LONDON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Falling prices generally throw up red flags for the markets, with conventional shares traders often preferring to exit their trades and cut their losses once prices start to decline.
By spread betting, however, you can speculate during volatile market conditions and potentially profit irrespective of whether prices are going up or down.
Spread Betting lets you speculate on falling markets
Spread betting is an excellent alternative to conventional trading, enabling traders to speculate and profit from volatile markets.
With spread betting, you simply take a position based on whether you believe that prices will rise or fall. For example, if you believe that France's CAC 40 index will fall lower in the coming days, following the appointment of the country's newest President Francois Hollande and his instance to renegotiate the EU fiscal pact with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, you go 'short' or sell the France 40 index with Finspreads.
Similarly, you go long or 'buy' if you believe prices will go up in the coming days. If you were right and prices move in the direction you had expected, you net a potential profit for every point that the market moves in your direction.
Alternatively, you net a loss for every point the market moves in the opposite direction.
Find out how to spread bet on a range of markets with online spread betting provider Finspreads.
Financial spread betting provider Finspreads offers prices on a range of markets including stocks, indices, currencies, commodities and more, enabling traders to take a position on thousands of global markets.
Find out more about the benefits of spread betting with Finspreads, one of the leading providers of spread betting in the UK.
Spread betting is a leveraged product which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit. Ensure you fully understand the risks.
*Spread betting is currently exempt from UK stamp duty and Capital Gains Tax (CGT). However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.
Finspreads is a-leading-online-financial spread betting-firm, offering access to thousands of instruments on the world's financial markets.
The company pioneered fully interactive online spread betting in 1999 and continues to invest in technology to ensure that its service remains amongst the-market leaders.