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City Index Product Comparisons

Over the past few months we've kicked the tyres and prodded around under of the hood of Spread Betting and CFD provider, City Index. We've taken a look at some of their recent promo campaigns - including their efforts to turn celebrities into traders (and to make a little wonga for their charity of choice into the bargain) - as well as having taken a bit of a squiz at what sets City Index apart from other financial spread betting and CFD platforms. In the third part (of this three part series), we're getting down to the nuts and bolts of things,...

City Index Review

Having more than one spread betting or CFD account at your disposal makes good investment sense. It's not just individual spreads that differ between providers, often market coverage (for AIM shares in particular) and margin requirements, vary dramatically for a share from provider to provider, so it's well worth doing a little homework before hitting the buy or sell button with a particular provider. Today I'll be taking a little look at the City Index platform. I won't delve too deeply into the fundamentals of their platform, rather I'll look at some of the aspects that may differentiate it from other top...

A Guide To Online Shares Trading

With share markets booming once again online shares trading is back in vogue. But this time many people are choosing to use financial derivative such as CFDs and spread betting to trade shares. Below we will look at how these financial derivatives allow you to trade shares and how they compare to traditional share trading. Using Financial Derivatives To Trade Shares With traditional share trading you purchase shares and then sell them for a profit when they increase in price. In comparison, with CFDs and spread bets the value derives from the underlying share. You do not actually purchase this share itself. For...