All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
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Education

Whether you’re new to the markets or just looking to brush up on your skills, we offer a range of tools and resources to help you take the next step on your trading journey.

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Develop your skills with IG Academy

IG Academy is a free resource designed to help you become a more successful trader. Choose from our wide variety of courses and webinars, and you’ll learn how to:

  • Trade on a range of asset classes, including commodities, forex, indices and shares

  • Take advantage of both rising and falling markets

  • Free up capital using leverage, and create an effective trading plan

  • Manage your risk and protect your profits

  • Identify opportunity, and decide what, when and how to react to it

Why sign up to IG Academy?

An interactive education

Get to grips with the essentials of trading, with infographics, video explainers and end-of-course quizzes.

Webinars and seminars

Put your questions to market experts, as they cover everything from spotting opportunity to using our platform.

Practise risk free

Use your IG Academy login to access a demo account, and trade on live markets with £10,000 of virtual funds.

Learn on the move

Keep the momentum going even when you’re away from your desk: download the IG Academy app for free, and log in using your details to pick up where you left off.

You’ll be able to access all our interactive courses and quizzes as normal, as well as watch our video explainers. To sign up for webinars and seminars, however, you’ll still need to log in to IG Academy on desktop.

More about leveraged trading

What are the risks?

Risk is an inherent part of leveraged trading. But enter the markets with your eyes open, and you won’t be caught off guard.

Risk-management tools

Reduce your exposure to risk with our wide range of tools and features, including stops and limits.

Explore our glossary

Come across a term you’ve never heard before? Visit our extensive glossary to clear up any tricky jargon.

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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.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

0800 195 3100

You can also email us at newaccounts.uk@ig.com