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The Benefits of Spread Betting

Spread betting is a way for you to trade the global financial markets, but one that takes only a fraction of the collateral it would normally cost you to buy actual shares in a company, index, commodity or currency. What is spread betting? For the uninitiated, this is how spread betting works. A spread betting company, for example Spreadex, would offer a two-way spread with a bid and an offer price based around the live market price. You can then place a spread bet to go ‘long’ (‘buy’) if you think your chosen instrument is going to go up over a certain time...

Surfing the Markets: What to Make of FSB

Financial Spread Betting is a difficult animal to pin down. It is a kind of living, breathing oxymoron. It is recreationally professional, playfully serious and seriously playful all at the same time. Just what are we to make of FSB? FSB, as offered by an increasing number of dedicated online providers, typically allows users to stake a position against any given stock, currency or index anywhere in the world. For example, the betfair organisation promises its account holders access to more than 3,800 markets worldwide. The binary nature of trades may not be particularly complex, but breadth of choice is undeniably...

Spread Betting Provider Emphasises Importance of ‘Trading Edge’

Find your 'trading edge' for maximum long-term profit Trading the financial markets is all about profit, whilst understanding the risks involved with trading – and one independent spread betting provider is encouraging all traders to have a coherent, tried and tested 'trading edge', or risk losing out on profits. Core Spreads is a spread betting provider cutting straight to the core of trading, and their team of specialists are urging all users to find and optimise their trading edge – or risk losing out on all-important profits. A trading edge can be described as a set of specific conditions or rules that...

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...