Financial Spread Betting Commodities: Oil

By City Index, PRNE
Thursday, June 23, 2011

LONDON, June 24, 2011 -

In addition to indices, shares, currency pairs and many other
markets, financial spread betting allows traders to speculate on
commodities. The most-traded non-financial of these is oil. href="">Spread betting and CFD trading
provider City Index ( href="">
looks at why spread betting is an ideal way to speculate on

An advantage of spread betting in general is that it allows
traders to profit from a falling market as well as a rising one.
With a market as volatile as oil, the ability to short sell can be
crucial, as it provides you with more opportunities to react
effectively to sudden price movements. However because spread
betting is a leveraged product, you can lose more than your initial

Additionally, with spread betting your trades are monetised in
your base currency rather than the underlying market currency -
typically US dollars for oil - so your exposure will only ever be
in sterling. This makes planning your entry/exit/stop loss points
simpler than if you had to factor foreign currencies and exchange
rates into the equation.

However when you trade oil, ensure that you always protect
yourself against risk. City Index offers stop losses and limit
orders to ensure you can manage your trading closely and never lose
more than you are willing to if the markets should go against

Learn more about href="">
spread betting commodities with City Index, as well as the
other markets available, at:


Spread betting and href="">CFD trading are
leveraged products, which can result in losses greater than your
initial deposit. Ensure you fully understand the risks.

About City Index:

Today more and more individual traders are discovering the benefits
of derivatives, and many of them are discovering them through a
City Index trading platform.

As a group, we transact in excess of 1.5 million trades every month
in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide access to a wide range
of instruments including href="">
margined foreign exchange, href="">CFDs and, in the
UK, spread

We constantly look to improve the performance of our platforms and
expand the range of services we provide. The result is that our
customers benefit from innovative trading tools with transparent
pricing, competitive spreads, and a high standard of customer
support. For more information visit


Contact: Joshua Raymond, City Index, +44(0)20-7107-7002, joshua.raymond[at]

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