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Interest rates

Interest rates

Take a position on the future short-term (quarterly) direction of a range of global interest rates.

When might you trade on interest rates?   

  • To back your judgement on future changes in short-term interest rates
  • To hedge against other investments affected by interest rates, such as mortgage repayments

Benefits

  • Choose from a broad selection of global money markets

Costs and details

 

Spread betting
spread

Normal CFD
contract spread

Australian 30-Day Interbank Rate 1 1
Euribor (3-month) 1 1
Eurodollar (3-month) 2 2
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Bonds

Bonds

Take advantage of the inverse relationship between long-term interest rates and bond prices with our government bond markets.

When might you trade on bonds?   

  • To back your judgement on future changes in long term interest rates
  • To hedge against existing government bond holdings

Benefits

  • Choose from a comprehensive selection of global government bonds
  • Our contracts are off-exchange, so you can deal in fractions of contracts

Costs and details

 

Spread betting
spread

Normal CFD
contract spread

Long-term Gilt 2 2
Short-term Gilt 2 2
German Schatz 1 1
Long-term BTP Italian Government Bond 4 4
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Sectors

Sectors

Take advantage of strength or weakness in a particular industry with a sector spread bet or CFD. We offer more than 35 UK and Australian sectors, including banking, mining and general retailers.

When might you trade on sectors?

  • To take a position based on knowledge or news about a particular sector
  • To hedge against weakness in a sector within a strong overall index

Benefits

  • Protect against company-specific news that could see an individual stock buck the overall trend of the sector
  • Target gains within a specific sector rather than dilute profits with an overall index position
  • There tends to be less volatility across a whole sector than in individual shares

Costs and details

See sectors spread betting costs and details

See sectors CFD costs and details

ETPs

Exchange traded products (ETPs)

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are investment products that aim to replicate the movements of a particular stock index.

Exchange traded commodities (ETCs) work in a similar way, either tracking specific commodities or an index of diversified commodities.

When might you trade on ETPs?

  • To track a basket of shares or goods with a single transaction
  • ETPs can have capital gains tax advantages over funds and index trackers*
  • ETPs are sometimes the only way to access exotic markets

Benefits

  • Combine what would otherwise be several trades in a single transaction
  • Continuous pricing means you can trade at any time during market hours
  • ETFs have the same level of flexibility and transparency as shares

Costs and details

See our ETP costs and details within the spread betting shares list and CFD shares list.

*Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

 

 

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