Spread Betting and CFD Trading

Why us?

As well as tight spreads and low margins, across thousands of instruments, we have:

  • Award-winning online trading software for desktop, web and mobile
  • Advanced trading tools free with your account – see our tiered account packages (terms apply)
  • Deal and manage orders through our advanced charts
  • Full suite of risk management tools to support your trading
  • Express Account Opening for our sharedealing customers (click Add Account on the platform)
  • Comprehensive range of research tools and technical insights

Switch to us for one-to-one support and some of the best rates on the market.

Why us for Spread Betting and CFDs?

CFDs and Spread Betting explained


Unlike share dealing, Financial Spread Betting and CFDs let you potentially profit from falling as well as rising prices. Get clear on the small but important differences between them and find out how they can support your CFD and Spread Betting strategies.

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Spread Betting and CFDs explained

Video - our video guides will explain what is CFD Trading and Spread Betting as well as introduce you to Forex and Technical Analysis. Or you can download our comprehensive guides that explain a wide range of subjects including trading volatility, technical indicators and CFD trading compared to share dealing.

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Online seminars - watch our free, live and on-demand seminars to learn more about our trading platforms, and the range of markets, technical analysis and trading strategies available.

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Market Data

Name Price Chg %Chg
FTSE 100 6298.92 168.94 2.76%
Dow Jones IA 16764 291.63 1.77%
NASDAQ 4328.9652 61.52 1.44%
DAX 30 9814.79 261.72 2.74%
CAC 40 4616.9 158.02 3.54%
Name Price Chg %Chg
GBP/USD 1.51 47/51 -0.00 -0.24%
GBP/EUR 1.35 46/49 0.00 0.11%
EUR/USD 1.1 18/83 -0.00 -0.35%
USD/CHF 0.975 96/07 0.01 0.52%
USD/JPY 120.4 53/59 0.47 0.39%
GBP/JPY 182. 43/.5 0.22 0.12%
Name Price Chg %Chg
Gold $/oz 1135.1 -1.71 -0.15%
Silver $/oz 15.62 0.43 2.79%
Platinum $/oz 913 5.50 0.60%
Palladium $/oz 689 -8.00 -1.14%
Brent $/bbl 46.04 -1.24 -2.62%
WTI $/bbl 44.4 -1.15 -2.52%
All data up to 20 minutes delayed

Trading on Web and Desktop

Trade on our professional web-based interface or download our powerful desktop application for a trading environment you can tailor to suit your needs.

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Mobile Trading

Trade whenever and wherever you are with our mobile apps.

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Trading Tools

Whatever type of trader you are, we have the tools you need to support your CFD and Spread Betting Strategies


Trading Central - receive Trading Ideas via email and access our powerful Technical Analysis web portal to research your ideas – free to all account holders

Autochartist - helps you automatically detect chart patterns you might have missed.

Autochartist Trade Ideas - identifies potential Forex trades for you to make.

Recognia Technical Insight - identify possible entry and exit points for trades, and more, with Fundamental and Technical Insights.

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What you can trade

You get global access to global markets, you can trade in the following markets:

  • Equities
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Bonds
  • Interest rates
  • Forex
  • Inflation

See our MIS page for the full range of tradable instruments and our charges in full.

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Risk Warning: 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.

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Client accounts are fully segregated from the firm’s money by GAIN Capital – FOREX.com UK Ltd. Interactive Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital – FOREX.com UK Ltd. Both Interactive Investor and GAIN Capital – FOREX.com UK Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Spread betting analysis

Thu, 16th April 2015 - 12:18

This month, Richard Beddard gives the thumbs up to Rolls-Royce, but believes ARM needs to quadruple its profits to justify its valuation.

Thu, 2nd April 2015 - 10:42

With just one month to go of our six-month seasonal trade, both consistent and aggressive portfolios are beating the benchmark.

Fri, 19th September 2014 - 17:00

In this week's best of the boards, Interactive Investor takes a look at what its users have been saying on the discussion boards.

Interactive Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital - FOREX.com UK Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA No. 190864.