Ways to trade

Your route to the financial markets with IG Bank – CFD trading, which offers you a unique set of advantages.

CFD trading

High-risk/high-return financial products for those seeking short-term opportunity, from the world’s No.1 provider.1

No need to own assets

CFDs are derivative products, so you can take a position without owning the assets your market’s price is based on. This gives you flexibility to trade across a huge range of markets.

Make your capital go further

You needn’t put up the full value of your position when you open, as CFDs are leveraged. However, you may have to pay that value if the market moves against you.

Go long or short

Unlike traditional investing, CFDs allow you to take advantage of both falling and rising market prices – increasing your opportunities to trade.

Deal directly in-market

CFDs offer direct market access (DMA), which many traders find useful for hedging strategies. DMA with IG Bank gives you increased visibility of the underlying market for forex and shares. 

Forex trading

You can use CFDs to trade on our wide range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs. 

  • World’s No.1 FX provider1
  • Competitive spreads
  • More 24-hour markets than anywhere else

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  • Fair, transparent fees

    We’re always working to keep our charges competitive. Find out about each of our costs and charges, and see how they could affect your returns. 

  • Platforms for every style

    Choose our intuitive IG Trading platform, or automate your trading with advanced options like MT4.

  • What are the risks?

    Arm yourself against trading risk by learning about the forms it can take, and the tools we offer to help you protect yourself.

1 The world's largest retail CFD provider based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

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