Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 66% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Platform guides

Browse a wide range of trading tools, charting features and order types that are available on our Next Generation web-based trading platform​ with our video platform guides.

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How to trade

Our award-winning online trading platform, Next Generation, comes with a wide range of technical indicators, execution and order types and exclusive live account features to get you started with trading.

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How to spread bet

Learn how to spread bet on our award-winning trading platform to make the most of our trading tools and features. Watch our spread betting tutorial here.

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How to start trading

Discover how to start trading on our award-winning Next Generation platform*, using our technical and fundamental features and tools. Start trading.

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How to trade CFDs

This CFD video tutorial explains how to trade CFDs on our award-winning platform, Next Generation. Explore our multitude of platform features and tools.

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Open a trading account

Follow the simple steps to open a trading account and start trading on 11,000 financial markets.

Order execution

ORDER EXECUTION

Stop-loss orders

Using stop-loss orders when trading capital in a volatile market helps to manage risks. Learn what a stop-loss order is and where and how to set a stop-loss.

ORDER EXECUTION

Trailing stop-loss

A trailing stop-loss order is an effective risk-management tool. Find out how to place a trailing-stop order and how it differs from a regular stop-loss.

ORDER EXECUTION

Guaranteed stop-loss (GSLO)

GSLOs are similar to regular stop-loss orders, except that they guarantee to close out your trade at a specified price for a premium fee.

ORDER EXECUTION

One-click trading

What is one click trading? Discover everything you need to know about one-click trading in fast-paced markets with our spread betting and CFD tutorials.

ORDER EXECUTION

Price ladder

Price ladder trading allows you to spread bet and trade CFDs in larger sizes with just a single transaction. Learn about price laddering on our platform.

ORDER EXECUTION

Limit orders

Learn about what a limit order is, along with the difference between buy and sell limit orders. Discover how to set limit orders on our trading platform.

ORDER EXECUTION

Market orders

A market order is an order type that allows a trader to buy or sell trades at the prevailing price. Learn how to place market orders when trading.

Charting

CHARTING

Chart types

We offer a number of different trading chart types on our award-winning trading platform. Learn how to read trading charts for technical analysis.

CHARTING

Different chart timeframes

Trade on the financial markets with a wide range of chart timeframes. Learn how to trade daily, one-hour, 30-minute and one-minute timeframes.

CHARTING

Module linking

When you link together two or more modules on our trading platform, changing the instrument in 1 will automatically update all the others.

Platform features

PLATFORM FEATURES

Trading forum

Our exclusive online trading forum allows you to share tips and strategies and practise copy trading within a social community. Register for a live account.

PLATFORM FEATURES

Trade and price alerts

Find out how to activate trading alerts on our customisable platform, including economic news, execution orders and price alerts for the financial markets.

PLATFORM FEATURES

Watchlists

Watchlists are a way for you to keep track of changing prices for stocks, forex and other financial instruments. Learn how to create a stock watchlist.

PLATFORM FEATURES

Hot products

Learn more about our trading platform feature which displays an hourly updated list of 'Hot Products' whose trade volume has seen significant movement.

PLATFORM FEATURES

Risers and fallers

Risers and fallers are financial instruments that have seen large changes in price action throughout the trading day. Learn how to trade risers and fallers.

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Technical tools

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Chart pattern scanner

Our pattern recognition software helps you to automatically spot trading patterns and potential opportunities within the financial markets.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Client sentiment indicator

Our client sentiment indicator helps traders to identify general market sentiment towards a wide range of asset classes. Learn how to use the tool here.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Trendlines

Trendlines in technical analysis help to define uptrends and downtrends on a price chart. Learn about trendline analysis with examples from our platform.

Fundamental tools

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Market calendar

Learn how to use our market calendar, which displays global economic data releases, potential market impact, countdowns and economic alerts.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Morningstar equity reports

Morningstar quantitative equity research reports are available across most of our global CFD share products. Access them directly from our platform.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Reuters news

Our Thomson Reuters news feed displays real-time information about the financial markets, from stocks to forex and commodities to indices.

Account

ACCOUNT

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Looking for a secure trading account? Learn how to set up the 2FA security measure on your account, to prevent anyone else from using your account.

ACCOUNT

Corporate actions

Corporate actions are events that have an effect on stocks and their shareholders. Learn how corporate actions can impact your spread bet and CFD positions.

MT4

We also host the internationally-recognised trading platform, MetaTrader 4 (MT4). This platform allows for automated trading strategies with the help of Expert Advisors (EAs), where users can create, customise and download indicators.

MT4

Getting started with MT4

Download, install and log in to the MetaTrader 4 platform on Mac or PC. Competitive spreads and automated trading on CFDs. Download and start trading today.

MT4

MT4 indicators and add-ons

Enhance your trading experience on the MetaTrader 4 platform with key insights from a large range of free indicators and add-ons that you can download and install for free.

MT4

Next Generation vs MT4

Compare our award-winning Next Generation platform features to MetaTrader 4: choose the best trading platform for you and tailor it for your individual trading needs.

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How to create MT4 indicators

MetaTrader 4 is one of the most popular online trading platforms in the world. Learn how to create an MT4 indicator online to perfect your trading strategy.

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