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Trade tax-free on rising and falling markets with Financial Spread Trading. Leverage gives you full exposure to over 10,000 global markets but beware as this is a high risk form of investment. Barclays Financial Spread Trading is provided by GAIN Capital UK Ltd. All dealing, administration and settlement is carried out by them.

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CFDs and Financial Spread Trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment.

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Why Spread Trading

Take advantage of price movements with Financial Spread Trading. You could benefit whether markets move up or down and there’s no Stamp Duty or Capital Gains Tax to pay. Please be aware that this is high risk. Tax advantages can change and their value to you will depend on your individual circumstances.

  • Low deposit, full exposure and risk

    A 1% margin requirement means you can take a £10,000 position with only a £100 initial deposit. Leverage means you don’t have to pay the full market value of the trade, yet any profit or loss you make is based on the actual full value of that trade so it can magnify both gains and losses
  • Tight spreads, over 10,000 global markets

    React instantly to opportunities with 24-hour prices on global shares, indices, currencies and more
  • Trade commodities

    Access to a full range of commodities including gold, silver and oil with Barclays Financial Spread Trading
  • Beat the taxman

    Because you don’t pay Stamp Duty or Capital Gains Tax, any profits go to you, without tax. Please note though that these tax advantages may change in the future and their value to you will depend on your individual circumstances
  • Manage your risk

    Lock in profits and cap losses with our range of risk management tools. 

Risks and disadvantages

  • Financial Spread Trading can magnify your return on investments but losses can also be magnified
  • The value of investments can fall and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you
Why Barclays

Whether you’re new to Financial Spread Trading or a more experienced trader, Barclays will give you all the tools and support you need to maximise your trading potential.

  • Trade over 10,000 global markets

    Gain exposure to new markets and benefit from 24-hour prices and tight spreads from just 1 point
  • Superior real time trading

    Trade around the clock on your desktop, mobile and tablet with our advanced trading platform and apps
  • Professional level charting

    Perform in-depth analysis and deal from the same screen, trading directly from professional grade charts. More about our platform
  • Educational tools and resources

    Get free and instant access to innovative trading tools, platform guides, video tutorials and a free demo account to practice

Risks and disadvantages

  • Financial Spread Trading can magnify your return on investments but losses can also be magnified
  • The value of investments can fall and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you
manage risk

Leverage magnifies gains and losses in exactly the same way. So Barclays give you tools to help you manage risk, even when you’re not in front of your screen.

  • Stop orders

    Lock in profit when a market moves in your favour or close out a losing trade and aim to limit your losses.
  • Stop loss orders

    These limit risk by automatically closing a losing trade at the best possible price once a market passes a trigger value set by you but don’t guarantee closure at that level
  • Guaranteed stop loss orders

    These guarantee that your trade will be closed once the market reaches the exact trigger value set by you, protecting you against market gapping
  • Limit orders

    Use these together with stop orders to set a minimum profit floor and maximum profit cap on your trades
  • Opening orders

    Maximise your trading potential by setting orders to open positions when prices reach a certain level set by you
  • In-built risk management

    If the amount of money in your account falls below the minimum margin level, you’ll receive a margin call. You’ll need to deposit funds or sell off some assets to continue trading.

Risks and disadvantages

  • Financial Spread Trading can magnify your return on investments but losses can also be magnified
  • The value of investments can fall and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you
Pricing

Financial Spread Trading with Barclays. Benefit from tight spreads and competitive financing charges.

Risks and disadvantages

  • Financial Spread Trading can magnify your return on investments but losses can also be magnified
  • The value of investments can fall and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment
  • Trading in these products is not suitable for all types of investors. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you

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