Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Explore our exclusive trading forum

Our trading forum is an online space where you can interact with other traders, both professional and amateur, as well as experienced market analysts. It is a space for sharing new trading tips and strategies for the financial markets on a daily basis, whether this be relating to forex, stocks, commodities, indices and treasuries.

You will have exclusive access to our social trading community and chart forum when you register for a live account. With a live account, you will also have exclusive access to over 8000 stocks and ETFs to trade on using spread bets and CFDs, live market data, and a wide range of technical analysis tools. Watch the video tutorial below on how to get started with our chart forum feature.

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Chart forum

Our chart forum is a social tool that allows traders of all experience to discuss and share trading chart analysis with each other. This is a good way to get involved with social trading and also mirror or copy trading​, where you can replicate trades from other users of the platform in order to better your knowledge of trading strategies.

Our online trading forum can be used within the financial markets for the following purposes:

How to access our trading system forum

After registering for a live account, you will have access to our online trading platform, Next Generation. Our chart forum is available with both spread betting and CFD trading accounts, so you can choose the product that best suits your trading personality. For an overview, visit our page on spread betting vs CFDs​.

The trading forum is located in the Product Library of the platform. Simply click on the icon shown in the image below, and select ‘Chart Forum’. You can then scroll for the asset that you would like to analyse and select ‘View Chart Analysis’. Some of our most popularly traded instruments are updated multiple times throughout the day, depending on the price action.

About our social trading forum

Our chart forum essentially allows users to become part of our social trading community. Here, you can read charting analysis from our expert market analysts, and you can comment, add extra drawing tools to the chart and change the layout of the chart. For example, if the price chart is shown with a candlestick layout, but you would like to change this to a Heikin Ashi or Renko chart, it is possible to do so. You can also apply additional technical indicators to further your analysis of price action, or use our manual chart pattern scanner to identify potential trends that have not yet been spotted.

Using our trading forum, users can interact with not only our market analysts but also each other. This is a good way to learn from more experienced traders and practise your copy trading strategies.

Register for our chart forum

To access this exclusive feature on our platform, register for a live account now. Read more about our wide range of charting features.

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