Types of spread bets

  • Different spread betting markets suit different trading styles…

    … what type of spread bettor are you?

     

    What kind of spread bet trader are you? Whether you’re a day trader or a long-term investor, we’ve created a range of different markets to help minimise your dealing costs and maximise your trading potential.  

    Take a look at our table to see which type of trader you are and what markets might suit you... 

    Day Spread
    Bet Trader

     

    Short-Term Spread Bet Trader

     

    Medium-Term Spread Bet Trader

     

    Long-Term Spread Bet Trader

     
    Trades multiple positions during the day

    Typical trades last between minutes and hours

    Looks to profit from small market moves


    Bases trades on technical levels and market news
    Trades few positions through the week


    Typical trades last from 1 day to 1 week


    Looks to profit from market moves of 1% to 5%

    Bases trades on technical levels and market news
    Takes only a few positions throughout the month

    Trades typically last between 2 weeks to a month

    Looks to profit from market moves of 5% to 10%

    Bases trades on both technical levels and fundamental analysis

    Takes a few positions throughout the quarter


    Trades typically last between 1 and 2 quarters

    Looks to profit from market moves of 10% or more

    Bases trades on both technical levels and fundamental analysis
    Markets traded:
    Day Trade Bets, Daily Funded Trades
    Markets traded:
    Daily Funded Trades, Monthly Futures Bets
    Markets traded:
    Monthly Futures Bets, Quarterly Futures Bets
    Markets traded:
    Monthly Futures Bets, Quarterly Futures Bets

     

    Day Trade Spread Bets

    • Available to top 20 UK equity markets only
    • Trades expire end of day
    • No rollover available
    • No overnight risk
    • Trades can be closed before expiry

     

    Daily Funded Trades

    • Available across most markets
    • Offers tight spreads
    • Incurs small overnight finance charge
    • Dividends appear as separate debits/credits
    • Positions do not close and re-open each evening (“roll”)
    • P&L crystallised only when positions are closed or partially closed

     

    Monthly Futures Spread Bets

    • Wider spreads
    • No overnight finance charge applied
    • Fixed monthly expiry date
    • Positions can be rolled to next month near expiry
    • Trades can be closed before expiry   

     

     Quarterly Futures Spread Bets

    • Widest spreads
    • No overnight finance charge applied
    • Fixed quarterly expiry date
    • Positions can be rolled to next quarter near expiry
    • Trades can be closed before expiry

     

    Still need more spread betting information?

    See our glossary section for information on common financial trading terms and trading definitions or call our Sales team on 0800 0721107 with your questions.

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