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. 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.

IG Trading Platform

Award-Winning1

Customizable

Easy to use

Start trading today. Call 844 IG USA FX or email newaccounts.us@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 3am Saturday to 5pm Friday (EST).

Contact us: 844 IG USA FX

Start trading today. Call 844 IG USA FX or email newaccounts.us@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 3am Saturday to 5pm Friday (EST).

Contact us: 844 IG USA FX

Online Trading Platform Features

  • Trading Ticket
  • Charts
  • News and Analysis
  • IG Live
  • Alerts
  • Signals
  • Customization

Take full control over each trade in just a few clicks, using the range of helpful features in our easy-to-use deal ticket:

  • Get an instant overview of market prices, spreads and margin rates with our simple, clean design
  • Set alerts to trigger when a market moves an amount, hits a price level or meets your technical conditions
  • Find trading specs in the ‘information’ tab – minimum stop distances and trade sizes, margin factors and more

Get right to the heart of price action and make the most of opportunity with our fast, clear, smart charts:

  • Analyze performance across timeframes ranging from tick-by-tick to monthly
  • Get a broader view at a glance, comparing up to four timeframes on a single chart
  • Perform in-depth analysis with 28 indicators (including MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands) and 19 drawings (highlighting key trends, patterns and levels)
  • Experience a stable, effortless dealing experience, supported by HTML5 technology, on any browser
  • Trade in an instant direct from charts – open, close and edit positions in a couple of clicks
  • Get free integrated access for one month to ProRealTime - the leading web-based charting package for advanced traders

Looking for your next opportunity? Stay up-to-date with financial announcements and ahead of market movements with our news and analysis package – integrated into our online trading platform:

  • Twitter - follow our curated in-platform Twitter feed for real-time updates from financial news outlets, analysts, traders and institutions
  • Reuters - discover the breaking news of the day, filtering by asset class if you wish, through a consistently-updated content and video feed from the world-leading news organisation
  • In-house analysts - find fundamental and technical analysis from IG analysts, providing you with more of the insight you might need to make an informed trade

Get access to live and on-demand shows from our in-house TV channel for trade inspiration and expert analysis:

  • Watch shows with our experts three times a day, Monday to Friday. Discover markets to track, find key levels with live technical analysis, and plan ahead with an advance look at tomorrow’s likely events
    - 2:30am EST (live) – Pre-European open bulletin
    - 5.30am EST (live) – Charting the markets
    - 10am EST – Trading look ahead
  • Get exclusive coverage of major events like monetary policy announcements from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England

Be informed of price movements, events and emerging technical patterns, and decide whether to react. Set up automatic alerts to receive on your desktop and mobile:

  • Price level alerts trigger when your market hits your chosen price
  • Price change alerts trigger when a market moves your chosen amount
  • Technical indicator alerts let you know when a market meets your technical conditions
  • Economic calendar alerts inform you ahead of important market events

Get help identifying the right time to trade on forex markets. Have buy and sell signals, based on analysis from expert third parties, delivered to your mobile or desktop:

  • Take the guesswork out of chart pattern recognition
  • Reinforce your own market research and analysis
  • Be alerted to significant trends and patterns
  • Decide whether to react to potential opportunities

Tweak our platform to your specs, so that you can get it working, looking and feeling just how you need it:

  • Set up multiple workspaces for different markets and goals
  • Switch between light and dark backgrounds
  • Group favorite or related markets in watchlists for quick access
  • Choose what you see in the balance bar for detailed or at-a-glance view
  • Seize opportunity even quicker by turning on one-click trading
  • Tailor the info you see in certain panels by adding or removing columns
  • Save space and get quick access to panels by tabbing them in one place

Try our online trading platform now

Take our online trading platform for a test drive – open a free IG demo account. It’s quick and easy, and you’ll get $10,000 virtual funds to practice with.

  • Pricing
  • Execution
  • Security

How we source the best prices

We source our prices from a large number of venues, which are continuously reviewed. We always seek to improve the integrity of our prices and reduce the transactional charges to our clients.

How we give you the best price

Markets can move in milliseconds, meaning the price you click to trade on may have changed by the time your order reaches us. However, our order management system will never fill you at a level worse than the one you requested (though your order may be rejected).

Giving you full control

Thanks to our range of order types, you have greater control over how your trade is executed – enabling you to trade the way you want to:

  • Partial fills can increase your chances of successful execution when trading in large sizes
  • Points through current can reduce your risk of price rejection in volatile market conditions, enabling you to trade through the current IG price

All our platforms use top-of-the-range web security, so you can trade with confidence.

We use 256-bit SLL (secure sockets layer) encryption – the industry standard for online financial transactions from PayPal and eBay to high street banks.

Third-party trading platforms

Get greater control over your dealing with integrated access to a range of advanced platforms.

Which trading platform is best for me?

Compare features and decide which platform best suits your needs, with our helpful comparison table.

Mobile trading platform

You can also trade with IG on your mobile, using our award-winning trading platform1 app.

FAQs

What is a trading platform?

A trading platform is computer software which market participants can use to research, place, monitor and edit trades with a broker or other financial intermediary. There are many trading platforms to choose from, including desktop platforms, trading apps, web-based platforms and third-party programs.

What trading platforms can I trade with?

There are a range of trading platforms available to you, including online platforms operating on desktop or platforms running on mobile apps. There are also specialist algorithmic and automated trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4 and ProRealTime.

How do I choose a trading platform?

If you’re new to the markets, you might want to choose a desktop online trading platform. If you prefer to trade on the move, you might choose a smart phone or tablet trading app. Experienced traders can use advanced third-party platforms.

You can compare a range of platforms here.

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1"Award winning platform” is based on the ForexBrokers.com 2022 Annual Review. The Forex Brokers Awards is a submissions-based process where companies are invited to enter the judging process. Awards are given by Forex Brokers judges, based on demonstrating innovative ideas implemented in a practical way for solving issues for clients. You can view how they rate brokers by visiting here: https://www.forexbrokers.com/how-we-test