Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MetaTrader 4 (MT4), the customisable platform used by thousands of traders.
0.6pt spread on EUR/USD
Trade EUR/USD from just 0.6pts, with an average spread of just 0.75pts.1
Low latency, reliable execution
No third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution of your trades.
Bespoke apps, for free
Enhance your MT4 with a range of new indicators and tools, including Autochartist.
VPS available for your Expert Advisor
Your EA can execute trades even when your PC is turned off.2
It can be used for automated trading, either by building your own algorithms or importing an Expert Advisor
It is highly customisable, with a range of apps that can improve its charting, interface and functionality – including 18 free with IG
You can use it to trade with a variety of providers, without having to use several different platforms
It’s a program on your PC, instead of a web-based platform
It’s the same platform, whichever provider you use it with
|FX pair||MT4 spread|
|Commodity||Typical MT4 spread|
|Oil- Brent Crude||2.8|
|Index||Min. MT4 spread|
|US Tech 100||1.0|
|Cryptocurrencies||Typical MT4 spread|
|Bitcoin Cash USD||12|
You can test-drive the MT4 platform by downloading a demo account, which features all of the same markets, spreads, apps and functionality as the live version – but using virtual funds instead of committing any capital.
What is MetaTrader 4?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.
While it is most commonly associated with forex trading, it can be used to trade other markets as well. IG clients can use MT4 to trade forex, indices and commodities via CFDs.
You can download MT4 directly from the MetaQuotes website. Alternatively, you can install it with IG, which comes with free access to 18 free bespoke add-ons and indicators, plus Autochartist.
Why should I use MetaTrader 4?
There are several reasons why MT4 has maintained its popularity for so long:
Does MetaTrader 4 work on Mac?
MetaTrader 4 is available for Windows only, and there are no plans to release a version of it for Mac. There is an iPhone app available, though, and Mac users can trade using IG’s web trading platform.
Can I try MetaTrader 4 with a demo account?
Yes, you can download MT4 for use with a free demo account. It comes with virtual funds you can use to test out MT4 – including all our free bespoke apps – without committing any capital.
Fill in your details below to sign up for a demo.
Is there an MT4 app for mobile?
Yes, there are apps available for MT4 on both iPhone and Android. You’ll find both searching for ‘MetaTrader’ in the app store on your device.
Once you’ve launched the app, log in by selecting ‘log in with existing account’, and find IG’s server by typing in ‘IG-Live’. You can then log in using your existing details.
What is a VPS?
A virtual private server (VPS) is an online workspace that you can use to remotely access MT4, running concurrently with the version installed on your PC. It is housed in an external server, so it can run even when your PC is turned off, allowing Expert Advisors to operate around the clock.
You can also use your VPS to trade using MetaTrader 4 from any computer, just by logging in to your VPS.
Our VPS is provided by Beeks, and is available completely free of charge to clients who maintain a balance of R100,000 or more. Otherwise, it costs R1000 per month.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.