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.

Stockbroking definition

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Stockbroking has a particular significance in relation to IG's platform. Here, we define stockbroking in general investing and explain what it means to you when trading with IG.

Stockbroking is a service which gives retail and institutional investors the opportunity to trade shares.

Stockbrokers will trade shares both on exchange and over-the-counter, dependent on where they can find the best price and liquidity. Typically, a stockbroking firm will charge commission on the trades it makes on a client’s behalf, or a fee for retaining its services.

There are several different services a stockbroker can provide:

  • Execution-only stockbrokers will complete orders on your behalf, but do not offer any advice
  • Advisory stockbrokers will offer advice on where to trade, but only trade on orders submitted by you
  • Discretionary stockbrokers will trade on your behalf, executing trades without your input

With IG

We offer an execution-only stockbroking service as part of our shares trading offering. 

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.