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World Spread Betting Markets

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With Accendo Markets, you can trade assets from all over the world. Spreads are amongst the most popular trading instruments in the UK due to their accessibility and tax benefits. Under current UK tax law, spread betting is tax free*.

Why Open An Account With Accendo Markets?

  • Your funds are protected by the FSCS – up to £50,000 per person per firm
  • Tight spreads
  • Huge range of world spread betting markets
  • Get the personal touch – with Accendo, you’re not just an account number
  • Your personal trader will act as your account manager, broker and tutor, all rolled into one
  • Trade on-line with your state-of-the-art platform

What Is The Spread Betting Demo Account?

Your spread betting trial account will give you access to a vast range of world spread betting markets, including shares, commodities, indices and Forex. You can choose up to £100,000  ‘imaginary’ funds with which to trade, free of risk and reward! This spread betting trial can give you the chance to test your trading strategy before risking cash. When you’re ready, you can trade world spread betting markets live, with real money. If you decide it’s not for you, no problem. You simply end the spread betting trial at no cost, and you’re not tied to anything.

World Spread Betting – Past, Present and Future

Derivatives like spread betting have been around for centuries. Babylonian farmers traded grain 3,800 years ago which they used to minimise their risk when there were bad harvests and other factors. They would do this by selling their grain at higher prices which meant minimising their losses due to lower stock. The concept of spreads was introduced in Japan in the 1600s for the redistribution of risk related to production and distribution of rice. The rice exchange became so important that songs were made up about them. Therefore, the most popular financial tools were not developed by professors or mathematics whizzes but by ordinary farmers almost four centuries ago.

Trading has come a very long way since then. Now £1.2 trillion is traded on the London Stock Exchange annually, 40% of which is derivative related. Around 10% comes from world spread betting contracts, which it is thought equates to around £120 billion per annum. The ‘spread’ refers to the difference between the buy and sell price, or bid and ask.

World spread betting contracts have become increasingly popular amongst finance professionals. Firstly, world spread betting contracts are tax free, unlike conventional shares or futures – no UK capital gains tax or stamp duty is currently payable on world spread betting contracts*. Secondly, you still receive dividends as with conventional shares. World spread betting is leveraged, meaning you don’t need a large amount of starting equity to trade. Finally, you have the ability to go short as well as long, meaning you can make money when your chosen market falls (providing, of course, that you make the right call!). World spread betting is easy to understand so it is ideal for anyone, from beginners to professionals. Of course, it may not be suitable for everyone, so please make sure you seek financial advice if necessary.

So what does the future hold for world spread betting traders? In the next few years, it looks as though the popularity of world spread betting may continue to grow. Platforms are a trader’s toolbox, so make sure you choose the right one. Test Accendo Markets’ trading platform today for access to world spread betting markets.

*Under current UK law. Tax law can change.

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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. 65% 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 4 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.

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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.

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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 4 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.

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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

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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.....

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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.

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