ETFs – Leaders and Laggards so far- Using Financial Spread Betting

Whilst we are only 2 months into the year the trend in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) so far in 2014 has a commodities theme. The big winner  by far has been Coffee (JO) which is currently up 60% as the table shows. Coffee can be trading using a Financial Spread Bet, options or just buying the ETF. Whilst 2014 has  seen a great comeback for Coffee it has been a terrible market the last few years.

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The other area coming back are Gold mining stocks, again whilst the S&P500 and Dow Jones was hitting new highs in 2013 Mining stocks had no such fortune. So far mining stocks which are correlated to Gold prices are looking better.

One sector which did great in 2012,2013 and so far 2014 is the Biotechnology sector with the IBB and XBI seeing great returns.

As a trader it’s important to track sector changes as it’s a way to see where money is flowing to and from. With Financial Spread Betting its possible to from markets moving up and down, you can also be long (bet on sector to go up) and other to go down, I cover this in Making Money From Financial Spread Trading 2014 edition. You can find out more here.

ETF Video

Make A Great Second Income Trading Markets in 2014

Here is a short video explaining the opportunities available from trading Financial Markets using Financial Spread Betting, Options, Fixed Odds bets and CFD’s

The great thing about trading is it does not have to be all or nothing, you can start small, part time and build up. Most of my students trade for a second income normally placing bets first thing in the morning or in the evening. Thanks to online trading and many brokers being open 24 hours a day its a truly flexible business. To find out more just go to


Financial Spread Betting Guide Video – Tips on Getting Started

Here is a short video explaining more about Financial Spread Betting.

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. It is now possible to open a Spread Betting account within minutes over the internet with company such as igindex.
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.

To learn more about how to trade then check out Making Money From Financial Spread Trading by Vince Stanzione by going to

The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Spread Betting