Try our demo account. We offer prices on over financial products globally, including indices, shares, currencies, commodities and treasuries. When you spread bet, you don't physically buy the instrument on which you are taking a position. You instead speculate on whether you expect prices to rise or fall. Instead, you take a position based on whether you expect the price of that product to rise or fall.
However, tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and tax laws are subject to change. Margined trading allows you to do more with your capital — you can open more or bigger positions than you would be able to if you had to fund the full value of the position. A stop-loss order may help you manage your exposure by setting a price level beyond which you are not prepared to risk any more of your capital on a position.
When used effectively, a stop-loss order should automatically close your position if the price of the relevant product moves against you and reaches the price level where you wish to exit that position. Other risk-management features include trailing stop-loss orders and take-profit orders. Spread betting can be a cost-efficient way to speculate on new markets. We offer prices on thousands of shares, plus currencies, indices, commodities and treasuries from across the globe.
View our full range of spread betting markets. Spread betting is exempt from many of the costs that you face when you trade shares with a stock broker. For example, there is no commission, stamp duty or capital gains tax to pay. As a company, we are remunerated through the spread we offer on each product. Learn more about spreads. You can spread bet on a huge number of forex pairs 24 hours a day, from Sunday evening through to Friday night.
We also offer many indices, commodities and treasuries which are almost tradable around the clock, bar a short break. For example, the UK is available to trade between 1am on Mondays and 9pm on Fridays, apart from two breaks between 9.
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