Indices trading

Take your position on over 80 indicies markets with Australia's No.1 CFD provider.1

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24hrs a day, except from 7am to 1pm Saturdays (AEST)

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24hrs a day, except from 7am to 1pm Saturdays (AEST)

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade indices with IG?

Seize exclusive opportunities on more 24-hour indices than any other provider2

Get spreads from 1 point on the FTSE 100 and Australian 200, and 0.4 on the US 500

Trade on our award-winning platform and mobile app3

Give yourself an edge with the only Australian provider to offer weekend trading on key indices

Go short or long, to capitalise on falling or rising markets

Better deals for active traders. Get more value with cash rebates.

More index trading hours, more opportunity

We offer over 30 more weekly trading hours than our nearest competitor, so you can,

  • Open or edit positions when others traders can’t
  • Hedge your weekday positions with a weekend one on the same market
  • Act on breaking news, macroeconomic events and earnings reports as they happen
  • FTSE 100
  • Germany 30
  • Wall Street

Data is based on analysis of the FTSE 100, Germany 30 and Wall Street offering from prominent UK competitor websites and is correct to the best of our ability as of 30 July 2020. Some trading hours have been rounded up or down to the nearest hour. Table for comparative purposes only. Data is subject to change.

Discover our indices markets

  • Popular indices
  • New indices
  • Weekend indices
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Prices above are subject to our websites terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only

Find an index to trade

Search real-time prices on our full index offering and find your next trade.

What are indices?

Indices measure the performance of a group of shares that are listed on a stock market. Because there are no underlying physical assets to exchange, indices are traded with financial derivatives like CFDs.

How do I trade indices with IG?

  1. Create an IG trading account
  2. Research an index you want to trade
  3. Decide how you want to trade
  4. Take steps to manage your risk
  5. Open and monitor your position

Benefits of index trading

  • Trading indices is cheaper than trading each individual share
  • Get exposure to an entire sector or economy at once
  • Hedge against increasing volatility in your share portfolio or on your existing leveraged stock positions

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.

Indices costs and details

Margin

CFD trading enables you to take a position with leverage, meaning you only need to put down a deposit – known as margin – to receive increased exposure. The margin required to open a position will vary depending on the market, and on whether you are a retail or IG Pro account.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent IG Pro
What is this?
Leverage equivalent
Australia 200 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Wall Street 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Germany 30 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
US Tech 100 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
FTSE 100 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
US 500 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Hong Kong HS 50 1.50% 1:67 1.20% 1:83
Japan 225 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Weekend Wall Street Cash 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Weekend UK 100 Cash 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Weekend Germany 30 Cash 0.50% 1:200 0.40% 1:250
Weekend Hong Kong HS50 1.50% 1:67 1.20% 1:83

Spreads

The spread is the charge you pay us for executing your trade, calculated as the difference between the buy and sell prices of an underlying market. We’re constantly working to keep our spreads among the lowest in the industry.

Market CFD trading min. spread MT4
Wall Street 2.4 2.4
Germany 30 1.2 1.2
US Tech 100 1 1
FTSE 100 1 1
US 500 0.4 0.4
Hong Kong HS 50 5 5
Japan 225 7 7
Weekend UK 100
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Weekend Germany
30 Cash
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Weekend Wall Street Cash 12 -
Weekend Hong Kong HS50 30 -

All Indices costs and details

For full details including spreads, trading hours and margins for all our indices products, follow the links to our help area.

Trade indices on our web platform and app

Seize your opportunity on a range of trading platforms, including the our award winning web trading platform and mobile trading app.3

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app
  • Meta Trader 4

Seize your opportunity with our clean deal ticket, clear price charts and in-platform news and analysis.

Trade indices opportunity wherever you are, and receive trading alerts and signals on the go through email, SMS or push.

Automate your indices trading with MT4, one of the most popular third-party indices trading platforms.

Create an account today

Open an account in minutes to start trading

Create an account today

Open an account in minutes to start trading

Choose Australia's No.1 CFD provider1

Find your next opportunity in our huge range of markets.

Choose Australia's No.1 CFD provider1

Find your next opportunity in our huge range of 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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Our margins are amongst the lowest you'll find

1 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, CFDs, Investment Trends December 2019 Leveraged Trading Report
2 24/7 means all week apart from ten hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
3 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.