Spread Betting Lessons and Courses

Spread Betting Lessons and Courses

Free Spread Betting Guide and Strategies for Beginners

learn-spread-bettingSpread betting is becoming very popular nowadays.  Spread betting involves speculating on financial markets (such as the FTSE, DowJones, securities or commodities markets), and it is something you can make a lot of money out of doing.

Because of UK tax laws, spread betting is even more lucrative than ever before, and is why spread betting is growing 30% per annum in the UK.  Unlike conventional share trading, spread bettors will not be charged any tax or stamp duty on profits arising from spread betting (as long as you can prove other main sources of income).  This allows city traders to use their market knowledge and insight to make far more money in spread betting.  This can lead to up to 50% in profits.

Financial Spread Betting Course:

CourseYour ProgressYour Overall Grade
Spread Betting for Beginners 0% n/a
Module 1 Spread Betting Basics
Unit 1 What is Spread Betting?  
Unit 2 Tax Implications of Spread Betting in the UK  
Unit 3 The History of Spread Betting  
Unit 4 Comparing Spread Betting and CFDs  
Unit 5 The Pros and Cons of Spread Betting  
Module 2 Trading Online - A Step by Step Guide
Unit 1 Opening and Closing a Trade  
Unit 2 Finding a Good Entry Point  
Unit 3 Setting your Exit Points  
Unit 4 Where to Set the Stop-Loss  
Unit 5 Live Spread Betting Trade Example  
Unit 6 Live Spread Betting Trade Example 2  
Unit 7 Risk to Reward Ratio Explained  
Unit 8 Margin Requirements  
Unit 9 Preventing Margin Calls  
Unit 10 Tracking your Trades on a Trading Journal  
Module 3 The Bid-Offer Price Explained
Unit 1 What is the Bid-Offer Spread?  
Unit 2 The Spread and the Bid-Offer Price Explained  
Unit 3 The Spread Bet Price vs. the Underlying Price  
Unit 4 How Fast or Slow does the Spread Change?  
Module 4 Choosing a Spread Betting Firm
Unit 1 How to Choose a Spread Betting Firm  
Unit 2 Shopping for the Best Deals  
Unit 3 What Type of Trader are You?  
Module 5 Margin Trading Explained
Unit 1 What is Margin Trading?  
Unit 2 Leverage and Deposit Margin in Spread Betting  
Unit 3 Pros and Cons of Margin Trading  
Unit 4 Guaranteed vs. Non-Guaranteed Stop Loss  
Unit 5 Other Types of Stop Loss Orders  
Module 6 Risk and Money Management
Unit 1 Risk Management: Preserving your Capital  
Unit 2 Stop Losses  
Unit 3 Limited Risk Spread Betting Accounts  
Unit 4 What is Money Management?  
Unit 5 Controling Risks when Spread Betting  
Unit 6 Important Aspects of Money Management  
Unit 7 The Mechanics of Money Management  
Module 7 Types of Orders
Unit 1 How to Use a Stop Loss Order  
Unit 2 How to use a Trailing Stop  
Unit 3 How to Use Limit Orders  
Unit 4 Rolling Spot FX Trades  
Unit 5 Rolling Trades  
Unit 6 Rolling over your Trade  
Unit 7 How to Use Instant Execution Orders  
Unit 8 Placing Binary Bets using Spread Betting  
Module 8 Spread Betting Markets
Unit 1 Which Markets Support Spread Betting?  
Unit 2 Implementing Spread Bets on Short-term Interest Rates  
Unit 3 GBP/USD Spread Betting  
Unit 4 How to Deploy Time Constraints  
Unit 5 Spread Betting on Crude Oil  
Unit 6 Euro/USD Spread Betting  
Unit 7 Spread Betting on the S&P 500  
Unit 8 Spread Betting on Shares  
Unit 9 Spread Betting on the FTSE 100  
Unit 10 Spread Betting on Gold  
Unit 11 FTSE 250 Spread Betting  
Unit 12 Spread Betting on the Dow Jones  
Unit 13 Spread Betting on UK House Prices  
Unit 14 Spread Betting on Long-Term Bonds  
Unit 15 Commodities and Spread Betting  
Unit 16 Trading Individual Shares  
Unit 17 Executing Spread Bets on the Financial Sectors  
Unit 18 Spread Betting and Forex  
Unit 19 Speculating on Daily Futures  
Unit 20 How to Trade Indices using Spread Betting  
Module 9 Trading different Time Frames
Unit 1 Types of Trading Styles: Swing Trading vs. Day Trading  
Unit 2 Choosing a Contract Period  
Unit 3 Day Trading using Spread Betting  
Module 10 Fundamental Analysis and Spread Betting
Unit 1 Trading Economic Data Releases  
Unit 2 More Trading Ideas for News Releases  
Unit 3 Managing High Volatility and Economic Data Events  
Unit 4 Defining Fundamental Analysis  
Module 11 Spread Betting Strategies
Unit 1 Designing Spread Betting Strategies  
Unit 2 Trading With The Trend Strategy  
Unit 3 How to Develop a Breakout Strategy  
Unit 4 Short Selling using Spread Betting  
Unit 5 Selecting the Optimum Trading Strategy for You  
Unit 6 The Importance of Understanding the Markets  
Unit 7 Pyramiding-Up Strategies  
Unit 8 Money Supply Strategies  
Unit 9 Trading Strategies based on Price/Earnings Ratios  
Unit 10 Triple Witching Hours Strategy  
Unit 11 Trading Strategies Designed To Exploit Auctions  
Unit 12 Introduction to Shorting Stocks  

Follow the individual lessons and tutorials below to learn everything you need to know before you start spread betting.

Which Markets Can I Spread Bet Across?

One thing that makes spread betting so great is that most spread betting platforms will offer a range of markets, financial indices and industries to bet on.  If you are interested in the major stock markets such as the FTSE then you can bet on the different UK publicly listed businesses.  On the other hand, if you are knowledgeable in the commodities markets than you might want to speculate on the prices of coffee, sugar, crude oil or even gold and silver.

Other popular markets to spread bet on include currencies (FOREX – foreign exchange), securities, house prices and interest rates/government bonds.

How Does Spread Betting Work?


Using Fundamentals and Technical Charts for Spread Betting

Depending on your strategy, you can make money spread betting off different markets in two unique ways.

Betting on fundamentals involved researching externalities such as the economy and government policies and how they will affect certain markets and share prices.  You might even study the weather and become a learned meteorologist to study oil prices in the commodities market.  Digital Look contains a lot of free advice and information that I’ve found to be very helpful.

The other type of strategy is reading off technical charts.  All spread betting platforms will provide lots of data and candlestick charts for you to analyse and extrapolate share/market trends from. There are also number of economic journals and resources that you can use online.

Risks of Spread Betting

Spread betting platforms and financial brokers all make sure that you are fully aware of the risks of spread betting before you sign up an account.

It is recommended that you have experience and knowledge on the markets you are spread betting on before you risk any money.  This is because in spread betting the risks are much higher than ordinary fixed odds betting.  You can end up losing far more than your initial deposit on a single wager.

For example, let’s say that you deposited £50 at an online spread betting platform like Capital Spreads, and wagered £30 per point on Microsoft stock moving up starting at a bid price of 255p.  Now, if the stock drops 5 points, than you will lose 5×30 = £150.  This is £100 more than you deposited and you will need to square this balance with the platform.

Of course, in this example things could have gone the other way and you may have made £150 profit (if the stock rose to 300p), however spread betting is about risking only what you can afford and making sensible bets, managing your bankroll accordingly.

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