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How to start trading the markets

Taking your first steps into trading the financial markets? Follow our step-by-step guide below, and you will be off the mark in no time.

 

Step 1 – Apply for an account with us

We offer a wide range of financial instruments to trade across two of the industry’s leading platforms: MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and our very own ThinkTrader. Simply apply for an account and provide us with the requested documentation and once approved, we’ll provide you with your login details to access your trading account for the very first time.
 

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Step 2 – Time to fund

Once your account is opened you’ll be able to fund it and place your first trade. Funding your account is simple with our online client portal, ThinkPortal. In ThinkPortal you’ll have access to a wide list of funding options, from credit/debit card and bank wires to local payment providers and digital wallet services. The funds will usually be in your account within 12 hours and you’ll be ready to place your first trade.
 

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Step 3 – Let’s get trading

Now that your account is open and funded, you can take that final step and open your first position. Here are a few pointers to help you get started:
 

Remember – never place a trade that you’re not sure about. Your investment is at risk with every trade you place, so make sure you’re fully behind the decision of placing the trade before hitting the button.
 

 

  1. Understand the markets – ensure you know what you want to trade and when to trade it. Our market analysis section provides plenty of market insight on a daily basis and becoming familiar with our analysts and their articles can be a helpful place to keep track of market news and trading opportunities.

  2. Know the platform – before opening your first trade we highly recommend that you become familiar with the platform of your choice. Explore the different platform features and ensure you’re comfortable with the settings before opening the order ticket for the first time. Read about our ThinkTrader and MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platforms here

  3. Place your trade – once you’re comfortable within the platform, identify the trade you want to make and how you plan to execute it, open the order ticket, set your parameters and place the trade.

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