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The FT Guide to Financial Spread Betting by Stuart Fieldhouse

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Other types of spread bets

The spread betting industry never stands still. You will quickly learn that in a highly competitive market, companies will continue to innovate in order to keep your business. The most frequently used strategy is to compete on price or to provide special offers. But product innovation is another means of winning loyal customers. I fully expect to see more ways to bet on market moves appearing in the years ahead, as more people get involved in spread betting.

Although the vast bulk (80 per cent +) of spread betting volume takes place across fewer than 20 markets, the introduction of new markets and indexes is seen as one possible way of attracting new customers. For example, some firms already offer sector indexes, ...

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