Spread betting allows you to trade on a wide range of financial markets and some brokerages will give you access to thousands of options. Such variety can certainly be overwhelming so if you’re not sure on which asset to place your investments on, here are the usual product categories for your guidance:
You can turn a profit from falling and rising prices of global equities. Among the most popular shares include Barclays, Quindell and many more. Do take note that these are not limited to companies that are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
You can spread bet on major currency pairs like the EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY. Most brokers also offer access to minor and exotic pairs as well.
Also known as digital currencies, this is new group of instrument that is gaining more attention from the market. You can trade on emerging cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Dash.
If you have more interest on viewing the market as a whole then you should definitely spread bet on global stock indices such as the Dow Jones, FTSE 100, , DAX, Wall St, Germany 30, Australia 200 or France 40.
Refer to LCG review to know how to speculate on the future price of hot commodities. Most brokerages usually allow spread betting on gold, silver, oil, natural gas, heating oil, palladium, gasoline and sugar.
Some brokerages also offer spread betting on financial events or politics such as general elections. Among the recent events that were covered include the EU Referendum, the UK Election and the 2017 French Election.