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1) Deposit at least £500 in your Financial Spreads account (or currency equivalent) between 20 April 2016 and 20 May 2016. 2) TRADE - Place 12 opening non-share trades between...read review » £100 Deposit Bonus (12 Trades).


£25 Mobile Trading App Offer
You can now get £25 (€30, $30), when you place 2 trades on one of our mobile apps. As usual, there are no complex withdrawal criteria...read review » £25 Mobile Trading App Offer.


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Deposit qualifying period now closed. FinancialSpreads clients who deposit between £1,000 and £100,000 can receive a bonus of up to £10,000. The 10% bonus is based on...read review » 10% Deposit Bonus.


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Clients that deposit and trade between 11 September and 14 October 2016 can receive a 20% rebate on their trades up to £2,000...read review » 20% Rebate Bonus.


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2012 was a Good Year for the Stock Markets
For all the apocalyptic news, the stock markets have done rather nicely. The FTSE 100 is up around 6%. Players of the DAX are smiling even more widely, the German stock market index is up by...read review » 2012 was a Good Year for the Stock Markets.


24 Hour Spread Betting
Investors can trade a range of popular financial markets 24 hours a day. The 24 hour markets include the FTSE 100, Germany 30, gold and crude oil. There are 30+ FX markets including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and...read review » 24 Hour Spread Betting.


25% Trading Rebate
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3M Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the 3M share price, getting real-time MMM share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the 3M stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » 3M Spread Betting.


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404, the file you are looking for has not been found, sorry...read review » 404 - File Not Found - Sorry.


A Flat-Lining Economy is Better than the Alternative
Single, double or triple dip really doesn't matter in terms of the bigger picture, because the UK economy is flat-lining. The word recession is almost irrelevant as we are neither growing nor contracting, but it makes a good...read review » A Flat-Lining Economy is Better than the Alternative.


A New Greek Deal but Bonds Remain at a Precarious Level
What happens after then is anyone's guess. With the expected growth trajectory for Greece's economy, there's still a good chance that they will never meet the...read review » A New Greek Deal but Bonds Remain at a Precarious Level.


A Time for Greater European Fiscal Integration?
Today sees another EU summit get underway. However, just this once, the discussions will not be focused on how to prevent a member state of the Eurozone from exiting; rather how greater fiscal integration can be...read review » A Time for Greater European Fiscal Integration?.


A Transaction Tax will Make Investing, Trading and Pensions More Expensive
By pushing for a transaction tax, they are in serious danger of making investing, trading and financial transacting vastly more expensive. This would have serious ramifications across the financial markets and you can guess...read review » A Transaction Tax will Make Investing, Trading and Pensions More Expensive.


AB Foods Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on AB Foods, getting live ABF.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Associated British Foods shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » AB Foods Spread Betting.


Aberdeen Asset Management Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Aberdeen Asset Management, getting live ADN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Aberdeen Asset Management shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Aberdeen Asset Management Spread Betting.


Admiral Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Admiral, getting live ADM share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Admiral shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Admiral Spread Betting.


Aggreko Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Aggreko, getting live AGK share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Aggreko shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Aggreko Spread Betting.


Air Liquide Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Air Liquide shares, where to get live Air Liquide share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Air Liquide Spread Betting.


Alcoa Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Alcoa share price, getting real-time AA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Alcoa stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Alcoa Spread Betting.


Alibaba Floatation on NYSE Looks to Eclipse Previous IPO Record
Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group Holding is set to bring an end to its two-week initial public offering (IPO) roadshow, finally pricing its shares in what may well be the largest ever...read review » Alibaba Floatation on NYSE Looks to Eclipse Previous IPO Record.


Alibaba Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Alibaba share price, getting real-time BABA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Alibaba stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Alibaba Spread Betting.


Allianz Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Allianz share price, getting live Allianz share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Allianz Spread Betting.


AMEC Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on AMEC, getting live AMEC.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on AMEC shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » AMEC Spread Betting.


American Express Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the American Express share price, getting real-time AXP share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the American Express stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » American Express Spread Betting.


An Introduction to Spread Betting
This introductory guide to spread betting comes with an interactive trading example. The guide also looks at tax-free* benefits, the markets investors can trade, risk management, our trading platform and...read review » An Introduction to Spread Betting.


Anglo American Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Anglo American, getting live AAL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Anglo American shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Anglo American Spread Betting.


Annual Oil Reserves Report Points to Highest Stockpiles in 36 Years
The US Energy Information Administration announced yesterday in its annual Oil Reserves Report that reserves are at their highest levels in 36 years. At the same time, Libya said...read review » Annual Oil Reserves Report Points to Highest Stockpiles in 36 Years.


Another Greek Debt Write-Down Could be on the Cards
No matter what happens, something has to be agreed next week or Greece will default and that certainly won't do much to improve sentiment. Once again this puts the focus on...read review » Another Greek Debt Write-Down Could be on the Cards.


Another Libor Scandal
Banking certainly needs a good clean up, but our major industries ought to be encouraged rather than continually berated. Another week and another Libor scandal. This time, it's the usually squeaky clean...read review » Another Libor Scandal.


Antofagasta Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Antofagasta, getting live ANTO share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Antofagasta shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Antofagasta Spread Betting.


Apple Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Apple share price, getting real-time AAPL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Apple stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Apple Spread Betting.


ArcelorMittal Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on ArcelorMittal shares, getting live ArcelorMittal (Madrid) charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish shares to rise or fall and...read review » ArcelorMittal Spread Betting.


Are Private EU Referendum Exit Polls Driving the Markets?
At Financial Spreads it still feels like the calm before the storm. Trading volumes remain low. However, despite the referendum being the biggest risk event I can remember, the markets seem to be in risk-on mode...read review » Are Private EU Referendum Exit Polls Driving the Markets?.


Are We Seeing an Escalation of Currency War?
Whilst the comments did worry US investors a little, initially sending the Dow more than 100 points lower, it was not enough to cause mass selling and the...read review » Are We Seeing an Escalation of Currency War?.


ARM Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on ARM, getting live ARM.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on ARM Holdings shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » ARM Spread Betting.


Ashmore Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Ashmore, getting live ASHM share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Ashmore shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Ashmore Spread Betting.


ASML Holding Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on ASML Holding shares, getting live ASML charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Dutch company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » ASML Holding Spread Betting.


AstraZeneca Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on AstraZeneca, getting live AZN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on AstraZeneca shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » AstraZeneca Spread Betting.


AT&T Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the AT&T share price, getting real-time T share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the AT&T stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » AT&T Spread Betting.


AUD/CAD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the AUD/CAD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on AUD/CAD and using free test accounts...read review » AUD/CAD Spread Betting.


AUD/CHF Spread Betting
A guide to trading the AUD/CHF FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on AUD/CHF and using free test accounts...read review » AUD/CHF Spread Betting.


AUD/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the AUD/JPY market covering how to access live AUD/JPY prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » AUD/JPY Spread Betting.


AUD/NZD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the AUD/NZD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on AUD/NZD and using free test accounts...read review » AUD/NZD Spread Betting.


AUD/USD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the AUD/USD market covering how to access live AUD/USD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » AUD/USD Spread Betting.


Australia 200 Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the Australia 200 stock market index, how to access live prices & charts, where to spread bet on the Australia 200, using free stock market test accounts and how to trade the...read review » Australia 200 Spread Betting.


Aviva Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Aviva, getting live AV share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Aviva shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Aviva Spread Betting.


AXA Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on AXA shares, where to get live AXA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » AXA Spread Betting.


Babcock Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Babcock, getting live BAB share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Babcock shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Babcock Spread Betting.


BAE Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BAE, getting live BA.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BAE Systems shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BAE Spread Betting.


Bank of America Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Bank of America share price, getting real-time BAC share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the BoA stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Bank of America Spread Betting.


Bank Shares Remain Unaffected Despite Potential Ring Fencing
Gorgeous George is to bash the banks today as he sets out his plans to ring fence their operations. What we need right now is for the banking industry to...read review » Bank Shares Remain Unaffected Despite Potential Ring Fencing.


Barclays Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Barclays, getting live BARC share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Barclays shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Barclays Spread Betting.


BASF Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the BASF share price, getting live BASF share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » BASF Spread Betting.


BAT Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BAT, getting live BATS.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BAT shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BAT Spread Betting.


Bayer Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Bayer share price, getting live Bayer share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Bayer Spread Betting.


BBVA Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on BBVA shares, where to get live BBVA charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » BBVA Spread Betting.


Bears Take Charge as Portuguese Debt Fears See Unwelcome Return of Eurozone Crisis
It's been a bad week for the bulls already but with the Eurozone crisis making an unwelcome return yesterday, traders are concerned that the bearish flood gates are starting to creak. Renewed debt troubles in Portugal...read review » Bears Take Charge as Portuguese Debt Fears See Unwelcome Return of Eurozone Crisis.


Beginners Spread Betting Guide
In this beginners guide to spread betting, we talk through the basics of what spread betting is, the advantages/risks, how to trade, a worked trading example, where to practice for free and...read review » Beginners Spread Betting Guide.


BG Group Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BG Group, getting live BG.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BG Group shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BG Group Spread Betting.


BHP Billiton Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BHP Billiton, getting live BLT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BHP shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BHP Billiton Spread Betting.


BMW Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the BMW share price, getting live BMW share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » BMW Spread Betting.


BNP Paribas Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on BNP Paribas shares, where to get live BNP Paribas share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » BNP Paribas Spread Betting.


BoE Forward Guidance Falls on Deaf Ears as Forex Markets Price in 2015 Rate Hike
Back in the UK, there are some signs that the honeymoon period is over for the Bank of England's Mark Carney. I'm told investors are taking little notice of his decision to give forward guidance on ...read review » BoE Forward Guidance Falls on Deaf Ears as Forex Markets Price in 2015 Rate Hike.


Boeing Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Boeing share price, getting real-time BA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Boeing stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Boeing Spread Betting.


BP Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BP, getting live BP.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BP shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BP Spread Betting.


Brent Rallies to 9-Month High as Tensions Rise in Iraq and Chinese Data Improves
Brent crude oil has continued to trade around nine-month highs in commodities trading markets today. This comes after further violence in Iraq and evidence of economic recovery in...read review » Brent Rallies to 9-Month High as Tensions Rise in Iraq and Chinese Data Improves.


British Land Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on British Land, getting live BLND share prices and charts, how to spread bet on British Land shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » British Land Spread Betting.


Broker Opinions
Financial Spreads clients can access buy/hold/sell broker recommendations along with target prices. Review historical and aggregate recommendations. Broker opinions can be viewed as a heat map and...read review » Broker Opinions.


BSkyB Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BSkyB, getting live BSY share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BSkyB shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BSkyB Spread Betting.


BT Group Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on BT Group, getting live BT-A.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on BT Group shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » BT Group Spread Betting.


Bullion Benefits as Strong Corporate Earnings Fail to Boost Jobs Growth
Despite another better-than-expected corporate earnings season, the process of jobs creation is struggling to keep up, so the concern that equity markets might have gone too far shifted...read review » Bullion Benefits as Strong Corporate Earnings Fail to Boost Jobs Growth.


Bunzl Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Bunzl, getting live BNZL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Bunzl shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Bunzl Spread Betting.


Burberry Shares Drop 18% and the Chinese Stock Market Continues to Suffer
Chinese stock market indices have been really suffering and we have seen some worrying corporate news this morning, as Burberry issues a profit warning that has seen its stock tumble 17% on the open. The main concern is that...read review » Burberry Shares Drop 18% and the Chinese Stock Market Continues to Suffer.


Burberry Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Burberry, getting live BRBY share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Burberry shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Burberry Spread Betting.


CAD/CHF Spread Betting
A guide to trading the CAD/CHF FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on CAD/CHF and using free test accounts...read review » CAD/CHF Spread Betting.


CAD/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to trading the CAD/JPY FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on CAD/JPY and using free test accounts...read review » CAD/JPY Spread Betting.


Cairn Energy Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Cairn Energy, getting live CNE.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Cairn shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Cairn Energy Spread Betting.


Capita Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Capita, getting live CPI share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Capita shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Capita Spread Betting.


Carnival Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Carnival, getting live CCL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Carnival shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Carnival Spread Betting.


Carrefour Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Carrefour shares, where to get live Carrefour share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Carrefour Spread Betting.


Caterpillar Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Caterpillar share price, getting real-time CAT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Caterpillar stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Caterpillar Spread Betting.


Caution Needed When Spread Betting on Shares with High Prices
Anyone with a buy trade as small as £1 per point could have been nursing an £8,200 loss, assuming that they did not have a guaranteed stop loss. That is the sort of risk you take when speculating on some of these high value stocks...read review » Caution Needed When Spread Betting on Shares with High Prices.


Central Banks Continuing to Rewrite Economic Common Sense
The central banks are continuing to rewrite every piece of economic common sense. Each country is announcing more and more stimulus. Even Japan has re-entered the game. Their experience as a serial issuer must surely, by now, have told them that...read review » Central Banks Continuing to Rewrite Economic Common Sense.


Centrica Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Centrica, getting live CNA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Centrica shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Centrica Spread Betting.


CFD Account
Enjoy quick access to the global CFD markets including forex, stocks and commodities with our tried and tested user-friendly CFD trading account...read review » CFD Account.


CFD Trading
CFD trading guide covering the basics of Contracts for Difference. We review worked examples, low cost trading, the risks & benefits and...read review » CFD Trading.


Chevron Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Chevron share price, getting real-time CVX share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Chevron stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Chevron Spread Betting.


CHF/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the CHF/JPY market covering how to access live CHF/JPY prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » CHF/JPY Spread Betting.


Cisco Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Cisco share price, getting real-time CSCO share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Cisco Systems stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Cisco Spread Betting.


Citigroup Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Citigroup share price, getting real-time C share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Citigroup stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Citigroup Spread Betting.


Classic Trading Signal Suggests Decisive Move at the US Election
The US S&P 500 index is showing a classic symmetrical triangle pattern on the one day chart (see chart below). According to technical analysis theory...read review » Classic Trading Signal Suggests Decisive Move at the US Election.


Clinton Not Guilty: Financial Markets vs Betting Markets Discrepancy
The main question for Clinton is whether she can quickly wipe the email story from voters' memories. Not surprisingly, both the financial markets and...read review » Clinton Not Guilty: Financial Markets vs Betting Markets Discrepancy.


Coca-Cola Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Coca-Cola share price, getting real-time CCE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Coca-Cola stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Coca-Cola Spread Betting.


Commitments of Traders Guide
Commitments of traders guide with up-to-date reports, how to read the signals, definitions, how to understand the COT futures market report and...read review » Commitments of Traders Guide.


Commodities CFDs
Copper has seen a real slowdown in demand and the metal is taking its biggest beating since the start of the global recession. The story isn't much better for gold as it...read review » Commodities CFDs.


Commodities Spread Betting
Our guide to commodities spread betting looks at the futures markets you can trade, worked examples, charts, 24 hour spread betting, tax-free trading*, demo accounts and...read review » Commodities Spread Betting.


Commodities Trading Account
Enjoy quick access to crude oil, gold, silver and more with a new user-friendly commodities trading account. Use spread bets or CFDs and trade a wide range of global markets...read review » Commodities Trading Account.


Commodity Market Contracts for Difference UK
In commodities contracts for difference trading, gold closed $12.4 up at $1,584.2 yesterday, and is still edging higher this morning. With the Bank of Japan engaging in aggressive monetary easing measures, the precious metal has...read review » Commodity Market Contracts for Difference UK.


Commodity Market Futures
In commodities, gold continued its downward fall yesterday. We probably had a strengthening dollar to thank for a large portion of the fall. Elsewhere, in crude oil futures, the commodity continued its roller coaster ride and also got sold off yesterday. After many felt that...read review » Commodity Market Futures.


Commodity Markets: US Crude Oil Rises Amid Improving Unemployment
In the commodities markets, US crude oil gained $1.29 to $96.75 after the US Labor Department showed fewer claims for unemployment benefits last week. In addition, consumer confidence climbed to...read review » Commodity Markets: US Crude Oil Rises Amid Improving Unemployment.


Commodity Traders Prepare for Price Spikes on Forecasts of El Nino Conditions
Commodity investors need to prepare for El Nino, the weather system in the South Atlantic that could wreak havoc with prices. The commodities which tend to show a price spike during...read review » Commodity Traders Prepare for Price Spikes on Forecasts of El Nino Conditions.


Commodity Update 11 January 2013
Gold CFDs gained $16.9 to hit the commoditys biggest weekly rise in more than a month. This surge followed the ECB's decision to keep interest rates unchanged, with Japanese gold futures reaching a high at around the...read review » Commodity Update 11 January 2013.


Commodity Update 11 May 2012
Mirroring the sell off in equities and the euro, gold also posted a steep decline as the developments in the Greek political arena threaten to reignite the European debt crisis. Sentiment is becoming more and more pessimistic. Even gold's safe-haven status isn't...read review » Commodity Update 11 May 2012.


Commodity Update 11 November 2011
Even though gold is considered to be a safe haven it hasn't managed to capitalise on the recent turmoil within the markets. The uptrend remains in tact and so the gold bulls are probably sitting on the sidelines waiting to...read review » Commodity Update 11 November 2011.


Commodity Update 12 October 2012
Commodity investors were put on the back foot yesterday by a bleak prediction from the International Monetary Fund regarding the global economic outlook. Gold prices declined for the third day in a row, dropping $12.55 to...read review » Commodity Update 12 October 2012.


Commodity Update 13 April 2012
The price of gold futures plunged to its lowest level in three months as anxious investors continued to digest the effects of diminished chances of QE3 from the Fed. Gold fell almost $58 with traders fleeing the equity markets. Some would have thought that...read review » Commodity Update 13 April 2012.


Commodity Update 14 October 2011
With the commodity markets bouncing back and equity markets showing a good recovery, investors were keen to help push gold higher as the feel good factor took over the markets. The level of...read review » Commodity Update 14 October 2011.


Commodity Update 14 September 2012
US crude oil was initially lifted by the announcement of the ECB's bond buying program, as well as signs that the US economic recovery is staying on course. However, falling oil imports...read review » Commodity Update 14 September 2012.


Commodity Update 16 March 2012
Shock waves were sent rippling through the commodities markets yesterday as a much bigger than expected trade deficit for China was released. This in turn put a stop to the three positive sessions for gold, with the Asian economy being one of the top buyers of gold jewellery alongside India and therefore making...read review » Commodity Update 16 March 2012.


Commodity Update 16 September 2011
Disappointing US employment data helped spur investors back into the gold market on Friday as they were reminded that the largest economy in the world is still in trouble. This came after a round of weak...read review » Commodity Update 16 September 2011.


Commodity Update 17 August 2012
Commodity investors' appetite for risk was revived by the US employment report, which literally saved the week. Some of that renewed interest was attracted by the precious metals, which pushed gold prices...read review » Commodity Update 17 August 2012.


Commodity Update 17 February 2012
The bulls speculating on gold to rise were fighting a losing battle against the dollar on Friday as investors cashed in on profits ahead of the weekend. Another reason for the slump was the requirement to cover margin calls in the falling equity markets, meaning that traders were closing out of the precious metal to free up money. No one will forget the lingering issue with...read review » Commodity Update 17 February 2012.


Commodity Update 19 August 2011
The gold market had a volatile session yesterday, rallying some six hundred points before giving back over half of those gains just as the equity markets recovered. It then recovered to test the...read review » Commodity Update 19 August 2011.


Commodity Update 2 March 2012
Silver was the stand out asset yesterday when it saw a rally of nearly 5% after breaking beyond the resistance level that has proved so difficult to overcome in the past. The prospect of the cash injection from the ECB supported precious metal prices. After ilver made the initial move in spiking higher, gold eventually followed suit. This morning the commodities spread betting market is...read review » Commodity Update 2 March 2012.


Commodity Update 2 September 2011
Our comments have been clear that it has been foolish to stand in the way of the gold bull run as every indicator seems to be pulling it higher. Nevertheless at some point the argument...read review » Commodity Update 2 September 2011.


Commodity Update 20 January 2012
Commodities investors may have looked at gold's performance last week as though it was attempting to make a comeback. News of further possible monetary stimulus in China and Europe helped spur on the bulls. However, negative news from S&P sent investors fleeing from gold and into the latest safe haven, the US Dollar. Also in commodities...read review » Commodity Update 20 January 2012.


Commodity Update 20 July 2012
Gold declined yesterday as Ben Bernanke's lack of enthusiasm for another round of quantitative easing weakened the argument for holding gold as a hedge against inflation. Despite the general strengthening of...read review » Commodity Update 20 July 2012.


Commodity Update 21 December 2012
In commodities financial spread betting, gold saw its biggest fall of the week so far, with the same fears that time will run out for US politicians weighing on the precious metal. The drop of $14.00, to just below the...read review » Commodity Update 21 December 2012.


Commodity Update 22 February 2013
In commodities CFD trading, gold resumed its plunge yesterday, losing $5.4 to $1,603.7, on the back of increasing optimism that the economy is getting better and inflation is not just around the corner. However, the $1,600 mark has proved...read review » Commodity Update 22 February 2013.


Commodity Update 22 June 2012
Gold's recent rally was primarily driven by the Fed's continued bouts of QE. As a result, last night's lack of QE3 announcement rather took the shine off the precious metal. With commodity markets anticipating...read review » Commodity Update 22 June 2012.


Commodity Update 22 March 2013
Gold closed at $1,591.4 in the last session but has breached the $1,600 barrier for the first time in more than two weeks this morning after Cyprus' bailout package was unveiled on Saturday. Depositors in Cypriot banks will have to...read review » Commodity Update 22 March 2013.


Commodity Update 23 December 2011
It's still too early to say that the gold rush is over as there are many bulls out there still calling for $2000+ prices. In addition, even though gold is itself a risk asset, many people would rather hold gold than...read review » Commodity Update 23 December 2011.


Commodity Update 23 November 2012
The gold spread trading market slipped by around $10 yesterday. This came on news that global gold demand had dropped by 11% in the three months to September, tumbling from record levels seen in the same period last year. The World Gold Council's report...read review » Commodity Update 23 November 2012.


Commodity Update 25 January 2013
In commodities spread betting, the gold market remains in a short-term buying mood and we are approaching the $1,700 level once again. Bulls may seem to have control for the moment, but clients should be aware that the precious metal has become a...read review » Commodity Update 25 January 2013.


Commodity Update 25 May 2012
The rush into the safety of the US dollar triggered a sell off in Nymex crude oil prices yesterday. Along with anxiety about the European debt crisis, there were fresh hopes that Iran and the West might come to an agreement which would reduce the...read review » Commodity Update 25 May 2012.


Commodity Update 25 November 2011
Once again, the US dollar triumphed as a safety haven over the precious metal, and with the market struggling to remain above the 40 day moving average for the past few sessions, the short term technical picture is looking bleak. Currently, the gold market is trying to claw back some of...read review » Commodity Update 25 November 2011.


Commodity Update 26 October 2012
Despite being perceived as a hedge against troubled times, gold lost yesterday's battle with the dollar as a safe haven asset. Instead, because the two are inversely correlated, the precious metal joined the rest of the commodities spread trading market, losing...read review » Commodity Update 26 October 2012.


Commodity Update 27 April 2012
Deepening European economic troubles raised further questions over crude oil demand going forward and slower growth in China is surely another worry for energy investors. Surprisingly though, after slumping initially, Brent crude pared its losses, closing near...read review » Commodity Update 27 April 2012.


Commodity Update 28 October 2011
The slide in the US dollar against the single currency helped accentuate the price of gold, which drew in bargain hunters as they transferred their cash in to high yielding assets. One thing that could have been playing on trader's minds was the fact that this bout of extra funds could actually be seen as disguised...read review » Commodity Update 28 October 2011.


Commodity Update 28 September 2012
In online commodities spread trading, the Spanish delay in asking for a bailout, which had been recently priced in, sent gold investors to the exit. A rebound in the dollar also put downside pressure on the price of the precious metal, causing it to lose $8.70 and...read review » Commodity Update 28 September 2012.


Commodity Update 3 August 2012
Looking at the gold spread betting market, the general deteriorating economic data from around the world triggered fresh speculation that the Federal Reserve will implement more stimulus measures soon. That might...read review » Commodity Update 3 August 2012.


Commodity Update 3 February 2012
With a stronger US dollar, gold found it hard to break into positive territory yesterday, ending the session down $8. It seems investors around the world are yet again nervous about European debt woes, helped by the lack of an agreement materialising with...read review » Commodity Update 3 February 2012.


Commodity Update 3 May 2013
With US crude oil supplies at record highs, it is little surprise that a triple digit price tag remains elusive, despite ongoing news that the American economy is slowly recovering. As such, the price of WTI crude moved $1.30 lower to...read review » Commodity Update 3 May 2013.


Commodity Update 30 March 2012
Crude prices spiked yesterday after the US department of Energy released its weekly stockpiles report. This showed a surprise drop in crude inventories against estimates for an increase. Towards the close of the session though it appeared energy investors started to...read review » Commodity Update 30 March 2012.


Commodity Update 31 August 2012
The gold CFD market is expected to rally sharply if QE3 is be announced, but fresh concerns on the Eurozone debt crisis has given investors second thoughts for now. A deepening recession in Spain restricted...read review » Commodity Update 31 August 2012.


Commodity Update 5 April 2013
A slump in the stock market yesterday was a bearish feature for commodities with gold paying the price too. The precious metal dropped $18.3 to end at $1,556.7 despite its safe haven demand which usually...read review » Commodity Update 5 April 2013.


Commodity Update 6 July 2012
The gold CFD market paused for breath yesterday, as investors decided to wait on the sidelines ahead of the crucially important central bank meetings in the UK, Europe and the US over the next...read review » Commodity Update 6 July 2012.


Commodity Update 7 December 2012
A stalemate in US fiscal cliff talks dented confidence and weighed on commodities, including precious metals such as gold and silver. In the near-term, these talks will continue to dominate CFD trading sentiment and...read review » Commodity Update 7 December 2012.


Commodity Update 8 February 2013
Commodity investors are still waiting for the catalyst that will cause gold to break out of the $1,660-1,680 range that it's been trapped in since last week. Yesterday, the precious metal closed $6.7 higher at...read review » Commodity Update 8 February 2013.


Commodity Update 8 June 2012
Mirroring a quiet trading session for the Dow and crude oil yesterday, gold closed lower as commodity market participants were left on stand-by. Friday's renewed speculation that central banks will add more quantitative easing encouraged...read review » Commodity Update 8 June 2012.


Commodity Update 8 March 2013
In commodities spread betting, gold closed at $1,584.2 yesterday, gaining $9.3. Investors are keen to see what stance the major central banks will take on monetary policy to aid any weaknesses in their economies. Continued quantitative easing is seen as...read review » Commodity Update 8 March 2013.


Commodity Update 9 December 2011
Those spread betting on commodities yesterday saw gold benefit from some dollar weakness. However, the thin trading range points to a cautious approach. Well received debt auctions in...read review » Commodity Update 9 December 2011.


Commodity Update 9 November 2012
A sigh of relief after the devastating Hurricane Sandy attracted demand for precious metals as well as the whole commodities spectrum. We may have also seen some bargain hunting considering gold's retracement towards the...read review » Commodity Update 9 November 2012.


Compass Group Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Compass Group, getting live CPG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Compass Group shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Compass Group Spread Betting.


Complacent Investors Ignore Clinton Emails at their Own Risk
With Friday's news that the FBI is looking into Hillary Clinton's emails again we saw brisk selling of the US dollar, Dow Jones and S&P 500. However, those markets are now back ...read review » Complacent Investors Ignore Clinton Emails at their Own Risk.


Complete Rout Sees Stocks Markets in Full Reverse on Weak Retail Sales and Ebola Concerns
Yesterday really was a complete rout in equity markets and the situation remains very serious indeed. A one percent move in a major global index is normally considered a large shift, how about a three percent...read review » Complete Rout Sees Stocks Markets in Full Reverse on Weak Retail Sales and Ebola Concerns.


Conservatives Rebel Against Rising EU Budget
At least the better-than-expected GDP numbers are something good to talk about but, considering his track record, there is bound to be some sort of...read review » Conservatives Rebel Against Rising EU Budget.


Courageous Government Needed for Big Infrastructure Projects
At the moment, we have a bunch of politicians whose main remit appears to be ensuring that they get re-elected. As Boris Johnson has clearly stated, it is time for government to stop pussy footing around and...read review » Courageous Government Needed for Big Infrastructure Projects.


Croda Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Croda, getting live CRDA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Croda shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Croda Spread Betting.


Crude Oil Differential Spread Betting
How and where to trade crude oil differentials using spread bets or CFDs. Plus what is a differential market, detailed trading examples and...read review » Crude Oil Differential Spread Betting.


Crude Oil Enjoys a Sharp Rally as China Cuts Rates for the First Time Since 2012
For the first time since 2012, the People's Bank of China cut interest rates in an attempt to boost its economy. Being the second biggest oil consumer in the world, the reaction in the energy market was swift, with...read review » Crude Oil Enjoys a Sharp Rally as China Cuts Rates for the First Time Since 2012.


Crude Oil Futures Drop to 2011 Lows Despite Slowing OPEC Production
Oil futures have continued to fall and are now trading at their lowest levels since 2011. OPEC's monthly market report pointed to a drop in production, however, this was matched by...read review » Crude Oil Futures Drop to 2011 Lows Despite Slowing OPEC Production.


Crude Oil Futures Gain on US Jobs Data and Sudan Supply Concerns
The price of Nymex crude oil rose by $1.42 to $96.12 as the better-than-expected US jobs growth discarded a strengthening in the dollar. Additionally, there were some media reports that Sudan might halt exports of...read review » Crude Oil Futures Gain on US Jobs Data and Sudan Supply Concerns.


Crude Oil Futures Give Up Gains as Libyan Oil Terminal Looks to Re-Open
Crude oil prices started the week on the offensive, only to reverse course later on, heading south and closing the day $0.44 lower at $102.46 per barrel. This came amid reports that an oil exports terminal in Libya is...read review » Crude Oil Futures Give Up Gains as Libyan Oil Terminal Looks to Re-Open.


Crude Oil Futures See Volatility as Stock Market Rally Follows Rising Inventories
Initially, US crude oil plunged on the back of rising stockpiles as indicated by the US Department of Energy's weekly inventories report. However, a late rally in stocks changed the mood in the energy complex, driving...read review » Crude Oil Futures See Volatility as Stock Market Rally Follows Rising Inventories.


Crude Oil Futures Surge as Inventories Fall for First Time in 11 Weeks
A 5.6 million barrel slump in US crude oil inventories was the first decline in 11 weeks, surpassing estimates for a 0.5 million barrel drop. That pushed US crude prices $0.53 higher to...read review » Crude Oil Futures Surge as Inventories Fall for First Time in 11 Weeks.


Crude Oil Futures Weaken as Inventory Increase Raises Questions Over Demand
Whilst oil futures saw an initial move higher yesterday, an increase in stockpiles encouraged rumours that US demand for crude is on the decline. With data driving sentiment at the moment, and risk in the...read review » Crude Oil Futures Weaken as Inventory Increase Raises Questions Over Demand.


Crude Oil Rallies as Libyan Violence Raises Supply Disruption Concerns
The price of oil is going to be increasingly driven by the goings on in Libya this week where violence has flared up again. Fears are that supply will be interrupted have already had a...read review » Crude Oil Rallies as Libyan Violence Raises Supply Disruption Concerns.


Crude Oil Slumps Amid Concern Over How Shutdown Will Affect Demand
Investors remained concerned that the US government shutdown will harm fuel demand as talks between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders failed to come up with a solution. On the one hand...read review » Crude Oil Slumps Amid Concern Over How Shutdown Will Affect Demand.


Crude Oil Spread Betting
Our crude oil spread betting guide looks at the different oil futures markets you can trade, how to get live prices & charts, tax-free* spread betting, where to get more data on the energies futures markets and...read review » Crude Oil Spread Betting.


Crude Rebounds as Big Freeze Raises Demand for Heating
In commodities trading, an initial drop in crude prices proved to be short-lived as the cold weather is expected to have increased demand for distillates to a...read review » Crude Rebounds as Big Freeze Raises Demand for Heating.


Currency Markets Boost US Dollar as they Digest Yellen's Rate Hike Comments
The currency market was still digesting signals from the Fed that rates may rise by the middle of 2015 yesterday and so the dollar continued to attract investors' interest. This saw the EUR/USD pair post...read review » Currency Markets Boost US Dollar as they Digest Yellen's Rate Hike Comments.


Daimler Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Daimler share price, getting live Daimler share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Daimler Spread Betting.


Danone Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Danone shares, where to get live Danone share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Danone Spread Betting.


DAX and CAC Underperform the FTSE on Nervousness Over Eurozone GDP Result
Stock market indices are set to open flat this morning ahead of European GDP data. Although the FTSE has managed to gain some ground this week, the DAX and CAC are practically flat, highlighting...read review » DAX and CAC Underperform the FTSE on Nervousness Over Eurozone GDP Result.


December 2016 and New Year Trading Hours
A quick look at our 2016 Christmas and New Year trading hours. Times are subject to change...read review » December 2016 and New Year Trading Hours.


December 2016 US Rate Rise Seems Less Likely
There is certainly speculation around the markets that there won't be a US rate rise in December. The theory is simple. Although the markets didn't have a post-Brexit-like panic...read review » December 2016 US Rate Rise Seems Less Likely.


Deflation Concerns Hurt Demand for Gold as Oil Prices Maintain Downtrend
The recent collapse in oil prices has reignited fears of another old enemy, deflation, the very phenomenon that quantitative easing was trying to protect us from. Consequently gold is losing its appeal as a hedge against...read review » Deflation Concerns Hurt Demand for Gold as Oil Prices Maintain Downtrend.


Deutsche Bank Spread Betting
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Deutsche Telekom Spread Betting
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Diageo Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Diageo, getting live DGE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Diageo shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Diageo Spread Betting.


Differential Spread Betting
How and where to spread bet on differential markets. Plus an introduction to stock market and commodities differential spread betting, a worked trading example and...read review » Differential Spread Betting.


Director Deals
The Director Deals shows which UK companies are being bought/sold the most by their directors. View the reports as a heat map, see historical deals, review how many shares are being traded and...read review » Director Deals.


Disappointing Eurozone Consumer Prices and German Unemployment Hurts the Euro
Confidence in the Eurozone tumbled yesterday as economic data seemed to confirm Mario Draghi's warning, with a drop in consumer prices. Even the German unemployment figures disappointed...read review » Disappointing Eurozone Consumer Prices and German Unemployment Hurts the Euro.


Disappointing German Business Confidence Triggers Decline in European Currency
Business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, slumped more than initially estimated which in turn triggered a renewed plunge in the...read review » Disappointing German Business Confidence Triggers Decline in European Currency.


Divergent Interpretation of FOMC Minutes Sees Both Stocks and the Dollar Rally
Bullish sessions overnight in the US and Asia are set to see European indices track higher this morning. The divergent interpretation of the FOMC statement continues to spread, with stock market investors taking it as...read review » Divergent Interpretation of FOMC Minutes Sees Both Stocks and the Dollar Rally.


Dollar Drops as Federal Reserve Look to Maintain Low Rates for an Extended Period
The shared currency climbed for the second consecutive day against the dollar after the Federal Reserve stated that it will hold interest rates at close to zero for a considerable time. Despite the...read review » Dollar Drops as Federal Reserve Look to Maintain Low Rates for an Extended Period.


Dollar Faces Win-Win Situation Amid Good Data and Safe-Haven Status
The dollar appears to have found itself in a win-win situation against the euro. It either gains on good US economic data, which is better than Europe's, or benefits from the flight to...read review » Dollar Faces Win-Win Situation Amid Good Data and Safe-Haven Status.


Dollar Strength Ensues on Hopes that US Inflation Data Will Encourage Early Rate Hike
Rising US inflation of 0.2% in March came as positive news for the dollar, with the bulls hoping that this welcoming news would encourage the Fed to raise interest rates sooner than...read review » Dollar Strength Ensues on Hopes that US Inflation Data Will Encourage Early Rate Hike.


Dollar Traders Consolidate Gains After Unexpected Expansion of Japanese Stimulus
The dollar maintained its position against the euro as investors looked to consolidate the strong rally seen since the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded its monetary base. The trend is still to the...read review » Dollar Traders Consolidate Gains After Unexpected Expansion of Japanese Stimulus.


Donald Trump Feints Like a Boxer
The Donald has outmanoeuvred his Republican opponents again. Hillary Clinton should expect two more feints...read review » Donald Trump Feints Like a Boxer.


Double Trouble For the Markets if Trump Wins
At the moment, it looks like Hillary Clinton is firmly priced-in to be the next President and that might be a reasonable assumption. However, the markets appear to be far too complacent with regards to...read review » Double Trouble For the Markets if Trump Wins.


Dow Drops as Emerging Market Turmoil Hits Global Equity Markets
Growing weakness for emerging market currencies spurred a sell off in equities across the board during the first part of yesterday's trading session. This saw the Dow Jones resume its slump...read review » Dow Drops as Emerging Market Turmoil Hits Global Equity Markets.


Dow Drops as Obama Secures Key Republican Support for Syrian Action
After President Obama showed Syria his right bicep last week, yesterday saw his left sleeve being rolled up by several of the other key US political figures. In particular, the President appeared to have won endorsement from...read review » Dow Drops as Obama Secures Key Republican Support for Syrian Action.


Dow Futures Rally as Mainstream Republican Beats Tea Party Candidate
Dow futures have seen the index up around 54 points already overnight. Reasons cited for the nocturnal rally have been put down to traditional Republican Bradley Byrne beating Tea Party candidate...read review » Dow Futures Rally as Mainstream Republican Beats Tea Party Candidate.


Dow Jones Collapses Amid Rumours that Russian Officials May Seize Foreign Assets
The Dow slumped 226 points to 16,991 on the deepening conflict in the Middle East and rumours that Russian lawmakers are about to authorise the confiscation of foreign assets. European stocks are...read review » Dow Jones Collapses Amid Rumours that Russian Officials May Seize Foreign Assets.


Dow Jones Hits 5 Year High
Yesterday, the Dow Jones rejoined us in fine form by rising to the highest level in more than five years, gaining 53 points to reach 14,035. US investors rushed into shares, encouraged by the good news on...read review » Dow Jones Hits 5 Year High.


Dow Jones Index Hits Highest Ever Level
Whilst some may believe that 'irrational exuberance' is already upon us, the majority are basking in the glory of easy money, expecting equities to head higher and higher. The flow of easing has provided...read review » Dow Jones Index Hits Highest Ever Level.


Dow Jones Index Reverses Gains as US Unemployment Data Disappoints
With unemployment claims coming in higher than expected, the Dow Jones dropped 21 points to 16,561 yesterday on light profit taking after rallying for three straight sessions. European equities are set to...read review » Dow Jones Index Reverses Gains as US Unemployment Data Disappoints.


Dow Jones Nose-Dives on Fears Over Contagion of European Weakness
The risk of contagion for the US economy from its weaker counterpart across the Atlantic is unsettling the markets. As such, we saw the Dow Jones nose-diving 346 points to 16,629, with investors growing fearful...read review » Dow Jones Nose-Dives on Fears Over Contagion of European Weakness.


Dow Jones Rallies as Obama Nominates Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve Chief
The Dow Jones rose on Wednesday as President Obama nominated Dr Janet Yellen as the new Federal Reserve Chief. Some traders were bullish after the announcement as she is seen to be supportive of...read review » Dow Jones Rallies as Obama Nominates Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve Chief.


Dow Jones Rallies to Fresh Highs on Corporate Earnings and Jobless Claims
Yesterday's better-than-expected US corporate earnings triggered a 38 point rally in the Dow Jones to a fresh record high of 15,529. The release of lower jobless claims also supported the gains as investors...read review » Dow Jones Rallies to Fresh Highs on Corporate Earnings and Jobless Claims.


Dow Jones Slides as US Retailers Encourage Profit Taking Ahead of Push for the Highs
Retailers in the US led the decline in equities yesterday, with the Dow Jones losing 29 points to 16,649. A test of the record high is now a distinct possibility but it seems that investors felt the need for...read review » Dow Jones Slides as US Retailers Encourage Profit Taking Ahead of Push for the Highs.


Draghi Inspires Euro Slump with Discussion of Unconventional Easing Methods
The euro dropped by more than a hundred points on Monday as Mario Draghi discussed how the ECB would use unconventional methods to boost the economy if needed. The forex market continues to...read review » Draghi Inspires Euro Slump with Discussion of Unconventional Easing Methods.


Draghi Pledges to Boost Eurozone by Keeping Low Interest Rates
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged to keep interest rates low for a prolonged period of time in order to help the sluggish recovery in the Eurozone. That offered the euro...read review » Draghi Pledges to Boost Eurozone by Keeping Low Interest Rates.


Draghi's Surprise ECB Rate Cut Sends European Stock Markets Soaring
With the MPC standing pat on rates yesterday, the FTSE was largely unchanged, however, continental markets were sent soaring by a surprise cut from the ECB. Such was the verve shown by European markets that...read review » Draghi's Surprise ECB Rate Cut Sends European Stock Markets Soaring.


Du Pont Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Du Pont share price, getting real-time DD share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Du Pont stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Du Pont Spread Betting.


E.On Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the E.On share price, getting live E.On share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » E.On Spread Betting.


ECB Comes Under Pressure to Act as Eurozone Inflation Hits 4 Year Low
Inflation in the Eurozone during March slowed by more than expected, coming in at 0.5% vs 0.6%, and hit the weakest level in 4 years. This has put the ECB under mounting pressure to act as...read review » ECB Comes Under Pressure to Act as Eurozone Inflation Hits 4 Year Low.


ECB Council Member Concerns Over the Legality of QE Inspires Euro Rebound
European Central Bank Governing Council member Weidmann expressed his concerns in regard to purchasing government debt which might face legal challenges. The comments came as a reminder that, despite reassurances...read review » ECB Council Member Concerns Over the Legality of QE Inspires Euro Rebound.


ECB Expected to Reaffirm Pledge to Protect Budding European Recovery
The ECB is expected to reaffirm its commitment to do whatever it takes to guard the nascent recovery in the Eurozone at its interest rate meeting tomorrow. Even if no monetary stimulus is going to...read review » ECB Expected to Reaffirm Pledge to Protect Budding European Recovery.


ECB Rate Meeting Expected to See Something Dovish for the Index Bulls
The main source of today's volatility is supposed to be the ECB press conference, where Draghi is expected to gift something dovish to the CFD markets. An interest rate cut seems...read review » ECB Rate Meeting Expected to See Something Dovish for the Index Bulls.


Energy Markets Fall Back as Syrian President Shows Signs of Compromise
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared on American television talking about the cost of giving up chemical weapons. This was seen as a sign that he is ready to make compromises which continued to put the...read review » Energy Markets Fall Back as Syrian President Shows Signs of Compromise.


Energy Markets Inspire Crude Oil Gains as OPEC Considers Lowering Production Quotas
OPEC's secretary general, Abdalla EL-Badri, has said that production quota could fall by 500,000 barrels a day to 29.5m barrels in 2015. Although he added this was an outlook and not...read review » Energy Markets Inspire Crude Oil Gains as OPEC Considers Lowering Production Quotas.


Energy Sector Slumps Amid IMF Warning of Overheating Financial Markets
The energy complex was definitely not helped by the IMF's 2015 growth report which suggested that there is a risk of financial markets overheating and that equity markets are 'frothy'. The comments were...read review » Energy Sector Slumps Amid IMF Warning of Overheating Financial Markets.


Equities Rally as Strong Chinese Growth Figures Assuage Fears of a Slowdown
With Chinese GDP coming in just above expectations, we are set to see European stocks edge higher on the open. Traders are breathing more easily as it seems that the wobbles in the Chinese economy are...read review » Equities Rally as Strong Chinese Growth Figures Assuage Fears of a Slowdown.


Equity Markets Await News from the Fed After Implication of December Tapering
When it comes to the outlook for equity markets, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programme. Markets had a 'taper tantrum' after the last set of Fed minutes, because...read review » Equity Markets Await News from the Fed After Implication of December Tapering.


Escalating Tensions in Iraq Sees a Sharp Spike in Crude Oil Markets
An escalation of violence in Iraq, where militants have captured the city of Mosul and are moving toward Baghdad, has put the energy complex on high alert. With US President Obama suggesting that...read review » Escalating Tensions in Iraq Sees a Sharp Spike in Crude Oil Markets.


Escalating Tensions in Ukraine See Gold, Gas and Wheat Prices Rally
In terms of commodities, there are two major forces impacting the markets; one being the weather and the other geopolitics. The situation in Ukraine is serious because the country is Europe's major...read review » Escalating Tensions in Ukraine See Gold, Gas and Wheat Prices Rally.


Escalating Tensions in Ukraine Sees Gold Gap Above $1,300 on Safe Haven Status
With tensions in Ukraine escalating over the weekend, the demand for safe haven followed suit, pushing gold prices higher. After the precious metal gapped above the $1,300 mark on the...read review » Escalating Tensions in Ukraine Sees Gold Gap Above $1,300 on Safe Haven Status.


Essilor Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Essilor shares, where to get live Essilor share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Essilor Spread Betting.


EUR/AUD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/AUD market covering how to access live EUR/AUD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/AUD Spread Betting.


EUR/CAD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/CAD market covering how to access live EUR/CAD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/CAD Spread Betting.


EUR/CHF Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/CHF market covering how to access live EUR/CHF prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/CHF Spread Betting.


EUR/GBP Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/GBP market covering how to access live EUR/GBP prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/GBP Spread Betting.


EUR/HUF Spread Betting
A guide to trading the EUR/HUF FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on EUR/HUF and using free test accounts...read review » EUR/HUF Spread Betting.


EUR/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/JPY market covering how to access live EUR/JPY prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/JPY Spread Betting.


EUR/NZD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the EUR/NZD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on EUR/NZD and using free test accounts...read review » EUR/NZD Spread Betting.


EUR/USD Pair Falls to 22 Month Low Amid Divergent Central Bank Monetary Policy
Amid the current divergence between the central banks on the both sides of the Atlantic, the shared currency dropped even lower against the dollar, with the pair now sitting at its weakest level in 22 months. It was part...read review » EUR/USD Pair Falls to 22 Month Low Amid Divergent Central Bank Monetary Policy.


EUR/USD Pair Heads North Amid Concerns Over Weather Effected Economy
Currency investors have started to become a bit more concerned about the prolonged cold weather in the US and its potential damage on economic growth. This saw the EUR/USD pair head north...read review » EUR/USD Pair Heads North Amid Concerns Over Weather Effected Economy.


EUR/USD Pair Moves Sharply Lower on Contracting Eurozone GDP Data
On the forex markets, the EUR/USD pair took another sharp move to the downside yesterday. Preliminary data showed that Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.2% in the first quarter which...read review » EUR/USD Pair Moves Sharply Lower on Contracting Eurozone GDP Data.


EUR/USD Pair Tumbles Amid Signs of Compromise on US Budget Deadlock
The dollar strengthened against the major currencies yesterday as the US budget deadlock began to show signs of promise. The dollar made its largest gains in a month as the EUR/USD pair fell by...read review » EUR/USD Pair Tumbles Amid Signs of Compromise on US Budget Deadlock.


EUR/USD Rises as China is 'Forced' to Diversify Currency Reserves
China's central bank Governor mentioned that risk management is 'forcing' the world's second economy to diversify its currency reserves into the euro. That pushed the EUR/USD pair 56 points higher to...read review » EUR/USD Rises as China is 'Forced' to Diversify Currency Reserves.


EUR/USD Sees Spike in Volatility as ECB President Prepares for Action
We saw the shared currency trading in a daily range of 160 points yesterday, coming within 7 points of the psychologically important $1.40 mark only to plunge later on, closing 71 points down at $1.3833. The move came after...read review » EUR/USD Sees Spike in Volatility as ECB President Prepares for Action.


EUR/USD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the EUR/USD market covering how to access live EUR/USD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » EUR/USD Spread Betting.


EUR/USD Spread Betting Market Surges on Extra European Funding
Driving the cost of borrowing down for these countries is assisting in repairing a very broken Eurozone, certainly over the short-term. In the long-term many European countries will remain hugely...read review » EUR/USD Spread Betting Market Surges on Extra European Funding.


EUR/USD Staves Off Steep Losses Despite Portuguese Banking Concerns
Portuguese bank Espirito Santo has been unable to make short-term debt payments, exposing some of the challenges that are giving the ECB plenty of headaches. However, interestingly enough, the EUR/USD pair...read review » EUR/USD Staves Off Steep Losses Despite Portuguese Banking Concerns.


EUR/ZAR Spread Betting
A guide to trading the EUR/ZAR FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on EUR/ZAR and using free test accounts...read review » EUR/ZAR Spread Betting.


Euro / Dollar Pair Tumbles on Surprise ECB Move to Cut Interest Rates
The European Central Bank made a surprise move to cut interest rates given the recent levels of low inflation and the move seemed to catch many investors off guard as the value of the euro fell. US economic data then...read review » Euro / Dollar Pair Tumbles on Surprise ECB Move to Cut Interest Rates.


Euro Drops Sharply as Eurozone Inflation Falls Towards 5 Year Lows
Although it was slightly higher than initially predicted, the latest reading of Eurozone inflation was not far off the weakest levels in nearly 5 years. The euro dropped 97 points to...read review » Euro Drops Sharply as Eurozone Inflation Falls Towards 5 Year Lows.


Euro Extends Losses as German GDP Shrinks by Twice as Much as Expected
A weak German growth figure, which showed GDP shrinking at twice the rate that analysts had forecast, shows that Europe is some way from recovery and...read review » Euro Extends Losses as German GDP Shrinks by Twice as Much as Expected.


Euro Falls as Eurozone Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Declines
Consumer confidence in the Eurozone unexpectedly dropped this month sparking fresh concerns that the much trumpeted economic recovery is already losing steam. At the same time, the ECB...read review » Euro Falls as Eurozone Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Declines.


Euro Falls on Speculation that the ECB Will Produce Further Simulative Measures
The euro has weakened to its lowest level in a year versus the dollar in forex trading markets today. The moves came amid suggestions that the European Central Bank...read review » Euro Falls on Speculation that the ECB Will Produce Further Simulative Measures.


Euro Plummets to 1 Year Low after Shock ECB Interest Rate Cut
The ECB surprised global markets by cutting its refinancing rate to a record low of 0.05%. In addition President Mario Draghi announced that the central bank will start buying private...read review » Euro Plummets to 1 Year Low after Shock ECB Interest Rate Cut.


Euro Rallies as Eurozone Moves Towards Exiting Recession
With the Eurozone economy showing ongoing signs of emerging from its record long recession, the shared currency also enjoyed a nice rally versus the dollar. However, suggestions that the US is moving closer to...read review » Euro Rallies as Eurozone Moves Towards Exiting Recession.


Euro Recovers Losses on Fading Disinflation Concerns Ahead of ECB Meeting
Ahead of the European Central Bank policy meeting scheduled for tomorrow, the euro found enough strength to recover Monday's loss, ending 48 points higher at $1.3589. The driver was the sentiment that...read review » Euro Recovers Losses on Fading Disinflation Concerns Ahead of ECB Meeting.


Euro Sees Late Resurgence as FOMC Suggest that US Rates Will Remain Low
Having trended down for most of the day, the shared currency made a late comeback following the Fed minutes. The FOMC re-iterated their stance to maintain low interest rates for the foreseeable future, weakening the...read review » Euro Sees Late Resurgence as FOMC Suggest that US Rates Will Remain Low.


Euro Slides as Dovish ECB Comments Suggest Extended Loose Policy
We heard some dovish comments from the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi yesterday, who said that monetary policy on this side of the Atlantic is likely to remain loose. This drove the euro...read review » Euro Slides as Dovish ECB Comments Suggest Extended Loose Policy.


Euro Slides as Greek Election Concerns Renew Fears About an Exit from the Eurozone
There are growing signs that we could experience a second Greek tragedy which is being reflected in the country's bond yields as the politics becomes even more complicated. On top of that, traders remain acutely aware that...read review » Euro Slides as Greek Election Concerns Renew Fears About an Exit from the Eurozone.


Euro Stocks 50 Spread Betting
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Euro Struggles to Match Volatility Over Markit Manufacturing and Services Data
Despite some excitement on Wednesday morning following the Eurozone's Markit manufacturing and services data, the euro remains relatively unchanged against the dollar. However, the to-ing and fro-ing of...read review » Euro Struggles to Match Volatility Over Markit Manufacturing and Services Data.


Euro Stumbles as German Unemployment Figures Rise Unexpectedly
The euro resumed its downfall against the dollar, breaching the $1.36 mark to reach a new recent low of $1.3590, a 45 point drop for the day. The main culprit was an unexpected increase in German unemployment...read review » Euro Stumbles as German Unemployment Figures Rise Unexpectedly.


Euro Surges on Speculation that Shutdown Will Delay Fed Tapering
In the FX markets, the fear of economic collapse appears to be long lost memory and investors are seemingly looking to more volatile markets to find their profits. The concoction of a (likely) stalling of Fed tapering and...read review » Euro Surges on Speculation that Shutdown Will Delay Fed Tapering.


Euro Tumbles as Draghi Strengthens Commitment to Monetary Stimulus
At the ECB interest rate meeting, President Mario Draghi strengthened his commitment to use stimulus to aid the Eurozone's economy. On top of that, policy makers said that they were ready to...read review » Euro Tumbles as Draghi Strengthens Commitment to Monetary Stimulus.


Euro-Dollar Currency Pair Jumps as Bernanke Maintains QE Programme
Looking at the spread trading charts, after spending most of the day in neutral territory, the euro spiked 165 points higher versus the dollar to $1.3522. It seems that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke blinked by keeping the QE...read review » Euro-Dollar Currency Pair Jumps as Bernanke Maintains QE Programme.


Euro-Dollar Forex Market Struggles Despite Improved European Car Sales
Carmakers in Europe posted some surprisingly good results which allowed for a rebound in European equities following last week's decline. The euro-dollar forex pair was...read review » Euro-Dollar Forex Market Struggles Despite Improved European Car Sales.


Euro-Dollar Pair Sees Gains as European Economy Returns to Growth
The euro-dollar rate surged 81 points yesterday, supported by news that the European economy is recovering and finally emerging from a record long recession. In particular, the construction industry climbed for...read review » Euro-Dollar Pair Sees Gains as European Economy Returns to Growth.


Europe Dips as Gains on Strong US Earnings are Reversed by a Case of Ebola in New York
European equities are set to fall on the open following overnight news that a case of Ebola has reached New York. Another bout of better than estimated corporate earnings in the US led by Caterpillar had...read review » Europe Dips as Gains on Strong US Earnings are Reversed by a Case of Ebola in New York.


European Central Bank Comes Under Pressure from IMF to Use Quantitative Easing
The European Central Bank (ECB) has been urged to introduce a full-scale quantitative easing (QE) programme in an effort to prevent the Eurozone sliding into deflation. This is the...read review » European Central Bank Comes Under Pressure from IMF to Use Quantitative Easing.


European Central Bank Cuts Rate Again as Draghi Tries to Stimulate the Economy
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today reduced its interest rates to fresh record-lows and launched a new scheme designed to increase the Eurozone cash flow. In addition to cutting ...read review » European Central Bank Cuts Rate Again as Draghi Tries to Stimulate the Economy.


European Central Bank Holds Rates But EUR/USD Pair Continues Fall
The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold at a record low of 0.5% following an exit from a long recession in the second quarter. Nonetheless, the euro plunged 88 points versus...read review » European Central Bank Holds Rates But EUR/USD Pair Continues Fall.


European Crisis Continues to Worsen as Spain Receives Huge Bailout for its Banks
Last weekend it was Spain's turn to get an eye-watering bailout for its beleaguered banks, yet few of us here in the City believe the €100bn rescue will bring the Eurozone debt crisis any closer to...read review » European Crisis Continues to Worsen as Spain Receives Huge Bailout for its Banks.


European Equities Slump Amid Poor US Data and Hawkish Fed Comments
European equities are set to open flat to marginally lower as a negative close in the US leaves traders eyeing up the exit door. Another afternoon of awful US data yesterday looked set to be the basis for the now common place move higher on...read review » European Equities Slump Amid Poor US Data and Hawkish Fed Comments.


European Equities Tread Carefully as Weak Overnight Trading Raises Apex Fears
European indices are set to ease back on the open as traders worry that yesterday's practically flat finish marks the apex of the up move. Negative sessions in the US and Asia overnight have also reinforced concerns that...read review » European Equities Tread Carefully as Weak Overnight Trading Raises Apex Fears.


European Manufacturing and Services Data Looks Dire
Here in Europe, however, things are less rosy. The manufacturing and services data has been dire to say the least. Only the UK's PMI services survey is above the 50 mark, with even Germany reporting a surprise...read review » European Manufacturing and Services Data Looks Dire.


European Manufacturing Data Builds Gains for the Euro/Dollar Pair
The euro posted a sharp rise of 150 points against the dollar yesterday, hitting $1.3695 largely on the back of encouraging manufacturing data from Europe. This suggests that...read review » European Manufacturing Data Builds Gains for the Euro/Dollar Pair.


European Markets Trade Mixed on Accusations that Russian Troops Have Entered Ukraine
European equities are set to open mixed as traders struggle to asses the flare up in Ukraine. There are accusations that the Russian military has been crossing into Ukraine despite rebuttals from the Kremlin about...read review » European Markets Trade Mixed on Accusations that Russian Troops Have Entered Ukraine.


European Rout Continues as Drop in Energy Shares Outweighs Boost to Other Sectors
European equities are set to slump on the open as yesterday's rout continues. Although lower oil prices should be a positive cue for pretty much every sector other than energy, it's the persistent weakness amongst...read review » European Rout Continues as Drop in Energy Shares Outweighs Boost to Other Sectors.


European Situation is Now Well Beyond Economic Reasoning
The current market activity is seeing volumes and direction remain tantalizingly out of reach. News from the Greek/German talks is likely to surface throughout the session, and it would be nice to be...read review » European Situation is Now Well Beyond Economic Reasoning.


European Stock Markets Fall on Spanish PM Corruption Claims
The re-emergence of Eurozone worries sent shivers down investors' spines yesterday as the sellers cascaded into equity markets, driving them lower following a spike in...read review » European Stock Markets Fall on Spanish PM Corruption Claims.


European Stocks Drop as Kiev Launches Operations Against Pro-Russian Separatists
European equities are set to head lower on the open as recent gains look to have put in a short-term top. Tensions in the Ukraine appear to be ratcheting up again, what with Kiev launching operations against...read review » European Stocks Drop as Kiev Launches Operations Against Pro-Russian Separatists.


European Stocks Open Flat Despite 7% Tumble in Nikkei 225
European equities are set to open flat as the Nikkei takes another lurch lower. The last time the Nikkei dropped 7% in a single day was when the Tsunami struck the Japanese coastline...read review » European Stocks Open Flat Despite 7% Tumble in Nikkei 225.


European Stocks Slip Despite Asian Resilience after Poor Chinese Manufacturing Data
Despite a positive lead from Asian markets overnight, European equities look set to open lower this morning. A weaker HSBC China Manufacturing PMI figure doesn't seem to have knocked Asian markets as...read review » European Stocks Slip Despite Asian Resilience after Poor Chinese Manufacturing Data.


Eurozone Markets Start to Look More Resilient
Even talk of relaxing attitudes towards Eurozone members that are imposing strict austerity is not ruffling investors' feathers, who seem to be becoming more accepting of a...read review » Eurozone Markets Start to Look More Resilient.


Evraz Spread Betting
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Expectations for a Strong NFP Report Boost European Stocks After Positive ADP
Expectations for a good Non-Farm Payrolls number are seeing European equities creep higher ahead of the open. Wednesday's drop in ADP jobless claims boosted confidence in the US and...read review » Expectations for a Strong NFP Report Boost European Stocks After Positive ADP.


Experian Spread Betting
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Exxon Spread Betting
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Facebook Spread Betting and CFD Markets
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Falling Eurozone Investor Confidence Weighs on the European Single Currency
Eurozone investor confidence plunged by more than expected yesterday, pushing the shared currency down amid reduced volumes due to the bank holiday in a number of countries including...read review » Falling Eurozone Investor Confidence Weighs on the European Single Currency.


Falling Prospect of US Intervention in Syria Sees Crude Oil Fall Back
In commodities trading, US crude oil slumped for the third straight session, losing $1.50 to $103.34 per barrel. This is part of the process of discounting the danger premium represented by the potential Syrian...read review » Falling Prospect of US Intervention in Syria Sees Crude Oil Fall Back.


Fed Stimulus Reduction Concerns Weigh on Nymex Crude Oil
The energy sector became a tad uneasy about the Fed's next move, with the prospect of a reduction in the stimulus now a growing possibility. As such, Nymex crude oil continued to decline, finishing $1.56 lower at...read review » Fed Stimulus Reduction Concerns Weigh on Nymex Crude Oil.


Federal Reserve Rate Hike Hint Weighs on Gold Futures Market
Gold prices remained under pressure as the Fed hinted at the possibility of an interest rate hike much sooner than initially anticipated. However, the tensions in Ukraine show no signs of abating, with US President...read review » Federal Reserve Rate Hike Hint Weighs on Gold Futures Market.


Financial Heat Maps
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Financial Spread Betting and More US Stimulus
The other big question is how will the financial spread betting markets react? If investors get more than they anticipated, then we could see a squeeze higher. However, we could just as easily...read review » Financial Spread Betting and More US Stimulus.


Financial Spread Betting During the Credit Crunch
In such volatile times there will always be opportunities to make a profit and plenty of opportunities to lose more. As a private customer you are subject to the protection afforded by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Your funds are kept in a segregated...read review » Financial Spread Betting During the Credit Crunch.


Financial Spread Betting Investors Sell Euro on Worsening European Employment Data
Friday's employment picture in the Eurozone turned out to be worse than initially expected, sending financial spread betting investors out of the shared currency. As such, the EURUSD pair lost...read review » Financial Spread Betting Investors Sell Euro on Worsening European Employment Data.


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Financial Spreads Clients Look at Selling the Yen
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Financial Spreads Gives Clients Access to Broker Opinions on UK Shares
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Financial Spreads Gives Clients Access to Director Deals
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Financial Spreads Increases Capacity by 500% to Cope with EU Referendum Trading Volumes
On a normal business day 95-99% of trades to go through the FinancialSpreads.com website and mobile apps. In order to cope with...read review » Financial Spreads Increases Capacity by 500% to Cope with EU Referendum Trading Volumes.


Financial Spreads Launch New Monthly Trading Rebate
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Financial Spreads Makes Two Important Changes to Improve Guaranteed Stop Orders
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Financial Spreads Mobile and Tablet Trading Apps
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Financial Spreads Offers 24 Hour Trading During the Scottish Referendum
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Financial Spreads Offers Clients Access to Market Heat Maps
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Financial Spreads Tightens Forex Spreads
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FinancialSpreads Alibaba IPO Grey Market Jumps 5% Higher
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FinancialSpreads Clients Remain Heavily Short of the FTSE 100
FinancialSpreads clients have been massively short throughout the autumn and have had rather a nice time of it. In general, they remain heavily short and so the expectation is obviously that ...read review » FinancialSpreads Clients Remain Heavily Short of the FTSE 100.


FinancialSpreads Cut Spreads on Popular Stock Indices and Crude Oil Markets
After the FTSE 100 and euro/dollar, the US based 'Wall Street' index is normally the most popular market with FinancialSpreads' clients. The company has now introduced tighter spreads for their most popular US stock indices and crude oil markets....read review » FinancialSpreads Cut Spreads on Popular Stock Indices and Crude Oil Markets.


FinancialSpreads Fixes Spread Betting Markets for Two Years
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FinancialSpreads+ vs Financial Spreads
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FinancialSpreads.com Creates a New Nonfarm Payroll Spread Betting Market
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FinancialSpreads.com Offers Two New Stock Market Differentials
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FinancialSpreads.com Refreshes Website Design
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Forex CFDs
As nervousness was the theme, risk wasn't on the agenda for forex investors. Safe haven currencies were back in the picture and the Yen and Dollar took advantage of it. This has continued into...read review » Forex CFDs.


Forex Markets See Spike in Volatility as European Central Bank Introduces Negative Interest Rates
In an unprecedented move, the European Central Bank reduced its deposit rate to -0.1%, the first major central bank to use negative rates. In addition, the benchmark interest rate was dropped from 0.25% to...read review » Forex Markets See Spike in Volatility as European Central Bank Introduces Negative Interest Rates.


Forex Spread Betting
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Forex Traders Sell the Euro as Italy Falls Back into Recession
Just as Italy fell back into recession, German factory orders saw their largest drop since 2011, raising fresh concerns over the Eurozone's economic health. This meant that forex traders were...read review » Forex Traders Sell the Euro as Italy Falls Back into Recession.


Forex Trading Before Greek Election Number 2
It is tempting to say that the markets are likely to go bananas on Monday no matter which way the electorate jumps. However, in my 30 years of market watching it has been generally true that...read review » Forex Trading Before Greek Election Number 2.


Forex Trading with Financial Spreads
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Forex Update 11 January 2013
Yesterday's big move was the euro which rallied substantially. In fact, 'substantially' probably isn't a strong enough word to describe the move to the upside as the EUR/USD CFD pair put on over two cents to take it...read review » Forex Update 11 January 2013.


Forex Update 11 May 2012
Amid increasing speculation that Greece will exit the monetary union, it has been confirmed that the country secured its most recent tranche of European bailout funds. The news triggered a rise in the EUR/USD forex market as the embattled nation...read review » Forex Update 11 May 2012.


Forex Update 11 November 2011
The euro has managed to find a little bit of support around these levels. FX traders are still very wary of the single currency following the sharp sell off recently and increased volatility in the...read review » Forex Update 11 November 2011.


Forex Update 12 October 2012
As an immediate reaction to the Spanish credit rating downgrade, the shared currency dropped versus the US dollar. Nevertheless, this may pile pressure on the Spanish government to ask for a bailout from the ECB. Ironically, that turned the table and...read review » Forex Update 12 October 2012.


Forex Update 13 April 2012
The AUD/JPY shed 1.5% as the escalating European debt concerns led to strong safe haven buying of the Yen. At the same time, the Australian dollar sank as worries about global growth dragged down the commodity currencies which are heavily dependent on the export of...read review » Forex Update 13 April 2012.


Forex Update 14 October 2011
The dollar was the whipping boy for those FX financial spread betting yesterday. This has now pretty much eradicated the gains it has built up since the middle of September. And that has resulted in good strength for...read review » Forex Update 14 October 2011.


Forex Update 14 September 2012
In forex futures trading, the euro gained sharply after the Federal Open Market Committee decided to start buying mortgage debt until the job market improves. The fact that Bernanke did not mention an upper limit may imply that...read review » Forex Update 14 September 2012.


Forex Update 16 March 2012
The recent dollar strength has really been the theme of FX CFD trading markets recently. This has largely been to the detriment of the euro and yen where EUR/USD has been grinding lower and USD/JPY has been adding to its impressive rally. As the equity markets have been rallying with risk appetite increasing in the past we would expect this to translate into...read review » Forex Update 16 March 2012.


Forex Update 16 September 2011
Forex spread betting markets are gearing themselves up for today's meeting and already are showing a degree of nervousness, with the dollar showing good strength, in particular against...read review » Forex Update 16 September 2011.


Forex Update 17 August 2012
The US Non-Farm Payrolls data showed a better-than-expected increase in the jobs number which completely changed the overall sentiment in global markets. Forex investors felt confident enough to push the euro 203 points higher against...read review » Forex Update 17 August 2012.


Forex Update 17 February 2012
The bounce in risk assets was very much to the detriment of the Japanese yen. That gave a boost to USD/JPY allowing the pair to continue its move above the 200 day moving average. This hasn't been seen since April last year and so is believed to be quite a significant move. Usually with a move into riskier assets you'd expect the dollar to suffer, but yesterday's...read review » Forex Update 17 February 2012.


Forex Update 19 August 2011
In the FX spread betting markets we are running into the battle to see who can have the weakest currency. Everyone wants currency weakness to bolster...read review » Forex Update 19 August 2011.


Forex Update 2 March 2012
There was a huge amount of excitement in the afternoon of yesterday's session as the forex markets were hit by a triple whammy from the central banks which indicated that the stimulus party is over. The markets got hit as a result, in particular gold which slumped 5%. The US dollar has become considerably weaker over the years as the US attempts to inflate its way out of its debt hole. This has fuelled the bull run on...read review » Forex Update 2 March 2012.


Forex Update 2 September 2011
Past history suggests we will drift back to test the lows now that the highs have held us back. However, as this comment has mentioned a few times, sterling does seem to be rather 'too weak' with all the...read review » Forex Update 2 September 2011.


Forex Update 20 January 2012
In the FX markets, the euro has caused some pain for those bears that have been enjoying the recent downward trend of the single currency. Yesterday saw EUR/USD jump and continue to go higher throughout the day. The general risk-on trading supported the ...read review » Forex Update 20 January 2012.


Forex Update 20 July 2012
In the forex CFD trading markets, selling pressure initially hit the euro on reports that Angela Merkel was unsure of whether the 'European project' would last, sending the euro as low as...read review » Forex Update 20 July 2012.


Forex Update 21 December 2012
Standard & Poor's has lifted Greece's credit rating from 'selective default' to 'B-minus', offering the troubled nation a breath of fresh air. The euro/dollar financial spread betting pair climbed to its highest level for seven months, posting a...read review » Forex Update 21 December 2012.


Forex Update 22 February 2013
The latest Fed minutes caught forex CFD trading investors on the wrong foot yesterday as they showed different opinions on the exit strategy. The euro slumped 119 points to $1.3270, with the short-term EUR/USD chart showing...read review » Forex Update 22 February 2013.


Forex Update 22 June 2012
The EUR/USD forex market tumbles as the Eurozone is being confronted with additional pressures on its banks and sovereigns. There are now growing expectations that the ECB will ease its monetary policy to help deal with...read review » Forex Update 22 June 2012.


Forex Update 22 March 2013
In trying to rescue its banking system, Cyprus struggles to find a plan B after rejecting the deposits tax suggested last weekend. However, a Russian rescue is not on the table yet. This meant that worried FX investors headed to the...read review » Forex Update 22 March 2013.


Forex Update 23 December 2011
The risk appetite that seems to have built up in the past 24 hours has rubbed off well on the single currency. Sterling will be in focus this morning with the release of the Bank of England's minutes. Sterling has enjoyed some good strength against the single currency in the past few weeks but the GBP/EUR market can't quite...read review » Forex Update 23 December 2011.


Forex Update 23 November 2012
Overnight it was announced that the European officials failed to reach an agreement with regards to a new round of help for Greece. That immediately triggered a selloff in the shared currency, with the EUR/USD forex spread trading market now back in...read review » Forex Update 23 November 2012.


Forex Update 25 January 2013
The forex spread betting markets have seen the major currencies slip into two groups, with the euro and US dollar strengthening, and the yen, Swiss franc and pound weakening. The USD/JPY rate is now just trading under the ¥90 level, but the uber-bulls will...read review » Forex Update 25 January 2013.


Forex Update 25 May 2012
Yesterday's German manufacturing data disappointed investors and sent the euro to a new 22 month low against the dollar. In addition, China admitted that its biggest banks are struggling to meet the loan targets and this increased the downward...read review » Forex Update 25 May 2012.


Forex Update 25 November 2011
FX CFD traders have displayed a reversal in sentiment and we are seeing a squeeze in riskier currencies, on the back of the ratings companies affirming the US's credit. S&P, Moody's and Fitch each retained their stance even after the US Congress issues. Traders have also taken into...read review » Forex Update 25 November 2011.


Forex Update 26 October 2012
In FX spread trading, the euro-dollar pair dropped 37 points to $1.2933 as Spain's biggest bank, Banco Santander, reported an incredible 94% fall in third quarter profits as property prices continued to...read review » Forex Update 26 October 2012.


Forex Update 27 April 2012
The sterling/dollar contracts for difference market remains above the $1.6000 level after the change of tone at the BoE, with Adam Posen dropping his calls for a round of QE4. The pound hit a 5-month high yesterday as it ran into stiff resistance and...read review » Forex Update 27 April 2012.


Forex Update 28 October 2011
There has been a lot of sideways trading for the EUR/USD pair on the CFD FX markets this week, as traders waited for the big news to come out of Brussels yesterday. There was a mass sell off in the afternoon and the euro dived around...read review » Forex Update 28 October 2011.


Forex Update 28 September 2012
The unveiling of a Spanish austerity budget with €40 billion of spending cuts offered the common currency a bit of breathing space. Forex spread trading investors seemed to assume that this will mean that a bailout is just around the corner and boosted the euro by...read review » Forex Update 28 September 2012.


Forex Update 3 August 2012
Those expecting the Fed to adopt a more aggressive stance were caught on the wrong side yesterday and had to undo their previously dollar bearish positions. The EUR/USD forex market was hurt, declining 70 points to...read review » Forex Update 3 August 2012.


Forex Update 3 February 2012
Clients have been caught on the wrong side of just about everything apart from gold. In FX spread betting the move higher has taken EUR/USD back above its 55 day moving average on the daily chart so the momentum seems to...read review » Forex Update 3 February 2012.


Forex Update 3 May 2013
As widely anticipated, the benchmark interest rate in the Eurozone was lowered by 25 basis points to 0.5% yesterday, with ECB President Mario Draghi refusing to deny that further cuts could take place. The reaction was swift in the forex markets, with...read review » Forex Update 3 May 2013.


Forex Update 30 March 2012
It was a bit of a rollercoaster yesterday for the euro, as it moved higher in early trading but subsequently plummeted, as traders showed nerves ahead of the Spanish government's plans to tackle their budget deficit. They sought safety in the dollar, pushing the pair down to...read review » Forex Update 30 March 2012.


Forex Update 31 August 2012
The dollar continued to weaken after the release of minutes from the Fed's most recent policy-setting meeting. Sterling managed to break the recent resistance levels, with the GBP/USD FX market reaching...read review » Forex Update 31 August 2012.


Forex Update 5 April 2013
The enthusiasm in the global FX spread betting markets following the bailout agreement in Cyprus was short lived. Reports of capital controls and hefty haircuts for deposits over €100,000 saw the euro tumble 112 points to...read review » Forex Update 5 April 2013.


Forex Update 6 July 2012
The big move in the currency CFD trading markets was in EUR/USD, as the Eurozone's benchmark interest rate was reduced to a record low of 0.75%. Many of our clients...read review » Forex Update 6 July 2012.


Forex Update 7 December 2012
The euro continues to push higher against the dollar, reaching a seven-week high, as Greece earned a two year extension on its deficit target from the EU. Ultimately, the EUR/USD CFD pair advanced...read review » Forex Update 7 December 2012.


Forex Update 8 February 2013
The ECB left its benchmark interest rate unchanged yesterday, but it was President Mario Draghi's concerns over a strengthening euro that spooked the global FX markets. Consequently, the euro tumbled 124 points to...read review » Forex Update 8 February 2013.


Forex Update 8 June 2012
The surprise move by China, to ease its monetary policy and cut interest rates, triggered a rally in global FX futures which benefited the euro. However, investors were disappointed by Bernanke's comments and pushed the euro/dollar market...read review » Forex Update 8 June 2012.


Forex Update 8 March 2013
In FX spread betting, the euro-US dollar pair resumed its plunge yesterday, breaking and closing below the $1.30 level for the first time this year and ending the session at $1.2991 after a 51 point drop. The Eurozone's economy slumped by 0.6% in...read review » Forex Update 8 March 2013.


Forex Update 9 December 2011
Those traders who are spread betting on forex have been largely focused on the euro. The trend has been very much downwards for the euro, capped by a downward trend line but major support remains in place. So key levels for EUR/USD to watch over the short term are...read review » Forex Update 9 December 2011.


Forex Update 9 November 2012
Speculation that Barack Obama would be re-elected as the US President hurt the dollar yesterday as the global forex markets associated him with ongoing loose monetary policy. As a result, the EUR/USD pair rose to...read review » Forex Update 9 November 2012.


French Credit Rating Downgrade Has Little Impact on EUR/USD
We did see some initial weakness from the euro in the aftermath of Moody's overnight announcement and the FTSE did fall at the open this morning. However, France's borrowing costs have...read review » French Credit Rating Downgrade Has Little Impact on EUR/USD.


French Stock Market Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the France 40 stock market index and French shares, where to get live prices & charts, how to trade, free practice accounts and...read review » French Stock Market Spread Betting.


Fresnillo Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Fresnillo, getting live FRES share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Fresnillo shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Fresnillo Spread Betting.


Friends Life Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Friends Life, getting live FLG.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Friends Life shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Friends Life Spread Betting.


FTSE 100 Fails to Follow European Stocks Higher as Dividends Weigh
European equities are set to edge higher on the open as concerns over the Russian aid convoy die down. The FTSE would also be up on the open this morning but a large number of companies are going...read review » FTSE 100 Fails to Follow European Stocks Higher as Dividends Weigh.


FTSE 100 Jumps to 14 Year High on Ukraine Ceasefire Hopes and Services PMI
The FTSE 100 has advanced to its highest level in 14-and-a-half years today, boosted by hopes of an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko released a ...read review » FTSE 100 Jumps to 14 Year High on Ukraine Ceasefire Hopes and Services PMI.


FTSE 100 Slides as UK Budget Changes Gaming and Insurance Legislation
The Budget was unusual in that it had a major impact on the stock markets, something that doesn't usually happen because the FTSE 100 is essentially an international index, with more than...read review » FTSE 100 Slides as UK Budget Changes Gaming and Insurance Legislation.


FTSE 100 Supported by Weak Pound and Caution, It's Not One Way Traffic
The lack of post referendum clarity is creating an opaque view of the future that will keep investment in UK PLC on hold. With all the unanswered questions we are likely to see an extended period of volatility in UK focused markets like...read review » FTSE 100 Supported by Weak Pound and Caution, It's Not One Way Traffic.


FTSE 100, Germany 30 and Dow Looking Bearish
The downward trend still looks to be intact and the charts are looking fairly bearish, with some key moving averages starting to show some ominous signals. The FTSE has bounced off...read review » FTSE 100, Germany 30 and Dow Looking Bearish.


FTSE Fails to Rally Despite Pound Surging on Improved Unemployment Data
Unemployment in the UK fell to 7.7%, down 0.1% from the previous quarter, resulting in the pound being bought in the belief that interest rates will rise sooner than the 2016 guideline issued by Mark Carney. The FTSE didn't see...read review » FTSE Fails to Rally Despite Pound Surging on Improved Unemployment Data.


FTSE Sees Overnight Rally on Strong UK Housing Data and Falling Unemployment
Most European markets will open fairly flat today, but the FTSE looks set to open higher after making a nice move to the upside overnight. The UK housing market is riding high and unemployment is falling...read review » FTSE Sees Overnight Rally on Strong UK Housing Data and Falling Unemployment.


FTSE Set to Tumble as Scottish Referendum Fears Inspire Sharp Drop in Sterling
If Sunday's plunge in sterling is any indication, jitters over the Scottish referendum could well take their toll on UK stocks, with the FTSE set to edge lower on the open. I highly doubt that...read review » FTSE Set to Tumble as Scottish Referendum Fears Inspire Sharp Drop in Sterling.


Fund Managers Remain Optimistic About 2013
Only a few weeks ago, we had the Capital Perspectives survey, which polls 200 fund managers. The survey showed that general optimism about our economic prospects were...read review » Fund Managers Remain Optimistic About 2013.


FX Contracts for Difference UK
Amid indications that Slovenia is on its way to becoming the sixth Eurozone member to ask for a bailout, the EUR/USD FX pair lost 76 points. However, the move was more about the relative strength of the US dollar versus the...read review » FX Contracts for Difference UK.


FX Futures
The euro broke to a new 14 month low yesterday. The selling pressure on the single currency doesn't seem to have abated and this weakness and breakout to the downside really puts it in a downward negative trend. Key levels to watch are...read review » FX Futures.


FX Market Considers Tapering After Promising US Budget Talks and Data
With US budget talks looking optimistic and economic data pointing in the right direction, the currency markets are now wondering whether next week's FOMC meeting will see the start of...read review » FX Market Considers Tapering After Promising US Budget Talks and Data.


G4S Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on G4S, getting live GFS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on G4S shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » G4S Spread Betting.


G7 Threats of Further Sanctions on Russia Sees Gold Prices Rebound
A rebound from a five week low for gold prices posted gains of $1.6 to $1,311.2. Considering that the Black Sea tensions are far from over and that the G7 threatened more sanctions for Russia, the rise could...read review » G7 Threats of Further Sanctions on Russia Sees Gold Prices Rebound.


GBP/AUD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the GBP/AUD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on GBP/AUD and using free test accounts...read review » GBP/AUD Spread Betting.


GBP/CAD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the GBP/CAD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on GBP/CAD and using free test accounts...read review » GBP/CAD Spread Betting.


GBP/CHF Spread Betting
A guide to trading the GBP/CHF FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on GBP/CHF and using free test accounts...read review » GBP/CHF Spread Betting.


GBP/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the GBP/JPY market covering how to access live GBP/JPY prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » GBP/JPY Spread Betting.


GBP/NZD Spread Betting
A guide to trading the GBP/NZD FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on GBP/NZD and using free test accounts...read review » GBP/NZD Spread Betting.


GBP/USD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the GBP/USD market covering how to access live GBP/USD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » GBP/USD Spread Betting.


GBP/ZAR Spread Betting
A guide to trading the GBP/ZAR FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on GBP/ZAR and using free test accounts...read review » GBP/ZAR Spread Betting.


General Electric Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the General Electric share price, getting real-time GE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the General Electric stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » General Electric Spread Betting.


German and French Growth is Worse Than Expected
The real worry is that the contractions are deeper than expected, so economists and politicians may be deluding themselves as to the current performance of the economy and the shape of the 'recovery'. In addition, Germany is leading by...read review » German and French Growth is Worse Than Expected.


German Business Confidence Figure Maintains Possibility of ECB Easing
With business sentiment in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, coming in weaker than expected, market participants realised that QE remains on the table for the ECB. As such, they pushed the euro...read review » German Business Confidence Figure Maintains Possibility of ECB Easing.


German Stock Market Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the Germany 30 stock market index and German shares, where to get live prices & charts, how to trade, free practice accounts and...read review » German Stock Market Spread Betting.


Germany 30 / UK 100 Differential Spread Betting
How and where to trade the Germany 30 / UK 100 differential spread betting market. Plus a fully worked Germany 30 / UK 100 trading example and...read review » Germany 30 / UK 100 Differential Spread Betting.


GKN Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on GKN, getting live GKN.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on GKN shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » GKN Spread Betting.


Glencore Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Glencore, getting live GLEN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Glencore Xstrata shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Glencore Spread Betting.


Glimmers of Hope for UK GDP
UK GDP figures were revised upwards yesterday, rising by a whopping 0.1% to -0.4%, so the double dip recession isn't quite as bad as previously thought. This is certainly nothing to get excited about, but given that...read review » Glimmers of Hope for UK GDP.


Global Indices Pull Back on Chinese Credit Crunch and Fed Tapering
European equities are set to open lower following a weak close in the US and another blood bath in Asia. The double whammy of Fed tapering and a Chinese credit crunch refuses to let up and whilst we...read review » Global Indices Pull Back on Chinese Credit Crunch and Fed Tapering.


Global Stock Market Indices Rally Sharply as Federal Reserve Begins Tapering
Following last night's FOMC decision to begin tapering, European stock markets are set to open significantly higher today. The Dow Jones rose sharply to a fresh record high of 16,182 and even managed to...read review » Global Stock Market Indices Rally Sharply as Federal Reserve Begins Tapering.


Global Stocks Sell Off as World Bank Reduces Growth Forecasts
We are set to see a mixed start from indices today as traders take stock of yesterday's declines. Many traders used the World Bank's cut to its global growth forecast as an excuse for a bit of...read review » Global Stocks Sell Off as World Bank Reduces Growth Forecasts.


Glossary for Spread Betting and CFDs
Spread Betting Glossary covering key terms and expressions that are often used in spread betting...read review » Glossary for Spread Betting and CFDs.


Gold Drops to 15 Week Low as US Stock Markets Hit All-Time Highs
Whilst better than expected US economic data pushed the S&P 500 index to a new all-time high, gold prices plunged to a 15 week low. The precious metal lost a significant...read review » Gold Drops to 15 Week Low as US Stock Markets Hit All-Time Highs.


Gold Futures Fall as George Soros Reduces Gold Holdings in ETFs
News that billionaire George Soros had reduced his gold holdings in exchange-traded products piled on the misery for gold investors yesterday. The precious metal will not have been helped by...read review » Gold Futures Fall as George Soros Reduces Gold Holdings in ETFs.


Gold Futures Fall Back on Concerns That FOMC Will Taper QE Program
If oil prices took their direction based on inventories and political issues, gold investors appeared to be more concerned that an ongoing economic recovery will eventually force the Fed to scale back stimulus. The metal fell $23.9 to...read review » Gold Futures Fall Back on Concerns That FOMC Will Taper QE Program.


Gold Market Jumps as Yellen Suggests that Fed Stimulus Remains on the Table
Yellen's speech yesterday was a breath of fresh air for gold spread trading investors as it reiterated that monetary stimulus remains on the table for now. However, the precious metal...read review » Gold Market Jumps as Yellen Suggests that Fed Stimulus Remains on the Table.


Gold Market Sees Slump as GDP Data Raises Fears of a December Taper
The gold market is on track for its second weekly loss as positive US GDP data saw prices fall amid fears that the Fed may cut its stimulus package. Spot gold...read review » Gold Market Sees Slump as GDP Data Raises Fears of a December Taper.


Gold Nosedives on Signs of Recovery in US Employment Sector
Gold nosedived $45 yesterday to reach $1,321.1 on the back of signs of a recovery in the US jobs sector, with unemployment claims declining to their lowest level since 2006. The support around $1,350 was easily...read review » Gold Nosedives on Signs of Recovery in US Employment Sector.


Gold Prices Break Below Key Support as US Politicians Near Deal
Gold prices continued to fall, with spot gold on track for making its second weekly loss as the metal dropped below $1,300 to close at $1,298.19. Stock markets have begun to recover on early signs that political...read review » Gold Prices Break Below Key Support as US Politicians Near Deal.


Gold Prices Drop Despite Shutdown Preventing FOMC from Tapering Asset Purchases
Across the pond, the drama caused by the fiscal shutdown perhaps shows that the Federal Reserve was wise not to taper asset purchases at its Open Markets Committee meeting in...read review » Gold Prices Drop Despite Shutdown Preventing FOMC from Tapering Asset Purchases.


Gold Prices Post Steep Plunge as Fed Minutes Point Towards December Tapering
Gold prices posted a steep plunge yesterday, losing $31.4 to $1,243.6 after the less dovish FOMC minutes were released during the afternoon, throwing all hope of an immediate price recovery out...read review » Gold Prices Post Steep Plunge as Fed Minutes Point Towards December Tapering.


Gold Prices Receive Welcome Support as Diwali Festival Approaches
The fast approaching Diwali festival in India offered some welcome support to gold prices as premiums are expected to increase by the end of October. The precious metal rose by...read review » Gold Prices Receive Welcome Support as Diwali Festival Approaches.


Gold Prices Tumble on Start of Fed Tapering and Declining Inflation Concerns
Forecasts of better days ahead for the US economy did not bode well for gold prices, which slumped by $12.5 to $1,218. And with fear of inflation almost forgotten, the technical outlook for the...read review » Gold Prices Tumble on Start of Fed Tapering and Declining Inflation Concerns.


Gold Remains Undermined by Strong Dollar and Low Inflation but May See Santa Rally
Questions remain over gold as spread trading investors look to digest multiple underlying issues including the strong dollar, low inflation, and prospective interest rate hikes. However, the...read review » Gold Remains Undermined by Strong Dollar and Low Inflation but May See Santa Rally.


Gold Shines a Little Brighter as US Dollar Breaks Down Over Jobless Figures
A steep fall for the US dollar sent gold prices rallying yesterday, with the market closing $27.1 higher at $1,264.21, the strongest level since 10 December. Some less encouraging US economic...read review » Gold Shines a Little Brighter as US Dollar Breaks Down Over Jobless Figures.


Gold Slumps as it Continues to Lose Safe Haven Battle with Dollar
True to its recent terrible form, gold posted another sell off on Friday, dropping $28.2 to $1,221.4. It continues to lose the battle with the dollar and the precious metal cannot match the yields offered by other...read review » Gold Slumps as it Continues to Lose Safe Haven Battle with Dollar.


Gold Spread Betting
Our guide to gold spread betting looks at 24 hour trading, charts, tax-free* trading, how to spread bet on the gold markets,...read review » Gold Spread Betting.


Gold Trades Flat Despite Russian Anxiety Over the Collapse in the Ruble and Crude
Given that Russia is facing huge challenges from the collapse in oil prices and the ruble, the market has started to speculate that the country could default on its debts. With that being the case, one might expect...read review » Gold Trades Flat Despite Russian Anxiety Over the Collapse in the Ruble and Crude.


Goldman Sachs Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Goldman Sachs share price, getting real-time GS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Goldman Sachs stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Goldman Sachs Spread Betting.


Google Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Google share price, getting real-time GOOG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Google stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Google Spread Betting.


Gruelling Presidential Campaign Should Hurt Trump the Most
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, many of the battleground states and one large bookmaker has already paid out on Hillary becoming the next US President. However, she is often only 3-6% ...read review » Gruelling Presidential Campaign Should Hurt Trump the Most.


GSK Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on GSK, getting live GSK.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on GlaxoSmithKline shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » GSK Spread Betting.


Guaranteed Stop Loss
Financial Spreads lets clients add Guaranteed Stop Loss orders to their trades in order to help them with their risk management. A Guaranteed Stop Loss will lower your risk by...read review » Guaranteed Stop Loss.


Guide to Rolling Spread Betting Markets
This spread betting guide covers rolling cash & spot markets, we look at overnight financing charges and dividend adjustments. Plus worked examples for daily...read review » Guide to Rolling Spread Betting Markets.


Guide to Using Multiple Watchlists
To help you organise and quickly access your favourite markets you can create your own watchlists...read review » Guide to Using Multiple Watchlists.


Hammerson Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Hammerson, getting live HMSO share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Hammerson shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Hammerson Spread Betting.


Hargreaves Lansdown Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Hargreaves Lansdown, getting live HL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Hargreaves Lansdown shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Hargreaves Lansdown Spread Betting.


Hawkish Federal Reserve Statement Reverses Gains in Crude Oil Prices
Early strength for the euro against the dollar drove crude futures higher yesterday. However, a sudden plunge after the FOMC statement, together with a slide in stock markets, pushed oil prices back down...read review » Hawkish Federal Reserve Statement Reverses Gains in Crude Oil Prices.


Hawkish FOMC Minutes Hint at an End to Quantitative Easing
Surprisingly hawkish minutes from the latest FOMC meeting indicated the likelihood that US will end the $85bn asset purchasing program sometime this year. Such language has not been heard from...read review » Hawkish FOMC Minutes Hint at an End to Quantitative Easing.


Hawkish FOMC Minutes Sees Dollar Reach 11 Month High Against the Euro
The dollar is now at 11 month highs versus the euro after the release of surprisingly hawkish FOMC minutes which has many traders concerned about a rate hike in the...read review » Hawkish FOMC Minutes Sees Dollar Reach 11 Month High Against the Euro.


Hedge Funds Risk-On Despite Danger of Trump Presidency
The most obvious answer seems to be that the hedge funds are taking a longer-term view. They seem willing to ride out the possible short-term storm and think the markets will...read review » Hedge Funds Risk-On Despite Danger of Trump Presidency.


Hewlett-Packard Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Hewlett-Packard share price, getting real-time HPQ share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the HP stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Hewlett-Packard Spread Betting.


Home Depot Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Home Depot share price, getting real-time HD share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Home Depot stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Home Depot Spread Betting.


Hong Kong Stock Market Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the Hong Kong stock market index, how to access live prices & charts, where to spread bet on the Hong Kong index, using free stock market test accounts and how to trade the...read review » Hong Kong Stock Market Spread Betting.


How Did the Markets Get the Referendum So Wrong?
There could be a horribly simple explanation for why the markets called the referendum so badly. 1) We had a false self-fuelling prophecy rather than a self-fulfilling prophecy. 2) Key data was ...read review » How Did the Markets Get the Referendum So Wrong?.


How Much Will the UK Retail Model Change?
Another high street casualty could possibly take with it around 6000 jobs as electrical store Comet goes to the wall. It is a sorry sign of the times and reminds us that...read review » How Much Will the UK Retail Model Change?.


HSBC Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on HSBC, getting live HSBA.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on HSBC shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » HSBC Spread Betting.


IAG Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on IAG, getting live IAG.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on International Airlines Group shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » IAG Spread Betting.


Iberdrola Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Iberdrola shares, where to get live Iberdrola charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Iberdrola Spread Betting.


IBM Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the IBM share price, getting real-time IBM share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the IBM stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » IBM Spread Betting.


If Greece is the Fuse then Spain is the Bomb
Even if Spain resists now, the chances are that they will have to accept a bailout sooner or later and, if they do, equities will probably rally....read review » If Greece is the Fuse then Spain is the Bomb.


IMF Growth Forecasts Cause More Doom and Gloom
The IMF's forecasts act as a sharp reminder that all is not well, not only in terms of the UK's growth prospects, but also for everyone else. As stated by the ECB President yesterday, it's going to be a long, hard road and there...read review » IMF Growth Forecasts Cause More Doom and Gloom.


IMI Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on IMI, getting live IMI.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on IMI shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » IMI Spread Betting.


Imperial Tobacco Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Imperial Tobacco, getting live IMT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Imperial Tobacco shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Imperial Tobacco Spread Betting.


Important: Temporary Changes to Margins, Spreads & Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders
The referendum is an unprecedented event that is likely to cause volatility across global markets and market liquidity may weaken...read review » Important: Temporary Changes to Margins, Spreads & Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders.


Improving US Economy Sees Spot Gold Continue to Give Back 2014 Gains
In a sign of potential trouble ahead, gold dropped $13.6 to $1,281.5, a level last seen on 19 June. After rising 10% in the first quarter of 2014, the precious metal is now slowly but surely giving back...read review » Improving US Economy Sees Spot Gold Continue to Give Back 2014 Gains.


Indices CFDs
The indices markets have once again shown how investors are by no means convinced that the we are out of the woods yet when it comes to the Eurozone debt crisis. The FTSE is seeing the nerves that set in yesterday and...read review » Indices CFDs.


Indices Open Lower Ahead of Key Elections in Europe and Ukraine
Stock markets are set to open mixed as traders turn cautious ahead of Ukrainian and European election results. Despite modest gains in overnight markets, this hesitation is expected to see investors...read review » Indices Open Lower Ahead of Key Elections in Europe and Ukraine.


Indices Steady Themselves on Expectations of Dovish ECB Policy and Rate Cut
European equities are expected to open flat as traders hunker down ahead of the central bank meetings. Expectations are for the ECB to let slip the dogs of dovish monetary policy today with, at a minimum, a...read review » Indices Steady Themselves on Expectations of Dovish ECB Policy and Rate Cut.


Inditex Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Inditex shares, where to get live Inditex charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Inditex Spread Betting.


Inflation Pressure Could Cause a 'Mega' Stock Market Crash
Interestingly, his view was that it would be a considerable spike in inflation. He argued that central bank stimulus will drive asset prices higher and fuel inflationary pressures to such a degree that it...read review » Inflation Pressure Could Cause a 'Mega' Stock Market Crash.


ING Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on ING shares, getting live ING Group charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Dutch company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » ING Spread Betting.


Intel Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Intel share price, getting real-time INTC share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Intel stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Intel Spread Betting.


Intercontinental Hotels Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Intercontinental Hotels, getting live IHG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Intercontinental Hotels shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Intercontinental Hotels Spread Betting.


Intertek Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Intertek, getting live ITRK share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Intertek shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Intertek Spread Betting.


Investors Brush Eurozone Crisis Aside
There will always be lots for European leaders to discuss, but investors will pay less attention to them this time as the Eurozone crisis has been brushed to one side for now. But therein lies the danger; complacency and...read review » Investors Brush Eurozone Crisis Aside.


Investors Have Very Low Expectations of ECB MOT
The leaks suggest that the ECB will carry out unlimited bond purchases for the longest maturities they claim to be within their mandate. Unfortunately for them, however, apart from a rally in the euro, the...read review » Investors Have Very Low Expectations of ECB MOT.


Investors Look Unlikely to Push the Stock Market
Financial Spreads' clients have once again decided that discretion is the better part of valour and, as with every other move above 5875, have decided to sell heavily. So far, we have had seven or eight moves above...read review » Investors Look Unlikely to Push the Stock Market.


Investors Should Ignore Political Lies at Their Own Risk
Some people take what politicians say with a pinch of salt, others heavily discount their views, many simply ignore every word. Investors don't have that luxury....read review » Investors Should Ignore Political Lies at Their Own Risk.


Investors Still Concerned by Italy
Even though the current stability of equity markets may not suggest that the Eurozone debt crisis is coming back to the fore, there still remains lots of political uncertainty and worry surrounding Italy. They have yet...read review » Investors Still Concerned by Italy.


Is the Investment Community is Getting Overly Bullish?
The risk-on rally for equities continues after another show of strength from US stocks which saw the Dow press on to a fresh 2 month high. Chinese exports surprised investors by rising almost triple the estimates and signalling that...read review » Is the Investment Community is Getting Overly Bullish?.


Is the UK in a Japanese Style Lost Decade?
The UK seems to be suffering from a Japanese style lost decade in terms of consumer spending. You only have to see the recent high street casualties to understand that we are simply not reaching for...read review » Is the UK in a Japanese Style Lost Decade?.


Italian Deficit Chart is Terrifying
The total Italian deficit chart is, frankly, terrifying. Whilst nothing much appears to be happening in the way of solutions, the problem is silently getting worse. Eventually one of...read review » Italian Deficit Chart is Terrifying.


Italian Elections Cause Panic Amongst Spread Betting Investors
There is a sea of red across trading screens this morning as the lack of a clear victor in the Italian elections is causing panic amongst spread betting investors. The uncertainty that this causes is enough to make anyone nervous and we are likely to see an...read review » Italian Elections Cause Panic Amongst Spread Betting Investors.


ITV Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on ITV, getting live ITV.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on ITV shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » ITV Spread Betting.


Janet Yellen's First FOMC Press Conference Spooks Global Stock Markets
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spooked the global markets during her first FOMC press conference yesterday. After a very dovish statement, when pressed about rate hikes, Yellen suggested...read review » Janet Yellen's First FOMC Press Conference Spooks Global Stock Markets.


Japan 225 Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the Japan 225 stock market index, how to access live prices & charts, where to spread bet on the Japan 225, using free stock market test accounts and how to trade the...read review » Japan 225 Spread Betting.


Japanese Yen Rallies as Tensions in Iraq Raise Oil Disruption Fears
Amid reports of escalating tensions in Iraq, investors have increasingly turned towards safe-haven assets, such as the Japanese yen. Because the country does not rely on...read review » Japanese Yen Rallies as Tensions in Iraq Raise Oil Disruption Fears.


John Wood Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on John Wood, getting live WG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on John Wood shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » John Wood Spread Betting.


Johnson & Johnson Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Johnson & Johnson share price, getting real-time JNJ share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Johnson & Johnson stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Johnson & Johnson Spread Betting.


Johnson Matthey Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Johnson Matthey, getting live JMAT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Johnson Matthey shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Johnson Matthey Spread Betting.


JP Morgan Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the JP Morgan share price, getting real-time JPM share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the JP Morgan stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » JP Morgan Spread Betting.


King Stops GBP/USD Decline but for How Long?
The UK currency did receive a boost from Sir Mervyn as he mentioned that he thought the pound had reached a fair value following months of declines. The result? the GBP/USD spread betting market dragged itself back above the...read review » King Stops GBP/USD Decline but for How Long?.


Kingfisher Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Kingfisher, getting live KGF share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Kingfisher shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Kingfisher Spread Betting.


L'Oreal Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on L'Oreal shares, where to get live L'Oreal share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » L'Oreal Spread Betting.


Land Securities Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Land Securities, getting live LAND share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Land Securities shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Land Securities Spread Betting.


Legal & General Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Legal & General, getting live LGEN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Legal & General shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Legal & General Spread Betting.


Libor Scandal: Barclays Just One of Sixteen Banks
The fines from the regulators can be assumed to be much more than the actual benefit to Barclays. In fact, by reinforcing the appearance of stability in 2007/08, Barclays and others probably did rather more to save...read review » Libor Scandal: Barclays Just One of Sixteen Banks.


Live Trading News Feed
When you log on to your Financial Spreads account, there is a simple and free news feed which you can customise. You can currently subscribe to the Financial Times rss feed for free. However...read review » Live Trading News Feed.


Lloyds Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Lloyds, getting live LLOY share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Lloyds shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Lloyds Spread Betting.


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LVMH Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on LVMH shares, where to get live LVMH share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » LVMH Spread Betting.


Mario Draghi Disappoints Forex Markets by Delaying Discussion of Quantitative Easing
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised the media by saying that the central bank will wait until next quarter before assessing the need for additional stimulus measures. The forex markets were disappointed by...read review » Mario Draghi Disappoints Forex Markets by Delaying Discussion of Quantitative Easing.


Mark Carney's Forward Guidance Sees FTSE 100 Fall Back
Despite his best efforts and huge expectations from markets and consumers, Mark Carney lost a lot of his initial credibility yesterday as his attempt at forward guidance bounced back in his face. The fall in the FTSE...read review » Mark Carney's Forward Guidance Sees FTSE 100 Fall Back.


Market Attention Shifts to Central Bank Speeches at the Jackson Hole Symposium
There's little in the way of economic data out today, so attention has turned towards the Jackson Hole Symposium where traders will look for further clarity on global interest rates. With speakers from the Fed, BoE, ECB and...read review » Market Attention Shifts to Central Bank Speeches at the Jackson Hole Symposium.


Market Information
FinancialSpreads offers over a thousand markets such as indices, shares (UK, US, German etc.), forex (EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY etc.) and commodities (gold, crude oil etc.). Investors can speculate on Futures and Rolling (daily) markets....read review » Market Information.


Market Squawk
Financial Spreads clients can get live Market Squawk audio news and commentary on the forex markets. Plus daily videos, strategies and an economic calendar as well as...read review » Market Squawk.


Markets Remain Supported by the Central Banks
A 'false market' is being created as economies limp on with the assistance of new cash creation rather than going through the necessary reforms to become more efficient. As long as central banks continue with...read review » Markets Remain Supported by the Central Banks.


Marks & Spencer Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Marks & Spencer, getting live MKS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on M&S shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Marks & Spencer Spread Betting.


McDonalds Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the McDonalds share price, getting real-time MCD share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the McDonalds stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » McDonalds Spread Betting.


Meggitt Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Meggitt, getting live MGGT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Meggitt shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Meggitt Spread Betting.


Melrose Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Melrose, getting live MRO share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Melrose shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Melrose Spread Betting.


Merck Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Merck share price, getting real-time MRK share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Merck & Co stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Merck Spread Betting.


Microsoft Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Microsoft share price, getting real-time MSFT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Microsoft stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Microsoft Spread Betting.


Monthly Trader Rebate
Monthly loyalty programme for all clients. Get a rebate on your trading costs of up to 20% each month....read review » Monthly Trader Rebate.


Moody's Downgrades the UK Credit Rating
The markets have been holding onto the premise that the UK is getting to grips with its debts and bringing down the deficit. However, on Friday, the Chancellor got his first official slap on the wrist as the UK was credit rating downgraded....read review » Moody's Downgrades the UK Credit Rating.


Morgan Stanley Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Morgan Stanley share price, getting real-time MS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Morgan Stanley stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Morgan Stanley Spread Betting.


Morrisons Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Morrisons, getting live MRW share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Morrisons shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Morrisons Spread Betting.


Muench Rueck Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Muench Rueck share price, getting live Muench Rueck share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Muench Rueck Spread Betting.


Multitude of Negative Cues Combine to Drag Indices Lower After Poor Session
European equities are set to continue their slide as yesterday's painful session has given traders a hangover. A multitude of negative cues from Russia, weak economic and corporate data, the Fed and...read review » Multitude of Negative Cues Combine to Drag Indices Lower After Poor Session.


National Grid Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on National Grid, getting live NG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on National Grid shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » National Grid Spread Betting.


New UK State Bank to Leverage Itself Nine Times?
Plans for a state bank have been batted around for a while now. However, as with most things that politicians suggest and implement, it is unlikely to make a big difference in practice. It is yet another...read review » New UK State Bank to Leverage Itself Nine Times?.


News that Libya Will Reopen Oil Export Terminals Sees WTI Prices Tumble
In civil war torn Libya, rebels announced plans to reopen two crude oil export terminals, thus increasing supplies in a market already awash with crude. The effect was a sharp drop in WTI crude prices, with...read review » News that Libya Will Reopen Oil Export Terminals Sees WTI Prices Tumble.


Next Concerns Hit Retailers as Warm UK Weather Deters Purchases of Winter Clothing
Next, the country's second largest retailer of clothing, fell by 4.3% after revealing that the unusually warm weather being enjoyed by Brits across the country was deterring shoppers from...read review » Next Concerns Hit Retailers as Warm UK Weather Deters Purchases of Winter Clothing.


Next Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Next, getting live NXT.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Next shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Next Spread Betting.


Nike Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Nike share price, getting real-time NKE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Nike stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Nike Spread Betting.


Nonfarm Payroll Spread Betting
Investors can now spread bet on the US Nonfarm Payrolls. Here we take a detailed look at the market, how it works, the NFP, getting historical results and...read review » Nonfarm Payroll Spread Betting.


Nymex Crude Oil Prices Fall as Global Stock Markets Slump
In the face of a weaker US dollar, which usually supports oil prices, Nymex crude oil plunged $2.20 to $92.84 yesterday, taking its direction from the slumping stock markets. This may suggest that the...read review » Nymex Crude Oil Prices Fall as Global Stock Markets Slump.


NZD/JPY Spread Betting
A guide to trading the NZD/JPY FX market including getting real-time charts & prices, where to spread bet on NZD/JPY and using free test accounts...read review » NZD/JPY Spread Betting.


NZD/USD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the NZD/USD market covering how to access live NZD/USD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » NZD/USD Spread Betting.


Oil Futures Decline as US Driving Season Fails to See Demand Keep Up With Supply
Whilst the US has entered driving season, consumption in the world's largest oil user has failed to keep up with supply, meaning that gasoline inventories have pushed higher. With geopolitical tensions also...read review » Oil Futures Decline as US Driving Season Fails to See Demand Keep Up With Supply.


Oil Futures Jump as Massive Drop Sees Stockpiles Hit 22 Month Low
With inventories plunging to their weakest level in nearly 22 months, it wasn't a surprise to see WTI crude prices rallying by $1.76 to $94.31. Upbeat economic data in the US did its...read review » Oil Futures Jump as Massive Drop Sees Stockpiles Hit 22 Month Low.


Oil Prices Drop as Stockpiles Hit Highest Level Since Records Began in 1982
In its weekly crude inventories report, the US Department of Energy indicated a 1.7 million barrels rise to a record high of 399.4 million barrels. That is the highest level since records begun in 1982 and...read review » Oil Prices Drop as Stockpiles Hit Highest Level Since Records Began in 1982.


Oil Sees Gains as Stockpiles Fall in Both Crude and Distillates
The weekly oil inventories report not only showed the anticipated drop in distillate fuel as a result of the cold weather, but also a weaker build for crude oil stockpiles. That pushed crude prices higher initially but...read review » Oil Sees Gains as Stockpiles Fall in Both Crude and Distillates.


Old Mutual Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Old Mutual, getting live OML share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Old Mutual shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Old Mutual Spread Betting.


Optimistic Energy Traders Send Oil Prices Higher After Strong US Growth Report
Energy investors were cheered by the stronger than anticipated expansion for the US economy and expected oil demand to stay strong matching the oversupply seen...read review » Optimistic Energy Traders Send Oil Prices Higher After Strong US Growth Report.


Orange Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Orange shares, where to get live Orange share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Orange Spread Betting.


Pearson Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Pearson, getting live PSON share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Pearson shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Pearson Spread Betting.


Pennon Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Pennon, getting live PNN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Pennon shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Pennon Spread Betting.


Petrofac Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Petrofac, getting live PFC share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Petrofac shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Petrofac Spread Betting.


Pfizer Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Pfizer share price, getting real-time PFE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Pfizer stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Pfizer Spread Betting.


Pharmaceutical Sector Drags the FTSE Lower as US Treasury Limits M&A Possibilities
The FTSE 100 has fallen after shares in major pharmaceutical organisations suffered due to regulations that reduce the likelihood of a US takeover. New rules have been brought into immediate ...read review » Pharmaceutical Sector Drags the FTSE Lower as US Treasury Limits M&A Possibilities.


Philips Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Philips shares, getting live Philips charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Dutch company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Philips Spread Betting.


Pick Up in Inflation Sees European Central Bank Hold Interest Rates
The European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.25% amid signs of a pickup in inflation and output, undoubtedly very helpful for officials in...read review » Pick Up in Inflation Sees European Central Bank Hold Interest Rates.


Political Uncertainty in Greece Brings Back Bad Memories and Weakens the Euro
Is the Greek drama back on? Prime Minister Samaras is trying to stop the anti-bailout party Syriza from getting to power. This comeback of uncertainty in European politics sent fresh shivers down the spines in...read review » Political Uncertainty in Greece Brings Back Bad Memories and Weakens the Euro.


Polymetal Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Polymetal, getting live POLY share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Polymetal International shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Polymetal Spread Betting.


Poor Google Results Reverse Gains After Yellen's Dovish Dis-Inflation Comments
Overnight, US markets closed higher as markets took Janet Yellen's dis-inflation worries as a dovish signal, but poor results from Google after the close has undone the positive handover. The talks in...read review » Poor Google Results Reverse Gains After Yellen's Dovish Dis-Inflation Comments.


Positive Outlook in FOMC Minutes Inspires Equity Market Rally
European equities are set to open higher this morning after a bullish close in the US and a buoyant Asian session. The positive outlook in the FOMC statement caused rallies in European and...read review » Positive Outlook in FOMC Minutes Inspires Equity Market Rally.


Post EU Referendum Market Moves: FTSE 100 Futures Open 9% Down
FTSE 100 Futures have just opened 584 points lower at 5716. That's a 9% drop. This will be a market gap i.e. when the market jumps from...read review » Post EU Referendum Market Moves: FTSE 100 Futures Open 9% Down.


Potential Relaxation of Economic Restrictions on Greece Buoys the Euro
The euro continued its rally against the dollar as Germany, Europe's biggest economy, appeared ready to ease some concessions ahead of Chancellor Merkel's trip to Greece. This meant that...read review » Potential Relaxation of Economic Restrictions on Greece Buoys the Euro.


Pound Slips as Mark Carney Backtracks on Interest Rate Comments
The pound has broadly declined in forex trading markets today, sliding on the back of comments from Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney. Addressing the Treasury Select Committee in...read review » Pound Slips as Mark Carney Backtracks on Interest Rate Comments.


Preparing for the Referendum and Possible Market Move
We could see unprecedented levels of volatility. If so, that could increase the downside risk for investors and therefore make it more difficult for them to trade profitably...read review » Preparing for the Referendum and Possible Market Move.


Pressure Builds on Draghi as Single Currency Drops and European Bond Yields Spike
Bond yields in the periphery economies of Eurozone posted a sharp rise yesterday, sending the shared currency 28 points down against the US dollar to $1.2809. It appears that pressure continues to build and...read review » Pressure Builds on Draghi as Single Currency Drops and European Bond Yields Spike.


Pro-Democracy Unrest in Hong Kong Weighs on UK Banks and Miners
The former British colony has experienced its most notable unrest in two decades over the last few days, as pro-democracy protesters have taken to the streets of the special administrative region to ...read review » Pro-Democracy Unrest in Hong Kong Weighs on UK Banks and Miners.


Procter and Gamble Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Procter and Gamble share price, getting real-time PG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Procter and Gamble stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Procter and Gamble Spread Betting.


Profit Taking Sees Dow Jones Slump as Tapering Fears Grow
European equities are set to open significantly lower as concerns over Fed taper get stronger. With a growing numbers of market participants looking to book profits, the Dow Jones plunged 151 points to...read review » Profit Taking Sees Dow Jones Slump as Tapering Fears Grow.


Proposal to Extend Federal Reserve Easing Sees Gold Halt its Two Week Rally
The gold market took a breather yesterday after advancing for two weeks in a row as investors started to reassess the chances of extending QE into November and beyond. The metal dropped by...read review » Proposal to Extend Federal Reserve Easing Sees Gold Halt its Two Week Rally.


Prudential Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Prudential, getting live PRU share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Prudential shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Prudential Spread Betting.


Rally in US Healthcare Stocks Boosts Dow Jones Industrial Average
A rally in US healthcare stocks drove the Dow Jones 92 points higher yesterday to 16,205, almost completely reversing the sharp selloff seen at the end of January. Despite this, European equities are set to...read review » Rally in US Healthcare Stocks Boosts Dow Jones Industrial Average.


Rampant Asian Session Boosts Europe as Emerging Market Fears Ease
European equities are set to open higher following a buoyant Asian session. Whether this is because the emerging market fears have been fully priced in, or just that both the...read review » Rampant Asian Session Boosts Europe as Emerging Market Fears Ease.


Randgold Resources Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Randgold Resources, getting live RRS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Randgold Resources shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Randgold Resources Spread Betting.


RBS Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on RBS, getting live RBS.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on RBS shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » RBS Spread Betting.


Reckitt Benckiser Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Reckitt Benckiser, getting live RB share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Reckitt Benckiser shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Reckitt Benckiser Spread Betting.


Reed Elsevier Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Reed Elsevier, getting live REL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Reed Elsevier shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Reed Elsevier Spread Betting.


Refer a Friend
Refer a friend to Financial Spreads and you could both get a bonus. To qualify for the bonus you and your referred friend must both...read review » Refer a Friend.


Referendum Traders Beware, Remain Has Not Won Yet and Potential Market Moves
The financial markets seem to be ignoring the risks and taking the latest polls as the actual Referendum result. Yesterday, the FTSE 100 closed about 150 points higher and sterling gained...read review » Referendum Traders Beware, Remain Has Not Won Yet and Potential Market Moves.


Reports of ECB Corporate Bond Buying Plans Drag the Euro Lower
Reports in the financial markets that the ECB was considering buying covered corporate bonds to bolster growth in the common area easily spilled over to the other side of the Atlantic. As a result, the euro dropped by 84 points against...read review » Reports of ECB Corporate Bond Buying Plans Drag the Euro Lower.


Repsol Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Repsol shares, where to get live Repsol charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Repsol Spread Betting.


Rexam Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Rexam, getting live REX share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Rexam shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Rexam Spread Betting.


Rio Tinto Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Rio Tinto, getting live RIO.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Rio Tinto shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Rio Tinto Spread Betting.


Rise in Eurozone Inflation Dampens Expectations for ECB Monetary Stimulus
A pick up in Eurozone inflation gave the ECB a bit more room to manoeuvre, damping speculation about an imminent burst of monetary stimulus. On the other hand, an encouraging statement by...read review » Rise in Eurozone Inflation Dampens Expectations for ECB Monetary Stimulus.


Rising Equity Markets Have Yet to Find Rhythm of 2014
European equities are set to start with modest gains on the open, but don't read too much into it as the financial markets have yet to find their rhythm for 2014. We saw another volatile session...read review » Rising Equity Markets Have Yet to Find Rhythm of 2014.


Rising Expectations of ECB Sovereign Bond Buying Lifts the German DAX
The firming up of expectations that the ECB will start buying sovereign bonds is powering Eurozone markets higher, particularly the DAX. Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann will be speaking today and there is...read review » Rising Expectations of ECB Sovereign Bond Buying Lifts the German DAX.


Rising Gasoline Stocks See Oil Prices Fall Despite Falling Crude Inventories
Although US crude stockpiles dropped by 10.6 million barrels last week, which was more than three times the forecast, the product numbers had the upper hand. Unexpected builds for gasoline and diesel inventories...read review » Rising Gasoline Stocks See Oil Prices Fall Despite Falling Crude Inventories.


Rising German Business Confidence and Falling Spanish Unemployment Boost Euro
Amid a rise in the German business confidence for a third month to 106.2 from 105.9 in June, the euro resumed its advance versus the dollar, gaining 80 points to $1.3276. A slight drop in the Spanish unemployment rate to...read review » Rising German Business Confidence and Falling Spanish Unemployment Boost Euro.


Rising Physical Demand Ahead of Diwali Sees the Gold Market Rally
Ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, appetite for jewellery increased which in turn gave strength to precious metal prices, with gold adding $2.9 to...read review » Rising Physical Demand Ahead of Diwali Sees the Gold Market Rally.


Rising US Oil Production Sees Saudi Arabia Cut Prices to Defend Market Share
Faced with soaring US production of oil, Saudi Arabia took the drastic decision to cut the cost of the crude it sells to US customers in an attempt to preserve their market share. The energy complex's reaction was to...read review » Rising US Oil Production Sees Saudi Arabia Cut Prices to Defend Market Share.


Risk Averse FX Traders See the Euro on Uncertainty Over Ukrainian Tensions
The current unrest in the Ukraine, which threatens to engulf Russia and the West, pushed risk averse FX traders into the safety of the dollar yesterday. In addition, the US currency was supported by...read review » Risk Averse FX Traders See the Euro on Uncertainty Over Ukrainian Tensions.


Risk-Reward of Trading the Referendum is Horribly Skewed
Like many market events, we have been looking at how investors could trade the referendum profitably. For short-term investors it is tempting to trade the UK referendum, the volatility is appealing. However...read review » Risk-Reward of Trading the Referendum is Horribly Skewed.


Rolls Royce Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Rolls Royce, getting live RR share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Rolls Royce shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Rolls Royce Spread Betting.


Rolls-Royce Share Buyback Plan Sees UK Stock Markets Surge
Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has propelled the FTSE 100 upwards, surging by more than 5% after it announced plans for a £1 billion share...read review » Rolls-Royce Share Buyback Plan Sees UK Stock Markets Surge.


Royal Mail Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Royal Mail, getting live RMG share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Royal Mail shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Royal Mail Spread Betting.


RSA Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on RSA, getting live RSA.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on RSA shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » RSA Spread Betting.


SAB Miller Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on SAB Miller, getting live SAB.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on SAB Miller shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » SAB Miller Spread Betting.


Safe Haven Markets Slide as Investors Expect Resolution to US Government Shutdown
Interestingly, the price of gold has actually fallen in recent days, which implies investors believe a resolution to the US shutdown is likely. Gold is, of course, a fear trade and it looks like the...read review » Safe Haven Markets Slide as Investors Expect Resolution to US Government Shutdown.


Sage Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Sage, getting live SGE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Sage shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Sage Spread Betting.


Sainsbury Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Sainsbury, getting live SBRY share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Sainsbury shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Sainsbury Spread Betting.


Sanofi Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Sanofi shares, where to get live Sanofi share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Sanofi Spread Betting.


Santander Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Santander shares, where to get live Santander charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish bank's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Santander Spread Betting.


SAP Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the SAP share price, getting live SAP share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » SAP Spread Betting.


Schneider Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Schneider shares, where to get live Schneider share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Schneider Spread Betting.


Schroders Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Schroders, getting live SDR share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Schroders shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Schroders Spread Betting.


Scottish Independence and the Markets
Whilst a small proportion of Scotland would love independence, it seems that the majority are content with the status quo because, on the whole, people simply don't like change. Much of the tax generated within the Union is...read review » Scottish Independence and the Markets.


Serco Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Serco, getting live SRP share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Serco shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Serco Spread Betting.


Severn Trent Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Severn Trent, getting live SVT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Severn Trent shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Severn Trent Spread Betting.


Shared European Currency Continues to Drop after Draghi's Pledge to Increase Stimulus
Mario Draghi's pledge to further ease ECB monetary policy is continuing to do some damage to the shared currency despite the odd stumble across the Atlantic for the...read review » Shared European Currency Continues to Drop after Draghi's Pledge to Increase Stimulus.


Shares Spread Betting
Our guide to shares spread betting talks through the numerous UK and International stocks that you can trade as well as charts, shares spread betting examples, tax-free* trading and...read review » Shares Spread Betting.


Sharp Revision in US GDP Inspires Drop in the Dollar as Cold Weather Weighs
The dollar has fallen to a four-week low in forex trading markets today, with demand for the currency declining following the publication of a sharp revision to the estimate for US gross domestic...read review » Sharp Revision in US GDP Inspires Drop in the Dollar as Cold Weather Weighs.


Shell Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Shell, getting live RDSA share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Shell shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Shell Spread Betting.


Shire Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Shire, getting live SHP share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Shire shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Shire Spread Betting.


Shrink in German Industrial Production See Euro Start to Fall Back after Rally
German industrial production shrank by the most in 5 years, disappointing markets and triggering a plunge in the DAX and other European indices. After rallying sharply the day before, the shared currency gained...read review » Shrink in German Industrial Production See Euro Start to Fall Back after Rally.


Siemens Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Siemens share price, getting live Siemens share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Siemens Spread Betting.


Silver Spread Betting
Our guide to silver spread betting looks at 24 hour trading, charts, tax-free* trading, how to spread bet on the silver markets...read review » Silver Spread Betting.


Single Currency Gives Up Recent Gains on Slowing German Growth Figures
Germany, Europe's economic engine, seems to have lost some steam as its GDP climbed just 0.3%, significantly lower than the 0.7% rise in the previous quarter. The report dented the euros rebound in...read review » Single Currency Gives Up Recent Gains on Slowing German Growth Figures.


Single Currency Posts Significant Gains as Bernanke Discusses Policy Extension
Bernanke's speech about accommodative policy extending into next year monopolised the financial news throughout the day. Consequently, the shared currency posted another significant advance, gaining 128 points to...read review » Single Currency Posts Significant Gains as Bernanke Discusses Policy Extension.


Single Currency Pulls Back on Inflation Fears and Fall in German Bond Yields
With German bond yields falling to record lows and deflation remaining a real risk, some traders are wondering whether we are seeing the calm before the storm. Either way, the euro resumed its slump...read review » Single Currency Pulls Back on Inflation Fears and Fall in German Bond Yields.


Single Currency Surges as US Congress Delay Vote on Syrian Action
The delay to the US Congress' vote on Syria changed investor sentiment by fuelling a renewed risk-on attitude. Consequently, the shared currency maintained its upward trajectory versus the...read review » Single Currency Surges as US Congress Delay Vote on Syrian Action.


Single European Currency Struggles as Fed Comments Balance Weak Eurozone Data
Continued signs of economic slowdown in France combined with poor Eurozone manufacturing numbers to trigger fresh concerns about the region's fragile recovery. That would normally send...read review » Single European Currency Struggles as Fed Comments Balance Weak Eurozone Data.


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The Financial Spreads sitemap with quick links to the Account Opening page, the latest trading offers, the free Demo Account, a range of guides and...read review » Sitemap.


Sixteen Month Low for German Investor Confidence Weighs on the Euro
The euro had a tough day following the influential German ZEW surveys. The investor confidence measure fell for the fifth straight month and hit a sixteen month low. This disappointment, coupled with...read review » Sixteen Month Low for German Investor Confidence Weighs on the Euro.


Slacking Consumer Demand and Weak Chinese Growth Sees Gold Prices Tumble
Poor growth figures in China spelled trouble for gold markets on Tuesday as fears loomed over slacking consumer demand in the Far East. Spot gold fell as low as...read review » Slacking Consumer Demand and Weak Chinese Growth Sees Gold Prices Tumble.


Slowing UK Manufacturing Sector Suggests Delay to Potential BoE Rate Hike
The UK manufacturing sector's strong recovery slowed significantly last month, with concerns regarding the crisis in Ukraine hampering foreign demand and denting expectations for ...read review » Slowing UK Manufacturing Sector Suggests Delay to Potential BoE Rate Hike.


Slump in Commodities and Equities Provides Boost for Safe Haven Dollar
A slump in stocks and commodities across the board has undoubtedly increased demand for safe haven currencies, thus supporting the US dollar. We also saw European Central Bank Vice President...read review » Slump in Commodities and Equities Provides Boost for Safe Haven Dollar.


Slump in US Technology Stocks and Ukraine Concerns Weigh on Equity Indices
Negative cues seem to be popping up out of nowhere, particularly with the US tech sell off and the Ukraine situation flaring up again. As a result, investors are highly conscious that if we get a few more...read review » Slump in US Technology Stocks and Ukraine Concerns Weigh on Equity Indices.


Smith & Nephew Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Smith & Nephew, getting live SN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Smith & Nephew shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Smith & Nephew Spread Betting.


Smiths Group Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Smiths Group, getting live SMIN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Smiths Group shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Smiths Group Spread Betting.


Societe Generale Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Societe Generale shares, where to get live Societe Generale share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Societe Generale Spread Betting.


Spot Gold Prices Decline Despite a Quiet Day for Stocks and the Dollar
Even though it was a quiet day for both the dollar and equities, we saw renewed weakness in the gold market, with the metal losing another $8.8 to $1,240. Although the exact timing of an...read review » Spot Gold Prices Decline Despite a Quiet Day for Stocks and the Dollar.


Spread Bet on the Monthly US Nonfarm Payrolls
Financial Spreads now lets you spread bet on the monthly release....read review » Spread Bet on the Monthly US Nonfarm Payrolls.


Spread Betting and CFD Demo Account
Investors can use the Financial Spreads Demo Account to practice their spread betting and/or CFD trading on numerous markets without risking their funds...read review » Spread Betting and CFD Demo Account.


Spread Betting and CFD Trading Charts
This guide includes helpful videos on charts, creating custom technical indicators, setting price alerts and backtesting technical analysis strategies. The Financial Spreads charts have over 120 indicators and...read review » Spread Betting and CFD Trading Charts.


Spread Betting and CFD Trading News
A daily look at the financial markets covering the stock markets as well as the forex and commodities markets. The daily review looks at market support and resistance levels, potential positives, the possible pitfalls and ...read review » Spread Betting and CFD Trading News.


Spread Betting and CFD Trading Research
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Spread Betting Buying Frenzy as US Avoids the Fiscal Cliff
Many will be relieved that the US economy will not suffer from the sharp tax rises and deep spending cuts that were due to be imposed. The threat of recession to be brushed aside for...read review » Spread Betting Buying Frenzy as US Avoids the Fiscal Cliff.


Spread Betting Markets Remain Firm Despite Poor US GDP Figures
Yesterday's US GDP data showed that not even the world's biggest economy is immune to the odd contraction. Hurricane Sandy, the fiscal cliff and an unexpected decline in defence spending sent the US spiralling downwards for...read review » Spread Betting Markets Remain Firm Despite Poor US GDP Figures.


Spread Betting on the US Stock Market
A guide to spread betting on the Wall Street stock market index and US shares, where to get live prices & charts, how to trade the Wall Street index, a free practice account and...read review » Spread Betting on the US Stock Market.


Spread Betting Platform
The spread betting platform from Financial Spreads now comes with improved risk management features and tighter spreads. Clients can also 'cherry pick' which trades they close and...read review » Spread Betting Platform.


Spread Betting Press Releases
Spread Betting Press Releases from Financial Spreads covering new Charts, new Risk Management features, 24 hour spread betting and more...read review » Spread Betting Press Releases.


Spread Betting: FTSE 100 Rises as the Final Greek Deadline Approaches
Risk continues to remain attractive to investors who seem happy to add to their equity portfolios as they feel that a deal on Greek debt is imminent. It comes as little wonder that negotiations have taken so long given that...read review » Spread Betting: FTSE 100 Rises as the Final Greek Deadline Approaches.


Spreads
A range of spread betting guides looking at how to trade, charts, trading orders, risk management and more...read review » Spreads.


SSE Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on SSE, getting live SSE.L share prices and charts, how to spread bet on SSE shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » SSE Spread Betting.


Standard Chartered Shares Down Nearly 20% on Money Laundering Allegations
We are seeing bad news for banks once again and the daggers are out for Standard Chartered, with US regulators flexing their muscles. The Standard Chartered shares are being absolutely smashed, down nearly 20%, as investors...read review » Standard Chartered Shares Down Nearly 20% on Money Laundering Allegations.


Standard Chartered Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Standard Chartered, getting live STAN share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Standard Chartered shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Standard Chartered Spread Betting.


Standard Life Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Standard Life, getting live SL share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Standard Life shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Standard Life Spread Betting.


Sterling Weakens as UK Inflation Drops but House Prices Continue to Rise
Inflation across the UK fell to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in May, but house prices surged in the previous month. Following the release of the data, the pound weakened against...read review » Sterling Weakens as UK Inflation Drops but House Prices Continue to Rise.


Sterling/Dollar Pair Sees Huge Swing After Carney's Forward Guidance
Attention was diverted away from the single European currency by a 300 point swing in the sterling/dollar pair, which had a very strong day following the statement by Mark Carney from the...read review » Sterling/Dollar Pair Sees Huge Swing After Carney's Forward Guidance.


Stock Indices Look to Rally Ahead of Eurozone GDP and US Nonfarm Payroll Figures
There's plenty of data to mull over today, including European GDP, UK consumer inflation expectations and of course the US Non-Farm Payrolls. The US employment report is expected to show that...read review » Stock Indices Look to Rally Ahead of Eurozone GDP and US Nonfarm Payroll Figures.


Stock Indices See Volatility as FOMC Minutes Cause Confusion
When the FOMC minutes were finally released, the reaction from US markets was seriously confused, with a sudden rally being gradually beaten back down as traders actually read them. Following the initial maelstrom, the...read review » Stock Indices See Volatility as FOMC Minutes Cause Confusion.


Stock Market Contracts for Difference UK
European stock markets are set to decline on the open, with the FTSE slipping 27 points, as the rout continues. Yesterday's Chinese GDP data, which showed just 7.7% growth, disappointed those CFD investors who were expecting...read review » Stock Market Contracts for Difference UK.


Stock Market Focus on Central Banks Amid Mixed Chinese Data and Low Eurozone Inflation
The news coming out of the world's second-largest economy continues to be mixed and some economists I know have suggested that Beijing may struggle to hit its...read review » Stock Market Focus on Central Banks Amid Mixed Chinese Data and Low Eurozone Inflation.


Stock Market Futures
Overnight both the US futures and our FTSE quote have been dragged lower by weak Asian markets. The FTSE remains tentatively above its 200 day moving average, having broken back above there at the...read review » Stock Market Futures.


Stock Market Indices Slide as Markets Fear Withdrawl of Liquidity
European equity markets are set to open significantly lower as the fear of liquidity withdrawal intensifies. The thought of a life with out a central bank backstop isn't going down too well with...read review » Stock Market Indices Slide as Markets Fear Withdrawl of Liquidity.


Stock Market Spread Betting
Our guide to stock market spread betting has prices & stock market examples. It also covers charts, 24 hour trading, tax-free trading*, demo accounts and...read review » Stock Market Spread Betting.


Stock Market Update 11 January 2013
Across the pond in the US, the Dow enjoyed a lift from the Alcoa results, which got the fourth quarter corporate earnings season off to a good start. Buyers pushed Dow CFDs 60 points higher to...read review » Stock Market Update 11 January 2013.


Stock Market Update 11 May 2012
Amid growing concern regarding the political turmoil in Greece, and the failure to put together a coalition government, the Dow Jones extended its losses for a sixth session in a row. The index dropped to an intraday low of...read review » Stock Market Update 11 May 2012.


Stock Market Update 11 November 2011
The Dow Jones managed to put in a half decent gain last night and Asian indices complimented that so European indices are just about in the black. Once again however we had been calling the FTSE to open much higher. At one point in the early hours, our quote reached...read review » Stock Market Update 11 November 2011.


Stock Market Update 12 October 2012
The IMF's downgrade to global growth is not what anyone wanted to hear right now. However, the FTSE futures were higher this morning as investors took the downgrades to Chinese growth forecasts as a sign that more stimulus was imminent. The UK's coalition government are...read review » Stock Market Update 12 October 2012.


Stock Market Update 13 April 2012
Markets were awash with rumours yesterday that the Chinese GDP data was going to be much higher than expectations, however, the data was not as good as the rumour spreaders had hoped. Whilst Asian stocks have ended the week in the black they, and other risk assets such as the Aussie dollar and copper prices, have retreated from...read review » Stock Market Update 13 April 2012.


Stock Market Update 14 October 2011
Will it won't it break through its near term resistance level? We're talking about the FTSE 100 of course. It is on the brink of failing to break above a resistance level at the seventh attempt of asking. The recent strength that followed the...read review » Stock Market Update 14 October 2011.


Stock Market Update 14 September 2012
After the US open, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took to the stand to bring some relief to the index market bulls. This relief came in the form of QE3, with $40 billion worth of assets a month until...read review » Stock Market Update 14 September 2012.


Stock Market Update 16 March 2012
The second Greek bailout will go some way to alleviating the pressure on index CFDs over the near term. However, in order for the targets set by the EU to be hit, and to give Greece a fighting chance of avoiding the need for another bailout, it desperately needs growth. In fact the whole of the Eurozone needs growth in order for it to avoid a...read review » Stock Market Update 16 March 2012.


Stock Market Update 16 September 2011
Traders have started the week with a sea of red as European indices are falling, particularly the French stock market which is being absolutely battered. The French CAC 40 is now below the lows of...read review » Stock Market Update 16 September 2011.


Stock Market Update 17 August 2012
Global equity markets have been staging a rally that has caught many people by surprise and it's the US markets that are leading the way. The Dow Jones rallied sharply on Friday, as the Non-Farm Payroll figure...read review » Stock Market Update 17 August 2012.


Stock Market Update 17 February 2012
US markets continue to ignore what's going on in Europe as they rally higher putting the Dow Jones within touching distance of the 13000 level. Last night's rally in the Dow is allowing the FTSE 100 index to wipe out any recent losses making any falls a thing of the past. The fact that any dip is being...read review » Stock Market Update 17 February 2012.


Stock Market Update 19 August 2011
The FTSE 100 has been jumping in 20, 30, 40 point leaps regularly making trading conditions exceptionally exciting, but also exceptionally dangerous. As I often say, in these sorts of market conditions, the best trading strategy is often to...read review » Stock Market Update 19 August 2011.


Stock Market Update 2 March 2012
Whilst the index spread betting markets have recovered well from their falls on Wednesday this morning they have commenced with a little bit of slant to the downside. The mid-5900 area for the FTSE 100 index remains a struggle and...read review » Stock Market Update 2 March 2012.


Stock Market Update 2 September 2011
September is a mixed month for the FTSE 100 with the bias to the downside. Also, this month is the second most volatile, after October, when measured by size of trading range. So if history is anything to go by then...read review » Stock Market Update 2 September 2011.


Stock Market Update 20 January 2012
A strong performance from US markets, particularly the Dow, is also assisting European markets. This has seen the FTSE 100 index move clear of its 200 day moving average on the daily chart, which we have also seen from the US markets as they continue to...read review » Stock Market Update 20 January 2012.


Stock Market Update 20 July 2012
With the equity markets back to their highest levels, on both sides of the Atlantic, since April this year, rumours of sunnier days just around the corner seem to be taking hold in the City. Despite the poor shopping weather in June...read review » Stock Market Update 20 July 2012.


Stock Market Update 21 December 2012
The FTSE 100 is currently trading 15 points higher at 5950; yet another step towards that magic 6000 level. There's plenty of economic data on today's agenda and UK spread betting investors will be particularly interested in whether the BoE makes...read review » Stock Market Update 21 December 2012.


Stock Market Update 22 February 2013
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, the FTSE 100 fell from the dizzy heights of 6400 to below 6300 in a single session, with triple digit losses being recorded by most European indices. Overall investor sentiment...read review » Stock Market Update 22 February 2013.


Stock Market Update 22 June 2012
The Dow Jones plunged sharply yesterday, losing 250 points, as the index recorded its second largest fall of the year so far. Not only did we see declining sales of existing US homes, we also saw...read review » Stock Market Update 22 June 2012.


Stock Market Update 22 March 2013
Stock market CFDs remain in a state of flux as Cyprus battles to avoid a default and exit from the single currency. The banks can't remain closed forever and there's no knowing what will happen when they reopen, which is now expected to be...read review » Stock Market Update 22 March 2013.


Stock Market Update 23 December 2011
Yesterday saw a continuation of the volatility. After the bumper round of loans provided by the ECB, markets pushed higher in a flurry of buying. For now the FTSE 100 is heading higher and so maybe, just maybe, we might see that gain...read review » Stock Market Update 23 December 2011.


Stock Market Update 23 November 2012
The FTSE spread trading index opened lower this morning but we have already recovered from a low of 5711, so it would seem that there are still a few bulls around, even after yesterday's big move higher. For technical analysts, the rally was a very bullish...read review » Stock Market Update 23 November 2012.


Stock Market Update 25 January 2013
US index markets managed to shrug off the early bearish influence from a 12% nosedive in Apple, with the Dow Jones heading upwards to close 50 points up at 13,821. The rebound was supported by a surprise decline in jobless claims figures and...read review » Stock Market Update 25 January 2013.


Stock Market Update 25 May 2012
We are seeing further turmoil in the CFD markets this morning as the political situation across Europe continues to dominate. Talk of a break-up of the single currency continued to put pressure on the stock markets, with the fall being led by the Greek and...read review » Stock Market Update 25 May 2012.


Stock Market Update 25 November 2011
We are seeing further weakness for the UK stock market index as Asian stock market indices traded lower despite the US containing losses. Europe's biggest economy, Germany, is no longer immune to the doom and gloom spelt out above and their services and manufacturing sectors are going into decline. In particular, the manufacturing figure is sitting below the...read review » Stock Market Update 25 November 2011.


Stock Market Update 26 October 2012
Stock market spread trading investors got a wake up call yesterday, with a sharp sell-off that saw the FTSE wipe out the hard work it had put in to get back above 5900. In the case of the DAX 30, its 2.1% decline was enough to send the index below...read review » Stock Market Update 26 October 2012.


Stock Market Update 27 April 2012
A downgrade to Spain's credit rating by S&P overnight has reminded the bulls of the headwinds that investors currently face. Earlier this morning we had been calling the UK 100 CFD market to open flat, but on opening we are actually in the red by...read review » Stock Market Update 27 April 2012.


Stock Market Update 28 October 2011
There's been something of a buying frenzy on the stock markets in recent days. It hasn't been solely down to optimism in the run up to the EU summit and the continuation of...read review » Stock Market Update 28 October 2011.


Stock Market Update 28 September 2012
The Dow Jones index spread trading market came under some pressure, recording a triple digit decline, as a statement by Philly Fed President Charles Plosser suggested that unlimited QE3 won't spur economic growth or bring down unemployment as much as...read review » Stock Market Update 28 September 2012.


Stock Market Update 3 August 2012
The FTSE 100 spread betting market, for all of the bad news over the last few months, remains solidly within the top half of the year's trading range and is still higher than its 2011 closing price. Corporate results have...read review » Stock Market Update 3 August 2012.


Stock Market Update 3 February 2012
Only a few weeks ago the consensus was that we were due to head lower. The technicals were looking incredibly weak and markets were going to plunge to new depths. Almost everyone was bearish, which was the perfect signal to get long, and there were many clever people that did buy stocks. Now it would seem there is a little bit too much...read review » Stock Market Update 3 February 2012.


Stock Market Update 3 May 2013
European stock markets are set to open lower this morning, tracking overnight declines in the US and Asia. Markets had been hoping that the run of disappointing US economic data would be addressed in the FOMC statement with some nudge towards...read review » Stock Market Update 3 May 2013.


Stock Market Update 30 March 2012
The euphoria over Greece has died down now and the focus is shifting onto other Eurozone nations, in particular Spain. We had been on course for some really impressive gains and, whilst this is still the case for the likes of the German DAX and French CAC, the FTSE has been very sluggish. At one point the UK index had posted gains of over 7% but...read review » Stock Market Update 30 March 2012.


Stock Market Update 31 August 2012
The FTSE's recent grind lower is testing the mettle of the bulls, and they will want to see something special from Jackson Hole today to swing sentiment back into their favour. The UK stock market is...read review » Stock Market Update 31 August 2012.


Stock Market Update 5 April 2013
Stock markets were fairly muted during the morning session yesterday. However the sharply lower than expected ADP Non-Farm payrolls started the selling in the afternoon. Shortly afterwards that added to...read review » Stock Market Update 5 April 2013.


Stock Market Update 6 July 2012
The lack of surprises from Europe's central banks yesterday left CFD investors rather deflated as the expectations had already been built into the stock market. However, it was the downbeat comments from Mario Draghi that really...read review » Stock Market Update 6 July 2012.


Stock Market Update 7 December 2012
Further stalemate between the Republicans and the Democrats is making life difficult for US stocks. In addition, any attempt at a Christmas rally will struggle as long as the FTSE CFD market remains below...read review » Stock Market Update 7 December 2012.


Stock Market Update 8 February 2013
A rebound in stock markets yesterday took US indices back to the highs of last week but European indices have been a little more reluctant to recoup the losses incurred on Monday. For those US stocks, the...read review » Stock Market Update 8 February 2013.


Stock Market Update 8 June 2012
Hopes of further monetary stimulus have been dashed once again. The world's major central banks have made it clear that they are not the answer to all of our economic problems. The inaction from the ECB, BoE and...read review » Stock Market Update 8 June 2012.


Stock Market Update 8 March 2013
The Dow Jones stock market index continued to ride higher on its bullish momentum, posting another record at 14,354 before closing 33 points up for the day at 14,329. The very optimistic US investor sentiment looks to be continuing and...read review » Stock Market Update 8 March 2013.


Stock Market Update 9 December 2011
The UK 100 index looks set to mimic losses in the Wall Street and Asian markets today with disappointing news coming from the EU summit. Data showed China's annual inflation rate dropped to 4.2%, the lowest level in more than a year. This heightened expectations of more...read review » Stock Market Update 9 December 2011.


Stock Market Update 9 November 2012
Stock market indices enjoyed a strong bounce yesterday following the strong ADP employment data and some decent, though weaker-than-expected, US consumer confidence numbers. However, despite the big jump in the Dow, this hasn't...read review » Stock Market Update 9 November 2012.


Stock Markets Gap Higher as FOMC Surprise Markets by Not Tapering
European equities are expected to have a huge gap higher on the open as Bernanke bottles out of tapering. After all the Fed's efforts to prep the CFD markets for the winding down of their asset purchases, a few shaky...read review » Stock Markets Gap Higher as FOMC Surprise Markets by Not Tapering.


Stock Markets in Europe Slide Lower on Financial Uncertainty in US
US financial jitters are set to see European equities open sharply lower. The amount of uncertainty coming from the other side of the Atlantic seems likely to overwhelm those last few bulls who were hanging around...read review » Stock Markets in Europe Slide Lower on Financial Uncertainty in US.


Stock Markets Look to Non-Farms Data to Decide December Tapering Debate
This is it, the day of the big jobs number. Traders seem to have gotten into the frame of mind that this figure alone will decide the fate of the Fed's tapering program and thus the...read review » Stock Markets Look to Non-Farms Data to Decide December Tapering Debate.


Stock Markets Rally as Mario Draghi Hints at Upcoming ECB Stimulus
Mario Draghi strengthened stocks but put a banana skin underneath the heels of the euro in his press conference yesterday. Initially, the shared currency nearly hit...read review » Stock Markets Rally as Mario Draghi Hints at Upcoming ECB Stimulus.


Stock Markets Struggle as Hawkish Fed Minutes Contradict Dovish Yellen
A certain amount of confusion surrounds the markets at the moment as traders were left bewildered by hawkish minutes from the Fed which contradicted the ever dovish Janet Yellen. Having said that, ongoing...read review » Stock Markets Struggle as Hawkish Fed Minutes Contradict Dovish Yellen.


Stock Rise as Investors Expect Non-Farm Payrolls to Rebound from Poor Weather
European equities are set to creep higher as traders expect a solid Non-Farm Payrolls figure. Following last month's upside surprise, many think that the bad weather effect will have finally thawed and...read review » Stock Rise as Investors Expect Non-Farm Payrolls to Rebound from Poor Weather.


Stockpile Glut and Reduced Supply Concerns Sees WTI Prices Crumble
Easing concerns over crude oil supplies in Iraq and Libya triggered a sharp selloff in WTI prices on Friday, which closed $2.12 down at $100.74 per barrel. The move was accentuated by news that crude stockpiles at...read review » Stockpile Glut and Reduced Supply Concerns Sees WTI Prices Crumble.


Stocks Dip as Japan Slides into Recession but Sales Tax Delay Offers Silver Lining
European stock markets are set to open lower following news of Japan's dip into recession. Whilst traders hit the sell button on the headline figure, there's already a silver lining to the story as the second sales tax...read review » Stocks Dip as Japan Slides into Recession but Sales Tax Delay Offers Silver Lining.


Stocks Fall on Profit Taking as US Politicians Reach Debt Ceiling Deal
European equities are set to sag on the open as the US manages to shove a deal through their legislature. It sounds counterintuitive to have such a deflated reaction but those who took a speculative punt on...read review » Stocks Fall on Profit Taking as US Politicians Reach Debt Ceiling Deal.


Stocks Panic on Reports of a Build Up of Russian Troops on the Ukrainian Border
We are expecting stock markets to see sharp declines on the open following overnight falls in the US and Asia. After the European close, reports of a Russian military build up on the Ukrainian border spooked...read review » Stocks Panic on Reports of a Build Up of Russian Troops on the Ukrainian Border.


Stocks Slide as Inconclusive Fed Minutes Avoids Tapering Timescale
Stock markets are set to take another beating on the open as the big question of 'when' tapering will begin is left to speculation following last night's inconclusive FOMC minutes. The committee members' opinion that...read review » Stocks Slide as Inconclusive Fed Minutes Avoids Tapering Timescale.


Stocks Surge as Strong Non-Farm Payrolls Figure Outweighs Rate Hike Speculation
The good US jobs number was cheered by the bulls as a sign that the real economy is starting, for the umpteenth time, to take off, but they completely shrugged off the increased likelihood of a rate hike in...read review » Stocks Surge as Strong Non-Farm Payrolls Figure Outweighs Rate Hike Speculation.


Strong Chinese Trade Data and Weaker US Dollar Boosts Metal Markets
Gold and other metals climbed yesterday after the strong Chinese trade data increased hopes of demand from the world's largest metals consumer. The weakening dollar also helped push the precious...read review » Strong Chinese Trade Data and Weaker US Dollar Boosts Metal Markets.


Strong US Dollar and Manufacturing Figures Sees Gold Spike Lower
With the dollar on a strengthening path and US manufacturing gathering pace, it was hardly a surprise to see gold plunge. The precious metal saw a vicious spike lower, dropping $20.8 to ...read review » Strong US Dollar and Manufacturing Figures Sees Gold Spike Lower.


Strong US Employment Data Gives WTI Crude Oil a Chance to Rebound
Stronger than estimated results for US unemployment benefits spilled over into the energy complex, giving WTI crude oil a chance to rebound. On top of that, the lingering risk of conflict in...read review » Strong US Employment Data Gives WTI Crude Oil a Chance to Rebound.


Stronger Initial Jobless Claims from the US Hurts Gold Prices
Stronger initial jobless claims from the US inspired the main move for gold yesterday. Fewer claim applicants for the previous week hurt the precious metal by removing some of its safe haven appeal. Whilst we...read review » Stronger Initial Jobless Claims from the US Hurts Gold Prices.


Super Mario's Bond Buying Proposal Gave Investors What They Wanted
Super Mario can almost lay claim to his name after announcing his plans to 'do whatever it takes' to save the euro. He will have appeased the Germans to some extent, but more than anything he gave the markets a significant boost. A buying frenzy...read review » Super Mario's Bond Buying Proposal Gave Investors What They Wanted.


Supply Gains Sees Crude Oil Prices Tumble to 6 Week Low
WTI crude oil prices resumed their slump yesterday, losing $1.42 to $92.46 per barrel and reaching the lowest level for six weeks in the process. Ongoing product supply gains were to blame, with...read review » Supply Gains Sees Crude Oil Prices Tumble to 6 Week Low.


Surprise Bank of Japan Stimulus Sees Stock Market Bulls Stampede Higher
The pickup in Q3 US GDP yesterday certainly stopped the bears in their tracks and some surprise easing from the Bank of Japan overnight has got the bulls ready to stampede out of the gates this morning. Just as the Fed...read review » Surprise Bank of Japan Stimulus Sees Stock Market Bulls Stampede Higher.


Surprisingly Hawkish Fed Minutes See Stocks Slide on the Open
European equities are set to slump on the open following negative overnight cues. Some surprise hawkishness from the FOMC minutes has perked up speculation that...read review » Surprisingly Hawkish Fed Minutes See Stocks Slide on the Open.


Tate & Lyle Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Tate & Lyle, getting live TATE share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Tate & Lyle shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Tate & Lyle Spread Betting.


Telefonica Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on Telefonica shares, where to get live Telefonica charts & prices, how to spread bet on the Spanish company's share price to rise or fall and...read review » Telefonica Spread Betting.


Tesco Shares Tumble as Investigation Begins into £250m Accounting Black Hole
Tesco has suspended four senior executives and launched an inquiry after discovering a fault in its accounts. The error has forced the supermarket chain to cut its profit forecasts for the third...read review » Tesco Shares Tumble as Investigation Begins into £250m Accounting Black Hole.


Tesco Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Tesco, getting live TSCO share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Tesco shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Tesco Spread Betting.


Thank You for Your Application
Thank you for your FinancialSpreads+ Application...read review » Thank You for Your Application.


The Benefits and Risks of Spread Betting
Spread betting offers a range of advantages for investors, such as being able to go long or short and trade tax free*, but it also comes with certain drawbacks. Here we discuss the benefits of spread betting but also the risks including...read review » The Benefits and Risks of Spread Betting.


The Chancellors Autumn Statement and the Financial Markets
The Chancellor didn't pull anything magical out of his hat and the admission that he was not going to hit his original fiscal targets has put our AAA credit rating under the spotlight. Despite all his...read review » The Chancellors Autumn Statement and the Financial Markets.


The Cyprus Banking and Bailout Crisis
A look at how the stock markets reacted as the Cypriot banking crisis and bailout progressed...read review » The Cyprus Banking and Bailout Crisis.


The ECB and Federal Reserve Play Stimulus Chess
All eyes will be on the US Federal Reserve tonight as they announce their latest interest rate decision. There is an expectation in the markets that if they don't start another round of stimulus now they will give a...read review » The ECB and Federal Reserve Play Stimulus Chess.


The Financial Spreads Platform Reopens for Trading
As well as seeking a more robust level of regulation, and the extra due diligence that comes with, Financial Spreads took the opportunity to carry out a complete platform upgrade...read review » The Financial Spreads Platform Reopens for Trading.


The Law of Unintended Consequences Holds True and Scotland to Pay for New Wall
A large part of the Brexit vote will have been an anti immigration / protecting the UK's borders vote. The irony here is that the Brexit could open a new 96 mile land border with the EU...read review » The Law of Unintended Consequences Holds True and Scotland to Pay for New Wall.


The Markets Aren't Calm, We Are in the Eye of the Storm
Any investors who think the markets have calmed down should think again. It is far more likely that we are in the eye of the storm. Not a single issue has been resolved. ...read review » The Markets Aren't Calm, We Are in the Eye of the Storm.


The Problem with a Ban on Short Selling
The panic of trading sessions was been compounded by short selling bans from both the Spanish and Italian regulators. Not only are such bans counterproductive by reducing liquidity but they...read review » The Problem with a Ban on Short Selling.


The UK has no Plan B (and there was no Plan A either)
The UK can look forward to an extended period of uncertainty (aka low investment)...read review » The UK has no Plan B (and there was no Plan A either).


The UK Won't Get a Real Vote on Europe
The financial markets were largely unaffected by the speech since any referendum, if it does materialise, is dependent on an unlikely Tory majority at the next election. In addition, even if they do win, the referendum ...read review » The UK Won't Get a Real Vote on Europe.


The US Could Be Hit Hard When Deleveraging its Debt Mountain
The consensus is that the US will have to jump off a cliff of some sort but market reaction will depend on just how high it is and what sort of landing the economy has. If nothing is done then a deep...read review » The US Could Be Hit Hard When Deleveraging its Debt Mountain.


The US Fiscal Cliff
Rather like the Eurozone crisis has been the topic of conversation for the past few years, we can expect the US fiscal cliff to be the discussion point for at least...read review » The US Fiscal Cliff.


The US Presidential Election and the Financial Markets
The latest look at the US Presidential Election and how it might impact the financial markets. A new President would throw up all sorts of questions but, most importantly, what would Romney do to...read review » The US Presidential Election and the Financial Markets.


There are Still Strong Reasons to Consider Equities
With the UK and US stock markets at the top end of their 2012 ranges, the overriding question is whether these prices actually sensible, or are we in Cloud Cuckoo Land?...read review » There are Still Strong Reasons to Consider Equities.


Those Predicting a Eurozone Breakup Could Be Vindicated
Well we didn't get anything new from the Fed yesterday, but the markets hadn't been expecting too much. Ben Bernanke has been less vocal than his European counterpart about the...read review » Those Predicting a Eurozone Breakup Could Be Vindicated.


Time for a Spanish Bailout?
For now, it looks as though the German paymasters, who are naturally opposed to a Spanish bailout, have been able to assert enough pressure to prevent it from happening. The problem is that...read review » Time for a Spanish Bailout?.


Time to Sell UK Retail Shares?
The household name was once massive, with almost every customer spending far more than they'd originally planned. It used to be one of the ultimate browsing venues, but many of those shoppers will probably not even remember the last time they went into an...read review » Time to Sell UK Retail Shares?.


Total Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on Total shares, where to get live Total share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the French company to rise or fall and...read review » Total Spread Betting.


Trade Grey Market IPOs
Financial Spreads offers spread betting and CFDs on grey market IPOs...read review » Trade Grey Market IPOs.


Traders Ignore 30% Chance of Trump Being Commander-in-Chief
If Trump is made Commander-in-Chief then I wouldn't be surprised to see a quick 3-5% fall in the Dow Jones and S&P 500. The dollar could also see a sharp fall...read review » Traders Ignore 30% Chance of Trump Being Commander-in-Chief.


Trading Features
A series of articles that examine the stock market, the forex market and political policy. Regular topics include the FTSE 100 index, EUR/USD and the impact of the UK Government on the...read review » Trading Features.


Trading the Markets After Greek Election Number 2
So the Greeks went for the painful austerity rather than risk the unknown. For all of the horror stories, it must be pointed out that quite a few countries manage to exist without being a part of the single currency. Our clients are initially...read review » Trading the Markets After Greek Election Number 2.


Trailing Stops for Spread Bets and CFDs
Investors can apply Trailing Stop orders to spread bets and CFDs in order to automatically track a profitable trade. By using a Trailing Stop order an investor can lock in their profit...read review » Trailing Stops for Spread Bets and CFDs.


Travelers Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Travelers share price, getting real-time TRV share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Travelers stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Travelers Spread Betting.


Trump, Clinton and those Fickle Financial Markets
A week ago I commented on how The Donald had been outmanoeuvring his Republican opponents and that Hillary Clinton should expect two more manoeuvres....read review » Trump, Clinton and those Fickle Financial Markets.


Tullow Oil Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Tullow Oil, getting live TLW share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Tullow Oil shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Tullow Oil Spread Betting.


Twitter Spread Betting
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UBS Fined for its Part in the Libor Rigging Scandal
Another whopping banking fine has been dished out and Swiss giant UBS are once again paying the price for malpractice. This time we are talking about the...read review » UBS Fined for its Part in the Libor Rigging Scandal.


UK Closer to Losing AAA Rating
Yesterday's UK borrowing numbers pretty much confirmed what everyone suspected. Whilst the rest of the economy struggles, cuts costs and makes sacrifices, the public sector continues along as though...read review » UK Closer to Losing AAA Rating.


UK Election Spread Betting
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UK Faces Volatility as Carney Rejects Use of Rate Hike to Cool Housing Bubble
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has made it clear that rates will not be used to take the heat out of the housing market. Instead the fresh powers handed to...read review » UK Faces Volatility as Carney Rejects Use of Rate Hike to Cool Housing Bubble.


UK GDP Trading Update
The latest look at UK GDP and what it might mean for the financial markets. Despite the latest positive news, the situation in the UK is still not much better than it was a year or even two years ago. The debt mountain...read review » UK GDP Trading Update.


UK GDP: UK Creates Unproductive Jobs
Whilst we might very well see a contraction in today's Q4 figure, earlier in the week we saw once again that UK employment reached a record high and jobs are being created. Interestingly, however, these jobs don't seem to be...read review » UK GDP: UK Creates Unproductive Jobs.


UK House Building Stocks Tumble as Carney Scraps Lending Scheme
Fears over the nation's optimistic property market remain as Mark Carney made a move to scrap a lending scheme to boost mortgage borrowing. With the Governor talking about ways of controlling the current boom in house prices...read review » UK House Building Stocks Tumble as Carney Scraps Lending Scheme.


UK Housing Sector Shows it is Easy to Put Investment Decisions on Hold
The UK housing sector is a microcosm of the problems that investors face. It can be difficult to value investments in normal market conditions, with the current ...read review » UK Housing Sector Shows it is Easy to Put Investment Decisions on Hold.


UK Inflation Should Make for Grim Reading
Where only a few months ago the Bank had expected growth to be just under 1% for the whole of 2012, the likelihood is that they will now revise this to flat-lining at best. This gloomy picture shouldn't...read review » UK Inflation Should Make for Grim Reading.


UK Markets Fly Higher as Airline Stocks Generate Lift from Falling Oil Prices
Declining oil prices have boosted the aviation industry, with International Consolidated Airlines Group, which owns and operates both British Airways and Iberia, and easyJet advancing strongly. Fuel is the...read review » UK Markets Fly Higher as Airline Stocks Generate Lift from Falling Oil Prices.


UK Markets Surge as Scotland Votes to Remain Within the United Kingdom
European equities are set to sprint out of the starting blocks as the Scottish Independence attempt flounders. Clients had spent yesterday steadily building up long positions in sterling and the FTSE 100 as...read review » UK Markets Surge as Scotland Votes to Remain Within the United Kingdom.


UK Referendum on Europe: Chances of Pulling Out are Virtually Zero
In the case of the UK, we have now moved onto a kind of phoney war over Europe and whether we will have a 'referendum' on Britain's membership. Here, we already know the answer. Much of the...read review » UK Referendum on Europe: Chances of Pulling Out are Virtually Zero.


UK Retail Sales May Boost FTSE Despite Mixed Indivudal Results
In the UK, today's retail sales may provide support for the FTSE at these lofty levels. Whilst we've had a mixed bag of results from different retailers, expectations of a significant pick up in...read review » UK Retail Sales May Boost FTSE Despite Mixed Indivudal Results.


UK Stock Market Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the UK 100 stock market index and individual shares, where to get live prices & charts, how to trade the UK 100, a free practice account and...read review » UK Stock Market Spread Betting.


UK to Remain Susceptible to High Inflation
The incoming Governor, set to become one of the most powerful unelected figures in the country, has made it clear that he is...read review » UK to Remain Susceptible to High Inflation.


UK Unemployment Figures Do Not Tally with UK GDP
Yesterday's UK unemployment figures are the first piece of good news that the coalition has had regarding the economy for quite some time. However, regrettably, it may only be...read review » UK Unemployment Figures Do Not Tally with UK GDP.


Unexpected Contraction in Chinese Data Sends Shivers Down Investors' Spines
The unexpected contraction in Chinese manufacturing sent shivers down CFD trading investors' spines, triggering a sharp sell off in global stock markets. However, the size and speed of...read review » Unexpected Contraction in Chinese Data Sends Shivers Down Investors' Spines.


Unilever Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Unilever, getting live ULVR share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Unilever shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Unilever Spread Betting.


United Technologies Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the United Technologies share price, getting real-time UTX share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the United Technologies stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » United Technologies Spread Betting.


United Utilities Spread Betting
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UnitedHealth Spread Betting
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Uplifting US Consumer Confidence Figures Send Crude Oil Prices Higher
With US consumer spending coming in rather resilient, it was a signal for the energy complex that the economic outlook remains positive. As a result, spread betting investors pushed WTI crude prices...read review » Uplifting US Consumer Confidence Figures Send Crude Oil Prices Higher.


US 500 Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the US 500 stock market index, how to access live prices & charts, where to spread bet on the US 500, using free stock market test accounts and how to trade the...read review » US 500 Spread Betting.


US and Italian Politics Could Mean Fireworks for Investors
We have seen the usual deadlock between the Democrats and Republicans. Of course, the other looming political risk comes from Italy. As more and more people talk up the possibility of Silvio Berlusconi returning to power, investors are...read review » US and Italian Politics Could Mean Fireworks for Investors.


US Budget Deadlock Monopolises Global Forex Trading News
The stalemate in Congress over the US budget has failed to avert a government shutdown but has certainly kept forex spread betting investors on the edge. The discussion monopolised the...read review » US Budget Deadlock Monopolises Global Forex Trading News.


US Crude Oil Closes Just Shy of Key $100 Level as Bleak Weather Continues
After breaking above the psychologically important $100 mark, US crude oil retraced during afternoon trading as profit taking saw the market close $0.13 down at $99.90 per barrel. However, the US National Weather Service has...read review » US Crude Oil Closes Just Shy of Key $100 Level as Bleak Weather Continues.


US Crude Oil Falls as Supply Hits 1989 High of 8 Million Barrels per Day
Concerns that crude oil supply has risen to almost 8 million barrels per day, the strongest level since 1989, triggered a resumption of the downtrend for US crude. As such, the market lost $0.65 to...read review » US Crude Oil Falls as Supply Hits 1989 High of 8 Million Barrels per Day.


US Crude Oil Futures Spike as Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Refinery
News that militants in Iraq, now OPEC's second largest producer, had attacked the country's largest oil refinery fuelled concerns that there will be serious supply disruptions. On top of that...read review » US Crude Oil Futures Spike as Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Refinery.


US Crude Oil Slumps as Western Officials Tone Down Syrian Rhetoric
Western officials seem to have toned down their speech on Syria, easing concerns of immediate military action and sending the energy prices tumbling. US crude slumped $1.34 to...read review » US Crude Oil Slumps as Western Officials Tone Down Syrian Rhetoric.


US Crude Prices Dip on Larger than Expected Rise in Inventories
For the third straight session, US crude prices moved south, losing $1.29 to $98.13 per barrel as the US Department of Energy announced a 6 million barrel rise in inventories. The larger than expected build reinforces...read review » US Crude Prices Dip on Larger than Expected Rise in Inventories.


US Dollar Falls as Jobless Claims Rise and Retail Sales Disappoint
The number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits surprisingly increased last week, according to today's report published by the Department of Labor. The US dollar...read review » US Dollar Falls as Jobless Claims Rise and Retail Sales Disappoint.


US Dollar Gains as Strong NFP Report Shines a Positive Light on the US Economy
Signs that the US economy remains in a healthy state have attracted buyers back into the dollar ahead of next week's central bank meeting. This saw the EUR/USD spread trading pair lose 35 points to...read review » US Dollar Gains as Strong NFP Report Shines a Positive Light on the US Economy.


US Dollar Jumps as Federal Reserve Considers Early Interest Rate Hike
In her testimony to the Senate, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed out that interest rates could rise sooner than initially estimated if the labour market keeps...read review » US Dollar Jumps as Federal Reserve Considers Early Interest Rate Hike.


US Dollar Sees Demand Over Conflicts on US Budget Talks
Amid a clash of different views on the US budget talks, the forex markets saw an increase in demand for safe haven currencies yesterday. As such, the US dollar got its fair share of interest, with...read review » US Dollar Sees Demand Over Conflicts on US Budget Talks.


US Dollar Sees Sharp Rally as FOMC Members Discuss Early Tapering
Several Federal Reserve members seemed confident that the latest economic improvements could be enough to start a scale back of asset purchases in the near future. This was something of a surprise, given...read review » US Dollar Sees Sharp Rally as FOMC Members Discuss Early Tapering.


US Dollar Surges on Tapering Implications for Strength of US Economy
The US dollar continued its strengthening versus the euro, largely on the tapering news. Forex spread betting markets seem to have interpreted the move as a sign that the American economy is gaining...read review » US Dollar Surges on Tapering Implications for Strength of US Economy.


US Election Update: Temporary Changes to Margins and Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders
Much like we saw with the UK referendum, any political fallout will only increase volatility in the financial markets. Particularly if the unexpected happens...read review » US Election Update: Temporary Changes to Margins and Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders.


US Fed Still Expected to Announce New Stimulus
As indicated by the Dow's three digit fall last night, investors' expectations of any radical announcement have been quashed. The central banker has got his hands tied as he...read review » US Fed Still Expected to Announce New Stimulus.


US Federal Reserve May Look to End Quantitative Easing
The US Fed dropped a bombshell on investors as it became clear from the minutes that they are just as split as the BoE. Whilst the Bank of England could ramp up quantitative easing, the Fed could be looking ahead to the exit. The minutes also...read review » US Federal Reserve May Look to End Quantitative Easing.


US Government Shutdown Sees Stock Markets Grind Lower
European equities are set to grind lower on the open as forward looking traders begin to price in the possibility of a US default. As the government shutdown entered its third day it continued to put pressure on...read review » US Government Shutdown Sees Stock Markets Grind Lower.


US Likely to Remain Deeply Indebted for 4 Years
After Obama's first four years, we can now attempt to guess what the US will look like at the end of his second term in office. It seems likely that the country will remain as deeply in debt as it is today, if not...read review » US Likely to Remain Deeply Indebted for 4 Years.


US Presidential Primaries Could Give Investors Some Welcome Respite
With all this noise we may not see any clear stock market movements as a result of the primaries or caucuses as Trump, Hillary & Co. fight for delegates....read review » US Presidential Primaries Could Give Investors Some Welcome Respite.


US Stocks Rally as Corporate Earnings Overcomes Economic Data
US earnings data was able to trump the economic figures once again last night. However, this time, it was to the benefit of the Dow Jones, with the index moving...read review » US Stocks Rally as Corporate Earnings Overcomes Economic Data.


US Stocks Slide as Syrian Issue Splits International Coalition
Despite a positive close in Europe yesterday, momentum sagged in the US, with their indices closing significantly off their highs. The Syrian issue seems to have spilt the international coalition which...read review » US Stocks Slide as Syrian Issue Splits International Coalition.


US Tech 100 Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the US Tech 100 stock market index, how to access live prices & charts, where to spread bet on Tech shares and the US 100 index, using free stock market test accounts and how to trade the...read review » US Tech 100 Spread Betting.


USD/CAD Spread Betting
A guide to spread betting on the USD/CAD market covering how to access live USD/CAD prices & charts, where to spread bet and using free forex test accounts...read review » USD/CAD Spread Betting.


USD/CHF Spread Betting
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USD/HUF Spread Betting
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USD/JPY Spread Betting
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USD/ZAR Spread Betting
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Vedanta Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Vedanta, getting live VED share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Vedanta Resources shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Vedanta Spread Betting.


Verizon Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Verizon share price, getting real-time VZ share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Verizon stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Verizon Spread Betting.


Vodafone Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Vodafone, getting live VOD share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Vodafone shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Vodafone Spread Betting.


Volatile Crude Oil Market Slides Ahead of US Debt Ceiling Deadline
WTI crude oil futures saw some large swings yesterday, ultimately closing 1.2% lower. The price, which is still trading near its three month lows, failed to gain any momentum as the deadline loomed for US lawmakers to...read review » Volatile Crude Oil Market Slides Ahead of US Debt Ceiling Deadline.


Volatility Warning and Quick US Election Trading Guide
The VIX (volatility index) has been hitting its highest levels since the UK referendum and investors planning to trade the US election should take extra care...read review » Volatility Warning and Quick US Election Trading Guide.


Volkswagen Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on the Volkswagen share price, getting live Volkswagen share prices & charts, how to spread bet on the German firm to rise/fall and...read review » Volkswagen Spread Betting.


Wal-Mart Spread Betting
Guide to spread betting on the Wal-Mart share price, getting real-time WMT share prices and charts, how to spread bet on the Wal-Mart stock to rise/fall as well as...read review » Wal-Mart Spread Betting.


Wall St 30 / Germany 30 Differential Spread Betting
Review of Wall St 30 / Germany 30 differential spread betting. How and where to trade the US / German stock market differential, a detailed trading example and...read review » Wall St 30 / Germany 30 Differential Spread Betting.


Wall Street 30 / UK 100 Differential Spread Betting
Guide to trading on the Wall Street 30 / UK 100 differential market including where to find live spread betting prices, a worked differential spread betting example and...read review » Wall Street 30 / UK 100 Differential Spread Betting.


Wall Street Tumbles on Fears that Chinese Economy Faces Structural Weakness
The Dow Jones slumped 225 by points to 16,123, on further evidence that the Chinese economy might be facing structural weaknesses rather than cyclical problems. The losses went on to infect the Asian session and...read review » Wall Street Tumbles on Fears that Chinese Economy Faces Structural Weakness.


Walt Disney Spread Betting
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Weak Chinese Data Sees Oil Remain on Course for Longest Losing Streak in 9 Months
The US crude oil market is on track for its fifth weekly drop which would be the commodity's longest slump in almost 9 months. Oil initially weakened on...read review » Weak Chinese Data Sees Oil Remain on Course for Longest Losing Streak in 9 Months.


Weak Data from German Powerhouse Hits the Single European Currency
A German report disappointed currency investors by indicating a slowdown in the country's economic growth and this pushed the euro/dollar pair 72 points lower to...read review » Weak Data from German Powerhouse Hits the Single European Currency.


Weak UK Manufacturing Data Inspires FTSE Slump as PMI Hits 17 Month Low
The FTSE 100 fell by almost 1% after weak manufacturing data saw the British PMI fall to its lowest level in 17 months. Many in the UK spread betting markets will be hoping that the index finds some...read review » Weak UK Manufacturing Data Inspires FTSE Slump as PMI Hits 17 Month Low.


Weir Group Spread Betting
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Whitbread Spread Betting
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Why Trade with Financial Spreads?
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Will China Implement More Stimulus?
Concerns over the Chinese economy have been rumbling on for months now and the overnight release, that showed growth slowing to its worst level in three years, is certainly...read review » Will China Implement More Stimulus?.


Will the Bank of England Add More QE Despite Rosier Outlook for the UK Economy?
Despite the slowly improving backdrop, I'm told we haven't necessarily seen the end of quantitative easing just yet and City sources tell me that the MPC is fairly likely to vote for another dose at...read review » Will the Bank of England Add More QE Despite Rosier Outlook for the UK Economy?.


Wolseley Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on Wolseley, getting live WOS share prices and charts, how to spread bet on Wolseley shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » Wolseley Spread Betting.


WPP Spread Betting
A guide to financial spread betting on WPP, getting live WPP share prices and charts, how to spread bet on WPP shares to rise/fall as well as...read review » WPP Spread Betting.


WTI Crude Drifts Below $67 per Barrel as OPEC Refuse to Cut Production Targets
Slowly but surely WTI crude continues to decline, with the market losing another $0.68 to $66.74 yesterday. By failing to agree on production cuts, OPEC has accelerated the sell off. At the same time, several...read review » WTI Crude Drifts Below $67 per Barrel as OPEC Refuse to Cut Production Targets.


WTI Crude Falls as Russian Military Drills on Ukraine Border Call Future of Supply into Question
As the Russian military begins drills on the Ukrainian border to further fuel an already tense situation, the future supply of energy is understandably called into question, resulting in a hike of the oil price. West Texas Intermediate is...read review » WTI Crude Falls as Russian Military Drills on Ukraine Border Call Future of Supply into Question.


WTI Crude Oil Hits 17 Month Low Beneath $90 as Production Outstrips Demand
WTI crude slumped below the $90 mark for the first time in 17 months on signs that oil supply from Russia and Saudi Arabia are outstripping demand. The tables turned during the early afternoon session, with...read review » WTI Crude Oil Hits 17 Month Low Beneath $90 as Production Outstrips Demand.


WTI Crude Oil Rises Above Brent as US Recovery Outpaces Europe
Mirroring the economic recovery in the US versus the state of affairs in Europe, WTI crude oil prices managed to surpass the price of Brent crude for the first time since 2010. Coupled with signs that US crude stockpiles are...read review » WTI Crude Oil Rises Above Brent as US Recovery Outpaces Europe.


WTI Crude Prices Continue to Climb as Temperatures in the US Fall
True to their bullish form of late, US crude prices climbed again on falling temperatures in the US and a distinct lack of improvement in the forecast. The market saw a rise of...read review » WTI Crude Prices Continue to Climb as Temperatures in the US Fall.


You Already Have An Inherent Trade on EU Referendum
From a 'pure risk' point of view, the unknown consequences of leaving the EU mean that many of us already have an inherent position on the outcome of the referendum. According to the bookies there ...read review » You Already Have An Inherent Trade on EU Referendum.



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