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.

Indices trading

Indices trading with tight, fixed spreads

Our spreads start from as low as 0.8 for spread betting on the UK100 (FTSE 100) and US30 (DJIA Index) during market hours. Our spreads are fixed, no matter what happens – even when there’s a major event that affects stock markets around the world. So you can trade with confidence as you’ll always know the cost to open or close a position. Trade with Spread Co and enjoy:

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What are indices?

An Index is a theoretical portfolio of securities that might include the shares of companies of a particular size, in the same geographic area, or in the same industry sector For example, the FTSE 100 comprises the top 100 UK companies measured by market capitalisation (the price of their shares multiplied by the number of shares in circulation).

The relative market capitalisation of a company determines their weighting within the UK100. For example, 1% change in the price of Royal Dutch Shell will impact the UK100 more than a 1% change in Tullow Oil as Shell has a larger market capitalisation.

Index trading with spread co

Access to trade on the leading global indices including:

To give our clients even greater flexibility, we offer daily rolling contracts and futures contracts on our indices.

 
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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.