Spread Betting: Everything You Need To Know

This practical course explains the A-Z of how to use financial spread betting including putting on trades, market orders and stop loss orders. The Course explains why profits are tax free, all the elements of spread betting, spread betting tools, charges, applications of spread betting, how to manage your profit and loss and wrapping up with 3 practical exercises covering short, medium and longer term trades.

Required: Laptop and an IG Spread Betting Demo Account.
When: 6pm – 9pm – Date TBA
Where: IIFT, 26 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2
Cost: €165

Course Content

I. Introduction:

– What is Spread Betting?
– What are Points?
– Tax Free – Why and will it always be so?
– What is Leverage– Do I have to use it?
– Is this Gambling and therefore irresponsible?

II. Elements of Spread Betting:

– What is the Spread?
– What is Stake Size?
– How do I place a Bet, How long does a bet run and can I close it at any time?
– What does open profit mean, what does Open Loss mean, what does Margin mean?
– What does Available Resources mean and what is a Position?
– What Markets and Instruments are available?

III. Key Spread Betting Tools:

– What is a Stop Loss order and why would you use one?
– Do you have to be a slave to your computer and constantly monitor your trades to be successful?
– What is a Market Order, an Order to Open and a Limit Order?
– What is a Guaranteed Stop Loss Order?
– What is Gapping?

IV. Charges:

– How is the spread charged?
– Does Open Profit/Loss take the spread into account?
– Are there daily funding and currency conversion charges on your trades?
– How do you calculate the costs on a given trade?
– Why are there multiple contract options on many instruments?
– Are you betting against the spread betting company? How do they make their money?

V. Applications of Spread Betting:

– A tool for Investors and Traders
– Relevance for Short, Medium and Long Term Goals
– Applicable for Day Traders, Frequent Traders, Occasional Traders, Strategic Traders and Investors
– Shorting the Market
– Is it unethical to short stocks and other instruments?
– Managing exposures to particular Risks
– Hedging
– Monitoring Stock and other Markets

VI. Practical Exercises:

– How to put a Trade On
– For the Day Trader
– For the Investor
– For the Strategic Trader

VII. Summary & next steps available to Investors and Traders

Upcoming Courses – IIFT, 26 Lower Baggot, Dublin
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1 Evening 6pm – 9pm
Next Date TBA

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