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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Thirteen: Spread Betting

My preferred investment vehicle

AN INVESTMENT VEHICLE is anything in which you can invest. Stocks and shares, commodities, bonds, options, futures and ETFs are examples of products that can be traded, i.e. bought and sold. These days, we don’t actually need to invest directly in these products to make money on their price movement; there are various methods that give us the opportunity to make money without actually buying or selling anything.

Spread betting is a method of making money from any investment vehicle by effectively simplifying and mimicking the investment. Instead of actually investing money and waiting for the value to go up, we bet a certain amount on whether the value of a product, or an ...

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