What is spread betting?

Spread betting is an exciting and tax free* way to benefit from the moving financial markets. You can speculate on whether you think the market will move up or down across a broad range of global instruments on the ETX Capital platforms.

Spread betting is a leveraged product so it gives you more flexibility than traditional share trading, which can make it more affordable, however leverage also means there is more risk attached than other options.

* Tax laws are subject to change & depend on individual circumstances.

How to spread bet

Spread betting is pretty straightforward. If you think a market is set to rise you 'buy' at the top end of our quote (the offer price), or if you think the market will fall you 'sell' at the bottom of our quote (the bid price).

You can choose how much you want to bet per point movement and the more you bet per point the higher your leverage. There is a range of risk management tools available which you can use to limit losses or lock in profits.

Award winning service

ETX Capital is the provider that gives you more: tight spreads, extensive education and nearly 50 years of trading experience.

ETX Capital has been voted by Investment Trends (2011) as the broker providing the best value for money, as the broker with the best online charts by MoneyAM (2012) and the best provider of forex trading tools and software at the UK Forex Awards (2013).

Join 25,000 traders by choosing to trade with ETX Capital.

Multiple platforms to trade with

Choose the trading platform that’s right for you. We provide four platforms to suit all types of spread bettors, including MetaTrader 4, ETX TraderPro, a fully customisable web based platform, and ETX Binary, for those who want to trade binary options.

Thousands of markets at competitive spreads

Spread bet on thousands of markets, including indices, currency pairs, shares, commodities and options. Trade EUR/USD from 0.7 points, UK100, Wall Street and Germany 30 indices from 1 point and many more.

Like to know more?

Would you like to know more about financial spread betting, or about our services? Visit our ‘what is spread betting’ page for more information, or submit your question to our customer service team via our helpdesk.