MetaTrader 4

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?

Support

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 moblie devices.

Leading technology

Make the most of our 99%+ server uptime and no third-party bridges.1

Low costs

Our spreads are 27% lower 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 don’t have MT4

  1. Create a live IG account or a demo MT4 account
  2. Log in to your My IG dashboard – from the IG platform, you’ll find it in the top right of your screen
  3. Select ‘add an account’ at the bottom right of the window
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts

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.

MT4 features

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.

Trade with MetaTrader 4 on your desktop or mobile

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.

Trade with MetaTrader 4 on desktop or mobile

Automated trading

Build your own algorithms or import Expert Advisors from within the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Customizable charts

MT4’s charts can be fully customized and adjusted to suit your individual trading needs.

Micro lots

The minimum lot size on MT4 is 0.01 lots, helping you manage the risks of high-volume trading.

Software based

Accessing and interacting with the platform and charts is a fluid and natural proces.

Markets and costs

  • FX

Take advantage of minimum spreads of 0.8 on a variety forex pairs with IG.

FX pair Min. MT4 spread
EUR/USD 0.8
EUR/GBP 1
GBP/USD 1
USD/JPY 0.8

What is MT4?

Learn more about MT4 and how to use it.

How do I download MT4?

Find out how to download MT4.

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Learn about Expert Advisors, which can help you to automate the MT4 platform.

1 99.8% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to 31 August 2018).
2 Based on minimum spreads advertised on January 16, 2019. Excludes commission-based products.