MetaTrader 4

Open an IG account now for instant access to enhanced MT4.

  • Low spreads on FX and indices

    Enjoy 24-hour trading on global indices and major FX pairs from 0.6pts 

  • Low latency, reliable execution

    Automate your trades with no third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution

  • 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 off1

Trade forex, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

FX pair MT4 spread
Min. Av.2
EURUSD 0.6 0.75
AUDUSD 0.6 0.76
USDJPY 0.7 0.76
EURGBP 0.9 1.23
GBPUSD 0.9 1.17
GBPJPY 2.5 2.6

Full details on over 50 FX pairs available with MT4

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


Full MT4 commodities details

Index Min. MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 1.0
US Tech 100 1.0
US 500 0.4
US Dollar Basket 5


Full details on 14 indices available with MT4

Cryptocurrency Min. MT4 spread
Bitcoin USD 70
Bitcoin Cash 12
Bitcoin Gold 4
Ether 8
Litecoin 1.5
Ripple 1


Where indicated, keep in mind that minimum MT4 spreads are subjected to change. 

Free apps to improve your MT4 trading

A range of add-ons and indicators to help you get more from MT4

A provider you can trust

When you use MT4 with IG, you are trading with a provider that:

  • Has over 40 years’ experience in trading
  • Is the global No.1 provider of CFDs3
  • Is Singapore's best forex provider4

MT4 you can depend on

We don’t rely on any third party bridges as part of our MT4 service, meaning that there is nothing preventing your trades processing in ultra-fast time.

It also means that our MT4 is highly reliable: with less than 0.05% downtime over the past 12 months5.

New to IG

To start trading with Metatrader 4, first you’ll need to create an IG account.

Then just log in, go to ‘my account’, and choose to open a  CFD trading MT4 account.

Already an IG client?

Simply log in, go to ‘my account’, and choose the CFD MT4 account.

You can also add MT4 from My IG.

Try a free MT4 demo account

Test-drive the MT4 platform, 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.

Please note you’ll receive an email with a link to install MT4 within 24 hours. To get started in the meantime:

1. Download the MT4 platform here
2. In MT4 go to ‘file’ and then ‘open an account’
3. Select ‘IG-Demo’ and then follow the prompts

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What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.

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:

  • 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
  • It’s the same platform, whichever provider you use it with

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.

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 SGD$10,000 or more. Otherwise, it costs SGD$100 per month.

Can I trade cryptocurrencies on MT4?

Yes, you can trade both ether and bitcoin against the US dollar via the MT4 platform.

Open an account now

It’s free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and you’ll get instant access to MetaTrader 4.

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1Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of SGD$10,000 or above. Otherwise there is a SGD$100 monthly fee.

2Average spread for the four weeks ending 19 September 2018. For our minimum and standard spreads, please see our forex MT4 spreads.

3Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at September 2015.

4Awarded the best forex provider in Singapore by the Global Brands Magazine in 2016.

599% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (3 months to August 2018).

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