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.

One-click trading

With just one click, you can open and close a trade on our online trading platform through a technical feature that is known as ‘one-click trading’. Once a trade size has been entered, you can select the buy or sell price to send the order straight through for processing. This means that you will not be asked to confirm the order and it will be placed immediately.

One-click trading is especially useful for more experienced traders who value speed in their execution. However, similar to most trading tools, one-click trading works best when combined with knowledge of technical analysis, a solid trading strategy and dedication to risk management tools.

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What is one-click trading?

The purpose of one-click trading is to simplify the trading process and execute more trades at a faster pace. Particularly within volatile markets, it can be difficult to keep on top of trades. Our one-click trading tool helps to set stop-losses, identify entry and exit points and place pending orders at a quicker pace, while still maintaining the quality of the execution.

We have put together a video tutorial below for how one-click trades work with each of our products, spread betting and CFDs. Spread betting is a tax-efficient way to trade the financial markets in the UK, whereas CFDs are available internationally but come with additional costs.

Read on to learn about the process in more detail.

One-click trading tutorial

How does one-click trading work?

The one-click feature allows you to open or close any spread bet or CFD trade with just one click through the buy and sell buttons. This can be either a single or a double click depending on which you prefer, and you can lock the function at any time.

It is important to note that you will not have a chance to cancel the order once you have selected your buy and sell price, so you should take care when using the one-click function, as there is an increased possibility that you could submit an order unintentionally. Before you can activate one-click trading on your account, you will need to carefully read and accept the terms of use on the platform.

Below are some of the main components of the tool and their functions that you can find on our advanced online trading platform, Next Generation.

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Quote panel

When one-click trading is activated, you will be able to enter a trade size manually into the price quote panel. Alternatively, you can choose a trade size from the built-in dropdown menu.

Price buttons

When activated, one-click trading is turned on by default for all price buttons, including the quote panels. When you hover your mouse over any price button, a one-click trading order ticket will appear, allowing you to enter a trade size. You can select to have one-click trading orders apply only to quote panels from the Order Settings menu.

Positions window

You are able to close any open positions with a single touch by selecting the close-out button in the Positions window, under the Account menu. Any pending orders can also be cancelled with a single click in the Orders window.

Order settings

By default, your personal stop-loss and take profit order settings will be applied to your one-click market order. This can be disabled within the one-click trading section of the Order settings. If disabled, all orders will be submitted without any stop-loss orders attached, although you may be able to modify these later.

Trade confirmation

After you place or close a one-click trade, an execution alert will appear in the platform, displaying the execution price, size of the trade, any associated stop-loss or take profit orders, and finally the realised profit or loss for any executed closing order. We encourage you to read this carefully to make sure the order has been carried out as expected.

One-click trading plugin for MT4

We also host the international trading platform, MetaTrader 4, for users that are already familiar with the software. When using one-click trading on MT4, you can place and also modify pending orders, such as take profit and stop-loss orders, before the trade is executed. One of the main attractions of MT4 is its algorithmic trading software, which is perfect for professional traders that prefer to trade fast-paced and volatile markets without dedicating too much time to studying price action. Register for an MT4 account to learn more.

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