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AvaTrade Review

Author bio.

Stéphane BottineStéphane has worked in financial services since 2005, within capital markets and investment banking. He graduated from the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

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Updated on: 25 October, 2020

  • Awards
  • No. 1 Broker, 2020 - The European
  • Best Forex Broker, 2020 - The European
  • Best Forex Broker, 2019 - Daytrading.com
  • Pros
  • Trade CFDs on all asset classes.
  • Trade through MetaTrader 4 or 5.
  • Automated trading platforms (MQL5, Zulutrade and DupliTrade).
  • Negative balance protection, whichever entity you open an account with.
  • Regulated in Europe, Australia, South Africa, the U.A.E. and elsewhere.
  • Cons
  • You cannot buy stocks or cryptocurrency.
  • Quarterly and annual inactivity fees.
  • 50% margin call and stop-out levels.

5 Accounts

AvaTrade

AvaTrade Account [BVI]
  • Trade 55 currency pairs on fixed spreads, plus CFDs on crypto-currencies, stocks, indices, bonds and commodities. AvaTrade accepts all MetaTrader EAs except those with a focus on arbitrage.
  • $ 100 Minimum deposit
  • 1:400 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • 0.9 Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
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    79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

AvaTrade

AvaTrade Account [EU]
  • Trade 55 currency pairs on fixed spreads, plus CFDs on crypto-currencies, stocks, indices, bonds and commodities. AvaTrade accepts all MetaTrader EAs except those with a focus on arbitrage.
  • $ 100 Minimum deposit
  • 1:30 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • 0.9 Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
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  • Open account ▷
    79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

AvaTrade

Islamic Account [BVI]
  • Trade a wide range of financial instruments with a Shariah compliant account. AvaTrade does not charge rollover fees or swaps on overnight positions. You cannot invest in crypto-currencies through this account.
  • $ 100 Minimum deposit
  • 1:400 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • 1.9 Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
  • More ▼
  • Open account ▷
    79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

AvaTrade

Islamic Account [EU]
  • Trade a wide range of financial instruments with a Shariah compliant account. AvaTrade does not charge rollover fees or swaps on overnight positions. You cannot invest in crypto-currencies through this account.
  • $ 100 Minimum deposit
  • 1:30 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • 1.9 Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
  • More ▼
  • Open account ▷
    79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

AvaTrade

Professional Account [EU]
  • Trade 55 currency pairs on fixed spreads, plus CFDs on crypto-currencies, stocks, indices, bonds and commodities. AvaTrade accepts all MetaTrader EAs except those with a focus on arbitrage.
  • $ 100 Minimum deposit
  • 1:400 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • 0.6 Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
  • More ▼
  • Open account ▷
    79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Important: please visit the broker's website for their terms and conditions.

Watch 9 Forex videos discussing introductory Forex concepts. These include leverage and margin, lots and pips as well as long and short trading strategies.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Watch 9 videos discussing Forex trading strategies for beginners and experienced traders alike. These tutorials touch on entry orders, stop and limit orders, optimal trading times as well as simple and advanced chart patterns.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Watch 3 videos discussing risk and reward in Forex trading. Understand how to develop a trading plan that addresses these risks upfront.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

A series of 5 in-depth video tutorials discussing MetaTrader 4 installation and basics, order types, indicators and graphs as well as properties. Understand how to trade from the charts, place stops and limits.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Autochartist is an award-winning automated technical analysis tool implemented on the MetaTrader 4 trading platform that identifies trading opportunities across hundreds of financial instruments. Get free access to Autochartist when you deposit US$ 1,000 or more into your live account.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

AvaTrade's breadth of markets truly sets it apart from the competition.

  • Forex: trade up to 55 currency pairs on fixed spreads and flexible leverage through MetaTrader 4 or 5. Interestingly, you may also trade currency forwards and options with maturities between 1 day and 1 year.
  • Cryptos: trade CFDs on Bitcoin and a wide range of altcoins such as Ethereum, Ripple and Neo. AvaTrade was one of the first to support CFD trading for crypto-currencies.
  • Shares and indices: trade CFDs on global stock indices and the shares of over 100 popular American and European companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
  • Oil and precious metals: trade CFDs on crude oil, Brent oil, natural gas and as well as gold and precious metals. You may also trade Futures on the price of oil for delivery 3, 4 and 8 months out.
  • Government bonds: trade CFDs on short and long-dated European and Japanese government bonds without commission.
  • Asset classes
  • Forex (CFD)
  • Cryptos (CFD)
  • Stocks (CFD)
  • Indices (CFD)
  • ETFs (CFD)
  • Metals (CFD)
  • Energy (CFD)
  • Commodities (CFD)
  • Bonds (CFD)
  • Asset classes (#)
  • Forex (CFD)55
  • Cryptos (CFD)14
  • Stocks (CFD)612
  • Indices (CFD)23
  • ETFs (CFD)31
  • Metals (CFD)9
  • Energy (CFD)10
  • Commodities (CFD)7
  • Bonds (CFD)2

Trading platforms

AvaTrade supports MetaTrader 4 and 5, the world's most popular Forex trading platforms.

More indicators, more market orders and more instruments - MT5 provides the professional trader with everything needed to succeed in today’s financial markets. If you are already familiar with MT4, you'll find it easy to transition over to MT5.

AvaTrade allows all Expert Advisors except arbitrage EAs. This includes automated trading programmes and scalping robots. If you are familiar with the .NET or Java programming languages, you could also execute trades over an API at no additional cost.

AvaTrade provides Sharia-compliant trading conditions to clients of Muslim faith. It charges no fees or swap on trades that stay open overnight, a form of interest. Instead, it charges a commission that is set in advance and depends on the currency pair and trade size. All financial instruments, except crypto-currencies, are available through AvaTrade's Islamic account.

  • Trading platforms
  • MetaTrader 4
  • MetaTrader 5
  • Copy trading
  • Operating systems
  • Web trader
  • Android
  • iOS

Account funding

Note: payment methods depend on the entity with which you open an account, as well as your country of residence. Please visit the company's website for all payment methods.

  • Deposits and withdrawals
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • NETELLER
  • Perfect Money
  • POLi
  • Skrill
  • WebMoney
  • Account base currencies
  • AUD - Australian Dollar
  • EUR - Euro
  • GBP - British Pound
  • USD - U.S. Dollar

Regulators

AvaTrade (AvaTrade.com) is headquartered in Ireland and regulated in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Japan and the BVI. Clients funds are held in segregated accounts with leading international banks.

You may open an account with either Ava Trade EU Ltd or Ava Trade Ltd, headquartered respectively in Ireland and the BVI. We've attempted to summarise key differences between each below. Please visit AvaTrade.com for a detailed comparison.

  • Ava Trade EU Ltd: offers Retail and Professional accounts. The Retail account has lower leverage and marginally higher spreads than the Professional account. Across currencies, leverage is capped at 1:30 for Retail clients, but can rise up to 1:400 for Professional clients.
  • Ava Trade Ltd: offers AvaTrade's Standard MT4 account with leverage up to 1:400. It offers the same choice of markets as Ava Trade EU Ltd, as well as negative balance protection.
  • Company information
  • Company nameAVA Trade EU Ltd
  • Head officeDublin, Ireland
  • Incorporation date2006
  • Regulators
  • AustraliaASIC No. 406684
  • BVICategory 1 - Sub Cat. B
  • IrelandCBI No. C53877
  • JapanFFAJ No.1574
  • South AfricaFSCA No. 45984
  • UAEADGM No. 190018

79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.