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Free Guide: How to Choose a Spread Betting Broker


The Armchair Trader’s FREE spread betting guide is designed to help beginners understand how best to to choose their Spread Betting Broker. It’s a FREE chapter from the FT Guide to Financial Spread Betting, written by our very own Editor, Stuart Fieldhouse.

How to choose a spread betting broker is one of the first and most fundamental decisions you can make when embarking on your financial spread betting career. Newcomers will quickly become aware of a huge range of firms promoting spread betting services in the UK, but which one to choose?

This chapter from Stuart’s book on financial spread betting, deliberately written with the newcomer in mind, will take you through some of the most important factors you will need to consider when comparing brokers.

For a beginner, this is essential, as some brokers are simply more user friendly for the newbie than others. There is plenty to think about, but we think this will go some way to helping you make an informed choice.

The Guide covers the following topics:

  • Finding the right spread betting broker
  • A financial spread betting shopping list
  • Spread betting education and trading platforms
  • Mobile trading
  • Minimum account opening level
  • Shopping around on price
  • Market range
  • How do Brokers make their money?
  • What about CFDs?
  • What about advisory spread betting services?

Our FREE beginners spread betting guide on How to Choose a Spread Betting Broker will provide a useful insight for UK and Ireland residents that are looking to take advantage of the tax-free status of spread betting.

To get your copy, simply email us at

For the purpose of transparency The Armchair Trader does not receive any fee for downloads of this free chapter.

Financial Times Guide: Financial Spread Betting

FT Guide to Financial Spread-Betting

Our “How to choose your spread betting broker” guide is taken from Stuart Fieldhouse’s book, The FT Guide to Financial Spread-Betting which is available from Amazon (RRP £19.99)

If you think spread betting is complex and high risk then think again. Stuart Fieldhouse demonstrates that with the right knowledge and approach it needn’t be. From opening an account and carrying out basic technical analysis through to assessing market opportunities and minimising risk, this book offers a comprehensive walk-through of everything you need to know to trade successfully.

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This article does not constitute investment advice. Make sure you do your own research or consult a professional advisor.

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