Speculate on the movement of financial instruments setting your own stake.
Smaller Capital Requirements
Use leverage to trade larger positions with smaller capital requirements.
Tax Free Profits
UK residents can take advantage of tax-free profits compared to traditional trading.
What Is Spread Betting?
Financial spread betting with ActivTrades enables traders to speculate on the movement of financial instruments, by choosing the value (stake) of each point the price moves.
- Trade on the go with your PC, Tablet or Smartphone
- MetaTrader 4 & 5 trading platforms
- Automated trading available
- Fast execution
Access The Market
Traders can spread bet on Forex, Indices, Metals, Commodities, LSE Shares and Fixed Income from a minimum stake of 10 pence and up to £100 per point.
Spread Betting Case Study
If you believe a certain financial instrument will rise in value, then you buy aiming to sell back at a higher price. Conversely, if you believe a financial instrument will suffer a fall in its price then you will open your position by selling with the aim of buying back later at a cheaper price. When opening your position you will be asked to select the stake on the trade, or value of each point the market moves.
Considering that the stake on a given trade was of £1 per point, and the market moved 10 points in your favour by the time you closed the position, your gain would have been £10.
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