Sectors trading

You can get exposure to a basket of related stocks with a single trade via sectors trading. Find out why you should trade sectors with IG and what the benefits of trading them are.

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

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Why trade sectors with IG?

Use leverage to make your capital go further and get the full value of the trade

Trade ten different sectors under one login with our easy-to-use platform and apps

Get expert support 24 hours a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Go long or short – trade on rising as well as falling prices

Tax-free profits when you trade with a spread betting account*

Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company

What sectors can I trade with IG?

  • Banks
  • Food and Drug Retailers
  • FTSE Mid 250
  • General Retailers
  • Household Goods and Home Construction
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas Producers
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Techmark

What are sectors?

Sectors can be described as industries or areas of the economy, for example the oil and gas sector. IG offers ten different sectors to trade – baskets of related stocks that enable you take a position on a whole industry via a single trade.

Benefits of trading sectors

The main benefit of sectors trading is that it enables you to spread your risk. And, because you trade sectors via CFDs or spread bets account, you can speculate on both rising and falling markets. You’ll also only need a 10% margin deposit to open a position.

Open a sectors trading account in minutes

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.

Get swift verification

We can usually verify your ID in just a few seconds.

Fund your account and trade

Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer.

How much will I have to pay?

  • Margins
  • Spreads

Margins

Spread betting and CFD trading are both a form of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you pay up front. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade, and differs between providers.

Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin
What is this?
Leverage equivalent
FTSE 350 Banks 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Food and Drug Retailers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE Mid 250 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 General Retailers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Household Goods and Home Construction 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Mining 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Oil and Gas Producers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE350 Real Estate Investment Trusts 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Techmark 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22

Spreads

The key charge to be aware of when trading sectors is the spread – essentially our commission for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to keep them among the lowest in the business.

Cash/DFB Spread
FTSE 350 Banks 0.10%
FTSE 350 Food and Drug Retailers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Mid 250 0.10%
FTSE 350 General Retailers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Household Goods and Home Construction 0.10%
FTSE 350 Mining 0.10%
FTSE 350 Oil and Gas Producers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology 0.10%
FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.10%
Techmark 0.10%

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

How much will I have to pay?

  • Margins
  • Spreads

Margins

Spread betting and CFD trading are both a form of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you pay up front. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade, and differs between providers.

Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin Leverage equivalent
FTSE 350 Banks 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Food and Drug Retailers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE Mid 250 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 General Retailers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Household Goods and Home Construction 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Mining 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Oil and Gas Producers 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
FTSE350 Real Estate Investment Trusts 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Techmark 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22

Spreads

The key charge to be aware of when trading sectors is the spread – essentially our commission for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to keep them among the lowest in the business.

Cash/DFB Spread
FTSE 350 Banks 0.10%
FTSE 350 Food and Drug Retailers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Mid 250 0.10%
FTSE 350 General Retailers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Household Goods and Home Construction 0.10%
FTSE 350 Mining 0.10%
FTSE 350 Oil and Gas Producers 0.10%
FTSE 350 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology 0.10%
FTSE 350 Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.10%
Techmark 0.10%

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

Opening a spread betting or CFD account with IG is free and simple, gives you access to ten different sectors, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.

When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum deal sizes for one month.

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

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% 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.