CFD trading

If you see opportunity in the world around you, trade CFDs with the World's No.1 CFD provider.1 Made for traders who want to take advatange of rising and falling markets.

Call +61 3 9860 1799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Why trade CFDs with us?

Manage risk effecively
Mitigate against risk with our extensive range of stop and limit orders.

Support when you need it
Round the clock assisstance from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday (BST).

Open a position from any platform
Use our award winning web-based platform and mobile trading app2

Take your capital further
Open a position for a fraction of the cost with our competitive margins

Keep your finger on the pulse
React to breaking news with custom price alerts

Get an interactive education
Become a better trader with free trading courses on IG academy

What is CFD trading?

Trading CFDs, or 'contracts for difference’, allows you to speculate on whether an asset’s price will move up or down – without having to own the asset. This provides benefits, as well as potential risk to trading. Make sure you understand the fundamentals of CFD trading before you begin.

What are the benefits?

  • 17,000+ markets
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

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

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 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

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 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.

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD

Trade on the world’s major stock indices CFDs, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Discover opportunity in rising and falling prices across over 12,000 international share CFD and exchange traded funds.

Trade metals, energies and soft commodities, with spreads from 0.3 points.

Speculate on major coins – such as bitcoin – and our Crypto 10 index.

Discover our options markets, interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much will I have to pay?

Your main payment for CFD trading is the spread (or commission in the case of share CFDs or Forex DMA) – the difference between the buy and the sell price. This is our charge for executing your trade.

Market Number of individual markets Minimum spread Margin rates from Retail clients
Forex 68 0.6 0.50%
Indices 100+ 0.1 0.50%
Share CFDs 10,500+ 0.1 5%
Commodities 47 0.3 0.7%
Cryptocurrency CFDs 6 1 15%

CFDs are leveraged, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. This initial deposit is called margin.

There’s no minimum balance required to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 17,000 financial markets.

New to CFD trading? You can get lower minimums for one month – enabling you to trade in smaller sizes while you master CFDs.

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

Choose the world's No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.2

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.