There are many good reasons why you should consider spread betting as part of your investment process including:
Why Spread Bet
- Tax Free Investments*. Unlike buying shares, spread betting is currently a tax free option, that means:
- No Income Tax
- No Capital Gains Tax
- No Stamp Duty
- A wide range of markets. You can trade on many different financial markets including shares, stock market indices, forex, commodities, interest rates, bonds etc. If your strength is your knowledge of the FTSE 100 or the gold markets, then spread betting will allow you to stick to the markets you know
- Buying and Selling - pread betting offers a two way price. Naturally you can bet on a market or share to increase in value. However, you can also bet on shares and markets to go down in value (ie Selling or Going Short)
- No commissions - unlike a shares brokerage you don't have to pay a commission to the operator for every trade you make
- Online or phone - you can place your bets online or via the phone
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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.
'Why Spread Bet' by DB, updated 07-May-13
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