User Rating:Updated on: May 20, 2018
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Spread Betting & CFDs carry risk
AvaTrade – Fixed & Floating Spreads
Founded in 2006, AvaTrade (headquartered in Dublin, Ireland) is a relative newcomer to the spread betting field. But with more than 200,000 registered traders and total trading volumes exceeding $50 billion per month, it is clear AvaTrade has built a strong international presence. A clear leader in the Forex and CFD trading markets, AvaTrade also offers spread betting services via its MetaTrader 4 platform.
With an AvaTrade account you can spread bet on over 200 different Forex pairs, commodities, indices, shares, ETFs and Bonds. You have access to a great range of currency pairs (over 60) including GBP/USD, AUD/CAD, EUR/USD, GBP/JPY, NZD/USD, EUR/GBP and more. Their commodities list includes crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, copper, silver, gold, corn, wheat, and cotton as well as many more.
Spread Betting Platforms
As a leading provider of technical solutions to online trading, AvaTrade offers a range of platforms for Forex and CFD traders and the sophisticated MetaTrader 4 account to spread betting clients. The MetaTrader 4 account offers a highly customisable experience with powerful charting and analytical tools. AvaTrade’s MT4 platform provides you with over 30 analytical tools (such as Fibonacci levels) and is compatible with Expert Advisor (EA) technology for free access to automated trading signals.
AvaTrade also offers MT4 account holders the choice between fixed or floating spreads. Whilst less predictable and slightly more risky, the floating spread account does offer a lower minimum spread.
AvaTrade also offers the MT4 Mobile App which is available for iOS devices (smartphone and tablet), Android devices (smartphone and tablet) and Windows Phone. Being able to monitor your spreads and trading account at any time and from anywhere is definitely a bonus.
It is clear AvaTrade understands that new traders need time and resources to practice spread betting online. They offer a very generous free demo trading account with up to $100,000 to trade with. On top of the demo account, it is clear that trader education has been taken care of at AvaTrade with a wealth of resources for both beginners and novice traders. Their ‘Trading A-Z Guide’, trading video tutorials and webinars cover all bases for online trading. Traders also have access to live market news and market analysis to stay in-the-know before making a trade. AvaTrade also make great use of their social media channels- such as Facebook and Twitter- to share the latest market news and updates.
The customer support available at AvaTrade is also very professional. With live chat, email and call centres available for Europe, New Zealand & Australia, North & South America, Asia and more, you will never be left in the dark. The selection of trading tools offered with the MT4 platform are very impressive, even the most informed traders will find these beneficial before executing a trade.
- Small spreads
- Generous $100,000 demo account
- The trading tool range
- Choice of fixed or floating spreads
- Only one platform for spread betting
Forex/CFD, Spread-betting & FX Options trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.
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