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ETFs trading

Discover a new way of investing with our range of exchange traded funds (ETFs)

Watch our educational series to learn more about ETFs

All trading involves risk to your capital. With spreadbetting and CFDs losses can exceed deposits.

What is an ETF?

ETFs are investment products made up of a selection or ‘basket’ of related assets. They are designed to track the performance of indices, sectors, commodities, bonds or currencies.

As investment funds, ETFs provide exposure to a portfolio of financial instruments, but have the added benefit of being traded just like shares on a stock exchange.

Why use ETFs?

  • Cost-effective

    Benefit from fewer transaction fees, lower management costs and no stamp duty*

  • Diversify your portfolio

    Balance your investments across a range of regions, sectors and asset types 

  • More trading opportunities

    Access hard-to-reach markets, trade at any time during market hours and switch strategies seamlessly

  • Easy to trade

    Combine what would be several trades on individual assets into a single transaction

  • Increased transparency

    See the instruments your ETF holds and know exactly how it’s performing throughout the day

  • Established investment method

    Join a fast-growing, globally popular industry with over $3 trillion in assets under management

Learn more about ETFs

We’ve teamed up with leading ETF providers and market experts to create a series of educational and analytical videos to help you make the most out of trading ETFs.

Looking to get to grips with the fundamentals? Our educational videos will help you separate your indices from your sectors. Or maybe you want to fine tune your strategy? Watch our analytical videos to hear the latest on general market trends and monetary movements at a sector level.

ETF education

Investing in ETFs involves risk to your income and capital. ETFs seek to track a benchmark and holdings are not altered in the event of a falling market. There is a risk of divergence between the performance of the ETF and the benchmark. Liquidity is not guaranteed and brokerage fees will apply.

ETF analysis

Investing in ETFs involves risk to your income and capital. ETFs seek to track a benchmark and holdings are not altered in the event of a falling market. There is a risk of divergence between the performance of the ETF and the benchmark. Liquidity is not guaranteed and brokerage fees will apply.

The benefits of trading ETFs with IG

Flexible execution

When trading ETFs directly, we offer execution both 'at quote' and 'on exchange', giving you greater control over your orders.

Low currency transfer cost

ETFs are traded in multiple currencies globally, and we have a conversion fee of just 0.3%.

Smart price sourcing

We use smart order routing technology to search for additional liquidity across various ‘dark pools’ and ‘lit’ venues and source the best possible prices.

Hundreds of global markets

With IG, you can gain access to exotic indices and sectors by trading ETFs listed on exchanges all over the world.

Discover over 5000 ETFs

Product details

Find our ETF product details within the share dealing charges and fees list.

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Trending ETFs

Every Monday, one of IG's equity traders takes a look back over the previous week for any interesting trends in ETFs. Read our 'Insight from the dealing desk' for more information on trade volumes and trends.