Jump to content

# Selling shares at different prices

## Recommended Posts

Hi all,

New to this. Just wondering, if I buy 50 shares at £5 and then 50 shares at £8, when I go to sell 50 shares later on, which ones get sold?

Thanks!

##### Link to comment

the 50 you sell will just be sold at the prevailing price., its not a case of which lot/tranche get sold.

So you buy 50 at £5 (£250)

Then buy 50 at £8 (£400)

You have spent £650

If you then sell 50 of them, and the current price is still £10 then (50x10 = £500) You will be left with 50 shares worth £10 = £500

If you then sell 50 of them, and the current price is still £4 then (50x4 = £200) You will be left with 50 shares worth £4= £200

##### Link to comment

Thanks for your reply.

So as I understand, once you pay the price for the shares, the only thing relevant is the average price of them all at the time, and how many you have?

So If I bought 50 shares at £10 and 50 shares at £5 and the current price is £7.50, then I have 100 shares worth £750 and that's my break even point. I'm not at a 'loss' on the shares I paid £10 for.

Am I getting that right?

Kind regards

##### Link to comment

The price you care about is the current price, and if you ahve bought at different prices then your current value of your holding is a blended price, or average of your purchases.

For example.

You buy 50 at £10 = £500 outlay and 50 shares

you buy 50 at £5 =  £250 outlay and 50 shares

you own 100 shares (=50+50 shares) and have paid £750 in total for them ( £500+£250 cost)

If the current price on the day is £7.50 then 100 shares x £7.50 = £750. You are at b/e (minus transaction costs)

If the price later moves down to £5 then £5 x 100 shares = £500 you have a book/paper loss of -£250

If the price instead goes to £10  then £10 x 100 shares = £1,000 and you have a £250 paper profit. this can be released by selling.

But if you had £750 to spend in total, then you'd want to get the best price possible, so if you waited and bought all your shares when the price dropped to £5 then £750/£5 = 150. You now have 150 shares. If these then rose to £10 then 150x£10 = £1,500.

A profit of £750 on the initial stake of £750.

However it sounds like you should spend a bit of time paper trading, looking at the shares you are interested in, making a note in a journal, making a theoretical 'buy' and tracking how they would have performed over  a couple of months. This would give you a better idea

##### Link to comment

Yes, that's correct. The shares are collated so in your example the loss on one order is off set by the profit on the other. If you were to partially close the position there would be no distinction between the ones bought at £5 or £10, the partial close would be subtracted from the collated group.

##### Link to comment

, didn't mean to jump in, just seen your reply.

no probs

##### Link to comment

Thanks for the clarification guys.

I'm up and running but sometimes I get curious about the mechanics.

Not doing too bad for a rookie but lot's to learn.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kind regards.

#### Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

• ### Posts

• Hang Seng Index: Elliott Wave Analysis Day Chart Hang Seng Index Elliott Wave Technical Analysis Function: Trend Mode: Impulsive Structure: Orange Wave 3 Position: Navy Blue Wave 3 Direction Next Higher Degrees: Orange Wave 3 (started) Details: Orange wave 2 looks completed. Now orange wave 3 of 3 is in play. Wave Cancel Invalid Level: 16044.39 The Hang Seng Index Elliott Wave Analysis for the day chart provides a detailed examination of the market's current trends and wave patterns. The analysis identifies the market's movement as part of an overall trend, indicating an impulsive mode rather than a corrective one. The specific wave structure under scrutiny is orange wave 3, which forms part of a larger navy blue wave 3. This suggests that the market is currently experiencing an upward trend characterized by successive impulsive waves. According to the analysis, orange wave 2 has completed, marking the end of the corrective phase within navy blue wave 3. With orange wave 2 concluded, the market has now entered orange wave 3, which is in progress. The direction anticipated next in this analysis is the continuation of orange wave 3, signaling further upward movement in the market. This phase, orange wave 3 of 3, indicates a strong impulsive trend within the broader wave structure, suggesting that the market is expected to continue its rise as part of the ongoing navy blue wave 3. An essential component of this analysis is the wave cancel invalid level, set at 16044.39. This level serves as a crucial reference point for traders, determining the validity of the current wave count. Should the market price move below this level, the existing wave analysis would be invalidated, necessitating a reassessment of the market's condition and potential strategic adjustments. This invalidation level is critical for risk management, providing traders with a clear threshold to monitor and ensuring that the wave analysis remains accurate. In summary, the Hang Seng Index day chart analysis identifies an upward trend in an impulsive mode characterized by orange wave 3 within navy blue wave 3. Orange wave 2 has been completed, and the market is now experiencing orange wave 3 of 3. The wave cancellation invalid level at 16044.39 is crucial for maintaining the accuracy of the current wave count and for effective risk management.   Hang Seng Index: Elliott Wave Analysis Weekly Chart Hang Seng Index Elliott Wave Technical Analysis Function: Trend Mode: Impulsive Structure: Orange Wave 3 Position: Navy Blue Wave 3 Direction Next Higher Degrees: Orange Wave 3 (started) Details: Orange wave 2 looks completed. Now orange wave 3 of 3 is in play. Wave Cancel Invalid Level: 16044.39 The Hang Seng Index Elliott Wave Analysis for the weekly chart focuses on the current trend and wave patterns in the market. The analysis identifies the market's movement as part of an impulsive trend rather than a corrective one, suggesting strong upward momentum. The primary wave structure being analyzed is orange wave 3, situated within a larger navy blue wave 3. This indicates a significant upward trend driven by successive impulsive waves. According to the analysis, orange wave 2 has been completed, marking the end of the recent corrective phase within navy blue wave 3. With orange wave 2 concluded, the market has entered orange wave 3, which is currently in progress. The expected direction in this analysis is the continuation of orange wave 3, suggesting further upward movement in the market. This phase, orange wave 3 of 3, points to a strong impulsive trend within the broader wave structure, implying that the market is likely to continue its rise as part of the ongoing navy blue wave 3. An important aspect of this analysis is the wave cancel invalid level, set at 16044.39. This level serves as a crucial reference point for traders, determining the validity of the current wave count. If the market price moves below this level, the existing wave analysis would be invalidated, requiring a reassessment of the market's condition and potential strategic adjustments. This invalidation level is vital for risk management, providing traders with a clear threshold to monitor and ensuring that the wave analysis remains accurate. In summary, the Hang Seng Index weekly chart analysis identifies a strong upward trend in an impulsive mode, characterized by orange wave 3 within navy blue wave 3. Orange wave 2 has been completed, and the market is now experiencing orange wave 3 of 3. The wave cancel invalid level at 16044.39 is critical for maintaining the accuracy of the current wave count and for effective risk management.   Technical Analyst : Malik Awais Source : Tradinglounge.com get trial here!
• EURUSD Day Chart Analysis EURUSD Elliott Wave Analysis - Trading Lounge Day Chart Euro/U.S. Dollar (EURUSD) Day Chart EURUSD Elliott Wave Technical Analysis Function: Counter Trend Mode: Corrective Structure: Orange Wave 2 Position: Navy Blue Wave 3 Direction Next Higher Degrees: Orange Wave 3 Details: Current Status: Orange Wave 1 appears complete. Current Phase: Orange Wave 2 is active. Wave Cancel Invalid Level: 1.06657 The EURUSD Elliott Wave analysis for the day chart examines the current market behavior and wave structure. The analysis indicates a counter-trend phase, suggesting a corrective movement within the broader trend. The specific wave structure under review is Orange Wave 2, which is part of Navy Blue Wave 3. This implies the market is in a corrective phase within a larger impulsive wave. The completion of Orange Wave 1 marks the end of an initial impulsive move within Navy Blue Wave 3. Now, the market is experiencing Orange Wave 2, a corrective wave that typically retraces some of the gains from the impulsive Wave 1. The next higher degree direction is identified as Orange Wave 3. This suggests that after the completion of Orange Wave 2, the market is expected to resume its impulsive trend with the start of Orange Wave 3. This phase will follow the corrective action of Orange Wave 2 and continue the primary trend. A critical element of this analysis is the wave cancel invalid level, set at 1.06657. This level is essential for traders as it serves as a benchmark to determine the validity of the current wave count. If the market price exceeds this level, the current wave count would be invalidated, necessitating a reassessment of the market conditions and potential repositioning. This invalidation point is crucial for risk management, providing a clear point at which traders should reconsider their analysis and strategies. Summary: The EURUSD day chart analysis identifies a corrective trend characterized by Orange Wave 2 within Navy Blue Wave 3. Orange Wave 1 is completed, and the market is now in the corrective phase of Orange Wave 2. The expected next phase is Orange Wave 3, following the completion of Orange Wave 2. The wave cancel invalid level at 1.06657 is critical for maintaining the current wave count's validity and for effective risk management.   EURUSD 4-Hour Chart Analysis EURUSD Elliott Wave Analysis - Trading Lounge 4-Hour Chart Euro/U.S. Dollar (EURUSD) 4-Hour Chart EURUSD Elliott Wave Technical Analysis Function: Counter Trend Mode: Corrective Structure: Orange Wave 2 Position: Navy Blue Wave 3 Direction Next Higher Degrees: Orange Wave 3 Details: Current Status: Orange Wave 1 appears complete. Current Phase: Orange Wave 2 is active. Wave Cancel Invalid Level: 1.06657 The EURUSD Elliott Wave analysis for the 4-hour chart examines the current market trends and wave patterns. The analysis identifies the market's movement as a counter-trend, indicating a corrective phase rather than an impulsive one. The specific wave structure under review is Orange Wave 2, which is part of a larger Navy Blue Wave 3. This suggests that the market is undergoing a correction within a broader upward trend. According to the analysis, Orange Wave 1 has completed, signaling the end of the initial impulsive move within Navy Blue Wave 3. Subsequently, the market has entered Orange Wave 2, which is a corrective phase that typically retraces some of the movement made during Orange Wave 1. The next anticipated direction in this analysis is Orange Wave 3. Once Orange Wave 2 concludes, the market is expected to resume its impulsive movement with the start of Orange Wave 3, continuing the overall trend set by Navy Blue Wave 3. An essential aspect of this analysis is the wave cancellation invalid level, set at 1.06657. This level serves as a critical reference point for traders, as it determines the validity of the current wave count. If the market price moves beyond this level, the existing wave analysis would be invalidated, requiring a reassessment of the market's condition and potential strategic adjustments. This invalidation level is vital for risk management, providing traders with a clear threshold to monitor. Summary: The EURUSD 4-hour chart analysis identifies a counter-trend characterized by Orange Wave 2 within Navy Blue Wave 3. Orange Wave 1 has been completed, and the market is now experiencing Orange Wave 2. The next phase expected is Orange Wave 3, following the completion of Orange Wave 2. The wave cancellation invalid level at 1.06657 is crucial for maintaining the accuracy of the current wave count and for effective risk management.   Technical Analyst : Malik Awais Source : Tradinglounge.com get trial here!
• While the Nikkei 225 managed to edge higher overnight, the Hang Seng continued its losing streak, dropping 1.4% even as the latest Communist Party plenum got underway. US markets made gains on Monday, as Fed chairman Jerome Powell reinforced hopes of a September rate cut. Powell commented that recent inflation data have been moving in the right direction. A September rate cut is now priced in, according to the CME Fed Watch tool. European markets remain under pressure, with the FTSE 100 falling yesterday on poor Chinese data and worries about the outlook for retail stocks. On today's agenda is the German ZEW report, plus US retail sales and earnings from Bank of America.
×
×
• Create New...
us