A Review of iPhone Apps for Financial Spread Betting and CFD Trading
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iPhone Spread Betting

iPhone Spread Betting

The first iPhone spread betting and CFD trading app was launched in 2009 by City Index and over 15% of the companyís trades now go through their apps.

Since the first app, City Index have won a good number of awards, however many of the other firms have caught up, see Mobile Trading Awards below.

Companies like Capital Spreads say that 10-12% of their trades now go through their iPhone and iPad apps.

Naturally a number of trades also go through Android trading apps however, it is this editorís understanding that this percentage is closer to 1-2% of trades.

According to CMC, an incredible 67% of clients logged on to their mobile apps in December 2013.

Note you still need your iPhone to use the Apple Watch spread betting app.

Which Companies Have iPhone Spread Betting and CFD Platforms

iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App
iPad App iPad App iPad App iPad App iPad App
Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps
Web Platform Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts
Comparison Notes. Note that Spreadex does not off CFDs. Other brokers may also offer iPhone applications.

iPhone Spread Betting Apps

The City Index iPhone App After 5 years of development, many of the apps are quite similar but also of quite a high standard.

This means that the typical financial spread betting app lets you:
  • Access live prices and charts
  • Open / close trades
  • Apply a number of popular technical indicators and overlays to the charts
  • Create new trading orders and move existing orders
  • Check your open positions, P&L, account history, transaction history etc.
  • Add and update new Watchlists (Portfolios)
The more advanced apps also offer:
  • One click trading (ETX)
  • Access to news streams (GFT and City Index)
  • Market fact sheets (CMC)

Where to Get Spread Betting and CFD iPhone Apps

iPhone spread betting and CFDs applications are normally free and can be downloaded from the App Store.

The InterTrader Mobile

Mobile Trading Awards:

2013 App Awards
  • City Index were awarded 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading App' at the Shares Magazine Awards
  • CMC Markets were awarded 'Best Spread Betting App' at the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle Investment Awards
  • Capital Spreads were awarded 'Best Mobile/Tablet App' at the MoneyAM Awards
2012 App Awards
  • Capital Spreads were awarded 'Best Mobile Trading Platform' at the MoneyAM Awards
  • IG were awarded 'Best Spread Betting App' at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Awards
  • CMC Markets were top for 'Best CFD Mobile App' in the report from Investment Trends

iPhone Trading Videos

There are a few videos which show off what you can do, and what you can expect from the spread betting and CFD apps.

We have added a couple of quick videos from CMC and IG to the playlist below:

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'iPhone Spread Betting' edited by Jacob Wood, updated 22-Feb-17

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