Sunday January 19, 2020

Boom time for financial bets

It's not just professional traders who have made big money from the sudden collapse of the dollar and the huge surge in oil price this year.

18th December, 2004

It's not just professional traders who have made big money from the sudden collapse of the dollar and the huge surge in oil price this year. Clients of the Irish spread betting firms have also tapped the boom in financial bets.

The biggest winner this year on Shares Spread, the financial offshoot of Sports Spread, has been a Dublin accountant who bet on the dollar tumbling. He watched it fall all the way from $1.20...

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