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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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4. What Do Winning Spread Bettors Bet On?

This chapter runs through the many types of instruments available to bet on and discusses some of the things winners are looking for when they decide what to bet on.

Although individual stocks and stock indices are popular with the spread betting community, there is a very wide range of potential instruments to bet on.

Some spread bettors restrict themselves to just trading one type of instrument, for example FTSE 100 shares. But if your trading system depends on, say, trending markets, it’s sensible to look at a wide range of instruments. If stocks are trending you can bet on stocks. If stocks seem range-bound, but several currencies are trending well, you can bet on those currencies. Currencies ...

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