Trading platforms comparison

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Compare trading platforms provided by AvaTrade

With the evolution of Forex trading due to the magnitude of interest it arouses, it has gained popularity and transformed in to a massive trading format within a few short years. AvaTrade credits the increase in interest to the uniqueness of the forex/CFD market, as it allows a variety of traders to enter whether they are experienced or not.

Forex (and CFD trading) offers traders benefits that are not often found in many other investment options, instant and maximum returns is what turns traders on with currency and CFD trading. To reap rewards and understand the markets, a good broker, market knowledge and a powerful trading platform are necessary.

In today’s trading environment, the industry offers such a wide variety of trading platforms, some of which offer many benefits and additional functionalities to make trading for you as practical, user-friendly and purposeful as you need it to be. Platforms do differ from one another, each set of functions and interfaces appeal to various types of traders.

The individual choice of the trader lies within the platform that is most appealing to you and your trading needs. Having said that a platform should have basic elements that all traders need to reach their trading goals and implement their trading strategies:

  • Accuracy of data
  • Tight spreads
  • Speed of execution
  • User-friendliness
  • Customisability
  • Built-in or installable analysis tools

AvaTrade knows it is not always an easy choice as to which platform will be your choice to take you into your trading career, and you could also start testing a platform and then decide another platform is better suited to your needs. It is always best to perform as much research as possible, while seeking out the best advice especially if you are new to trading.

The general rule and most sensible direction to take would be to explore a platform which is simple to use, in order for you to master it as fast as possible. Never underestimate the importance of a trading platform as this is going to be the foundation of your trading. The platform itself will not guarantee you monetary success, but will be well-matched to your trading style, level of expertise and to ensure your trading goals are reached without any drawbacks.

About Trading Platforms

In essence, a trading platform is developed software that links the trader to a broker and the relevant markets. Our platforms have authentic sources of information such as live trading charts, price quotes, and order types that are executed by us, your broker. At AvaTrade you have two options:

1) Trading software that can be downloaded to the traders’ local computer and used directly by him. 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 it is accessible from any place that has an internet facility.

AvaTrade provides you with the ideal platform that is best suited to your trading needs. Our platforms are offered for free and some have advanced features, with diverse functionality levels that offer more options to traders that have supplementary trade experience.

As all our platforms are the bridge between us, the broker, and you, the trader, with real time data as well as all historical data that is easily accessible and essential to your trading efficiency. We also provide a third party software that allows a programme interface called API, these are offered to you:

  • No additional costs
  • Additional trading features
  • Order interfaces
  • Historical data
  • Convenient user interface

Our Top Platforms

AvaTrade offer you some of the best forex platforms for any type of trader, whether you are a novice or seasoned professional:

Compare our Platforms and their Features:

Platform Details Max. Leverage Min. Deposit Available Product  

Auto Trading



  • Customisable user-friendly platform
  • Flexible charting and multiple instruments
  • Free demo account
200:1 $250 Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks  


ZuluTrade, Mirror Trader, Strategy editor, API



Low fixed spreads

PC, Web and Mobile
  • The world’s most popular trading platform
  • Embedded expert advisors and indicators
  • Free demo account
400:1 $250 Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies including Ethereum CFDs  




Fixed spreads or lower minimum spreads of an MT4 floating spread account

PC, Web and Mobile
Mirror Trader
  • Copy the trades done by experienced traders
  • A large selection of signal providers
  • Free demo account
  • Offering either Manual, Semi and Auto trading options
200:1 $250 Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks  

Fixed Spreads for Forex

PC, Web and Mobile
Floating Spreads (Metatrader4)
  • Enjoy all the benefits of the world’s most powerful platform
  • Spreads begin as low as 0.9 pips
  • Free demo account
400:1 $250 Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks Floating spreads – also known as variable spreads.Based on the lowest interbank market prices available at the moment you place your order. PC, Web and Mobile
  • Trade 40+ forex pairs, gold & silver call and put options
  • Use embedded tools are risk manager
  • Free demo account
100:1 $1,000 Over 40 currency pairs, Gold, Silver  


Variable Spreads

PC and Web
  • Wide selection of top traders to follow
  • Use the signals received on leading trading platforms
  • Free demo account
200:1 $250 Over 50 currency pairs, CFDs, Stock indices  

Fixed Spreads for Forex

PC, Web and Mobile

AvaTradeAct’s new and advanced auto-trading algorithm

  • Fully customisable
  • Millions of strategies available
  • Risk Management and tolerance tools
  • Dynamic and easy to navigate interface
200:1 $250 Over 250 currency pairs, commodities, options, CFDs, spread betting  


Fixed and Variable Spreads

PC, Web and Mobile
Spread Betting (Metatrader4)

only for traders from the UK/Ireland

  • Spread bet on the world’s most popular platform
  • Comfortable display of charts and quotes
  • Free demo account
400:1. £250 Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Stocks, Indices  


Variable Spreads

PC, Web and Mobile


Metatrader 4 vs. AvatradeAct

Our two most popular manual trading platforms are listed below with a comparison table for your quick reference:

Platform Metatrader 4 AvaTradeAct
Description MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is the world’s most popular trading platform that offers all you need for online trading on one interface. On the single platform you will find a powerful combination of analytical technologies and leading trading tools that allow traders to implement even the most complex trading strategies. A platform created in house that offers you all the tools needed to trade CFDs and forex. All trading features are available while it is entirely customisable, in addition can place a full range of orders, stops and limits, and utilise comprehensive analytical tools, trade alerts and automated trading routines.
Kinds of Spreads Fixed spreads or lower minimum spreads of an MT4 floating spread account Low fixed spreads
Available Markets Over 250 financial instruments, across multiple asset classes, all on a single screen. Trade forex, commodities, indices, stocks, litecoin, bitcoin, ETFs and Bonds on MT4 Trade currencies, equities, stock indices, commodities, bonds and ETFs – over 250 instruments in all – from a single trading screen
Lot size Flexible lot sizes – from 0.01 micro lots
Demo account availability V V
Available leverage Up to 400:1 Up to 400:1
Customisable options Custom chart templates, toolbars and windows. Metatrader 4 also allows the use of virtual private servers. User-configurable windows let you arrange the information you want in a way that is best suited to your trading style
Integrated and installable tools AvaTrade’s MT4 is fully compatible with EAs (Expert Advisors) and the MQL5 community, giving you access to thousands of free automated trading signals Over 30 built-in indicators and tools that you can apply to real-time trading charts
Advanced orders Traders have the option of placing various order types such as: Market orders, Pending orders (buy limit, sell limit, buy stop, sell stop) Stop loss and take profit. Use a full range of orders, stops and limits, and utilise comprehensive analytical tools, trade alerts and automated trading routines

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.

Join AvaTrade now and experience trading specific to your needs.