- Trading for beginners
How to trade stocks
How to trade cryptocurrency
Guide to Leverage
What is a pip
How to Trade Bonds
Trading Rising and Falling Markets
Efficient Market Hypothesis & Random Walk Theory
How to Spot Forex Scams
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Compare AvaTrade Platforms
Forex trading has evolved dramatically in the last 15 years. The formerly restrictive barriers have been broken down, so that it is no longer just reserved for the high net worth or institutional traders. Nowadays you can trade online from the comfort of your own home. You need only have a small starting deposit and access to the internet and you can trade freely.
In order to get access directly to CFD trading, you will need to use a trading platform. Good brokers will give you a selection of trading platforms as your gateway to the capital markets. Often, as with AvaTrade you will be given a Web based platform, a desktop (download) version and a mobile trader too. A good Forex broker will also furnish you with a selection of trading tools and educational resources.
Trading platforms give you the ability to open BUY and SELL positions on a variety of different assets. A good platform will give you access to advanced charting. Charting facilities will allow you to follow the markets in real-time and sometimes will give you historical data too. You will be able to add studies and indicators too in order to detect trends, reversals, patterns and hopefully entry and exit points and even generate signals.
The purpose of all of these tools is so that you may incorporate trading strategies into your everyday trading. When looking for a platform the following points are the most important when choosing a platform to work with:
- Accuracy of data
- Competitive spread
- Speed of execution
- Built-in or installable analysis tools
It may be wise to test out a platform before you use it for trading live. To that end, we have given our traders the opportunity to open a demo account. That will allow you to test drive all platforms first and see which you gel with.
A trader really only can be as good as the tools he uses. That’s why it is important to work with a platform that has very little downtime, which executes trades very quickly and is simple enough to use.
About Trading Platforms
In essence, a trading platform is software that links the trader to the broker and also to the relevant markets. Our platforms offer live trading charts, real-time price quotes, and order types that are executed by us, your broker. At AvaTrade you have two options:
1) Using trading software that can be downloaded to your local computer and used directly by you. This software is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
2) The other type is the web based trading software that is run on Java (a popular web language). Highly favoured and accessible from any place that has an internet facility.
We offer platforms for all levels of trader with diverse functionality levels that offer more complex functionality to traders that are more experienced.
We also provide third party software for additional tools that allow programme interfaces called APIs. These are offered to you:
- At no additional costs
- As additional trading features
- Order interfaces
- Historical data
- Convenient user interface
Our Leading Platforms
Take a look below at our selection of leading forex platforms
AvaTrade presents a wide-selection of trading platforms for both manual and automated trading. We believe in empowering our traders to make the right choices and feel comfortable in their trading environment. We are confident that you will find a platform that is best suited to your trading style and level of trade knowledge.
We recommend you visit our trading for beginners section for more articles on how to trade Forex and CFDs.
Join AvaTrade now and experience trading specific to your needs.