MetaTrader 4 demo account

Try out our enhanced MT4 without committing any capital by downloading your free MetaTrader 4 demo account.

  • Practise trading forex, indices, commodities and more with virtual funds

  • Test your strategies and Expert Advisors on live data with zero risk

  • Explore all our free indicators and apps

We’ll send you an email with instructions on how to download and install your MT4 demo. Once MT4 is installed, launch the platform and go to ‘file’ then ‘open an account’ to get started.

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Key differences between an MT4 demo and a live account

A demo account provides a risk-free environment for you to try out web trading platforms MetaTrader 4. 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 your MT4 demo account will not won’t be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out-of-hours price movements
  • Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient demo 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.

Get a live MT4 account

If you want to put your strategy to the test on real markets, then you can create a live account in minutes.

Start by registering for an IG account, then login to My IG, select ‘add another account’, and choose a MetaTrader 4 account for either spread betting or CFDs.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% 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. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.