CFD trading

Flexible and accessible, CFD trading offers you the chance to find opportunity in a huge variety of financial markets – whether they’re moving up or down in price. Trade CFDs with IG and you’ll have all the expertise of the world’s No.1 provider at your disposal.1

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Why trade CFDs with IG?

Mitigate against risk with our extensive range of stop and limit orders.

Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads.

Get expert support, 24 hours a day except for Saturday from 2:00am to 12:00pm (Dubai time).

Rest assured that you’re trading with a regulated FTSE 250 company.

Trade at your desk or on the move with our easy-to-use platforms and apps.

Become a better trader whatever your skill level, with our educational resources.

What is CFD trading?

Trading CFDs, or 'contracts for difference’, allows you to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.

What are the benefits?

  • Massive market choice
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long
  • Mirror the underlying

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

Open a CFD account in minutes

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience

Get your ID verified

We can normally verify your ID within 48 hours depending on your availability.

Fund and start trading

Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD with the UK’s No.1 FX provider.2

Deal on the world’s major stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 10,500 international share markets.

Trade on a wide range of metals, energies and soft commodities, with Spot Gold spreads starting at 0.3 points.

Take advantage of movement on bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and ripple pairs, with no wallet needed.

Trade CFDs on interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much does it cost?

Your key payment for trading CFDs is the spread (or commission, in the case of share CFDs) – our charge for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to try and keep them among the lowest in the business.

Market Number of individual markets Minimum spread Retail margin rates from (%) Professional margin rates from (%)
Forex 68 0.6 2% 0.5%
Indices 100+ 0.1 2% 0.5%
Shares 10,500+ 0.1 10% 10%
Commodities 47 0.3 2% 1.5%
Cryptocurrencies 6 1 15% 15%

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

It’s free and simple to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 15,000 financial markets.

When you’re ready, you choose your trade size. What’s more, new CFD traders get lower minimums for one month.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.1

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1 Based on number of primary relationships with CFD traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released August 2018)..
2 By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released August 2018).