A: This is usually because outside market hours spread betting providers do not know exactly where the market will open in the next trading session. If so you can always place your buy order as close to your planned entry price as possible. For instance if you are planning to go 'long on gold at 950' but you are only able to place a market order between 949 and 951, then you can set the buy order at 951. If it was to 'sell gold at 949' you can set the sell order at 949.
A: Most spread betting providers will allow you to change the stop levels of your trade even outside market hours.
The content of this site is copyright 2016 Financial Spread Betting Ltd. Please contact us if you wish to reproduce any of it.