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The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting

How to make money from shares in up or down markets

By Robbie Burns

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About the Author

Robbie Burns

Robbie Burns has been a journalist and writer since he graduated from Harlow Journalism College in 1981. After starting life as a reporter and editor for various local newspapers, from 1988-1992 he was editor of ITV and Channel 4's teletext services. He also wrote ITV's daily teletext soap opera "Park Avenue" for 5 years. He then went on to freelance for various newspapers including The ... Read more on Robbie Burns

Contents Listing

About the Author
Welcome to the World of Spread Betting
- It's All About Me - and You

PART I: LEARNING IT
1. Before We Get to the Detail
- Before We Go Any Further: a Warning

2. The Knowledge: I
- Spread Betting Compared to Normal Share Dealing
- Spread Betting Prices
- Placing a Spread Bet
- Different Types of Spread Bet
- Shorting
- Staking
- Margin
- And Finally, the Good Bit - Taking Profits

3. The Knowledge: II
- Why Shouldn't I Just Spread Bet and Nothing Else?
- Real Money or Pretend Money?
- Spread Betting Systems and Bulletin Boards
- Charting
- Dealing With Your Spread Betting Firm
- Tips and Advice

4. The Great Stop Order
- Stop Losses
- Stop-loss and Target Setting
- Trailing Stop Losses/Raising Stops

5. What Markets Should You Trade?
- Top Traded Markets
- Indices
- Commodities

6. I Visit Two Spread Betting Firms
- Tradefair
- IG Index
- After the Visits - My Conclusions

7. It's All in the Mind
- Fear and Greed
- It's a War Out There

8. The Top 11 Mistakes Made By New Spread Bettors


PART II: DOING IT

9. Strategies I Use
10. Trading Examples
11. Traders' Tales
- Beware Ye
12. Which Firm Should I Use?
13. The Rules

APPENDICES
I. Jargon
II. The Naked Trader Spread Betting Quiz
III. My Website!
IV. Naked Trader Seminars
V. Special Spread Betting Offers

Index
About the Author
Welcome to the World of Spread Betting
- It's All About Me - and You

PART I: LEARNING IT
1. Before We Get to the Detail
- Before We Go Any Further: a Warning

2. The Knowledge: I
- Spread Betting Compared to Normal Share Dealing
- Spread Betting Prices
- Placing a Spread Bet
- Different Types of Spread Bet
- Shorting
- Staking
- Margin
- And Finally, the Good Bit ...

Jacket Text

Have you dabbled in shares or the stock market? And wondered what spread betting was all about and whether you should be doing it? Perhaps you thought it all looked a bit complex or was just for City boys? Now here is a new beginner's guide that explains - in plain English - how to do it, and how to make money from it!

Spread betting shares can be dangerous: most people lose - some even lose their shirts. But it's not a world populated by pinstriped men waiting to rob you, steal your savings and do nasty things to small kittens. You can win. (And you never have to pay a penny in tax!) This book shows you how.

Robbie Burns, bestselling author of The Naked Trader, has been spread betting for years. He explains why it's an indispensable tool to use alongside normal investing or trading. Especially as you can make money even if the market goes down.

Robbie takes you through everything from how it works, to managing your risk, working out exposure, and how, often, doing nothing is the best move!

He explains the ins and outs of successfully betting on shares in his trademark down-to-earth style, covering everything you need to know. From the simple stuff through to proven strategies, including those that can be used in different markets - it's all here. There are also behind-the-scenes visits to two top spread betting firms.

But it's a big, bad old world out there, and there are a whole heap of mistakes you can make, an awful lot of money you can lose. Rounding up spine-chilling traders' tales of spread bets gone wrong, and using all he has learnt from making silly mistakes himself, Robbie also helps you learn what not to do.

This is the ultimate guide to spread betting - how to do it, have fun and hopefully make a few quid.

Professional Reviews

"The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting is an accessible read which does not gloss over the risks involved." - The Times


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Media Coverage

Your Trading Edge Magazine

Robbie Burns is a trader, entrepreneur, and author of 'The Naked Trader' - his first book on share trading. This, his second book, builds on much of the information in 'The Naked Trader' and assumes ...

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Book Club Live

- What's the book about for those who haven't heard of it?

It's about learning to use spreadbetting as an extra tool for those who already invest or trade their money in stocks and shares. ...

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Traders Magazine

Spread betting shares is simple, fun and potentially very profitable. True ? but also a notion that has ruined many a trader. It can be dangerous; most people lose ? facts which Robbie Burns, the ...

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Investors Chronicle

Spread betting stripped bare

What's the point of paying for a beginners' book about spread-betting? After all, pretty much every spread-betting firm in town is delighted to give you a nifty little ...

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SIGnet

This book is a companion to Robbie Burns? best-selling The Naked Trader. Burns is a former journalist who has been publishing his trades for the last ten years on www.nakedtrader.co.uk , showing a ...

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Interactive Investor

Is spread betting right for you? I've just written a book on this subject because I wanted to answer the question: Should investors, as well as traders, be spread betting?

I think the answer is ...

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UK Analyst

The Naked Trader's Guide to Sread Betting
By Robbie Burns

A book review by Muhammad Altamash of the AIM & PLUS Newsletter

Spread betting holds many tempting advantages to the traditional way ...

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Trading Diary

Robbie Burns is a successful trader and author of the best selling The Naked Trader book. His new book The Naked Trader?s guide to spread betting will be out in August 2010.

1. How would you ...

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Issuu.com

The Exchange Book Club - The Thinking Trader's Answer to Oprah- The Exchange Magazine 7th September 2011

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Fool.co.uk

The Dos & Don'ts Of Spread Betting
- The Motley Fool9th May 2011

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Ytemagazine.com

"A well-researched and well-presented book...easy and enjoyable to read...Burns obviously knows his stuff."- Your Trading Edge3rd November 2010

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Lse.co.uk

Naked Trader Blog - Is spread betting right for you?- LSE2nd November 2010

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Bookclublive.blogspot.com

5 Questions with Robbie Burns, author of The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting- Book Club Live26th October 2010

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Media Review


The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting - Financial Book of the Month- Choice MagazineOctober 2010

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Tradersonline-mag.com

Bookmark -The Naked Trader is back...and this time, he's spread betting- Traders Magazine11th October 2010

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Ft.com

The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting was featured in 'Mobile technology opens up fresh vistas'- Financial Times24th September 2010

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Investorschronicle.co.uk

"An ideal first read for the would-be spread bettor...covers an impressive amount of ground, from the raw workings of spread betting right through to the psychology of making a trade...a fine ...

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Media Review

Robbie and The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting were featured in 'If you want to make money, you need to know what you're doing' The Independent20th September 2010

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Media Review

"Beginners will find this an interesting and useful book, written in a nice style by an experienced investor." Jeremy Prescott, SIGnet14th September 2010

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Iii.co.uk

Time for spread betting?- Interactive Investor9th September 2010

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Uk-analyst.com

"Entertaining, witty and very informative...this is the introduction to the topic...A worthy successor to his bestseller that I would highly recommend."- UK-Analyst.com4th ...

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Talkradioeurope.com

Robbie was a guest on Talk Radio Europe's Hannah Murray Show.20th August 2010

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Tradingdiary.co.uk

Robbie was interviewed by Neil Johan on the Trading Diary blog28th June 2010

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