Losses can exceed deposits
New Trading AppsIG clients can now use spread betting apps tailored to run on the iPad as well as on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone 7 devices.
iPad Spread Betting AppAccording to IG:
Over the last 12 months, we have seen a 300% rise in mobile trading, with most trades placed on the iPhone.
We feel that the iPad’s bigger screen, as well as the accompanying improvements in functionality, will make the iPad application just as popular.
IG Index iPad Spread BettingThe IG Index iPad spread betting app lets investors:
- Check live prices and charts
- Open and/or close trades
- Add Limit Orders, Stop Orders and Guaranteed Stops
- Create a Watchlist
- Review their P&L and aggregate trading position
- Customise the layout
IG Index iPad AppEven if you are not an IG Index client you can still download the iPad app for free. The iPad application will let you access live market data for key markets like the FTSE 100. IG say:
The latest generation of smartphones has given us the opportunity to drastically improve our mobile spread betting software.
To improve the IG Index mobile spread betting service, the iPad release puts us in a position to offer our clients a tailored app for each of the major mobile devices.
Whilst the iPhone may be leading market share for us right now, in the three months since the launch of our Android app we have seen a high number of downloads.
It is far too early to suggest that desktop dealing has had its day, nevertheless clients are more than eager to try complementary spread betting platforms.
IG iPad VideoA video which uses a slightly older IG app (with the old IG Index branding). However, the video is still relevant and covers selecting markets, opening/closing trades, updating trading orders, viewing charts, chart settings, accessing news etc.
IG iPhone VideoUsers should note that this is an unofficial video and uses a slightly older version of the IG iPhone app. Nevertheless, it still serves as a useful guide to finding and selecting markets, using charts, opening/closing trades etc.
The IG Markets Android Trading AppIG Markets clients on Android can trade CFDs across a full range of markets, including shares, stock indices, commodities and FX.
Additional functions also include:
- Generating charts with customised timeframes
- Setting or editing working orders
- Reviewing open positions
- Creating and updating Watchlists
- Real-time balance information
Android AppsAndroid continues to lead in the UK smartphone market, with the data from Kantar Worldpanel showing handsets using this operating system to be more than twice as popular as Apple or RIM smartphones.
Comprehensive further releases to the Android app, incorporating support for tablet and small-screen devices among other additions, have already been scheduled.
Also see Android spread betting and CFD apps.
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