RBS Spread Bets





Also see Live RBS chart below.



Where Can I Spread Bet on RBS?

You can put trades on RBS with the following trading platforms:

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 RBS Chart




Live RBS Chart




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

For those that are spread trading RBS, the providers listed above have platforms with live price updates as well as charts with a good number of options.

Example chart:

RBS Spread Bets - Example Chart



RBS Spread Betting Example

RBS Spread Bets
If you’re thinking about spread betting on shares like RBS then, looking at a company like Financial Spreads, at the moment you’d find a price of 347.93p – 348.37p.

This means you can speculate on RBS to move above 348.37p or move below 347.93p.

With spread trading, you speculate on every unit the market goes up or down; with the RBS market a unit is 1p of the UK stock’s price movement.

Let’s say, for instance, that you choose to stake £5 for every penny RBS moves up or down.


Spread Betting on the Market to Rise

If you bought RBS at 348.37p and the UK stocks went up then the market might be re-priced at 365.79p – 366.23p. Assuming this was the case, you could close your position at 365.79p.

Profit or Loss = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit or Loss = (365.79p – 348.37p) x £5 per penny stake
Profit or Loss = 17.42p x £5 per penny
Profit or Loss = £87.10 profit

Nevertheless, if the UK stocks had decreased to 328.34p – 328.78p, you might decide to close your trade to limit your losses. In that case, you’d make a sell trade at 328.34p.

Therefore, with the same £5 per penny stake:

Profit or Loss = (final price of the market – opening price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit or Loss = (328.34p – 348.37p) x £5 per penny stake
Profit or Loss = -20.03p x £5 per penny
Profit or Loss = -£100.15 loss


Spread Betting on the Market to Fall

A key benefit of placing a spread bet is that you can short the markets.

When we began this example, the market was 347.93p – 348.37p.

If you sold RBS at 347.93p and the UK stocks fell then the quote might change to 326.61p – 327.05p. Therefore, you could close your trade at 327.05p.

Profit or Loss = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit or Loss = (347.93p – 327.05p) x £5 per penny stake
Profit or Loss = 20.88p x £5 per penny
Profit or Loss = £104.40 profit

Markets do of course rise, if the UK stocks were to rise up to 371.50p – 371.94p, you might want to close your bet to prevent further losses. If that were to happen, you’d buy the market at 371.94p.

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

Profit or Loss = (opening price of the market – final price of the market) x stake per penny
Profit or Loss = (347.93p – 371.94p) x £5 per penny stake
Profit or Loss = -24.01p x £5 per penny
Profit or Loss = -£120.05 loss


Royal Bank of Scotland Rolling Daily spread betting market quoted as of 05-Aug-14.

Please note that this is a Rolling Daily market. This type of market doesn’t have a set closing date and will just rollover to the next session. If it does roll, then you might incur a small cost or receive a small credit. For more information, please see guide to rolling daily charges.



RBS Test Accounts

The firms detailed below also have test accounts. You can use these accounts to have a go at spread betting on RBS without risking any capital.



User Questions and Answers on RBS

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