MetaTrader 4 is an advanced trading platform that gives you access to a range of tools and features to help you carry out analysis and customise your trading experience. These tools can also help you to use and build trading algorithms which can automate your trading.
Discover the benefits of trading on MT4, how to open an account with IG, and some of the features that are available to you on MT4.
Why trade on MetaTrader 4 with IG?
Global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day.
Over 50 FX pairs to trade on
Go long or short with spreads starting from 0.8 pips.
MT4 on mobile
Never miss an opportunity to trade, download MT4 for your mobile devices.
Make the most of our 99%+ server uptime and no third-party bridges.1
Our spreads are 20% lower on EUR/USD than other top two US brokers.2
18 customizable apps
Free, instant access to 18 customizable add-ons and indicators MT4.
How do I open an MT4 account with IG?
I already have MT4
If you already have an MT4 account with another provider but would like to trade with IG, you will need to create a live IG account before you can trade with us. After you have set up a live IG account, you will then need to set up and fund a live IG MT4 account before you can access our MT4 for forex trading.
However, you can then log into your pre-existing MT4 platform with your IG credentials, which will preserve all of your chart data and analysis.
There is more information on how to create a live IG MT4 account on our download MT4 page.
With 14 years’ experience servicing millions of clients, MT4 is the most popular trading platform in the world. The following features show exactly why it has stood the test of time and continues to deliver an optimal trading experience.
Thousands of MT4 indicators
IG’s MetaTrader 4 package delivers instant access to 18 free add-ons and indicators, giving you an edge in your trading. You’ll also have the option to download thousands more from inside the MetaTrader 4 platform.
Build your own algorithms or import Expert Advisors from within the MetaTrader 4 platform.
MT4’s charts can be fully customized and adjusted to suit your individual trading needs.
The minimum lot size on MT4 is 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.
Accessing and interacting with the platform and charts is a fluid and natural proces.
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1 99.8% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to 31 August 2018).
2Based on minimum spreads advertised on January 28, 2020. Excludes competitors' commission-based products.