Putting it all together
Now that you have an understanding of the essentials on spread betting, you can start by putting this into practice. There are a few more points you should consider though before dipping your toes in the water.
It makes sense to get to know your markets and how they trade. Each market has its own personality and with experience you should be able to recognise the characteristics of your chosen market.
Learning to recognise opportunities is important but equally and if not more important is understanding the pitfalls of trading and also your own personality. You will also need to ascertain whether you are trading for the short term or for a longer time period.
In spread betting you can essentially make use of two types of contracts for both time frames; rolling bets and futures.