Probably the best way to see how spread betting works http://www.spread-betting.com/spread-trading-examples...
Probably the best way to see how spread betting works http://www.spread-betting.com/spread-trading-examples is by looking at some spread betting examples. Let's first consider that you are spread betting on the FTSE 100, and expect that the value of it will increase. The spread betting provider may quote you 5543.2 - 5544.2 for the index. This means you can sell at 5543.2 or buy at 5544.2, a spread of one which is quite common for an index spread bet.