MetaTrader has a particular significance in relation to IG's platform. Here, we define MetaTrader in general investing and explain what it means to you when trading with IG.
Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
MetaTrader is an electronic trading platform which is popular among traders around the world.
It is used to trade on forex and, like most online trading platforms, it allows traders to view charts, stream live prices and place orders with their broker.
The most commonly used version on MetaTrader is currently MetaTrader 4 (MT4), although MetaTrader 5 was released in 2010. Both platforms include apps for mobile devices as well as Windows.