Learn to trade

For new or experienced traders, our videos and guides can help you to develop your skills.

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Introduction to trading

Trading basics 

Get to grips with all the essentials you’ll need to start trading on the financial markets.


Costing and pricing

Understand how markets are priced and which costs you’ll need to take into account when trading.


Markets     

Explore the range of financial markets you could trade and find out what makes them tick.


Managing risk 

All trading involves a degree of risk – learn what’s involved and how to manage it effectively.


How to trade with IG

Spread betting

Get ready to make your first spread betting trade with our guides to funding, opening a position and stops.


CFD trading

Get ready to make your first CFD trade with our guides to funding, opening a position and stops.


Share dealing

Get ready to place your first share deal with our helpful setup and dealing guides.


Platforms and features

Learn how to get the most from our trading technology and see how your demo account can help.


How to be a better trader

Strategy and planning 

Discover the importance of a trading plan, explore different strategies and learn to avoid common mistakes.


Technical analysis 

Find out how to identify potential trading opportunities using chart patterns and formations, starting with the basics.


Advanced platforms

Learn how sophisticated tools such as automated trading, advanced charting and DMA can benefit you and your trading choices.


Help and support

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Get started with our interactive courses

Develop your trading knowledge with free step-by-step online courses, webinars and seminars from IG Academy.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.