Spread betting is not a new concept. It has been around since the 70s with the inception of the Investors Gold Index (now IG Index). Spread betting at this time was the preserve of city traders, but it took off in the late 90s in popularity after the introduction of online trading. This development made spread betting accessible to the man on the street, allowing us to profit from not only rising, but also falling markets.

The following pages take a look at spread betting strategy, including beginners tips, key market indicators and some more advanced ideas such as technical analysis and hedging with spread betting. Remember, please feel free to comment or contribute to the site, as Spread Betting Guardian wants to help all experienced and budding financial traders share information and ideas. Happy reading.