Financial spread betting is a derivative which first became popular in the 1980s and has grown significantly over the past few years. It has a range of advantages over more traditional forms of trading, as well as of course some disadvantages.
Its popularity is down to many factors. Investors can spread bet on a huge range of global markets, including foreign exchange pairs, shares, indices and commodities, and they can often trade them all with a single spread betting company.
Another advantage is the fact that spread betting is a very flexible form of trading; with some companies you can trade many of the popular markets 24 hours a day from Sunday evening all the way through to Friday evening.
However it is important that traders are aware of the drawbacks; spread betting can be a risky form of trading and losses may actually exceed your initial deposit. This is why knowing about the risks of spread betting, and how to minimise them, can indeed pay dividends.
The combination of all of these benefits and risks is what has led to CleanFinancial.com to introduce a guide to 24 hour spread betting, http://www.cleanfinancial.com/
"In the modern world of financial spread betting, you can trade online, over the phone and through a variety of mobile apps," said Jenna Cutly, editor at CleanFinancial.com. "This is what many traders see as important, as it allows them to take advantage of price changes throughout the night.
"However there are risks involved with spread betting, which is why we have introduced this new section, it covers a range of areas and will hopefully leave spread traders better equipped to operate in the market."
The 24 hour spread betting guide details the key areas such as trading orders, the markets that can be traded and the typical Sunday opening / Friday closing hours. The latest guide is part of ongoing improvements to the site; we have already introduced hundreds of trading examples, risk management guides, the latest spread betting offers and spread betting company reviews (http://www.cleanfinancial.com/
"We always listen to our readers as we're constantly looking for new ways to improve the service which we offer," continued Cutly. "This is the latest improvement to the service, however it certainly won't be the last."
About Clean Financial
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CleanFinancial.com is a London based spread betting website that was launched in 2006.
Investors should note that financial spread betting is a leveraged form of investment, it involves a high degree of risk to your funds, where appropriate seek independent financial advice. Please ensure that spread betting matches your investment requirements as it may not be suitable for every investor so only spread bet with money you can afford to lose.