Ladbrokes

Unlike online casinos and other gambling sites, financial betting sites rarely offer freebies such as deposit bonuses and free bets but one operator is bucking the trend and they have done so for over a year. The £5 free bet continues at Ladbrokes Financials, which is a bonus that will match your first bet up to a maximum of £5.

This great introductory offer from Ladbrokes Financials has been running since September 2011 and isn’t due to expire until 31st December 2013 but, as far as we’re aware, Ladbrokes has no intention of ending the offer. Not only is it a generous kick start to your betting days at Ladbrokes Financials but the gesture doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Spread betting at BetOnMarkets and other leading betting firms is an increasingly popular form of investment for traders in the UK. This is because of the tax free status that betting receives in Britain. With this increase in popularity comes an influx of inexperienced spread bettors and it’s for all of you newbies that we’ve written this Dos and Don’ts of Spread Betting guide, which offers common sense advice that should steer you on the right track.

Spread betting can be a lucrative way to profit from your investments but, as profitable as spread betting can be, it can be equally as expensive when things go wrong and you can lose a huge amount of money in seconds! Therefore, you should take heed of the following tips for successful betting.

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Leading sports spread betting firm, Sporting Index are one of just a few bookmakers who lost money taking bets on the Grand National a little over a week ago thanks to a 66 to 1 shot coming home first. It was certainly a bad day at the races for Sporting Index, who are reported to have lost £50,000 on the race. This isn’t the first time that Sporting Index have taken a hit on ‘National Day’. In 2009 Sporting Index were ‘taken to the cleaners’ when 100 to 1 shot when Mon Mome romped home first.

Because spread betting pays out based on the accuracy of a bet, as opposed to simply winning or losing, the fact that a 66 to 1 shot came home by a country mile spelled disaster for any bookie laying that spread bet, as the case was for Sporting Index when Auroras Encore cruised to victory at Aintree. Prior to the start of the race, bookies at Sporting Index had predicted the winner’s starting price would be between 18 and 20 to 1 but, at 66 to 1, they got it very wrong!

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Ladbrokes

When placing bets on markets with Ladbrokes Financials, there are generally three types of bet that you will be offered; Moving Odds/Moving Binary, Static Odds/Static Binary and Range Odds/Range Binary. The market conditions will often play a part in deciding which types of bets to place but some of you may only want to place one type of bet, no matter which market you’re speculating on.

The simplest bets to place are moving odds/moving binary bets, which offer just three market levels and two possible outcomes. Whereas range odds/range binary bets are the most complicated of all bets at Ladbrokes Financials due to the 18 various bets that you can place at any one point in time but which type of bet is right for you?

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Ladbrokes

Leading bookmaking firm, Ladbrokes saw its revenue rise by 7.4% during 2012 with many areas of advancement for one of the biggest names in UK gambling. Continued efforts towards less mainstream markets such as fixed odds financial betting have seen the firm make big steps forward, with Ladbrokes Financials quickly becoming a favourite among financial market speculators across Britain and beyond.

Financial betting is becoming more and more popular as a greater number of leading online bookmakers are beginning to offer betting opportunities on financial markets, as you will find at Ladbrokes Financials. While its online poker site was losing revenue against the previous year, the betting numbers at Ladbrokes Financials were better than ever.

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Ladbrokes

If you’re the kind of trader who likes to make your moves quickly, realising profits in short periods of time then Ladbrokes may have just the trading opportunity for you. The new fixed odds ‘mini game’ at Ladbrokes Financials is a great way to bet on the financial markets without the need to wait for days or even weeks to see if your bets came in.

The new financial fixed odds mini game at Ladbrokes Financials offers you all that you would expect from financial betting but bets are settled much quicker. Instead of choosing bets that are hourly or daily, you can bet on the movement of a market over a five minute or even two minute time period. This allows you to place many more bets in a shorter timeframe.

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Etoro

No matter which online Forex broker you use, whether it’s HY Markets, AVAFX or eToro (your capital is at risk), many of your fellow traders will be basing many of their decisions to open and close trades on Forex signals. ‘What exactly are Forex signals?’ I hear you say. Simply put, they’re calculations made by experienced individual and corporate traders that specify a number of prices, limits and values regarding a currency pair, offering the best prices to open and close trades, in theory. ‘Why should I use Forex signals?’ This is a common question posed by many ‘a new trader but a conundrum not so often queried by seasoned vets of the virtual Forex trading floors online.

Successful producers of Forex signals will have a proven track record of making the right calls and they will have many followers who employ their strategies to good effect. Likewise, poor performances will be highlighted. However, any fool can make a lucky trade. In fact, ‘beginners’ luck’ has carried new online Forex traders some distance before they have returned to terra firma with a bump. But the successful producer of Forex signals will have years of long term profit behind them, taking losses, but out weighing them with bigger profits.

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Etoro

The British pound finished the week with a flourish, making gains against other popularly traded currencies such as the euro and the US dollar. At eToro (your capital is at risk) and other leading trading sites, Forex traders saw the British pound soar, following the news that the Bank of England was to keep the base level interest rate unchanged.

There were a number of factors that contributed to the pound’s high-flying finish to the week’s trading sessions, many of which surrounded the Bank of England’s monetary policy meeting on Thursday. After the meeting, incoming Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney did sterling no harm by saying that the current position of the bank’s policy may be just what the UK economy needs.

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Etoro

We’re often telling you about the GBP/USD or the EUR/USD currency pairs being traded online at sites such as eToro (your capital is at risk) but we don’t often mention the AUD/NZD. However, with an interest rate decision to be made by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and continued high unemployment in the country, the New Zealand dollar has been losing ground across the board during the first two days of the trading week, especially against its Australian counterpart.

For the past 8 months or so the AUD/NZD currency pair has been losing ground but many observers and market insiders believe that the Aussie dollar will have somewhat of a resurgence, as it has been experiencing over the past couple of days, even though the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is expected to keep to the current 2.5% base interest rate. This is because much of the discussion and language coming from officials at Reserve Bank of New Zealand has led many to believe that the central bank is in a more hawkish mood, backed by rising house prices and an increase in private sector credit and, even though no interest rate hike is on the cards, the Kiwi has still felt the pressure recently.

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HY Markets

Due to the massive explosion of retail Forex traders since the rise in popularity of online trading sites such as HY Markets, a number of observers from other trading industries have started looking down on retail Forex traders as two bit gamblers and maybe this is true in a small number of instances but, as a whole, successful Forex trading is risk management not gambling.

With the exception of gamblers who have control over the outcome of their bets, such as poker players, gambling is a game of chance, which usually has odds stacked in favour of the house. And, as a rule, a rookie player at a casino has the same likelihood of winning as the experienced players. However, in stark contrast, experienced Forex traders at HY Markets and other online broker sites normally make much greater returns and much smaller losses then new Forex traders. This is due to their experience in risk management.

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