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Price of stock after very good sales weekend. Possible Spreadbet or stock buy

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HI all

I am a newbie in this World of stock trading. Other than buying a fair bit of Crypto a few years ago, I 've also bought some stock on another platform recently

I am looking at buying stock in some companies which have apparently had exceptional sales this weekend . I am considering spreadbetting on this as I realise ( or believe at least ) that the returns can be much greater with SB than with buying actual shares of the stocks.  But I also realise that the losses can be much greater and there is more of a chance that I will lose the entire spread

I understand that generally stock prices are often lower on Mondays, or can start out low anyway. My concern would be that if the sales boost received over the weekend doesn't feed through immediately on Monday morning , then the stocks may not increase. And if a typical Monday pattern ( and general pattern currently) is followed the they could go down before they go up, and my stop loss may kick in and I lose it all. I'm not sure if an increase in sales over a weekend ( or any other day ) would trigger a rise in stock price automatically or not? And whether that would generally be instant / upon re opening or not

Any suggestions ?  I'm not sure whether to list the companies that I am looking at on a group chat. But you may have an idea already anyway, but I may reveal this if the conversation becomes prodictive

Many thanks

 

 

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Hi Warlord,

You always lose the entire spread - that's the difference between the bid and the offer price. Think of it as the commission for entering the trade, and then you win it back when / if it goes in the right direction. For example, EUR/CHF was trading sideways yesterday evening and I wanted to take a long position, but it had already gone to weekend spreads. It was 10623 sell and 10628 to buy so would have cost an initial £10 to go £2 a point.

To answer your question, NO!! A very good sales weekend will not feed into the stock price straight away because that information is not in the public domain yet. If sales are consistently better than expected it will be released as an earnings upgrade via trading update on the Regulatory News Service (RNS). Often, analysts will have an idea before the update, and the price starts to re-rate early. You can get ahead of the crowd if you've made real-world observations but also bear in mind that is a small sample size. Good luck

Vacillatorix

 

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