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Spread Betting Demo

Spread betting is a way of speculating on the markets. You can start with smaller amounts of money, before committing more when you’re comfortable.

Before committing any funds, you can opt to try a spread betting demo platform. This gives you a chance to practice trading on a risk-free basis. You can apply for your free Accendo Markets spread betting demo account here.

Spread Betting Demo

We all feel a little unnerved when starting out on a new venture, even those experienced traders who have previously used other methods of trading will appreciate a bit of support before branching out into a new field. That is why we are offering this free spread betting demo in order to provide our clients, or potentially new clients, with the opportunity to get the feel of the product before trading live. When you sign up for the spread betting demo it will give you an allowance of fictional money to trade with, so that you can practice your trading strategy with no risk and no loss to yourself.

Successful traders always ensure that they have a suitable trading plan and effective risk management strategy in place.

About Spread Betting

Spread betting is speculating on the movement of stocks and shares; that is speculating on whether the market price will rise (going long) or fall (going short). Therefore, you can make money even if the market price falls if that’s the way you have made the call. Of course you can also lose money if the price rises when you have gone short, or falls when you went long. So, as the spread betting demo will show you, when you spread bet you don’t own anything; you simply speculate on which way you think the market price will move, up or down.

Spread betting provides investors with a variety of markets to trade in, including shares, commodities, currencies and indices, allowing traders and investors to go beyond the equity markets. And spread betting is a remarkably cost-effective method of trading, here’s why:

• Tax free profits*
• Currently no stamp duty*
• No commission payable

It is important that investors are aware that spread betting is a risky product; trades can go against you. Bearing this in mind, you should only speculate an amount that you can afford to lose. Some losing trades should be expected, but the objective is for wins to exceed losses. Spread betting is widely used by professional traders and retail clients because it provides a higher risk/reward value. Signing up for our free spread betting demo will give you the opportunity to gain a little experience with our virtual funds, before you commit to investing real money.

You can apply for your free Accendo Markets spread betting demo account here.

Spread betting is a very cost effective alternative to traditional trading. Under current UK law spread betting is completely tax free. Profits from spread betting are tax free and as with CFDs there is no stamp duty to pay on transactions. However, UK law may be subject to change

About Accendo Markets

We are an award winning derivatives brokerage, based in the heart of the City of London. We pride ourselves on providing a good, old fashioned personal service. Cutting edge technology is all too often accompanied by second rate, impersonal customer service but we have re-introduced the service traditionally offered by stockbrokers. At the same time we are a market leader**, providing the best trading platforms and products available, along with access to a huge range of global financial markets.

We cater for new and inexperienced traders giving them the best support and offering free trials to get them started, like this spread betting demo. At the same time, we offer the best range of tools for more experienced traders.

Trading with Accendo Markets

If after your free spread betting demo you decide to open an account with us, you will be assigned with a designated professional trader who will become your point of contact. Your designated trader will provide you with alerts, market news and information live and as it happens. They will act as your broker, account manager and tutor. You will also receive essential trade ideas and research provided by our experienced in-house analysts.

Trading Online

If you prefer an online only service, we can provide this too. We want to provide you with a service that is tailored to your personal trading preferences. You will still receive our trading tools, including daily reports and essential research direct to your in-box, along with access to our exceptional, easy to navigate spread betting platform in the industry and a worldwide range of financial markets.

We recommend that clients or prospective clients who are new to spread trading sign up for our spread betting demo account. Just complete the form online making sure that you include all relevant details.

Our clients tell us that we provide the easiest to navigate spread betting platform in the industry along with a wide range of tools required by the more experienced trader. During your free spread betting demo you will find that our spread betting platform provides up to date and detailed information including:

• Stock specific news and information
• Real-time research and trade ideas
• Professional charting package
• List of available markets – information on each specific stock at a click

Why are we offering the spread betting demo for free?

We are confident that your spread betting demo will illustrate the benefits of trading with Accendo Markets and that you will want to join our list of private traders.

If you decide to become a client of Accendo Markets you can speak to one of our professional traders or open an account online. You will then be able to start trading live with real money and taking advantage of all the support that Accendo Markets has to offer. If you decide not to trade with us, your spread betting demo will finish and you will owe us nothing.

We hope that this information has helped you to decide to take advantage of our free spread betting demo, and that it has assured you that if you choose to trade with Accendo Markets you will be in the hands of seasoned professionals. Our professional staff and traders have years of experience trading in the markets and are eager to pass on their wealth of knowledge to you, with the aim of helping you to improve your returns.

You can apply for your free Accendo Markets spread betting demo account here.

*Under current UK law, which can change.
** Accendo Markets has won multiple awards for its trading services.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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I have found Accendo staff very helpful,,and informed. I have traded with you for some years now and have no regrets. Keep up the good work!

Posted 3 years ago

Shaun D

since signing up for Accendo I have had two traders, Mark and Sam. I have found both of these to be very informative about how CFD's work and they have made it very easy for me. Since working with Sam (last four months) my trading knowledge has improved and I can make more informative decisions about which Company's to invest with. Keep up the good work Sam.

Posted 4 years ago


I am very happy with the service I get from Accendo Markets and in particular Amrit Panesar. He is very professional and pleasant to speak to and this counts for a lot.

Posted 4 years ago

Shreekant P

Its a good site for dealing stocks worldwide and having good staff.

Posted 4 years ago

Nick W

Krishan Appiah is one of the most dedicated / informative broker I have ever had.

Posted 4 years ago

Thomas I

Since I have been trading with Accendo Markets I have experienced much greater success than has been my experience with other trading companies mainly due to the help given by, what I consider to be my terminal with the trading floor, Mark, who has been most helpful in reminding me of the progress of my positions throughout the day and keeping me in touch with those positions so that I can more easily make successful trades when appropriate instead of missing out on opportunities through lack of attention. He draws my attention to the situations and enables me to make profitable trades. I am very happy with the situation at the moment and am enjoying the experience. Thomas Irving.

Posted 4 years ago

Kartik A

Accendo markets keep me connected with the market and its very well followed by Mr. Krishan Appiah ,which helps me to take certain decision on time.

Posted 4 years ago

Peter p

I have been trading with Accendo Markets and James Abbott my account manager for coming on 5 years now, James Abbott the senior trader of Accendo Markets provides me with up to minute information when I need it and find him very easy and professional to deal with. Whenever I need to trade or am not sure about anything James is always their to help with any queries I may have. The Accendo Platform I find very easy to use and navigate although it has been slightly changed over the years but definitely for the better. Personal when I do trade 90% of the time, I rather telephone call to place my trade dealings and if James is not there to take my call I find others at Accendo like Sam, Lee take my trades and are. All in all everyone at Accendo Markets are amazing to deal with and my relationship with Accendo is just as I like it. Peter Petrou

Posted 4 years ago

Mrs. J

"Our Trader, Aymen Azizi, has been nothing but attentive to our every need throughout our long relationship with him. No issue is too small, full explanations on all our questions."

Posted 5 years ago

Brian R

I have been with Accendo for a long time now, ten or twelve year's, probably more . As I told Sam (my trader) I thought that CFDs were better than sex . I stopped trading for a few years and only started back about a couple of months ago. But it is as if I had never been gone , so to speak. Sam has helped me every step of the way, at my age one forgets things. I have only praise for Accendo and as far as I am concerned the platform is the best . Now I am back trading at 71 years of age, I might even try sex again. Brian Robertson.

Posted 5 years ago

Jim W

I understand how to make a profit with CFDs. I am restricted by the range of companies I have knowledge of. Although, I am not sure that is a big problem. Tom Robertson is a very fine man.

Posted 5 years ago

Rebekah S

Well, I would not be trading without the help of my trader, Sam Alnakkash. He provided a really great overview of Accendo Markets, an insight into trading in general and how to get started in trading online. His advice, support and training has been fantastic all along the way, enabling me to start trading earlier than I would have done had I not had the support. He has also been very adept at understanding me as a client in order to help me achieve my trading goals. I still have a lot to learn and hope I will get there.

Posted 5 years ago

Nick z

I like the updates on shares I trade. Updates from Bloomberg and Reuters plus industry updates and breaking news. I've had Matt Grice and James Abbott and found both to be excellent. I would like to continue a personal service with James. He understands how and which stocks I trade.

Posted 5 years ago

Steve O

Excellent, knowledgable broker interaction and communication, coupled with very good research and analysis.

Posted 5 years ago

William P

Being new to direct trading I needed help and was given all the time and advice that I needed to feel fully able to make decisions on what I wanted to invest in. I asked for and got exactly the type of info I required provided by Tom Cook, who I would recommend to anyone looking for help.

Posted 5 years ago

Mr. W

I have been dealing with accendo for the past 8 years my broker Amrit I find him very helpful when he is there lol and had many offers to change but will not do it Bill Roberts

Posted 5 years ago

Zoran N

Very good all round service! Timely market information. (charts + trends coverage ) On the ball accounts managers ,quickly available and alert . Part of my success owed to my personal manager Mr Sam Springet , than you.

Posted 5 years ago

Mr Brian C

Easy to deal with.....

Posted 5 years ago

Muhammed S

Accendo markets are great for trading cfds and their research is second to none! Aymen manages my account is extremely helpful and always keeps me updated on market info. Thanks again

Posted 5 years ago

Mr Buta B

Always available, whenever I call I get straight through to someone that can and will help. The staff are very knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to.

Posted 5 years ago

Stephen B

Aymen Azizi keeps an eye on what is happening in the market and informs me with timely relevancy, email call, and txt.

Posted 5 years ago