Remember the days when you had to stay glued to your monitor looking for trading opportunities and waiting to exploit short term volatility in the market? Spread betting was not for everyone as people did not want to give up their social lives for trading. Sitting at home and just patiently waiting for entering and exiting trades is something of the past now.
Spread betting companies surely know how to exploit latest technologies and IT developments and with introduction of smart phones and iPhone major spread betting companies swiftly moved to develop applications so spread betters can trade anywhere in the world.
Market leader IG Index were the first to introduce mobile trading and others followed. Unfortunately, not every spread betting firm offers mobile trading and it is advisable that you check with you firm to make sure they do offer the service. As competition intensifies and new brokers enter the frame it is just a matter of time till mobile trading becomes new industry standard and every brokerage will offer it.