Market Research - IG Index provide clients with an array of research and analytical studies which includes an independent technical analysis service
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IG Index - Number One Spread Betting Company
The 2010 Investment Trends survey showed that almost 60% of active financial spread bettors in the UK have an account with IG Index. These results confirmed that IG Index is the most popular financial spread betting company in the UK.
The Investment Trends survey also showed that IG Index is the most popular retail forex provider in the UK.
IG Index Award Winning Service
The IG Index platform / service has won a range of awards, some of the more recent awards include:
2010 MoneyAM Online Finance Awards: Best Spread Betting Service, Best Online Charts & Best Overall Online Provider
The real-time IG Index trading charts can help with both basic and advanced technical analysis.
DealThru - The IG Index DealThru technology lets investors deal directly from the charts. DealThru lets investors "drag 'n drop" opening/closing orders onto the charts. Orders are shown as lines on the spread betting charts and are activated when breached
Autochartist - IG Index offers clients the professional level Autochartist pattern recognition tool. Autochartist monitors the financial markets and can alert you when the market patterns suggest potential dealing opportunities
Mobile Charts - Investors can also access live charts through the various IG Index mobile apps
IG Index Mobile
IG Index's PureDeal platform is available on a range of smart phones like the iPhone and BlackBerry. IG Index mobile apps are also available for phones that use Android and Windows Phone 7.
This means that investors can open/close spread bets, set trading orders, review the latest charts etc from their phone.
IG Index iPad
Trading is also available via the iPad. The IG Index iPad spread betting app lets investors:
Open/close spread bets
Review the live prices
Add and update trading orders
Monitor their P&L
Customise the platform layout
Why IG Index?
You get all the normal benefits of spread betting and more, they say:
"IG Index is the UK's leading financial spread betting company. We offer prices on a huge range of indices, currencies, commodities and options, as well as thousands of individual shares.
"Financial spread betting has grown exponentially in the last decade because it offers traders and investors a unique combination of flexibility, speed of execution and tax-free* profits".
Financial spread betting carries a high level of risk. You can lose more than your initial investment or stake. Financial spread betting may not be suitable for all investors. Only trade with money that you can afford to lose. Make sure you fully understand the risk involved. If necessary, seek independent financial advice.
The group expanded rapidly in the 1990s with the introduction of FX dealing, Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and sports spread betting
In 2000 IG Group was floated on the LSE
In 2003 IG's founder, Stewart Wheeler, sold his remaining interest in IG. That saw a management buyout backed by CVC Capital Partners. IG expanded its product range and scope of operations through the introduction of binary betting and the establishment of a rapidly growing business in Australia
In May 2005, IG Group Holdings plc was floated on the main list of the London Stock Exchange and was soon promoted to the FTSE 250
By May 2007, IG Group had "tens of thousands of clients" worldwide making around 900,000 transactions a month, over 90% of them online. Turnover was £122m and pre-tax profits were £69m
Today, IG Index is the world's leading financial spread betting company. Clients can spread bet on over 7,000 shares listed on stock markets worldwide, as well as stock indices, forex, commodities and treasuries.
IG Index is part of IG Group (IGG.L), which employs in excess of 900 people and has offices in 14 countries worldwide. IG Group helps more than 117,000 clients execute over two million transactions per month. IG Group has a market capitalisation of approx £1.7bn.
Spread betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and you can lose more than your initial deposit.
Only trade with money that you can afford to lose and make sure you fully understand the risks involved.
These trading products may not be suitable for all investors so seek independent advice.
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