Automated trading

Benefit from our superior execution and pricing as you implement your own CFD trading and spread betting strategies.

Fit your strategy around your schedule – execute trades automatically, day or night

Reduce the impact of emotional and gut reactions by allowing pre-planned strategies to run

Identify new opportunities and analyse trends with a wide range of indicators

Execute multiple real-time trades simultaneously

Backtest against historical data

MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is a secure, established, standalone automated trading platform:

Build your own Expert Advisor trading algorithms
Run EA strategies across 57 forex CFD markets
Create your own indicators
Place a range of orders including stop, limit and partial orders

L2 Dealer

L2 Dealer is our advanced share CFD trading platform – use Excel to send automated direct market access orders.

Algorithmic trading

Deal with automated trading strategies powered by cutting-edge technology.


Create your own trading solutions with our FIX, REST-based and streaming APIs – your orders are filled using our market-leading Smart Order Router, which connects to multiple trading venues and dark pools to ensure you get the best execution.


ProRealTime’s automated trading solution, ProOrder, is exclusive to IG in the UK.

Automate your spread betting and CFD trading
Build strategies using assisted creation tools, or code them from scratch
Import and export strategies, including those created by third parties
Improved interface fully integrated into our web-based platform
£30 monthly fee applies to ProRealTime access unless at least four trades are transacted in a given month. Terms apply.

Automated trading with IG

By automating your strategies with IG you’ll benefit from:

The best possible prices sourced from a large number of venues
The expertise of the world’s No.1 CFD and spread betting provider¹
Tight spreads on a range of major markets
Unrivalled service with 24-hour customer support
Peace of mind – client money protection for all retail clients

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