Regular readers will know that I have spread betting accounts with most providers. This is not only for journalistic reasons (so I can write about them) but also because their slightly different offerings means that they can be useful in different scenarios.
I don’t have to choose just one spread betting provider, and I prefer not to, but if I did have to choose just one… do you know which one it would be? Well, no doubt you will have guessed from the title that it would be spread betting provider formerly known as IG Index and now re-branded simply as IG.
Widest Range of Markets
Guaranteed Stop Orders
Trades on Charts
I find it enormously useful to visualise my actual and prospective trades directly on charts, and IG charts automatically display those live trades and pending orders. I also like to see my live trades’ attendant stop orders on charts, and to adjust those stop levels — for example to visible support levels — simply by dragging my mouse. Again, IG makes it easy.
I standardised on Google and the Android mobile phone platform just as the spread betting companies jumped aboard the iPhone bandwagon. Whether your phone is iPhone or Android, IG offers a mobile trading app that is one of the best and most stable that I’ve seen.
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Disclaimer: this posting is for general education only; it is not trading advice.