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Spread betting is an efficient way to trade the financial markets as you pay no stamp duty or CGT on any profits you make. This is because the activity is regulated as gambling, as opposed to investing, which means spread traders don't pay taxes on their winnings unless spread betting is their primary source of income.
Spreadbets allow you to trade a wide range of instruments ranging from shares, indices, forex, commodities, bonds and interest rates - all this without actually owning the underlying asset in question. This allows traders to speculate on an asset's value rising or falling in price and this coupled with the amount of leverage that spread betting offers and the tax free benefits make this trading medium a very flexible choice.