- What is Financial Spread Betting?
- Benefits of Spread Betting
- Spread Betting Examples
- Risk Warning Notice
Traders Own Markets
Spread Betting with Traders Own Markets
The benefits of trading with Traders Own Markets are:
O Tight Spreads from Traders Own Markets
Traders Own Markets is renowned for offering tight spreads. The tighter the spread, the easier and faster it is for you to make a profit.
Tight Spreads explained:
Prices of financial instruments are quoted in pairs – the bid and the offer. The bid or ‘sell price’ is quoted first and the offer or ‘buy’ price is quoted second. The spread is the difference between the buy and sell price. Put simply, the smaller the difference between the two prices (i.e. the tighter the spread) the quicker you can start making a profit if the price moves in your favour.
O Commission Free Trading from Traders Own Markets
Unlike share dealing and trading with other brokers, Traders Own Markets does not charge any commission regardless of trade size or frequency. This makes spread betting a cost effective addition to traditional share trading.
O 24 Hour Trading from Traders Own Markets
Financial markets trade around the clock, so why don’t you too? Our extended hours trading means that you can spread bet with Traders Own Markets 24 hours a day. Our extended trading hours are offered on selected markets. As Traders Own Markets offers 24 hour global trading, we have our Customer Management Team available from Sunday night through to Friday night, to assist you.
24 hour trading important
It is important to note that betting on extended hours shares may mean that the underlying markets move against you and therefore increase your margin requirement at times when banks are closed for business. You should take this into account when deciding what level of funds to deposit with us, in order to satisfy the margin requirements at all times.
O Award-Winning Software
Technological innovation always has and always will continue to be key to Traders Own Markets success. Since the ground breaking introduction in 1996, Marketmaker, the award winning trading platform has evolved into a sophisticated financial trading technology.
Spread Betting Guide
Free Equity Unit with every Spread Bet
Every Spread Bet placed with Traders Own Markets earns a FREE equity unit (converts into a share in Traders Own Plc). Click on the Member Equity Participation Scheme link at the foot of this page for full details of the scheme
O Competitive Margin Rates
Traders Own Markets offers margin rates of just 1% on indices and sectors spread bets and 10 - 30% on equity spread bets.
Margin is an efficient way to use your capital, as instead of paying the full value of your position, you are only required to pay a percentage deposit. The margin requirement is dependent upon the instrument you are trading.
O Risk Management with Traders Own Markets
Spread betting allows you to trade on margin. Trading on margin increases your risk because you can potentially lose more than your initial deposit. Once you start trading, there are many ways of managing your risk with a range of flexible orders including Limits (Take Profits), Stop-loss and OCOs (One Cancels the Other). These orders can be placed online and are free to use. Traders Own Markets also offers clients the opportunity to use a Controlled Risk Bet (CRB). CRBs enable you to place a stop order at a predetermined level in order for you to guarantee your maximum loss.
Therefore you have a known 'worse case scenario' should the market move against you. Because we guarantee the price at which the trade is stopped there are conditions to this type of order. Specifically, there is a premium charge when opening the trade, and also any stop loss can only be placed a minimum number of points or percentage away from the current market price. Where a CRB position is rolled, a further premium is chargeable on the rollover. It is rare to find guaranteed stops in the traditional share trading environment.
O Range of Markets - 1000s of financial instruments
Traders Own Markets offer a comprehensive spread betting service on thousands of instruments including shares, indices, sectors, commodities, treasuries and forex.
Spread bet on all of the UK 100 and UK 250 plus 1000s of leading US, European, Asian and other international shares.
We offer a wide variety of spread bets on the world’s stock indices, including: UK 100, US 30, US SPX500, German 30, France 40 and other European indices, Aussie 200, Japan 225 and other Asian indices.
We offer prices in UK and US stock market sectors, including Mobile Telecoms, Insurance, General Finance, Banks and Household Goods.
A comprehensive FX spread betting service, offering over 60 currency pairs.
Margins and Costs Correct as of March 2011