CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

Spot trading

Open a spot (cash) trading account with the World's No.1 CFD provider.1

Start trading today. Call +61 3 9860 1799 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 9860 1799 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

Why trade spot markets with us?

Access continuous pricing

Trade on the spot, with continuous, real-time pricing

Trade prices mimicking the underlying market

Access thousands of assets, priced to mirror the underlying asset price, at the current market rate

Get more flexibility

Open long or short positions with no fixed expiries

Trade on low spreads

Enjoy some of the lower spreads – 1 point on the FTSE 100 and 0.4 on the US 500

Explore our charts

Study price action and perform technical analysis with continuous charting

Open short-term positions

Track the spot price of an asset over a short-term period that suits you

Discover our spot markets

You can trade almost any of our markets on the spot, including indices, commodities, forex, shares, ETFs and bonds. See an overview of some of the most traded spot markets below.

  • Spot forex
  • Spot commodities
  • Cash indices
  • Cash shares
  • Cash ETFs
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Find your market

Ways to trade spot markets with us

CFD trading
Main benefits Go long or short on asset prices.
Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Risks CFD are complex, high risk and losses can be substantial.
Commission Share CFDs are subject to commission. All other markets are charged via the spread
Platforms Web, mobile app and MT4
Learn more

Leverage can magnify both your profits and losses as they’ll be based on the full exposure of the trade, not just the margin required to open it. This means losses as well as profits could far outweigh your margin, so always ensure you’re trading within your means.

Spot trading vs forwards and futures

Spot trading

Spot prices reflect the underlying asset’s price

You can open short-term positions with low spreads, which makes spot trading popular among day traders

There are no fixed expiries on spot trades

You can conduct technical analysis over a longer period with the help of continuous charting

Forwards and futures

Futures and forwards are contracts used to speculate on the future value of a market

Our futures and forwards prices reflect the underlying contract’s price

You can open longer-term positions with no overnight fees, which makes forwards and futures trading popular among swing or position traders

Both contract types have a fixed expiry date at some point in the future

What is spot (cash) trading?

Spot (cash) trading is the method of buying and selling assets at the current market rate, known as the spot price. With us, you’ll trade the spot market via CFDs, which means you don’t take ownership or delivery of the assets.

Features of trading spot markets with us

Because you don’t take physical delivery of the underlying assets when trading spot markets, you can go long or short on their price.*

CFDs are leveraged trades, meaning you’ll open a position with a small percentage of the value of the trade to gain exposure to a larger position, off which profits or losses will be calculated. This means any loss or profit could substantially outweigh your deposit.

How do I trade cash markets?

  1. Open a spot (cash) trading account with us
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take your first position
  4. Monitor and close your trade

* Short-selling is a strategy which poses inherent risk of loss. With leveraged trades, you could lose far more than your initial deposit when shorting unsuccessfully.

Open a spot trading account

Open a spot trading account

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

IG International is a member of IG Group which has over 45 years of experience offering a truly market-leading service

Trade cash markets on the award-winning trading platforms3

Trade anything, anywhere, anytime

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app

Our web trading platform is optimised for online CFD trading. This platform offers unique price alerts, interactive charts, and a suite of risk management and research tools.

Our tablet and mobile trading platform has been optimised for iPhone and Android. You’ll have access to the same tools as on the web-based platform, and you can view mobile charts on the go.

You can choose the platform that suits your trading preferences and strategy – with unique price alerts, interactive charts and a suite of risk management tools available on each.

Open a spot trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a spot trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a share trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a share trading account

It's free to open an account, 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.

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 financial statements, June 2020).
2Winner of ‘Best Finance App’ at ADVFN International Finance Awards 2020. Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at ADVFN International Finance Awards 2020.