CTG and commission.

If i were to use an IB would both of these apply. Also when does CTG kick in. Has anybody worked out the difference between IB and SB dependant on thier style of trading.

FTSE Beater

Experienced member
Hi Peedee

IB is subject to CGT which I'm pretty sure is £7200 a year.
With regards Spreadbetting versus actual trading, the difference depends on your timeframe. If your a short-term trader then actual trading is better because it's better to pay the extra commission and CGT.

For longer time periods though Spreadbetting is probably better.

HTH :)
Hi FTSE Beater, thanks for the reply, i have only been looking at the markets for about twelve months, within the next twelve months i will be trading. Along the way i am going to tot up what i would have paid in commission for each individual trade, and compare a ratio trade ( CGT ) as if i were to be trading for a living, to see what the difference would be between IB and SB, i'll keep the site posted. Any comments will not be taken offensively.
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

But it's thanks to our sponsors that access to Trade2Win remains free for all. By viewing our ads you help us pay our bills, so please support the site and disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks