This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Spread Betting Accounts - Trade With Limited Risk At City Index

LONDON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Spread betting is the act of speculating on a market's price movement. Through spread betting provider City Index, you can trade on over 12,000 markets, including indices, shares, currencies and commodities.

Whilst there are many benefits to spread betting, it also presents significant risk; its margin feature means you pay an initial deposit which is only a small percentage of the full value of your position, allowing both easy access to the financial markets and the potential to significantly profit from an initial capital outlay.

However, should the market move against you, you can incur losses greater than your initial deposit.

With this in mind, it is important for new traders to educate themselves, build a comprehensive trading strategy and fully understand the risks before placing a trade.

Limited Risk Account

Through City Index, spread bettors can choose a Limited Risk Account.

A Limited Risk Account is a great way to manage your spread betting risks as every position you place has a Guaranteed Stop Loss Order (GSLO) attached to it - more on this below.

Ultimately, a GSLO means that you cannot lose any more than the funds you deposit.

Other key features of the City Index Limited Risk Account include:

  • Ability to place your GSLO just 5% away on UK100 equities
  • Access the same spreads as a standard spread betting account
  • GSLO charges are shown separately on your account, not hidden in the spread
  • No margin closeout level to monitor
  • Access 12,000+ markets

Find out more about spread betting with a Limit Risk Account here: http://www.cityindex.co.uk/learn-to-trade/limited-risk-accounts.aspx

Guaranteed Stop Loss Order

A Guaranteed Stop Loss Order (GSLO) can be used to ensure that the level at which an order will be executed is the exact level that's been specified by the trader, regardless of any gapping in the market.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,563.30 -317.06 -1.88%
S&P 500 1,930.67 -39.40 -2.00%
NASDAQ 4,369.7730 -93.1290 -2.09%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs