CFD trading

If you see opportunity in the world around you, trade CFDs with Australia's No.1 CFD provider.1 Made for the traders who want to take advantage of rising and falling markets.

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 7am to 5pm Saturdays (AEST).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 7am to 5pm Saturdays (AEST).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade CFDs with IG?

Manage risk effectively

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

Open a position from any position

Use our award winning web-based platform and mobile trading app2

Support when you need it

Round-the-clock assistance from 1pm Saturday to 7am Saturday

Competitive spreads

Trade spreads from 0.6 points on key FX pairs like AUD/USD, 1 point on major indices like the Australia 200 and FTSE 100, and 0.3 points on Spot Gold

Keep your finger on the pulse

React to breaking news with custom price alerts

Get an interactive education

Become a better trader with free trading courses on IG Academy

What is CFD trading?

Trade CFDs to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset.

What are the advantages?

  • 17,000+ markets
  • 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 an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

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

Trade on global stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Choose from over 13,000 international shares and exchange traded funds.

Trade metals, energies and soft commodities, with spreads from 0.3 points.

Speculate on major coins – such as bitcoin – and our Crypto 10 index.

Discover our options markets, interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much does it cost?

Your main payment for CFD trading is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price. This is our charge for executing your trade.

CFDs are leveraged, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. The deposit required for your trade is called margin.

Market Number of individual markets Minimum spread Margin rates for Australian Retail clients Leverage equivalent Margin rates fom Pro Level 1 clients
What is this?
Margin rates for Pro Level 2 clients
What is this?
Major forex pairs4 68 0.6 3.33% 1:30 1% 0.4%
Minor forex pairs4 and gold 5% 1:20 1% 0.4%
Major indices5 100+ 0.1 5% 1:20 1% 0.4%
Minor indices5 10% 1:10 1% 0.4%
Commodities (excluding gold) 47 0.3 10% 1:10 2.5% 1.2%
Share CFDs 10,500+ 0.1 20% 1:50 10% 4%
Cryptocurrency CFDs 6 1 50% 1:20 25% 8%

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

There’s no minimum balance required to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 17,000 financial markets.

Start trading today

Open an account in minutes and trade

Start trading today

Open an account in minutes and trade

Choose Australia's No.1 CFD provider1

Find opportunity in over 17,000 markets.

Choose Australia's No.1 CFD provider1

Find opportunity in over 17,000 markets.

Start trading today

Simple account opening. Easy-to-use platform. First-class customer service. Choose an established world leader in online trading.

Start trading today

Simple account opening. Easy-to-use platform. First-class customer service. Choose an established world leader in online trading.

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1,3 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, CFDs, Investment Trends December 2020 Leveraged Trading Report
2 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.
4 Major forex pairs are those that include two of the following: AUD, USD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CAD, CHF. Minor forex pairs are all pairs not included as a major pair.
5 Major indices include: Australia 200, France 40, Germany 30, Wall Street, EU Stocks 50, FTSE 100, US Tech 100, Japan 225, US 500. Minor indices are all indices not included as a major.