Think like a trader

Join our free seminar to gain a thorough introduction to spread betting and CFDs. What type of trader could you be?

During the session in Limerick you will:

  • Explore what type of trader could you be
  • Learn how to develop an effective risk-management strategy
  • Get an overview of what technical analysis is
  • Understand how to open an account with IG

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Results due
for Apple and

How will the tech and social media
giants perform?

Take a position on Apple and Facebook when
they release results after 9pm 23 April, with
IG trading hours extended to 1am**.

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4.30pm European close

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  • World’s No.1 CFD and spread betting provider1
  • Best range of instruments for forex and spread betting2
  • Competitive spreads and unrivalled industry experience
  • Award-winning platform across desktop and mobile devices

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MetaTrader 4 and IG

Get the best of both worlds

  • Automated trading on over 70 FX pairs, indices and commodities
  • Spreads from just 0.7 pips on major markets
  • Ultra-fast execution, no third-party bridges
  • VPS, Autochartist and Trading Central available
  • Simple, straightforward setup

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The UK’s largest retail FX provider*

Trade more than 80 FX pairs
Spreads from 0.8 pips
200:1 leverage 

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Spot opportunities

Dig deep into forex movements with market insight. Track price correlations, see how our clients view the FX market and use automated chart pattern analysis.

Research forex

Advanced forex technology

Get greater market transparency and direct market access with FX Direct, or use automated trading strategies with MetaTrader 4.

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Find your perfect trading solution

Compare the features of all our platforms, including our award-winning web-based solution, our downloadable DMA platform and MetaTrader 4.

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In your browser

Fast execution and more with our award-winning web-based platform. 

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With superior control

Get DMA with L2 Dealer and automate your FX trading with MT4.

L2 Dealer
MetaTrader 4

In your hands

Analyse and trade on the go with our apps for iOS, Android and Windows.


With an API

Plug your FIX API or Bloomberg terminal into our execution back-end.

Terminals and APIs

Free Traders' Club workshop

Dublin based, twice a month on Friday's

Attend our next Beginners Traders' Club workshop and discuss trading opportunities
and techniques with traders and our local experts.

  • Hosted by independent trader Phillip Konchar
  • This seminar is suitable for all traders developing their skills

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Spread betting

Spread betting is the way of taking leveraged positions on market prices.

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CFD trading

CFDs give the opportunity to trade with DMA on shares and forex.  

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Extended hours on US stocks

We've made sure our clients can access dozens of key US stocks at the most important times - up until 1am Mon-Thurs and 10pm Fri**.

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Market update - 09:50

Apple and Facebook earnings dominate today's economic agenda...

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IG Live: streaming
financial news

Join our experts live, three times a day, five days a week, for the latest news and opinion.

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* UK's largest retail FX provider based on number of active accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).

** London time.

1 No.1 spread betting and CFD provider: for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, August 2013; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).

2 Satisfaction rating for range of instruments to trade (spread betting) and range of currency pairs (forex) (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).