Why should I spread bet (with IG Index) rather than trade stocks using a traditional brokerage account?
Posted by - NA - on 08 November 2018 02:51 PM

Spread betting allows you to begin with a very small budget, and you get far more leverage.  However recent EU legislation now requires you to have much greater 'margin' (cash reserves) in your account.

There are also no commissions for trading, it is tax free under current UK legislation, and you can have guaranteed stops.

That said, the Bid/Ask spread is wider than the actual stock market.

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