Forex Live Trading

Forex live trading allows you to access real-time charts and signals using the many platforms on the market, including MetaTrader 4 (MT4). UK investors can also utilise other tools and third-party resources to boost their knowledge, such as a live trading room or mobile app.

If you want to start online forex trading on live charts, read on to learn more about some of the top strategies and analysis techniques.

Live Forex Brokers In The UK

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Plus500 Offer forex trading via CFDs with tight variable spreads and a range of well over 70 currency pairs. Free Unlimited Demo Account.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Pepperstone offers spreads from 0.0 pips on the Razor account and have almost 61+ pairs available to trade. Lots start at 0.01.
GBPUSD Spread
0.38 pips (Via Razor)
EURUSD Spread
0.09 pips (Via Razor)
GBPEUR Spread
0.49 pips (Via Razor)
Total Assets
180
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor & exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
From 1.8
EURUSD Spread
From 1.8
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.8
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on 40+ of major, minor & exotic pairs with an award winning platform. Zero commission, free education and low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0 but 0.0 on Raw Account
EURUSD Spread
1.0 but 0.0 on Raw Account
GBPEUR Spread
1.0 but 0.0 on Raw Account
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
CMC Markets is headquartered in London and listed on the LSE (FCA Regulated). They offer competitive spreads on a global range of assets via a next generation platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.1
Total Assets
300+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
FXCM are an FCA regulated, London based broker. Companies under the FXCM umbrella are also regulated in Australia and South Africa.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5 pips var*
EURUSD Spread
0.2 pips var*
GBPEUR Spread
0.5 pips var*
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Reliable and affordable trading since 2009. Join over 400,000 others trading on 300+ CFD products. Trade Forex CFDs from 0.0 spreads on our RAW account through TradingView, MT4 or MT5. Vantage FX is ASIC regulated and client funds are segregated. Open an account in under 5 minutes.
GBPUSD Spread
0.0 via ECN
EURUSD Spread
0.0 via ECN
GBPEUR Spread
0.0 via ECN
Total Assets
120+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade Forex on 0.0 pip spreads with the world's leading True ECN forex broker - IC Markets. Great choice for serious traders. ASIC regulated.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.5 pips
Total Assets
56+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Avatrade offer 50+ currency pairs and their spreads are some of the best among any broker. They are regulated across 5 continents.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0 var
EURUSD Spread
0.7 var
GBPEUR Spread
1.7 var
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex.com are a leading forex broker. Offering the largest range of currency pairs (80+) and some of the tightest spreads in the industry.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0 Var
EURUSD Spread
0.7 Var
GBPEUR Spread
0.7 Var
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
BDSwiss offer 250+ Shares, Indices, Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies markets via CFDs. With spreads from 1 pip and an award winning app, they offer a great package.
GBPUSD Spread
1.7 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.3 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on close to 20 currency pairs, including crypto pairs. 'Covest' and follow experienced traders.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
18
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
XM.com deliver ultra low spreads across a huge range of Forex markets. Flexible lot sizes, and Micro and XM Zero accounts accommodate every level of trader.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
1.6 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
2 pips (var)
Total Assets
55+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Axi is a global online FX and CFD trading company, trusted by 60,000+ ambitious customers in 100+ countries around the world.
GBPUSD Spread
0.1-0.3 pips (Floating)
EURUSD Spread
0-0.2 pips (Floating)
GBPEUR Spread
0.1-0.3 pips (Floating)
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
67 major, minor and exotic FX pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1.3 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.70 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
1 pip var
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Global brand offering exceptional execution, low deposit requirements and advanced charting and trading platform features.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
1.1 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
1.3 pips (var)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Capital.com offer 68 Forex pairs for trading. All have competitive spreads. The firm also ensure negative balance protection.
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips
Total Assets
68
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with spreads as low as 0.0 pips. $0 Commission. 1:500 Leverage
GBPUSD Spread
0.1-0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.0-0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Multi-Award winning broker. Specialising in Forex but also offering stocks and tight spreads on CFDs and Spread betting across a huge range of markets.
GBPUSD Spread
2.39 pips (Ave)
EURUSD Spread
1.58 pips (Ave)
GBPEUR Spread
1.74 pips (Ave)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Binary.com deliver advanced forex trading via the MetaTrader5 platform and 3 Account Types
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip var
EURUSD Spread
0.5 pip var
GBPEUR Spread
1 pip var
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
NinjaTrader offer Traders Futures and Forex trading. Use Auto-trade algorithmic strategies and configure your own trading platform, and trade at the lowest costs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.6 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
IG offer spread betting, CFD and Forex trading across a range of markets. They are FCA regulated, boast a great trading app and have a 40 year track record of excellence.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
2 pips
Total Assets
90+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers both investing in stocks and cryptoassets, as well as trading CFDs.
GBPUSD Spread
2 pips
EURUSD Spread
1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.5 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
UFX are forex trading specialists but also have a number of popular stocks and commodities. Offering tight spreads and one of the best ranges of major and minor pairs on offer, they are a great option for forex traders.
GBPUSD Spread
5 pips
EURUSD Spread
3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
4 pips
Total Assets
65+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a range of currencies with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
iFOREX offers trading on approaching 100 currencies from around the world
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2.8
Total Assets
90
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on dozens of currency pairs with low spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on dozens of FX pairs with zero spreads available
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1 pip
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex trading is available on major, minor and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.58
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
13
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade major, minor & exotic FX pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.2
EURUSD Spread
1.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
65
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
50 currency pairs are available, including majors, minors, and exotics
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
1
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade majors, minors, & exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.2 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.2 pips
Total Assets
17
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of currency pairs from around the world with tight spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on the FX market with flexible leverage and dynamic market spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.8
EURUSD Spread
From 0.2
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.2
Total Assets
69
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
IronFX offers trading in major currency pairs, plus minors and exotic pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
83
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 33 Forex pairs with spreads from 0.0 with the 'Zero' account. Prices quoted to 5 decimals places, and leverage up to 1:1000
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.0
EURUSD Spread
From 0.0
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.0
Total Assets
33
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Libertex - Trade Online. Libertex offer CFD and Forex trading, with fixed commissions and no hidden costs.
GBPUSD Spread
0
EURUSD Spread
0
GBPEUR Spread
0
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a breadth of forex pairs with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on an excellent range of popular and emerging forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.2
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of forex pairs with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.49
EURUSD Spread
0.09
GBPEUR Spread
0.61
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
There's a long list of major, minor and emerging forex pairs at FXGiants.
GBPUSD Spread
1.97
EURUSD Spread
1.74
GBPEUR Spread
1.90
Total Assets
84
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade three-dozen forex pairs, including the US Dollar and Euro.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a range of major, minor and emerging forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a modest collection of FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
5.5
EURUSD Spread
2.5
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
7
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Buy and sell major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Buy and sell FX with 1:30 leverage
GBPUSD Spread
4
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
5
Total Assets
21
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on forex with floating spreads
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
43
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on nearly 50 leveraged forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
2.7
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Take positions on the FX market with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex trading on dozens of majors, minors and exotics
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
41
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on dozens of currency pairs with tight spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Take positions on the foreign exchange market with leveraged trading products.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
2.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on multiple forex pairs at Grand Capital.
GBPUSD Spread
27
EURUSD Spread
17
GBPEUR Spread
16
Total Assets
54
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major and minor online currencies at ITradeFX.
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
23
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade FX with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
4
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade over 50 online forex pairs at FXFlat.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 45+ forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
30 currency pairs are available to trade
GBPUSD Spread
2.4 pips
EURUSD Spread
2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
2.4 pips
Total Assets
30
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on global currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on close to 60 forex pairs with low spreads & leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.6
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.5
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on dozens of popular currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
2.2
EURUSD Spread
1.1
GBPEUR Spread
3.1
Total Assets
30+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with up to 1:400 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.28
EURUSD Spread
0.28
GBPEUR Spread
0.28
Total Assets
49
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Dukascopy offers FX trading on over 60 currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
63
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trading available on close to 40 major, minor, and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.2
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Established spread betting, forex and CFD broker with over 30 years in the business. Regulated around the globe.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
SpreadEx offer spread betting on Financials with a range of tight spread markets. Popular award winning, UK regulated broker.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9 pts
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
A regulated bank, Saxobank offer Equities and Forex trading on 40,000+ markets via the SaxoTrader Pro and SaxoTrader Go platforms
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 (varies by region)
EURUSD Spread
0.2 (varies by region)
GBPEUR Spread
0.6 (varies by region)
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Deriv.com are a new brokerage, offering options and CFDs on a simple, reliable, flexible platform. Get access to volatility indexes exclusively at Deriv.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.5
EURUSD Spread
From 0.5
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.5
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade online currencies with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.00002
EURUSD Spread
From 0.0
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.00002
Total Assets
63
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with tight spreads & leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.6
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
FXTM offer forex trading on a huge range of currency pairs. Spreads can be as low as 0.1 with the ECN account types.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3 (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.1 (var)
GBPEUR Spread
0.2 (var)
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
easyMarkets.com - Simply Honest. Trade CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, Shares & Cryptos With a Top Rated Forex Broker
GBPUSD Spread
1.3 var (MT5)
EURUSD Spread
0.9 (MT4)
GBPEUR Spread
1.5 (MT4)
Total Assets
81+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 70 pairs and keep trading costs to a minimum, with tight spreads or the lowest commissions with Fusion
GBPUSD Spread
0.64 (Ave)
EURUSD Spread
0.12 (Ave)
GBPEUR Spread
0.62 (Ave)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Alpari International offer forex over a huge range of pairs including Major, minor and exotic pairs. All with competitive spreads and laddered leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.4 (var)
GBPEUR Spread
0.6 (var)
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Fondex is an award-winning forex and CFD broker with industry low trading costs
GBPUSD Spread
0.71
EURUSD Spread
0.28
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Skilling offer Standard and Premium accounts offering competitive leverage and spreads across a large range of major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.4 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.1 pips
Total Assets
73
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
XTB is one of the largest stock exchange-listed FX & CFD brokers in the world, offering access to over 2000 instruments on their trading platforms.
GBPUSD Spread
0.1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0.2 pips var
GBPEUR Spread
0.1 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade dozens of global currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
4.3
EURUSD Spread
3.3
GBPEUR Spread
4.3
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of leading online forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
2
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on close to 70 forex pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 50+ forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
59
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ayondo offer trading across a huge range of markets and assets. They also offer negative balance protection and social trading.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1 Var
EURUSD Spread
0.8 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.7 pips
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 70 forex pairs with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade 10 forex pairs with multiple binary options contracts.
GBPUSD Spread
None
EURUSD Spread
None
GBPEUR Spread
None
Total Assets
10
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade major, minor and exotic forex pairs with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.1
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
79
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor & emerging forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.2
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with up to 1:400 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
20+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 50 currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
51
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
55+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a range of forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
75+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.85
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.67
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a range of FX pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trading CFD forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 50+ global currency pairs with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2.2
Total Assets
51
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes

Introduction To Forex Live Trading

Live forex trading involves using real-time services for the intraday and long-term trading of the financial markets. Traders typically have 24/7 access to a live stream of data, with the ability to execute various strategies and analysis techniques.

Live trading in forex markets also involves using tools, resources and educational content which can supplement investing platforms. Such services are offered by brokerages, which act as intermediaries between traders and the interbank system.

As such, a brokerage will buy and sell FX assets for a commission and often make their money through the difference in live bid and ask prices. Live forex brokers also ideally offer rapid trade execution, an essential feature of effective trading.

Platforms & Apps

If you want to start live forex trading today, you will need a robust and reliable platform. The most popular platforms offered by forex brokers include the MetaTrader suite (MT4 or MT5).

MetaTrader 5 forex live trading

MetaTrader 5 forex live trading

The platforms include advanced forex trading features where you can analyse price data using technical indicators and charting tools, all on one live screen. Note that the trading times available within the platform are based on the broker’s server timezone, so make sure you choose wisely.

Some platforms also offer automated trading using robots, or expert advisors (EAs), which are programmed to execute currency trading at optimum market conditions. A forex live trading robot can be an excellent tool for any investor, though finding one that works best for you may take some trial and error.

It’s also worth looking out for forex brokers who offer their services via a live trading mobile app. The MetaTrader suite is typically available for download onto most smart devices, but some brokers such as IQ Option and Forex.com, for example, have also developed their own proprietary apps.

Live Forex Trading Accounts

When you sign up to a live forex broker, they will usually offer several trading account types, catering to both beginners and experienced traders. Some accounts focus on offering tight spreads and low commissions, whilst others offer additional features.

Most account types require a minimum deposit, though some are free. Live accounts also typically require ID verification during the registration process, which can be lengthy.

Forex live trading accounts

Forex live trading accounts

A good forex broker will also offer a free trading simulator or live demo account, which are much quicker to open. More importantly, demo accounts are a useful tool for traders who want to test out the trading platform in real-time conditions, without risking any real money.

For guidance on how to open a live forex trading account with your broker, simply head to their website and follow the account registration instructions.

Forex Live Trading Analysis

To analyse prices and predict future trends, it’s important to understand the different forex analysis techniques involved.

Technical Analysis

Technical analysis involves studying historical forex price data to determine the probability of future price movements. This is achieved by using technical indicators and graphical objects, which are designed to identify live trading patterns on a range of charts and timeframes.

Live price quotes are usually presented on candlestick graphs, which indicate the entry and exit points in the market. These points represent upwards and downwards trends (bullish and bearish signals) which are usually red or green.

MetaTrader 4 live forex trading

MetaTrader 4 live forex trading

Technical studies are free to use and are included in your trading platform, though the range of indicators offered varies from broker to broker. Some of the most popular technical studies used by traders include Bollinger Bands, moving averages and Fibonacci curves.

Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis involves looking at economic, social and political factors that could affect daily currency prices. This strategy is based on the idea that live forex prices will respond positively if a country’s economic outlook is strong.

For this kind of analysis, forex traders use various resources such as daily trading reports and live news headlines. Therefore, although fundamental analysis doesn’t involve looking online at forex trading data and live charts, it does require a good understanding of macroeconomics and geopolitics.

Using a combination of forex news data, technical analysis and other trading tools will create a strong formula for effective trading, though perfecting your techniques will take time. Note also that whilst most technical analysis tools and charts are usually free with your platform, other third-party tools may come at a cost.

Strategies

There are numerous live forex trading strategies that you can employ to enhance your skills and discipline. Forex trading strategies help to uncover live entry signals in the market, taking into account position sizing and risk management. However, not every winning forex trading strategy is easy to acquire and it will take practice to implement them effectively.

A lot of live forex trading strategies are based on whether you are operating within a short time frame or a longer time frame. Here are some examples:

  • Scalping – This short-term style of trading only holds trades for a few minutes, whereby the investor aims to skim a few pips of profit before exiting the trade. The MetaTrader package offers excellent indicators for scalping strategies.
  • Daily charts – Compared to strategies with tighter time frames, daily charts offer more reliable signals and require navigating the larger intraday swings in the market.
  • 1-hour Strategy – By using the 60-minute time frame, traders can, for example, take advantage of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator, which map out average hourly trends. Other techniques suit varying live forex trading hours.

Education & Tools

With forex live trading, there are many tools, groups and resources available at your disposal to enhance your trading experience and skills. Most brokers offer forex training resources, for example, in the form of live day trading webinars, tutorials, contests and videos.

You can also find various forex live tips, news, courses and advice on blogs or downloadable newsletters. It’s also worth looking out for any networking features like a live community chat or forum where traders share their best trade ideas.

If you’re looking for other third-party tools, some forex traders sign up to a live trading room which allows you to interact and share ideas. Education can also be offered in the form of talks or training sessions, where traders can watch live forex day trading strategies in action, such as scalping. There are also live forex trade calls where experienced pros discuss market news.

However, forex traders should be cautious if considering signing up to live trading rooms, as they are not always free and some website are scams. Make sure to thoroughly check online reviews and look out for any notable red flags.

Final Word On Forex Live Trading

If you’re thinking about live forex trading today, you should now have a good understanding of what a brokerage can offer you in terms of tools and resources. It’s important to consider what trading platform will be available to you, which will impact your overall experience. Traders should always utilise any demo accounts on offer, before you go ahead and sign up to a live forex trading account.

FAQ

What Is Live Forex Trading?

Trading forex live means using online services which facilitate real-time data analysis and forex education. Intraday and long-term traders will trade forex live using various types of analysis and strategies.

Where Can I Trade Forex Live?

You can trade forex live at online brokerages, where you will get access to FX platforms or apps, training resources and occasionally, other third-party tools. You will need to sign up for a demo or live account to use the broker’s services.

How Do I Trade Forex Live?

Live forex traders analyse forex charts and graphs using technical indicators, automated trading, signals and other tools to help them predict future price action. This can be done through a forex trading platform, such as MetaTrader 4.

How Do I Analyse Live Forex Prices?

Most forex traders employ various day trading strategies to analyse live rates on different time frames. These allow you to follow previous trends in order to map out the probability of future trends. The 1-minute time frame, for example, is often used for forex scalping.

What Is A Live Forex Trading Room?

A forex trading room allows traders to interact with each other online, to share trade ideas and advice. Trading rooms often come with online chat rooms or forums and will grant access to training resources.