Spread betting vs CFDs | IG Academy

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Sara Walker discusses the differences between spread betting and CFDs, paying particular focus on deal sizes, tax, expiry times, direct market access and share dealing.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% 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. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.

* Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

† For the 12 months preceding 1 July 2018.

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