Spread Betting on Shares

Join City Index and go long or short on company Shares like Barclays, Amazon and Apple.

Trade on our award-winning Spread Betting Platform with tight spreads across thousands of Shares.

  • Spreads from 0.1% on UK Shares
  • Spread Bet on 4500+ global Shares
  • Best Spread Betting Platform 2017 by ADVFN

Spread Betting: Shares Options

We offer a large range of Share Options over the phone. Please call our Options desk on 0845 355 0801 for pricing.

Why Spread Bet on Shares?

Spread Betting is a popular way to trade Shares. City Index offers a choice of 4500+ global Shares from companies listed in US, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong stock exchanges.

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No commission on Spread Betting
Ability to trade on falling market prices
Spreads from 0.1% on FTSE 100 stocks
Choice of Daily Funded Trades (DFT), Futures and Options
From 4% margin on UK stocks and 5% margin on US stocks
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to pay on any profits
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Shares DFTs vs Futures

City Index offers two popular ways to Spread Bet Shares: Daily Funded Trades (DFTs) and Futures.

Shares DFTs

Ideal for
Shorter-term trading

Spreads
From 0.1% spreads (0.2% round trip)

Expiry dates
None

Financing charge
Incurs a finance charge for positions held overnight

Dividend adjustments
A dividend adjustment may be applicable to shares

Profit and loss
P&L crystallised only when positions are closed or partially closed

Trading
Cash Shares labelled as DFT in the platform

Shares Futures

Ideal for
Longer-term trading

Spreads
Wider spreads than DFT Indices

Expiry dates
Fixed monthly/quarterly expiry date

Financing charge
No overnight financing charge applied as contained within price

Position rollover
Positions may be rolled over to next month/quarter

Profit and loss
P&L realised when trade closed or expiry date

Trading
Trades can be closed before expiry

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Customisable charts

16 chart types with 80+ indicators designed to help you perform technical analysis

Award-winning platform

Our powerful technology is designed to suit you, whatever your level of trading expertise

Actionable trade ideas

Our research portal highlights trade ideas using fundamental and technical analysis

Trade anytime, anywhere

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Why City Index?

With over 1 million trades processed every month, here's why our clients choose
City Index
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Over 30 years' experience in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Risk management tools to help protect your positions
Trade on multiple platforms and devices
Actionable buy/sell trade ideas from our research portal
Fast, easy payments and secure withdrawals
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