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Analysis written in a straightforward way so that everyone understands.
only a small few who get it consistantly correct and you are certainly
for putting this all together and sharing! BHW
Stuff! Kenny has shown time and time again the ability to show us direction in
these markets. Khalsa
Kenny, I appreciate your insight and analysis. You make sense of what I can rarely see.
Thanks for sharing. Gene
Took a gold short at 1240
just closed at 1203 :-)))))))))))))))))) ........ top call!! Gekko
Ftse 100 Index Trading - How to
the Footsie 100
Ftse 100 Index Trading
100 index trading can offer a
very useful alternative investment opportunity for traders and
investors who want to diversify their portfolio to avoid some of the
additional risks associated with investing in individual stocks. Even
trading the Footsie 100 companies themselves does not make your
investment portfolio immune from the potential of wakening up one
morning to find 10-20% or more wiped off the its value.
index trading offers traders the opportunity to spread
risk across all of the Footsie
100 stocks in a single trade thereby
offering a substantial cost saving over having to trade a number of
stocks individually. To achieve anywhere near the same level of
diversity, the dealing costs of trading a number of stocks individually
would be extremely prohibitive and unrealistic for most traders and
investors to consider.
By trading the Footsie 100 index itself, anyone can
and an extremely balanced portfolio with their risks spread across all
sectors of the London share market for the price of one single trade.
Hedging with Ftse100 Index Trading
Ftse100 index trading can also be
used as a very useful and versatile instrument for hedging an
investment portfolio against falling markets. Rather than being forced
in to liquidating an investment when the market is going
against them, investors can chose to hedge their portfolio by taking a
contrary position on the Footsie index to offset potential short term
losses in value of their longer term investments.
Again, this index trading strategy can offer a substantial cost saving
against the dealing costs of liquidating a number of long term
positions and buying them back again at a later date.
How to Trade
the Ftse 100 Index
There are a
number of available means of trading indexes and here in the UK and
some other countries, we have one of the most versatile and cost
effective means available to traders and investors anywhere in the
world through the many advantages of Financial Spread Betting. Trading
through a spread betting account can offer a number of additional
benefits over trading in traditional trading
Find out more about the
advantages of Financial Spread Betting.
free trading*** - All profits from Financial Spread
Betting in the UK are completely free from tax. That means there is no
stamp duty to pay on trades but more importantly, there are no capital
gains or income tax liabilities on any profits.
commission or brokers fees - Financial Spread Betting
companies draw their profits from the spread between the buy and sell
prices and do not charge any dealing fees. This feature coupled with
fairly tight spreads (Many are as tight as 1 point for the Ftse 100)
give traders a very low cost base for trading. In turn, the low costs
involved with each trade give beginner traders an extremely versatile
opportunity of trading with low stakes as well as offering substantial
cost savings for larger investors too.
long or short - Make money trading when the stock markets
are falling in exactly the same way as when they are rising, simply
sell the market instead of buying. Still not sure how? Try our Interactive Spread Betting Tutorial.
your portfolio against falling markets - Selling the Ftse
100 index through a Spread Betting position can hedge a longer term
investment portfolio when the wider market is falling. This allows the
investor to take short term profits on the falling prices of the index
to offset any short term losses against the larger trend.
Trading with ETFs - Exchange Traded Funds
Exchange Traded Funds are a way of trading the Ftse 100 index
traditional stock broker account. These are funds that trade on the
market in the same way as shares of a stock except that
assets are the funds cash and investments in the Ftse 100 index
funds attempt to mirror the underlying assets price movements as
closely as possible but as they are independently traded funds, they
will always be subject to the same pressures of supply and demand as
any other stocks share price. It is perfectly possible that and ETF can
under perform or out perform its underlying market and when
demand is low, the ETFs price could be trading at a discount just as it
could be trading at a premium when markets are bullish.
This is a
small selection of ETFs currently available which mirror the movements
of the Footsie 100 index...
This is a
small selection of Short ETF s and Leveraged ETFs that mirror
the Footsie 100 index...
- ISF -
- HUKX - HSBC
- XUKX - DB X-Tracke
aware that short etf s and leveraged ETFs are more complicated
investments which carry greater risks.
- DB X-Tracker (Short)
- ETFS Securities (2 x Short)
Ftse 100 Index
complex securities and can be extremely risky so it is
essential to know exactly how they work before entering this type of
trading but they are another versatile form of trading investment.
A Ftse 100
options contract gives the buyer the right, but not the
obligation, to buy or sell the share market index at a specific price
or before a certain date. They can be used to take a long or short
position on the Footsie
100 index and is also another way to
hedge a longer term investment portfolio against falling markets. Learn
more about Ftse Index options trading at Capital Spreads
- Trade Ftse Index Options at
Ftse 100 Index
Trading CFDs - Contracts for Difference
for Difference, CFDs
trading is another alternative form of investment which also gives
traders a extremely
versatile way of trading the Footsie 100 index and Futures. It is very
similar to Financial Spread Betting in many ways but with less
favourable tax advantages. However, it is the big brother of Spread
Betting to to the fact that it is far more widely available in other
countries than Financial Spread Betting is.
Trading Ftse Index CFDs involves the buying or selling of contracts
CFD provider agrees to deliver any profit to the investor that may be
earned from the difference in price from the time the CFDs contract is
entered into, to the time that it is sold. The CFDs investors
liability is to
pay the difference if the trade goes against them. Learn
more about Ftse Index CFDs trading at Capital Spreads
*** Tax Law can change and may differ in other jurisdictions
outside the UK