Financial Spread Betting – Hints and Tips on Getting Started

Dominic Frisby from Moneyweek magazine interviews Financial Spread Betting and trading expert Vince Stanzione and asks your questions. Some of the questions asked “Can you profit from volatile markets?” “Do you need to be a computer expert and watch a screen all day to make money?” “Do you need a lot of many to get started?”
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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.

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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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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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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.

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Investing and Trading Blind? – Do you know if you should Buy,Sell or Hold?

Stop making poor investments and start winning in financial markets. VincStop making poor investments and start winning in financial markets. Vince Stanzione reveals his secrets in a simple step by step system which gives an exact buy, sell and lock in profits system which can be used on all markets ie Stanzione reveals his secrets in a simple step by step system which gives an exact buy, sell and lock in profits system which can be used on all markets including  gold, oil, shares, FTSE100 and FX trading less than 15 minutes per day using tax free spread bets, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and fixed odds bets. To discover more go to

Investing and Trading Blind?

While “day trading” and short-term bets may sound exciting the truth is that my wealth has not come from short terms bets. It has come from trading trends over weeks, months and years. While brokers and bookmakers like to generate more business from active customers, the winners in the long run are the least active traders. For many readers that are more conservative and with a little grey hair, you will not be suited to short term in and out trading. As a trend trader I am not glued to a screen all day and only check prices at the end of the day and on some trades only once a week.

Money management is the key to survival

A good trader does not need to make money that often. In fact, you could get 80% of your trades wrong and still make money. Let’s say you lose £100 on 8 trades and you then make £500 on two trades, you are in profit. However sure you are that the market will crash or ABC is going to soar, make your first trade a small one, and then, if you are correct, add more to that trade.

Pyramiding a successful trade is the key to making large returns. Never add to a losing trade!

Cut losses and let winners run

Everyone tells you this, but few can do it. Trading comes down to psychology and everyone wants to win and no one likes to be wrong or be classed as a loser. Most unsuccessful traders take profits quickly, yet they will let losing trades run and run as they hope things will get better. What I suggest is that you have a mechanical approach to exits and entries. That is, you have a cut out point set on opening a trade. Financial Bookmakers offer a guaranteed stop loss on most products. This means that you can place a bet knowing that the most you can lose is known, say £200, yet your profit could be unlimited. Another good tip is to trail stops, which means you lock in some profits yet keep the trade running. Once a trade moves into profit, you could move the stop loss to you entry point; this means that the worse case scenario is a break-even trade. Many class spread trading “as risky or for gamblers”.

This is totally untrue as in fact with a guaranteed stop loss your risk is totally known ahead of time unlike buying shares with a stockbroker. Another point is that most new traders spend too much time planning when to get in and buy, when in fact they should spend much more time on the exit strategy and how much they are going to trade.

Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Money Trading Markets

Its sometimes easy to get caught up in the negative headlines about how badly the economy is doing and all the problems in the Eurozone, yet the truth is as a Financial Trader these are glorious times and I see massive opportunities especially in the stockmarket. Against the doom many shares are hitting new all-time highs with areas such as Biotech, Technology and well known consumer products names.

Vince Stanzione says stop making excuses and start making money trading financial markets, financial spread betting offers ways to profit in all markets

You too could be making an extra income trading markets 15 to 20 minutes a day. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you trade the financial markets already, I’m certain I can help you make more money and give you an unfair advantage … REGARDLESS of market conditions.

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How to make money in falling markets – Cash in from markets going Down as well as Up

Right now the media is having a field day talking about how stock prices are crashing and “billions are being wiped off share prices around the globe” yet what many do not realise you can also profit from falling prices and you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire to do so.

With the right training a small amount of risk capital and a financial spread betting or Contracts For Difference (CFD) account you too can make money.
Financial Spread betting also known as Financial Spread Trading has seen massive growth over the last decade in the UK and is a flexible and tax-efficient way to back anything from shares, currencies, commodities, Bonds, stock indices and even house prices. It is now possible to open a Spread Betting account within minutes over the internet with company such as igindex or cityindex
A big advantage of Financial Spread Betting is that it lets you gain exposure to the performance of key markets, without having to put up the full value of the transaction as you’re trading on margin you can also profit from falling markets which is not easy to do via a traditional stockbroker.

“You can make money in all market conditions -shares and markets fall faster than they rise so you can make much more money in a falling market than a rising one. If money flows out of Shares it flows into Bonds or the US$”

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Making Money Financial Spread Betting Best & Worst Markets 2011

With a few weeks left of 2011 let’s look at the best and worst markets so far in 2011

Top again remains Gold with a 20% gain beating all major stock indices. Heating Oil, Cattle and Treasury Bonds also put in great gains. What’s interesting whilst all of these markets can be easily traded both long and short via financial spread betting comes most do not trade these markets. The last few years FX has been the “hot” market, if you look most currencies have been flat this year and far better gains could have been made elsewhere so don’t always go with the most hyped markets.

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Women are Better Financial 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 26 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.

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.

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 26 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

Forex Trading for Beginners – What the brokers don’t tell you

Veteran Trader Vince Stanzione with 26 years experience spills the beans on what really goes on the the FX markets.

So you have seen the adverts on CNBC, the internet or maybe been to a seminar on how forex will make you rich overnight – Sorry to tell you the reality is that 90% of retail FX clients do not make money and most accounts are wiped out in under 6 months.


But it’s not all doom and gloom money can be made from FX but not by doing what the majority do, Vince Stanzione is a self made millionaire trader with 26 years experience in trading and investing and gives beginners these tips:

  1. Forgot about buying fancy software and don’t waste your money on FX robots. It’s easy to get blown away on-line trading, real time data, charts, business channels, Iphone apps and bells and whistles. The truth is, less is more, and information overload makes you a worse trader. The more complicated your system, the less chance it will work or that you will follow it.
  2. The majority of technical trading indicators are a total waste of time and you do not need to waste money on expensive trading software that claims to predict markets. The most important factor when trading any market is the price.
  3. Day trading FX is a waste of time ultimately you will lose money. Vince did a study into new FX traders and found they made less per hour trading than working on minimum wage at McDonald’s.
  4. The most successful FX traders make money from longer term trends. Vince has held currency trades for weeks, months and even years – not quite what the media make you believe that you have to be glued to 10 screens all day. Brokers want you to over trade as that way they make more commission and spread. Trend traders and those following the Turtle trading methods no not day-trade.
  5. Whilst charts can be helpful do not look at short term charts they provide no value and are near random. Vince uses Daily, Weekly and monthly charts. The main tools he uses are trend lines, Moving averages and support and resistance levels. Keep it simple.
  6. New traders should avoid O T C FX brokers and should not use margined FX. To start with consider Exchange Traded Funds on currencies and options on currency futures. You get a better deal and have more protection using a currency futures contract than and OTC broker. Be aware what FX brokers often claim “tight spreads” which are misleading. You can look at Spread Betting currencies but you need to focus on longer term trades.
  7. Many traders don’t realise the news they hear and read has, in many cases, already been discounted by the market. Often, new traders jump into a market based on a story in the morning; the market many times has already discounted the information.
  8. Trade with what you SEE not what you Think. You may think the Euro is overvalued and you may be right eventually, but if the price is moving from 126,128,132,137,144,147 it does not matter what you think, it does not matter what the “guru” on CNBC says – the price is moving up and you should be trading with the trend.
  9. Many focus on the major currency pairs but over the years Vince has made large amounts from trading the not so well covered currencies such as Norwegian Crown, Swedish Korna and South African Rand.
  10. Some times the best trades in FX are the ones you don’t make! Vince trades currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds and can move from one market to another. If the FX market is dull he will move focus and funds to commodities.New traders just think about the entry of a trade, truth is the EXIT is more important than getting in Vince comments “it’s a bit a like a relationship it’s easier to get in than to get out” also the money management and the amount you risk per trade is a factor that many do not spend enough time considering

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Vince Stanzione has designed a trading system 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 26 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.

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