Trade Equities, Indices, Currencies and Commodities

With a Spread Co account you can trade on a wide range of global markets – from major indices and global equities, to currencies and commodities, such as crude oil and precious metals. They’re all available through our feature-rich mobile, iPad and web trading platforms.

You can find information about all of the markets Spread Co gives you access to on the following pages. This includes spread size, notional trading requirements and quoting hours. If you have any questions about our range of markets, and can’t find these answers here, just get in touch with our Client Services team.

Indices

Access the world’s major indices, such as the UK, US, Japan and Germany.

Our spreads start from as low as 0.8* for spread betting on the UK100 (FTSE 100) and US30 (DJIA Index) during market hours. Margins start at £25 on UK100, with a minimum stake size of £1.

With Spread Co you can speculate on the world’s most popular stock indices which track a basket of the biggest companies from around the globe.

The UK100 includes corporations such as Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC, Vodafone and Tesco, while the US30 includes world-beating giants such as Apple, Coca-Cola and Walt Disney.

Commodities

Commodity trading, like gold and silver, and US Crude Oil futures, can help you diversify your portfolio.

Get access to commodity markets, with competitive margins – from £80 on Spot Gold for spread bets, and tight spreads from just 2.5 points for Spot Silver.

Currencies

Tap in to the world’s largest trading market – estimated at around $4 trillion every day.

Choose from 40 currency pairs with fixed spreads from 0.8* on EURUSD. Trade 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Equities

Trade around one thousand global equities, with tight spreads and low margins.

Unlike buying shares, you can make a profit from equity trades when the price of shares is rising and falling. It’s the flexible, tax-efficient way to trade global markets.

Spread Betting vs CFDs

Spread betting and Contracts for Difference (CFDs) work in a very similar way, but there are important differences when it comes to tax on your gains. The table gives you a broad description of these differences.

Learn more about spread betting and CFDs.

Key DifferencesSpread BettingCFDs
Tax on gains1No capital gains tax on any profitsCapital gains tax liability on profits
Offset losses***You can’t offset and losses against gains made elsewhereAny losses can be offset against other gains for Capital Gains Tax

Why Trade with Spread Co?

We understand financial markets, and we know exactly what our customers want. That’s why we offer:

1Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and tax laws can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.