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Indices trading product details

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Compare the benefits and costs of spread betting and trading CFDs on indices with IG

Indices spread betting costs

Spread betting is a tax-free,1 leveraged way to trade on indices. You also pay no commission or stamp duty, and you can go both long or short on a range of global stock indices.

Indices CFDs costs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) let you trade on margin, and you can go long or short on a wide range of international stock indices.

Indices MT4 costs

Get fast, reliable trading and advanced charting options, when you add MetaTrader 4 on your CFD or spread betting account.

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Spread betting

CFDs

Share dealing

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 6000 international shares

Commission

Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only, from 0.1% on UK shares (see more details) From £5 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax free* profits Yes No Yes, within an IG ISA1
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks4  £1 per trade for first two weeks4 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and 0.1% for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and 0.1% for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes

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1 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

2 Euro includes: Belgium, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

3 For UK shares we adjust our commission in line with your trading activity. 

4 Introductory offer. See more details.

 

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