IC Markets cTrader platform is a market leading trading platform designed from the ground up with Forex CFD trading in mind.
cTrader Platform Introductory Video
IC Markets boasts some of the tightest spreads of all Forex brokers globally. There is no minimum spread on the cTrader platform and spreads on the EUR/USD can often be seen at 0.0 pips during the European and North American trading sessions. The average spread on EUR/USD is 0.1 pips 24/5. This is currently one of the tightest average EUR/USD spread globally.
Our pricing connector, aggregates a mix from up to 25 different pricing providers, which means that we are always able to source the best possible price for our clients and keep our spreads tight, especially during high volatility times such as news announcements.
Fast order execution
The IC Markets cTrader server is located in the LD5 IBX Equinix Data Centre in London. The LD5 IBX data centre referred to as a financial ecosystem is home to over 600 buy and sell side firms, exchanges, trading venues, market data and service providers. This server is cross connects us and our pricing providers to ensure low latency and the fast execution of your trades. Its backend allows simultaneous processing of your orders, enabling you to take advantage of every market condition.
The IC Markets cTrader server has on average under 1ms latency to major VPS providers either collocated in the LD5 IBX data centre or through dedicated lines to nearby data centres. This low latency is ideal for automated and High Frequency Trading and scalping.
Spreads from 0.0 pips
IC Markets boasts some of the tightest spreads of all forex brokers globally. Spreads start at 0.0 pips on the MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms with the average on EURUSD being 0.1 pips 24/5. This is currently the tightest average EURUSD spread globally.
Our prices connector, aggregates a mix from up to 25 different prices providers, which means that we are always able to source the best price for our clients and keep our spreads tight, especially during high volatility times such as news announcements..
No Restrictions on
Trading – Scalping Allowed
IC Markets cTrader platform has no restrictions on trading. We have some of the best trading conditions for scalping and high frequency trading globally, allowing traders to place orders between the spread as there is no minimum order distance and a freeze level of 0. This means orders including stop loss orders can be placed as close to the market price as you like.
Traders can also hedge positions as there is no first in first out (FIFO) rule with IC Markets. Traders do not pay margin on hedged trades and enjoy the benefits of margin netting.
Level II Pricing – Market
cTrader’s depth of market shows the full range of executable prices coming directly from our pricing aggregator. Orders are filled in the IC Markets bridge against the full order book using Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP). cTrader platform offers complete transparency of the liquidity of each currency pair by showing the available volumes for each price level at any given time. High liquidity, asynchronous spot prices and low latency guarantee the tightest possible spreads..
Flexible Funding and
Once you’ve opened your IC Markets cTrader account you can fund using one of our 10 funding options including: Credit/Debit card, Moneybookers, wire transfer, Bpay, broker to broker transfer, branch deposits China Union Pay, Neteller, FasaPay.
Flexible Lot Sizing
There are no limits or restrictions on trade sizes, you can place trades as small as one micro lot (0.01). Our flexible lot sizing allows you to trial the platform with minimal risk and manages your trades sizes in accordance with your account balance.