CFD's vs Spread Betting


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Please forgive my newby basic question: Why do traders choose CFD's over Spread Betting when it looks like CFD's have more disadvantages eg Tax & commission.


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SB has a legacy of a poor reputation dating from before it was effectively regulated. Also it contains the word "betting" which causes a little apprehension in some people's minds. Neither idea is based on rational consideration.

I have heard that CFD spreads are a little better than in SB, and also that this is not significant enough to make a difference.


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Spread betting is a cfd but with a tax free wrapper like an ISA.


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Tax advantage is the main + for spread betting.
As mentioned above... spread betting on its own is tax free.
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