Powered by Spotware, cTrader delivers a premium charting solution for professional traders and
The cTrader trading platform is compatible with several versions and is designed for
Forex and CFDs (Contract for Differences).
Primary Features of the cTrader Platform
cTrader fuses a selection of impressive modern features, structured in a practical and
easy-to-use style. From custom capabilities and rich charting applications, cTrader welcomes a
range of trading styles, whether active day traders or long-term investors.
Depending on their trading strategies and goals, traders and investors operate with
Consequently, cTrader delivers a broad range of timeframes to work with, from the
the monthly timeframe.
Price data can be displayed in several chart types, including Candlestick, Bars, HLC,
Heikin, Dots, Renko and
The ability to work with split screens is another key feature of cTrader and is crucial
financial space. Detaching (and reattaching) charts is straightforward, with the option
viewing graphs through a
Multi-Chart Mode on one screen.
cTrader also makes it easy to share your work on social media, using ChartShots. Adding
to this, up to 50 templates can be saved from any version of cTrader.
Tools of the Trade:
More than 70 ready-to-use technical analysis tools are available in cTrader, including
momentum indicators, volatility gauges, trend-based and volume indicators. Custom
indicators are supported by cTrader, programmed through cTrader Automate, using C#, or
downloaded from the cTrader Store.
Drawing tools are crucial for today’s traders and investors, particularly those who
focus on price action and require the ability to apply drawing tools to their selected
charts. A convenient toolbar is also available, making access to trading tools easy.
Depth of Market (DoM) is another essential feature. With cTrader, users can access three
different DoM structures: Standard DoM, Price DoM and VWAP DoM.
Order types are how traders and investors communicate their actions to the broker.
Therefore, the selection of order types is important. cTrader provides the Market order,
the Limit order, the Stop order and the Stop-Limit order.
Even short-term traders—think scalpers and day traders—employ the economic calendar in their
day-to-day operations. cTrader delivers a clear economic calendar, offering Previous, Consensus
and Actual values for all major and minor economic indicators.
Moreover, a News function is
available, ensuring that market participants can keep abreast of the minute-by-minute news
across the globe.
Level 2 Pricing
Selection of Order Types
Download the cTrader Platform for iOS, Android and Windows
I do not have cTrader.
You can download and install cTrader in a few simple steps.
Log in to your Client Portal using the credentials provided in the email.
Download the appropriate version of cTrader for your operating system.
Log in and start trading.
I already have cTrader.
If you have already installed the cTrader platform and want to start trading with FP Markets,
open a demo or live account and log in with your FP Markets cTrader account credentials.
account opening process with FP Markets for a demo account takes only a few minutes. However, a
live account’s opening process could take longer, depending on the documentation provided.
System Requirements: cTrader is available on Windows 7 or higher.
It is also supported on Mac OSX.
How to Start Trading with the cTrader Platform?
Open a trading account with FP Markets.
A demo account is recommended for beginner traders, though more experienced professional
traders will opt for a live trading account.
A cTrader ID (cTID) is provided for all individual trading accounts. This unique feature
allows one cTID to combine a user’s credentials across all brokers supporting cTrader.
Familiarise yourself with the platform’s features and trading operations.
Create a trading plan incorporating a well-defined strategy and a strict risk and
Types of cTrader Accounts
The cTrader trading platform permits both hedging and netting capabilities. Available on both
live and demo trading accounts, cTrader is supported on the FP Markets’ Standard and Raw trading
However, it is important to note that demo accounts operate with a 90-day inactivity
limit and will be deactivated if not used within that period.
cTrader vs. MT4
The MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform was launched in 2005 by MetaQuotes and is considered the
go-to trading platform for Forex traders. Six years later—a year after the release of MetaTrader
5 (MT5)—cTrader was founded by Spotware.
Both cTrader and MT4 possess straightforward user
interfaces, offer numerous technical analysis tools and a one-click trading facility, as well as
cater to Forex and CFD products. Both platforms can also be accessed through different devices
and operating systems. Furthermore, both platforms offer similar order types, sufficient for
most trading and investing strategies.
Notable differences between the two trading platforms are
that cTrader dwarfs MT4 in terms of the number of in-house technical indicators offered, with
more than 70 available over MT4’s offering of 30. Programming languages are also different.
While both trading platforms facilitate algorithmic trading systems, cTrader uses cAlgo: C#
programming language and MT4 adopts the widely popular MQL4 programming language.
What Can You Trade on cTrader?
cTrader is available in six different versions: Desktop, Web, and mobile versions supported by
Android and iOS.
Trading a broad range of global markets is possible with cTrader. This ranges from
a generous offering of more than 70 currency pairs, made up of a blend of major, minor and
pairings, to individual equity CFDs across major global exchanges. For those who prefer trading
the price movements of global indices, like the S&P 500 out of the US and the UK’s FTSE 100,
provides access to several popular equity indexes.
Commodity traders can also access commodity CFDs,
covering a range of hard and soft commodities, including crude oil and wheat, as well as
metals, such as gold, silver and palladium.
Additionally, with cTrader, ETFs (exchange-traded
funds), bonds and cryptocurrencies can be traded.
Welcomed by top-tier Forex and CFD brokers, cTrader is a modern trading platform that
allows manual and algorithmic trading across different trading styles. Registering and
downloading the trading platform is straightforward, and sign-in uses a unique cTrader
ID that can be used for all brokerages.
The platform exhibits a professional interface that is surprisingly easy to use, and
executing trades can be done similarly to other well-known trading platforms, such as
MT4 and MT5.
Consider registering for a demo account with FP Markets and begin familiarising yourself
with the platform’s functions and order systems.
The Smart Stop Out is a feature unique to cTrader. While MT4 offers a Stop-Out level
(usually 50% below margin [dependent on the broker), cTrader offers two Stop-Out
functions: Smart Stop-Out and Fair Stop-Out.
The Smart Stop-Out can be explained as a mechanism that closes only a part of the
position with the largest margin (say we have a standard lot, and they close out 5 mini
lots as an example) should equity fall below margin. Therefore, this will reduce the
margin used and increase the free margin to keep the margin level above the current
Stop-Out level (50%).
The Fair Stop-Out operates similarly to how MT4 and MT5 function using their Stop-Out
levels. When the Stop-Out level is reached, the platform starts closing the positions
with the biggest margin to restore the margin level for other open positions. The Fair
Stop-Out function begins closing full positions with the largest margin. MT4, however,
closes positions based on profitability. The largest losing position is closed first.
You can locate your broker’s Smart Stop-Out level in the trading terminal between the
margin level and the unrealised profit and loss.
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