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Regulated: Regulated by the FCA
Min Deposit: $100
Min Trade Amount: 0.01 Lot
US Clients:
Bonus: Open an Account and get 1,000 Points
Leverage: 400:1
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About ActivTrades

ActivTrades is a forex brokerage brand belonging to ActivTrades PLC. The company operates both a non-dealing desk and a market maker model of forex brokerage services to its clients. Located in London, UK and registered in Wales, ActivTrades is subject to regulation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with registration number 05367727.

 

Special Offers and Bonuses

The bonus rewards system on ActivTrades is based on the attainment of points, which can then be exchanged for cash deposits into the trading account or gift items (usually iPads and tablets of various types). The ActivTrades Rewards also awards points to your account every time you trade. The point value depends on the contract traded.

What are the special bonuses that are available on ActivTrades?

a)    There is a welcome bonus of 1,000 points for those who open accounts for the first time.

b)    A referral bonus of 1,500 points is awarded to those who bring in new accounts on behalf of ActivTrades.

c)     Depending on the number of points obtained, a trader can be given an iPad, a Sony Experia, a Google Nexus 7 pad, Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphone, etc.

 

Types of Trading Accounts

The live accounts on ActivTrades are not differentiated.

 

Trading Platform Features

Several trading platforms are available on ActivTrades. These are the various forms of the MT4 platform.

a)    MetaTrader 4: Several forex pairs can be traded on the downloadable version of the MT4 platform from ActivTrades. This is the new version of the software (Build 600 and above) which also encompasses the new MT5. This replaces the previously available MT4 and MT5 platforms.

b)    MT4 Mobile Platforms: These are the mobile versions of the MT4 platform that have been designed for the iPhone/iPad and Android devices. The software is downloadable from the respective app stores.

 

Commissions and Spreads

The following are the spreads and commissions that traders can get on ActivTrades:

SYMBOL TARGET
SPREAD
AVERAGE
SPREAD *
AUDUSD 0.9 PIPS 0.99 PIPS
EURCHF 1.3 PIPS 1.36 PIPS
EURGBP 1.0 PIPS 1.06 PIPS
EURJPY 1.1 PIPS 1.19 PIPS
EURUSD 0.8 PIPS 1.01 PIPS
AUDCAD 2.3 PIPS 2.38 PIPS
AUDCHF 1.8 PIPS 1.91 PIPS
AUDJPY 1.6 PIPS 1.66 PIPS
CADCHF 1.9 PIPS 2.03 PIPS
CADJPY 1.7 PIPS 1.78 PIPS
CHFJPY 1.9 PIPS 2.03 PIPS
EURAUD 2.2 PIPS 2.29 PIPS
EURCAD 2.2 PIPS 3.04 PIPS
GBPAUD 2.5 PIPS 2.66 PIPS
AUDNZD 4 PIPS 4.15 PIPS
EURDKK 5 PIPS 5.38 PIPS
EURHUF 22 PIPS 23.24 PIPS
EURNOK 28 PIPS 28 PIPS
EURNZD 4.6 PIPS 33.78 PIPS
EURPLN 13.5 PIPS 14.97 PIPS
EURSEK 27.0 PIPS 29.16 PIPS
EURSGD 6.5 PIPS 6.59 PIPS
EURTRY 8.9 PIPS 15.89 PIPS
GBPNZD 5.7 PIPS 6.07 PIPS
TRYJPY 6.0 PIPS 6.65 PIPS
SYMBOL TARGET
SPREAD
AVERAGE
SPREAD *

 

GBPUSD 0.9 PIPS 1.01 PIPS
NZDUSD 1.5 PIPS 1.63 PIPS
USDCAD 1.1 PIPS 1.15 PIPS
USDCHF 1.2 PIPS 1.21 PIPS
USDJPY 0.8 PIPS 0.81 PIPS

 

GBPCAD 2.9 PIPS 3.04 PIPS
GBPCHF 2.7 PIPS 2.86 PIPS
GBPJPY 2.1 PIPS 2.16 PIPS
NZDCAD 3.6 PIPS 3.77 PIPS
NZDCHF 3.5 PIPS 3.67 PIPS
NZDJPY 2.4 PIPS 2.52 PIPS
SGDJPY 3.0 PIPS 3.26 PIPS
USDHKD 3.5 PIPS 3.73 PIPS
USDSGD 2.3 PIPS 2.52 PIPS

 

USDBRL 100 PIPS
USDCNH 12 PIPS 12.91 PIPS
USDDKK 8 PIPS 8.15 PIPS
USDHUF 22.5 PIPS 27.15 PIPS
USDMXN 25 PIPS 28.57 PIPS
USDNOK 28.0 PIPS 28.85 PIPS
USDPLN 11 PIPS 14.2 PIPS
USDRUB 95 PIPS 106.09 PIPS
USDSEK 27.0 PIPS 227.82 PIPS
USDTRY 6.5 PIPS 7 PIPS
USDZAR 47 PIPS 71.32 PIPS

 

Charting Packages

In addition to the charting tools available on the MT4 platforms, there are certain charting add-ons available on the ActivTrades platform. These are:

a)    Molanis Charting Package used to create indicators and expert advisors.

b)    Autochartist MT4 plug-in.

c)     SmartPattern indicator which is essentially a chart pattern recognition tool which can be added to the charts to scan chart patterns and obtain historical data for this purpose.

d)    SmartLines: This is a tool which automatically executes trade orders based on defined trend lines. Useful for traders who love to trade off trend lines.

e)    SmartForecaster: This indicator brings together chart retracements and market trend analysis provide a simple overview of markets.

f)     SmartForecast automatically calculates both short and long-term resistance and support. It also indicates volatility levels and market trends. Particularly important, however, is that it gives you a price evolution scenario with three targets which change in real time.

g)    SmartOrder: This is a tool which is used to increase trading speed and improve the process of managing positions.

 

Education and Demo Accounts

Educational materials on ActivTrades abound for the benefit of educating the new trader. There are also stuff for intermediate traders as well.

a)    There are a number of seminars and webinars which are held periodically. They cover a range of topics such as how to use some of the charting tools listed above.

b)    There are a number of forex education videos. These cover the very elements of technical analysis as well forex basics such as how to place orders, how to use the different trading platforms, etc.

c)     There is a forex glossary as well as a forex webinars archive so you miss none of the previous webinars held.

 

Customer Service

The customer service desk on ActivTrades can be reached via any of contact options shown:

a)        Phone: +44 (0) 207 680 7303

b)        Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

–       There is also a live chat facility on the ActivTrades website, as well the opportunity to get assistance with platform issues via TeamViewer.

–       PHYSICAL ADDRESS: ActivTrades PLC, 1 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YN, UK

 

Deposit and Withdrawals

Deposits and withdrawal options on ActivTrades are:

 

a)    Bank Wire: This can be done in USD, GBP, Euros and Swiss Francs.

b)    Credit Card/ Debit Card: This is the fastest method and requires verification of the user’s identity. Accepted cards are those of VISA and MasterCard.

 

Deposit Limits

The minimum deposit amount on the ActivTrades platform is as from 100 USD/EUR/GBP/CHF.

The maximum total value of deposits over a 30 day period is €30,000 or currency equivalent. The single transaction maximum limit is €10,000 or equivalent. There are no maximum deposit limits on ActivTrades.

 

Withdrawal Limits

There are no minimum or maximum withdrawal limits. Withdrawals to credit cards however cannot exceed the deposit amount made from the card. If the account was funded with a card and also via bank wire, then the withdrawal to the card will match the deposit amount from the card, before subsequent withdrawals are made to the bank account.

 

Conclusion

ActivTrades has had a well rounded forex offering which provides all that the trader will need to succeed in the forex trading business.