CFDs: A Trader’s Guide

Learn about the actionable insights in this free eBook written in partnership with Bloomberg.

  • Discover CFDs trading and know the difference from “traditional” trading

  • Benefits of going short – what does it mean and how does it work?

  • Understand what drives gold and silver markets

  • How to trade CFDs during a falling or volatile market

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CFDs: A Trader’s Guide

Learn about the actionable insights in this free eBook written in partnership with Bloomberg.

  • Discover CFDs trading and know the difference from “traditional” trading

  • Benefits of going short – what does it mean and how does it work?

  • Understand what drives gold and silver markets

  • How to trade CFDs during a falling or volatile market

Get your free eBook

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  • We would like to contact you via e-mail with our latest news, product updates and offers. We will never release your personal details to any company outside IG for mailing or marketing purposes.

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What's inside?

CFDs at a Glance

Start by understanding CFDs and how do they differ from ‘traditional’ trading

Discover the opportunities and risks of trading with derivatives

CFDs at a Glance

Start by understanding CFDs and how do they differ from ‘traditional’ trading

Discover the opportunities and risks of trading with derivatives

Foreign Exchange Trends

Why do currencies fluctuate?

Global trends and news for cues on potential FX movements

Foreign Exchange Trends

Why do currencies fluctuate?

Global trends and news for cues on potential FX movements

Putting a ‘safe-haven’ asset to work with CFDs

Factors affecting precious metals prices

How to trade in gold and silver CFDs

Putting a ‘safe-haven’ asset to work with CFDs

Factors affecting precious metals prices

How to trade in gold and silver CFDs

How to tame the Black Swan

An overview of “black swan” events over the past decade

How to short-sell during volatile market

Notes of caution

The correlation of currency and volatility

  Cryptocurrencies - boom or bust?

Why choose IG?


We’re a world's No.1 CFD provider, trusted by over 195,000 clients globally1.

We're a FTSE 250 company with a robust balance sheet and over 40 years of experience in the markets.

Our highly trained team is available 24-hours a day Monday to Friday.