MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is an advanced trading platform that gives you access to a range of tools and features to help you carry out analysis and customise your trading experience. These tools can also help you to use and build trading algorithms which can automate your trading.

Discover the benefits of trading on MT4, how to open an account with IG, and some of the features that are available to you on MT4.

Call +35 318 009 95362 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +35 318 009 95362

Why trade on MetaTrader 4 with IG?

Support

Global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day.

Spread bet or trade CFDs

We offer two ways to go long or short on thousands of markets.

MT4 on mobile

Trade on MT4 with our free mobile app and never miss an opportunity

Leading technology

Make the most of our 99%+ server uptime and no third-party bridges.1

Low costs

We offer consistently low spreads, with an average of just 0.70 points.2

How do I open an MT4 account with IG?

  • I don't have MT4
  • I already have MT4

  1. Create a live IG account or a demo MT4 account
  2. Log in
  3. Select ‘Add an account’
  4. Decide whether you want to trade CFDs or place spread bets
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts

If you already have an MT4 account with another provider but would like to trade with IG, you can do so easily:

  1. Create a live IG account
  2. Log in
  3. Set up and fund a live IG MT4 account
  4. Log into your pre-existing MT4 platform with your IG credentials, which will preserve all of you chart data and analysis

MT4 features

With 14 years’ experience servicing millions of clients, MT4 is the most popular trading platform in the world. The following features show exactly why it has stood the test of time and continues to deliver an optimal trading experience.

Thousands of MT4 indicators

IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Thousands of MT4 indicators

IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Automated trading

Build your own algorithms or import Expert Advisors from within the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Customisable charts

MT4’s charts can be fully customised and adjusted to suit your individual trading needs.

Micro lots

The minimum lot size on MT4 is 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.

Software based

Accessing and interacting with the platform and charts is a fluid and natural proces.

Ways to trade on MetaTrader 4

With IG, you can use the MetaTrader 4 platform to place spread bets and trade CFDs.

  • MT4 spread betting is a tax-free way to take advantage of markets that are rising or falling.3
  • CFDs enable you to hedge your portfolio, as you can offset losses against profits for tax purposes.4

Regardless of whether you choose to spread bet or trade CFDs with IG on MT4, our minimum spreads are the same.

Markets and costs

  • FX
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Cryptocurrencies

Take advantage of minimum spreads of 0.6 on a host of forex pairs with IG.

FX pair Min. MT4 spread
EUR/USD 0.6
EUR/GBP 0.9
GBP/USD 0.9
USD/JPY 0.7

We offer more 24-hour indices than any other provider.

Index Min. MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.6
Germany 30 1.0
US 500 0.4

Speculate on 27 commodity markets with no fixed expiries.5

Commodity Min. MT4 spread
Spot Gold 0.3
Spot Silver 2
Oil – Brent Crude 2.8
Oil – US Crude 2.8

Trade on the price movements without owning any cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency Min. MT4 spread
Bitcoin USD 70
Ether USD 8
Ripple USD 1
Litecoin USD 1.5

Award-winning provider

1 99.8% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to 31 August 2018).
2 Average spread (Monday 00:00 – Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 7th December 2018. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet and CFD details.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
5 In the case of all DFBs, there is a fixed expiry at some point in the future.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Options are complex financial instruments and your capital is at risk. Losses may be extremely rapid.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.