Trade eight cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether, ripple and litecoin without ownership of the underlying.
On 26th June 2020 (10pm UK time), the minimum margin on all CFDs on Cryptocurrencies trades will increase to a minimum floor of 50% on existing and new positions. This will also remove any margin reductions that you might have while using Guaranteed and Non Guaranteed Stops. This margin change is a regulatory requirement and applies to all MAS regulated brokers in Singapore.
The margin rate that we will be referencing is pegged to a variable margin rate on the similar underlying futures offered by an Approved Exchange (ICE Futures Singapore Pte Ltd) in Singapore. Hence, please note that margins will be updated on the 1st business day of each month and also on an ad hoc basis depending on the volatility of the market for existing and new positions. It is important that you keep your account sufficiently funded to avoid a margin call close out.
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Cryptocurrencies are not regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as they are not legal tender or securities. Investors should be aware that they do not have any legislative protection when they deal with cryptocurrencies and related investment products. If you choose to invest in unregulated products, you will not be protected under MAS regulations. Please ensure that you are fully aware of the risks involving cryptocurrencies and if in doubt, you should consult an independent financial adviser under a separate engagement. To find out more information about cryptocurrencies and risks, you can go to the MoneySense website here.
Why trade cryptocurrencies with IG?
Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility2
Improved liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price
Preserve your capital with guaranteed stops3
Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company
Trade on 8 major cryptocurrencies and crosses
Practise trading forex on a demo account, in an environment with reduced risk
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What is cryptocurrency trading?
Cryptocurrency trading involves speculating on whether a cryptocurrency’s price will go up or down – without having to own of any underlying coins.
What are the benefits & risk of cryptocurrency trading?
Magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account. Also be aware of the risks involved due to high volatility, regulatory and other unforseen factors.
How do I trade cryptocurrencies?
- Open a trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- Monitor your trade
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How much will I have to pay?
CFD trading are forms of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.
Your key payment for trading cryptocurrencies is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price – which is essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.
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Opening a CFD account with IG is free and simple, gives you access to 8 cryptocurrency markets, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.
When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum deal sizes for one month.
What platforms can I use to trade CFDs on cryptocurrencies with IG?
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Choose the best price with direct market access for your cryptocurrency CFD trades.
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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.
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