Indices trading

React to volatility on over 80 indices markets with the world's No.1 CFD provider,1 and get access to more 24-hour opportunities than anywhere else.2

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 indices with IG?

Find opportunity on more 24-hour indices than any other provider2

Access our unique deep liquidity – increasing the chance of your larger trades being accepted

Get fixed spreads from 1 point on the FTSE 100 and Australia 200, and 0.4 on the US 500

Trade on our award-winning web platform and mobile trading app

Speculate or hedge 24/72, even on weekends, with our unique round-the-clock markets.

Go short or long, to capitalise on markets falling as well as rising

Access longer indices trading hours with IG

IG offers more weekly trading hours on major indices than any of our competitors, meaning you can maximise your opportunity to trade.

  • FTSE 100
  • Germany 30
  • Wall Street

Data is based on analysis of the FTSE 100, Germany 30 and Wall Street offering from prominent UK competitor websites and is correct to the best of our ability as of 30 March 2020. Some trading hours have been rounded up or down to the nearest hour. Table for comparative purposes only. Data is subject to change.

Discover our indices markets

  • Popular indices
  • New indices
  • Weekend indices
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Find an index to trade

Search real-time prices on our full index offering and find your next trade.

What are indices?

Indices are a measurement of the performance of a group of shares that are listed on an exchange. Because there is no underlying physical asset to exchange when trading indices, most indices trading is done with financial derivatives like CFDs.

How do I trade indices?

  1. Create an IG trading account
  2. Research an index you want to trade
  3. Decide how you want to trade
  4. Take steps to manage your risk
  5. Open and monitor your position

Benefits of index trading

  • Trading indices is cheaper than trading each individual share
  • Get exposure to an entire sector or economy at once
  • Hedge against increasing volatility in your share portfolio or on your existing leveraged stock positions

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.

Indices costs and details

Margin

CFD trading enable you to take a position with leverage, meaning that you only need to put down a deposit – known as margin – to receive increased exposure. The margin required to open a position will vary depending on the market.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent
Wall Street 0.5% 1:200
Germany 30 0.5% 1:200
US Tech 100 0.5% 1:200
FTSE 100 0.5% 1:200
US 500 0.5% 1:200
Hong Kong HS 50 1.5% 1:67
Japan 225 0.5% 1:200
Weekend UK 100 Cash 0.5% 1:200
Weekend Germany 30 Cash 0.5% 1:200
Weekend Wall Street Cash 0.5% 1:200
Weekend Hong Kong HS50 1.5% 1:67

Spreads

The spread is the charge you pay us for executing your trade, calculated as the difference between the buy and sell prices of an underlying market. We’re constantly working to keep our spreads among the lowest in the industry.

Market CFD trading min. spread MT4
Wall Street 2.4 2.4
Germany 30 1.2 1.2
US Tech 100 1 1
FTSE 100 1 1
US 500 0.4 0.4
Hong Kong HS 50 5 5
Japan 225 7 7
Weekend UK 100
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Weekend Germany
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Weekend Wall Street Cash 12 -
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Trade indices on our web platform and app

Seize your opportunity on a range of trading platforms, including the our award winning trading platform and mobile trading app.3

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app
  • Meta Trader 4

Seize your opportunity with our clean deal ticket, clear price charts and in-platform news and analysis.

Take a position wherever you are, and receive trading alerts and signals on the go.

Automate your trading with MT4, one of the most popular third-party trading platforms, and get instant access to a range of free indicators and add-ons.

Start trading today

Create an indices trading account now.

Start trading today

Create an indices trading account now.

Start trading now

Create an indices trading account now.

Start trading now

Create an indices trading account now.

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.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2020).
2 24/7 means all week apart from ten hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
3 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.