Vince Stanzione and I’m the UKs best known
Financial Spread Trader and author of the first and bestselling course, Making Money
From Financial Spread Trading which I first wrote back in 1997.
Financial Spread betting – also known as Financial Spread Trading – has seen massive growth over
the last decade in the UK and is a flexible and tax-efficient way to back anything from
shares, currencies, commodities, Bonds, stock indices and even house prices.
Financial spread betting lets you gain exposure to the performance of key markets, without
having to put up the full value of the transaction – that’s because you’re trading on margin.
So you can profit from market moves while only putting forward a margin deposit as collateral
– this can be as low as 5% of the contract value. Think of it like a mortgage on a house
where you only put up a deposit. And because your transaction is a bet, your
profits are free from UK capital gains tax and income tax, and trades on individual shares
are free from stamp duty. Those outside the UK may also be able to Spread Bet but the
same tax advantages don’t apply. A similar product called a Contract for difference or
C F D is available to you in most parts of Europe, Australia, South Africa and Singapore.
One of the major advantages of financial spread betting over conventional share trading is
that it’s just as easy to go short as it is to go long. In other words, you can profit
even when a particular market is falling – you simply open a SELL/DOWN bet rather than a
BUY/UP bet. Other methods of shorting shares are often expensive and not easily available
to smaller private traders. Financial Spread betting can be used to trade
from less than one minute up to 12 months and can be used to cover a range of different
investment strategies. For instance, you could use spread bets to hedge the value of your
existing holdings, hedge against a currency exchange movement or to speculate on market
volatility. You’ve also got the flexibility to respond
quickly to any changes in market conditions as most Financial Spread Betting companies
are open 24 hours a day. Financial Spread Betting companies have been at the forefront
of technology and it’s now possible to trade on a mobile device like a blackberry or ipad.
As the popularity of Financial Spread Betting has grown so have the number of Financial
Spread Betting Brokers – as traders this is good news as the competition has lead to better
products, lower spreads and smaller bet sizes. Another advantage is the ability to trade
in your base currency, for instance sterling, even though the market may be traded in US
Dollars – for example Gold or Oil – this means you don’t have to worry about exchange rates.
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