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The cTrader ID Site extends users’ control over their accounts and connects them to the developers community.
Spotware, the financial technology provider best known for its flagship product, cTrader, has completely revamped and relaunched the cTrader ID Site, becoming an ultimate gateway to the cTrader ID features and benefits.
The cTrader ID Site is a personal cabinet of users of the premium FX and CFD trading platform holding a cTrader ID. The website allows traders to extend control over their account, including connecting to traders, apps, and resources.
The cTrader ID puts “all in one place” with a single portfolio for all accounts with any FX and CFD broker offering the trading platform. Other benefits include accessing social trading platforms, promoting trading performances and strategies with myfxbook or FxBlue, and membership in cTrader developers community to connect with auto-trading specialists to get access to a large pool of trading robots and indicators.
Through the website, cTrader ID holders can integrate third-party solutions in order to deploy and connect with any existing business. In the future, they will also be able to build their own applications using the platform’s free and secure Open API and share their ideas, trading examples and strategies with other traders with cloud charts, Chartshots. These two features are already available for cTrader ID holders but are not yet integrated in cTrader ID Site.
Panagiotis Charalampous, Head of Community Management at Spotware, commented:
“Our cTrader ID Site was created with traders in mind, it allows them to effectively manage their accounts and preferences across different brokers. cTrader ID provides traders with exclusive features and tools, extends their control over accounts and gives them the possibility to connect to other traders, apps, and resources, overall improving their trading experience.”
Easy management of credentials at the cTrader ID Site empowers traders to view a full list of Demo and Live trading accounts per broker linked to their ID, as well as to set up and edit notifications about changes on their trading accounts, view and revoke active sessions,and control which devices are authorized to use cTrader.
Spotware Systems, which recently merged cAlgo and cTrader to rename it as cTrader Automate, has been rapidly expanding in China through a partnership with CRM firm LeanWork. This allows Chinese brokers to add the cTrader platforms more easily in order to help to differentiate their product offerings in the market.
In late 2017, cTrader became the first retail FX and CFD-focused platform to provide FIX API to all users, including demo accounts, and with no minimum requirements. The technology allows traders to manage open positions through FIX API with application messages for Request for Positions and Position Report.
cTrader has also integrated its cTrader Web with Trading Central, facilitating users’ access to the forecast and analytics platform.
Today, trades are automated, and orders are executed in milliseconds or microseconds. Passive ETFs have proliferated, relying on algorithmic models to ensure the fund’s holding of shares properly weighted to whatever index or benchmark it’s tracking