Ripple trading

Take advantage of ripple (XRP) price movement with the world’s No.1 CFD provider1, and you’ll never need to own any cryptocurrency.

Important Notice:

Cryptocurrencies are not legal tender currency and the trading of derivatives on Cryptocurrencies are currently not covered under any regulatory regime in Singapore. Consequently, investors should be aware they may not have the full protection offered by the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289). Please ensure that you are fully aware of the risks and if in doubt consult an independent financial adviser. For more information on Cryptocurrencies, please refer to the following website for more information: MoneySense - Virtual Currencies.

Find out more about how leveraged ripple trading works.

Why trade ripple with IG?

  • Go short as well as long

    Trade if you think ripple’s price is headed up or down

  • No exchange account

    We deal with multiple exchanges to find you the best price

  • Deal on leverage

    Amplify your exposure without tying up extra capital

  • Improved liquidity

    So there’s more chance of executing your full trade at your chosen price

What is ripple?

Ripple is two things:

  • A payment network (RippleNet) that enables the transfer of any currency – including other cryptocurrencies – around the world
  • The cryptocurrency (XRP) which underpins that network

Unlike other cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or litecoin, ripple wasn’t invented to replace fiat currency. Instead, it uses the principles of the blockchain to facilitate faster, cheaper global payments for banks and other major institutions – acting as a competitor to existing systems like SWIFT. However, like its rivals, you can speculate on the price movements of XRP.

Live ripple prices

Markets Sell Buy Updated Change
Ripple (USD)

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

See full details including spreads, dealing hours and margins for ripple, in our Help section.

Please note that your account can go on margin call during the weekends as the cryptocurrencies market is open. 

Please note that in times of high volatility, our minimum spreads can increase significantly.

Ripple leveraged trading vs investing

When you buy ripple with IG, you aren’t actually taking ownership of any cryptocurrency: you’re speculating on the price movements of XRP against the US dollar. But your exposure to XRP’s price movements is the same as if you’d bought it outright.

On an exchange, you’d usually sell USD to buy XRP. If ripple’s price rises, then you can sell your XRP for more USD than you paid for it, earning a profit. If you buy ripple with IG, then you’re opening a position that will increase in value as XRP’s price rises against dollar. With both, you’ll make a loss if its price goes down.

When you deal ripple using leverage, however, you only have to put down a fraction of your position’s full size as a deposit to start trading. That makes leveraged trading a powerful tool, but it also makes it risky – including the risk that your losses could exceed that original deposit.

With IG, you can trade ripple using CFDs. This will allow you to go short on ripple as well as long, which means that your position will increase in value if ripple goes down against the dollar. If you go short and ripple’s price goes up, you’d make a loss.

Ripple CFD example

You open a CFD position when XRP is trading at $3.00, and our price is 3.04 to buy and 2.96 to sell.

You think that ripple is headed down in price, so you sell 10 CFDs at 2.96. This is the equivalent of selling 1000 ripple coins for $2.96 each.

Ripple enters into a bear market, dropping 25 points to $2.75. Our price is now 2.79 to buy and 2.71 to sell. You buy 10 CFDs at 2.79 to close your position.

$2.79 – $2.96 = -$0.17 or 17 points. 0.17 x 1000 is 170, giving you a gross profit of $170.

If you’d bought ripple instead of selling it, then you would have lost $330 (25 points plus eight points from the spread)2.

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Alternatives to ripple

  • Bitcoin

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  • Ethereum

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Do I need a ripple wallet to trade XRP with IG?

No. When you trade ripple with IG, you are speculating on the price movements of XRP against the dollar, without buying or selling any actual cryptocurrency. So you don’t need a wallet, an exchange account, or any specialist technology to get started.

When are your ripple markets available?

Our ripple market opens at 4am on Saturday and closes at 10pm on Friday (UK time). Please note that holidays may affect these hours.

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1Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)

2Excludes any daily funding charges.

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