|Markets||Min Spread||Margin||Trading hours|
|UK 100†||1 pt||From 0.5%||Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks|
|Germany 30†||1 pt||From 0.5%||Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks|
|Wall Street||1.6 pts||From 0.5%||Sunday 11pm – Friday 9:15pm with breaks|
|EUR/USD||1 pip||From 0.5%||Sunday 10pm – Friday 10pm|
|EUR/GBP||1.3 pips||From 0.5%||Sunday 10pm – Friday 10pm|
|†1 point spreads available on the UK 100, Germany 30, France 40 and Australia 200 during market hours on daily funded trades & daily future spread bets and CFDs (excluding futures).|
|Benefits||Spread Betting||CFD Trading|
|No stamp duty
According to current UK tax law
|No capital gains tax
According to current UK tax law
|Go long OR short|
|Trade on margin|
|Advanced risk management tools|
|Superior charting tools|
Available on specified markets
|Access to global markets|
|Trade via web desktop and mobile|
|Dividend payments & deductions|
In Share Dealing you are buying the physical shares in a company. You invest with the expectation that their value will increase and you can sell them when you want, ideally for a profit.
With Spread Betting and CFD Trading you never actually own the physical share. Instead, you are simply speculating on whether the price of an underlying instrument, such as a share, currency, index or commodity will rise or fall. How far the price goes in the direction you predict will determine the amount of gains you make, and how far it goes against you, will determine your level of losses.
A feature of Spread Betting and CFD Trading is that it allows you to use what's known as geared or margin trading. This can also be referred to as leveraged trading. This means you can trade with a deposit, rather than having to pay the entire value of your position upfront. This gives you the potential for larger gains with a smaller capital outlay (freeing up capital for elsewhere). However, this is part of what makes Spread Betting and CFD Trading a higher risk than Share Dealing as, if the trade goes against you, you could potentially lose far more than your initial deposit.
Before placing any trades you need a plan. You need to have established where to enter a trade, take a profit or cut a loss. Whether you are placing short positions as a hedge to protect against falls in your existing portfolio, or speculating on intraday price movements, we provide all the tools you need to manage your trades.
By setting a stop loss and limit order you can pre-set where you will cut a loss or take a profit. We also offer guaranteed stops in certain markets, trailing stops and OCOs on our trading platforms. Our advanced charting features let you place trades and manage orders directly from our charts and we also offer a range of trading tools to support every kind of investor.
We have a wealth of free, on-demand education resources suited to you, whether you are an absolute beginner or a more advanced trader. Take your time to understand both Spread Betting and CFDs to decide which works best for you. If you have any queries and want to speak to us we are here to help.
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|Tight Spreads||0.1% Equity Commission||Low Margins||Flexible Trade Sizes|
|1pt fixed spreads on major FX pairs and indices in hours; tight variable spreads out of hours
Fixed spreads are available on major FX pairs during London trading hours between 8.00am GMT and 6.30pm GMT.
|Trade the UK's leading companies, plus US and Asian stocks on 0.1% commission.||Flexible leverage up to 200:1 on FX and indices. Margins from just 4% on equities.||Spread bet from 50p per point, micro lots in FX, and low minimum CFD trade sizes.|
Speculate on price movements of shares, indices, forex, metals and more. Trade thousands of financial markets including equities, indices, commodities, FX, rates and bonds with flexible leverage up to 200:1. Find opportunities in the world's largest financial market 24 hours a day, five days a week. Advanced platforms, professional analysis tools, expert analyst insights and consistently tight spreads.Open a Spread Betting, CFD and Forex Account Open a Two-Week Demo Account
Our services include products that are traded on margin and carry a risk that you can lose more than your initial deposit. The products may not be suitable for everyone - please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.
Spread betting and CFD trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.
SharePrice Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital UK Limited whose head and registered office is Park House, Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB. GAIN Capital UK Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK FRN 113942 for details visit www.fca.org.uk. Registered in England and Wales No: 1761813. Vat no: 524837435.
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