CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Spread Betting on ETFs

Trade it as a share, cover a whole sector

What Is Spread Betting on ETFs?

Spread betting on ETFs allows UK residents to trade the price of a bundle of companies from the same sector.

An ETF, or exchange-traded fund, is a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets like an index fund. When the underlying index increases in value, the value of the ETF increases too. They allow you to balance the risk profile of an investment as each ETF includes an array of different companies within a particular sector. They are suitable to be traded long or short-term.

Trade an entire sector

Energy Energy

Select Sector SPDR Fund

Financial

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

Health Care

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund

Industrial

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund

Technology

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund

Real Estate

iShares U.S
Real Estate ETF

A Tax-free way to trade the markets

Trade a variety of ETFs on the US stock exchanges with transparent pricing.

Enjoy Spread beting on ETFs with no commission. Use the world-renowned trading platform, MetaTrader 5, available on desktop and mobile.

No commissions, just spreads

Go short or long

Small capital requirements

What would you like to spread bet?

Please find below the maximum leverages for retail customers under ESMA regulation

Shares & ETFs Max Leverage 1:5 Margin 20% Close-out Level 50%

Please find below the maximum leverages for Professional customers

Spread Betting ETFs

Symbol Shares Margin according to position (lots)
ACWI.US-SB 0-800 lots 800-8,200 lots >8,200 lots  
15% 20% 25%  
EEM.US-SB 0-1,400 lots 1,400-13,600 lots 13,600-27,200 lots >27,200 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
EFA.US-SB 0-900 lots 900-8,800 lots 8,800-17,600 lots >17,600 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
EWJ.US-SB 0-1,000 lots 1,000-10,300 lots 10,300-20,600 lots >20,600 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
HYG.US-SB 0-700 lots 700-7,000 lots 7,000-14,000 lots >14,000 lots
5% 10% 20% 25%
IBB.US-SB 0-500 lots 500-5,100 lots 5,100-10,200 lots >10,200 lots
5% 10% 20% 25%
IJR.US-SB 0-700 lots 700-6,900 lots 6,900-13,700 lots >13,700 lots
5% 10% 20% 25%
IYR.US-SB 0-700 lots 700-7,400 lots 7,400-14,700 lots >14,700 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
MUB.US-SB 0-600 lots 600-5,500 lots >5,500 lots  
15% 20% 25%  
TIP.US-SB 0-500 lots 500-5,400 lots >5,400 lots  
10% 20% 25%  
XLE.US-SB 0-800 lots 800-8,000 lots 8,000-16,000 lots >16,000 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLF.US-SB 0-2,100 lots 2,100-21,200 lots 21,200-42,400 lots >42,400 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLI.US-SB 0-800 lots 800-7,900 lots 7,900-15,800 lots >15,800 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLK.US-SB 0-800 lots 800-8,100 lots 8,100-16,300 lots >16,300 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLP.US-SB 0-1,100 lots 1,100-11,200 lots 11,200-22,500 lots >22,500 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLU.US-SB 0-1,100 lots 1,100-11,300 lots 11,300-22,600 lots >22,600 lots
5% 10% 20% 25%
XLV.US-SB 0-700 lots 700-6,700 lots 6,700-13,300 lots >13,300 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
XLY.US-SB 0-500 lots 500-5,300 lots 5,300-10,600 lots >10,600 lots
2% 5% 15% 20%
GDX.US-SB 0-2,900 lots 2,900-29,000 lots 29,000-57,900 lots >57,900 lots
5% 10% 20% 25%
VT.US-SB 0-800 lots 800-7,900 lots >7,900 lots  
15% 20% 25%  

Close-out level for Professional account clients is set at 30%

Please find below the Used Margin thresholds for Professional customers with ActivTrader platform. If the used margin in client’s accounts exceeds the thresholds set below, the respective coefficient will be applied to the leverage for each of the trading instruments, for the part of the position exceeding the threshold itself.

Used Margin GBP Coefficient
130k – 260k 0.5
>260k 0.25

Example:

A client with Spread betting account and leverage 1:400 has Long position for 3050 lots EURUSD (at
price 1.2000).

Margin requirement for this position is 126 000 GBP

  • 60 000 GBP for the first 2000 lots with 1:400 leverage
  • 60 000 GBP for the next 1000 lots with 1:200 leverage
  • 6 000 GBP for the final 50 lots with 1:100 leverage

The next trade Buy 100 lots EURUSD will consume 20 001 GBP margin

  • 4 000 GBP for the first 33.33 lots – bringing the Used margin to 130 000 GBP
  • 16 001 GBP for the next 66.67 lots – leverage 1:50 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:100 leverage)

A client can have positions in different instruments that again bring the used margin above the thresholds
specified.

A client with Spread betting account and leverage 1:400 has Long position for 2250 lots Ger30Sb1218
(at price 11000) and Short position in GOLD for 560 lots (at price 1250).

Total used margin is 127 500 GBP

  • 27 500 GBP for Long position for the first 1000 lots in Ger30Sb1218 at 1:400 leverage
  • 55 000 GBP for Long position for the next 1000 lots in Ger30Sb1218 at 1:200 leverage
  • 27 500 GBP for Long position for the final 250 lots in Ger30Sb1218 at 1:100 leverage
  • 17 500 GBP Short position in GOLD for 560 lots at 1:400 leverage

The next trade Buy 100 lots EURUSD (at price 1.20) will consume 3 500 GBP margin

  • 2 500 GBP for the first 833 lots at leverage 1:400 – bringing the Used margin to 130 000 GBP
  • 1 000 GBP for the next 16.67 lots – leverage 1:200 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:400 leverage)

If a client has more than 1 account, the Used margin thresholds are reduced proportionately to the number of
accounts. Thus a client with 2 accounts in EUR will have Used margin GBP threshold for each of the accounts reduced
by half.

ActivTrader Platform will display the exact margin requirement for each position that clients intend to open.

Please find below the maximum leverages for retail customers under ESMA regulation

Shares & ETFs Max Leverage 1:5 Margin 20% Close-out Level 50%
Code Shares Minimum Point Value Tick Value Margin 1 (*) Margin 2 (*) Can Go Short?
ACWI.US-sb iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 30% 50% Yes
EEM.US-sb iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
EFA.US-sb iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
EWJ.US-sb iShares MSCI Japan ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
HYG.US-sb iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 10% 30% Yes
IBB.US-sb iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 10% 30% Yes
IJR.US-sb iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 10% 30% Yes
IYR.US-sb iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
MUB.US-sb iShares National Muni Bond ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 30% 50% No
TIP.US-sb iShares TIPS Bond ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 20% 40% Yes
XLE.US-sb Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLF.US-sb Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLI.US-sb Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLK.US-sb Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLP.US-sb Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLU.US-sb Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 10% 30% Yes
XLV.US-sb Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
XLY.US-sb Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 5% 15% Yes
GDX.US-sb VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 10% 30% Yes
VT.US-sb Vanguard Total World Stock ETF 1 GBP 0.001 GBP 30% 50% Yes
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