CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 61.4% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

FOREX Trading

Profit by speculating on currency movements

With Spread Co you can speculate on the movement of currencies – betting that the exchange rate between two currencies rises or falls − to make a profit.

When trading Forex with Spread Co, you’ll enjoy:

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How does FOREX trading work?

Forex is all about ‘buying’ and ‘selling’ quantities of different currencies. For example, if you place a trade by selling EURUSD, then you are selling euros while buying dollars. You would do this if you think the euro is overvalued compared to the dollar and expect the euro to fall or the dollar to rise in value. If either of these things happen; you make a profit.

38 currency pairs to choose from

We offer extremely tight spreads on 38 global currency pairs − tradable on our platforms 24 hours a day. Our spreads start from 0.8 pips for EURUSD on spread betting accounts. We also offer tight 1 pip spreads on GBPUSD, EURGBP, AUDUSD and USDJPY.

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Advantages over share dealing

Trading this way has two key advantages over traditional share dealing:

Profit when prices rise or fall – when you buy shares in a company, you’ll only profit when the share price rises. With spread betting and CFDs you can speculate that a company’s share price may fall as well as rise.

Lower capital investment – spread betting and CFD margins are typically 5%, so you can leverage your capital up to 20 times. This means you only have to tie up a fraction of what you normally have to when you buy shares.

View our market information for further details on our spreads and margin requirements. Take a look at a spread betting or CFD example.