Losses can exceed deposits
City Index Spread BettingAs well as an award winning service, key aspects of spread betting with City Index include:
City Index Spread Betting AccountA review of the spread betting account from City Index:
|City Index Account Review|
|Typical Minimum Stake||£0.50|
|Minimum Account Opening Deposit||£100|
|24 Hour Trading|
|FCA – Authorised and Regulated|
City Index Mobile Trading
The upgrade to the live charts means that charts unfold in real-time, giving smartphone users greater flexibility when looking for trading opportunities.
In 2011 City Index’s City Trading app was voted Best Mobile Trading Platform in the MoneyAM Online Finance Awards and Best Mobile Trading app by Shares Magazine readers.
In 2010, the Financial Times also gave the app its prestigious ‘Innovation of the Year’ award.
Whether you’re using an iPhone, Blackberry or Android based device you can open and close trades, update orders and check both your current positions and your account.
City Index – Award Winning ServiceMoneyAM named City Index as the best spread betting service of 2011.
As mentioned above, in 2011 the spread betting company also retained the Best Mobile Trading Platform title, which it won in 2010 (MoneyAM Online Finance Awards).
MoneyAM is a premier destination for the UK’s financial community, offering stock market data and an annual online finance awards ceremony.
Likewise in 2011, the spread betting company also retained the Best Mobile Trading App title, which it won in 2010 (Shares Magazine Awards).
City Index MT4 AccountIn addition to a normal spread betting, CFD or forex account, investors can apply for a ‘City Index MT4 forex trading account’.
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is typically referred to as the ‘benchmark retail forex trading platform’ and comes with multiple features such as: City Index have added a suite of additional tools and resources alongside the traditional MT4 platform:
City Index Seminars and WebinarsIf you are looking to improve your spread betting and CFD trading knowledge then City Index’s seminars and webinars could help. You can learn more about the markets and improve your technical analysis for free.
The spread betting webinars represent a level of convenience unmatched by in-house seminars. Wherever you are, as long as you have a computer and a broadband connection, you can access a spread betting webinar. The seminars can constitute a lengthy journey for traders outside of London.
The spread betting seminars and webinars offer different forms of interaction to traders. Seminars give investors plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the expert leading their workshop. Webinars, however, allow traders to learn spread betting at their own pace.
Unlike webinars, the seminars are also attended by other traders, and the different perspectives, questions and levels of experience that they bring can sometimes help to enhance your own experience.
The spread betting seminars can last anything from one to three hours. The webinars tend to be much shorter, sometimes no longer than eight minutes.
City Index – Spread Betting Market ReviewA review of some of the most popular financial spread betting markets covering the typical in-hours spread sizes and minimum stakes with City Index.
|City Index Stock Market Index Review|
|FTSE 100 daily – spread size||1|
|Dow Jones daily – spread size||1|
|DAX 30 daily – spread size||1|
|Indices – minimum stake||£0.50|
|Indices – more markets available|
There are also other index market on the platform e.g. Euro Stoxx 50, Italy 40, Netherlands 25, Poland 20, Spain 35 and Swiss 30.
|City Index Shares Review|
|FTSE 100 shares – spread size||0.16%|
|FTSE 100 shares – minimum stake||£0.50|
|More shares markets available|
Investors can also take positions on shares listed in American and a number of other countries. The exact markets are subject to change and market availability is also limited to companies with larger market capitalisations.
|City Index Forex Review|
|Euro/Dollar daily – spread size||1|
|Sterling/Dollar daily – spread size||2|
|Forex – minimum stake||£0.50|
|Forex – more markets available|
As with most spread betting companies, you can also trade:
|City Index Commodities Review|
|Gold – spread size||4|
|Brent Crude Oil – spread size||6|
|Commodities – minimum stake||£0.50|
|Commodities – more markets available|
Using the mobile and/or web platform, investors can also trade some of the less popular commodities futures:
|City Index Bonds and STIRS Review|
|Interest Rate markets available|
|Bonds markets available|
City Index CFDsPlease note that you can also trade CFDs with City Index. Like spread betting, CFDs enable you to go short of a market so you can, potentially, profit from falling prices as well as hedge your portfolio.
A key aspect of the City Index CFD service is that they offer CFDs on over 12,000 markets.
When you apply for a City Index spread betting account you can apply for a CFD account at the same time.
About City IndexAs a group City Index transacts in excess of 1.5 million trades every month for clients in over 50 countries. City Index provide access to a wide range of instruments including margined foreign exchange, CFD trading and, in the UK, financial spread betting.
According to City Index, “We constantly look to improve the performance of our platforms and expand the range of services we provide. The result is that City Index account holders benefit from innovative trading tools with transparent pricing, competitive spreads, and a high standard of customer service and support.”
Official website: Official website: City Index
Losses can exceed deposits
Contact City IndexPhone: 0845 355 0801
16 Finsbury Circus
City Index is a trading name of GAIN Capital UK Limited. GAIN Capital UK Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales, number: 1761813. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Register Number: 113942. VAT number: 524837435.
Spread betting, CFD and forex trading are leveraged products and can result in losses that exceed your deposits. They may not be suitable for everyone. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.