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Stock Market Spread Betting Stock Market Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Our stock market spread betting guide reviews key questions like where to trade & get stock index charts. It also has a 'spread' comparison, daily market snapshot, how to trade and...see: Stock Market Spread Betting
Forex Spread Betting Forex Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Our forex spread betting guide reviews key questions like where to trade & get forex charts. It also has a 'spread' comparison, daily market snapshot, how to trade and...see: Forex Spread Betting
Commodities Spread Betting Commodities Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Our commodities spread betting guide reviews the key questions like where to trade & get commodity market charts. It also has a 'spread' comparison, daily market snapshot, how to trade and...see: Commodities Spread Betting
Spread Betting Blog Spread Betting Blog, 31 Oct 14,
The daily financial spread betting blog with a range of trading views, news and opinions from the analysts on the inside. The blog also gives...see: Spread Betting Blog
Technical Analysis Technical Analysis, 31 Oct 14,
Daily technical analysis on the key stock index, forex and commodities spread betting markets. The analysis looks at technical ranges, Stochastics, RSI, bullish/bearish trends and possible market moves across...see: Technical Analysis
Spread Betting Companies Spread Betting Companies, 31 Oct 14,
Here we compare the leading financial spread betting companies, with a price 'spread' and service comparison, in-depth reviews, a guide to the markets offered and...see: Spread Betting Companies



Spread Betting Account Comparison



A look at key aspects of spread betting accounts from some of the leading providers.

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Financial Spreads GFT IG Index InterTrader City Index ETX Capital Capital Spreads
Candlestick Charts Candlestick Charts available with Financial Spreads? Candlestick Charts available with GFT? Candlestick Charts available with IG Index? Candlestick Charts available with InterTrader? Candlestick Charts available with City Index? Candlestick Charts available with ETX Capital? Candlestick Charts available with Capital Spreads?
24 Hour Trading 24 Hour Trading available with Financial Spreads? 24 Hour Trading available with GFT? 24 Hour Trading available with IG Index? 24 Hour Trading available with InterTrader? 24 Hour Trading available with City Index? 24 Hour Trading available with ETX Capital? 24 Hour Trading available with Capital Spreads?
Typical Minimum Stake £1 £1 £1 £1 £0.50 £1 £1
Min Account Opening Deposit £0 £150 £0 £0 £100 £0 £0
Stop Loss Stop Loss available with Financial Spreads? Stop Loss available with GFT? Stop Loss available with IG Index? Stop Loss available with InterTrader? Stop Loss available with City Index? Stop Loss available with ETX Capital? Stop Loss available with Capital Spreads?
Guaranteed Stops Guaranteed Stops available with Financial Spreads? Guaranteed Stops available with GFT? Guaranteed Stops available with IG Index? Guaranteed Stops available with InterTrader? Guaranteed Stops available with City Index? Guaranteed Stops available with ETX Capital? Guaranteed Stops available with Capital Spreads?
Demo Account Demo Account available with Financial Spreads? Demo Account available with GFT? Demo Account available with IG Index? Demo Account available with InterTrader? Demo Account available with City Index? Demo Account available with ETX Capital? Demo Account available with Capital Spreads?
Web Platform Web-based Platform available with Financial Spreads? Web-based Platform available with GFT? Web-based Platform available with IG Index? Web-based Platform available with InterTrader? Web-based Platform available with City Index? Web-based Platform available with ETX Capital? Web-based Platform available with Capital Spreads?
Online Application Online Application with Financial Spreads? Online Application with GFT? Online Application with IG Index? Online Application with InterTrader? Online Application with City Index? Online Application with ETX Capital? Online Application with Capital Spreads?
Deposit Account Deposit Account available with Financial Spreads? Deposit Account available with GFT? Deposit Account available with IG Index? Deposit Account available with InterTrader? Deposit Account available with City Index? Deposit Account available with ETX Capital? Deposit Account available with Capital Spreads?
Credit Account Credit Account available with Financial Spreads? Credit Account available with GFT? Credit Account available with IG Index? Credit Account available with InterTrader? Credit Account available with City Index? Credit Account available with ETX Capital? Credit Account available with Capital Spreads?
FSA - Authorised and Regulated Financial Spreads Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? GFT Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? IG Index Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? InterTrader Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? City Index Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? ETX Capital Authorised and Regulated by the FSA? Capital Spreads Authorised and Regulated by the FSA?
  Spread betting may also be available with other companies - notes.


Spread Betting and Trading News



Spread Betting Offers Spread Betting Offers, 31 Oct 14,
The latest trading offers from the financial spread betting companies including the rebate schemes...see: Spread Betting Offers
Shares Spread Betting Shares Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Ours shares spread betting guide reviews the key questions like where to trade global equities & get live charts. We also have worked examples and...see: Shares Spread Betting
Crude Oil Spread Betting Crude Oil Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Our crude oil spread betting guide reviews the key questions like where to trade & get live oil futures charts. Plus a daily snapshot, a crude 'spread' comparison, how to trade and...see: Crude Oil Spread Betting
Gold Spread Betting Gold Spread Betting, 31 Oct 14,
Our gold spread betting guide reviews the key questions like where to trade & get charts for the daily and futures gold markets. Plus a daily snapshot of the metal, a 'spread' comparison, how to trade and...see: Gold Spread Betting



Spread Betting Price Comparison



A spread betting comparison of some of the most popular spread betting markets. For a full comparison see spread betting companies.

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Financial Spreads - Spread Betting GFT - Spread Betting IG Index - Spread Betting InterTrader - Spread Betting City Index - Spread Betting ETX Capital - Spread Betting Capital Spreads - Spread Betting
FTSE 100 daily (spread size) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dow Jones daily (spread size) 2 2 2 2 1 2 2
EUR/USD (spread size) 1 0.8 1 1 1 2 1
GBP/USD (spread size) 2 0.8 2 2 2 3 2
Gold (spread size) 4 5 5 4 4 4 4
UK Crude Oil (spread size) 5 5 4 4 6 4 5
  Spread betting may also be available with other companies - notes.


Spread Betting Companies



Financial Spreads Financial Spreads
Financial Spreads offers all the advantages of spread betting, including tax free trading* and a wide range of markets, as well as a range of extra benefits such as 24 Hour trading, spreads as low as 1 point for the FTSE 100 Rolling Daily and…For details see Financial Spreads.
Capital Spreads Capital Spreads
At Capital Spreads there are free Demo Accounts for the less experienced investor. The more experienced trader can take advantage of commission free, tax free trading* on thousands of global markets with no broker’s fees. They also offer…For details see Capital Spreads.
City Index City Index
City Index offers around the clock access to equity, index, currency and commodity markets all over the world as well as tax free trading* and commission free spread betting. Clients can also make use of risk management tools which…For details see City Index.
GFT GFT
GFT provide all the normal advantages you would expect from a spread betting company, such as zero commissions and tax free trading*, as well as quoting an extensive range of prices on many of the world’s major financial markets…For details see GFT.
IG Index IG Index
IG Index offers traders and investors all the benefits of financial spread betting which includes two-way trading, tax free trading* and markets on a wide range of equities, commodities, indices, currencies and…For details see IG Index.


Spread Betting Risks



Before you spread bet though please note that you can lose more than your initial investment. Spread betting carries a high level of risk to your capital so ensure that it matches your investment requirements. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the risks. Where necessary, seek independent advice.


Popular Spread Betting Articles:



FTSE 100 Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the FTSE 100 index with which companies offer spread betting on the FTSE 100, stock market prices and charts info, how to spread bet on the FTSE 100 and...FTSE 100 Spread Betting

Spread Betting on EUR/USD
Guide to spread betting on the EUR/USD forex market, plus which companies offer EUR/USD spread betting, forex prices and chart details, how to spread bet on EUR/USD, plus...Spread Betting on EUR/USD

Spread Betting on GBP/USD
Guide to spread betting on the GBP/USD forex market, plus which companies offer spread betting on GBP/USD, FX chart and details, how to spread bet on GBP/USD and...Spread Betting on GBP/USD



The Advantages of Spread Betting



1) Spread Betting is Tax Free*.

There is no Capital Gains Tax, no Stamp Duty and no Income Tax on spread bets.

2) Wide Variety of Markets

Financial spread betting offers a wide variety of markets on which you can trade including the World’s leading stock markets indices, forex, commodities, stock and shares, interest rates, sectors and bonds.

3) No Commissions or Brokers Fees

Because you are trading directly with a spread betting company, and not through a brokerage, the vast majority of spread betting companies do not charge any commissions or broker's fees.

4) Two Way Trading

Spread betting lets you trade in both directions. You can spread bet on markets to go down. If you think that a stock market index like the FTSE 100 or DAX 30 will go down, you can speculate on it to go down.

Naturally, if you think that a market will go up then you can still spread bet on it to go up.

5) 24 Hour Trading

Whilst you can spread bet online and over the phone there is the additional advantage that a range of markets can be traded outside market hours. The London Stock Exchange may close at 4.30pm London time but with firms like FinancialSpreads.com you can trade the FTSE 100 Index 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

6) Free Data and Information

Most of the leading spread betting firms provide free charts to their account holders. A number of the spread betting firms also provide free financial data, and whilst the data available can vary, it often includes Events Calendars, Market Heat Maps, Technical Analysis and Company Specific Data.

7) Spread Betting Risk Management

Investing does have its drawbacks and spread betting is no different. Nevertheless, there are things that investors can do in order to reduce their downside.

Trading with small stakes is a useful risk management technique. Yes, your profits may be smaller but your potential losses are also reduced.

Also, adding a Guaranteed Stop Loss Order to a spread bet helps reduce the risks without reducing the upside. If an investor started losing on a trade, and the market reached the pre-determined level of the Guaranteed Stop Loss, then the Order will close the trade and stop any further loss of capital.


Why Spread Betting



With the world in recovery mode, many people are still questioning how the markets got so out of control. They are also questioning something a little closer to home; their own finances.

Diversification of assets, tax efficiency and opportunities in volatile markets are all key areas for many investors. And most of us could benefit from a little more research and financial planning.

Naturally a lot of people are being proactive. They are searching for better savings rates, buying and selling stocks and shares, actively moving their mortgages etc.

Financial spread betting may have been around since the 1970s but investors are now turning to this form of trading in ever greater numbers. The speed at which you can trade, the number of trading opportunities and easy access to global markets make spread betting worth exploring.

Naturally, as with all types of investment, be it on stocks and shares, ETFs, pensions etc, there is a negative side and with spread betting you need to be careful because you can lose more than you initially invested.

Nevertheless, as listed above, spread betting does offer a wide range of benefits.


Spread Betting Companies



Latest Review: Financial Spreads - the London based financial spread trading firm has launched a new platform that offers a wide range of improvements as well as improved pricing and...more: Financial Spreads.



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