74.07% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74.07% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs / Spread betting work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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    Spread Betting

    Spread betting is a tax-free* way to take advantage of rising or falling markets, including FX and metals. Financial spread betting is a derivative product available to UK residents only.

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    Why Spread Bet with ATFX?

    No capital gains tax or UK stamp duty*
    Competitive spreads from 0.6 pips
    Competitive spreads from 0.6 pips
    No commissions to pay
    Speculate on falling or rising markets and trade on margin
    Trade on the award winning platform MT4
    Limit risk with negative balance protection and stop loss limit orders

    Trading Conditions

    Spreads from
    0.6 Pips
    Minimum Deposit
    Commission per side per lot
    Stop Out
    Maximum Leverage (Retail Clients)1
    Expert Advisors (EAs)2
    Negative Balance Protection (Retail Clients)4

    What is Spread Betting?

    Spread betting is a tax-free* way to trade on the price movements of instruments including FX and Metals for UK clients.

    More importantly, spread betting is a leveraged product. In order to gain a comparatively large market exposure, you only have to put down a small deposit. This means that any profit or losses will be magnified.

    It also makes spread betting a form of derivative trading, affording you the opportunity to take a position in the market without requiring a large investment in the underlying asset.


    Is Spread Betting for me?

    • Active traders looking for tax-free profits*

    • Traders looking to diversify their portfolios with currencies and metals

    • No commission to pay

    • Trading with small investment using leverage

    • Trade on falling markets (going short) as well as rising markets (going long)


    What is the Spread?

    The spread betting market has two prices, the first price is the ‘SELL price’ and the second price is the ‘BUY price’, the spread is the difference between the BUY and the SELL price. In spread betting, the bid price is the value at which you can opt to go short if you anticipate a fall in the underlying market, whilst the offer price is the value at which you can go long if you predict the market price to rise.

    As a result of the spread forming the difference between the bid and offer prices, the values at which you buy and sell will always be slightly higher and lower than the market price.