Reply To: Is IG good for beginners? 

James Barra
Moderator Team

    Hi Emanuel,

    Thank you for your message.

    Our team have evaluated IG (several of which use it for real money trading) and have found it to be a superior option for beginners. This is for several reasons:

    1. The IG Academy, available on the website or as a mobile app, offers an array of educational resources that you can filter by experience level. Notably, it houses 18 courses (taking roughly 30 to 90 mins to complete), plus progress tracking quizzes.

    2. IG has some of best research tools we’ve seen. From the social analysis and IGTV to its live webinars, Trade of the Week, the Week Ahead, Morning Call and a section specifically for trading strategies (including short-term), it far surpasses most brokers in supporting trading decisions.

    3. IG has a demo account that doesn’t expire with $10k in virtual funds. This is a great place to start if you are new to trading. There is also no minimum deposit making it accessible for budget traders.

    In fact, IG secured our spot as the best broker for beginners in our latest analysis of the market, so it’s a sensible option.