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Spread Betting Markets

Read more about what spread betting is, how to trade and discover a range of tips and strategies.

One of the main advantages of spread betting is the sheer diversity of financial markets that it opens up to retail investors. At ETX Capital, there are more than 5,000 tradeable markets across forex, indices, equities, commodities and bonds.



ETX Capital offers trading on more than 50 currency pairs. Spreads from 0.6 pips are available on EURUSD, the most popular forex pair.

Some of the most traded forex pairs in spread betting:


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Indices – trade on major indices from around the world with spreads from just 1 point (0.5 points on the S&P 500). Spread betting lets you trade the cash market – daily rolling – as well as index futures.

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France 40
UK 100 spread_betting_markets_indices_italy_flag
Italy 40
Germany 30 spread_betting_markets_indices_spain_flag
Spain 35
Australia 200 spread_betting_markets_indices_sth_africa_flag
South Africa 40
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ETX Capital lets you spread bet on thousands of individual companies listed globally. You can trade on equities listed in almost two dozen countries, including the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia and South Africa.

Spreads from 0.20% available on the most liquid shares including Barclays, Lloyds, Apple, Facebook, BP, Alphabet (Google), Tesco and many more.

Find out more about equities »



Spread betting on commodities is largely focused on gold and oil, but there are many other commodities to trade, with spreads from 0.4 points on gold. Commodities are split into three main categories for spread betting:


Gold Palladium Silver
​Copper Platinum  


Brent Crude Heating Oil Natural Gas
Nymex Crude    

Soft Commodities

Corn Cocoa Wheat Oats Soybeans
Cotton Coffee Lean Hogs Orange Juice  

Soft Commodities

Corn Cocoa Wheat
Cotton Coffee Lean Hogs
Oats Soybeans
Orange Juice  

Bonds/Interest Rates

Bonds/Interest Rates

Spread bet on UK gilts, US Treasuries, German bunds, corporate bonds, short-term interest rates and differentials. Spreads on bonds start from the market price plus 1 tick.

Find out more about bonds & interest rates »



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Spread Betting vs CFDs

Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs) are leveraged-based derivative products for trading on thousands of different...


Spread Betting Markets

At ETX Capital, there are more than 5,000 tradeable markets across forex, indices, equities, commodities and bonds.


How to Spread Bet?

Spread betting lets you speculate on the future price direction of a security, such as Apple shares. If you think these will rise...


Spread Betting Overview

Join one of the UK’s leading spread betting providers to enjoy access to the world’s markets. Instant execution, powerful...


New to Spread Betting?

Spread betting is a tax-free* way for investors to trade on thousands of global markets across forex, equities, indices, commodities and bonds.


What is Spread Betting?

Spread betting is a leveraged-based derivative for trading on thousands of different financial markets.


Spread Betting Tips and Strategies

Leverage, targets, stop-losses, limit orders, margin calls - traders are always on the hunt for information.


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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting or trading CFDs with ETX. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets orCFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.