Signals is a free technical analysis tool that helps you to identify the right time to trade. Take full advantage of the service by creating a personalised watchlist for your preferred FX instruments. You’ll receive real-time signals when significant trends and potential opportunities begin to emerge, enabling you to make quick, informed decisions about your positions.

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How do signals work?

You can create your own watchlists – composed of your key currency pairs and much more – or simply use our preset lists.

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When a signal becomes available for an instrument in your watchlist, a signal icon will appear next to its name in our platform. As trends begin to develop, these signals will provide you with ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ suggestions, direct from two third-party providers, Autochartist and PIA-First.

Each signal includes concise, actionable research. A typical signal may also include the provider’s confidence level.

Signal providers

As an IG client, you’ll receive signals from both of our providers free of charge, giving you the expertise of two specialists at once. Autochartist’s advanced pattern-recognition technology and PIA-First’s experienced analysts monitor the markets on your behalf, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of technical analysis software and professional expertise.


  • Scans the market and analyses data across multiple timeframes to identify chart patterns
  • Provides objective information to help guide your decisions
  • Eliminates the subjectivity and guesswork from chart analysis 

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  • Led by two market professionals with over 45 years of combined experience
  • Offers award-winning analysis
  • Sets out easy-to-implement trading strategies
  • Provides expert commentary on currency movements

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How do I get signals?

Once you’ve opened a trading account with us, setting up signals is quick and easy – just follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Create an IG account

Step 2: Log in to the web platform and click the 'signals' panel

Step 3: Follow our simple instructions to activate signals


Disclaimer: The signal service does not constitute and should not be regarded as investment advice. IG provides an execution only service. You act on the signals entirely at your own risk.