CFD trading

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 Australia’s No.1 CFD provider at your disposal.1

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Contact us on 1800 601 799 or helpdesk.au@ig.com about opening an account. We're here 24hrs a day from 1pm Saturday to 7am Saturday (AEST).

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 from 1pm Saturday to 7am Saturday (AEST)

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 instant ID verification

We can usually verify your identity in just a few seconds

Fund and start trading

Or practise in an environment with reduced risk, using our 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 Australia’s No.1 FX provider.2

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

Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 12000 international share CFD markets.

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

Go long or short on bitcoin, ether, litecoin and ripple pairs, with no wallet needed. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

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 Margin rates from Retail clients Leverage equivalent

Margin rates from Professional clients

What is this?

Forex

68

0.6

0.50%

1:200

0.40%

Indices

100+

0.1

0.50%

1:200

0.40%

Share CFDs

10,500+

0.1

5%

1:20

4%

Commodities

47

0.3

0.7%

1:143

1.2%

Cryptocurrency CFDs

6

1

5%

1:20

4%

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 16,000 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 No1.3

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1 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, CFDs, Investment Trends December 2018 Leveraged Trading Report
2 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, FX, Investment Trends December 2018 Leveraged Trading Report
3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2019)