City Index

Park House Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB, England, United Kingdom
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Why Trade With City Index?


Join City Index today and trade thousands of financial products with a trusted, global provider of spread betting, CFD and FX trading services.


The City Index Advantage:




    • Trade indices, FX and equities in one account





    • Award-winning platforms





    • Trade on the go with mobile apps





    • Over 30 years' experience





    • Educational guides & support





    • Support 24/7





    • Expert analysis tools & research



 


 


Spread betting explained


Simply put, spread betting is a tax-free* alternative to conventional trading that enables you speculate on rising as well as falling market prices.


Spread bets offer the ability to potentially profit regardless of whether prices are rising or falling, meaning there are many opportunities to trade.


For example, you may know that Sainsbury’s is about to release quarterly results and have an opinion on whether the figures will have a negative or positive affect on its share price. Either way, you can place a trade using that opinion.


See an example of how you can spread bet with City Index, with our how to spread bet video tutorial.


Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means that you can take a position by initially depositing just a small fraction of the total trade value: usually between 1% and 10%.


For example, the initial deposit (also known as margin requirement) needed to spread bet Apple or Lloyds shares is just 5%. So a position worth £10,000 would require a deposit of just £500.


Remember, with leveraged trading, the potential for profits or losses from your initial outlay of capital is much higher than in traditional trading. If a trade goes against your prediction, you can incur significant losses. And these losses can, in some cases, exceed your initial deposit.


 


Why spread bet with us?




    • Low 4% initial deposit on FTSE 100-listed shares





    • Tight spreads from 1 point on major indices† – including the UK100 and Germany30





    • 24-hour access to prices on 10,000 global markets





    • Educational videos, categorised into beginner, intermediate and expert so you can learn at your own pace





    • Pick from a range of trading platforms including Advantage Web





    • Trade on the go with our mobile trading apps for iPhone, Android and Windows devices





    • Free training seminars and webinars with tips from our in-house traders





    • Up-to-the-minute market news and analysis from our team of market experts





    • Economic calendar listing all the important upcoming events that could trigger market movements



 


CFD Trading Explained


A contract for difference (or CFD) is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract.


Unlike conventional forms of trading like physical shares trading, CFDs enable you to potentially profit irrespective of whether market prices are moving up or down.


This means you can potentially profit even during falling markets. For example, if you think the S&P 500 Index will fall in the coming days because a number of major US firms are expected to report weak earnings, you can go short or ‘sell’.


If the index moves in the way you predicted, you can profit from every point the S&P 500 falls.


And, as a leveraged product, you can place a trade by depositing just a fraction of the full value of your position.


Remember, however, that leveraged trading allows you to gain significant market exposure, which means your returns will be magnified. As a result, you could incur losses that exceed your deposit if the trade moves against your prediction.


You can also use CFDs as a hedging tool to help offset any losses incurred in your physical portfolio of shares.


At City Index, we offer low commissions, tight spreads and margins from 1% on over 10,000 financial markets, including indices, shares, currencies, commodities and more.


Our range of trading platforms and Apps for iPhone™, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones enable you to instantly react to market prices at any time of the day – even when you’re on the move.


CFDs can be tax efficient, depending on your circumstances. You can use any losses you incur to offset against your Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liabilities*. For more information, we recommend you seek independent investment advice.


 


Why trade CFDs with City Index?


When you open a CFD trading account with City Index, you can benefit from:




    • Low 4% initial deposit on FTSE 100-listed shares





    • Tight spreads from 1 point on major indices† - including the UK100 and Germany30





    • 24-hour access to prices on 12,000 global markets





    • Pick from a range of trading platforms including Advantage Web





    • Trade on the go with our mobile trading apps for iPhone, Android and Windows mobile devices





    • Free training seminars and webinars full of tips from our in-house traders





    • Up-to-the-minute market news and analysis from our team of market experts





    • Educational videos, categorised into beginner, intermediate and expert so you can learn at your own pace





    • Economic calendar listing all the important upcoming events that could trigger market movement



 


Forex Trading Explained


Forex- also known as foreign exchange or FX- is the world's most widely traded market, turning over $5.3 trillion each and every day. FX traders try to profit from fluctuations in the exchange rates between currencies, speculating on whether one currency's value, like the pound sterling, will go up or down in relation to another, such as the US dollar.


What makes the FX market so attractive to traders is its high liquidity and dynamic nature. Unlike other markets, FX isn't restricted to physical exchange hours, so the market is open 24-hours a day. At any given time traders worldwide are active in the market, creating an agile marketplace capable of responding quickly to local or global events.


Exchange rates are affected by a whole host of factors, with some of the key considerations being:




    • Economic forecasts and results





    • Monetary policy





    • Global political events





    • Natural disasters



All of this means that there are always plenty of opportunities for trading on the FX market. Traders can take up and close multiple positions quickly thanks to the fast pace and unrivalled popularity of the forex market.


 


Why trade FX with City Index?


As a forex trader with City Index, you'll benefit from a wide range of great features including:




    • Access to major, minor and exotic currency pairs





    • Fixed spreads** on popular FX pairs, including 1 pip on EUR/USD





    • 24-hour trading





    • Customisable leverage from 20:1 to 200:1 (MT4 accounts only)





    • Free expert tuition from our market analysts at exclusive City Index seminars and webinars





    • Trade at home or on the go with our award-winning suite of platforms and apps





    • Winner of FX Provider of the Year and Best Trading Platform at UK Forex Awards 2014



 

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Park House Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB, England, United Kingdom
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