Spread Betting Education is arguably on of the major differences between successful spread bettors and unsuccessful ones. I’m not going to lie and tell you that you can learn how to be a successful spread bettor by reading a few books because the fact is you can’t. It will take a long time to gather the experience and skill that successful spread bettors posses. You need to study, learn from other peoples experiences, develop your own trading plan and routine and develop the discipline of a successful spread bettor. While the information contained in my spread betting education material below is not a source of instant riches it may just help give you a push in the right direction.


Beginners Guide to Spread Betting

  • What is Slippage?
  • Support Levels (Zones)
  • Resistance Levels (Zones)
  • The Trend is your Friend
  • Trading Psychology
  • Stock Screeners
  • FTSE100 – What is That?
  • Reading Moving Averages
  • Money Management
  • CFDs Guide

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    Spread Betting Strategies


    All the successful spread bettors that I know of have some kind of written trading plan or strategy. Therefore I have created some of my own strategies and have also included what is involved when developing your own trading strategy.



    Of course there are many Spread Betting Strategies out there developed by other people. If you are interested in learning more about spread betting strategies from other people you can use my spread betting strategy comparison table to help you.


    Spread Betting Tips


    Here are some of my top spread betting tips to help you along the way.


    1. Read Read Read
    2. Learn from the experience of others
    3. Trade to a strategy or trading plan
    4. Manage risk to 1% or less
    5. Don’t Boredom trade
    6. Never click the buy or sell button
    7. Don’t Trade the FTSE (Or any other indices or currency pairs) for at least a YEAR!


    Spread Betting Books / DVD’s


    There are many good books about spread betting / Trading. Below I have listed some of my favourites. For my complete list of spread betting books take a look at my recommended reading list.



    There are also many free books available on the internet to read. I have listed some of these below.


    Spread Betting Glossary


    When you first start spread betting you will be a hit with a load of new terms and phrases that relate to spread betting and trading. The Spread Betting Glossary aims to help you with this to aid your understanding and help you on your way.


    Going long / Buying

    Betting the price of the instrument will rise. You buy into a trade at the ask price


    Going Short / Short selling / Selling Short

    Betting the price of the instrument will fall. You sell into a trade at the bid price.


    Bid price / Sell Price

    The bid price is the lowest price of the bid and ask. It is the price you sell out of a trade or sell into a short trade.


    Ask Price / Buy Price

    The ask price is the highest price of the bid and ask. This is the price you buy into a long trade or buy out of a short trade.



    The spread is the difference between the bid and the ask price. The size of the spread depends on the instrument you are trading and the spread betting firm you are using.


    Frequently Asked Spread Betting Questions

    I am often asked many questions about spread betting so I have compiled this list of some of the most common. If you have a question about spread betting feel free to ask me a question. I will answer you as soon as I can.

    Trading Systems and Strategies

    1. What is the most profitable spread betting strategy?
    2. Should I purchase a trading system? One promises £100 – £2000+ per day!
    3. What is the best spread betting strategy to make money?


    1. I can’t wait to start spread betting but I know nothing about it. Should I just start and learn as I go along?
    2. Do I need to be good at maths to spread bet?
    3. What are the best spread betting books for a beginner?


    1. Should I be spread betting if I have an gambling addiction?
    2. I get a thrill when I spread bet but I always seem to lose. What am I doing wrong?