Education

Whether you’re new to the markets or just looking to brush up on your skills, we offer a range of tools and resources to help you take the next step on your trading journey.

Develop your skills with IG Academy

IG Academy is a free resource designed to help you become a more successful trader. Choose from our wide variety of courses and webinars, and you’ll learn how to:

  • Trade on a range of asset classes, including commodities, forex, indices and shares

  • Take advantage of both rising and falling markets

  • Free up capital using leverage, and create an effective trading plan

  • Manage your risk and protect your profits

  • Identify opportunity, and decide what, when and how to react to it

Why sign up to IG Academy?

An interactive education

Get to grips with the essentials of trading, with infographics, video explainers and end-of-course quizzes.

Webinars and seminars

Put your questions to market experts, as they cover everything from spotting opportunity to using our platform.

Practise risk free

Use your IG Academy login to access a demo account, and trade on live markets with $100,000 of virtual funds.

Learn on the move

Keep the momentum going even when you’re away from your desk: download the IG Academy app for free, and log in using your details to pick up where you left off.

You’ll be able to access all our interactive courses and quizzes as normal, as well as watch our video explainers. To sign up for webinars and seminars, however, you’ll still need to log in to IG Academy on desktop.

Seminars and Webinars

For new traders, attend our tutorials on the IG and MT4 platform to have a better understanding of the functions and tools available. Our strategy seminars and webinars are also ideal for traders looking for an outlook of the markets and potential set-ups.

More about leveraged trading

What are the risks?

Risk is an inherent part of leveraged trading. But enter the markets with your eyes open, and you won’t be caught off guard.

Risk-management tools

Reduce your exposure to risk with our wide range of tools and features, including stops and limits.

Explore our glossary

Come across a term you’ve never heard before? Visit our extensive glossary to clear up any tricky jargon.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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Take advantage of our educational courses to get started with the markets, become an expert at using our platforms or take your trading to the next level. 


Develop your skills at your own pace, with a wide range of videos and written guides for every level of trader.

  • Introduction programme

    New clients get a walk-through of our platform and are shown how to place their first trade, plus receive reduced deal and contract sizes for an introductory period.

  • Glossary of trading terms

    From beginners to experts, traders need to understand a huge number of financial terms. Take a look at our easily referenceable list of the terms associated with trading and the markets.

  • IG Academy app

    Take the first step towards becoming a successful trader with our free educational app, offering clear, engaging, step-by-step courses that teach you how to trade. 

  • Platform walk-through videos

    Watch our platform walkthroughs for our web-based, iPhone and tablet platforms as well as basic trading guides.

The information/research herein is prepared by IG Asia Pte Ltd (“IGA”) (Co. Reg, No. 200510021K) or foreign affiliated companies of IGA (collectively known as IGA Group). IGA is currently regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and currently holds the following licenses:-

  1. Capital Markets Service License under the Securities & Futures Act (Singapore) in (i) Dealing in Securities and (ii) Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading ; and
  2. Exempt Financial Adviser License under the Financial Adviser Act for advising others by issuing or promulgating research analysis or research reports

IGA is also licensed by Enterprise Singapore to trade CFDs on commodities.

IG provides Transaction1 trading services on FX, CFDs on securities/indices/commodities and Options on an execution ONLY basis. IGA does not engage in proprietary trading activities or provide any other form of services related to securities or other investment products. IGA currently acts as a Principal in dealing with customers for all Transactions. (1Transaction is defined in Term 31 of the IGA Margin Trading Customer Agreement). Please see important  Research Disclaimer.

This information prepared by IGA or IG Group is intended for general circulation. It does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. You should take into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs before making a commitment to trade, including seeking advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. In addition to the disclaimer above, the information does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. Any views and opinions expressed may be changed without an update.

Contact us

Our office is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Support line is available 24hrs a day from 8am GMT Saturday to 10pm GMT Friday

+65 6390 5118

You can also email us helpdesk@ig.com.sg

Visit our storefront office at 9 Battery Road