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What is spread betting?
Spread betting is a tax-free^ way to trade on the price movements of thousands of global instruments. With spread betting, you don’t buy or sell the underlying physical share you wish to trade. Please note, tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can be subject to change.
Instead, you take a position on whether you think the price of an instrument will rise or fall. You make a profit or loss based on whether or not your prediction was correct. Remember, profits and losses are relative to the full value of your position.
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Why spread bet shares?
How to spread bet shares
Choose the instrument you wish to trade
You can spread bet on thousands of stocks and shares, including Barclays, Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
Decide whether you want to buy or sell
Go long (buy) or short (sell) depending on whether you expect prices to rise or fall.
Choose your trade size
Your profit or loss depends on the number of points the trade moves for or against you, multiplied by your stake size.
Place and monitor your trade
Consider placing a stop-loss or guaranteed stop-loss order before confirming your trade. Monitor your position and close out whenever you want.
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Value for money
Competitive spreads and low margins
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^Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.