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How Can I Start Using ActivTrader?
How Can I Start Using ActivTrader?
Updated over a week ago

ActivTrader is our proprietary web-based trading platform. Designed as an evolution of the platforms you know and love, it allows you to trade all available ActivTrades instruments, from any device, on your browser.

To access ActivTrader, simply login to your account by pressing the “Login” link at the top right-hand side of the ActivTrades homepage.

Once you have logged in, you can select “ActivTrader” from the “Platforms” Section.

This will open the ActivTrader platform on your browser. The first thing you will be greeted with is the layout below. ActivTrader has been optimised to be easy and intuitive to use, regardless of the device you are using to access it. So, whether you’re trading on desktop, mobile, or tablet, you will enjoy the same great trading experience.


The charting window itself is powered by TradingView, which is currently one of the best and most popular trading interfaces in the world. This means that if you have ever used TradingView in the past, you should already be familiar with the many features available on ActivTrader. If not, you will quickly be able to get to grips with it, as well as finding a way to personalise it to your needs.

Below you will find an annotated breakdown of all the various settings, features, and customisations that you can use to set your ActivTrader platform up in a manner that best suits your trading style.


1. Main Menu.

By pressing the main menu icon you can gain access to all main options relating to your ActivTrades account. This includes your account information, the ability to both deposit and withdraw funds, access to your personal area, account settings, as well as the ability to leave feedback, or even to contact customer support directly.

2. Advanced Mode.

This button expands the Watchlist in order to provide you with more information about your favourite symbols. This includes the lowest and highest prices of the trading session on that particular asset, as well as a heat-map, showing how other ActivTrades traders are positioned on the symbol in question.

3. Symbol List.

From here you can search the entire ActivTrades asset class and symbol list, and add any asset of your choice to your personal Watchlist.

4. Edit Watchlist.

The Edit Watchlist button allows you to arrange the order in which your favourite assets appear on the Watchlist.

5. Charting Tools.

This bar features available TradingView Charting Tools, allowing you to draw trendlines, studies, measure values, add text, and generally markup the chart in a manner that fits your personal charting style.

6. New Order.

The New Order Button allows you to create a new position on your asset of choice.

7. Charting Features.

TradingView charts come with a variety of advanced charting features, including the ability to compare the performance of multiple symbols on the same chart as an overlay, the ability to monitor multiple charts in split screen mode, the ability to add multiple indicators on an individual chart, as well as being able to save these preferred features so that they're always on your screen when you load the platform.

8. Account Details.

From this tab, you can view live statistics pertaining to the trading account you are currently signed into, including balance, equity, and profit statistics.

9. Messages.

From here you have access to all messages related to your ActivTrades account in one place, without having to navigate away from the platform.

10. Profile.

The profile tab allows you to view information relating to your ActivTrades account, including the details of the individual trading account you are currently signed into (demo or real, leverage, currency), as well as the ability to switch between your other available accounts, contact support, or sign out entirely.

11. Watchlist Menu.

The Watchlist Menu allows you to create dedicated watchlists for each individual instrument we offer including Forex, Shares, Indices, Commodities, and Futures.

12. Watchlist.

From here you can monitor the performance of your preferred symbols at a glance, as well as pressing on them in order to view them on a full chart.

13. Positions.

The positions window at the bottom of the chart gives you all the information you require about your trading activity. This includes orders, open positions, trading history, as well as the ability to manage existing trades.

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