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Tim Bennett


Tim graduated with a history degree from Cambridge University in 1989 and, after a year of travelling, joined the financial services firm Ernst and Young in 1990, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1994.

He then moved into financial markets training, designing and running a variety of courses at graduate level and beyond for a range of organisations including the Securities and Investment Institute and UBS. He joined MoneyWeek in 2007.

Articles written by Tim Bennett

Are short spread bets wicked?

European regulators have vilified the short seller as the root cause of the recent volatility in the markets. Here, Tim Bennett gives three reasons why a ban on short selling is complete nonsense – and why you should be prepared to trade both ways.

Is spread betting for me?

Spread betting is short-term, high-risk investing – you can win big profits and incur equally large losses. It isn’t for everyone so how do you know whether it’s for you? Tim Bennett lists the three questions you should ask yourself before you try your hand at spread betting.

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