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Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MT4
0.6pt spread on EUR/USD
Trade EUR/USD from just 0.6pts, with an average spread of just 0.70pts.1
Low latency, reliable execution
No third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution of your trades.
Bespoke apps, for free
Enhance your MT4 with a range of new indicators and tools, including Autochartist.
A free VPS for your Expert Advisor
Your EA can execute trades even when your PC is turned off.2
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Configure MT4’s deal ticket and charts to your needs with a host of highly configurable new features.
Control all of your trades from a single, powerful terminal.
Filter markets, view account details and check your open positions in one place.
Keep your pending orders private from other traders – and your broker.
Manage all your alerts, or create new ones, in a single window.
See how correlated your watched markets are, and limit your risk accordingly.
Examine any of your previous trades, overlaid onto MT4’s charts.
See the latest news and upcoming market events in your trading platform.
Gauge market movement with pivot points, and add alerts if needed.
Find historic highs and lows on any chart, for any timeframe.
Overlay any chart with renko bars to analyse price movements with ease.
Analyse market sentiment, or view a historic price vs sentiment chart.
Link charts together, so that changing the symbol on one changes it for all.
View a variety of tick charts and a new deal ticket for short term traders.
Take a detailed look at the correlation between any two markets.
Draw on any chart completely freehand, at the press of a single button.
See the time remaining in the current bar for a variety of timeframes.
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. Autochartist can be found in the ‘navigator’ window on your MT4 platform, under ‘scripts’.
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 or spread betting, 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.
Can I try MetaTrader 4 with a demo account?
Yes, you can download MT4 for use with a free demo account. It comes with virtual funds you can use to test out MT4 – including all our free bespoke apps – without committing any capital.
Fill in your details below to sign up for a demo.
Is there an MT4 app for mobile?
Yes, there are apps available for MT4 on both iPhone and Android. You’ll find both searching for ‘MetaTrader’ in the app store on your device.
Once you’ve launched the app, log in by selecting ‘log in with existing account’, and find IG’s server by typing in ‘IG-Live’. You can then log in using your existing details.
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 £5000 or more. Otherwise, it costs £50 per month.
Can I trade cryptocurrencies on MT4?
Yes, you can trade both ether and bitcoin against the US dollar via the MT4 platform.