Trade the financial markets online with IG!

Access thousands of markets with the world's No.1 CFD provider.1

Already experienced as a trader?

Discover the advantages of trading with IG:

Market-leading technology

Transparent low costs

World-class support

New to trading in the financial markets?

Get started with some key essentials for beginners:

Learn how to trade with IG Academy

See how CFD trading works

Know about the risk management

Choose from over 15,000 markets to trade

Join the world's No.1 CFD provider1

Shares | Trade on over 8000 shares to take advantage of both rising and falling prices.

Indices | Trade CFDs on spreads from just 0.1 points, with continuous 24hr prices on 25 markets.

Forex | Trade foreign exchange with the UK’s No.1 retail provider. Spreads from just 0.6 points.

Commodities | A range of hard and soft commodities - gold spreads starting at just 0.3 points.

Other markets | Discover the other exciting markets, including bonds, rates, options and more.

Cryptocurrencies | Take your position on the price of bitcoin and ether.

Market prices

Markets Sell Buy Updated Change
South Africa 40
Wall Street
Spot Gold
Oil - US Crude

Prices above are subject to our  website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Johannesburg and Pretoria in-person seminars

Technology to help you trade

Join us in Pretoria on 24 October and in Johannesburg on 25 October, where we will be exploring the best trading technology to help you trade financial markets.

Learn how to:

  • Search for trading opportunities with scanning tools
  • Create price, economic and indicator alerts through email, platform and push notifications
  • Generate, buy and sell ideas with IG's signal tool
  • Manage risk

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Losses can exceed your deposits. Your losses, as well as profits, are magnified when using leverage.



Successful trading means making the right decisions

  • An established leader

    We've been a trusted, global market leader since 1974

  • Get more for less

    Tight spreads, low margins and over 15,000 markets

  • Superior platform

    Execute your strategy on a fast, reliable, powerful and mobile platform

Learn more: Why IG?CFD trading



Trade faster.
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Our platforms are the fastest, most reliable and most efficient we've ever built

  • Clear design

    Classic, 'dealer' interface

  • Always improving

    Regular updates and new features

  • Better prices

    The best prices, from multiple sources



Expert insight, professional support

Use our tools, resources and experience to improve your trading

  • Client education

    Attend a free in-person seminar

  • Vast range of tools and data

    Free data on every major market, economic calendar, commentary, analysis and more

  • Professional support

    Friendly, knowledgeable, locally-based support, 24 hours a day

Learn more: Seminars | Articles | News | Insight

Start trading in 3, 2, 1…

It’s free to set up an account to trade. Open a CFD account and get access to local and international markets

Fill out a simple online form

We’ll ask about your trading experience

Instant online verification

We can usually verify your identity immediately

Fund and start trading

You can withdraw money easily, whenever you like

Create account

Free account set-up, no downloads. One application, two accounts

Free demo

Instant access, risk-free, R1,000,000 virtual funds

 World's No. 1 CFD provider for CFD's, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)

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 CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.