IG Index Review – the first UK spread betting firm and the still the market leader in terms of size. Whilst individual shares are not as popular with spread bettors as a whole stock market index like the UK’s FTSE 100, the German DAX 30 or the US Dow Jones, there is still regular interest in the bigger global companies. As well as the risks that come with any spread betting, there are a number of positives and one of those is the ability to take a position on individual companies listed on stock exchanges across the world. UK Spread Betting. When trading in the UK many people will want the key benefits of spread betting and well as UK facing companies. The trading platform is also unusual because, as well as offering the normal commodities futures markets that you will find offered on most other websites, you can spread bet on daily (cash) commodity markets. Below you will find both… Financial Spreads are now offering some of the tightest spreads in the…
However, ETX Capital are unusual in that they have minimum stakes sizes of 50p per point, the industry standard is £1 per point. Individual commodities market guides – we have created guides for the popular metals and energies markets like gold, silver, Brent crude oil and US crude oil. Like other companies on the LCG platform, e.g. Capital Spreads, they offer spread betting and CFDs on about 2,500 markets, iPhone trading and 24 hour markets. Stock market homepage – here we have a price comparison for the most popular stock markets, worked financial spread betting examples and a look at where you can spread bet and where you can practice trading. Stock Market Opening and Closing Times – a quick guide to the opening and closing times for the major stock markets and where you can trade when the stock market is closed. Individual stock index guides – we have 20 guides covering the world’s major stock indices like the FTSE 100, DAX 30, Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100. We also take a look at other European indices as well as the Indian and Chinese stock markets. Spreadex Review – another firm that has been around for a long time, they have been trading since 2000. As well as offering the normal markets a seasoned trader might expect from their provider, Spreadex is one of the few places you can trade a broad range of UK small caps.
We also take a quick look at IPO grey markets and other ‘Specials’ like the Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) spread betting market. For a full comparison that covers the main stock market indices, forex, commodities and treasuries markets, see our spread betting companies page where we also have the most recent comments from our users and editors. We need to see a recovery back above $1.2320 to stabilise and a return to the recent highs near $1.2500. We need to see a move back above $1.3980 to stabilise. USDJPY – while below the ¥ 108.30 area the bias remains for a move back to the recent lows at ¥ 105.50, and the ¥ 105.00 area. EURUSD – sliding towards the $1.2160 area, a break below this level could well precipitate further losses towards $1.2080 initially and a retest of the $1.2000 area. Live charts – here investors can check live charts for hundreds of UK and US shares as well as many other leading global stocks. Live prices and charts – here you can check the live prices and charts for 11 different commodities futures. In addition to looking at the markets on the platform, most of the reviews have video guides and live/indicative prices from the relevant firm.
Live prices and charts – including prices for 24 hour markets and a chart for the movements in over 50 currency pairs. Individual forex market guides – over 40 individual foreign currency trading guides from euro/sterling to dollar/yen. They also offer 24hr trading and advanced charts. Financial Spreads Review – not to be confused with Finspreads below, Financial Spreads offer both spread betting and CFD trading. City Index Review – one of the oldest spread betting providers, City Index launched in 1983. They were the first spread betting firm to launch an iPhone app. For the Dow and S&P 500 we’ve seen the first monthly loss since last March last year, breaking a ten month winning streak. Recent data hasn’t been particularly supportive of a strengthening economy, and if the trend seen in the last few weeks is any guide, Q1 GDP is likely to come in fairly weak. Economic data away from the US has also been showing signs of plateauing a little, with data out of Japan and China earlier this week also on the weak side, which brings us into March and the latest survey data drop from the manufacturing sector and the latest PMI’s for February.