Easy access to global equity markets with spread betting and contracts for difference.
Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) are tax efficient, flexible ways to trade thousands of global equities.
At Spread Co you can trade around one thousand global equities with very tight spreads and low margins. Spreads are typically the market spread plus 0.075% per side, one of the lowest you’ll find. Many of our competitors will charge you 0.1%.
How it works
When you trade equities with Spread Co you’re speculating that the price of a company’s share will move up or down. If you think a share price is overvalued and likely to fall, you can decide to go short and buy it back at a lower price later, for a profit.
You can trade from as little as £1 a point using a spread bet or trade from only one CFD contract, so you can trade small sizes if you want to.
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.