Spreading the Wealth: Can Anyone Spread Bet On The Financial Markets?

Financial spread betting has a reputation for being a bit of a rollercoaster ride for those with no aversion to risk. While this might accurately describe a subset of spread bettors, it does not define the breed, and there are those who take a more measured approach, often with a lot more success.

Understanding margins and deposits in CFD trading and spread betting

Margins and deposits, what are they and are they different?  Well, it can sound confusing but when trading CFDs or spread bets your chosen provider will usually require you to place some cash on your account equivalent to a fraction of the full value of the CFD position or spread bet you wish to undertake.