How spread betting works
When you spread bet, you do not buy an actual share or futures contract. Instead you make a bet as to which way you think your chosen market will move. You are betting per penny or point movement in the underlying market, and the amount you wish to bet is your stake, which can be as little as £1 per point.
In this video we explain how spread betting works, and how you can use spread betting to trade shares, indices, forex, commodities and more. For more information see our Spread Betting section.