CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.
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Is CFD trading for me?

If you’re knowledgeable about the financial markets and actively trade them, CFDs could be an essential part of your strategy.

I'm new to trading

CFD trading gives you the opportunity to deal on thousands of financial markets without the need for large amounts of money to get started.

  • Before starting, we highly advise to get in touch with one of our reprsentative first or visit our education section in the wensite.

 

  • No stamp duty to pay
  • Low commissions on shares and only the spread on most other markets
  • Gain full exposure by putting down a small initial deposit
  • Take advantage of rising and falling markets
  • Take a position on forex, indices, shares, commodities and more

Please be aware that CFD trading is not suitable for everyone as it can result in losses which exceed your deposits.

Learn more about CFD trading

I'm a forex trader

If you’re an active forex trader you’ll already benefit from leverage on your forex trades. By trading forex as a CFD with us, you gain a range of other benefits too.

  • ProRealTime – trade from technical charts
  • Forex Direct – trade directly into the market and get inside the spread
  • Leverage – our margin starts at 0.5%
  • Guaranteed Stops place an absolute limit on your risk, no matter how volatile the market
  • No requotes on your CFD forex trades, when using our technology
  • Stay on top of the FX markets with our range of mobile trading apps
  • Discover opportunities beyond currency pairs; access 10,000 markets from the same account

As with any leveraged product, you should be aware that trading forex via a CFD may not be suitable for everyone as it can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit.

I'm a shares trader

With CFDs, you can use your existing knowledge and approach to researching the stock market and make your investment capital go further (via leverage) and protect your physical portfolio (by hedging). Of course you should bear in mind the inherent risks of leverage.

What are the benefits? 
  • Potentially profit from falling and rising prices
  • Trade international shares from the same account
  • Use leverage to make your investment capital go further
  • Trade inside the market spread using Direct Market Access (DMA)
  • Short-sell to protect your physical portfolio from adverse movements
  • Diversify your portfolio with stock indices, sectors and more.
  • Be confident of potentially better prices, which we source from primary exchanges and dark pools of liquidity.
  • Your shares knowledge means you’re well equipped to get started. Read more about share trading with IG.
  • CFDs are traded in the same notional amounts as the underlying market, so there’s no need to learn a new trading language.
  • You still get dividends from share CFDs.

Be aware that CFD trading is not suitable for everyone as it involves leverage, which can result in losses which exceed your initial deposit. 

I trade other markets

Commodities CFD

  • Go long or short on energies, metals and agriculturals
  • Choose from a range of contracts
  • Good for speculative traders, hedgers and producers

Indices CFD

  • Trade on more than 30 global indices
  • Spreads from 1 point on majors, including the FTSE 100
  • 24-hour trading

USD-denominated CFDs

  • Avoid currency exposure
  • Trade popular indices, metals and energy commodities
  • Exclusive to IG

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It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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Please be aware that Guaranteed Stops are features that involve a small cost if triggered

Contact us

Our office is open 5 days a week, Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm (Dubai time). Support line is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am (Dubai time).

+971 (0) 4 559 2108

You can also email us at: helpdesk.ae@ig.com

 

CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.