ActivTrades is a pioneer in the retail CFD industry. With nearly 20 years of experience serving a global client base, we fully understand the assets, platforms and trading infrastructure required to create the ideal environment for traders. Our clients benefit from this experience every day and this is why they place their trust in us.
Why Choose Us
Choosing the right broker is critical for every trader’s success. We offer a unique combination of time-tested technical excellence, exceptional customer support and security of investor funds.
✔ State of the art trading infrastructure
We build and own our trading systems so our traders can be confident that even in the most turbulent market conditions their trading experience will not be disrupted.
✔ Rock-solid security and extensive funds protection
Our security standards far exceed the minimum recommended by the regulators because we believe there can be no compromise when our customer’s funds are at stake.
✔ Excellent customer service for all
Unlike some businesses, we provide the same customer care and dedication regardless of the account-balance or size of the trading portfolio. For us all our customers are equal.
✔ Enhanced Insurance Up to $1,000,000
ActivTrades Corp has purchased, at no direct cost to clients, separate insurance protection to cover losses, if there is an insolvency event, in excess of USD10,000 and up to USD1,000,000.
✔ Multi-Regulated Broker
ActivTrades is licensed and regulated in five different countries all around the world - UK, Luxembourg, Portugal, Brazil and The Bahamas. At present, the ActivTrades Group has entities regulated by FCA, SCB, CSSF, CMVM, BACEN and CVM (ActivTrades CCTVM).
Trade the world's largest and most liquid market with unbeatable spreads and lightning quick execution. Trade the most common currency pairs such as EUR/USD, EUR/GBP and GBP/USD to the most exotic ones such as USD/HUF, GBP/NOK and EUR/SEK. The most popular FX pairs involve major global currencies and experience the highest trading volumes and liquidity. Enjoy easy-to-use interface, low fees and tight spreads. You can trade Forex along with 1000+ other instruments with your Live or Demo account.
Trade over 1000 CFDs on company shares from around the world with no stamp duty, custody or account management fees. Trade shares easily and affordably with no hidden fees or markups. Choose the New investor profile and enjoy no commission and no swaps on all shares or opt for leveraged shares trading, our standard fees apply. Dividends are paid if the position is long, whereas the equivalent will be charged if the trader holds a short position. A stock, or a share, is essentially just a small fraction of a company. So, if a company only issues 100 shares and you purchase ten of them, then you own 10% of the company. This is a simplified example.
Conquer the global indices market with trading
conditions designed to empower your strategy. From the US Tech 100 to the S&P, gain exposure to highly traded global indices with a broker that knows what matters to you. Diversify your portfolio and gain exposure to the global market by trading stock index derivatives. Access the most highly-traded major indices from top markets around the world, including
the US, UK, China, Germany, and Japan, with ultra-fast execution and low and stable spreads. Enjoy immediate access to your earnings from indices trading with one of the only brokers
in the industry to process withdrawals instantly. Open an account to trade top global stocks indices with leverage
up to 1:400.
The crypto market is a digital currency market that uses blockchain technology to create new coins and provide users with secure transactions. Trading crypto derivatives allows you to diversify your online portfolio and capitalize on the movements of cryptocurrency prices, whether they’re rising or falling. Trade popular cryptocurrencies including BTCUSD, ETHUSD, and LTCUSD, and hold your positions with no overnight charges. Access the growing crypto market through derivatives and enjoy the ability to capitalize on crypto price movements without needing to own the underlying asset. Enjoy hassle-free withdrawals with instant withdrawal request processing. Leverage proprietary trading features, like Stop Out Protection, to strengthen your positions and give your strategy a unique advantage in a dynamic market.
Our new line of CFDs on selected ETFs allows you to access this exciting asset class right from your favourite trading platform, be it MT4, MT5, or our new and exclusive ActivTrader platform. Hone in on the best-performing equity sectors and allocate funds to them in a more surgical way with our selection of popular CFDs on Exchange Traded Funds. An ETF, or exchange traded fund, is a type of investment fund that’s traded over an exchange, like an ordinary stock. These funds work by having an investment thesis of their own (e.g. green energy, or disruptive technology) which they use as a guide to purchase assets that fit into that specific thesis. An ETF can hold all manner of assets in its portfolio including stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, crypto, and more. In this way, when you purchase the ETF, your capital is proportionally exposed to all the underlying assets that the ETF owns.
The commodity market is a global marketplace for trading various types of commodities like precious metals and energies. Trading them allows you to speculate on the price of highly volatile instruments like gold and oil without buying the underlying asset, whether the commodity price is going up or down. Trade precious metals and energies with trading conditions that give your
strategy an advantage. Expand your portfolio with commodity trading and capitalize on endless opportunities. Trade some of the most popular commodities online including gold and crude oil with both low and stable spreads. Leverage unique trading conditions like Stop Out Protection to give your strategy an advantage. Open account today and speculate on commodity price movements
on award-winning platforms.
ActivTrades clients can now access a number of exciting new CFD contracts on fixed income markets. The bond market is often said to be the market that "tells the truth", and can often be a leading indicator of changing market trends. For this reason, bond market performance is important to FX and equities traders alike. Bonds are a type of debt-based security that’s issued by a government or a company, in order to finance its operations. In other words, a bond is a loan made by the investor, to the organisation issuing it. The benefit of holding bonds in a portfolio is that they are considered much safer than stocks, but unlike holding cash, they benefit from the yield of the coupon payment. Longer-term bonds tend to have a higher coupon because of the opportunity cost of having your capital locked up, but, as we’ve seen above, this is also true when the issuer has a lower credit rating (i.e. it’s a riskier investment).
Best Trading Platforms
1. ActivTrader - Inspired by pros, designed for you
Our all-new ActivTrader platform has something for everyone. Intuitive for beginners and packed with powerful professional tools for experienced traders.
✔ Progressive Trailing Stop
Be smarter about your stops! ActivTrader's game-changing progressive trailing stop feature allows you to specify up to two price tiers that change the distance of your trailing stop once hit. This keeps your stops closer to the price, letting you keep more of your profits or limit your losses in strongly trending markets.
✔ Trailing Stop
Trailing stop is a type of stop loss that tracks or ‘trails’ the current price of your open position and places your stop order when the price reaches a certain distance, in points, from your order. This differs from regular stop orders which take effect once a specific price has been reached. Trailing Stop allows you to take greater control of the markets by mitigating risk and safeguarding your profit or limiting your losses.
What is hedging? Hedging is a risk strategy that allows you to offset adverse price movements by investing in the same product but in another direction. For example, having two open positions on EURUSD, which are long and short, to limit risk.
✔ Market Sentiment
Monitor which direction the market is moving in with the Sentiment Functionality. What is market sentiment? Market sentiment shows the attitude of fellow traders towards a financial instrument within the market. With ActivTrader you can see the popularity of an instrument and which direction other investors have taken to make better informed trading decisions.
Use powerful real-time charts to explore historical trends, see current patterns and forecast your next move. Choose from over 14 chart types and a range of precise indicators to strengthen your trading strategy. From Simple Moving Averages to Stochastic Oscillators, see the full picture with ActivTrader.
2. ActivTrades on TradingView
Trade with ActivTrades On professional TradingView charts.
✔ A Match Made in Heaven
Trade deep multi-asset liquidity on our advanced trading infrastructure with rapid execution and market-beating spreads. Benefit from TradingView’s powerful, feature-rich charting interface and make the most of every single trade.
✔ Charting Has Never Looked This Good
Broaden your horizons with advanced charting tools from TradingView, to the minute news & discussion, and interact with over 30 million traders in real-time.
✔ 12 different charts
Choose from 12 different chart kinds to choose from, including Renko, Kagi, and Point & Figure.
3. MetaTrader 4
A winning combination for experienced traders.
✔ MetaTrader 4. Global Industry Standard
MetaTrader 4 is one of the most trusted and popular trading platforms and the market standard for Forex trading. It is a user-friendly platform that offers advanced technology as well as enhanced security to trade Forex, Metals, Indices, Fixed Income, and Commodities. ActivTrades not only offers exceptional conditions for investing with MetaTrader but also offers our own unique trading tools as well as access to Experts Advisers (EAs) and ability to develop your own technical indicators.
✔ More Strengths of MT4
Advanced charting capabilities easily customisable and pre-set templates to reflect your personal preferences.
✔ MT4 Is for you
Strategy tester. Price alerts and trailing stops. 21 languages available. History data available for different timeframes. 50 pre-installed technical indicators. 9 different time-frames.
✔ World Class Performance and Security
Highly scalable and reliable trading infrastructure built on IBM Cloud. Our clients demand low latency access to financial markets and rapid execution. This is why we have chosen to deploy our trading infrastructure on IBM Cloud. IBM's professional cloud architecture allows us to offer best-in-class trading performance. This includes real-time price delivery, rapid execution and market-leading uptimes.