IG Markets Australia -- The Country’s First iPhone App with Direct Market Access Share CFDs

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Contract for Difference (CFD) trading company, IG Markets, has released its new app update, offering Direct Market Access (DMA) share CFD trading from your iPhone. It is the very first iPhone app in Australia to offer this functionality. Available free of charge from the app store, the application offers clients a range of facilities on top of the new DMA access, including the ability to place trades, see prices on the full range of markets, load real-time charts and also receive breaking news headlines from Reuters.

IG Markets - CFD Trading

IG Markets - CFD Trading

The popularity of the iPhone has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since we launched our award-winning browser optimised for the handset in 2009, our mobile offering is becoming second-to-none with this latest release.

Contract for Difference (CFD) trading company, IG Markets, has released its new app update, offering Direct Market Access (DMA) share CFD trading from your iPhone. It is the very first iPhone app in Australia to offer this functionality. Available free of charge from the app store, the application offers clients a range of facilities on top of the new DMA access, including the ability to place trades, see prices on the full range of markets, load real-time charts and also receive breaking news headlines from Reuters.

Tamas Szabo, Chief Executive of IG Markets Australia is excited about IG Markets’ leading innovation. “The popularity of the iPhone has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since we launched our award-winning browser optimised for the handset in 2009, our mobile offering is becoming second-to-none with this latest release.”

“At IG Markets, we are committed to offering our clients cutting-edge tools for their CFD trading. We achieve this not only through providing great value through market-leading platform and quality pricing, but also through industry innovation. We are thrilled to be the first CFD provider in Australia to launch this feature on an iPhone app,” Mr Szabo said.

IG Markets’ app has been extremely popular; during the first month alone, thousands of iPhone users have begun trading on-the-go. After its release, many clients have requested certain additions to the app. IG Markets recognised these and released new functionality allowing users to fund their accounts directly through the app. And now IG Markets is the first CFD provider to bring DMA access to the iPhone, giving traders the ability to:

  • Trade directly into the order book using DMA
  • View open DMA CFD positions, including the fill status of each individual position
  • Trade IG Markets’ wide range of instruments – more than 7000 global shares, including over 700 Australian shares
  • Open and close CFD positions through DMA
  • Edit and delete working orders
  • Add Limits and Stops, including Guaranteed Stops
  • View customisable watchlists
  • View real-time account balances and deposit funds

IG Markets has offered mobile trading since 2004 and it remains heads above the rest. Not only does IG Markets support the iPhone and the iPad, it also offers a BlackBerry and Nokia app, and its website and platform are optimised for Android Smartphones.

About IG Markets Australia:
IG Markets is Australia’s No. 1 CFD provider* and an international specialist in financial derivatives, principally Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on over 7,000 global share CFDs, along with indices, forex trading, commodities, options, binaries and more. IG Markets is part of the IG Group, a UK FTSE 250 member with over 120,000 active clients worldwide. For further information please call 1800 601 799 or visit http://www.igmarkets.com.au/cfd/iphone-app-dma.html.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, iPad and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

  • 29% of CFD traders choose IG Markets as their main provider vs. 20% for the next largest provider - Investment Trends May 2010 CFD Report.

Remember that CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. CFD Trading may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

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