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IG Group launches first trading app on the Apple Watch

IG Group has announced it is one of the first online trading providers to launch an app for the Apple Watch, reflecting the company’s commitment to providing the latest in cutting edge technology to help clients trade international markets.

IG’s new offering has the company’s existing trading technology at its core and is in keeping with the group’s aim of providing traders with innovative, market-leading functionality. Available from 24th April the app is IG’s first move into wearable technology and it offers a new and more instantaneous way to trade and monitor the financial markets and complements existing mobile technology.

The IG app will automatically install itself on to a client’s Apple Watch provided they already have it downloaded to their iPhone. Via a one-tap login they will then be able to buy and sell stocks, trade CFDs and spread bet across a number of asset classes from the watch and monitor their existing positions.

Given IG Group’s global reach, the app is also fully localised and available in 12 languages.

A tech savvy solution to stay ahead of the markets

IG Group is committed to technological innovation in order to provide clients with a variety of opportunities to trade the financial markets. IG has simplified the trading experience to allow effective trading on a small personal device. Personalised watch-lists allow clients to view and open positions on the markets relevant to them.

Furthermore iPhone app push notifications will automatically sync with the watch to ensure clients can constantly stay on top of their trading.

Economic calendar

The economic calendar keeps clients informed of the day’s major financial events. It takes the current date and time from the client’s Apple Watch and uses this data to display a list of macroeconomic events, from that moment up until the end of the day. Clients will be able to see how these events affect their positions and act on actual figures the moment they’re announced.

Ivan Gowan, Head of Technology at IG comments, ‘Launching one of the first trading apps on the Apple Watch proves IG Group’s commitment to providing world class technology for our clients. Apple has a track record of transforming everything they have gone into, just as IG has transformed online trading, and we are excited to be part of this latest development, and to have created something we feel our clients will truly value.

‘The launch of this app follows IG’s revolutionary stockbroking platform launch and Sunday trading offering. These clearly demonstrate that improving the client experience through superior technology is at the heart of what IG does.

‘We believe that trading on a watch is another important step in simplifying the trading and user experience. The features and functionality have been developed to ensure clients can access markets and execute trades in a simplified and immediate manner.  Not only will IG’s clients have the best of IG’s 40 years of trading experience at their fingertips, they will also have access to the best technology on hand to do so.’

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