Spread betting


How Brexit will affect the CFD and spread betting industry

Matthew Partridge talks to Andrew Edwards, CEO of Saxo Capital Markets, about how Brexit is affecting both his firm and the industry as a whole.
27 Mar 2018

Short the S&P 500 – again

Belief in the bull is overdone: investors should prepare for the coming correction, says Matthew Partridge.
16 Mar 2018
Stock markets

Pick up this rare bargain

It’s hard to find growth stocks at a reasonable price in the US market, says Matthew Partridge. Here’s one that fits the bill.
2 Mar 2018
Stock markets

The one asset I feel tempted to bet on right now

Using leverage – borrowed money – to bet on equities looks like a bad idea right now. But there is one asset that might be worth a carefully considere…
21 Feb 2018
Stock markets

Time to short American stocks

Stock markets in the US have enjoyed a long bull run. But as Matthew Partridge explains, it's time to take the other side of the bet.
16 Feb 2018
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A bet that backfired

Regulators have announced a possible ban on the riskiest products, sending the sector’s shares into free fall. Ben Judge reports.
22 Dec 2017
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Bet on bricks and mortar

Many have proclaimed the death of the high street. But Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds of one bricks-and-mortar play making a comeback.
1 Dec 2017
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Hold your nerve over bitcoin

Matthew Partridge holds steady with his latest bet on the cryptocurrency, bitcoin.
29 Oct 2017

This precious metal is rapidly losing status – which is a good time to buy

Upheaval in the car industry could affect demand for one precious metal commonly found in cars today. John Stepek explains why, and how to play it.
17 Oct 2017
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Can Royal Mail deliver?

Royal Mail has struggled in the years since it was privatised. Should investors expect more of the same? Matthew Partridge investigates.
15 Sep 2017
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The pound could hit parity with the euro – but if it does, buy it

Anyone visiting the continent this summer will have been in for a rude shock at the cash till, says Dominic Frisby. But the pound won't stay down fore…
23 Aug 2017
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Barclays: not cheerful, but cheap

Of all the big banks, it's probably fair to say Barclays has had its fair share of bad publicity, says Matthew Partridge.
4 Aug 2017

Book of the week: One man's spread-betting nightmare

Book review: Win. Lose. RepeatChris Stringman's tale is a warning to all those who regard spread betting as a fast-track route to riches.
28 Jul 2017
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Time to take Elon Musk’s advice

Tesla founder Elon Musk fears expectations in his electric car company have got out of hand.
21 Jul 2017

EU turns the spotlight on the spread-betting sector

In December the UK financial watchdog, the FCA, published draft proposals on how spread betting should be regulated. Now the EU has stepped in too.
7 Jul 2017
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Bet on a recovery in this oil giant

This Brazilian oil company has been quietly restoring the business to profitability, says Matthew Partridge.
23 Jun 2017
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Should you bet on the spread betters?

Plans to clean up the sector could cast spread betters in a whole new light. Matthew Partridge reports.
26 May 2017

Betting on politics: Trump's impeachment

Political betting guru Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds on US president Donald Trump leaving the White House early.
26 May 2017
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Trading: stick with oil

Matthew Partridge's bet on the oil price is becoming increasingly frustrating.
28 Apr 2017

Spread-betting syndicate operator faces 12-year ban

Syndicate owner Stuart Mudge's ban is a lesson to never trust your money in unregulated schemes.
28 Apr 2017

Macron rally not over yet

Emmanuel Macron is on a roll, says Matthew Partride, who looks at the best way to place your bets.
28 Apr 2017
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Spread betting: long value, short growth

Matthew Partridge looks at two stocks – one to buy and one to sell.
17 Mar 2017
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A pairs trade in the pub sector

Matthew Partridge looks at how best to play the pub and restaurant sector with spread betting.
3 Mar 2017
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Gold’s rally should continue

Matthew Partridge looks at where the gold price is heading next, and what that means for your online trading.
17 Feb 2017
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Reasons to be bullish on oil

The quiet recovery in the oil price is a trend that hasn’t been getting as much attention as it should, but it may offer a trading opportunity, says M…
20 Jan 2017
Stock markets

FCA crackdown hits spread-betting firms

Spread-betting firms saw more than £1bn wiped off their market value this week after the UK’s financial services regulator announced new rules for the…
9 Dec 2016
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More kisses – this time from the Dow

Tramline kisses are a crucial clue that can tell you where the market is heading to next, says John C Burford.
29 Apr 2016
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My split-bet strategy works

John C Burford explains how using his split-bet strategy can take some of the stress and anxiety out of trading.
27 Apr 2016
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What sort of trader are you?

When spread betting, you’re not trading against others so much as against your own habits and tendencies, says John C Burford. The best traders are th…
25 Apr 2016
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The euro gives me three kisses against the dollar

Rarely in the charts do you get three “kisses“ on your tramlines in the charts. John C Burford explains what it means for his latest trade.
22 Apr 2016
Stock markets

The fog is lifting on the Dow

The picture in the Dow Jones is starting to clear, says spread betting expert John C Burford. We're looking at the start of a long decline.
20 Apr 2016
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Fog settles over the Dow

The Dow is painting a tricky picture in the charts. John C Burford uses his trading methods to weigh up his options.
18 Apr 2016
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Exercising prudence in Prudential

The market in Prudential shares has come up against resistance. Is it time to take profits? John C Burford explores the charts.
15 Apr 2016
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Hedge funds are bearish the dollar. I am not.

Hedge funds have abandoned the dollar in their droves. John C Burford explains why they're wrong.
14 Apr 2016
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Gold (and miners) could be set to rocket higher

John C Burford applies his trading methods to the charts to see where the gold price could be heading next.
11 Apr 2016
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Prudent trades in Prudential

John C Burford shows how his trading methods can be used for more than just indices and currencies. They work for large-cap shares too.
8 Apr 2016
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Has EUR/USD started a new bear trend?

The odds are stacking up, suggesting that the rally in the euro vs the dollar is over, says John C Burford.
6 Apr 2016
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Gold follows my roadmap down (for now)

Elliott wave theory has provided John C Burford with some solid clues to gold's future price direction.
4 Apr 2016
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Searching for an exit in my euro trade

Swing traders face hard decisions, says John C Burford. But the sooner they are made, the better the long-term results.
1 Apr 2016
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I have another great euro trade working

John C Burford explains why, when it comes to trading the euro, Fibonacci really is your best friend.
30 Mar 2016
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Will our skies be filled with helicopters?

Inflation expectations are rising. John C Burford looks at how that will affect the stockmarkets.
23 Mar 2016
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Gold is correcting, as forecast

Gold is following John C Burford's roadmap nicely. Here, he takes a look at where it might go from here.
21 Mar 2016
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Did you find the path of least resistance in EUR/USD?

John C Burford outlines a trade in the euro vs the dollar in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s most recent announcement.
18 Mar 2016
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How to find the path of least resistance for EUR/USD

A belief that "news makes the markets" would have lost you a lot of money betting against the euro, says John C Burford. Here's what to watch instead.
16 Mar 2016
Stock markets

Stocks are climbing that ever-higher “wall of worry”

There is no shortage of worrying global developments that would induce a trader to run for the hills, says John C Burford. But what are the charts say…
14 Mar 2016
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Lightning has struck twice in the euro

Mario Draghi's latest stimulus package took the euro market by surprise, says John C Burford. But not chart-following swing traders.
11 Mar 2016
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Everyone now loves gold – is that a warning?

You will be hard-pressed to find a gold bear. Is that a sign the market is ripe for turning? John C Burford surveys the charts.
9 Mar 2016
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The euro finds support as sentiment plummets

No need to wait for the European Central Bank announcement on Thursday, says John C Burford. Elliott wave theory tells you all you need to know.
7 Mar 2016