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IG Adds MetaTrader 4 to its Wide Portfolio of Services
Aug 13, 2013 (02:08 PM EDT)

MELBOURNE, Australia, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

IG clients and current MT4 users can now trade forex contracts for difference (CFDs) via the popular electronic trading platform, MT4, with Australia's No.1 CFD and FX provider.*

For the first time ever, IG clients can create their own automated trading strategies using algorithms and experience the same lightning-fast execution currently offered by IG.

MT4 also offers clients a suite of charting and analytical functions, including the option to backtest strategies.

Those people currently using MT4 will be able to connect directly to IG's servers from within MT4 once they have created an IG account, and trade with the number one provider in the CFD industry.

More than 30 currency pairs will be supported at launch, with more to follow. IG has been working closely with MetaQuotes, the company behind MT4, to provide the best service possible. As a result, traders can rest assured knowing that MT4's functionality has been integrated seamlessly with IG's systems.

Tamas Szabo, Head of IG Asia Pacific, says he's excited to offer MT4.

"I'm pleased that we have not only expanded our suite of products to our clients, but we now offer current MT4 users the option to trade with IG, part of  a well-capitalised FTSE 250 listed company," Mr Szabo said.

"We noticed that the vast majority of firms offering MT4 are from a pool of smaller providers, many of whom use client money, putting investors at risk," he said.

"We feel IG's strength and security along with MT4 penetration created a compelling partnership and offering to a new subset of clients."

MT4 has a strong following in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and IG's expansion will provide traders with a new option to trade FX CFDs with a provider they can trust.

The launch of MT4 is part of IG's commitment to provide award-winning platforms and an outstanding trading experience across all asset classes and trading styles.

To find out more visit our MetaTrader 4 page.

*By primary relationships, Investment Trends May 2012 CFD Report & December 2012 FX Report.

About IG

IG Markets specialises in financial derivatives, principally CFD trading on over 6,000 global share CFDs, indices, forex, commodities, options, binaries and more. IG Markets is a part of IG Group, a FTSE 250 company established in 1974 which now employs over 1000 staff in 14 countries.

A CFD (or Contract for Difference) is an agreement to exchange the difference in value of a particular asset between the time at which a contract is opened and the time at which it is closed.

IG Markets advises that trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, since CFDs are a geared product and can result in losses that exceed an initial deposit, and that product disclosure statements are available from 






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