Here is a detailed view of all the features you can expect to be catered for at the broker to make your trading life as comfortable as possible.
When it comes to executing your trades, ActivTrades is a market maker broker. This means they handle all of your trades as a counterpart and create their own internal market. While this may not appeal to everyone, it does mean that you accurately know the cost of your trades with little divergence, and gives the broker a lot of scope on things like fees.
The minimum trade size at ActivTrades is 1 micro lot. This is the same as 0.01 standard lots and equal to a cash value of $1,000. So this is the amount you will need in order to open a position. With that said, this amount can be greatly reduced if you decide to avail of the leverage the broker offers.
With trading techniques, ActivTrades allows both scalping and hedging if that is your trading method. Algorithmic trading is also facilitated through the MT4 trading platform, and a VPS is approved for use with the broker providing a free one to professional customers.
Risk management is of course a vital element in trading anything. ActivTrades provides a number of useful risk management tools to assist you in managing both the positions you are in, and the positions you are seeking to enter. These tools are provided directly through the trading platforms and include the ability to set stop losses, take profits, and trailing stops on open positions. You can also set limit orders to manage your entry position on new trades, and the broker has a margin call in place if you are trading on leverage. This will help ensure you retain a certain level of equity in your account at all times.
The trading hours change depending on what it is you are trading. With that said, forex trading is available on a 24/5 basis, Monday to Friday with commodities trading on the same timeline. Stocks, indices, and bonds will vary depending on the local trading hours.
The ActivTrades leverage that you will have access to depends on a couple of factors. The first of these is the entity under which you are registered, then the assets which you are trading. If you are registered under the EU or UK entity of the broker which are regulated by the FCA and CySEC, then the maximum leverage you will be entitled to is 30:1. This can increase to as much as 400:1 if you register a professional account.
If you are registered under the SCB Bahamas regulated entity of the broker then a dynamic leverage of up to 400:1 is available with the following equity thresholds:
- Less than $50,000 – 1:400
- $50,001 to $100,000 – 1:200
- $100,001 to $250,000 – 1:100
- More than $250,000 – on request, contact ActivTrades
These numbers should allow you sufficient scope to achieve the maximum ActivTrades leverage that you need.
Platforms & Mobile
The trading platforms are of course your key window to the market. Let’s take a closer look then at exactly what the broker makes available in terms of both trading platforms, and additional tools to help you.
Charting and Trading tools
The charting and trading tools that you will have available at ActivTrades are all provided through both MT4 and MT5 trading platforms. These platforms are well-known for providing an extensive range of tools and indicators so you will have more than 51 charting indicators and 31 drawing tools at your disposal. Alongside this you can set orders directly from the charts and engage in one-click trading perfect for scalping. Price alerts are also available.
Through ActivTrades you will also have access to multiple premium tools for MT4 such as SmartOrder 2 which improves execution, adds OCO orders, and more. Smartlines can automatically set orders depending on trend lines, while SmartTemplate, SmartForecast, and SmartPattern are all available in the same package of plug-ins to give you an even more detailed and customizable trading experience.
ActivTrades Desktop Platforms
In terms of desktop platforms, MT4, MT5, and the ActivTrades platform are all offered for you to choose from. Here you can expect a collection of some of the most powerful trading platforms in the industry, with MetaTrader being renowned as a favored, robust solution for the majority of traders. You will also have access to a depth of indicators and charting tools on platforms that can easily be run on almost any machine. These trading platforms will run on either windows, or mac devices without problem.
ActivTrades Webtrader Platforms
Again when it comes to webtrader platforms, MT4, MT5, and the ActivTrades proprietary trading platform are all available. The brokers demo account which is available for 72 hours without registration is also available through these platforms.
The major benefit of these platforms is the fact they will conveniently run in your browser with no installation needed. They are also very intuitive and extremely user-friendly with almost no loss of functionality when compared with their desktop counterparts.
ActivTrades Mobile Platform
MT4, MT5, and the ActivTrades platforms are again available as mobile trading options. The MT4 mobile trading platform is very powerful when compared to other mobile trading platforms and offers a great range of capabilities. You can easily manage your trading account, deposits, and withdrawals, while also charting on the move with these platforms. They are all accessible through iOS or Android on your phone, tablet, or smart device.
ActivTrades offers CFD trading only. There are over 500 assets available for trading in total with the broker. Here is a look at exactly what they provide.
There are more than 45 currency pairs available to trade as ActivTrades. This includes major, minor, and exotic currencies. The spread on these pairs starts from only 0.5pips.
There are a total of 4 commodities available to trade as CFDs. These include two metals in gold and silver, as well as two energies in WTI, and Crude oil.
A total of 10 indices are open to trade as ActivTrades. These come from all around the world including in the US, UK, Brazil, and around the EU.
ActivTrades provides for stock trading as CFDs in more than 500 companies. These come from a range of exchanges all around the world including 2 indices in the US, 12 in Europe, 7 in Asia, 6 in South America, and one each in South Africa, and Australia. There should be stocks in major companies to fit all trading needs.
ETFs are also available to trade with more than 20 listed. These can be traded in a number of different fields including energy, finance, health, industrial, tech, and real estate, and they can be traded from as little as $1 in value.
A total of 30 futures are available to be traded with ActivTrades. This includes futures on 16 indices, 9 agricultural assets, 4 energies, 1 metal, and more.
You can trade in one options asset. This option is the DAX30 German index option.
Here are some other common products which you may encounter during trading with ActivTrades.
ActiveTrade (Proprietary Trading Platform)
The ActivTrades proprietary trading platform is available for you to select and trade on in desktop, mobile, and tablet form. It provides a very easy to use trading platform with multiple order types available as well as hedging facilitated. The trading platform is comprehensive in the data it provides too with both real time charting, and a market sentiment indicator available for you to utilize. The platform is a good experience all round and an excellent alternative to the other MT4 and MT5 trading platforms made available by the broker.
Social Trading – Copy Trading
At the moment, ActivTrades does not offer social or copy trading services directly. With that said, through using your EAs function within the MT4 trading platform, you can engage in a form of copy trading if you are implementing trading strategies and robots from the community which is available.