Spread Betting Guide
Spread Betting


Spread Betting Welcome to Spread-Betting.org the Financial Spread Betting site. We are here to offer you all things spread betting:
  • The latest Spread Betting Offers
  • Reviews of the Spread Betting Companies
  • Useful 'How To' guides for Stop Losses, Trailing Stops, Guaranteed Stops etc.
  • How and where you can spread bet on the major markets
  • Real-time prices and free trading tools like Charts



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.

Spread Betting
Financial Spreads - Spread Betting IG - Spread Betting City Index - Spread Betting ETX Capital - Spread Betting
FTSE 100 daily (spread size) 0.7 1 1 1
Dow Jones daily (spread size) 1 2 1 2
EUR/USD (spread size) 0.7 1 1 2
GBP/USD (spread size) 1 2 2 3
Gold (spread size) 4 5 4 4
UK Crude Oil (spread size) 4 4 6 4
  Spread betting may also be available with other companies - notes.


Spread Betting Guides



The latest spread betting and trading articles:

Spread Betting Companies Spread Betting Companies, 26 Feb 17,
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 Offers Spread Betting Offers, 26 Feb 17,
The latest trading offers from the financial spread betting companies including the rebate schemes...see: Spread Betting Offers
Mobile Phone Spread Betting Mobile Phone Spread Betting, 26 Feb 17,
Our mobile phone spread betting guide covers the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire apps. We discuss MT4 for mobile and...see: Mobile Phone Spread Betting
Spread Betting Explained Spread Betting Explained, 26 Feb 17,
Financial spread betting solves a lot of problems and this is especially true when it comes to accessing the World markets and the simplification of tax* issues. There are some useful benefits, a key advantage is that spread betting offers...see: Spread Betting Explained
Financial Spread Betting Prices Financial Spread Betting Prices, 26 Feb 17,
Here we have live spread betting prices for the most popular forex, stock market index and commodities markets...see: Financial Spread Betting Prices
Spread Betting Trading Email Updates Spread Betting Trading Email Updates, 26 Feb 17,
Trading News is our free service that only emails you when there is something interesting to say. You'll only receive interesting trading offers, tips & analysis. You won't get...see: Spread Betting Trading Email Updates



Spread Betting Account Comparison



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

Spread Betting
Financial Spreads IG City Index ETX Capital
Candlestick Charts Candlestick Charts available with Financial Spreads? Candlestick Charts available with IG? Candlestick Charts available with City Index? Candlestick Charts available with ETX Capital?
24 Hour Trading 24 Hour Trading available with Financial Spreads? 24 Hour Trading available with IG? 24 Hour Trading available with City Index? 24 Hour Trading available with ETX Capital?
Typical Minimum Stake £1 £1 £0.50 £1
Min Account Opening Deposit £0 £0 £100 £0
Web Platform Web-based Platform available with Financial Spreads? Web-based Platform available with IG? Web-based Platform available with City Index? Web-based Platform available with ETX Capital?
iPhone App iPhone Platform available with Financial Spreads? iPhone Platform available with IG? iPhone Platform available with City Index? iPhone Platform available with ETX Capital?
iPad App iPad Platform available with Financial Spreads? iPad Platform available with IG? iPad Platform available with City Index? iPad Platform available with ETX Capital?
Android Apps Android Apps available with Financial Spreads? Android Apps available with IG? Android Apps available with City Index? Android Apps available with ETX Capital?
Stop Loss Stop Loss available with Financial Spreads? Stop Loss available with IG? Stop Loss available with City Index? Stop Loss available with ETX Capital?
Guaranteed Stops Guaranteed Stops available with Financial Spreads? Guaranteed Stops available with IG? Guaranteed Stops available with City Index? Guaranteed Stops available with ETX Capital?
Demo Account Demo Account available with Financial Spreads? Demo Account available with IG? Demo Account available with City Index? Demo Account available with ETX Capital?
Credit Account Credit Account available with Financial Spreads? Credit Account available with IG? Credit Account available with City Index? Credit Account available with ETX Capital?
FCA - Authorised and Regulated Financial Spreads Authorised and Regulated by the FCA? IG Authorised and Regulated by the FCA? City Index Authorised and Regulated by the FCA? ETX Capital Authorised and Regulated by the FCA?
  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 0.8 point for the FTSE 100 Rolling Daily and... for details see Financial 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.


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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