CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.6% 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?

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

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.

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