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Financial Spread Betting For Dummies [Paperback]

Vanya Dragomanovich
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5 July 2013 For Dummies
Keen to try your hand at financial spread betting?  Perhaps you’re already investing in shares and looking for other strategies to maximise your profits.  Or maybe you’ve just heard the buzz and want to find out what all the fuss is about. Financial spread betting is an exciting tool for investors – a way to make money in up or down markets, without ever having to own a share. Best of all? It is tax and commission free. Perfect for smart, savvy investors like yourself! Financial Spread Betting For Dummies is your one–stop introduction to the world of spread betting. Packed with advice and examples, this guide tells you: How to get started Where you can spread bet Strategies for successful betting How to evaluate risks (of which there are many!) What mistakes to avoid

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (5 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118638581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118638583
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn to: Spread bet on shares, forex and more Keep risk under control Analyse your trading behaviour Develop a trading strategy and monitor your progress Your one-stop guide to making spread betting work for you – in up, down and sideways markets Keen to try your hand at financial spread betting? Perhaps you already invest in shares, and you're looking for new strategies to boost your profits. Or maybe you've just heard the buzz and want to know what all the fuss is about. Packed with priceless tips, this is your plain-English guide to all things spread betting. Learn your ABCs – nail down the spread betting basics including what it is, how to place orders, how to pick a broker and more Shop the markets – get the lowdown on the main types of spread bet, including shares, foreign exchange, index trading, commodities and interest rate products The long and short of long and short – get the lowdown on long versus short trading, how each is done and when to use each method Keep a lid on leverage – learn about the pros and cons of leverage, how to use it and how to manage the risks involved Analyse and strategise – discover the various trading strategies (such as swing trading and trend trading), as well as different analytical techniques, and how to make them work for you Keep an eye on your bottom line – find out how to create a solid trading plan and budget – and stick with them! – and what can happen if you don't Open the book and find: The various types of spread bet available How to choose a broker and place orders Relatively low-risk ways of using leverage Techniques for managing your betting risks Advice on setting up a comprehensive trading plan Sophisticated spread betting strategies and how to use them The 10 biggest mistakes to avoid

About the Author

Vanya Dragomanovich is Commodities Editor at FTSE Global Markets, and Commodities and Shares Editor at A veteran financial journalist, she spent more than 10 years at Dow Jones Newswires, where she contributed often to the Wall Street Journal. David Land has been involved in the financial markets for well over a decade, working in stockbroking, analysis and education. He is a regular commentator on market conditions and trading and investing strategy, and holds a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and complete as far as it goes 5 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Of all the books on spread betting, this one is perhaps the most complete introduction. It starts with the basics and expands in a logical sequence, from concepts of betting long and short to the next level of stops and orders. Terminology in the sector is explained in the normal Dummies style, which is excellent for this subject. Importantly, the formatting of the KIndle version is well preserved and the Table of Contents links correctly to all sections (this happens in surprisingly few textbook-type tomes.)

Equally important, though, is what it DOESN'T do. It doesn't show you how to make money or choose profitable bets, of course - although it shows you how to limit your risk (and no spread bettor, even a newbie, should EVER make a bet without stops.) It doesn't talk much about how to recognise a good investment, either: there's a section on basic financial calculus but it sensibly doesn't attempt to teach accounting and finance.

So, this book's audience is the intelligent sofa investor who wants to try spread betting and wants to get a grasp on the concepts. It won't be the only book you buy on the subject, but it's a great book to start with, or (like me) single volume to use as reference when you're an experienced bettor who's been out of the markets for a while. Overall a good buy and worth the tenner.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading 8 Sep 2013
By S Shah
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You have to be sum what financially minded to understand spread betting before embarking on reading this book. Otherwise interesting reading.
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