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.

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.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100


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

Stay up to date with the latest news affecting the markets, and read our expert analysis on their movements.

Trading strategy

Get specialist insight into the trading techniques and strategies that can help you capitalise on global markets.

Financial events

Explore the upcoming economic and political events you should be adding to your trading calendar.


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

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

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