"Spread betting is a derivative strategy, where participants do not actually own the underlying

asset they bet on, such as a share or commodity. Rather, they simply speculate on the fact if the

asset's price will rise or fall, using the prices offered to them by a broker.

Simply explaining the concept



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Type of traders that choose spread betting

Many different types of trader choose spread betting for all or part of their trading

needs. Let’s look at a few examples of traders:




Has an interest in

financial markets and

the factors that cause

price movements.

Wants to judge the

markets without a

large initial cost or

long-term commitment.

Day trader


A very active trader

taking several new

positions a day, some

lasting as short as a

few minutes. Tries to

profit from many

small market moves

and so benefits from

the low cost of spread

betting and the speed

of trading in and out.




Targets a sizeable

profit per trade

planned over whole

quarters. Not after

quick returns and

happy to run

positions at a

short-term loss for a

successful long-term

outcome. Chooses

spread betting to

maximize returns on

investment capital by

trading on margin.



Uses spread betting

to hedge an existing

portfolio of physical

shares or other

assets. The variety of

markets available for

spread betting gives

enough opportunity

to diversify.

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