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Summary of standard spreads

Spot FX

IG spreads Forex Direct (DMA)

Percentage 

of orders 

filled without 

slippage6

Min. spread Av. spread4 Av. spread5
EUR/USD 0.8 0.95 0.180 99.01
AUD/USD 0.8 1.25 0.313 98.59
EUR/GBP 1.0 1.47 0.283 99.83
GBP/USD 1.0 1.57 0.440 99.16

 

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New to forex?

Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, and is the largest financial market in the world. Simply put, it’s how individuals and businesses convert one currency to another.

FX transactions worth trillions of dollars take place every day, and unlike stocks or commodities there’s no central exchange. Instead, currencies are traded by a global network of banks, dealers and brokers, which means you can trade any time, day or night, Monday to Friday. 

FX prices are influenced by a range of different factors, including interest rates, inflation, government policy, employment figures and demand for imports and exports.

And because of the sheer volume of currency traders and the amount of money exchanged, price movements can happen very quickly, making currency trading not only the largest financial market in the world, but also one of the most volatile.

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* Voted the most preferred forex provider by InvestFair visitors in 2014

1 99.40% of automatic trades executed by IG globally in 0.1 seconds or less, average per month, 12 months to July 2015.

2 IG globally, 99.97% core platform uptime, average per month, 12 months to July 2015.

3 More than 38,000 unique daily web users, and more than 38,000 unique daily mobile users12 months to July 2015.

4 Average spread by deal, March 2014. For our minimum and typical spreads, please see our forex contract details.

5Time-weighted (22:00-20:00 GMT) average spread by trade (quoted to three decimal places), August 2014. 

6 Percentage of attached and unattached orders filled at the requested level, September 2014

 

Example: buying EUR/USD detailed

Buying EUR/USD: detailed

  CFD
Market Spot EUR/USD
Price 1.37020/1.37028
Trade

Buy 1 contract at 1.37028 (1 contract = €100,000 or $10 per pip)

Margin required

One contract is €100,000 and the margin rate is 2% = €2000 or $2740

What happens next? GBP/USD climbs over one hundred points into the next day. 
Funding

Funding = size per point x (tom-next rate + admin fee of 0.3% pa)

10 x 0.25 = 2.50

New price

1.38550 / 1.38558

Close

You sell at 1.38550

Gross profit

Gross profit = USD 1522

1.38550 – 1.37028 = 0.01522

Number of contracts = 1

Value per contract 100,000

0.01522 x 100,000 = 1522
Costs

0.8 pip IG spread (included)

Funding cost = 2.50

1522 - 2.50 = 1519.50

Net profit

1519.50

What if...

If the market dropped 152.2 pips instead:

1522 + 2.50

Net loss = USD 1524.50

 

Example: buying EUR/USD light

Buying EUR/USD

  CFD
Market Spot EUR/USD
Price 1.37020 / 1.37028
Trade

Buy 1 contract at 1.37028 (1 contract = €100,000 or $10 per pip)

Margin required

One contract is €100,000 and the margin rate is 2% = €2000 or $2740

What happens next? EUR/USD climbs over one hundred pips. 
New price

1.38550 / 1.38558

Close

You sell at 1.38550

Gross profit

Gross profit = USD 1522


1.38550 - 1.37028 = 0.01522

Value per contract = 100,000

0.01522 x 100,000 = 1522

What if...

If the market dropped 152.2 points instead:

Gross loss = USD 1522

 

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