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Spread betters hemmed in by leverage constraints

Spread betters hemmed in by leverage constraints

A combination of quieter markets and a regulatory clampdown has sunk the valuations of London’s spread betting specialists. Shares in the sector’s main players have lost the ground made up since the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced it would restrict leverage limits for retail clients, and now trade at a two-year low.

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