CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

ETF trading

ETFs are a low-cost, flexible way to trade. Track the performance of indices, sectors, commodities and more with our range of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Start trading today. For account opening enquiries call 1800 601 799 between 9am and 6pm (AEST) weekdays, or email newaccounts.au@ig.com.

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Why trade ETFs with us?

In addition to the cutting-edge technology you’d expect from a world leader, we offer:

Diversification

Gain exposure to a range of different asset classes, sectors and regions

Australian and International ETFs

Buy and sell over 13,000 popular ETFs and shares all from the one award winning platform1

Commission free

Buy and sell international ETFs at zero commission, and Australian ETFs from just $52

Cutting-edge technology

Trade wherever you are, whenever you want on a natively designed, in-house app

Full transparency

See the assets your ETF holds and know exactly how it’s performing at any time

Established credibility

Join a fast-growing global industry with over $3.8 trillion in assets under management

What is an ETF?

An exchange traded fund is an investment fund that seeks to track a whole index, sector or market.

You can buy ETFs like normal shares on a stock exchange, but they can provide exposure to a whole group of assets with a single investment. Many investors consider ETFs to be an ideal core for their portfolio.

Target markets for ETFs

ETF issuers are required to publish a Target Market Determination (TMD) for every ETF listed on an Australian exchange.
The TMD sets out the class of consumers for whom the ETF, including its key attributes, would likely be consistent with their likely objectives, financial situation and needs. Most ETFs distributed by us have been categorised by Issuers (such as BetaShares and Vanguard) as investments suitable for consumers who have a high (or very high) ability to bear loss. This consumer risk and return profile focuses on an investor’s objectives for the relevant portion of their portfolio only, and not the investor’s portfolio as a whole. Before you invest in an ETF, it is important to consider the relevant TMD available from the ETF issuer to determine whether the ETF is consistent with your objective, financial situations and needs.

You can access our most popular ETF issuers’ TMDs by clicking on the links below:

BetaShares

BlackRock

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited

State Street Global Advisors, Australia Services Limited

VanEck Investments Limited

Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd

A full list of exchange-traded products (ETPs) available on the ASX is available here.

What are the risks of ETFs?

  • Currency risk - international focused ETFs may expose your capital to currency risk if the ETF is not currency hedged
  • Liquidity - liquidity can vary between ETFs and it has an influence on the buy/sell spread (or cost) you'll encounter when trading
  • Tracking error - the return on the portfolio may deviate from the return on the index or benchmark tracked. This deviation can be more significant when the ETF employs a strategy other than full replication of the underlying index
  • Investment risk - Most ETFs have been categorised by Issuers as investments suitable for consumers who have a high (or very high) ability to bear loss.

Access leading ETF providers

You can invest in ETFs from some of the world’s biggest providers, including:

iShares by BlackRock

A world leading ETF provider offers exposure to a wide range of asset classes and markets, primarily through general index tracker funds

Vanguard

Offers a variety of ETFs covering US and international stock and bond markets, as well as industry-specific sectors

BetaShares

A leading Australian ETF manager, providing intelligent investment solutions that help investors meet their financial objectives

If there’s an ETF you’d like to invest in that’s not currently available, simply email helpdesk.au@ig.com or call 1800 601 799 to request a new product.

How to trade ETFs with us

Open an IG share trading account and you can buy and sell thousands of ETFs commission free.

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Feel secure with a trusted provider

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

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

Feel secure with a trusted provider

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

Start trading now

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