CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Between 54-87% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Based on 69 brokers who display this data. *Availability subject to regulation.
AvaTrade was founded in 2006 and have since acquired a significant customer base across the globe. AvaTrade are internationally regulated by the BVI Financial Services Commission while the European subsidiary, AvaTrade EU Ltd, is incorporated in Ireland and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
The company’s website has multilingual support and is available in over 15 different languages. Whilst the Slovenian language is not supported, customers from Slovenia may prefer the Hungarian, Italian or English language version of the website.
Over 250 financial instruments are available on AvaTrade’s platform including Forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, stocks, shares, and bonds. The company’s website also provides thorough educational resources for beginner traders such as explanatory videos, eBooks, market analysis, webinars, and in-depth articles.
AvaTrade offers support for multiple device types, including desktop, mobile, and tablet. There are also numerous platforms available for traders to choose from. Those trading Forex may choose to go with the industry standard, MT4, however, AvaTrade also offer a selection of their own platforms which serve a variety of functions. These include AvaTradeAct, which has Autochartist embedded to allow advanced technical analysis, and enables trading in a variety of instruments. The minimum deposit for EU customers is €100 when using a credit or debit card to open the account, or €500 if a wire transfer is used. It should be noted that EU customers are not currently able to use electronic payment wallets such as Paypal.
Customers from Slovenia can try out their trading skills by opening an AvaTrade demo account. This uses the same data feed as the live account and is available for 21 days with €100,000 of virtual currency to trade with.
XTB is another broker who offer trading services on a wide range of financial markets, such as indices, commodities, equities and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). The company have branches located throughout Europe, including in Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK, amongst others.
XTB Limited are regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, and the services are offered to traders from Slovenia via the passport arrangements under the MiFID regime (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).
The English language website allows Slovenian traders to have access to three different types of account. These include a Basic Account, Standard Account and Pro Account. The main difference between the three accounts are the spreads offered, which are fixed, floating and market spreads, respectively.
Clients can open an account in Euros, and deposit or withdraw funds by means of a transfer from their bank account, debit or credit card transaction, or e-Wallet transfers from PayPal or Skrill. Charges may apply.
Once an account is open, clients can select between the well-known MetaTrader 4 trading platform, or XTB’s own proprietary platform, xTrader 5. The latter is an award-winning platform with many advanced features embedded.
Both platforms are available for clients on Macs or PCs, or as a downloadable app for tablets, mobile phones, and even smartwatches. This allows traders to keep up to date with their trades, even when they are on the go.