Shares CFD trading

Trade Contract for Difference (CFD) on 17,000+ international shares, and get ahead of the competition with longer trading hours.

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Shares CFD trading

Trade Contract for Difference (CFD) on 17,000+ international shares, and get ahead of the competition with longer trading hours.

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 (UK time).

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

How to buy and sell stocks online

You can speculate on share prices using our leveraged trading products.

Shares CFD trading

CFDs are leveraged product, meaning you can gain full exposure to shares while only putting down a small deposit. While this magnifies possible profits, it does the same for losses.

They also enable you to buy and sell shares online without ever owning the underlying asset. An additonal benefit is you can trade both rising and falling markets.

Why trade shares with us?

Trade shares on margin

Gain full exposure for just a small initial deposit with our competitive margins

Pay lower commission

Enjoy lower commission of 2 cents per US shares, and 0.18% on Hong Kong shares

Access 17,000+ markets

Get exposure to a wide range of popular Asia, US and international stocks

Discover unique opportunities

Trade out-of-hours on over 70+ US stocks, exclusively with us

See how much our Shares CFD costs

Compare the average cost of buying, holding and selling shares with our CFD trading account.

  • Tesla Motors Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Nintendo Co. Ltd
  • Volkswagen

Tesla Motors Inc.

Buy 17 shares at $750 with a FX rate of 1.305 (GBP/USD)

CFD trading
Action Buy 17 shares
Capital required to open $2550
Charge to open $15.00 (commission)
Round trip FX conversion fee *
Overnight funding $1.48
Charge to close $15.00 (commission)
Total fees £24.24

This information is correct as of 10/01/2020 and with the corresponding FX conversion rates.

* A 0.5% FX conversion is applied to any profits or losses from CFD positions.

Apple Inc.

Buy 42 shares at $308 with a FX rate of 1.305 (GBP/USD)

CFD trading
Action Buy 42 shares
Capital required to open $2587.20
Charge to open $15.00 (commission)
Round trip FX conversion fee *
Overnight funding $1.50
Charge to close $15.00 (commission)
Total fees £24.26

This information is correct as of 10/01/2020 and with the corresponding FX conversion rates.

* A 0.5% FX conversion is applied to any profits or losses from CFD positions.

Nintendo Co. Ltd

Buy 32 shares at ¥43470 with a FX rate of 143.25 (JPY/GBP)

CFD trading
Action Buy 32 shares
Capital required to open ¥278,208.00
Charge to open ¥1,500.00 (commission)
Round trip FX conversion fee *
Overnight funding ¥93.30
Charge to close ¥1,500.00 (commission)
Total fees £21.70

This information is correct as of 10/01/2020 and with the corresponding FX conversion rates.

* A 0.5% FX conversion is applied to any profits or losses from CFD positions.

Volkswagen

Buy 64 shares at €183.2 with a FX rate of 1.1746 (EUR/GBP)

CFD trading
Action Buy 64 shares
Capital required to open €2344.96
Charge to open €10.00 (commission)
Round trip FX conversion fee *
Overnight funding €0.67
Charge to close €10.00 (commission)
Total fees £17.68

This information is correct as of 10/01/2020 and with the corresponding FX conversion rates.

* A 0.5% FX conversion is applied to any profits or losses from CFD positions.

Trading vs investing: the differences in detail

Discover the differences between speculating on shares using CFDs and investing.

Open a CFD trading account in minutes

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.

Get swift verification

We can usually verify your ID in just a few seconds.

Fund your account and trade

Or practise on a demo if you’d prefer.

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 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.

Popular stocks to watch

  • Asia stocks
  • UK stocks
  • US stocks
  • FANG stocks
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And many more…

Use our market finder tool to see price charts, historical data, market sentiment and analysis on the stocks you’re interested in.

Can’t find what you need? Give us a call on: +61 3 9860 1799 and we’ll see if we can add it.

Grey market and IPO trading

Get in ahead of the competition with our exclusive ‘grey markets’, and trade before certain shares go public.1 This gives you the opportunity to speculate on a company’s market cap even before its IPO.

Grey market and IPO trading

Get in ahead of the competition with our exclusive ‘grey markets’, and trade before certain shares go public.1 This gives you the opportunity to speculate on a company’s market cap even before its IPO.

Shares CFD trading costs and details

Take a look at the costs and charges of leveraged trading in the tables below.

  • CFD trading costs

Margin

CFDs are leveraged, so you can gain full exposure with just a small deposit, known as margin. This deposit isn’t actually a cost to you, but it can make a big difference to the affordability of your position. Your profit and loss are based on the full value of the position – not just the margin – so leverage magnifies your profits, as well as your losses.

Market Retail Leverage equivalent Leverage equivalent
Apple 20% 1:5 1:22
Barclays PLC 20% 1:5 1:22
BHP Billiton PLC (LSE) 20% 1:5 1:22
GlaxoSmithKline PLC 20% 1:5 1:22
Vodafone Group PLC 20% 1:5 1:22

Commission

If you trade shares using CFDs, you’ll be dealing at the real market price. Instead of being charged a spread, you’ll pay a small commission to open and close your position.

Market Commission per side from Min charge (online) Min charge (phone)
Hong Kong 0.18% HKD50 HKD50
UK 0.10% £10 £15
US 2 cents per share $15 $25
Euro 0.10% €10 €25

Trade shares wherever you are

Seize your opportunity on the award winning web-based platform and mobile trading app:

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app

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.

What is share CFD trading?

With us, you can speculate on companies' shares prices with CFD without owning the shares themselves. Find out how shares are created and how to trade them.

How to trade in shares

Open an account to start trading CFD in shares. Once you’re set up, you can decide which shares you want to trade, research the company and industry it’s in, and then open your first position.

DMA for the experienced trader

Our direct market access (DMA) service enables you to trade CFDs on the underlying market price, and gain greater visibility and depth.

Open a share CFD trading account in minutes

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

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