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ActivTrades2 min read
Broker Review
ActivTrades is an international brokerage company focused on investors from France, Italy, Spain, Germany and other European countries. The broker advertises himself on the positive side, talking about transparency, a complete lack of commissions, a wide selection of tools, a low spread, the provision of advisers and round-the-clock support in 13 different languages. The broker is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). His clients are not only private traders, but also large corporate investors.
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Pros Broker
Active participation in social projects
Segregates client funds
One-to-one platform training
Certificate from FCA trusted controller
Cons Broker
No active trader offering
Inactivity fee after 6 months
Limited account types
Not regulated by CySEC
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Review of the Company

ActivTrades founder and chairman Alex Pusco registered a brokerage firm in Switzerland in 2001. Already in 2005, he decided to move her to the City of London, which largely raised the status of a dealing center. By 2009, the Forex brand has gained undeniable recognition in Europe – primarily in such countries, Italy and Germany. Subsequent promotion brought the company popularity in South America, Southeast Asia and Russian Federation.

Asset Management

Work with investment managers is carried out according to the model of Managed Accounts Allocation Manager (MAAM-accounts). Under this scheme, the operations performed on the manager’s account are divided between client accounts in accordance with the available margin. The main strength of this service for investors is daily reporting and wide control powers.

Account Types

ActivTrades offers all investors to trade on identical conditions. The minimum investment is $100. Investment insurance is provided, floating spreads from 0.5 pips, market execution of orders. Access to an Islamic account is provided. Auto trading is allowed, the use of advisers, scalping.

To improve the quality of forecasts, analytical articles are posted on the website. They cover popular assets, news that have a strong influence on trading instruments, short-term and long-term forecasts are given. For traders, an economic calendar of their own design is available with the ability to customize.

Analytical and Training Section

The broker publishes daily analytical reviews of various financial markets. However, the materials presented are based only on technical analysis without taking into account the influence of other interrelated factors. That is why to find among them any unique research does not work.

In addition to analytics, the company provides a training section. Among the materials in the public domain there is information that allows you to get acquainted with the broker’s products, as well as understand the basics of trading. For more experienced customers, ActivTrades provides a personalized training program. We were unable to find information about the content of the special course. However, the site indicates that, having passed such training, the client will thoroughly master the theory and practice of trading in financial markets.

Trading Instruments

The broker realized the opportunity to trade 50 currency pairs, about 300 CFDs on stocks are available in the terminal, in addition to gold and silver, there is the opportunity to trade platinum and palladium, only oil is available for energy, but there are bonds and indices. Since 2017, ActivTrades has been offering customers the opportunity to invest and speculate in 4 types of cryptocurrencies. In 2018, the broker opened the trading of CFDs on ETF units; 6 types of exchange-traded funds are available to customers.

Support Service

The broker is trying to provide the highest quality user support. ActivTrades technical support works 24/5, that is, it is available throughout the trading week. At the same time, the user can address any problem – and company representatives will try to solve it as quickly as possible.

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.