Spread Betting


One of the advantages of spread-betting in the UK is that profits are tax-free. Since spread betting is currently considered to be a form of gambling by HMRC, no Capital Gains Tax is due on proceeds. This means that if you win you get to keep 100% of your profits, untaxed. However, losses cannot be used to offset taxes.

Spread betting with ETX Capital


Spread betting with ETX Capital

Spread betting with ETX Capital

By selecting ETX Capital as your spread betting provider, you will receive;

  • Thousands of spread betting markets to choose from – including Indices, Currencies, Commodities and Equities.
  • ​3 Different Trading PlatformsETX TraderPro, ETX MT4 and ETX Binary – each tailored to suit a different trading style.
  • Award Winning Services
  • 2011 – Best Value for Money – Investment Trends
  • 2012 – Broker with the Best Online Charts – Money AM
  • 2013 – Best Provider of Forex Trading Tools and Software – UK Forex Awards
  • High quality customer service – Our multilingual Customer Service Team is here to answer any questions or solve any difficulties which you might be experiencing. ETX also offers a support website available in more than fifteen different languages, giving a wide range of answers to frequently asked questions.
  • An education programme – ETX runs international trading seminars, online trading webinars and extensive trading courses for clients. For more information, visit our Education page.
  • Significant security measures and FCA regulation – ETX Capital is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Client funds are secured in trust with top tier banks and kept completely separate from company money. ETX Capital is also part of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme; in the unlikely event of company bankruptcy, individual clients are entitled to up to £50,000 worth of compensation.


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Spread betting vs standard trading


Spread betting vs standard trading

Spread betting vs standard trading

Though spread betting is a form of trading, there are a number of differences between spread betting and more traditional forms of trading. We have already touched upon one of those distinctions – spread betting profits are tax free, whilst profits made from regular trading are not.​


However, there are further contrasts which serve to differentiate spread betting from other types of trading, such as the concept of leverage. Essentially, leverage, also known as margin, means that spread bettors have the ability to place large trades with an initial stake which is only a fraction of the value of the actual position. This is different to traditional trading, where the sum total of the trade equals the amount staked on the trade.​


Since the initial sum put in is smaller, if the markets move in a way which is beneficial to the trade then the profit margin can be much higher than it is in regular trading. However, if the markets move in the opposite direction, the loss-making potential is significantly greater than it is in regular trading, since with certain forms of spread bets traders can lose more than the amount they have invested, something not possible with traditional trading.

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SPREAD BETTING WITH ETX Capital

SPREAD BETTING WITH ETX Capital

SPREAD BETTING WITH ETX Capital

  • Tight Spreads - ETX Capital offers some of the tightest spreads available for Forex pairs, with a minimum spread of 0.7 on EuroDollar and 0.9 on EuroYen, Cable, AUD/USD, Dollar-Yen and USD/CHF, as well as competitive spreads for a range of other currency pairs in normal market conditions.
  • Mobile Forex Trading - With the volatile nature of the Forex markets, traders can access the ETX Capital platforms via a range of mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Trade online with ease, whether you’re at your desk or on the move.
  • FCA Authorisation and Regulation - ETX Capital is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Please visit our Client Money Protection page for a full list of the precautions taken by ETX Capital to safeguard client funds.

AWARD WINNING

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    Money AM Awards 2012 Best Online Charts

  • investments

    Investment ​Trends Award 2013 Best Value for Money

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    UK ​Forex ​Award 2013 Best Forex Trading Tool & Software

Current SPREADS & PRICES

All market data displayed has been derived by Monecor and is not in its original raw form.


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ETX Blog

What’s happened to all the volatility? Neil Wilson / Loonie, Ruble or Zloty: Which currencies are correlated with oil prices? Neil Wilson / Week ahead: Fed, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook in view while FTSE earnings season hits full speed Neil Wilson / How to install MT4 sentiments widget Neil Wilson / Technical focus: S&P 500 posts run of record highs Richard Perry / ARM Holdings & SoftBank takeover is flavour of things to come post-Brexit Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: ECB in focus as earnings season hits full speed Neil Wilson / Bank of England preview: Sterling up as FTSE holds gains Neil Wilson / Technical focus: S&P500 closes within reach of record high Richard Perry / Technical Focus: EURGBP reaches 3-year high Richard Perry / Week Ahead: Bank of England in first post-Brexit meeting Neil Wilson / Could Italy’s troubled banks be a bigger risk to markets than Brexit? Neil Wilson / Technical Focus: Post-Brexit euro, sterling and DAX analysis Richard Perry / FTSE weighting masks diverging stocks Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: Brexit talks dominate before non-farm payrolls Neil Wilson / Brexit: Why are certain stocks falling? Neil Wilson / Brexit: 7 immediate effects on markets Neil Wilson / Brexit: FTSE stocks winners and losers after vote Leave Neil Wilson / Brexit: Sterling drops to 30-year low as markets slump Neil Wilson / FX volatility: the most volatile currency pairs Neil Wilson / Technical Focus: Brexit sentiment shift directs sterling price action Richard Perry / The Day After Brexit: The 7 things that might happen in the markets Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: Brexit Vote Special Neil Wilson / Technical Focus: Brexit drives pound, FTSE price action Richard Perry / EU Referendum: 6 signs of Brexit-inspired market stress Neil Wilson / Technical Focus: Brexit market special Richard Perry / EU Referendum: Which stocks will be worst hit by Brexit? Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: Will the Fed hike with the Brexit vote looming? Neil Wilson / Technical focus: EU Referendum hits EURGBP Richard Perry / EU Referendum: Sterling volatility at post-crisis highs on Brexit nerves Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: Brexit vote eyed, commodity currencies in view Neil Wilson / Brexit and the Fed – trading GBPUSD Neil Wilson / Week Ahead: Brexit vote looms over UK PMIs with OPEC, ECB and US non-farm payrolls in view Neil Wilson / Spread betting technical analysis round-up: two charts you need to see Richard Perry / Are these the 3 biggest Brexit trades? Neil Wilson / Brexit: Which companies are for and against? Neil Wilson / Brexit: What the Scottish referendum tells us about trading the pound Neil Wilson / Technical analysis roundup: Two must-read charts Richard Perry, MSTA / Week Ahead: Eurozone PMIs and US GDP on tap Neil Wilson / ETX Capital’s Periodic Table of Trading Daniel Sugarman / Spread betting technical analysis: The must-read charts to start your week Richard Perry / Technical Analysis Roundup: 3 must-read charts Richard Perry / Five ways Brexit may change the UK economy Neil Wilson / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday May 16th – Friday May 20th Neil Wilson / Brexit: Trading the pound amid the forecasts Neil Wilson / Spread betting preview: Bank of England Super Thursday Neil Wilson / Spread betting technical analysis: 3 must-read charts to start your week Richard Perry / Technical Analysis News: Euro-dollar, Nymex crude and Dow Jones in focus Richard Perry / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday May 9th – Friday May 13th 2016 Daniel Sugarman / Week in review: Centrica slumps, Alibaba jumps Neil Wilson / UK PMIs: Brexit doubts weigh on UK growth Neil Wilson / Commodity outlook: Oil brushes off Doha meeting fail Neil Wilson / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday 2nd May – Friday 6th May 2016 Daniel Sugarman / 3 of the Most Significant Mergers of All Time Daniel Sugarman / Enhance your spread betting with Trading Central Neil Wilson / Apple and Twitter revenues rattle investors Neil Wilson / Brexit: Sterling volatility high before June referendum Neil Wilson / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital : Monday April 25th – Friday April 29th 2016 Daniel Sugarman / Spread betting: Five events for your trading calendar April 25-29 Neil Wilson / ECB meeting preview: Is helicopter money on the table? Neil Wilson / Gold – Recent Trends and Future Possibilities Daniel Sugarman / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday April 18th – Friday April 22nd 2016 Daniel Sugarman / Can Twitter affect stock prices? Neil Wilson / Spread Betting: Five events for your trading calendar Neil Wilson / ETX Capital’s New Trader Sentiment Mapper Has Arrived Daniel Sugarman / Bank of England preview: Price growth and productivity puzzles Neil Wilson / Beware the bond villains Neil Wilson / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday 11th April – Friday 15th April 2016 Daniel Sugarman / Spread betting: Five key events for your trading calendar Neil Wilson / The Commodities Crisis Hitting the World’s Largest Mining Companies Daniel Sugarman / The Week Ahead with ETX Capital: Monday April 4th – Friday April 8th Daniel Sugarman / Easter 2016 Trading Times Matthew Piggin / Easter Bank Holiday Trading Hours Matthew Piggin / The Stock Exchange Merger Daniel Sugarman / FX Market Review: What Action Have Global Currency Markets Seen Since the Start of 2016? 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