DMA with IG
Our pricing technology is engineered to find the best available prices on both OTC (over-the-counter) and DMA. This means that DMA prices are not necessarily better than OTC, but direct access to the markets can give you greater visibility and flexibility as a trader.
There are many added complexities to the trading environment and there can be an increased risk. As we take a parallel position in the underlying market, DMA traders need to be aware that once an order has been executed we are unable to change or reverse the position.
It is important to note that while you are trading based on underlying market prices and depth, what you actually receive on placing a trade is a CFD from us. It works like this:
- DMA displays the best bid and offer price available for a particular market, plus further prices on either side of the order book
- You place an order, and we instantaneously conduct a margin check to ensure you have sufficient funds to cover the margin on your proposed trade
- If the margin check is satisfied we place an order in our name in the market and, at the same time, create a parallel CFD between you and us
So while you are trading at market prices, you do not gain any ownership rights over the currencies which form the subject of your CFD.
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