Share CFDs

A fully flexible, specialised shares trading service

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Shares trading with IG

Our service always includes:

  • No requotes
  • Leveraged access to the markets
  • Trades executed in less than 0.1 seconds1
  • Greater liquidity with our multi-venue technology
  • Full education and support packages
  • Price improvement service
  • 24-hour support
  • Advanced charts and technical analysis

Find your shares

We offer over 6000 global shares, including all the constituents of popular global markets.

If you know the stock you’re looking for you can browse our full range.

Can’t find the stock you want? Contact us to discuss individual requirements.

Please refer to our margin requirements for information on minimum margin required for shares.

Extended hours on US stocks

We've extended our trading hours on key US stocks, so you can trade at the most important times - up until 8am Mon-Thurs and 5am Sat (Singapore time).

 

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Charges

At IG we keep our charges low and transparent

  • Commission just 0.1% on Singapore share CFDs
  • Margin from just 10%
  • Premium for guaranteed stops

See our full charges and prices, view our shares CFD details and contract details or find out more about our low margins.

Region

Commission per side

Singapore
0.10%
US
2 cents per share
Euro4
0.10%

 

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

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

Shares technology

Multi-venue

Get access to shares at improved prices compared to single-exchange sourcing, with continuous service even if major stock exchanges go down.

Our multi-venue technology sources prices for top equities and other leading exchanges, including Chi-X, BATS and Turquoise, in addition to traditional exchanges, to give you a better price.

Market data

Get unique information on how IG clients are trading and research and plan your next trade in our Market Insight area.

Get an aggregated view of whether clients are buying or selling particular markets and how those markets have been traded historically. View our market data area.

DMA

Access market depth and assess liquidity with DMA trading within our web-based CFD platform.

Suitable for advanced traders looking to trade within the spread. Find out more about DMA.

Advanced

Get direct market access using our downloadable L2 Dealer platform.

Get greater control and transparency on your trades and drag and drop straight into the order book with this professional platform.

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Shares trading platforms

Why IG?

We are the world's No. 1 CFD provider* and Singapore's No.1 FX provider^
You can access thousands of markets, including share CFDs, FX, indices, and more
We have 40 years of industry know-how
Your money is safe; we have a stringent client money protection policy
We are a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of $2.2 billion2
You can access expert analysis and insights
Our helpdesk is available 24 hours Monday to Friday, and our storefront office is open 9am - 6pm on weekdays

 

Try a demo

  • Trade with $100,000 practice funds
  • Access charts and view live prices
  • Trade online or via our mobile apps

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Try our platform

  • Explore our platform with no login
  • Search for your favourite shares and open deal tickets
  • Access charts and technical analysis tools

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Create an account

You can open an account online. It’s quick and free to set up, no minimum deposit is required and you are under no obligation to trade.

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* Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at 31 July 2014.

^ By primary market share amongst FX traders, Investment Trends September 2013 CFD & FX Report.

1 99.18% of automatic trades executed by IG globally in 0.1 seconds, 12 months to June 2014.

2 IG globally, May 2014

4 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 when the market closes.

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.

 

Shares example detailed

Buying Barclays: detailed

  CFD
Underlying market/value Barclays Plc 289.56/290.29
Our price 289.56/290.29
Trade

Buy at 290.29

Trade size 2000 shares
Margin required

£580

Number of shares x price x margin rate (10%)

What happens next? By 4.35 the market has risen to 291.95: this is the price our funding is calculated at. It rises steadily the next day, reaching 295.05
Funding

Overnight funding charge of £0.48

(One-month Libor + 2.5% eg 0.49% + 2.5%) x number of shares x price)/365

(2.99 % x 2000 x 2.9195)/365

Underlying market

294.85/295.05

Close

Sell at 294.85

Gross profit

£97

294.85 – 290 = 4.85p

4.85p x 2000 shares = £97

Costs

Commission £ 20

Value of position x 0.10% (Minimum £10)

(2000 x 2.90) x 0.10% = £5.8

(2000 x 2.9485) x 0.10% = £5.90

Funding: £0.48
Net profit

£76.52 profit subject to tax

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 282.25 instead:

282.25 – 290 = -7.75p

-(7.75p x 2000 shares + £0.48 + £20) 

£175.48 net loss

 

Shares example light

Buying Barclays

  CFD
Underlying market/value Barclays Plc 289.56/290.29
Our price 289.56/290.29
Trade

Buy at 290.29

Trade size 2000 shares
Margin required

£580

Number of shares x price x margin rate (10%)

What happens next? The market rises steadily to 295.05
Underlying market

294.85/295.05

Close

Sell at 294.85

Gross profit

294.85 – 290 = 4.85p

Gross profit = 4.85p x 2000 shares = £97

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 282.25 instead, and assuming same costs:

-7.75p x 2000 shares

Gross loss = £155

 

Buying Barclays plc light

Buying Barclays

  CFD
Underlying market/value Barclays Plc 289.56/290.29
Our price 289.56/290.29
Trade

Buy at 290.29

Trade size 2000 shares
Margin required

£580

Number of shares x price x margin rate (10%)

What happens next? The market rises steadily to 295.05
Underlying market

294.85/295.05

Close

Sell at 294.85

Gross profit

294.85 – 290 = 4.85p

Gross profit = 4.85p x 2000 shares = £97

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 282.25 instead, and assuming same costs:

-7.75p x 2000 shares

Gross loss = £155

 

Buying Barclays plc detailed

Buying Barclays: detailed

  CFD
Underlying market/value Barclays Plc 289.56/290.29
Our price 289.56/290.29
Trade

Buy at 290.29

Trade size 2000 shares
Margin required

£580

Number of shares x price x margin rate (10%)

What happens next? By 4.35 the market has risen to 291.95: this is the price our funding is calculated at. It rises steadily the next day, reaching 295.05
Funding

Overnight funding charge of £0.48

(One-month Libor + 2.5% eg 0.49% + 2.5%) x number of shares x price)/365

(2.99 % x 2000 x 2.9195)/365

Underlying market

294.85/295.05

Close

Sell at 294.85

Gross profit

£97

294.85 – 290 = 4.85p

4.85p x 2000 shares = £97

Costs

Commission £ 20

Value of position x 0.10% (Minimum £10)

(2000 x 2.90) x 0.10% = £5.8

(2000 x 2.9485) x 0.10% = £5.90

Funding: £0.48
Net profit

£76.52 profit subject to tax

What if...

If the underlying market fell to 282.25 instead:

282.25 – 290 = -7.75p

-(7.75p x 2000 shares + £0.48 + £20) 

£175.48 net loss