As the world’s most-traded financial market, foreign exchange presents a wealth of opportunities for those who can harness its inherent volatility. Open a forex trading account with Australia’s No.1 FX retail provider1 and use our range of powerful platforms to take advantage of movements in currency prices.
Why trade forex with IG?
Give your forex trading an edge with our accessible, easy-to-use platform and apps.
Practise trading forex on a demo account, in an environment with reduced risk.
Get friendly, expert support 24 hours a day from 3pm Saturday to 9am Saturday (AEDT).
Identify FX opportunities on clear, fast charts as standard, and deepen your analysis with ProRealTime.
Get peace of mind trading forex with Australia's No.1 FX provider.2
Open an account quickly and easily – you could be set up and trading forex today.
Ways to trade forex with IG
What is forex trading?
Forex trading, foreign exchange trading or currency trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the forex market with the aim of making a profit.
Forex is the world’s most-traded financial market, with transactions worth trillions of dollars taking place every day.
What are the benefits?
- Go long or short
- 24-hour trading
- High liquidity
- Regular opportunities
- Trade on leverage
- Wide range of FX pairs
How do I trade forex?
- Decide how you’d like to trade forex
- Learn how the forex market works
- Open a forex trading account
- Build a trading plan
- Choose your forex trading platform
- Open, monitor and close your first position
How much does forex trading cost?
Your key payment for trading forex is the spread, essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business
|Spot FX||IG min. spread||IG av. spread4||DMA av. spread5|
Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.
There's no minimum balance required to open an account, it gives you access to over 80 FX pairs, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.
Discover our forex markets
Find your next opportunity in our huge range of over 80 major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
Live prices on our most popular markets
Forex trading platforms
Discover a clear, smart way to trade forex that’s intuitive and requires no downloads.
Build forex trading algorithms to execute automatically, even if your machine is off.
Get increased control over your forex CFD trades with our DMA platform.
Trade forex on the move, so you need never miss an opportunity.
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1,2 & 6 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends December 2017 FX Report.
3 The advertised offering is only available to individual clients capable of obtaining ‘wholesale’ status. This requires you to have either net assets of at least $A2.5 million OR gross income for each of the last two financial years of at least A$250,000.
4 Average spread (Monday 12am – Friday 10pm UK time) for the 12 weeks ending 24 February 2017. For our minimum spreads, please see our CFD and MT4 details.
5 Time-weighted (10pm – 8pm UK time) average spread by trade (quoted to three decimal places), August 2016. There is also a commission charge for Forex Direct.