What is spread betting and how does it work?
Published on: 08/10/2021 | Modified on: 14/08/2023
Spread betting is a popular form of derivative trading that lets you speculate on the price movements of financial assets, such as indices, forex, commodities, and shares, without actually owning the underlying asset. This guide to spread betting tells you all you need to know about how to spread bet.
Spread betting is margin-based, allowing traders to deposit a set percentage of the full value of a trade, and therefore offers greater exposure to the markets compared with traditional investing. Trading with margin (or leverage) also amplifies both profits and losses equally.