Indices trading product details

Compare the benefits and costs of spread betting and trading CFDs on indices with IG

Indices spread betting costs

Spread betting is a tax-free,1 leveraged way to trade on indices. You also pay no commission or stamp duty, and you can go both long or short on a range of global stock indices.

Min. spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 2.0

Indices CFDs costs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) let you trade on margin, and you can go long or short on a wide range of international stock indices.

Min. spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 2.0

Indices MT4 costs

Get fast, reliable trading and advanced charting options, when you add MetaTrader 4 on your CFD or spread betting account.

Min. spread
FTSE 100 1
Wall Street 2.8
Germany 30 1
Australia 200 1

Compare accounts

Find out which account may be right for you:

Spread betting

CFDs

Share dealing

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 6000 international shares
Commission Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only, from 0.1% on UK shares (see more details) From £5 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax free* profits Yes No Yes, within an IG ISA1
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks4 £1 per trade for first two weeks4 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and 0.1% for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and 0.1% for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes No

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