It probably won’t come as a surprise that I am a fan of spread betting. Its attractions include:
The mechanics of entering or exiting bets are straightforward. Since this is not a beginner’s book on spread betting, for the most part I will assume everyone is familiar with the basics of how spread betting works. The spread betting firms' websites and marketing literature provide easy to follow explanations of the mechanics. (In case you feel you need a refresher, some basic bets are illustrated and basic terms explained in the Appendix.)
You can open a spread betting account with just a few hundred pounds.