Spread betting markets

  • At City Index, we offer 24-hour spread betting on thousands of financial markets around the world. We offer some of the tightest spreads in the spread betting industry and our markets include shares, indices, currencies, metals, commodities, sectors, bonds, interest rates and more. 

    Indices

    Indices are the most widely traded markets in the world, with indices such as the UK 100 being one of the most popular among new traders. We offer some of the tightest spreads in the market, with 1 point on the following. Find our more about indices trading with City Index.

    • UK 100
    • Wall Street
    • France 40
    • Germany 30

    Shares

    We offer competitive spreads on thousands of shares listed across world markets, including the UK, US, Asia and Australia. Our spreads start from as low as 0.08% around the underlying market and our margins typically vary between 5% and 25%.

    We also offer Day Trade markets, a unique City Index product, which offer 50% lower margins¹ and 20% lower spreads than our standard rates on our 20 leading equities. Day Trades are specifically designed to appeal to day traders and can be traded throughout the day from 08:00 till the close of market levels at 16:28 every trading day without the possibility to rollover the trade to the next day.

    ¹Please note that lower deposit rates could allow you to increase your risk. Please see the Terms and Policies document for the terms under which the Day Trades product operates.

    Sectors

    Sector betting enables you to take a broader position on the direction of an entire sector such as oil and gas, banks or miners, without having to take a position on the performance of an individual company within the sector. Trading sectors can be a less risky way of taking a view on a market as your trade is diversified across a number of companies in the same industry. At City Index, we offer competitive spreads on more than 30 sectors including banks, miners, real estate, pharmacy and more. See our sectors markets.

    Currencies

    You can take a position on over 50 currency pairs including major, minor and exotic pairs. Our margins for GBP/USD and EUR/USD start from 1%. See our lists of currency markets or view our webinar on currency trading.

    Metals

    We offer competitive spreads on a range of precious metals. Our spreads start from just 0.4 points for gold and 2.4 points on platinum.   

    Commodities

    We offer competitive spreads on US crude oil, UK crude oil, cocoa, coffee, sugar, pork bellies, wheat, soybeans, orange juice and heating oil. Our spreads for UK and US crude oil start from 6 points. See our commodities markets. 

    Bonds

    We quote competitive spreads on a range of bond markets including US Bonds, Euro Bunds and UK Gilts. Our spreads for bonds start from just 0.03 points. Find out more about our bond markets.  

    Interest Rates

    Do you have a view on interest rates? You can take a position on the base-line rates of regions such as the UK and EU with our short-term interest-rate bets. We offer spread bets on a variety of interest rates including Euribor, Eurodollar and Short Sterling. Our spreads for Euribor, Eurodollar and Short Sterling start from just 0.03 points.    

    Options

    We offer a range of options on a number of indices, currencies and commodities markets online and UK and US equities over the phone. Learn more about our options markets.

    Still unsure about which spread betting markets are best suited for you? Call 0800 0721107 for answers or let one of our in-house sales executives give you a run-though of our various spread betting markets.

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