What is cTrader?

Powered by Spotware, cTrader delivers a premium charting solution for professional traders and investors.

The cTrader trading platform is compatible with several versions and is designed for Forex and CFDs (Contract for Differences).

Primary Features of the cTrader Platform

cTrader fuses a selection of impressive modern features, structured in a practical and easy-to-use style. From custom capabilities and rich charting applications, cTrader welcomes a range of trading styles, whether active day traders or long-term investors.

Chart Types and Timeframes:

Depending on their trading strategies and goals, traders and investors operate with different trading styles. Consequently, cTrader delivers a broad range of timeframes to work with, from the 1-minute to the monthly timeframe.

Price data can be displayed in several chart types, including Candlestick, Bars, HLC, Line, Heikin, Dots, Renko and Tick.

The ability to work with split screens is another key feature of cTrader and is crucial in today’s ever-evolving financial space. Detaching (and reattaching) charts is straightforward, with the option of viewing graphs through a Multi-Chart Mode on one screen.

cTrader also makes it easy to share your work on social media, using ChartShots. Adding to this, up to 50 templates can be saved from any version of cTrader.

Tools of the Trade:

More than 70 ready-to-use technical analysis tools are available in cTrader, including momentum indicators, volatility gauges, trend-based and volume indicators. Custom indicators are supported by cTrader, programmed through cTrader Automate, using C#, or downloaded from the cTrader Store.

Drawing tools are crucial for today’s traders and investors, particularly those who focus on price action and require the ability to apply drawing tools to their selected charts. A convenient toolbar is also available, making access to trading tools easy.

Depth of Market (DoM) is another essential feature. With cTrader, users can access three different DoM structures: Standard DoM, Price DoM and VWAP DoM.

Order types are how traders and investors communicate their actions to the broker. Therefore, the selection of order types is important. cTrader provides the Market order, the Limit order, the Stop order and the Stop-Limit order.


Even short-term traders—think scalpers and day traders—employ the economic calendar in their day-to-day operations. cTrader delivers a clear economic calendar, offering Previous, Consensus and Actual values for all major and minor economic indicators.

Moreover, a News function is available, ensuring that market participants can keep abreast of the minute-by-minute news across the globe.

cTrader’s Key
Trading Features:

  • Rapid Execution
  • Level 2 Pricing
  • Smart Stop-Out
  • Selection of Order Types

Download the cTrader Platform for iOS,
Android and Windows

I do not have cTrader.

  • bullet point You can download and install cTrader in a few simple steps.
  • bullet point Register and open a Live Trading Account or Demo Account.
  • bullet point Log in to your Client Portal using the credentials provided in the email.
  • bullet point Download the appropriate version of cTrader for your operating system.
  • bullet point Log in and start trading.

I already have cTrader.

If you have already installed the cTrader platform and want to start trading with FP Markets, open a demo or live account and log in with your FP Markets cTrader account credentials.

The account opening process with FP Markets for a demo account takes only a few minutes. However, a live account’s opening process could take longer, depending on the documentation provided.

System Requirements: cTrader is available on Windows 7 or higher. It is also supported on Mac OSX.

How to Start Trading
with the cTrader Platform?

  • bullet point Open a trading account with FP Markets.
  • bullet point A demo account is recommended for beginner traders, though more experienced professional traders will opt for a live trading account.
  • bullet point A cTrader ID (cTID) is provided for all individual trading accounts. This unique feature allows one cTID to combine a user’s credentials across all brokers supporting cTrader.
  • bullet point Familiarise yourself with the platform’s features and trading operations.
  • bullet point Create a trading plan incorporating a well-defined strategy and a strict risk and money-management approach.
  • bullet point Start trading.

Types of cTrader Accounts

The cTrader trading platform permits both hedging and netting capabilities. Available on both live and demo trading accounts, cTrader is supported on the FP Markets’ Standard and Raw trading accounts.

However, it is important to note that demo accounts operate with a 90-day inactivity limit and will be deactivated if not used within that period.

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cTrader vs. MT4

The MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform was launched in 2005 by MetaQuotes and is considered the go-to trading platform for Forex traders. Six years later—a year after the release of MetaTrader 5 (MT5)—cTrader was founded by Spotware.

Both cTrader and MT4 possess straightforward user interfaces, offer numerous technical analysis tools and a one-click trading facility, as well as cater to Forex and CFD products. Both platforms can also be accessed through different devices and operating systems. Furthermore, both platforms offer similar order types, sufficient for most trading and investing strategies.

Notable differences between the two trading platforms are that cTrader dwarfs MT4 in terms of the number of in-house technical indicators offered, with more than 70 available over MT4’s offering of 30. Programming languages are also different. While both trading platforms facilitate algorithmic trading systems, cTrader uses cAlgo: C# programming language and MT4 adopts the widely popular MQL4 programming language.

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What Can You Trade on cTrader?

cTrader is available in six different versions: Desktop, Web, and mobile versions supported by Android and iOS.
Trading a broad range of global markets is possible with cTrader. This ranges from a generous offering of more than 70 currency pairs, made up of a blend of major, minor and exotic pairings, to individual equity CFDs across major global exchanges. For those who prefer trading on the price movements of global indices, like the S&P 500 out of the US and the UK’s FTSE 100, cTrader provides access to several popular equity indexes.

Commodity traders can also access commodity CFDs, covering a range of hard and soft commodities, including crude oil and wheat, as well as precious metals, such as gold, silver and palladium.

Additionally, with cTrader, ETFs (exchange-traded funds), bonds and cryptocurrencies can be traded.

cTrader Tutorial (Video)

Start Trading
in Minutes

bullet Access 10,000+ financial instruments
bullet Auto open & close positions
bullet News & economic calendar
bullet Technical indicators & charts
bullet Many more tools included

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