2. Bet size
Each of our markets has its own minimum bet size per point.
Our minimum for Vodafone, for instance, is £1 per point. A bet of this size will see you make (or lose) £1 for every point of movement in the Vodafone share price. Here, one point equates to one penny, so if the price of Vodafone increases by £1, you stand to make £100.
You can choose between a daily funded bet (DFB) that remains open in effect indefinitely, and a longer term bet that will expire on a specified date.*
For more information on bet sizes and types of bet, see the components of a spread bet.
To help restrict your potential losses, you can use a stop. Stops close a position once the market reaches a specified level (unless slippage occurs). You can set that level when you open the bet, or attach a standard stop to an open position.
Guaranteed stops are also available – guaranteed stops are not susceptible to slippage, but must be placed before you open your position and will incur a fee if triggered.
To find out more about stops, see managing risk.