Spread Betting and CFD Trading

spread betting, CFDs and forex

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Our services include products that are traded on margin and carry a risk that you can lose more than your initial deposit. The products may not be suitable for everyone - please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

equities, FX, commodities and indices

  • Access 12,000 global markets - including new equity and sector trades
  • Tight spread on FX majors and 1 point spreads on indices (during market hours)
  • Low 4% margin on FTSE listed shares
  • Multi-platform access via your desktop, smartphone and tablet
  • Intuitive new platform suite suitable for beginner to professionals
  • Spread bet and CFDs trading from one platform

consistently tight spreads and low financing rates

Markets Min Spread Margin Trading hours
UK 100† 1 pt From 0.5% Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks
Germany 30† 1 pt From 0.5% Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks
Wall Street 1.6 pts From 0.5% Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks
EUR/USD 0.5 pip From 0.5% Sunday 10pm – Friday 10pm
EUR/GBP 0.8 pips From 0.5% Sunday 10pm – Friday 10pm
†1 point spreads available on the UK 100, Germany 30, France 40 and Australia 200 during market hours on daily funded trades & daily future spread bets and CFDs (excluding futures).

spread betting, CFDs and FX trading available

Speculate on price movements of shares, indices, forex, metals and more. Trade thousands of financial markets including equities, indices, commodities, FX, rates and bonds with flexible leverage up to 200:1. Find opportunities in the world's largest financial market 24 hours a day, five days a week. Advanced platforms, professional analysis tools, expert analyst insights and consistently tight spreads.

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spread betting versus CFDs

Benefits Spread Betting CFD Trading
No stamp duty
According to current UK tax law
No capital gains tax
According to current UK tax law
Go long OR short
Trade on margin
Advanced risk management tools
Superior charting tools
24-hour trading
Available on specified markets
Access to global markets
Trade via web desktop and mobile
Dividend payments & deductions

mobile apps

Trade whenever and wherever you are with our fantastic mobile apps via your iPhone, Android, iPad and Android Tablet.
  • Check the latest prices and market movements instantly
  • Comprehensive live streaming charting package
  • Deal through charts functionality on tablets
  • Price improvement technology and an advanced deal ticket with in-built margin calculator

desktop trading

Interactive Investor Trader Pro is a downloadable platform which delivers a whole new level of trading functionality, plus specialist features for advanced traders.
  • Auto-trading – choose from hundreds of pre-built algorithms and strategies
  • Advanced and comprehensive charting package with hundreds of technical indicators
  • Code your own trading systems in the Development Studio
  • Improved connection strength and execution speeds

what is spread betting and CFD trading?

Trading Contract For Differences (CFDs) and financial spread betting lets you speculate on whether an investment's price will rise or fall. You can trade global shares, currencies, indices and commodities. When spread betting, the amount you bet for each point of price movement is your stake. When trading with CFDs, you buy or sell a number of units or a monetary amount of CFDs in an investment, similar to trading equities, except you do not own the underlying asset.

advanced features

Before placing any trades you need a plan. You need to have established where to enter a trade, take a profit or cut a loss. Whether you are placing short positions as a hedge to protect against falls in your existing portfolio, or speculating on intraday price movements, we provide all the tools you need to manage your trades.

By setting a stop loss and limit order you can pre-set where you will cut a loss or take a profit. We also offer guaranteed stops in certain markets, trailing stops and OCOs on our trading platforms. Our advanced charting features let you place trades and manage orders directly from our charts and we also offer a range of trading tools to support every kind of investor.

range of markets

Indices: 100+ | Shares: 1,000+ | Forex: 100+ | Metals: 50+ | Commodities: 150+ | Bonds: 230+ | Interest Rates: 230+ | Options: 230+

risk warning, forms and documents

Our services include products that are traded on margin and carry a risk that you can lose more than your initial deposit. The products may not be suitable for everyone - please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

Spread betting and CFD trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

Interactive Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital UK Limited whose head and registered office is Park House, Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB. GAIN Capital UK Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK FRN 113942 for details visit www.fca.org.uk. Registered in England and Wales No: 1761813. Vat no: 524837435.

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