Why Trade Forex with IG?
Get an edge with our award-winning platform2 designed to be with you wherever you are. Our platform is web-based platform and available in app stores for mobile devices.
Stay aware of market movements with customizable alerts on IG's platform.
Get friendly, expert support 24 hours a day, except between 5 pm Friday - 3 am Saturday (EST).
Enjoy peace of mind trading forex with an award-winning forex broker.1
Open an account quickly and easily – you could be set up and trading forex in minutes.
See how FX P&L works
Adjust the size and the opening/closing levels to see the impact on returns, using EUR/USD as an example.
*All values are estimated and for information only. The resulting P&L does not include costs and charges such as spread, commission or rollovers. Minimum spread for EUR/USD is 0.8 pips which equates to $8 per standard contract. Please visit our product details for more information.
What is Forex Trading?
Forex trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the foreign exchange market with the aim of making a profit.
Forex is the world's most-traded financial market, with transactions worth trillions of dollars taking place every day.
What are the benefits?
- Go long or short
- 24-hour trading
- High liquidity
- Constant opportunities
- Trade on leverage
- Wide range of FX pairs
How do I trade forex?
- Decide how you’d like to trade forex
- Learn how the forex market works
- Open a forex trading account
- Build a trading plan
- Choose your forex trading platform
- Open, monitor and close your first position
Open an Account Now
React to opportunity across 80+ FX pairs
Trade wherever you are
Trade on the move with our award-winning apps optimized for your device
A broker with a legacy
Our parent company, IG Group has 45 years' experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service
How Much Does Forex Trading Cost?
When you trade FX you do so with leverage - meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than your inital deposit - called your margin. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your forex trade.
Your key payment for forex is the the spread - the difference between the buy and the sell price - our charge for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.
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If you hold a position overnight you there will be a funding adjustment applied to your account. Currency conversion fees may also apply.
Discover Your Next Opportunity
Search our huge range of forex pairs.
Live prices on our most popular markets
Choose Your Trading Platform
Seize opportunity at your desk or on the go with IG's award-winning platform for desktop and mobile2 or trade on one third party platforms we offer.
Deepen your trading anaylsis with ProRealTime's clear, advanced, feast charts.
Get the latest forex news
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Zero in on price action with our clean, fast charts, deepen your analysis with Autochartist packages.
Mitigate against forex trading risk with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep an eye on forex prices with customizable alerts.
1Based on IG US's numerous awards including: Investopedia's 2019 Best Brokers Awards (Determined by award winners, Investopedia's team evaluated more than 70 online brokers, considering thousands of variables across trading technology, mobile capabilities, user interfaces, research tools, costs and fees.), awarded Best Customer Service Broker, Best Value for Money, and Best Educational Material by Investment Trends (Determinded by overall relationships in Investment Trends 2019 Foreign Exchange Report) and winner of FX Week's e-FX 2019 Award for Best Retail FX Platform of the Year (A submissions-bassed process awarded by FX Week judges, based on demonstrating innovative ideas and implemented in a practical way for solving issues for clients.)
2Winner of FX Weeks e-FX 2019 Award for Best Retail FX Platform of the Year. The FX Week e-FX Awards is a submissions-based process where companies are invited to enter the judging process. Awards are given by FX Week judges, based on demonstrating innovative ideas implemented in a practical way for solving issues for clients.
3IG US minimum spreads are equal to or lower than Forex.com, Oanda, or TDAmeritrade minimum spreads across the top 4 traded currency pairs (EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, AUD/USD), as observed on May 25, 2021. IG US minimum EUR/USD spread is at least 20% lower. Excludes competitors’ commission-based products.
*Based on IG Group's OTC data from October 2019. 86 million trades places in FY19 with an avaerage execution speed of 0.014 seconds.