Learn Spread Betting

Our learning section gives you all the information you need to start trading Spread Bets with confidence. From understanding leverage to Spread Betting examples, risk management tips and more.

Basic Information

  • What is Spread Betting?

    Spread Betting is a tax-free* financial derivate which allows traders to speculate on the price movement of financial markets.

    With spread betting, as a trader you never actually own the underlying asset but are instead trying to predict whether your chosen market’s price will either rise or fall. If you are correct, this will result in a profit and if you are incorrect this will result in a loss.

    If you predict that the value of a product will rise, you would open a long position (Buy) alternatively; if you predict that the value of a product will fall, you would open a short position (Sell).

    *Under current tax law, spread betting is not subject to capital gains tax, however, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax treatment may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

  • How does Spread Betting work?
  • What is the spread?
  • What is holding cost?
  • What is margin or leverage?
  • Advantages of Spread Betting
  • Understanding what can affect price movements
  • Example of Spread Bets
  • Risks of Spread betting

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