Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MetaTrader 4 (MT4), the customisable platform used by thousands of traders.
0.6pt spread on AUD/USD
Trade the Aussie dollar from just 0.6pts, with an average spread of just 0.75pts.1
Low latency, reliable execution
No third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution of your trades.
A free VPS for your Expert Advisor
Your EA can execute trades even when your PC is turned off.2
It can be used for automated trading, either by building your own algorithms or importing an Expert Advisor
It is highly customisable, with a range of apps that can improve its charting, interface and functionality – including 18 free with IG
You can use it to trade with a variety of providers, without having to use several different platforms
It’s a program on your PC, instead of a web-based platform
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You can test-drive the MT4 platform by downloading a demo account, which features all of the same markets, spreads, apps and functionality as the live version – but using virtual funds instead of committing any capital.
Has over 40 years’ experience in trading
Is the global No.1 provider of CFDs3
Is authorised and regulated by ASIC
Test-drive the MT4 platform in a risk-free environment, compare our IG pricing, and try out all our free MT4 apps, using virtual funds.
There's no need to commit any capital. Just fill in your details, and we'll email you a link to get started with your MT4 demo.
We’ll send you an email with instructions on how to install your MT4 demo within 24 hours. To get started in the meantime:
Download MT4 with IG, and you’ll get free access to a range of add-ons and indicators to help you get more from your trading.
What is MetaTrader 4?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.
While it is most commonly associated with forex trading, it can be used to trade other markets as well. IG clients can use MT4 to trade forex, indices and commodities via CFDs, for example.
You can download MT4 directly from the MetaQuotes website. Alternatively, you can install it with IG, which comes with free access to 18 free bespoke add-ons and indicators, plus Autochartist.
Why should I use MetaTrader 4?
There are several reasons why MT4 has maintained its popularity for so long:
Does MetaTrader 4 work on Mac?
MetaTrader 4 is available for Windows only, and there are no plans to release a version of it for Mac. There is an iPhone app available, though, and Mac users can trade using IG’s web trading platform.
What is a VPS?
A virtual private server (VPS) is an online workspace that you can use to remotely access MT4, running concurrently with the version installed on your PC. It is housed in an external server, so it can run even when your PC is turned off, allowing Expert Advisors to operate around the clock.
You can also use your VPS to trade using MetaTrader 4 from any computer, just by logging in to your VPS.
Our VPS is provided by Beeks, and is available completely free of charge to clients who maintain a balance of A$10,000 or more. Otherwise, it costs A$50 per month.