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The new web trading platform comes packed with a load of new features, but we wanted to ask those within the IG community which ones they use most, how they have their trading platform set up, and what else they would like to see. All feedback will be passed back to the dev teams so any input could help shape the future of your IG trading platform. The question we are therefore putting to the Community is this...


How have you set up your new web trading platform, and why?


I have decided to give three examples below to kick things off. You can also check out this section if you are looking at new web trading platform releases in general - it's worth a browse.


If you include a screenshot please make sure you're not including any personal info such as balances / account name etc. 


FX ticket view (click picture to enlarge)

  • Dark theme for longer periods in front of the screen.
  • Multiple deal tickets for quick easy trading.
  • One click dealing turned on for fast execution.
  • Signal center loaded which prompts trade ideas.
  • Tweets and notifications on the right for macro event data.
  • Separate work space with charts opened in new browser window so you can split over two screens.
  • Large chart for technical analysis, with alerts, positions and working orders easily accessible.

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News trader (click picture to enlarge)

  • IG Live video which auto broadcasts as/when live shows are on.
  • Prominence of news tab to browse different asset classes leading articles.
  • Twitter for up to date news. 
  • Alerts set to trigger and push through to mobile app.

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Multi-chart (click picture to enlarge)

  • Different chart layouts, technical indicators, and trading strategies on each one.
  • Access to news, open positions, alerts etc from the left hand fly out to keep off the desktop. 
  • Signals and news also under each relevant chart as required. 

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