Platform Capabilities

We highlight here some of the trading capabilities of the various platforms:

Fast execution, whatever the market
Atom8 trading platforms provide access to one of the world’s largest ECNs and are designed for fast execution in all market conditions.

Intuitive screen configuration
Display panels are set out so you can easily monitor market conditions, current exposure and leverage and manage and track your orders and positions.

Advanced Charting, Trade from Charts and Chart Pattern Recognition Software (on Atom8 Trader Pro)
A picture is worth a thousand words!  Enjoy some of the most advanced charting software on any broker platform, including software than ranks the strength of well-known technical chart patterns and shows you each pattern superimposed on the relevant chart on any time frame!

Enable the chart trading mode to place orders directly from a chart.

Market leading trading orders
All platforms support a wide range of trading orders, such as:

  • Standard orders:  Market, Stop & Limit
  • Standard contingent (if done) orders: Take Profit and Stop Loss
  • Trailing stops for more efficient entries, risk mitigation and locking in profit
  • Place Bid/Offers* (see below): the ultimate in sophistication for any trader to reduce market risk and spread costs in your day trading and
  • OCO: with a “one cancels other” order, you place two orders and the first to trigger cancels the other.  Essential tool for any range break-out strategy!

*Place Bid/Offers are orders that allow you to act as a market maker yourself, effectively placing your order directly into the inter-bank market and avoid paying the spread! You specify the levels you want to buy and sell at or better (similar to limit orders). As soon as your order is accepted, margin is reserved, speeding up the execution processing. You can also specify the time period (Good Till Cancelled / Good For / Good Till) allowed for the system to work the order. All in, Bids/Offers will enhance your intraday trading arsenal!

Slippage control
“Slippage Control” functionality allows you to control the maximum price slippage you would accept on execution.

Trading Modes
There are two trading modes available on the platforms: “Hedging” mode and “Net Position”:

• “Hedging” mode allows the trader to keep different direction positions for the same trading instrument, with the possibility to “Merge”these positions by closing them both.  We do not charge you commission or any other fees for the merge as we deem no trades to have occurred in this instance. This saves you a double commission!; and

• “Net position” mode displays all orders for the same currency pair in one position, available only for the Atom8 Trader and Atom8 Trader Pro platforms.

Set Default trading values
The general tab of the preferences sets the order management default parameters. Here you can add your default values for: Lot Size; Stop Loss; Take Profit; Slippage; Trailing Step; etc...

One-Click Trading Mode
The one-click trading feature allows traders to send orders immediately by clicking on a trading instrument window.  The order will be sen tusing the default parameters. If the mode is disabled, a window for order preview and validation will open when sending an entry order, or when trading by clicking on a trading window.

Intelligent Orders Validation
The orders validation option alerts traders that there is risk of immediate execution on sent orders based on set parameters. This feature checks the consistency of an order's parameters between the current market and the purpose of the order.

Compare Platform Features
Although each Atom8 trading platform possesses full trading capabilities, additional features may vary on different platforms:

 

FunctionalityAtom 8 TraderAtom8 Trader ProApple iOSWEBAndroid
Slippage ControlYesYesYesYesYes
Place Bid/Place Offer Holders (4)YesYesYesYesYes
Hedging SupportYesYesYesYes (1)Yes
"Net Position(4)" modeYesYesNoNoNo
Technical Analysis toolsYesYesYes (2)Yes (2)Yes (2)
News and analytics toolsYesYesYesYesYes
Market AlertsYesYesNoYesNo
Communication toolsYesYesYesYesYes
Automated Trading (Strategy Builder)NoYesNoNo (3)No
Multi-Lingual InterfaceYesYesYesYesNo
Customised SettingsYesYesNoYesYes
Frequency of updates set-upNoNoYesYesYes
Trailing Stop OrdersYesYesYesYesYes
One-click ModeYesYesYesYesYes

 


(1) Client side only (2) Only basic functionality (3) Not supported (4) See above

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