Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

FDM public disclosures and risk warning

The National Futures Association (NFA) requires Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) and Forex Dealer Members (FDMs) to disclose specific information on their websites. In accordance with this rule, IG is providing the following information:

FDM business disclosure

Audited financial statement

Net capital summary

Daily customer liability

Transaction history data report

The NFA requires all FDMs, including IG, to disclose upon request by a customer, the following transaction data for the 15 transactions in the same currency pair that occurred immediately before and after the customer's transaction, limited to those transactions that occur 15 minutes before and after the customers’ transaction.

  • Execution date and time (to the nearest millisecond in eastern time)
  • Customer side (i.e. buy or sell)
  • Quantity
  • Currency pair
  • Execution price (including any mark-up)
  • Commission and other charges assessed by the FDM (if applicable)
  • Currency denomination of commission or other charges

You can access the transaction data report for one of your trades by calling 1-312-981-0498 to log a request with our support team.

Please note that not all IG customers are trading on the same spreads. For example, some of our customers have access to a tighter spread category and will therefore receive different bid/offer prices than customers trading on standard spreads. For this reason, you may see a discrepancy in execution price for trades that were entered at or near the same time.

Performance of non-discretionary retail forex customer accounts

For the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2021, there were 8,888 active non-discretionary trading accounts of which 31% were profitable and 69% unprofitable.

For the calendar quarter ending March 31, 2021, there were 9,101 active non-discretionary trading accounts of which 27% were profitable and 73% unprofitable.

For the calendar quarter ending December 31, 2020, there were 7,643 active non-discrentionary trading account of which 26% were profitable and 74% unprofitable.

For the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2020, there were 7,563 active non-discrentionary trading account of which 24% were profitable and 76% unprofitable.


Risk warning

Before deciding to participate in the forex market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose.

There is considerable exposure to risk in any off-exchange foreign exchange transaction, including, but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair.

Moreover, the leveraged nature of forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. The possibility exists that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit additional funds to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin requirement, your position may be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting losses.

There are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connection. IG is not responsible for communication failures or delays when trading via the Internet. IG employs backup systems and contingency plans to minimize the possibility of system failure, and trading via telephone is always available.

Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained on this website are provided as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. IG is not liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. IG has taken reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website. The content on this website is subject to change at any time without notice.

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