Indices

Get the edge with competitive spreads on a wide range of global indices

  • Spreads from 1 point on majors, including the Australia 200
  • Widest range of 24-hour stock indices*
  • Low margin, high leverage
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps to trade whatever the time, wherever you are
  • Apply orders to manage your risk, without constantly monitoring your positions
  • Australia's No. 1 CFD provider**

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Trade indices with IG

Our stock indices service

  • CFDs on the largest range of global indices^
  • Leveraged trading
  • Trades executed in 0.1 seconds1
  • 24-hour support
  • Sophisticated charting software

Our charges

  • Global indices from 1 point
  • No commission
  • No requotes with IG's own platform2

CFD trading

DMA access to shares and forex markets

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Indices extras

Trade on sectors

We offer exposure to a number of sectors of the Australia 200, including retail, banking and mining. See more data on sectors.

Futures 

Trade CFDs on a vast range of Australian and US, European and Asian futures, with mini-futures available for CFDs. See full details.

An introduction to indices

Learn the basics of indices trading with our online guides, including pricing and weighting and futures.

Daily indices update
View our daily round-up of the latest indices news.

What do our clients think of today's key indices?

These charts show the percentage of IG clients who have long and short positions on these markets. This is calculated to the nearest 1%.

Indices technology

Get the price you want

We execute trades in 0.1 seconds1 and never requote, to help you get the price you want. More about execution.

Powerful charts

Track trends and trade directly from charts with our advanced charting software. Our chart packages.

See full market data

Our data includes sentiment indicators, giving you an aggregated view of what our clients expect the markets to do. View live data.

Technical analysis

Access advanced ProRealTime charts with over 100 indicators, backtesting and more. Learn about ProRealTime

Why IG?

We are a trusted, global provider of CFDs, with nearly 140,000 clients from countries all over the world. We started in 1974 as Investors Gold Index; since then we have committed ourselves to maintaining the highest possible standards, delivering complete transparency and continual innovation.We’re regulated by ASIC and segregate client funds from our own accounts. 

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* Based on the number of 24-hour indices provided by IG, City Index, CMC, Saxo, GFT and FXCM.

^ Based on the number of global indices provided by IG, City Index, CMC, Saxo, GFT and FXCM.

99.23% of automatic trades executed by IG globally in 0.1 seconds, 12 months to May 2014. 

Excludes MT4, a third-party platform licensed to IG.

**By primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2013 CFD Report

Selling the FTSE 100 Cash CFD and FSB Light

Selling the FTSE 100

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value FTSE 100 JUN13 Future 6400
Our price

FTSE 100 Cash

6441.5/6442.5

Trade

Sell at 6441.5

Trade size

1 contract

£10 per contract
Margin required

£230

Margin requirement per contract x number of contracts

£230 x 1

What happens next? The market drops falls to 6310
Close

Buy at 6310.5

Gross profit

Gross profit subject to tax = £1310

6441.5 – 6310.5 = 131

One contract is worth £10 per point

What if...

If the market rose 131 points instead:

131 x £10

£1310 gross loss

 

Selling the FTSE 100 Cash CFD and FSB Detailed

Selling the FTSE 100: detailed

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value FTSE 100 JUN13 Future 6400
Our price

FTSE 100 Cash

6441.5/6442.5
Trade

Sell at 6441.5

Trade size

1 contract

£10 per contract
Margin required

£230

Margin requirement per contract x number of contracts

£230 x 1

What happens next? The market drops dramatically, reaching 6300 at 10pm, when funding is calculated. It rises a little overnight, to 6310
Funding

Funding = £3.47

(One-month LIBOR eg 0.49% minus 2.5% x £10 x 6300)/365

Close

Buy at 6310.5

Overall market movement & profit/loss

Gross profit = £1310

6441.5 – 6310.5 = 131

Each contract is worth £10 per point

Costs

1-point IG spread (included)

Funding cost: £3.47

Net profit

£1306.53 net profit subject to tax

What if...

If the market rose 130.5 points instead:

130.5 x £10 + £3.40

£1308.40 net loss