3 Reasons to Spread Bet

  1. 1
    Spread betting profits are exempt from UK Capital Gains tax* & UK Stamp Duty
  2. 2
    Trade in an amount that suits you & manage your account with our range of risk management tools
  3. 3
    Access 1000s of markets, including EUR/USD, Wall Street 30, UK 100, Brent Crude & Gold

At Core Spreads you can trade a huge range of markets, across all asset classes, from one single trading account giving you the ability to centralise your trading activity. Being in control of your own trading from our easy to use platform, without having to instruct an intermediary to act on your behalf, is a big advantage for the thousands of spread betters who choose to use this method to access the financial markets.

There are no commission or fees on closed trades; the costs are transparent. Spread betting companies make their profit from the spread between the buying and selling prices. Therefore, it is important to trade with a company who offers low fixed spreads, giving you the best opportunity to maximise the returns from your trading.

You can also trade in a size that suits your risk appetite, something that isn’t possible when using other financial products.

Of course there are also risks involved.

But don’t fear risk, understand it

Financial spread betting does offer opportunities to make profits, but it does come with risks. Understanding the risks involved in spread betting, and developing suitable strategies with which to mitigate them is essential if you are to become successful. As with so many things in life, if you don’t appreciate the risks involved, you increase the chances of being unsuccessful.

3 risks

  1. 1
    Leverage:  Financial spread bets are leveraged products. This means you have the opportunity to make both profits and losses, although these can no longer fall below your initial deposit. As a trader, you need to assess your risk appetite and consider using our Risk Management tools to protect yourself if the markets move against you.
  2. 2
    Market Volatility: Some markets fluctuate more widely than others and this price volatility can change very quickly, especially over economic announcements or important breaking news. It is important to research and understand the possible volatility of a market before you trade so that you can select the correct stake that matches your risk appetite.
  3. 3
    Gapping Risk: Gapping is a movement in the price of a market where no trade occurs. This could be caused by anything that changes the price of a market, unanticipated profits warning, a natural disaster or a major political event. A gapping event is normally more common when a market re-opens but it can, and does, occur when the markets are actively trading. It is important to understand that a gap in the market can adversely affect your trades and your capital and to select a trading stake that minimises this risk.

Core Spreads

Core Spreads is financial trading as it should be. No noise – just tight spreads on thousands of markets.

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