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.

What is a watchlist?

A watchlist is a key part of a trader’s toolkit, enabling you to group markets of your choice together in a single easy-to-find place and streamlining your trading. So whether you’re dealing at your desk or on the move, there’s no need to search for markets manually when time’s not on your side.

How do I create a watchlist?

Creating and populating a watchlist is quick and easy, whether you’re using our web-based platform or trading on one of our mobile apps. 

  • Desktop IG Trading platform
  • iPhone IG app
  • Android IG Trading app

1. Click Watchlists in the left-hand panel

2. Click the Create watchlist button and name your watchlist

3. Right-click on your market and select Add to watchlist

To add a watchlist to your workspace so that you can see it when you log in, just select it in ‘watchlists’ and click the ‘add to workspace’ button.

1. Select Watchlists on the bottom left

2. Tap ‘+’ next to Custom Watchlists, name and create

3. Search for your market, and tap to add

1. Tap the menu icon next to the market you’d like to watch 

2. Tap Add to watchlist

3. Either create a new watchlist, or add to an existing one

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