ETF trading

Trade CFDs on thousands of exchange traded funds (ETFs), to take advantage of price volatility in indices, sectors, commodities, bonds or currencies.

Benefits of ETFs

  • Find more opportunities

    Access hard-to-reach markets, trade at any time during market hours and switch strategies seamlessly

  • Easy to trade

    Combine what would be several trades on individual assets into a single transaction

  • Increased transparency

    See the instruments your ETF holds and know exactly how it’s performing throughout the day

What is an ETF?

An exchange traded fund (ETF) is an asset that’s bought and sold on a stock exchange – like a share – but is made up of a selection of related assets instead of the ownership rights of a company.

It’s designed to track the performance of an existing market or group of markets. A FTSE 100 ETF, for example, would aim to track the performance of the FTSE 100. A precious metals ETF would track the performance of a group of precious metals.

Reasons to trade ETFs

  • Exposure to a group of markets with a single position
  • Increased transparency over the asset you are trading
  • Access to unique markets, such as smart-beta or inverse ETFs

As well as CFD trading on ETF prices, you can invest in ETFs over the long term using a Share Trading account.

Trading ETFs with IG

  • Take a short position if you think an ETF’s price is heading down
  • Trade on our best ever web platform, or a bespoke mobile app
  • Access exotic indices and sectors by trading ETFs listed on exchanges all over the world
  • Take advantage of leverage, and get amplified exposure to any ETF

All ETFs costs and details

Find full details including spreads, dealing hours and margins for our ETFs in our help area, or download a PDF or Excel spreadsheet.

Open an account now

There's no minimum balance to open an account, it takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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Help and support

Get answers

Or ask about opening an account on 1800 601 799, or +61 (3) 9860 1799, or helpdesk.au@ig.com.

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