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 0.75pts.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
|FX pair||Min. MT4 spread|
|Commodity||Min. MT4 spread|
|Oil - Brent Crude||2.8|
|Oil - US Crude||2.8|
|Index||Min. MT4 spread|
|US Tech 100||1.0|
|Cryptocurrency||Min. MT4 spread|
To start trading with Metatrader 4, first you’ll need to create an IG account.
Next, log in to My IG and go to the ‘live accounts’ tab. You’ll find MT4 for both CFDs and spread betting by clicking ‘add another 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.
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.
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.