Get started with MetaTrader 4 – our guide explains all the essentials to help you create your account and start trading.
A free demo account enables you to test-drive the MT4 platform, compare our IG pricing, and try out all our free MT4 apps, using virtual funds.
To get started, just fill out the form on our MT4 demo page.
When you open MT4 for the first time, it may look a bit bare. By default, the platform does not show all of IG’s markets and windows may read ‘waiting for update.’ If your screen looks like this, don’t worry. You’re just a few steps away from getting started.
To update the price chart windows (which may read ‘waiting for update’), choose a market from the ‘market watch’ window, then drag and drop it on top of one of the price chart windows. Alternatively, go to ‘file’ then ‘new chart’ and select the market you would like to see.
There are more than 80 currency pairs you can trade with IG via MT4. To make sure you’re seeing them all, right click in the ‘market watch’ window and select ‘show all’.
This will update the list as follows:
Trade on MT4 with IG and you’ll get access to customized indicators and apps to personalize and enhance your trading, including DailyFX news and the Autochartist package.
Download trade reports
View your trade history
Set up a price alert
Draw on charts