Table of contents:
- 1 GKFX demo account and trading platforms under test
- 1.1 Overview of the trading platforms
- 1.2 WebTrader – trade without installing any software
- 1.3 MT4-Desktop as an alternative with even more functions
- 1.4 Trading Central Indicator
- 1.5 VPS (Virtual Private Server)
- 1.6 MT4 BoosterPro Package
- 1.7 Strategy Builder
- 1.8 MT4 BoosterPro Package
- 1.9 Alarm Manager
- 1.10 trade terminal
- 1.11 Correlation Matrix App
- 1.12 correlation trader
- 1.13 Sentiment Trader
- 1.14 Mini Terminal
- 1.15 MT4-Mobile and MT4-Tablet as mobile variants
- 1.16 The Multi-Terminal as an additional component
- 1.17 Get to know the trading platform via the demo account
GKFX demo account and trading platforms under test
Probably the most important basis for successful trading with foreign exchange and CFDs is a customer-friendly and functional trading platform provided by the respective broker. The trading platform should have a user-friendly interface, include as many functions as possible and ultimately help to support the strategies and activities of the trader. Among other things, the broker GKFX has also recognised that the trading platform is an extremely important basis if traders want to trade successfully in the long term. The broker provides his customers with no less than five versions that can be used according to their needs and location.
Overview of the trading platforms
In the area of the trading platform, the broker GKFX offers a wide range of options, because almost every conceivable variant can be used, from the WebTrader to mobile trading.
In detail there are the following Trading platforms, between which customers can choose at the broker GKFX:
- MT4 Desktop
- MT4 Mobile and MT4 Tablet
- Demo account
In the following we would like to give you a short overview of the functions of the respective trading platform and provide you with some additional information about the trading platform.
WebTrader – trade without installing any software
If you want to trade via the broker GKFX independently from a specific terminal device, the provided GKFX WebTrader is the best choice. It is a web-based trading platform which has the great advantage of being compatible with all internet browsers which support HTML. As a result, traders with a Windows operating system as well as with a Mac PC can easily trade directly from the browser. Especially in places where software cannot be installed easily or the connection is restricted by a firewall, the WebTrader vob GKFX is a great tool for trading. It is important to know that the access is available 24 hours a day and that the actual MT4 account is accessed. So you don’t have to open an extra account to use WebTrader, you can simply use it in addition to your normal MT4 account.
The WebTrader has the following features and functions among others:
- integrated social trading
- numerous charts and functions for chart analysis
- One-Click Trading
- user-friendly surface
- based on HTML 5 technology
MT4-Desktop as an alternative with even more functions
For those who do not care so much about being able to trade directly via the browser, the broker GKFX often chooses the trading platform with a desktop version, namely the MetaTrader 4 Desktop.
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is both a modern and the technologically leading trading platform when it comes to trading forex and CFDs. The MT4 Desktop represents an optimal solution for all online trading and has integrated technical analysis and automated trading, for example. Numerous functions can be used, which help to make trading decisions on a solid basis. Various order types are available and traders can use not only advanced charting, but also numerous indicators and tools. An automatic trading system is also available with the so-called Expert Advisors.
Advantages of the MT4 desktop at GKFX:
- numerous indicators and tools
- Real-time courses are available free of charge
- various order types
- automated trading can be used
- modern charting system
- user-friendly surface
- external indicators can be imported
- In addition to the normal range of functions of MetaTrader 4, GKFX offers its customers some interesting additional tools like:
Trading Central Indicator
The Trading Central Indicator is a specially developed add-on for the MetaTrader, which displays strategies, support / resistance areas, pivots and much more directly in the chart and can thus help with trading decisions.
VPS (Virtual Private Server)
GKFX provides customers who want to automate their strategies with special servers on which the systems can run around the clock without the need to have the computer at home on.
MT4 BoosterPro Package
The BoosterPro Package from GKFX offers many interesting tools and add-on programs for MetaTrader 4 such as a Trade Terminal, Client Assistant, Market Manager, various Mini-Terminals, Alamrmanager and much more.
With the Strategy Builder it is possible to implement your own trading strategies in an Expert Advisor for MetaTrader without having to have any programming knowledge. You simply click together your strategy and the Strategy Builder will design the appropriate EA for you to implement your strategies.
MT4 BoosterPro Package
With the MT4 BoosterPro package GKFX offers its customers numerous tools and extensions for the MetaTrader. The MT4 BoosterPro is available from a deposit of 2.500 Euro. Because you can’t test the BoosterPRo package in a demo account, we have taken a closer look at the single tools in our test and would like to show you in the following overview the most important extensions, which you get as a user of the MT4 Booster package and which functions the single tools offer.
The MT4 Alarm Manager is a trading assistant that informs the investor, optionally via SMS (fee required), email or Twitter and can even open or close positions.
Some features of the Alarm Manager:
- Account alerts (margin, balance, equity, profit, loss, continuous profit/loss etc.)
- Message alerts due to market events in the calendar or changes in sentiment
- Trading alerts due to open/closed positions or current profits/losses of positions
- Course alarms when certain course marks are reached
- Indicator alerts triggered by indicators like MACD, ATR Bollinger Bands etc.
- Time alarms triggered by defined times
GKFX’s Trade Terminal is primarily a tool for trade execution and technical analysis. For example, stop-loss or take-profit orders can be set with absolute monetary amounts.
Some features of the Trade Terminal:
- Faster processing of stop-loss, take-profit or trailing stops
- Faster entry of Market, Pending or OCO orders
- One Click Trading Manager
- Create templates for frequently used orders or order combinations
- Trading risk calculator with analysis function
Correlation Matrix App
This trading tool detects correlations (dependencies) between 2 or more markets and can therefore be used as an aid for certain trading strategies, such as spread or pair trading. Any number of markets can be added to and removed from the correlation matrix.
Functions of the Correlation Matrix:
- Compare correlations for all tradable markets such as indices, equity CFDs, currencies or commodities
- customizable views
- different time periods from 1 hour up to 1 week
This trading tool contains an integrated order entry and at the same time shows the correlation (dependency) between two markets in a chart. This allows certain trading strategies, such as spread or pair trading, to be implemented directly.
Functions of the Correlation Trader:
- Open and close trades and place stop-loss and take-profit orders directly from the chart (also in hedging mode)
- Selecting different time units
- Comparison of the net profit for each instrument
The Sentiment Trader is in our opinion one of the most interesting tools of the BoosterPro package. It gives you a quick overview of how other traders are positioned and gives you a feeling of the current market situation. This makes it easier to assess whether a market is overbought or oversold. It must be noted, however, that the data used are only real money accounts, but this data does not originate from GKFX customers. Unfortunately we are not allowed to publish the source of the data here. On request GKFX will inform you about the source of the data.
Functions of the Sentiment Trader:
- Current long/short ratio (market sentiment) for each market
- Configurable display (pie chart, dial, etc.)
- Sentiment overview over many markets
- Comparison with past market sentiment on the chart
- Adjustable time periods
- integrated order mask including stop-loss and take-profit
The Mini-Terminal is an extension of the Trade Terminal of GKFX. This tool is a nice little extension and reduces trading to the essentials, allowing you to focus on the essentials and allowing you to trade faster.
Functions of the Mini-Terminal:
- Section of the chart and the trading mask of the MT4
- Clear and large input fields for stop-loss, take-profit and trailing stops
- Calculator for the risk calculation of a trade
- Marking the currently open items
- Creation and loading of individual templates possible
- Fast closing of all positions
- Possibilities to rotate and/or hedge positions quickly
MT4-Mobile and MT4-Tablet as mobile variants
Mobile trading is becoming increasingly important for more and more traders, so that the broker GKFX decided some time ago to offer a mobile version of its trading platforms. More precisely, there are even two versions, namely MT4-Mobile and MT4-Tablet.
Basically, with MT4 Mobile-Trading, traders have the possibility to access their trading account and the trading platform from any location in the world. Only two or three things are required, namely a smartphone or tablet and an Internet connection. The mobile trading platforms of the Broker GKFX are also characterised by a user-friendly interface and are visually very similar to the stationary desktop version. MT4 Mobile Trading also offers numerous order types and indicators with helpful tools. Advanced strategies and the display of real-time prices are also made available to the trader.
In summary, it is the following features and functions that make the MT4 Mobile and MT4 Tablet trading platform stand out:
- numerous order types and trading tools
- Provision of real-time courses
- user-friendly surface
- free download for both iOS and Android smartphones
- modern and advanced charting
The Multi-Terminal as an additional component
In this sense, the so-called Multi-Terminal is not an independent trading platform, but the terminal is an additional component that can be used for the MT4 trading platform offered by the broker. The Multi-Terminal enables simultaneous trading on several trading accounts at the same time.
Simplified, the Multi-Terminal can be used to manage several accounts, making it the optimal tool for money managers (asset managers). But also all traders who have more than one trading account can benefit from the Multi-Terminal.
The usable functions and features of the Multi-Terminal include
- simultaneous management of several accounts
- various commissions
- Real-time access to account information
- Various alarm functions
Get to know the trading platform via the demo account
Especially for beginners in the field of foreign exchange or CFD trading, it is important to get to know the trading platform without risk at first. For this reason, the broker GKFX also provides a free demo account.
Over a maximum period of 30 days, traders have the opportunity to use the broker’s test account and try out all functions and tradable values. The GKFX provides the test account with 100,000 Euro virtual capital. The registration for the demo account is completely free of charge and the offer can be used for the later real trading account without a binding registration. After only a few details, which the trader has to provide, the test account is set up by the broker. You can then immediately start trying out strategies or familiarizing yourself with the trading platform, for example.