Vantage is a CFDs broker, every asset listed on the platform is offered in CFDs. Here is a full listing of the markets and assets you can expect to find through the broker.
There are a total of more than 40 forex currency pairs available for trading with Vantage. The spreads on these pairs start at a great value 0 pips with a $3 per lot commission for retail traders, or from 1.4 pips without commission.
The broker offers 20 commodities in total traded as CFDs, these include precious metals like gold, silver, and copper with both gold and silver being available to trade with the US Dollar and Australian Dollar.
Agricultural assets available include cocoa, oranges, and sugar, while energies like oil, natural gas, and gasoline can also be traded here.
Again, indices are traded as CFDs and a total of 10 are available from all around the world. These include EU, US, and Australian indices as well as Asian indices from China, Japan, and Hong Kong. Vix futures index is also available to be traded.
There is a great selection of more than 200 shares from major exchanges in the EU, US, Hong Kong, and Australia to be traded.
Crypto trading at Vantage is also available. This takes the form of 6 available cryptos that can be traded against the US Dollar as CFDs. The cryptos available here are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple.
Execution, leverage and position sizing
Vantage is an ECN/STP broker trading in CFDs. This position allows them to obtain the very best prices from liquidity providers on the market to offer you as a trader.
The Straight Through Processing nature of the trades also means there is no intervention at all from the broker. This is favored by many traders, along with the very fast, efficient execution that ECN trading can provide.
STP is offered with the Vantage Standard account which can be opened with as little as $200 while ECN execution is available through the Raw and Pro ECN account types from $500 and $20,000 minimum deposits respectively.
The Vantage leverage that is available to you depends on two important factors. The first of these is the area in which you are regulated. The second is the actual asset you are trading, with different leverage applying to different assets.
With that said, generally, the leverage available in the UK, the EU and under ASIC regulation is a maximum of 30:1 regardless on account type of asset. Under CIMA regulation, the leverage can be as much as 500:1.
The minimum trade size available at Vantage is 1 micro lot. This is equal to 0.01 standard lots or a cash value of $1,000 if you are not using any leverage.
It is important that you have the correct tools in place to manage your risk while trading. Vantage makes all of these key tools available via the trading platforms.
These include the ability to set stop losses, trailing stops, and take profits, in managing your open positions. You can also engage limit orders to effectively manage your market entry points, and the broker also has margin calls to ensure you equity never drops below a certain point without your awareness.
All of the following trading hours available at Vantage are GMT +3:
- FX: 24/7 – 00:01-23:58
- Crypto: 24/7 – 00:01-23:58
- Gold: 01:00-23:59
- US Oil: Monday – Thursday: 01:00-24:00 – Friday: 01:00-23:45
- US Shares: 16:30-23:00
The trading hours for other commodities and indices vary depending on the exact market.
Forbidden trading techniques
When it comes to trading techniques, the broker is pretty open. They allow both scalping and hedging as well as facilitating algo trading through the availability of the MT4 and MT5 platforms EAs feature.
The broker allows the use of a VPS too. In fact, they offer use of the VPS service for free if your account has equity of at least $1,000.
Platforms & Mobile
Moving to the trading platforms available, here is everything you can expect in this regard when it comes to trading at Vantage.
Charting and Trading tools
Vantage provides for a broad range of charting tools and indicators which are provided by the MT4 and MT5 platforms. In total you will find 51 charting indicators to choose from as well as 31 drawing tools, the ability to set price alerts, and order in one click directly from charts.
This allows for a highly efficient, customizable trading experience at the broker.
Vantage Desktop Platforms
With desktop platforms at Vantage you will have access to both MT4 and MT5. These are two of the most highly respected and powerful, yet easy to run and use platforms in the sector.
You will have a wealth of choice when it comes to charting tools and indicators with more than 50 available, and the ability to engage robots and algo-trading through the EAs feature should you wish. These trading platforms will both run through Mac or Windows, and on almost any device.
Vantage Webtrader Platforms
Vantage webtrader platforms again include both MT4 and MT5 as standard. These have many of the same in-depth features as their desktop counterparts and allow for in-browser trading that is convenient and extremely user-friendly. They are compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Safari.
Vantage Mobile Platform
Again, the Vantage mobile trading platforms come courtesy of MT4 and MT5 mobile. As in the other categories, these are two of the most detailed and powerful yet light mobile trading platforms available.
This will keep you trading with all of the tools and indicators on the move through iOS or Android phones, tablets, and other smart devices.
Special features you can find on Vantage
The following bonuses are offered by Vantage, however they may not be available in certain world areas due to the strict local regulatory environment.
Vantage Active Trader Program
The Vantage Active Trader Program is available to you if you have an account balance of at least $10,000 and a Standard STP account. Through the program you can earn rebates based on your account equity that range from $2 to $8 per lot.
For an account equity of $10,000 – $30,000 your rebate will be $2 per lot, this increases to $4 per lot up to a $100,000 equity. Between $100,000 and $300,000 you will receive a $6 per lot rebate, and $8 per lot above this $300,000 equity position.
Vantage 50% Deposit Bonus
This deposit bonus it is important to note, may not be available everywhere in the world. Where it is available though you must deposit at least $200 to get the 50% bonus.
This is valid up to a $500 deposit which would get you a $250 bonus. After $500, the deposit bonus remains capped at $250.
Vantage 10% Rebates
Similar to the active trader program, this 10% rebate may be available in some areas. You could get this if you deposit $1,000 in your STP Standard account and you can receive a $2 per lot rebate.
For more information on this bonus, you should contact the Vantage customer support team.
Social Trading – Copy Trading
Vantage offers an app you can use to copy other traders. This app can be linked to your MT4 account and provides for three different copy methods.
Fixed Size: The system opens 10 micro lot (0.1 lots) positions no matter what. If the signal provider opens a 0.01 lots position, the system will automatically multiply it by 10 to reach 10 micro-lots, and vice-versa if the position is larger than 10 micro-lots.
Mirror Master Size: Using this copy method, the system will copy the exact same position size opened by the signal provider. For example, if your signal provider opens a 1 lot position, this will be replicated precisely on your account.
Mirror Master Risk: Depending on the settings, the system will leverage the positions opened by the trader, and the margin needed will be proportional to the signal provider’s equity.
For example, If the signal provider invests $100 of a $1000 account (10% of their account value), and the trader’s account has set a 2x leverage with an equity of $5000, then the amount needed to copy the position will be $1000 (10% of $5000 multiplied by 2). So, this copy type mirrors the trade but also applies your leverage settings.