I use City Index.. the prices you see are the prices you get.. unlike some of the others which can keep you holding while you are requoted.
Spreads are comparative with the other SB firms.. except D4F who have the lowest spreads... (however, I hear their platform isn't all that reliable).
I've never had problems with City Index...
The only thing I would complain about is that they don't have an order book system where you can set your limit orders and stuff.. I hear this is in the pipeline though for the next couple of weeks.
however as i mentionet befor is depend in your sircumstances.
for example , what is the min £ per point, do you like to stay on the front of the scren all day to wait and exexute your orders.
do you want to keep refreshing the prices your self. do you want to trade after hrs in case something hapen.
however what i can also say is that cmc has re-quoted me one day and i lost 100 points .
i had a buy in JMN (ftse100) at 801 i clicked a sell @ 823 and then they re-quote me @ 720 , i dint really expext that in thuoght is 820 so here we go lost 91 points X £? big amount
I use both Fins and D4F. Fins for the indices and D4F for shares.
D4F Indices move like lightening and I simply could not cope with the ever changing prices. The spreads are wider on Fins but they are very easy to follow and placing a stop is also easy. The stop is also automatically removed when the trade is closed, unlike D4F where you have to remember to cancel it if you close the trade rather than being stopped out.
Good luck with your trading.
never yet had to wait for a requote from d4f for up to £20pp
but if you try to place an order in a fast market, all sb's will
tale a couple of seconds to confirm. Wouldnt you ?
as for bias, dont forget they make a market based on the futures market and that is more volatile than the cash market.
but if you have realtime futures, you will find the spreads are usually in line with the last trade.
Read the reviews on this site, I have tried D4F and did not enjoy the experience. I use IG Index. Their system puts you in the market in a flash, even if there is a few seconds delay you buy/sell at the point where you pressed the button. Additionally a system allowing you to move stops and set limits has now been introduced.
I have no connection with any spread betting firm other than that of IG client
spreadbetting is like playing roulette at the casino. The house will always take a slice. In roulette it is the 0 which is the house's take, in spreadbetting it is the spread. D4F have the tightest spreads available in SB, IG have the widest. Would you rather play roulette with 1 zero or 3 zero's against you?