Posts from — November 2008
Important – please note – as of 12 June 2009, this offer is no longer valid.
If you are looking to open a new spread betting account then ShortsandLongs have an interesting offer at the moment.
If you place a minimum of four trades and incur a net loss over the first 14 days of opening a ShortsandLongs account, ShortsandLongs will refund your losses up to a maximum of £100.
Accounts are subject to status. See site for full Terms and Conditions.
For more details see…Shorts and Longs.
Spread betting carries a high level of risk so you should only speculate with money you can afford to lose. Free guaranteed stop-losses are mandatory with each bet you make. So although you can lose more than your stake, you can not lose more than your total deposits. It may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you familiarise yourself with (and fully understand) the risks involved, and seek independent advice if necessary before you open an account.
Note that ShortsandLongs.com is a trading name of Spreadex Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
As you know, we are always trying to increase the number of spreads companies that we compare. I am pleased to announce we have now added Shorts and Longs to our Indices, Crude Oil, Gold, FX and Commodities pages.
For more details see Best Spread Betting Companies.
For more details on Shorts and Longs see…Shorts and Longs.
Normally the most popular spread bets are the FTSE 100, Wall St (Dow 30), Dax 30, Crude Oil, Gold etc. However it’s sometimes worth having a look at what else is on offer.
Most of the companies offer spread bets on everything from Coffee to Government Bonds to Natural Gas to…Interest Rates…
Thursday’s big Bank of England interest rate cut took many people by surprise. Clearly not one speculator.
Spreadex have reported that one Hertfordshire resident opened seven separate trades on the spread betting company’s Short Sterling Futures quotes.
The bets were on the cut being bigger than the expected 0.5%.
When the announcement of a 1.5% cut came in the client closed out his positions to make a profit of £102,480.
Spreadex spokesman Andy MacKenzie said, “Many people believe financial spread betting is limited to trading on indices, shares, commodities or currencies.
“But there are different ways speculators can use their economic expertise to try and make money and this customer’s shrewd execution of our Short Sterling prices was a perfect example of that.”
See more on >> Spreadex.
We’ve updated our Political Quotes page…good ol’ Sarah just can’t help herself…we’ve now added the audio clip of the Alaskan Governor who thinks she’s chatting with President Sarkozy.
The full 6 minutes…>> Political Quotes, Videos and Audio Clips.