IG Group vs Naga

IG vs NAGA Comparison Table 2024
IG NAGA
4.4

IG is #3 in our CFD broker rankings.

2.8
United States Flag Traders from US accepted
United States Flag Traders from US not accepted

Founded in 1974, IG is part of IG Group Holdings Plc, a publicly traded (LSE: IGG) brokerage. The brand-US offers spread betting, CFD and forex trading across an almost unrivalled selection of 17,000+ markets, with a range of user-friendly platforms and investing apps. For 50 years, IG has maintained its position as an industry leader, excelling in all key areas for traders.

NAGA is a German social investing platform offering copy trading on 950+ financial markets including CFDs and real stocks. Founded in 2015, the company is publicly listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is regulated by CySEC (Cyprus) and the FSA (Seychelles). The firm offers an all-in-one web platform and mobile app, but traders can also synchronize their NAGA accounts with the MT4 or MT5 platforms.

Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits. RISK WARNING: Derivatives are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. A high percentage of retail investor accounts lose money when trading derivatives with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how derivatives work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money
Customer Reviews
4
Comment by Reviewer
"IG continues to provide a comprehensive package with an intuitive web platform and best-in-class education for beginners, plus advanced charting tools, real-time data, and fast execution speeds for experienced day traders." "After exploring all the platform features, I think NAGA will be ideal for experienced copy traders who can reap the benefits of the higher VIP account tiers, including boosted earnings for copied trades and lower withdrawal fees. That said, I think beginners will also appreciate the user-friendly social features and education Academy."
Pros
  • IG is amongst the best in terms of its range of instruments, which includes stocks, forex, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, providing ample diversification opportunities
  • The proprietary web-based platform continues to caters to traders of all levels, with advanced charting tools and real-time market data useful for day trading
  • The IG app offers a superb mobile trading experience with a clean design that helped it secure Runner Up at our Best Trading App award
  • As a well-established broker, IG operates under strict regulatory guidelines in multiple jurisdictions, maintaining a high level of trust
  • IG offers an extensive collection of professional and engaging educational resources, including webinars, articles, and analysis
  • The ProRealTime advanced charting platform is free as long as certain modest monthly trading activity requirements are met
  • NAGA is an established firm with over 1 million traders and a public listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It’s also reassuring to see CySEC regulation at the European branch
  • I enjoyed using the broker’s user-friendly proprietary copy-tading platform and dashboard, especially the live social feed, Academy section and leaderboard
  • I like that deposits are fee-free and are available in a range of methods including credit cards, local bank transfers and e-wallets
  • I’m pleased to find a range of account tiers at NAGA with attractive rewards and minimum deposits starting from $250
  • I found reasonably low copy trading fees at NAGA, starting from $0.99 + 5% for profits over $10
Cons
  • Beginners might find IG’s fee structure complex, with various fees for different types of trades or services, potentially leading to confusion or unexpected charges
  • While there is negative balance protection in the UK and EU, there is no account protection or guaranteed stop losses for US clients
  • IG has discontinued its swap-free account, reducing its appeal to Islamic traders
  • Stock and CFD spreads still trail the cheapest brokers like CMC Markets based on tests
  • IG applies an inactivity fee of $12 per month after 2 years, deterring casual investors
  • I was disappointed to find withdrawal fees for all methods, starting from $5 for basic account holders. The minimum withdrawal amount is also higher than average at $50
  • Whilst still accessible to beginners, I think the $250 minimum deposit is still a bit higher than average
Awards
  • Best Customer Service 2022 - Online Money Awards
  • Best Spread Betting Provider 2022 - Online Money Awards
  • Best Platform for the Active Trader 2022 - ADVFN International Financial Awards
  • Best Multi Platform Provider 2022 - ADVFN International Financial Awards
  • Best Finance App 2022 - ADVFN International Financial Awards
Instruments
CFDs, Forex, Stocks, Indices, Commodities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Crypto, Spread Betting CFDs on forex, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies, real stocks and futures
Demo Account
Yes Yes
Minimum Deposit
$0 $250
Trading Platforms
  • Web
  • ProRealTime
  • L2 Dealer
  • MT4
  • AutoChartist
  • TradingCentral
  • NAGA Platform
  • MT4
  • MT5
  • TradingView
Payment Methods
Multiple local payment methods available depending on the client’s country of residence
Minimum Trade
0.01 Lots 0.01 Lots
Regulator
FCA, ASIC, NFA, CFTC, DFSA, BaFin, MAS, FSCA CySEC, FSA
Margin Trading
Yes Yes
Margin Rate
2.5%
STP Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
DMA Account
Yes No
MAM Account
No No
PAMM Account
No No
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No Yes
AI / Machine Learning
No No
Robo Advisor
Yes No
Negative Balance Protection
Yes Yes
Market Maker
Yes Yes
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
Yes No
Mobile Apps
iOS & Android iOS & Android
App Review

IG offers a superb all-round trading app. One of the pioneers of mobile trading, the application has been developed and refined over many years, meaning it is now among the best trading apps. Quick response, user-friendly layout, access to full charting and a stable and reliable application. It also offers guaranteed stops – an important risk management tool not available on many apps we’ve tested.

Android App Rating
4
iOS App Rating
4.6
Auto Trading
Expert Advisors (EAs) on MetaTrader, build your own on ProRealTime Yes
Copy Trading
No Yes
Copy Trading Platform
I thoroughly enjoyed using NAGA’s proprietary copy trading terminal, which rivals some of the top competitors. There’s a visually appealing live social feed to explore alongside the Market Buzz feature, as well as the economic calendar and education section. I like that you can easily switch between live and demo mode if you intend to practice your strategies as you go.
Social Trading
No Yes
Trade Signals
Yes Yes
VPS Hosting
Yes No
Tournaments
No Yes
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
Yes No
Custodial Account
No No
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Yes No
Inactivity Fee
$12 $0
Islamic Account
No Yes
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • AUD
  • JPY
  • ZAR
  • SEK
  • DKK
  • CHF
  • HKD
  • SGD
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • PLN
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
CFD Trading
IG offers a huge selection of 17,000+ CFDs, providing more trading opportunities than most CFD brokers. Traders can go long or short on popular markets like stocks, currencies, commodities and cryptos, while custom price alerts and the IG Academy continue to enhance the trading experience. I found a good selection of 950+ CFDs. Traders can get started with a $250 minimum deposit, which gets you unlimited access to webinars, ebooks and trade alerts. Standard spreads in the basic account are around 1.7 pips, however, the most competitive spreads from 0.7 pips are only accessible to those who can deposit $50,000 or more.
Leverage
1:30 (Retail), 1:250 (Pro) 1:30 (EU). Leverage also depends on the financial instrument traded and the trader's location.
FTSE Spread
1.0 Variable
GBPUSD Spread
0.9 Variable
Oil Spread
2.8 Variable
Stocks Spread
0.02 Variable
Forex Trading
IG offers an above-average suite of 80+ currency pairs on its proprietary web platform, mobile app or MetaTrader 4, with more advanced charts and forex analysis tools available on the ProRealTime software. Forex spreads are competitive based on tests, starting from 0.1 pips on majors like the EUR/USD. NAGA offers an average range of 40+ currency pairs with variable spreads and lot sizes, including Micro and Mini lots. I found that you can start copying with a fixed minimum of $50 or a variable minimum relative to the leader. Copy fees start from $0.99 and I like that you can test out the platform in the $10,000 virtual account.
Forex App

IG offers a superb all-round trading app. One of the pioneers of mobile trading, the application has been developed and refined over many years, meaning it is now among the best trading apps. Quick response, user friendly layout, access to full charting and a stable and reliable application. Top marks.

GBPUSD Spread
0.9 Variable
EURUSD Spread
0.8 Variable
EURGBP Spread
0.9 Variable
Assets
80+ 48
Currency Indices
  • USD
Cryptocurrency
IG's modest selection of 11 crypto CFDs trails top crypto brokers like Vantage which offers 40+ tokens. That said, it stands out with its crypto index, which tracks the value of the top 10 digital currencies by market cap and provides a holistic way to speculate on the value of the crypto market. I was impressed to find 30+ crypto derivatives at NAGA, including popular crypto-fiat pairs like ETHUSD and BTCEUR. I like that you can easily set alerts in the platform, based on price, percentage or pips.
Spread
Variable Variable
Coins
  • BTC
  • BCH
  • LTC
  • ETH
  • ADA
  • DOT
  • DOGE
  • LINK
  • UNI
  • XLM
  • ADA
  • BTC
  • DOGE
  • ATOM
  • DASH
  • EOS
  • ETH
  • DOT
  • IOTA
  • FIL
  • LINK
  • LTC
  • NEO
  • QTUM
  • SHIB
  • SOL
  • TRON
  • UNI
  • XLM
  • XMR
  • XRP
  • XTZ
  • ZEC
Crypto Lending
No No
Crypto Mining
No No
Crypto Staking
No No
Auto Market Maker
No No
Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits. RISK WARNING: Derivatives are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. A high percentage of retail investor accounts lose money when trading derivatives with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how derivatives work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money
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