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We Want You to Succeed

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We Provide Our Traders With Superior Trading Conditions

No restrictions on short selling and scalping as well as ultra-low spreads.

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Enjoy Fast and reliable order execution and a 24-hour live customer service in 15 languages.

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Take advantage of our Expert Advisors and Copy Trading platforms as well as 24/7 cryptocurrency trading.

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With regulatory licenses across 6 jurisdictions, we will ensure a hassle-free trading experience.

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Having access to the right tools of the trade can make a difference. This is why we provide our traders with an array of trading software solutions – the iconic MT4 and MT5 platforms, Vanilla Options trading platform, automated trading solutions including ZuluTrade and DupliTrade

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What is Foreign Exchange?

Foreign exchange, more commonly known as Forex or FX, relates to with the purpose of making profit off the changes in their value. As the biggest market in the world by far, larger than the or any other, there is high liquidity in the forex market. Therefore, the forex market attracts many traders, beginners and experienced alike.

Currency Pairs

There are hundreds of currencies in the world, and each has a three letter symbol. American Dollars are USD, Euros are EUR, Swiss Francs are CHF, British Pounds are GBP and onwards to all the currencies. Currencies are divided into two main sorts – Major currencies and minor ones. The major currencies are derived from the most powerful economies around the globe.

The Forex Market

With approximately $4 trillion USD traded in the market every day, the forex market has the highest liquidity in the world. Basically, this means that one can buy almost any currency he wishes in high volumes while the market is open. The forex market is open 24 hours, 5 days a week – Monday to Friday. Trading begins with the opening of the market in Australia, Asia, Europe to follow and then the USA until the markets close.

The forex market start time during the summer is on Sunday at 9:00pm GMT, and ends at 9:00pm GMT on Friday. In the winter it’s 10:00pm-10:00pm accordingly. That results with currencies being traded at all times, day or night. Unlike some other instruments, where a downfall of the market would leave traders with untradeable assets, the forex market can always find a buyer or a seller.

Leverage Trading

is given by the broker to enable traders to hold trading positions that are larger than what one’s own capital would otherwise allow.

It is important to remember that the profits and losses are determined by the position size, and as leverage trading can magnify profits also losses can be enhanced, thus proper have to be used.


What is a CFD?

Contracts For Difference (CFDs) are specialised and popular Over The Counter (OTC) financial derivative products which enable you to trade on the price movement of financial assets Indices Futures, Commodity Futures, Cryptocurrency, Shares and Exchange Traded Funds.

They enable clients to trade freely without actually owning the underlying asset or acquiring any rights or obligations in relation to the underlying asset. The main benefit of trading CFDs is the flexibility to trade against the price movements without actually buying or selling the physical instrument.

AvaTrade’s CFDs derive their price from the underlying asset. You can trade CFDs if you believe the price of a financial instrument is likely to go up in value (strengthen) and if you think it is likely to go down (weaken). Your profit or loss in online CFD trading is determined by the difference between the price you buy at and the price at which you sell.

CFD Trading Methods

There are various trading strategies that are often used when trading CFDs, that even the most unskilled trader can understand. These decisions involve a number of trading methods and the most popular are the Long vs. Short

Long Position

A long position in trading CFDs is when a trader purchases the asset. This will mean that the asset will rise or see an increase in its value over the time of life of the contract. In long term trading, as it has a higher level of forecasting ability will allow traders to act on lower price market moves. Trades normally last from month to more than a year.

Short Position

The short position occurs when the trader feels there will be a decline in the assets value and a ‘sell’ is selected, however there is an intention from the trader to buy the contract back at a later stage. E.g.: A short seller’s expectation is that the price of the asset will fall over the life of the contract. If his prediction is wrong and the price of the asset starts to rise the open trade will sustain a loss, which is calculated by the difference between the opening and closing price of that asset over that time. The reverse is true should his open trade indicate that the asset chosen would decrease in value. Short term trades can allow profits from short time spans even up to minute-to-minute moves. Limiting financial costs is an advantage in short term trading.


This would be a happy medium that offers both undated futures and contracts and can be traded on short or long term CFD strategies.

What are the Advantages of CFDs?

No Exchange fees – You do not own the underlying asset and do not acquire any rights or obligations in relation to the underlying asset. It is a contract between the client and AvaTrade.

Leverage trading – You need significantly less capital to open a trade in comparison to owning the underlying asset. Leverage is a double-edged sword, of course, as it can significantly increase your losses as well as your gains.

No Stamp Duty – For many, CFDs are not subject to stamp duty (this is subject to your individual circumstances and jurisdiction and can change).

Multi-vehicle Investment – The ability to trade a range of instruments from the same trading platform.

Trade on both rising and falling markets – Open either short or long positions according to the market conditions and your trading strategy.

CFDs don’t expire – The general idea is that where there is a rise generally is followed by a fall it is a continuous market cycle.

Hedging potential – A buffer for your trades if the trade is not going in the intended direction you can open the equivalent position in the opposite direction to reduce the risks.

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In its latest survey overall experience with ActivTrades was described as good or excellent by 9 out of 10 of its clients and 95% would recommend ALGO CFX LTD


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