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Single Stocks

You can have access to thousands of shares both on the UK and International exchanges with ODL Markets. Also the advantages of spread betting on shares are becoming increasingly apparent. Here are a few examples: Trade on leverage: buying shares through a traditional broker requires you to put up the full value, or 100% of the equity deal. Most providers More...

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Margin Trading
By Robert On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Margins

Spread betting offers considerable advantages over share trading for active and experienced investors. Traditional share trading requires one to purchase shares on a per unit basis. In other words if you were considering More...

Margin Call
By Robert On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Orders Aware Margining and Margin Calls

Many traders use a lot of leverage, and so run the risk of losing more money than they have in their account. If this happens, your account can have a negative balance, often called a “debit balance”. In this More...

By Andy On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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A spread betting example

The best way to explain the key components of a spread bet is through a worked example. It’s the 4th Feb and the UK 100 June is trading at 6712. The official contract expiration is 20th June (please see market More...

By Andy On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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The Advantages and the Risks

The Advantages of Spread Betting Financial spread betting can be highly lucrative and is an ideal trading style for anyone looking to expand their trading portfolio into a wider range of financial instruments without More...

By Andy On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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What is Financial Spread Betting?

Spread betting (sometimes referred to as spread trading) is a way of trading the financial markets without ever having to purchase stocks or shares. Traditional investment in shares involved calling up your stock More...

By Marcus Holland On Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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Technical Analysis: Indicator Tools

Now that we understand some of the critical features of price movements that can be seen in technical analysis (rallies from support levels, declines from resistance levels, uptrends, downtrends, and breakouts), More...

By Marcus Holland On Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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Forms of Analysis: Technical Analysis vs. Fundamental Analysis

  Now that we have an understanding of the driving elements of market prices, we must now look at the various ways experienced spread betting traders assess market conditions and make forecasts with respect to More...

By Marcus Holland On Sunday, November 18th, 2012
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Fundamental Analysis: Retail Sales, Manufacturing and Employment Data

In the previous tutorial, we looked at some of the broadest economic data reports and in this section we will center the focus and outline some of the economic reports that are used to get a smaller scale sense More...

By Marcus Holland On Friday, November 16th, 2012
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Trading Psychology in the Spread Betting Markets

By Richard Cox Successful trading in the financial spread betting markets requires an ability to accurately forecast future price movements, buying assets before they increase in value or selling assets before they More...