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Low margins and competitive spreads on more than 7500 international shares
Benefit from low spreads on both daily funded bets and quarterly bets across our extensive range of global share markets
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Spread bet on stocks listed on exchanges around the world. If there’s a share you’d like to deal that isn’t on our list, you can call our dealing desk to find out if it’s something we can potentially offer.
Our technology sources prices from two of Europe’s leading exchanges, Chi-X and BATS, as well as primary exchanges like the LSE, to give you access to the best available prices from around the globe.
Shares are one of the most popular and well-known financial instruments, and with shares spread betting you never need to own the underlying stock
When you buy a share, you’re buying a small part – or ‘unit of ownership’ – in a company, which, if you were a conventional trader, you would then look to sell on at a profit.
With spread betting, as you are simply making a bet on the direction in which you think a share price will move, you can potentially profit from falling markets by taking a short position, or from those that are rising by taking a long position. At IG we offer permanently low spreads on thousands of shares, given as a percentage of the underlying market value. We subtract the spread from the market value to get a Sell price, and we add it to the market value to get a Buy price. This enables you to keep dealing even in bearish markets.
As an alternative to traditional shares trading, you will also benefit from tax-free profits and leveraged dealing, free from stamp duty and commission.1
Capitalise on important company announcements even when the US stock market is shut
Many UK-based trading companies only allow you to trade up until 9pm on the US stock market, but we know that a lot of IG clients need to trade outside these hours to make the most of a company's quarterly announcements.
That's why we've made it possible to spread bet on over 60 key US stocks up until 1am Mon-Thurs and 10pm Fri (London time), including all 30 Wall Street index shares.
1Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.