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Spread Betting

How do I get trading ideas and what analysis techniques should I use?

Answer ...

Spread betting companies give you the ability to trade on a wide variety of markets and products. From currencies, stock market indices, individual shares and more.

When you begin, think about what you are interested in or feel comfortable trading. You may prefer to trade UK companies as you may already be familiar with some of them. Alternatively, you may follow economic news and as a result, you may want to trade the foreign exchange market.

We recommended you start with a few product or markets and really get to know them well. Once you’ve done that, consider expanding the markets you cover so that you eventually you have a diversified set of trading positions.

Tradefair Trading Ideas

The Tradefair video to the right gives a good introduction into how to get trading ideas.

Once you know what you want to trade, you have to devise an investment process so that you have a clear idea of when to enter and exit trading positions.

As spread betting is usually short term, most traders rely mainly on technical analysis. See our technical analysis section under share trading for more information on how this works. It is also worthwhile to read over the fundamental analysis section for longer term traders.

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