Learn to trade

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

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.

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 join webinars and watch our video explainers.

Discover the latest news, views and events

News and analysis

Read the latest trading news and analysis, as well as expert insight into the strategies that can help you capitalise on global market movements. 

Financial events

Explore the upcoming economic and political events you should be adding to your trading calendar, and how best to trade them.

More about leveraged trading

Managing your risk

Risk is an inherent part of leveraged trading, but you can reduce your exposure with our wide range of tools and features.

Explore our glossary

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

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.

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Help and support

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Or ask about opening an account on 0800 195 3100 or newaccounts.uk@ig.com.

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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.