Free money – are you grabbing it?

This may sound like some crazy get rich quick scheme but right now world central banks are giving away free money in an aim to get global economies moving again. How this ends up long term no one knows but right now global stock markets including the Dow Jones, World markets new highsS&P500, German DAX and FTSE100 are either at or near all-time highs and that is no coincidence.

Want your share?

As a financial trader you can profit from these moves, you can also profit from down moves when at some stage the party ends. Of course this is bad news for those with savings but for traders and investors you’re basically getting a free ride. Japanese stocks are up 41% so far this year as the government pumps money into stocks.

2013 so far has been a record year for my trading and I will be honest I shocked how well we have done but when you have the world central banks on your side it makes life easier.

If you can spare 15 minutes a day, have access to internet and have some risk capital then I can show you how to make money from financial markets.

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Learn to Trade Financial Markets in 2013

With January over the table below shows the best and worst markets so far in 2013. With Financial Spread Betting via a firm such as IG Index, City Index, Capital Spreads or Cantor Index it is possible to speculate on a vast range of markets including Pork Bellies, Cotton and Platinum. You can also trade global indices such as the Dow Jones, Nikkei 225 and S&P500. Foreign Exchange or FX also remain popular financial spread bets with the Yen continuing to be weak you can short the Yen against various currencies such as the GBP, Euro or US$. Those outside the UK can also use Contracts For Difference (CFDs) which are now popular in Europe and Australia.


Vince Stanzione top markets for 2013 Make money financial spread betting

Regardless of which market you trade it’s important to have a disciplined approach and follow a proven system when buying and selling. In my Making Money from financial spread trading course I outline an exact system which you can put in to action spending no more than 15 to 20 minutes a day.

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Trend Following How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets

Many have heard of the Turtle traders or trend following, in this video Vince Stanzione explains more about how he follows trends and is able to make money in up and down markets. Vince shows clear examples taken from his Making Money from Financial Spread Trading 2013 course DVDs.

Trend following is an investment or trading strategy which takes advantage of longer term rising or falling prices (short trading). Traders who employ a trend following strategy do not aim to forecast or predict specific price levels; they simply get on the trend and ride it until at some stage that trend starts to reverse.  A market “trend” is a tendency of a financial market price to move in a particular direction over time. It can sometimes we call momentum trading.

If there is a turn contrary to the trend, we exit and wait until the turn establishes itself as a trend in the opposite direction. Trend following can be used by smaller traders using Exchange Traded Funds, Financial Spread Betting, CFDs and FX accounts.

Whilst Trend following tends to be associated with the commodities market the system can be used on shares, Fx, Stock indices and commodities. Trend following is ideal for those that don’t want to be watching prices all day. To learn more about Trend following and how Vince Stanzione trades and profits in rising and falling markets go to


Money Management Video Tips – Financial Spread Betting

Below you will find a great video by Chris from which has some tips on money management. Chris is one of my students and bought Making Money From Financial Spread Trading.  My experience is that most using Financial Spread Betting or other forms of trading don’t spend enough time on a simple Money Management plan. Often those with smaller accounts don’t bother and their goal is to make as much money as possible and go all in one or two bets and I don’t need to tell you what normally happens.

Many books have been written on Money Management with complicated formulas. The key should be that no one trade should ever cause you so much damage financially or emotionally that you cannot continue. How every sure you are the XYZ is going to rocket, only a percentage of your trading bank should be risked.

“However “smart” we think we are in trading and investing we are dealing with unknowns, what is known and what we can control is how much we decide to risk on each trade, and that is what you should be spending more time on. It’s not all about knowing when to buy and sell all systems can go through bad runs and that’s when you money management really saves you.”

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Trading Exchange Traded Funds – Example of a Spread Bet with IG Index

An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) can be bought or sold via an online broker and some of the larger ETFs also have traded options. You can also place a financial spread bet on many ETFs, a company such as IG Index, City Index and Cantor Index will allow you to go long or short an ETF.

For example here you can see the Biotech ETF (BBH) by making one trade you would have exposure to a basket of biotech shares the top 10 holdings would include:


BBH Top Ten HoldingsVince Stanzione financial spread betting on biotech shares

  1. Amgen Inc (AMGN): 15.10%
  2. Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD): 9.38%
  3. Biogen Idec Inc  (BIIB): 8.03%
  4. Celgene Corporation (CELG): 6.97%
  5. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN): 5.04%
  6. Life Technologies Corp (LIFE): 4.30%
  7. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc (AMLN): 4.25%
  8. Illumina, Inc. (ILMN): 4.15%
  9. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN): 4.04%
  10. Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX): 4.00%



The advantage here is that you have diversification rather than investing in just one company in what can be a very volatile sector. By using a financial spread bet we also have the advantage of leverage and the tax free advantage in the UK.

Example Spread Bet

Let’s say we want to bet on the BBH to go higher we can buy the March 2013 contract at 5408 and we decide to trade £1 per point (not you can trade US$ or £)  so a move from 5408 to 5409 is 1 point.

One month later we see the price is quoted at 5900/5920 and we decide to take profits from our Financial Spread bet so we sell at 5900. So to recap we bought at 5408 sold at 5900 = 492 points x £1 gives us a £492 profit which is tax free for UK residents. Of course we could have also done the opposite and made money from falling prices.

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IBM will help power the Dow to a new all-time high in 2013

“The reason is that a man may see straight and clearly and yet become impatient or doubtful when the market takes its time about doing as he figured it must do. That is why so many men in Wall Street, who are not at all in the sucker class, not even in the third grade, nevertheless lose money. The market does not beat them. They beat themselves, because though they have brains they cannot sit tight. Old Turkey was dead right in doing and saying what he did. He had not only the courage of his convictions but the intelligent patience to sit tight.”

Jesse Livermore -Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

IBM is a stock that I have owned many years, Its a member of the DOW 30 and a true multi national blue chip stock. It was the strength in IBM that partly made me come out with the Dow 14200+ call around 12 months ago. As long as IBM stays strong and pushes to new highs then so will the Dow. Yes it’s had a few months of pause, base building but that is bullish. 25 year chart below. You can spread bet IBM with all spread betting companies including IG Index, Cantor Index, Capital Spreads and City Index. To learn more about trading shares, CFDs, Financial spread betting please go to



How to Make Money from Falling Financial Markets – profit from down moves in Shares, Indices & Commodities

Can you really make money from a falling stockmarket?

Most investors are familiar with buying a shares, an Exchange Traded Fund or  investment funds and profiting from it going up but very few investors know how to profit from a falling market.

It’s all very well buying and holding in a bull market where prices steadily go up but for the last decade that has not been the case. Many professional traders and Hedge funds have been profiting from falling markets for many years but the good news is that you too can do the same and it is not as difficult or risky as some may think. There are a number of whys you can profit from falling markets and the video above gives a brief outline.

Want to learn more about profiting or protecting your portfolio from a falling market?

Vince Stanzione has designed a trading course for those that don’t want to be glued to a screen all day but want to take control of their investments and make money regardless of if the markets are rising or falling. Vince has been trading for over 27 years and shares his experiences in a simple to follow way with no jargon. The course covers how to make money in currencies, commodities, Stocks and indices. to find out more please go to

More Women Traders – Financial Spread Betting

When I first started out working for a large bank in Foreign Exchange (FX) back in 1985 we didn’t have any women dealers, the few women that worked on the dealing floor were in admin and operated telex machines as many FX deals were made and confirmed this way and women could type faster.

Fast forward 27 years and whilst the majority of my trading students and those opening spread betting accounts are men, I am pleased to see a good number of new female students  achieving excellent results and beating their male counterparts. The ratio of men to women is still around 85% men so there’s still some way to go to reach equality but it’s far more common to see female traders and I encourage more women to take up trading and Financial Spread Betting.

Recent research published by Financial Spread Betting and CFD brokers City Index reveal a 1000%+ Rise in Female Traders in 10 Years.

Since 2001, the number of female traders opening an account with City Index has risen by 1434%; with the number of trades being placed rising by 194% in the past four years alone.


The big factor leading to more women trading is the internet and the fact that you can trade without having to speak to an arrogant male dealer and trust me the majority still are which can be very intimidating. The excellent online platforms mean that everything can be done without ever having to pick up the phone. The new Ipad and mobile device platforms also make it easier for women to trade during lunch breaks or on the move.

A spokesman for City Index commented: “We are seeing a rise in women taking control of their personal finances and becoming more open to the opportunities that retail trading provides.”

Female Trader Profits over £1 Million

One of City Index’s most successful female traders, a 51-year-old living in Windsor in the UK, has profited just over £1,200,000 to date (May 2012).

A 19-year old shop assistant – the company‘s youngest active female trader – has made a total profit of £11,222, whilst a contract teacher earning £32,000 a year has profited over £158,000 through her City Index account.


Women are still in the minority but they have a few tricks to teach the men so for the male readers try to pick up some tips from your female counterparts.

Here are five possible reasons why women do far better at Financial Spread Betting and other areas of trading.

Men hate to be wrong

As a trader we have to realise that many of our trades will be wrong and it’s just part of the business but men hate to be wrong and are more prone to “blind hope” that a trade turns around.  The correct approach is to follow a trading system or strategy, trade a relatively small part of your trading capital and cash in losses quickly rather than stubbornly sticking with a bad trade. Remember you can have more losing trades than winning ones and as long as you keep the losing trades small and the winners big – you’re still ahead.

Women traders are better in a crisis and less emotional

Contrary to popular belief I have found the women to be far more disciplined and less likely to panic then their male counterparts. Detaching the emotional side of trading from decision making is a very desirable trait to have. From my experience the reason men panic more is normally that they have overextended their accounts and allowed little margin for errors so price movements are exaggerated.  My experience with women traders is that they never risk everything on one trade and normally keep higher cash balances/reserves.

Women can say NO

Sometimes the best trades are the ones you do not make, women are more selective and picky with new trading opportunities where as the men are quick to jump in and make a trade just because they want to be part of the action. Doing nothing and waiting for a better opportunity. Also women were happy to let winning trades run longer where as men had to fiddle often causing them to take profits too soon.

Women read the manual!

I produce a 200 page workbook (Making Money from Financial Spread Trading) and two DVDs, yet many of the men never read it or if they do they just go straight to the trading system pages and ignore the rest.

The DVD has a trading quiz and I deliberately placed the answers in a different section of the workbook which would require you to read the workbook or check the contents page, yet many men email to say that the answers are not in “their” copy.

Not only do women read the manual they also email for help and clarification. Women also keep better trading records and keep trading diaries.

Women do more research – Men dive in

Overall women spend more time researching a trade and asking questions and are less likely to trust a news headline or market “guru” tip without doing far more digging before going ahead. Whilst this can mean that sometimes women enter a little late into a trade overall it is better and more profitable to do so and make a little less and play it safe. Men tend to like to learn from experience, often sharing trading war stories on chat forums whereas women will try and find out enough up front to be able to sidestep them.


Regardless if your trading using Financial Spread Betting, Contracts For Difference, Options, Margined FX or just buying and selling via a broker then if you want to improve your results then maybe it’s time to think more like a woman.


Before you try Financial Spread Betting it’s well worth getting some good advice and training.  Spread Betting Veteran Vince Stanzione has been trading for over 27 years and has produced a course “Making Money from Financial Spread Trading” which is a 200 page workbook, two and a half hours of DVDs and a member’s only website. To find out more go to


Make Money from Financial Spread Betting Exchange Traded Funds

Whilst many look to trade the FTSE100, Dow Jones or NASDAQ they miss some great opportunities in Sector Exchange Traded Funds. Combining Financial Spread Betting with ETFs can give you a way to get exposure to an ever growing range of sectors, commodities, global financial indices which you can profit from regardless of markets moving up or down. As an added bonus UK taxpayers can make tax free gains. If you’re not UK based you can also look at Contracts For Difference (CFDs) which allow you to do the same.

As the table shows so far this year Biotech shares have been doing very well, whilst the S&P 500 is up around 6% the Biotechnology ETF is up 30%. Of course we can also make money from markets going down as well, for example coffee prices have fallen over 30% this year and Natural Gas has also fallen around the same.

Of course you can buy and sell ETFs via any online broker but you can also place a spread bets on many ETFs. The video below explains more and I reveal my full trading system in Making Money From Financial Spread Trading 2012 edition, to read more go to

Vince Stanzione Interview Maximum Profits In Minium Time

Alex Kramer catches up with multi-millionaire  Financial Trader and Investor Vince Stanzione  to ask where he sees opportunities in today’s financial markets. Discover how to profit from markets going up and down using financial spread betting, CFDs, options, fixed odds bets and Exchange Traded Funds. Regardless if your new to investing and trading or you have many years of experience Vince Stanzione can help you with his step by step trading system to but the odds in your favour. You can trade part time spending no more than 15 minutes a day at a time to suit you. Click here for more details