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Spread Betting - SVK Markets - Trade with Confidence

Spread Betting

Spread betting is a tax-free alternative to conventional trading that enables you speculate on rising as well as falling market prices.

Spread betting is a derivatives product that allows you to trade on the price movements of thousands of financial markets including indices, shares, currencies, commodities and more.

An initial deposit (also known as margin requirement) is needed to open a spread bet trade. For example Apple or Lloyds shares is just 5%. So a position worth £10,000 would require a deposit of just £500.

Our range of trading platforms and Apps for iPhone™, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones enable you to instantly react to market prices at any time of the day – even when you’re on the move.

Spread Betting Features

1Any profit you make is tax-free*
All profits made in spread betting are exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. This automatically saves you from losing a large percentage of your profits. As spread betting is a derivatives product, it’s also exempt from UK stamp duty. (Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.)
2You can trade 24 hours a day
We know it’s important for you to be able to access your account and trade whenever you want, wherever you are, particularly when market prices are moving quickly. So, we give you unrestricted access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And that’s not all: we run a number of our markets 24 hours a day; including major indices such as the UK 100 and Wall Street, which means you can still spread bet when the underlying markets are closed.
3Use leverage to maximise your profits
As a leveraged product, when you spread bet you only need to deposit a small percentage of the full value of your position - this is known as margin. This means that the potential for profits, or losses, from your initial capital outlay is significantly higher than with traditional trading. Our margins factors for currencies start from just 0.5%, depending on the market you’re trading. See our range of markets section, or see the market information within our range of desktop, mobile or tablet trading platforms for further details
4Ability to go long or short
Spread betting is one of the few forms of financial trading that enables you to profit from falling market prices. So you can gain exposure to market movements regardless of the direction in which the markets are moving. For example, if you think the markets are going to rise, you go long on the price (buy). Your profits will rise in line with any increase in that price (and your losses will increase in line with any fall in price). If, on the other hand, you think the markets will fall you go short on the price (sell). Your profits will rise in line with any fall on that price (and your losses will increase with any rise in price).
5Trade on a huge range of markets
With spread betting, you can not only take a position on thousands of individual shares, indices and currencies around the world, but also place trades on commodities, bonds and interest rates. Discover our range of spread bet markets. Indices, such as the UK 100, are some of the most widely traded markets in the world and are a great place to start if you’re new to trading.

Spread Betting vs Shares Dealing

Spread betting provides an alternative to traditional shares trading because, while there are similarities between the two, spread betting has exciting additional features:

  • Tax-free profits* - No Capital Gains Tax to pay on your profits and spread betting is also free from Stamp Duty
  • No commission fees to pay – spread betting is free from commission
  • Leveraged trading – speculate on share prices with just a fraction of the total trade value
  • Take advantage of falling share prices
  • Instant access to over 10,000 markets at any time – access UK, EU, US, Asian shares and many more asset classes

Feature

Spread betting

Shares dealing

Free from Capital Gains Tax* - no CGT to pay on your trading profits

Yes

 

Free from Stamp Duty*

Yes

 

No commission - spread bets are free from commission

Yes

 

Ability to go long - buy and take advantage of rising prices

Yes

Yes

Ability to go short - sell and take advantage of falling prices

Yes

 

Ability to hedge - go short and mitigate against potential losses in your shares portfolio

Yes

 

Leveraged trading - gain a large exposure for a fraction of the value

Yes

 

Immediate dealing - instant trading both in and out of a market

Yes

Yes

Access to other asset classes - such as indices, FX, etc

Yes

 

Access to global shares - trade over 10,000 different shares from around the world

Yes

Yes

Receive dividend and interest adjustments

Yes

Yes

Physical ownership - benefits include the ability to attend AGMs

 

Yes

Apply for an account to start trading