Welcome aboard IG Markets, a premier online trading hub that grants you an unparalleled voyage into the vast waters of financial markets. We've crafted an ecosystem, where both the seasoned sailor and the budding mariner find the wind in their sails. Dive into the nuances of indices, forex, shares, and more, all through the intricate dance of CFDs.
IG Markets: Where Trust Meets Excellence
- Trust and Regulation: Anchored in trust, IG has grown into a colossal force in the trading arena. Our allegiance with the Bermuda Monetary Authority underscores our pledge to keep your funds as secure as treasure in a vault.
- A Legacy of Innovation: Since 1974, IG has been the compass guiding traders through the unpredictable waves of global markets. Our presence spans 17 countries and five continents, testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.
- Our Revenue Blueprint: Our revenue sails are powered by our spreads, with the wind of minor fees filling in when needed. Transparency isn't just a word to us; it's how we chart every trading course.
IG Markets: A Legacy of Mastery
Sailing since 1974, IG Markets has become the lighthouse for traders worldwide. A commitment to excellence, a vast sea of opportunities, and an unyielding focus on the trader's compass have solidified our place as a leader in the trading world. So whether you're just setting sail or have many voyages under your belt, IG Markets is where your trading journey finds its true north. Join us, and let's chart a course to uncharted financial territories together.
Set Sail with IG: Trading Highlights
- Broad Horizons: Cast your net across over 18,000 global markets. Speed and reliability are our twin watchwords, ensuring you never miss a golden trading opportunity.
- Tech at the Helm: Our award-winning mobile app ensures your trading journey is but a tap away, no matter where you roam.
- Decades at Sea: Our 45-year odyssey in the trading realm underlines our expertise. Rest assured, with IG, you’re navigating with the best.
- An Ethical Compass: Myths may abound, but our profits don't sail on the winds of client losses. We believe in a transparent, fair trading environment.
Why IG is the Quintessential Trading Vessel
- Innovative Platforms: Respond to market winds in real-time with our intuitive platforms.
- A World of Choices: From the ripples of 24-hour indices to the tides of extended hour US share trading, explore a plethora of trading opportunities.
- Learning the Ropes: Whether you're a greenhorn or a sea dog, our educational treasure trove, from seminars to courses, will elevate your trading prowess.
- Guardians of Your Journey: Our crew stands ready 24/7, ensuring smooth sailing from the moment you embark with us.
- Risk as Your First Mate: Tools like negative balance protection and stop-limit orders ensure you're always in control, even in the fiercest market storms.
- Loyalty's Reward: For our most steadfast sailors, we unveil a volume-based rebate program, ensuring the winds always favor you.
In the Crow's Nest: IG at a Glance
- A Commitment to Profitable Horizons: We're not just a platform; we're your staunchest ally in profitable trading quests.
- Tools for the Odyssey: Our arsenal of advanced tools ensures you're never adrift, always finding profitable shores.
- The Backbone of Trust: At IG, trust isn't an anchor; it's the very ship we sail, ensuring enduring and prosperous journeys with our clientele.
Trade Winds: Conditions at IG
- Clear Waters: Our fee structure, centered around our spreads, offers a crystal-clear view of all transactional costs.
- Diverse Fleet: Whether you're starting out or an old hand, we have an account type tailored for you.
- Ongoing Guidance: From market analysis to real-time insights, we ensure you're always sailing with the best charts.
- Mastering the Waves: With educational material and courses aplenty, IG is committed to ensuring you always know the ropes.
How We Safeguard Your Investment
When you entrust IG with your funds as a retail client, we ensure it's safeguarded using multiple protective measures. Embark on your trading journey today. Reach out at +44 (20) 7633 5430 or email us to discuss opening your trading account. Our team is at your service 24/5.
- Founded in 1974, now a prominent FTSE250 entity
- Serving 313,000+ clients globally
- Access to 17,000+ global markets
- Your funds are securely placed in segregated client bank accounts (trust accounts) with reputable, regulated financial institutions.
- IG maintains a clear distinction between your money and assets (like shares) and our own operational funds and assets.
- We're licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority to manage investment operations.
- In the rare instance that IG faces liquidation, your funds and assets are isolated and shielded from creditors.
- Rest assured, your deposits aren’t utilized for our business operations, including hedging activities with other entities or serving as margin for our hedging transactions.
Your Funds with IG: Transparency and Trust
So, where does my money actually go? Different from conventional banks, investment entities such as IG have an obligation to distinctly separate client resources from their operational assets. This separation ensures your money is untouchable during our routine business operations and remains untouched should IG encounter financial troubles.
Our authorization by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) mandates this separation. BMA consistently ensures that firms under its supervision adhere to this principle.
How is my deposited money managed?
Your funds reside in segregated bank accounts through trustee arrangements. This framework ensures your funds remain distinctly yours, without any overlap with IG's finances. This also certifies it as client money, preventing IG or its creditors from asserting any claims or rights over it. We collaborate with renowned financial institutions, such as HSBC, distributing client funds across various banks to diversify risk. This strategy prevents us from pooling all funds in a single location.
At times, we might allocate funds in notice or term deposit accounts with terms up to 95 days. Such placements don’t interfere with your transactions or withdrawals. However, in the rare event of IG's insolvency, there might be a brief delay in accessing those specific funds.
And if IG undergoes liquidation?
Should such a situation arise, deposits with us, being held in a regulated trust, would be shielded by all legal protections typically associated with trust money. Likewise, any net unrealised profits in the running are maintained in trust, further ensuring protection for you as the rightful beneficiary.
Begin Your IG Experience
- Rapid Transactions: Experience swift operations across a vast selection of markets.
- Anywhere, Anytime Trading: Our intuitively designed trading app ensures you never miss an opportunity, regardless of your location.
- Trade with Confidence: Our 45+ years of industry
Our Commitment to Empowering Your Trading Success
Your prosperity in the trading realm aligns with our vision. Thus, from the very beginning, we are here to offer guidance, tools, and support, ensuring you confidently navigate the trading seas. Embark on your trading voyage today. Reach out at +44 (20) 7633 5430 or communicate via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss initiating your trading account. Our dedicated team stands ready 24/5.
Legacy of Trust
- Foundation laid in 1974, a reputable FTSE250 member.
- A vast clientele of 313,000+ spanning globally.
- Offering a wide spectrum of 17,000+ markets.
Comprehensive Support Tailored for You
Individualized Care During the initial stages of your trading adventure with us, we ensure you're in safe hands. Our specialized team is available, providing personalized guidance to familiarize you with our diverse products.
- Competent & Warmhearted Experts: Our vast team of seasoned trading professionals is always geared up to provide you with continuous support, be it platform orientation or advanced trading strategies.
- Accessible Communication Channels: Reach out effortlessly! Whether you prefer a phone conversation, email, Twitter, or real-time chat, we’re here round the clock — 8 am Saturday to 10 pm Friday (GMT).
- Resourceful Help Centre: Save time with our extensive support repository. If you have queries about trading procedures or platform functionalities, our vast databank stands ready. Dive deep into specific topics or get a general overview — it's your one-stop solution hub.
- Innovative Platforms
- Analytical Charts
- Diverse Investment Options
- Account & Statement Guidance
- Hassle-free Deposits & Withdrawals
Explore: Help and Support Centre
IG's Trading Forum: A Conglomeration of Minds Connect with the IG Community — a vibrant digital forum where our esteemed clients and staff come together.
- Share strategies, insights, and tips with fellow traders.
- Get your queries addressed by our expert traders and responsive staff.
- Gain exclusive early insights into our upcoming product launches.
Discover the thriving IG Community
Intuitive In-Platform Support Trading can be dynamic, and decisions need to be made swiftly. Our robust platform is designed to assist you:
- Solidify your choices with clear buy and sell indications.
- Stay updated with breaking news from Reuters, ensuring you're always a step ahead.
- Elevate your trading strategy with in-depth expert analyses.
Understanding IG’s Revenue Model
Our financial foundation is primarily anchored in spreads, supplemented by other specific fees. We earnestly believe in forging sustainable relationships with our traders and have therefore heavily invested in a plethora of tools and resources designed to empower your trading decisions.
IG’s Legacy and Footprint
- Inaugurated in 1974, and proudly a member of the FTSE250.
- A dynamic clientele of over 313,000 from across the globe.
- Access to an expansive 17,000+ global markets.
Our Ethos and Principles
- Client Success: Your profitability in trading is our shared goal.
- Revenue from Spreads: Our core revenue stream is the spreads that traders incur while engaging with us.
- Empowerment Through Tools: We channel substantial investments into tools designed to catalyze profitable trading for our clients.
- Client-Centric Approach: Upholding client interests remains pivotal to our business framework.
- Strategic Hedging: We initiate hedges solely when a significant client volume leans towards a particular direction.
- Building Trust: Our aspiration is to cultivate enduring, trust-based relationships with our patrons.
Demystifying IG's Revenue Streams Our primary revenue for leveraged products like CFD trading emerges from the spreads we introduce around the prevailing market rates. The incorporated costs for any trade are inherent in the buy (offer) and sell (bid) prices. Thus, one usually encounters a purchase price marginally above the market rate and a selling rate slightly beneath.
For instance, should the FTSE 100 hover at 6545.5 with a spread of one point, it may manifest an offer price of 6546 and a bid rate of 6545.
- Commission for Share CFDs
- FX Conversion Charges
- Overnight Fee Structures
- Fees for Prolonged Inactivity
A detailed breakdown is available on our Charges Page.
Do We Profit from Client Losses? Absolutely not. Our ethos revolves around presenting individuals unparalleled avenues to explore global financial markets, in return for transparent transactional fees. Trading, by its nature, is challenging, and many speculative traders might experience losses. However, our revenue generation isn’t typically anchored in these losses.
Predominantly, our clientele’s positions counterbalance each other. In cases where there’s an overwhelming lean towards a single direction, we shield our risk exposure through hedging in the underlying markets.
Your Trading Arsenal
We prioritize offering a balanced blend of educational resources and personalized support:
- Personalized Care: As you begin, a devoted account manager will guide you.
- Digital Assistance: Our online support site resolves general queries efficiently.
- 24/7 Support: Reach out anytime between 8 am Saturday and 10 pm Friday (UK time).
Platform & Learning Features:
- Embedded Platform Tools: Access real-time Reuters news, expert reviews, and clear buy/sell indications.
- IG Academy: Harness your skills with our tailor-made courses and immersive live events.
- IG Community: Engage with a like-minded trading fraternity, sharing insights and strategies.
Other Noteworthy Offerings:
- Demo Account: Experiment with strategies risk-free.
- Risk Management: Leverage tools like negative balance protection and guaranteed stops to optimize your trades.
- Optimal Execution: Our relentless pursuit ensures your orders get the best possible outcomes.
Why Choose IG?
- Quick & Versatile: Seamlessly access over 17,000 global markets.
- Trade on the Go: Experience our award-winning, intuitively designed trading app.
- Decades of Trust: With 45+ years in the industry, we’re renowned for delivering exceptional services.
Optimal Execution at IG
Crafted with precision and dedication, our execution mechanism is built upon a singular philosophy – to guarantee that your trades are executed precisely as you envision, consistently.
IG’s Legacy in Brief
- A trusted name since 1974, proudly listed on FTSE250.
- Over 313,000 satisfied clients globally.
- Access to a sweeping spectrum of 17,000+ markets.
Our Unwavering Pledge to Optimal Execution
- Client-First Ethos: At the core of IG is our aspiration to see you flourish in your trading endeavors. This isn't just our wish, it's intrinsic to our business fabric.
- Transparent Protocol: We believe in keeping our process crystal clear, ensuring you're always in the know.
- Automated Efficiency: We harness advanced automation to ensure swift and accurate trade executions.
As the global frontrunner in CFD provision, we deem it our duty to pioneer exemplary execution standards. Our commitment goes beyond mere words; we relentlessly pour investments into cutting-edge, swift, and intelligent execution infrastructures. Blueprint of Best Execution The accompanying diagram simplifies our order flow methodology for clarity. This flow pertains exclusively to OTC leveraged products in association with IG.
Our Pricing Paradigm
A competitive price paired with a tight spread is our promise. Through client feedback, we've gathered that optimal pricing stands paramount in the execution hierarchy. Our prices, therefore, are sourced from a variety of venues, undergoing regular scrutiny. As a leader in the CFD domain, our expansive reach ensures unparalleled liquidity, always at a premier price.
In the rapidly evolving market landscape where prices can shift within milliseconds, we've fortified our order management system to ensure it never fills at a rate inferior to your requested one. There might be instances, due to liquidity constraints, where an order might face rejection. However, such occurrences are rare; for instance, merely 0.24% of orders were rejected due to size (liquidity) during Apr-Jun 2022.
The Symmetrical Tolerance Framework
For limit and at-quote orders, we guarantee execution at your desired price (or a superior one). A predefined tolerance range is set around your specified price. If market fluctuations remain within this boundary by the time your order reaches us, it will be processed at your desired rate. However, if market dynamics steer the price beyond this boundary, one of two actions will ensue:
- If it favors you, our price-enhancement technology ensures you benefit.
- If the drift exceeds our tolerance in an undesired direction, the order will be halted for re-submission at the prevalent rate.
Such meticulous checks preserve price integrity, aligning it with the current rates available to our clientele. To illustrate, between April and June 2022, over 1,051,034 at-quote orders at IG saw price improvements. The positive slippage translated to almost £34m, equivalent to 4.2 million points.
Our trade volume and market stature facilitate us in offering consistent and profound liquidity. This robustness grants you a superior command over your trades. Especially for high-volume traders, IG ensures the likelihood of order fulfillment at the desired rate is heightened.
To evade potential order rejections, we designate a cap on the size we can automatically process. This is a precautionary measure to sidestep any execution lags, which could inadvertently affect your trading outcomes.
Elevate Your Trading Experience with IG's Premium Services
Understanding and serving your distinct requirements lies at the heart of our premium services. As an esteemed member of our premium clientele, you will embark on a tailored journey with IG, complemented by an unparalleled blend of personalized support, enriched market insights, and competitive pricing advantages. Beyond trading, a world filled with exclusive privileges is ready to unfold before you.
IG's Legacy At A Glance
- Grounded in tradition since 1974 and proudly FTSE250 listed.
- A massive global family of over 313,000 clients.
- Comprehensive access to an extensive range of 17,000+ markets.
Why Choose IG’s Premium Service? Experience unparalleled benefits, from superior rebates to insightful market perspectives, and a plethora of networking avenues – all tailored for the discerning trader.
Our Premium Offering Encompasses:
- Pioneering Pricing and Insights: Unlock greater rebates and be the first to access game-changing trade perspectives meticulously curated by our seasoned market analysts.
- Dedicated Trading Support: Say goodbye to waiting times. Experience priority support over the phone and enjoy the unwavering attention of your dedicated premium account manager.
- Exclusive Engagements and Networking: Engross yourself in elite IG events, high-caliber educational sessions, and seminars. Connect, learn, and grow alongside a community of adept and passionate traders.
Distinguishing Premium From Standard Accounts So, what sets our premium services apart?
A Bespoke Universe of Perks with IG
We hold in high regard and appreciate our invaluable clients. Our gratitude translates into an abundance of exclusive perks tailored for our premium members:
- Cutting-edge Resources: Delve into advanced tools, research, and customize your trading strategies with our market analysts during dedicated one-on-one sessions.
- Beyond Trading – Tailored Experiences: Elevate your lifestyle with curated luxury events, from opulent hospitality to exquisite entertainment offerings, all tailored with you in mind. Engage and network with our market maestros and a community of traders who, like you, prefer only the best – IG, the global leader in CFDs, hosted on our award-winning platforms and apps.
CFD Trading: A World of Opportunities Embrace the potential that lies within global market fluctuations. Choose to trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs) with the world-renowned leader in CFD trading. Curated for ambitious traders keen on leveraging both the surges and declines of the market.
Why Entrust Your CFD Trading to Us?
- Robust Risk Management: Safeguard your investments with our comprehensive suite of stop and limit orders, ensuring you navigate the turbulent waters of trading with precision.
- Unwavering Support: Your concerns, our priority. Reach out any time; we're available around the clock, taking a break only between 6am to 4pm on Saturdays (UTC+8).
- Ubiquitous Trading Platforms: Seamlessly initiate a position, be it through our award-winning web platform or our intuitively designed mobile trading app.
- Maximized Capital Efficiency: Dive into the market with minimal capital, courtesy of our attractive margin rates.
- Real-time Market Awareness: Stay agile and responsive with custom price alerts that keep you ahead of market twists.
- Empowerment through Education: Ascend the trading hierarchy with the rich reservoir of courses available on the IG Academy.
Vast Markets Await You
Dive deep into a universe brimming with trading opportunities, featuring:
- Indices: Experience 24/7 pricing on an expansive range of global indices.
- Forex: Engage with the world's most fluid financial market, ensuring you never miss a beat.
- Shares: Boast a commanding presence with our offering of over 13,000 shares, ensuring diversity in your portfolio.
- Commodities: Broaden your horizon with an array of both hard and soft commodities.
- Cryptocurrencies: Navigate the futuristic world of digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
- Specialized Markets: Venture into niche areas such as bonds, rates, and options.
Forex Trading The realm of foreign exchange, renowned for its dynamic nature, offers a plethora of prospects for the discerning trader. Embark on your Forex journey with our premier platforms.
Why Choose Forex Trading with IG?
- Unparalleled Platforms: Experience premium trading on our acclaimed web-based platform and mobile applications.
- Safety in Practice: Familiarize yourself with forex nuances in a low-risk environment via our demo account.
- Expert Assistance, Round-the-Clock: Enjoy uninterrupted support every day, except for a brief hiatus on Saturdays between 6am to 4pm (UTC+8).
- Advanced Charting & Analysis: Utilize ProRealTime for a comprehensive view, enabling you to spot and capitalize on market trends.
Shares CFD Trading Distinguish yourself by trading CFDs on over 13,000 international shares. Experience an edge with extended trading hours.
Why Shares with IG?
- Leverage with Margin: Augment your market presence with just a nominal deposit.
- Optimized Commission Structures: Avail reduced commission rates, ensuring maximized profitability.
- Diverse Share Offerings: Gain exposure to a vast assortment of stocks from Asia, the US, and other international territories.
- Extended Trading Hours: Seize opportunities beyond regular trading hours with our unique out-of-hours offerings.
Indices Trading With IG, dominate the indices market, capitalizing on over 80 global indices.
Why IG for Indices?
- Exclusive 24-hour Indices: We grant you access to more round-the-clock indices than any other provider, ensuring that opportunity never sleeps.
- Guaranteed Liquidity: Our deep liquidity pool ensures your larger trades find a home.
- Competitive Spreads: Benefit from our tight spreads, ensuring you get the best value for your trades.
- Unmatched Flexibility: Whether you're looking to hedge or speculate, capitalize on both the rises and falls of the market with IG.