IG Index is the most widely used Spread betting platform which is hardly surprising given that they are the oldest broker in the UK. They offer the most markets among the brokers and have an extended list of Cryptocurrencies and options to trade on. For those looking to have the comfort of closing or opening positions when the underlying exchanges are closed then IG is the place to trade.

  • Extensive range of markets to trade
  • Weekend Indices traded and extended US Equity hours
  • Trade Alerts to your phone
  • Quote Fill or allow slippage functionality
  • Host of Cryptocurrencies

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  • Automated trading
  • OVER 17,000 markets
  • Mobile & App

Platform Overview

Not surprisingly, as they are the biggest broker IG offer their clients features that are not found on other Spread betting platforms. The sentiment index is interesting as it gives you an insight as to what other traders are doing on the markets that you trade – you could even use this as a reverse indicator if you want to take a contrarian view. Trade Alerts are very useful if you don’t want to be glued to the screen all the time as you get notified when positions close or markets hit key levels

  • Zero Commission on US Share trading
  • GTD stops
  • Force Open on new positions
  • Trailing Stops

App & Mobile Review

The IG app is designed extremely well and all the key market details you need are displayed within the screen (high / low, and % movement). It allows you to leave stop orders as points away or at a market price. The deal ticket page makes it very easy to place a trade or add an order to. Access to view your account balance, margin and available funds details are all displayed in your trade screen for ease of access.

  • Client sentiment Index
  • Reuters News Feeds
  • One click trading from charts
  • Majority of markets traded 24/5
  • Algorithmic Trading

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