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About IG Markets

IG Markets specialise in financial derivatives, principally CFDs on shares and indices, as well as being a leading dealer in margined FX.

IG Markets is part of IG Group, a FTSE 250 company with over 100,000 clients in more than 60 countries. The group was founded in 1974, and since then we have been committed to providing a friendly and professional service to private investors and corporate clients alike.

Why trade with IG Markets?

Genuine market price

For Share CFDs you always trade at the market bid-offer price – unlike some other CFD providers there is no added spread included in your quote and you will never be re-quoted a price. And for FX, trade at spot prices with no commission to pay.

Low transaction charges

FX spreads start from just 1 pip on AUD/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY. Plus, our commission rates start from just 0.1% for share CFDs.

Low trading deposits

Leverage your investment capital. With CFDs, you trade on margin from just 1%* for FX and 5% for shares. * For Trader Accounts

Risk protection

Our uniquely flexible Guaranteed Stops put an absolute cap on possible losses. Our one-time charge for this service is low, from just 0.3%, and Guaranteed Stop levels can be changed at no extra cost.

Direct Market Access

Trade straight into the order books of the world’s equities exchanges with our Direct Market Access (DMA) platform.

Personal Account Manager

You will be allocated a dedicated Account Manager to assist you in all aspects of your dealings with us.

*Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at October 2010.

IG Markets – New Official Partner for Team Sky

IG Markets, a world leading provider of Contracts for Difference and part of IG Group, was announced as an Official Partner of Team Sky from the start of the 2011 Pro-Tour cycling season.

Key benefits of IG Markets CFDs


Multiply the power of your capital
One of the major benefits of trading Contracts For Difference (CFDs) is the investment exposure you receive for the comparatively small deposit or margin. At IG Markets, deposit rates for FX start at just 1% ^ – this means you can open a $10,000 position for an initial outlay of only $100.
^ For Trader Accounts

Remember however that using leverage can result in losses that exceed your initial outlay.

Go long or short

Profit from rising or falling prices
CFDs offer greater flexibility than normal share trading as you can go ‘long’ or ‘short’ on shares and other financial markets. This opens you up to a world of trading opportunities as you can profit from either rising or falling markets.

Thousands of markets

Buy and sell a wide range of instruments
IG Markets CFDs are not only restricted to shares and FX. You can use our CFDs to go long or short thousands of global markets including stock indices, commodities, options and more.

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