Why Spread bet with spread co?

We’ve been helping people spread bet for over a decade, so we
know what works best for our customers.
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Tight, Fixed Spreads

from as low as 0.8 points
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Low Margin

Trade from just £12
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Reliable Platforms

for Desktop, Tablet & Mobile
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Low Cost Financing

0% on short Index Trades
Quality Support

Quality Support

at no extra cost

WHAT IS SPREAD BETTING?

Spread betting isn’t the same as owning shares, but it lets you speculate on changes in share prices, indices, currencies and other financial assets. Unlike traditional investing, there’s no major upfront outlay, and you can still make profits if prices or values fall.

With spread betting you make a profit, or a loss, based on the price of the asset when you opened the trade, and its price when you closed the trade.

Just like traditional investing, there are two prices for a spread bet – the offer (buy) price and the bid (sell) price. The difference between the two is called the spread. At Spread Co we try to keep our spreads among the lowest in the market. This means that less of your spread betting stake is eaten up by charges.

Spread Betting Explained by SpreadCo

Is spread betting for me?

Active traders looking for tax-free profits
Shares traders looking to diversify their portfolios
People who are interested in the
markets and what affects them
Those looking to add flexibility to their
investment capital, through leverage

How do you spread bet?

When you open a spread betting position on a market, you are given a ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ price either side of the underlying market price – this is known as the spread. If you think the market will rise, you open your spread bet at the ‘buy’ price. If you think it will fall, you open at the ‘sell’ price.

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LOW COST SPREAD BETTING WITH SPREAD CO

Like all forms of investing you have to pay charges, that’s why it makes sense to trade with a company that offers competitive spread betting charges. There are four key charges you need to be aware of

Spreads – the difference between the bid and the offer price. Ours start at just 0.8 for spread bets on the FTSE 100 and US DJIA Index.
Margins – the minimum cost of a spread bet. With Spread Co it’s just £25 for the FTSE 100.
Overnight Financing – when you hold a spread bet or CFD trade overnight, we don’t charge any financing fees for short index positions, and our charges for long positions are only LIBOR +2%.
Additional Spreads on Equities – typically an additional spread is wrapped around the market spread for equities, these can be as high as 0.10%. Our wrap is as low as 0.05% for FTSE 100 equities.

ADVANTAGES OF SPREAD BETTING

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OUR TRADING PLATFORMS

At home, in the office or on the move. Spread Co’s trading platforms mean you never have to miss out on a great trading opportunity. All of our trading platforms offer advanced, interactive charting and live pricing as standard on over one thousand tradable markets.

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REMEMBER, WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO
TRADE WITH SPREAD CO

You’ll benefit from over a decade of spread betting experience, be able to access thousands of investment markets with our online service and mobile and tablet apps.
You can also keep up to date with our regular insights and call our help team when you need support.