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ETF trading

Spread bet or trade CFDs on thousands of exchange traded funds, to take advantage of price volatility in indices, sectors, commodities, bonds or currencies.

Benefits of ETFs

  • Find more opportunities

    Access hard-to-reach markets, trade at any time during market hours and switch strategies seamlessly

  • Easy to trade

    Combine what would be several trades on individual assets into a single transaction

  • Go long or short

    Take a position whether you think the market is moving up or down

What is an ETF?

An exchange traded fund (ETF) is an asset that’s bought and sold on a stock exchange – like a share – but is made up of a selection of related assets instead of the ownership rights of a company. 

It’s designed to track the performance of an existing market or group of markets. A FTSE 100 ETF, for example, would aim to track the performance of the FTSE 100. A precious metals ETF would track the performance of a group of precious metals

 

Reasons to trade ETFs

  • If you want exposure to a group of markets with a single position
  • If you want increased transparency over the asset you are trading
  • If you want to access unique markets, such as smart-beta or inverse ETFs

As well as CFD trading on ETF prices, you can invest in ETFs over the long term using a share dealing account.

Trading ETFs with IG

  • Take a short position if you think an ETF’s price is heading down
  • Trade on our best ever web platform, or a bespoke mobile app
  • Access exotic indices and sectors by trading ETFs listed on exchanges all over the world
  • Take advantage of leverage, and get amplified exposure to any ETF

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Options are complex financial instruments and your capital is at risk. Losses may be extremely rapid.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.