MetaTrader 4 indicators and add-ons

Customise your trading platform with a range of MT4 indicators and apps, including DailyFX news and the Autochartist package.

  • A faster, better MetaTrader

    Configure MT4 with enhanced features, like mini terminal and alarm manager

  • Powerful technical indicators

    Research trades with tools including Renko blocks, pivot points and Autochartist

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

MT4 indicators

Boost your technical analysis with a powerful range of free indicators. See your past successes and failures on MT4 charts, add pivot points and alerts, take a look at historic highs and lows, plus much more.

Order history indicator

Examine any of your previous trades, overlaid onto MT4’s charts – so you can replicate your successes.

Pivot points indicator

Gauge market movement with pivot points, and add alerts if needed.

High-low indicator

Find historic highs and lows on any chart, for any timeframe.    

Renko indicator

Overlay any chart with Renko bars to analyse price movements with ease.

Chart group indicator

Link charts together, so that changing the symbol on one changes it for all.

Freehand drawing indicator

Draw on any chart completely freehand, at the press of a single button.

Other MT4 indicators

One of the biggest draws of MT4 is how customisable it is. In addition to the bespoke add-ons and indicators you get free with your IG account, you can access thousands of additional indicators to tailor your platform to match your trading style. Some popular options include:

  • Currency strength 

  • Custom candles

  • Elliott wave 

  • Support and resistance 

  • Price action

  • ADX

  • Volume 

  • Market profile

  • MACD

  • Order flow 

12 bespoke MT4 trading add-ons

Install MetaTrader with IG and get free, instant access to 12 bespoke add-ons to enhance your trading. Add terminals to get better control of your trades, view newsfeeds in your platform, keep your positions private and more.

Mini terminal

Configure MT4’s deal ticket and charts to your needs with a host of highly configurable new features.

  • See your entries, stops and limits displayed on charts
  • Switch between pips and cash when viewing running P/L
  • Undock charts from MT4 to view as part of your desktop
  • Access smart lines to create stops or limits directly on charts

Trade terminal

Control all of your trades from a single, powerful terminal.

  • See an improved deal ticket with more detail – including the spread
  • Access configurable risk management tools
  • Carry out bulk actions on all your open positions
  • Save trades as templates, including advanced order types like breakouts and reversions


See the latest news and upcoming market events in your trading platform.

  • Add newsfeeds via RSS
  • Access a detailed events calendar 
  • Real-time currency news from DailyFX

Stealth orders

Keep your pending orders private from other traders – and your broker.

  • Place stop or limit orders automatically using the app
  • Add stop losses and limits to positions without alerting other market participants

Alarm manager

Manage all your alerts, or create new ones, in a single window.

  • Set up notifications for a range of scenarios, with automatic actions
  • Create alerts using technical indicators
  • View and edit alerts that you’ve created elsewhere

Correlation matrix

See how correlated your watched markets are, and limit your risk accordingly.

  • Spot correlations at a glance
  • Configure by timeframe or number of bars

Market manager

Filter markets, view account details and check your open positions in one place.

Sentiment trader

Analyse market sentiment, or view a historic price vs sentiment chart.

Tick chart trader

View a variety of tick charts and a new deal ticket for short term traders.

Correlation trader

Take a detailed look at the correlation between any two markets.

Candle countdown

See the time remaining in the current bar for a variety of timeframes.    

Session map

See which market is currently open – New York, London, Tokyo or Sydney.


IG clients get free access to Autochartist, the powerful pattern-recognition tool that automatically monitors the markets on your behalf. It finds opportunities using advanced technology – and gives you objective information to guide your trading decisions.  

Autochartist can be found in the ‘navigator’ window on your MT4 platform, under ‘scripts’.

Automated alerts

Get alerted whenever Autochartist identifies a new opportunity

Technical indicators

Utilise a range of technical indicators, including Fibonacci and breakout strength

Statistical insight

Access PowerStats, to analyse the relationship between price levels and instruments

Get started

Open an account today and start using MT4 with IG immediately


How do I create my own custom indicator?

As well as downloading pre-existing indicators and installing them on to your MT4, you can build your own custom indicators. The process for creating a custom indicator is similar to that for creating an Expert Advisor – you can either write the code yourself using MQL4, or use a building tool. 

How do I install an MT4 indicator?

To install an indicator onto MT4, you’ll need to copy the indicator file into a folder called ‘indicators’, which you’ll find by clicking ‘file’ in the top navigation bar and then selecting ‘open data folder’.

Can I try out MT4 indicators in a demo?

Yes, you can install all our free indicators and apps in an MT4 demo to test drive them without committing any capital. 

Important points

A demo account provides you with the opportunity to try our web trading platforms in an environment with reduced risk. While much of the functionality of the live platform features in the demo, there are key differences to be aware of, including (but not limited to):

  • Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out of hours price movements
  • Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient funds to open them, but, unlike on a live account, will never be rejected on the grounds of size or price
  • You will not be charged for chart packages on a demo account
  • Trades will not be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover margin and running losses, which can happen on a live account

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and therefore before opening a live account we recommend you read the information available on our website as well as the Customer Agreement to ensure that you are aware of the features of a live account.

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