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Spread-betting: is the risk reflected in valuations?

Spread-betting: is the risk reflected in valuations?

There’s nothing like uncertainty to throw a spanner in the works for regulated companies. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) intention to tighten restrictions on the sale and marketing of spread-betting products to the retail market caught both providers and investors off-guard, sending shares in the three major UK-listed specialists down by as much as a third.

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