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Why trade shares with IG?

  • Trade on desktop and mobile

    Enjoy seamless trading with our browser-based platform and mobile and tablet apps

  • Access over 8000 markets

    Low margins and competitive commission on a wide range of popular, global stocks

  • Trade shares on margin

    Gain full exposure with a small initial deposit when you trade CFDs, but remember with leverage comes increased risk

  • Commission from $8 or 0.1%

    Commission of just 0.1% on Australian share CFDs, with a minimum of $8

  • Direct market access (DMA)

    More control, functionality and liquidity, plus see market depth and interact with order books

  • Competitive prices

    We source our prices from multiple venues to make sure we give you the best price we can

Charges

At IG we keep our charges low and transparent

  • Commission just 0.1% on Australian share CFDs, with a minimum of $8
  • Margin from just 5%
  • Low premium for guaranteed stops

Region

Commission per side

Australia
0.10%^
US
2 cents per share
Euro2
0.10%

 

There is also a competitive daily funding charge for positions held open overnight - see the details.

 

^ With a minimum of $8 on Australian share CFDs.

Share CFD product details  Shares market insight

View example

Buying BHP Billiton: detailed

 
CFD
Underlying market/value
BHP Billiton
Our price
18.39/18.40
Trade

Buy at 18.40

Trade size
1,000 shares
Margin required

Margin = Number of shares x share price (mid price) x margin rate (5%)

1,000 x A$18.395 x 5% = A$919.75

What happens next?
At 4.15pm the market closed at 18.50, which is the price our funding is calculated at. It rises again the next day, reaching 19.04 (the sell price).
Funding

Funding = (One-month bank bill swap rate + 2.5%) x (number of shares x share price) / 360

(1.9% + 2.5%) x (1,000 x A$18.50) / 360 = A$2.26

Underlying market

19.04/19.05

Close

Sell at 19.04

Gross profit

19.04 - 18.40 = A64c (Multiplied by 1,000 shares)

Gross profit = A$640

Commission

Commission = Value of position x 0.10% (Minimum A$8)

(1,000 x 18.40) x 0.10% = A$18.40

(1,000 x 19.04) x 0.10% = A$19.04

Total commission = A$37.44

Total costs

Total costs = Funding + commissions

A$2.26 + A$37.44 = A$39.70

Net profit

A$600.30 profit subject to tax

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 17.60 instead (the sell price):

A$17.60 – A$18.40 = - A$80c

(-A$80c x 1,000 shares) - (A$2.26 + 36)

Net loss = A$838.26

 

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What is share trading?

Shares are one of the most popular and well-known financial instruments. When you buy a share, you’re buying a small part - or ‘unit of ownership’ - in a company. So if you’re considering trading shares, it’s extremely important to research both the company and the industry that it’s in.

An added benefit of trading shares is receiving dividends. They represent your share of the company’s profits and are usually paid out twice a year. The amount you receive depends on how much the management distributes to shareholders, and how much it reinvests back into the business.

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1 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends May 2016 CFD Report.

2 Euro includes: Austria, Belgium, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Funding lightbox

How is funding on shares calculated?

Size for CFDs means number of shares.

Closing price means underlying market price at 10pm (AEST).

If your trade is in GBP

Size × closing price × LIBOR +/- 2.5% ÷ 365

Based on LIBOR one month overnight rate

If your trade is in USD

Size × closing price × US LIBOR +/–2.5% ÷ 360   

If your trade is in EUR

Size × closing price × EURIBOR +/–2.5% ÷ 365   

The formula uses a 365-day divisor for UK, Singapore and South African shares, and a 360-day divisor for shares in other markets.

 

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