Trade less – Make More Money- the 1 minute trading rule

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An Extra £20,50,£100+ per week trading financial markets

If you saw £20, £50, £100 on the floor would you pick it up?

Agreed these amounts are not going to change your life but compounded over a year they become sensible amounts and for those in the UK they are tax free.

I am not talking about spending 12 hours a day glued to a screen or taking massive risks, I am taking about 5 to 10 minutes a day placing small fixed odds financial bets at a time that suits you, which once placed you just forget about. Typically my fixed odds bets last 5 to 7 days and my risk is always know ahead of time.

You can start trading financial fixed odds with just a few hundred pounds in your account and if you sign up to my course now you will get a £20 voucher to get you started.  Of course you can also place much larger trades and build up your stakes and returns over time.

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Spread Betting for Beginners Video – Profit From Up, Down and Even Sideways Markets

Introduction to Spread Betting – What you need to know

Financial Spread betting also know 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.

Financial spread betting 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.

So you can profit from market moves while only putting forward a margin deposit as collateral, this can be as low as 10% of the contract value.

As your transaction is a bet, your profits are free from UK capital gains tax and income tax, and trades on individual shares are free from stamp duty. Those outside the UK may also be able to Spread Bet however the same tax advantages do not apply.

One of the major advantages of financial spread betting over conventional share trading is that it is just as easy to go short as it is to go long. That is, you can profit even when a particular market is falling, you simply open a SELL/DOWN bet rather than a BUY/UP bet. Other methods of shorting shares are often expensive and not easily available to smaller private traders.

Financial Spread betting can be used to trade from less than one minute up to 12 months and can be used to cover a range of different investment strategies. For instance, you could use spread bets to hedge the value of your existing holdings, Hedge against a currency exchange movement or to speculate on market volatility. You also have the flexibility to respond quickly to any changes in market conditions as most Financial Spread Betting companies are open 24 hours a day.

As the popularity of Financial Spread Betting has grown so have the number of Financial Spread Betting Brokers, as traders this is good news as the competition has lead to better products, lower spreads and smaller bet sizes.

Another advantage is the ability to trade in your base currency for instance sterling, even though the market may be traded in US Dollar for example Gold or Oil, this means you don’t have to worry about exchange rates.

Get some good training before you dive in

Before starting Spread Betting it’s a good idea to get good independent training. One of the best known courses is produced by self made multi millionaire Vince Stanzione who has been trading for own 25 years. His course is ideal for those starting out and you can learn from his vast experience.

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Making Money From Financial Trading 2012 edition -Video Clip

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Here is a clip for the new 2012 edition of making money from Financial Spread Trading by self made multi millionaire Vince Stanzione explaining the opportunities in financial spread betting and investing and how to profit from markets moving up, down and even sideways.

How I made over 600% profit thanks to a ladies Handbag!

As a typical man I don’t know much about handbags apart from the good lady never seems to have enough of them. So there I was in a fancy department store waiting for Mrs S to pick one bag so we could finally go and eat.  During my waiting time I was watching ladies of all ages buying handbags but spotted one brand selling rather well – Mulberry.

It was the weekend so markets were closed but after checking my trading system which confirmed that MUL had a buy signal I placed a small spread bet on Mulberry (LSE:MUL). That was about 14 months ago and since then the stock is up 600% (check it out yourself) anyway I recently closed them out.

Vince Stanzione IG Index account Spread Betting

Vince Stanzione Mulberry Shares

Truth is opportunities to make money from trading financial markets are all around you, you can profit from up, down and even sideways markets. You too could be making anything for £100 to £2000+ a day tax free from financial markets.

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Impressive tax-free gains can be made through spreadbetting

Impressive tax-free gains can be made through spreadbetting. However, you can end up losing your entire investment or more when a spreadbet goes wrong. Sam Barrett investigates.

Spreadbetting can make money irrespective of whether markets are rising or falling. However, the leveraging inherent in spreadbetting that can magnify your gains can do the same to your losses. The spreadbet is not an investment strategy for the faint-hearted.

With spreadbetting, rather than buying an asset, you bet on the movement of an asset’s price, either up (going long) or down (selling short).

The minimum stake for many assets is £1 per point. “A bet of £1 per point gives you exposure to 100 shares,” says Angus Campbell, head of sales at Financial Spreads. “If the share price moves 1p or 1 cent, you make £1. If it moves in the opposite direction to your bet, you lose £1 for every 1p or 1 cent.”

To cover you for any losses if the market moves against you, you’ll need to put down a margin. This is also known as a notional trading requirement or deposit factor and is usually a percentage of your exposure.

The amount you need to put down depends on the volatility and liquidity of the underlying asset. David Jones, chief market strategist at IG Index, explains: “We’ll require a 5% margin for FTSE 100 shares, but the margin will be 25% on some smaller UK shares.”

Multiples are set for some assets. For example, on an index such as the Dow Jones, IG index sets a deposit factor of £200 per point.

Positions can be open for as long or as short as you like. Paul Dimambro, head of HL Markets at Hargreaves Lansdown, explains: “There are different types of bet, most commonly daily and quarterly. You don’t have to hold them until the end of the period, but the spread will increase with the time frame to reflect the additional broker costs.

“If you decide to hold a bet open past its expiry date, you can roll it over, although there will be additional costs involved that will be factored into the spread.”

You can also place orders on your spreadbet to help manage the risk. The most common of these is the stop-loss, which automatically closes your position when the price falls to a set level.

Jones explains: “A stop-loss manages the risk on the downside. We don’t charge for these. If the price falls dramatically overnight and opens below the stop-loss price, it will close at this price. A guaranteed stop-loss, which is paid for through a wider spread, closes at the price you set whatever happens.”

Other orders allow you to perform a range of functions, including taking profits when a higher price is hit or buying at a set price.


Spreadbetting can be deployed in a number of ways. Short-term speculation is the most common use – traders may go into the market for a matter of seconds to make money on price movements.

The leverage offered by spreadbetting is highly attractive, as you only need to tie up a small amount of money to get the same gain as a share deal that could tie up a lot of money.

Hedging is another common use for spreadbetting. Dimambro explains: “Say you are holding a large number of shares. They’ve increased in value significantly, but you think they’re going to fall in value.

“However, if you sold them, you’d trigger a capital gains tax liability, so you take out a spreadbet, going short and matching your exposure to the real shares. This way, if the value does fall, you won’t lose out.”

You can also use spreadbetting to hedge against other assets. For example, a farmer facing a poor harvest might want to go short on wheat to reduce the impact of losing money on his crop.

Likewise, as John Horlock, head of trading at Cantor Index, explains, you could use them to hedge the currency market.

“If you’re buying a property abroad or need a large amount of foreign currency in the future but you’re worried the exchange rate will move against you, you could take out a spreadbet going short on the currency you want to buy so that you don’t lose money,” he says.


Leveraging is the key benefit of spreadbetting. “Spreadbets provide geared exposure, so you need less money than if you were holding the asset. For example, putting down a margin of £200 could provide £2,000 of exposure,” says Adrian Lowcock, senior investment adviser at Bestinvest.

Another attraction is that there is a diverse range of tradable investments. These include UK, European and US shares, bonds, sectors, indices, currencies and interest rates, as well as commodities such as oil, wheat and pork bellies. On top of this, trading hours are longer, with 24-hour trading available on assets such as currencies.

A further selling point of spreadbetting is that it’s tax-free. There is no stamp duty on purchases and no capital gains or income tax for UK residents.

This means you don’t need to worry about including profits on your tax return, although, if you make losses, you won’t be able to offset them against other gains.

One final benefit of a spreadbetting is that there is no commission to pay.


The big disadvantage of a spreadbet is its potential to lose money. While this is also possible when you invest in shares or collective investments, because spreadbetting uses leveraging, losses can be magnified.

Lowcock explains: “Many people are attracted by the large tax-free gains that can be made, but you risk losing your whole investment and more. You can bet on margin so you could lose money you don’t have.”

Spreadbetting companies look to minimise this and will issue margin calls if your losses are close to exceeding the margin you set, and some will close positions if you slip into the red. You can put guaranteed stop-losses in place yourself so that your losses don’t become too large.


As spreadbetting offers greater potential for losses than share dealing, you might want to try it out before committing to a full-blown account. Some spreadbetting companies, for example Financial Spreads, offer demonstration accounts that allow you to play the market without losing a penny.

Others, including IG Index and Hargreaves Lansdown, have a limited-risk account for new clients. This minimises risk by setting a lower minimum stake, typically 10p per point, and offering guaranteed stop-losses that can limit your losses.

Many spreadbetting companies will vet you by assessing your investment and sharedealing experience to make sure you are suited to spreadbetting.

Campbell adds: “We do reject people, although if they’re still keen to try spreadbetting, we would suggest our demonstration account to gain experience and then that they reapply.”

Another important point to remember when starting out is that, although a huge variety of investments are available, it’s worth sticking with what you know.

Dimambro says: “Many people open an account and trade all sorts of things they’ve never traded before. The more successful traders watch a handful of investments and only trade them.”

Experienced trader Vince Stanzione sets out ten key rules to follow if you want to make profitable use of spread betting:

  1. You can make money in all market conditions
  2. Start small and build up
  3. Diversify
  4. Know your personality and trading style
  5. Money management is the key to survival
  6. Cut your losses and let winners run
  7. Treat financial spread trading as a business
  8. Don’t get carried away by technology
  9. The crowd (and the media) are normally wrong
  10. Don’t feel you must trade all the time.

Vince Stanzione has produced a home study course to teach private investors how to benefit from trading financial spread bets and fixed odds, priced £347. For details, visit

Biz Opps UK Review of Vince Stanzione

Vince Stanzione, Spread Betting and First Information

Vince Stanzione is perhaps best known for his trading exploits, being a self-made millionaire who makes upward of £50,000 per month trading the financial markets.

 An ex-city trader and veteran of the financial markets, Vince has been training ordinary people to trade successfully since the mid-1990s.

 Vince’s tool is “spread betting” and he promises that he can teach you how to make £400 per day from this type of trading, which he calls “Financial Spread Trading”.

 His main product is a home study course called “Making Money from Financial Spread Trading” which is available for £347.

This pack, according to Vince, will show you how to trade popular financial indices like the Dow Jones and FTSE 100 from as little as £10 total risk. Uniquely, it also covers the less popular markets such as commodities, FTSE 350 sectors, currencies, UK shares, US stocks, indices and much more.

He packs in information he has gathered from over 20 years as a professional trader.

Although he hasn’t always been successful (he freely admits to losing everything in the 1987 stock market crash), Vince has made a fortune from spread trading.

Whilst most were losing their heads and their shirts in the great “dot com” boom and bust in the late 90s, Stanzione profitably traded the market on the way up and then also on the way down.

Soon after that, he was featured in several national newspapers.

In 2003 Vince was the subject of a two-page feature in the Sunday Observer where the journalist centred on his success speculating on the price of Antofagasta (a UK company) and also Gold.

According to the article Vince’s trading statements showed he had lost £57,000 over the previous 3 months on a handful of trades but profited to the tune of £400,000 on other trades in the same period – a net gain of £343,000 over 3 months.

On seeing this article, and research about Vince, I bought his course in early 2004.

The 2004 edition of his course contained the following:

  • 180+ page workbook including Vince’s secret trading strategies
  • 120+ minute video or DVD showing edited footage from a £2,500 seminar
  • ShareScope Demo CD
  • BetOnMarkets Interactive CD with free £10 bet
  • Access to TrendSpotter service
  • Copy of Vince’s book “How to Stop Existing and Start Living” which he wrote once he made his first million aged just 26.
  • Access to a virtual trading account (see link below)
  • Lifetime access to a special website with free quotes, updates and financial news from Vince


The workbook itself contains a great deal of information on the basics of spread betting and then goes on to suggest some time-tested strategies for trading the financial markets.

Every 6 months or so I thoroughly read the workbook and make notes to remind myself of Vince’s advice and his ‘golden rules’ of trading. I then watch through the DVD a couple of times – I find it helps to refresh the memory regularly and avoid bad habits which can harm a trading account.

The 2009 course has been updated even further to accommodate new strategies Vince has found and is using.

Vince offers a 100% money back, 1 year guarantee, promising to refund customers in full if they do not make money after following the advice he gives in the course.


If you are looking to learn about Financial Spread Trading then this course is an excellent investment. It contains quality advice and some clever trading strategies and at £347 offers good value for money.

I have used this course and one strategy in particular to make money trading UK shares – it allowed me to pick up a share which was about to rise considerably because, unknown to me or anyone else, it was about to be bought out.

Over just 5 months I traded the share from 475p to 603p following Vince’s advice and made a very healthy profit – tax-free of course!

Because of my success with this course, my satisfaction with the information contained within it and the 100% money-back guarantee I am happy to recommend Making Money from Financial Spread Trading.

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