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The Financial Spread Betting Handbook: The definitive guide to making money trading spread bets by Malcolm Pryor

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Introduction

What’s special about spread betting?

It probably won’t come as a surprise that I am a fan of spread betting. Its attractions include:

Spread betting is very straightforward

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.)

Open to everyone

You can open a spread betting account with just a few hundred pounds.

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