CFD trading

Flexible and accessible, CFD trading offers you the chance to find opportunity in a huge variety of financial markets – whether they’re moving up or down in price. Trade CFDs with IG and you’ll have all the expertise of the world’s No.1 provider at your disposal.1

Call 010 344 0053 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Why trade CFDs with us?

Manage risk effectively - never stay below zero with negative balance protection2

Take your capital further. Open a position for a fraction of the cost with our competitive margin rates

Support when you need it. Round the clock assistance from 6am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Keep your finger on the pulse React to breaking news with custom price alerts

Open a position from any position Use the UK's best web-based platform and mobile trading app4

Get an interactive education Become a better trader with free trading courses on IG Academy

What is CFD trading?

Trade CFDs to speculate on whether an asset's will move up or down without having to own the asset

What are the benefits?

  • 17,000+ markets
  • Free up your capital
  • Go short or long
  • Free from stamp duty

How do I trade CFDs?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade 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

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade 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

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

What markets can I trade with CFDs?

Get spreads from just 0.6 points on pairs like EUR/USD with the UK’s No.1 FX provider.3

Deal on global stock indices, with more 24-hour markets than any other provider.

Choose from over 12,000 interntional shares and exchange traded funds.

Trade metals, energies and soft commodities, with spreads from 0.3 points.

Speculate on major coins - such as bitcoin - and our Crypto 10 index.

Discover our options markets, interest rates, bonds, sectors and more.

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

CFDs are leveraged, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. This initial deposit is called a margin.

Spreads and commission

Your main payment for CFD trading is the spread - the price between the buy and the sell price. This is our charge for executing your trade.

We charge a spread on every market except for share CFDs, which you'll pay a commission on instead. We work to keep these charges among the lowest in the business.

Market Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin
What is this?
Leverage equivalent
Forex 3.33% 1:30 0.45% 1:222
Indices 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Shares 20% 1:5 4.5% 1:22
Commodities 5% 1:20 0.45% 1:222
Cryptocurrencies 50% 1:2 4.5% 1:22
Minium spreads from Commission per side
Forex 0.6 -
Indices 0.1 -
Shares - 10%
Commodities 0.3 -
Cryptocurrencies 0.1 -

It’s free, quick and simple to create a CFD trading account with us. Open one today, and you’ll get access to over 17,000 financial markets.

When you’re ready, you choose your trade size. What’s more, new CFD traders get lower minimums for one month.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best CFD provider? More traders around the world choose to trade CFDs with us than anyone else, making us the world’s No1.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 Negative balance protection applies to trading-related debt only, and is not available to professional traders.
3 By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.