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Aug 10, 2012, 02:00 ET Euro Falls Against the Sterling as German Trade Deficit Widens

The pound sterling strengthened against the euro on Wednesday, August 8, while the US dollar snapped a three-day losing streak against the single...


Aug 08, 2012, 04:00 ET Falling Standard Chartered Shares May Offer a Spread Betting Opportunity for UK Investors

Team GB may have outperformed expectations at the Olympics last the weekend, but the last few days have been less than favourable for team Standard...


Aug 03, 2012, 01:00 ET Spread Betting Tips: Will the US Unemployment Rate Remain at 8.2%?

The much-awaited non-farm payrolls and unemployment data will be released in the US later today, with the headline jobless rate expected to remain...


Jul 30, 2012, 01:03 ET How to Spread Bet as S&P Retains UK AAA Rating Despite Fears of Triple-Dip Recession

UK investors received conflicting news about the country's growth prospects over the weekend, with concerns about the UK falling into a triple-dip...


Jul 26, 2012, 06:07 ET Investors Pin Hopes on Olympics as UK Sinks Deeper into Recession

The first GDP estimate for the second quarter released on Wednesday, July 25, has confirmed the worst for the British economy: the country has fallen ...


Jul 23, 2012, 02:00 ET Olympics May Not Pull UK Out of Double-Dip Recession

The UK has waited for years for the Olympics to arrive and finally, it is here. The 30th Summer Games, which cost the British government a...


Jul 19, 2012, 08:38 ET FTSE Closes Up by Over 50 Points Following Flurry of Positive UK Economic Data

UK indices received a much-needed shot in the arm today (Wednesday, July 18), following the release of better-than-expected labour market data and,...


Jul 16, 2012, 06:39 ET G4S Takes a Hit as Stocks Fall Nearly 10% During Early Trading

Security firm G4S suffered significant losses on the London Stock Exchange this morning as the staffing fiasco threatened to put a serious dent in...


Jul 12, 2012, 02:00 ET Britvic Loses Fizz after Profit Warning Causes Share Price Fall

Investors with a share in soft drink maker Britvic were left with a sour taste in their mouths after a recent product recall prompted the company to...


Jul 09, 2012, 03:00 ET Market Rally Running Out of Steam?

June proved to be a bullish month for stock markets, with investors buying back into the market after three previous months of declines as Central...


Jul 05, 2012, 08:54 ET BoE's £50 Billion QE Announcement Could Offer an Ideal Trading Opportunity

On Thursday, July 5, the Bank of England announced that it will be pumping another £50 billion into the UK economy, while leaving interest rates...


Jul 02, 2012, 01:00 ET Could More Pain be on the Way for Barclays Shares?

The past week has proven to be a bloodbath of sorts for Barclays, with the company embroiled in controversy over the LIBOR scandal, a heady...


Jun 27, 2012, 01:00 ET Spread Bettors Profit as RBS Shares Fall Lower

The past few days has been a rough one for RBS, with the bank suffering a very public backlash following its recent software upgrade debacle. A new...


Jun 25, 2012, 03:30 ET How to Spread Bet After Moody's Cuts Ratings on 15 Global Banks

Spread betting enables you to take advantage of sharp moves in a range of financial markets such as shares, indices and currencies. News, such as the ...


Jun 20, 2012, 02:00 ET UK Inflation Drops to 2.8% Raising Chances of Further QE

UK markets received an unexpected boost on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 closing the day at a one-month high of 5589.16 after government data revealed...


Jun 18, 2012, 03:00 ET Spread Bet BSkyB Shares As They Tumble Over 3% on Premier League Deal

As BSkyB shares tumble, how are you planning to potentially profit from the fall? Here we show you how to spread bet on a falling market. Financial...


Jun 12, 2012, 02:00 ET Spread Betting Currencies Sees Traders Profit as Euro Tumbles Lower

As traders choosing to spread bet currencies profit from the falling Euro we look at how you can take a position with Finspreads. Introduction to...


Jun 08, 2012, 03:00 ET Top Tips for Spread Betting Vodafone Shares Following Announcement

Here we look at how you can spread bet Vodafone shares with Finspreads following Telefonica's announcement on Thursday 7 June 2012. Telefonica to...


May 30, 2012, 02:00 ET Improve Your Spread Betting Potential With Technical and Fundamental Analysis

Financial and technical analysis are the two most common trading techniques used by traders and spread bettors alike, with a vast majority using...


May 28, 2012, 02:00 ET What's Next for Technology Stocks as Facebook and Dell Suffer Significant Losses?

Less than a week after the launch of its high profile IPO, social networking giant Facebook has landed itself in hot water over allegations that the...


May 21, 2012, 06:35 ET CORRECTION - Finspreads: Spanish Bank Downgrade Causes Fresh Pain for British Banks

British banks suffered a kick in the teeth on Friday as the implications of Moody's rating downgrade of Spanish banks hit home for the first time and ...


May 18, 2012, 06:50 ET Spread Betting - An Unconventional Way to Profit from Falling Markets

The current financial crisis has been dubbed as the worst the markets have seen since the 1930s, forcing traders to innovate their trading strategies ...


May 17, 2012, 03:00 ET Euro Crashes to Four-Month Low Against US Dollar

The euro has suffered a serious battering this week, tumbling to a four-month low of $1.2747 against the US dollar on Wednesday, May 16, as investors ...


May 16, 2012, 03:00 ET Will Facebook Shares Rise Following IPO launch?

Just a couple of days before launching its IPO on the Nasdaq exchange, Facebook has revised its price target to $34-$38 per share - up significantly...


May 15, 2012, 08:09 ET Spread Bettors in Short Positions Pay Dividends as JP Morgan Slips 2%

Spread betting professionals holding short positions on JP Morgan may find themselves in a very fortunate position, netting a tidy profit as one of...