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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Kat Long

Kat Long is a financial writer whose work covers a wide range of topics including the investment of stocks and shares, derivative trading and risk management.

She believes that financial literacy is essential to building a successful, balanced portfolio and aims to create content that is helpful, accessible and informative to traders with all levels of experience.

Kat has worked at IG since early 2023 and has undergone training in fundamental and technical analysis from IG's Senior Financial Analyst, Axel Rudolph FSTA.

Before joining IG, she obtained an English literature degree from the University of Surrey and worked as a freelance copywriter.