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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

How we can help

We have an extensive range of tools and resources that can help you manage your risk. They are simple to access and easy to use.

  • Introduction programme

    New clients can deal with reduced risk while learning to use the products and platforms. We also offer a range of free online tutorials.

  • Guaranteed Stops

    Guaranteed Stops put an absolute limit on any loss, without restricting your profit potential. For a small premium, you specify the level at which you want your trade to be closed; we guarantee that you will never lose more than that stated amount.

    Attaching a Guaranteed Stop is an extremely effective risk management tool.

  • Non-Guaranteed Stops

    You pay no premium for this type of Stop Order; however we cannot always guarantee we can close you out at your selected level - for example if the market gaps quickly or there is a large overnight move.

    Non-Guaranteed Stops can be a useful way to limit risk, but for absolute protection you should opt for a guaranteed stop.

  • Trailing Stops

    Trailing Stops are also non-guaranteed, but track your position while the market moves in your favour, providing protection if it moves in the other direction. This allows you to lock-in profits without the need to manually monitor your position and adjust your stops.

  • Limit orders

    A limit order is triggered once a specified market level is hit. In short, it is an instruction to take a profit if the price moves in your favour. This allows you to realise a pre-selected level of profit, even if the price later moves against you.

Next steps

Find out more about our Introduction programme, which allows you to begin dealing in smaller than normal bet sizes, so you can limit your exposure as you build your CFD trading confidence.

Or, if you're ready to start CFD trading now, you can open an account online in minutes.

Open a CFD account

Important information

Spread Betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital; you should ensure you understand the risks involved. Please read the full risk warning.

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