Spread betting with flexibility and low lifetime cost

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Introduction to spread betting

Spread betting is a form of derivative trading, enabling you to gain exposure to the financial markets without owning the underlying asset.

Instead of buying or selling the asset, you’re simply taking a position on whether you think the market will rise or fall. So you can profit from market movements while only depositing a fraction of the total position’s value. Also known as “leveraged trading”, this lets you gain exposure in positions that have a larger value than the initial deposit.

Since you don’t trade the actual underlying asset, the costs associated with asset ownership don’t apply. In addition, profits from spread betting are currently free from Capital Gains Tax†.

†Spread betting is currently free from Capital Gains Tax (CGT), and there is no stamp duty. It should be noted that tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Here are the benefits of spread betting with ayondo at a glance:

  • Variable margin, available only with ayondo, lets you control the leverage you use. Choose your margin from low levels to 100% and only pay for what you use
  • Extremely low lifecycle cost. The costs associated with spread betting, i.e. spread, roll over* and funding, are to the best of our knowledge the lowest in the market
  • Funding paid only on the portion of trade not covered by margin
  • Notional value trading. Look at your trades or investments from the perspective of the full economic value of a trade or the maximum exposure
  • No expiry date
  • No volatility impact on the value of the instrument. The spread betting price reflects the price of the underlying market
  • Flexibility. Enter and exit the position at any time you decide
  • No commissions to pay. All costs are incorporated into the spread, so it is easy for you to calculate profits and losses, and model future cash flows
  • Leverage that allows you to participate in the full price movement with only a fraction of the total value of the instrument (called "margin")

* Applicable to futures only