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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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 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
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
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
CMC Markets is headquartered in London and listed on the LSE (FCA Regulated). It offers competitive spreads on a global range of assets via its Next Generation platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.1
Total Assets
300+
FCA Regulated
Yes
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
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 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 one of the world's leading forex brokers - 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
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
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 38 Forex pairs for trading. All have competitive spreads. The firm also ensures negative balance protection.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.8 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
1.5 pips (var)
Total Assets
138
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade currencies, including pairs with the USD
GBPUSD Spread
1.6 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.6 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
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
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
Forex trading is offered on 55 pairs, with spreads from just 0.8 pips on the Exclusive account
GBPUSD Spread
0.3 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.15 pip
GBPEUR Spread
0.4 pips
Total Assets
55
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
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
430+
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
Take leveraged positions on popular currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a modest selection of currency pairs on a web-based terminal
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
11
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Speculate on major, minor and exotic currency pairs with sub 1 pip spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade major and minor currency pairs with competitive leverage rates
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
GemForex offers 33 currency pairs, including majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
33
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
TopFX offers leveraged trading on a long list of currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.2
EURUSD Spread
From 0.2
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.2
Total Assets
90
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
EFG Hermes supports spot and CFD forex day trading through both its desktop and mobile platforms.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
N/A
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Finvasia offers leveraged forex trading on multiple currency pairs, including with INR.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
10+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Clients of LidyaTrade can speculate on all the majors, most of the minors and even exotic currency pairs using MT5.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.7 pips
EURUSD Spread
From 0.7 pips
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.7 pips
Total Assets
10+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Sheer Markets supports trading in major, minor, exotic and emerging markets currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
90
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Scope Markets offers MT5 trading for a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs with leverage rates as high as 1:30 for retail clients and 1:100 for professional traders.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0
EURUSD Spread
1.0
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Finveo clients that wish to speculate on the currency markets may do so through more than 60 forex pairs, including major, minor and exotic couplings.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
TMGM supports forex trading on all three of its platforms with competitive spreads, no commissions and VPS hosting services
GBPUSD Spread
0
EURUSD Spread
0
GBPEUR Spread
0.2
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
IMMFX offers leveraged forex trading with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
XBTFX offers a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs for speculation on the foreign exchange markets from both desktop and mobile devices
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
79
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
AZAforex clients can trade over 70 major, minor and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
72
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
FxOnUs clients can trade a wide range of currency pairs, including major, minor and exotic couplings.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
8+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
10TradeFX offers a range of currency pairs with floating spreads and high leverage opportunities
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
39
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
FXCL clients can trade more than 40 major, minor and exotic currency pairs with regular and ECN execution models on the MT4 platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
43
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Anzo Capital supports over 40 major, minor and exotic currency pairs with both STP and ECN execution models.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.4 pips
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Golden Brokers supports forex trading for clients across the world with more than 60 different currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
62
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
TradeFW offers over 30 currency pairs, including EURUSD, USDJPY and GBPUSD
GBPUSD Spread
0.11 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips
Total Assets
30+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Switch Markets offer 60+ currency pairs, including majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
OpoForex offers 35+ spot currency pairs, covering all majors and top minors.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
IIFL offers forex trading on a range of pairs with the Indian Rupee (INR).
GBPUSD Spread
Not offered
EURUSD Spread
Not offered
GBPEUR Spread
Not offered
Total Assets
20+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
nextmarkets offers more than 20 currency pairs, including major, minor and exotic pairs, available as spot and CFD instruments on Gettex.
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
21
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
AAATrade offers 80+ forex pairs, including majors and minors.
GBPUSD Spread
0.00002
EURUSD Spread
0.00002
GBPEUR Spread
0.00002
Total Assets
10000+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
FXPesa offers 66 currency pairs, including all majors, plus a selection of minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.2 pips
EURUSD Spread
From 0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.2 pips
Total Assets
66
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Purple Trading clients are in a great position to speculate on foreign exchange markets with over 60 major, minor and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
59
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
ACY Securities supports forex trading with over 60 major, minor and exotic currency pairs on the industry-favourites, MT4 and MT5.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
63
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Rockfort Markets offers competitive pricing on a wide range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs through MT4 and TWS.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex trading with Finalto is done through contracts for difference, with a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs on offer.
GBPUSD Spread
13.9
EURUSD Spread
2.6
GBPEUR Spread
10.8
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Cryptobo clients can trade binary options in a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
16
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
ICE FX clients can speculate upon the foreign exchange markets with the world-renowned MT4.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
40+ currency pairs available on majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.6 pips
EURUSD Spread
From 0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Binarium clients can purchase binary options contracts on twenty major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
20
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Yadix boasts more than 50 major, minor and exotic currency pairs on the world-renowned MT4 platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
57
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Over 45 currency pairs can be traded by Brokereo clients on the award-winning MT4 trading platform.
GBPUSD Spread
2.5
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
1.9
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Exinity Trader Pro supports major, minor and exotic forex trading on MT4 and MT5 platforms.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
19
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
ForexChief supports spot foreign exchange trading on all account types for 40 major, minor and exotic currency pairs on both MT4 and MT5.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
UOB Kay Hian supports trading in over 30 currency pairs with tight spreads and sophisticated analysis tools.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
30
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Pacific Union offers 30+ currency pairs, including majors such as EUR/USD and USD/JPY
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.5 pips
EURUSD Spread
From 0.2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4 pips
Total Assets
200+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Alpha FX provides premium forex trading support for a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
8
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
88
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
A+ Trader clients can speculate upon 30 different currency pairs on the industry-leading MT4 platform.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
30
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
5paisa supports forex trading through futures and options on four major currencies paired with the Indian rupee.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
4
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
AvantGardeFX offers a range of major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
EuroTrader is a regulated brokerage firm with securities and derivatives trading products, including stocks, forex and cryptos.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
59
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
As Angel Broking is an Indian brokerage, it is limited by regulation and can only support forex trading against the INR with USD, GBP, EUR or JPY.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
4
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
GoStreams offers trading with CFDs on over 58 major, minor and exotic currency pairs on MetaTrader 4 accounts.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Hugo's Way supports CFD trading in 55 major, minor and exotic forex pairs on the industry-renowned MT4 trading platform.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
55
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ally Invest offers forex trading in over 80 major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
1
Total Assets
80
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
SuperForex is an African-based forex and derivatives broker with currency pairs, commodities, cryptos, stocks and indices.
GBPUSD Spread
0
EURUSD Spread
0
GBPEUR Spread
0
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Livemarkets is a forex and CFD broker with over 100,000 assets on MT4 and a proprietary web terminal.
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.9
GBPEUR Spread
2.9
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Sharekhan is among the best stock and derivatives trading brokers in India.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
6
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
HotForex has CFD trading on over 50 major, minor and exotic currency pairs with MT4 and MT5 accounts.
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
BUX X supports forex trading in 36 major, minor and exotic currency pairs through its bespoke mobile trading platform.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
BMFN supports forex trading in more than 20 major and minor currency pairs with variable and fixed spread account options.
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
22
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Offers 80+ spot forex pairs to US traders, plus futures from multiple global exchanges, including ICE, ASX and Eurex
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
Varies with provider
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
AdroFX clients can trade more than 60 major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.5
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.5
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
A long list of currencies with high trading volumes and liquidity are available.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
2.1
Total Assets
48
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Start trading on dozens of currencies at RoboMarkets with powerful analysis tools and pattern recognition technology.
GBPUSD Spread
2.0
EURUSD Spread
1.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.6
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Sage FX offers trading on major and cross currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
2.5
Total Assets
28
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
OBR Invest offers forex trading on all major pairs, plus popular crosses and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
From 1.8
EURUSD Spread
From 2.2
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.8
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on 40+ major and minor currencies with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
1.2
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Spread Co offers trading on a long list of online currencies with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade a list of currencies with floating and fixed spreads depending on the account.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable & Fixed
EURUSD Spread
Variable & Fixed
GBPEUR Spread
Variable & Fixed
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade an extensive list of online currencies with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.4
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4
Total Assets
330+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over three-dozen currencies with competitive floating spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.4
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ultra tight spreads from 0.1 pips are available on major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.1
EURUSD Spread
From 0.1
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.1
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Start trading a long list of leading currencies with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.9
EURUSD Spread
From 0.9
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.9
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell over 50 currencies with competitive floating spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.1
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell over 50 currencies with zero pip spreads available.
GBPUSD Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
EURUSD Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ultra competitive spreads are available on forex pairs at Zenfinex.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
MultiBank FX offers investing in leading major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
45+
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.