CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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.

IG Academy app

Take the first step towards becoming a successful trader with our free educational app.

Learn how to trade

IG Academy offers clear, engaging, step-by-step courses that teach you how to trade. Download the app for free and:

  • Learn about trading the four major asset classes – shares, indices, forex and commodities

  • Find out how you can capitalise on both rising and falling markets

  • Discover how to trade using leverage, execute orders and develop a trading plan

  • Understand how to manage your risk and protect your profits

  • Gain the confidence to decide what, when and how to trade

Why download our app?

  • An interactive education

    Watch videos explaining key concepts, view detailed infographics, and put your knowledge to the test with a range of quiz questions and exams

  • Suitable for all experience levels

    Whether you want to learn about the financial markets, or are seeking to bolster your trading knowledge and improve your strategies, IG Academy can help you achieve your goals

  • To help you become a better trader

    Your IG Academy login details will also give you access to the IG Trading app, where you can practise trading in a demo environment with R1,000,000 of virtual funds

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    Attend one of our free in-person seminars, or join a live webinar and interact with our experts

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