CFD Trading

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What is CFD Trading?

A CFD (Contract for Difference) is an agreement to exchange the difference in the value of an asset from the time the contract is opened until the time at which it is closed. By trading CFDs, you can potentially profit whether a market moves up or down. You never actually own the asset you’ve chosen to trade because a CFD is a derivative product which has a value based on an underlying asset. However, you could lose more than your initial deposit due to leverage.

With IG, you can trade CFDs on a huge range of markets, including shares, indices, commodities, foreign exchange and many more.

It takes less than five minutes to complete the form and open a CFD trading account, and you get reduced commissions for your first two weeks.1

Join Australia's No.1 CFD provider2 for superior service and support

Competitive rates: FX from 0.8 pips, indices from 0.4 points, Australian shares from 0.1% commission with a min of $8

Never miss an opportunity, wherever you are, with our mobile trading apps

Opportunities in over 10,000 markets: global indices, forex, shares, commodities and more

Take control with our extensive range of stops, limits and alerts

Access our free research tools to become a better-informed trader


CFD losses can exceed deposits. Refer to our PDS.

1 Introductory offer. See more details.

2 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2015 CFD Report.

* Guaranteed stops are not available on all markets and the size of the positions on which we are able to offer this facility may be limited. Please contact our Helpdesk for details.