Online spread betting is very often touted as a quick and easy way to make money but this isn’t exactly the case. Admittedly, you can make very quick money by placing the right bets but likewise you can also lose your money just as quickly, if not quicker, if you fail to follow some basic rules. Limiting your losses when spread betting isn’t rocket science and it can easily be achieved by using simple, yet effective stop loss functions.

Primarily, you will come across three kinds of stop losses; standard stops, guaranteed stops and trailing stops. Each of these spread betting facilities offers its own pros and cons, as we will explain.

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