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ESMA and New Regulations on CFD Trading

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has defined a new set of rules and regulations for investment firms, spread betting providers, and credit facilities for greater transparency and efficiency in the financial markets.
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What Impact Did the Brexit Referendum Have on Spread Betting Clients?

The spread betting perspective on the Brexit referendum and how to make sense of the political quagmire that the UK now finds itself in.
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Will the British Pound Collapse on June 23?

The latest ORB poll is bad news for the GBP. Now, the British pound is the worst-performing currency of the G-10 currencies and spread bettors are shorting the sterling.
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How Are Traders Benefiting from Spread Betting Activity?

Financial spread betting has the capacity to be a really tax efficient trading mechanism provided it is not your primary source of income.
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With the FTSE trading a tight range, what are spread bettors doing?

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the FTSE 100 index was trading at 6,126.29, up 35.06 points or 0.58%. But this tight range (6,100 – 6,200) has spread bettors really concerned and here’s why!
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A UK Spreadbettor’s ‘Wunderweek’

UK spreadbettors went long on the FTSE 100 index following the 2016 budget speech, while equities on Wall Street rallied after interest-rates were pushed back.
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Political Uncertainty Leads to Rare Negative Close in Stocks

Spread betting markets saw some relatively rare activity in terms of closing price levels during last week’s trading.
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Stocks Post Late-Week Reversal

Spread betting markets traded under pressure for a good portion of last week, as the traditional market maxim “Sell in May, and go away” seems to be taking shape.
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Stocks Lower As Tech Names Weigh

Spread betting markets have been struggling to find direction in recent weeks, with most of the major benchmarks starting to stall at their elevated levels.
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Dow, S&P 500 Post Record Highs But Close Flat

Spread betting markets traded in positive territory for most of this week, as macro data helped keep sentiment elevated and central bank meetings yielded encouraging outcomes.
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