Spread Betting Markets
On first inspection Spread Betting can appear to be a collection of random numbers, but once you realize that you are simply betting on whether the price of an outcome will rise or fall it becomes much easier to understand.
Spread markets can appear to be incredibly fast moving on in-play events such as football or tennis matches, but the spread prices simply reflect the changes occurring in the game – like the number of corners taken or aces served.
If you want to get a good grasp of how a spread betting market works, try picking an event and then setting your own markets before the game begins. One spread betting strategy that is often used by experienced players is to set a profit/loss target so that if that target is reached then you trade out of that market. It's easy to get sucked in by the excitement of a match and before you know it your winning position can be nullified by an unexpected goal or break of serve.
But the real advantage of a spread betting market over a fixed odds market is the option that you have to trade out at any time. There are many occasions when you can trade out with a profit even before an event begins; which is great if the market has moved in your favour due to an injury or change in weather conditions.
Once you are a little more experienced in the spread market movements, then you will be able to spot both good and bad value – you'll even be able to weigh the spread market up against the fixed odds markets.
So why not give Spread Betting a go? There are some great incentives from the big three Spread Betting firms - Sporting Index, Extrabet and Spreadex – and you don't have to limit yourself to one account. If you have accounts with all three then you get to choose which firm has the best spread price on your event.