Back to Press

The Top Ten traded ETFs during ISA season on IG’s Stockbroking platform


London, 7 April 2016 – Following the end of the 2015/2016 tax year on 5 April, IG Group, a global leader in online trading, reveals that global stock market and oil ETFs dominated as the most traded* ISA-eligible ETFs on its stockbroking platform during ISA season.

This follows the launch of IG Group’s ISA offer on 1 March 2016 which allows clients to trade ISA-eligible ETFs commission free until 30 April 2016.

Most traded ISA-eligible ETFs*

  1. iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF Inc
  2. ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil
  3. db x-trackers ShortDAX Daily UCITS ETF
  4. ETFX FTSE 100 Super Short Strategy 2x Fund
  5. Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF
  6. ETFS Brent Crude
  7. ETFX FTSE 100 Leveraged 2x Fund
  8. Boost US S&P500 3x Short Daily ETP
  9. Boost WTI Oil 3x Short Daily ETP (GBP)
  10. ETFS WTI Crude Oil

*Based on the notional value of trades in pounds

Chris Beauchamp, Senior Market Analyst comments, “The findings reflect the divergent opinions among investors regarding the next moves for both global stock markets and the oil price. It is clear that some expect further gains in stocks, after the recovery that began in February, while others are sceptical that the global economic backdrop and earnings outlook warrants such a strong rebound in bullish sentiment.

“As to oil prices, a similar mood prevails. Hopes of an OPEC production freeze, which are still to be met, together with signs of an increase in demand for gasoline in the US, provided the reasons to be optimistic. However, those looking at ETFs that aim to profit from a fall in the price of oil have instead looked at resilient US inventory stockpiles, which even after their recent falls still remain near record highs. These oil bears also think that OPEC will not be able to cobble an agreement together, especially given that Iranian production is only just warming up, while output from Saudi Arabia is still near recent highs.”

Commission-free ISA offer until 30 April 2016

Launched on 1 March, IG Group’s ISA offer allows new and existing customers to trade from a range of more than 1,000 ETFs commission free, giving investors access to a comprehensive range of equity indices, sectors, fixed income, commodities and more.

Investors can also trade more than 7,500 individual stocks at very competitive commission rates. To take advantage of the offer, customers need to open or have an IG Stocks and Shares ISA account before 30 April 2016. The length of this offer allows investors to take advantage of commission free trading in both this tax year as well as the last tax year.

For more information on the IG Group Stocks and Shares ISA, the website can be accessed here.