Offers two ways to trade: Forex, CFDs
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- Why ATFX Global Markets scored high for autochartist (Jump to section)
- Who ATFX Global Markets is (and isn’t) suitable for (Jump to section)
- An in-depth feature comparison of the top #3 brokers (Jump to section)
- An overview on autochartist (Jump to section)
What is the Best Trading Platform
ATFX Global Markets scored best in our review of the top brokers for autochartist, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here's the full list of all the brokers we considered.
The following brokers allow autochartist on their platform:
- ATFX Global Markets
Here are some areas where ATFX Global Markets scored highly in:
- 4+ years in business
- Offers 57+ instruments
- A range of platform inc. MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
- 24/7 customer service
- Tight spreads from 0.5 pips
- Used by + traders
- Allows hedging
- 2 languages
- Leverage up to
ATFX Global Markets offers two ways to trade: Forex, CFDs. If you wanted to trade EURUSD through copy trading or other means, skip to part two.
The two most important categories in our rating system are the cost of trading and the broker’s trust score. To calculate a broker’s trust score, we take into account a range of factors, including their regulation history, years in business, liquidity provider etc.
ATFX Global Markets have a B trust score, which is low. This is largely down to them being regulated by CySEC, segregating client funds, being established for over 4 years, and much more. For comparison:
Trust Score comparsion
|ATFX Global Markets|
|Uses tier 1 banks|
|Segregates client funds|
The second thing we look for is the competitiveness of the spreads, and what fees they charge. We've compared these in detail in part three of this guide.
Who ATFX Global Markets is (& Isn’t)
As mentioned, ATFX Global Markets allows you to trade in two ways: Forex, CFDs.
- CFD Trading
- Forex Trading
To trade with ATFX Global Markets, you'll need a minimum deposit of $100. ATFX Global Markets offers a range of different account types for different traders including a micro account, mini account, and vip account.
ATFX Global Markets offer over 57 instruments to trade including forex pairs, indices, and many other asset classes. In the following section we’ve listed ATFX Global Markets’s spreads for a range of popular instruments. You can also see a more detailed breakdown of how ATFX Global Markets’s spreads compare in this ATFX Global Markets review
Finally, ATFX Global Markets isn't available in the following countries: DPRK, Canada, Iran, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Yemen.. They do not offer islamic accounts either.
A Comparison of ATFX Global Markets vs. vs.
Want to see how ATFX Global Markets stacks up against and ? We've compared their spreads, features, and key information below.
Spread & fee comparsionThe spreads below are illustrative. For more accurate pricing information, click on the names of the brokers at the top of the table to open their websites in a new tab.
|ATFX Global Markets|
|FTSE 100 Spread|
Comparison of account & trading features
|ATFX Global Markets|
|Accounts offered||Micro account, mini account, standard account, VIP account|
|Platforms||MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps|
|Risk management features||Limit order, take profit, entry order, one click trading, trailing stops, price alerts, limited risk account and negative balance protection|
|Funding methods||Credit cards, Bank transfer, American Express, MasterCard,|
This is a review of Autochartist, a Forex and CFD (contracts for difference) trading support service. Autochartist is a brand which operates from Cyprus and provides technical analysis support services for the Forex, commodities and futures markets. Autochartist delivers its service using technology partners such as Metaquotes and Econoday. Metaquotes supports the Autochartist plug-in, which can be used on MT4/MT5 trading platforms as a custom indicator. Econoday is a provider of economic news and market data analytics.
Autochartist provides traders with the very latest in automated market-scanning tools which showcase trade opportunities that inexperienced traders would ordinarily not be able to spot. These trade opportunities are strictly based on support and resistance levels. Autochartist provides traders with the following:
Chart patterns: Common chart pattern formations that are presented by Autochartist include wedges, triangles, channels, rounding tops and bottoms, and other formations that indicate when the price action has hit a top or a bottom.
Fibonacci patterns, such as Retracements, Extensions, Butterfly, Gartley and ABCD patterns.
Key support and resistance levels that occur on a horizontal plane.
Autochartist also provides an analysis of market risk and volatility, although this is not a frequently used tool.
The Autochartist interface is only available to view once a user has signed up either for the free trial or for a paid subscription. The snapshot shown below contains segments which have to be used together. These segments are numbered from 1 to 13. A brief explanation of each segment is also provided.
Our Favourites: The tab marked “1” is “Our Favourites” and shows the list of trading opportunities which are active, and which possess the highest probability for success based on a 6-month history of similar trading opportunities.
Trading Opportunities: This tab, marked “2”, showcases the existing opportunities which are found on the charts. Therefore, this tab will contain the chart patterns; Fibonacci-based patterns and key levels of support and resistance across several assets. The trader can filter the results shown here using customised preferences.
Pattern Display: The pattern display is marked “8”. Price graphs for various assets are displayed. These graphs show the exact demarcation of the patterns and the opportunities that they present. This is the chart displayed when the trader clicks on the Active Trading Opportunities tab.
What does this pattern display show? It shows the following information:
The asset on which the pattern is shown. Shown as the symbol on the right.
The exchange where the asset is traded. Here it is Forex.
Interval, which refers to the time frame of the chart. Here, the time frame is 15 minutes.
Type of pattern. In this chart, it is a falling wedge.
Direction. This is the direction the price breakout is expected to occur, which is upwards (green arrow on the chart) and green arrow on the right pane.
There are meter bars that indicate the strength for Quality of Signal, Initial Trend, Uniformity, Clarity of Signal and Expected Breakout. The higher the number of bars, the better the overall strength of the signal.
Forecast price is the price at which the breakout move is expected to occur.
The information gained from the Pattern Analysis can be combined with other information within the price movement pane.
Event Impact Analysis: This tab, marked “4”, reveals the impact of previous news releases on the currency pair tool in a concise, visual presentation. The user should know where the fundamentals are pointing before making technical entries.
Price Movement Pane: with Quality Indicators and Volatility Analysis
The price movement pane features the volatility analysis tool as well as the price range forecast.
The Volatility Analysis tool gives the trader insight as to the movement of assets in the market. The trading risk for each asset can be assessed.
By clicking the Volatility Analysis tab, a new pop up with 3 tabs is shown, one of which is the forecast of the price range.
The Price Range Forecast section gives the trader some idea as to the possible range of price movements within each time frame. This will guide in the setting of stop loss and take profit targets.
Results Filter: The display of results for each trade opportunity can be customised in the Trading Opportunities Pane by checking or unchecking the relevant checkboxes as shown below.
Active Trading Opportunities: The Active Trading Opportunities show the tradable patterns in the market. These are patterns which are still in evolution and for which entry possibilities still exist.
The tab for trade opportunities that are no longer valid (either ended or expired) is named the Expired Trading Opportunities tab, marked 13 on the interface snapshot.
Interpretation of Trading Opportunities on Autochartist
Patterns displayed on Autochartist can either be Emerging Patterns, Evolving Patterns, Completed Patterns or Expired Patterns.
The first diagram shows an emerging pattern, which has undergone a breakout. The pattern is only tradable when the entry conditions are attained following the breakout.
The second diagram shows when the target price is reached.
Sometimes, the emerging pattern does not fulfill potential and it breaks down. This would constitute an expired pattern.
How to Start Using Autochartist
Autochartist presents two ways to start using the service.
Sign up for a 14-day free trial, followed by the payment of a monthly subscription.
Using a live account from a Forex broker that supports the Autochartist MT4 plug-in, which allows the plug-in to be used for free.
Benefits of Using Autochartist
Autochartist comes with certain benefits:
Easily spot market opportunities round the clock using the Autochartist tools.
Novices will find the Autochartist tool to be an indispensable tool for technical analysis.
A variety of educational materials are also provided on the Autochartist website.
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