Profits (or Losses) = (settlement level of the market – opening level of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = (2508.9p – 2565.3p) x £3 per penny stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -56.4p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£169.20 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Go Down

One major advantage of spread trading is that investors can short sell the markets, i.e. speculate that the markets are going to go down.

Initially, the market was priced at 2562.2p – 2565.3p.

If you sold Shell at 2562.2p and the UK stocks went down then the quote might be re-priced at 2500.2p – 2503.3p. In that case, you might decide to close your bet for a profit by buying at 2503.3p.

Your Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – settlement level of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = (2562.2p – 2503.3p) x £3 per penny stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = 58.9p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = £176.70 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the UK stocks had increased to 2623.9p – 2627.0p, you may want to close your bet to prevent further losses. Assuming this was the case, you’d buy at 2627.0p.

You would close your bet with the same £3 per penny stake:

Your Profits (or Losses) = (opening level of the market – settlement level of the market) x stake per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = (2562.2p – 2627.0p) x £3 per penny stake
Your Profits (or Losses) = -64.8p x £3 per penny
Your Profits (or Losses) = -£194.40 loss


Royal Dutch Shell (B) Rolling Daily market quoted as of 05-Aug-14.

This is a rolling daily trade. This style of market does not have a fixed expiry date and instead rolls over to the next trading day automatically. If it does roll, then you may incur a small charge or receive a small credit. For more, see rolling daily spread betting.



Shell Demo Accounts

But what if you want to practice? Well, the following firms provide demo accounts, i.e. accounts you can use to see how spread betting works on Shell without putting your money at risk.



User Questions and Answers on Shell

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