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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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Choosing A Spread Betting Type

This chapter runs through the various types of bets available in the market.

Let’s assume we know what we want to bet on – we have decided that we want to place a bet on the FTSE 100 stock BT Group PLC. There are still more choices to be made. There are at least five different instruments we can select to make bets on BT.

  1. futures style
  2. daily
  3. rolling daily
  4. binary
  5. betting exchange
  6. Note

: these last two instruments are not strictly spread bets, but are mentioned en passant. These are discussed in more detail below.

Types of betting

1. Futures style

This is where spread betting started.

Futures style bets usually expire on a quarterly basis (March, June, September and December) and there are ...

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