Spread Betting for Investing (not trading)

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Note: this meetup is for advanced users only. Spread Betting is a leveraged product and could result in significant losses.

Hi All,

I've been using Spread Betting (SB) to invest in the markets and holding positions in stocks for years. I prefer SB to traditional broker accounts because of 1) better user experience, 2) tax benefits, 3) range of instruments, 4) can build short and long strategies, 5) usually straightforward costs and no monthly fees.

We'll be also talking about the risks - leverage, "fat fingers", etc.

Here are a few articles I recommend reading before the event:
- How to compare Spread Betting and Contract for Differences accounts – You are probably doing it wrong! - http://www.cityfalcon.com/blog/uncategorized/how-to-compare-spread-betting-and-contract-for-differences-accounts-you-are-probably-doing-it-wrong/
- Boost Return On Your Investment Even Without Increasing Risk - http://www.cityfalcon.com/blog/investments/boost-roi-without-increasing-risk/
- What’s common between the supermarket & leverage trading (spread betting, CFD, and FX) industries? - http://www.cityfalcon.com/blog/spreadbetting-cfd-fx-markets/whats-common-supermarket-leverage-trading-spread-betting-cfd-fx-industries/

Regards,
Ruzbeh