Yes, we rate IG’s trading app as extremely safe because of IG’s regulation and reputation. However, it’s important to note that while trading on the app itself is financially secure, the products on offer are high risk and IG does offer investments that are not safe for capital preservation. IG offers financial spread betting and CFDs which are high-risk, high reward products.
IG Trading App Review
Name: IG Trading App
Description: IG’s trading app offers access to the same range of markets and account types as the main platform. You can trade CFDs and spread bet on over 17,000 instruments and invest in longer-term products like ISAs and physical shares.
70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and spread bets with this provider.
IG: Best trading app for market range and DMA trading
- Markets available: 17,000
- Minimum deposit: £250
- Account types: CFDs, spread betting, DMA, investing
- Equity overnight financing: 2.5% +/- SONIA
- Pricing: Shares 0.1%, FTSE 1, GBPUSD 0.6
It was nice to see that when I used the IG trading app I could also get access to trading signals from Autochartist with entry, exit and stop levels that can be executed on mobile with the signal data on the same screen as the order ticket. IG’s trade analytics package is also available so you can review your trading win rate, return, and profit and loss ratio as well as see whether you are a better short or long-term trade, the app will also highlight your best and worst markets. The app trade analytics will also show your total financial exposure and your most recent trades.
The app’s news, section, whilst not as comprehensive as the web version can be filtered down by asset class, you can see what is most relevant to you. There is also a macroeconomic event calendar and a diary of company announcements so you don’t get caught off guard with unexpected figures or can take advantage of upcoming market volatility.
One key advantage of the IG app is that IG provides markets over the weekend so you can trade to reduce or increase your exposure on the move and out of normal market hours. You can also see level-2 data and trade DMA on shares. The app syncs with your accounts so watchlists and recently traded and viewed markets will be easy to see. Charting, is good, landscape and portrait, plus you can trade directly from the charts, as well as drag and drop, stop and limit levels.
Overall, IG’s trading app is one of the best out there, with more features and markets than most of the competition.
- DMA trading app
- Good liquidity for high volume traders
- Excellent in app analysis and tools
- App not a comprehensive as the desktop platform
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