Spread Betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading Spread Betting and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how Spread Betting and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money

ETF trading

Spread betting and CFDs let you speculate on ETF’s and benefit from their rising or falling prices. This means that you don’t have to directly own the asset but instead you can take a buy or a sell position depending on whether the ETF’s value will rise or fall.

What is an ETF?

An exchange-traded funds (ETF) are a type of investment funds that can include various assets, stocks, and futures.

ETFs are exchange-traded products that can be purchased and sold on stock exchanges. An ETF can be traded at any moment, unlike other forms of investment.

ETFs can easily be traded and transferred on the stock exchange throughout the day. The price of an ETF will vary depending on which market it is in.

Keep in mind that the value and income from investments can fluctuate. This means that you might get less back than what you initially invested.

Specific index such as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ

Leveraged ETFs Designed for leverage to increase returns

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How they Work

ETFs can offer exposure to a range of asset classes, such as fixed income or equities.

• Following the performance of a market indicator, such as the FTSE 100 and the S&P 500
• Following the performance of smart beta indexes, such as S&P 500 Growth or MSCI Eurozone

Types of ETFs

  • Index ETFs – Designed for tracking a specific index such as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ
  • Fixed Income ETFs – These ETFs are designed to give exposure to almost every type of bond, including US Treasury, corporate, municipal and international bonds, as well as high-yield, and many other types.
  • ETFs by sector and industry – These ETFs are designed to give exposure to a specific industry such as oil, pharmaceuticals or high-tech.
  • Commodity ETFs –  These ETFs are designed to track the price for a commodity such as gold, oil or corn.
  • Style ETFs – These ETFs are designed to track a specific investment style or market capitalization focus such as large-cap growth or large-cap value
  • ETFs for foreign markets – Designed in order to track non-US market such as Japan’s Nikkei index or Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index
  • Inverse ETFs – These ETFs are designed to make money from the decline in an index or underlying market.
  • Leveraged ETFs –  Designed for leverage to increase returns
  • ETFs that are actively managed –  Designed not to track an index but to outperform it, unlike many ETFs.
  • ETNs (Exchange-traded Notes) – These are debt securities that have been backed by the creditworthiness and financial strength of the issuing bank. They were created to allow access to liquid markets, but they also generate very little capital gains taxes.
  • Other investment ETFs – Innovative structures such as ETFs that let investors trade volatility or gain exposure for a specific investment strategy such as covered call writing or currency carry
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Advantages of spread betting and CFDs on ETF trading

ETFs (exchange traded funds) are a popular investment choice for many reasons.

Profit when prices fall or rise - you will only make money if the share price goes up when you own shares in a company. Spread betting and CFDs allow you to speculate on the possibility that a company's share prices will fall or rise.

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

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