In second place was Saxo Bank. The broker revamped its commission structure with the roll-out of additional tiers for both entry-level and active traders from its Asia offices. Previously, entry level traders only had the commission-free options where spreads were wider, yet with Saxo Bank’s new volume-based structure, even entry-level traders with low volumes now enjoy competitive commissions. A 0.5 pip equivalent added to low average spreads of 0.4 pips (using spread data from February 2018), results in an all-in cost of 0.9 pips on the EUR/USD. More significant discounts are available for higher-volume traders.
I had FT 1 running on InvesttechFX which turned out to be a fraud company as the emails for withdrawal went unanswered, but with their low spreads and closing out early I made over $10K on $1.5K deposit in 3 months. After the drop in market activity FT made no profit at all. FT2 has made no profit at all. This high level marketing they do seems to be grossly over exageratedin its description.
Additionally, remote access capability is important if you travel frequently, or intend to be far from your PC for a long time. In this way, your program should permit access and functionality from any current location through WiFi or some other internet access. A web-based program can be the most valuable and practical strategy of serving the trader and his requirements.
For conducting forex research in 2018, Saxo Bank held its first place position as the best broker in this category. While many brokers struggle to organize research for their customers, Saxo Bank does a fantastic job centralizing the research it provides across its platform suite, within its recently redesigned website, and on its Trading Floor offering. Saxo Bank incorporates a social network where traders share commentary about markets on Trading Floor and provides access to in-house and outsourced research reports, including pattern-recognition tools.
If you are trading with a reputable broker, the chances that you are on MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 are pretty high. If you are on this platform and you are looking for an advanced charting solution - you should look no further. MetaTrader platforms are great because they are available with a great number of indicators attached to them, along with a lot of time frames for your analysis. What's more, customising your charts' look and adding your own indicators is simple to do.
FX charting applications collect the feed of prices from one or more sources, plotting the price changes on a chart, as well as providing some additional benefits for traders. If there is more than one provider for the price feed, the software may either aggregate the prices and display only the average quotes. Alternatively, they might display the quotes from different providers without any aggregation.