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For the individual investor faced with underwhelming returns on deposits and poorly performing shares, funds and investments, there often seems little choice in the way of established methods of trading and investing. Share dealing with a stock broker has traditionally been an appealing option with investors being offered a variety of choices, from multi-national banks to small independent brokers. Investors get the freedom of making their own decisions, building their own portfolios and trading quickly, easily and effectively either online or over the telephone.

However recently, untrustworthy brokers and constantly changing market conditions have meant that feeling confident about your investment decisions is becoming more and more difficult. The rise of spread betting and CFD trading can be seen as a direct reaction to this, offering a level of freedom and control that was previously unattainable. Gekko Global Markets aims to empower their clients by giving control back to them and providing them with the tools to develop a successful portfolio.

Financial spread betting with Gekko Global Markets provides all of the benefits that you would find trading shares with a stockbroker. However there are also a number of added benefits with spread betting and CFDs that share dealing cannot provide. For example, the ability to short indices, increased liquidity and real time execution. However for many, the biggest benefit is the cost. Unlike trading physical shares, Gekko does not charge commission on trades. For the investor who trades shares frequently, commission charges build up very quickly, reducing profits considerably. With spread betting all you pay is the spread, no matter how much you trade. Spread betting and CFD trading offer a real alternative to physical share trading and by giving you full control over your investments, Gekko Global Markets is redefining what true flexibility means in the industry, for example Gekko is one of the very few spread betting providers that allow clients to go short on ETFs.

Variable margin
Variable margin means that you have the option of funding a position up to 100%, thereby removing all additional funding costs leaving only the spread. By offering this choice, we are enabling you to replicate share dealing and of course you do not have to pay stamp duty or Capital Gains Tax on any profits*. Opt for only 50% margin or choose 100% with zero leverage to fully replicate cash positions the choice is completely yours.

Gekko Global Markets is committed to giving you value for money. In addition to the option of funding a position 100%, our lifetime costs are amongst the lowest out of all our competitors. Furthermore, unlike some other spread betting firms, you can choose to trade in notional amounts making trading specific amounts much easier. Take a look at the comparison table below to see our costs compared to a leading share broker.

Whats more, if you are a UK or Irish Resident any profits that you make are 100% free from capital gains tax*. The money you make is 100% yours but of course the liability to pay tax or otherwise is very much dependent upon individual circumstances. To read more about what we offer and the benefits we provide, visit www.gekkomarkets.com.

Spread Betting and CFDs are high risk investments and it is possible to lose more than your initial deposit. Spread Betting and CFDs are not suitable for all investors and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved and, if necessary, obtain independent financial advice to ensure that these products fit your investment objectives.

*Tax law can be changed or may differ if you pay tax in a jurisdiction other than in UK.
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