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Super-fast trades, with timescales from just 60 seconds
Choose the timescale to suit the opportunity – 60 seconds to 60 minutes
The minimum cost to place a trade is just £20
Calculate your potential profit upfront, and only risk your stake
Zoom in to volatility to trade even in the flattest markets
A unique sprint markets interface, tailored for our mobile and tablet apps
Sprint markets are fast-expiring trades with only two outcomes. They allow you to quickly take advantage of any market situation where you see an opportunity.
Sprint markets answer the question 'will the price finish above or below its current level at expiry?' To place a sprint market trade:
Choose your market, stake and timeframe (from 60 seconds to one hour).
Decide whether you think the price will be higher or lower when the trade expires.
Watch the trade play out on a live countdown chart, following the progress of your positions as the market moves.
Sprint market example
Select a market
You're interested in trading a Germany 30 sprint market because you think the price is volatile at the moment.
Sell or buy
Fixed profit / loss
From the outset you know that your maximum potential loss is £50 (your stake), and your maximum potential profit is £40.50 (payout, minus stake).
With sprint markets, prices and payouts are calculated by us according to underlying market value, time to expiry, client sentiment and our expectation of future volatility.
Closing your trade
At expiry, after five minutes have passed, the Germany 30 has risen sharply and is indeed trading above 9676.40.
With a sprint market, you cannot close your position before expiry.
Calculating profit / loss
Your payout is £90.50, giving you a gross profit of £90.50 - £50 (stake) = £40.50.
If the Germany 30 had fallen below 9676.40 after five minutes, you would lose your stake of £50, giving you a gross loss of £50.
Although sprint markets are limited risk, their fast-moving nature means there’s still the potential to make substantial losses as well as gains.
Open a free demo account today to practise with virtual funds.
Can I close a sprint market trade before it expires?
No. You can't close a sprint market trade early – when it expires it will be automatically settled.
What markets can I trade as sprint markets?
You can trade a wide variety of sprint markets with IG:
Why is there a unique interface for sprint markets?
Our sprint markets interface is optimised for quick access. Because sprint markets have such short timeframes, the interface has countdown charts to allow you to follow the progress of your positions as the market moves.
You can see price moves as a line chart, your entry price, and a countdown to expiry. When the price is in your favour the chart will be highlighted blue. When it's against you and you're potentially making a loss, the chart is highlighted red.
You can also monitor your positions and open multiple trades at the same time, all on one screen.
* Minimum expiry may vary