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Shares DMA

Trade directly into the order books of major equity exchanges

Markets and exchanges

Trade shares with DMA and get execution into multiple liquidity venues, including broker and MTF dark pools, dedicated market makers, exchange and MTF-lit trading venues.

View pricing from global exchanges and MTFs as well as a hybrid view for a consolidated picture of the order book.

Who's it for?

We recommend DMA only for advanced traders. It’s suitable for those looking to trade market depth with algorithms and traders looking to participate in the pre-market and post-market auctions.

What are the costs?

  • Commission
    Our only charges are a small commission – the same as an OTC trade.

  • Exchange fees
    Depending on the exchange you wish to view or trade on, you may be liable to pay data fees. These fees are refunded if you’re a frequent trader.

  • Other fees
    Under the terms of our customer agreement, we will also pass on to you any transaction costs, such as stock borrowing fees, which we incur as a result of your transaction.

Our DMA technology

Trading platform and apps

  • Trade with DMA on our web-based platform, iPad and iPhone apps
  • Quick set-up

Trading platforms

L2 - our DMA platform

  • Free, downloadable software
  • Designed for our own traders
  • L2 Autotrade automates your trading

L2 Dealer

Terminals and APIs

  • Full support for traders using their own front-end technology
  • Bloomberg terminal and FIX API support

Terminals and APIs

Getting started with DMA

  1. To trade DMA with IG you need to open an account and activate DMA within our web-based trader. Most clients will need to have a minimum $2000 cash balance on their account to activate DMA.
  2. You can then choose to activate the data feeds you need.
  3. Then choose which platform you’d like to trade on: our web-based trader and iPhone/iPad apps, the specialised L2 Dealer, or your own front-end technology.

View guide to shares DMA within our platform (PDF, 1.5MB)

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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Or test-drive our platform with a free demo account

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  • Charting packages

    Use IG charts, plus access advanced ProRealTime and Autochartist packages

New to DMA with IG

Our pricing technology is engineered to find the best available prices on both OTC (over-the-counter) and DMA. This means that DMA prices are not necessarily better than OTC, but direct access to the markets can give you greater visibility and flexibility as a trader.

There are many added complexities to the trading environment and there can be an increased risk. As we take a parallel position in the underlying market, DMA traders need to be aware that once an order has been executed we are unable to change or reverse the position.

It is important to note that while you are trading based on underlying market prices and depth, what you actually receive on placing a trade is a CFD from us. It works like this:

  • DMA displays the best bid and offer price available for a particular market, plus further prices on either side of the order book
  • You place an order using a DMA Deal Ticket and we instantaneously conduct a margin check to ensure you have sufficient funds on account to cover margin on your proposed trade
  • If the margin check is satisfied, we place an order in our name in the market and, simultaneous to this, create a parallel CFD between you and us.

So while you are trading at market prices, you do not gain any ownership rights over the currencies which form the subject of your CFD.

Contact us

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

+65 6390 5118

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

Visit our storefront office at 9 Battery Road

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