But be aware that financial spread betting carries a high level of risk to your capital and you can lose more than your initial deposit, so you should ensure spread betting meets your investment objectives.
* Tax law is subject to change or may differ if you pay tax in a jurisdiction outside the UK.
With an InterTrader account you also get:
MetaTrader 4: MT4 is one of the most popular trading terminals, it combines sophisticated analytics and trading tools with a simple interface. It was independently developed as an integrated forex trading platform. Through InterTrader you can use MT4 to trade forex, stock market indices, commodities and treasuries.
24 Hour Trading: the dealing desk operates 24 hours a day for major markets like the FTSE 100, EUR/USD, crude oil and gold (Monday - Friday).
Dealing spreads may be wider in out-of-hours trading, however, this added flexibility offers you the ability to get both in-and-out of positions as the markets change throughout the day and night. You no longer need to wait for the opening bell.
Live Squawk: the text and audio commentary lets clients stay in touch with market headlines throughout the day. Users can also access research and video summaries through the Live Squawk service.
Technical Analysis and Trading Signals: daily analysis covers target levels, and stop levels, for a wide range of stock market indices, commodities, forex, shares and treasuries markets.
Heatmaps: colour-coded-at-a-glance guides to market hotspots.
Low Margins: the spread betting company offers consistently low margin rates and this provides you with a trading advantage. Low margins allow you to commit less capital for each position you take.
As an example, you can place a £1 per point FTSE 100 Rolling Daily spread bet with an initial deposit of just £30. Deposits start from just 3% for FTSE 100 shares and from 5% for FTSE 250 and US shares.
Trailing Stops & Guaranteed Stops: investors can apply trailing stops to all markets. A trailing stop is an order that is designed to limit your risk whilst helping to lock in your potential profits.
There is no fee to use a trailing stop, however, they are a form of stop-loss and stop-loss orders are not guaranteed.
For a small premium users can opt to add Guaranteed Stops to their trades in order to protect them from any market ‘gaps’.
£5,000 InterTrader Offer
Open an InterTrader account and make a deposit. As a 'Welcome Bonus' InterTrader will top up your first deposit by 10%. The maximum Welcome Bonus is £5,000.
For example, if your first deposit is £500 then InterTrader will add £50 to your account. If your first deposit is £50,000 then InterTrader will add the maximum Welcome Bonus of £5,000 to your account.
To withdraw the bonus you must place trades with total stake(s) that are at least double the Welcome Bonus. Equity trades do not count towards the total stakes.
The minimum qualifying deposit is £500. Retail traders only. Offer ends 30 June 2013.
Spread betting and CFD trading both carry a high level of risk and you can lose more than your initial deposit, therefore you should make sure spread betting and CFD trading meet your trading objectives.
InterTrader is a trading name of London Capital Group which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 182110. Registered address; 2nd Floor, 6 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4AB.
InterTrader - TradeBack
InterTrader run a cash loyalty programme called TradeBack. They will give you a rebate at the end of every month based on the volume of your trading.
As long as you have paid combined spread fees during the month of over £500, regardless of how much you have earned from your trading, you will receive an automatic rebate on your trading costs.
The rebate rises from 5% to 10% of your trading costs, depending on volume. See InterTrader.com for full details of how spread fees are calculated and terms and conditions.
InterTrader Mobile Trading
InterTrader offer free apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android based smartphones. Using these applications investors can:
Trade thousands of spread betting markets
Access live charts
Use a range of trading orders
Review their account
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Like spread betting, CFD trading is leveraged, so an investor does not buy the physical shares / take a stake in the underlying market, and they do not put up the full value of the shares that they are trading.
With CFDs the main trading costs are normally the commission and the spread (the difference between the sell and buy price). Naturally, this means it costs more to trade with brokers that have wide spreads and high commission levels.
The CFD service is commission-free and they also offer some of the tightest spreads in the market place. E.g. the spread on FTSE 100 shares is 0.05% per side of the underlying market.
With InterTrader, investors trading CFDs can also benefit from:
No stamp duty*
Trading an exact quantity of shares or lot sizes
Low minimum margin rates
Note that the leverage with CFD trading means that whilst your profits are amplified, your losses are also amplified. Therefore, like spread betting, CFD trading carries a high level of risk to your capital and it is possible to lose more than your initial investment.
As you can expect with most financial spread betting companies, the charts come with:
Different displays e.g. candlestick charts and line charts
Tools for adding features e.g. Fibonacci arcs, time zones and fans
Numerous intervals e.g. by the tick, 1 minute, 5 minute, 10 minute, 30 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour, 1 day, 1 week etc.
The InterTrader charts are useful though because they also come with more advanced features like:
Customisable Indicators e.g. BackTesting and Optimisation functions
Important pre-set overlays e.g. Moving Averages, Ichimoku Clouds, Envelopes, Bollinger Bands etc.
Over 30 indicator charts e.g. MACD, Historical Volatility, Chaikin Money Flow, Forecast Oscillator, Volume Index, Range Indicator, Commodity Channel Index etc.
Customisable alerts i.e. email alerts which trigger when your chosen market reaches a pre-determined level
Sample InterTrader Chart:
InterTrader.com is part of the bwin.party family. bwin.party is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker BPTY and is a FTSE 250 company.
InterTrader.com is a trading name of London Capital Group Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Your funds are ring-fenced i.e. any funds that are either deposited and/or are the result of trading profits, are held in a segregated client money account in accordance with the FSA's client money rules.
According to the InterTrader website, they are "committed to giving you the tools to profit from market moves and the resources to become a more informed trader. With low margin rates and tight spreads, you can make the most of your capital in the global markets".
The following video gives an overview of the InterTrader platform.
Video Guide to Trading on the InterTrader Platform
This video guide walks you through placing trades and creating orders on the platform.
Financial spread trading and CFD trading both carry a high level of risk to your capital with the possibility of losing more than your initial investment. These products may not be suitable for all investors, and are only intended for people over 18. Please ensure that you are fully aware of the risks involved and, if necessary, seek independent financial advice.
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Risk Warning: Spread betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and you may lose more than your initial investment. Spread betting and CFD trading may not be suitable for all investors. Only speculate with money that you can afford to lose. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent financial advice where necessary.
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* Tax law is subject to change or may differ if you pay tax in a jurisdiction other than the UK.