MATRAS is a trading platform designed for trading currency pairs – FOREX.
MATRAS trading platform is primarily designed for automated trading. A trader is able to create a trading system with the tools that MATRAS offers and can leave trading entirely on MATRAS platform. There are several modules available for every trader, which helps them to build a trading plan as well as the strategy for opening and closing traders. Strategies can start and stop automatically or manually, on one or more currency pairs.
Since MATRAS focuses primarily on the automation of trading charts are not a part of the platform. When creating a trading strategy however it is possible to use the values of commonly used indicators. Charts are used when you do technical analysis which is already embed in the Matras robot, so you don’t need to care about „support“ or „resistance“ anymore. Nevertheless, using the standard indicators like MA, MACD, and CCI, etc. is available via Signal module.
Yes, we do offer a demo account for new traders. You can register for free, so if you want to get a feel of our trading platform click here to go to our demo page.
Of course, MATRAS trading platform allows manual entries, and in addition other orders can be added to every trade (profit target, stop-loss, trailing stop, and advanced stop). However since Matras is used primarily for automated strategies, it would be very strange to set individual deals manually. Why if you have robot doing it for you.
Climber module is the main module of MATRAS platform that allows a creation of complex trading strategies. It simply means that every climber is a group of transactions that are intended to achieve the desired profit. As a climber climbs the mountains, looks for a right spot where he can hold on and climb higher, or stoop lower to find a better position Climber module works on the same principles. It looks for these spots where it can place an order and gradually get to a desired profit. It is up to the trader how steep of a hill they wants to climb.
MATRAS trading platform is a client – server system. This means that the whole trade (placing orders, communication with Broker) runs on our servers and therefore works well even if the trader has turned off MATRAS trading platform on his computer. You can always log in back.
Servers are connected to broker through a secured encrypted VPN connection and the actual communication with a broker takes place through a FIX protocol.
If there is no connection there is an information on information panel that says “Client is disconnected from the server! “Information in the desktop will disappear and a dialog appears to allow reconnection to the server.
MATRAS simulator can test multiple trading strategies on different currency pairs at the same time using historical data.
Unlike classic backtesting that can test only one strategy on one pair at a time Matras Simulator can do multiple strategies. Our Simulator works differently from others. The Simulator is the same as the client, the only difference is, that the data sent to the client are not from a broker, but from the simulator. That means, that the result is absolutely accurate.
Basically, there is no difference in user interface between the simulator and live Matras however you do need to install a separate software. In the Simulator interface you will see one extra window for simulation purposes. Here you can load a historical currency FX pair for instance 1Q 2012 and run your strategy on lowest possible level.
There is a wide range of simulation speed. Slow simulation is the same speed as live trading. The fastest simulation can run a whole day data in a few seconds. Usually you run first shots and if results are positive you go into more details. The speed of your simulation will depend on many factors like: the complexity of your strategy, number of currency pairs, the more operations the simulator has to do, the slower the simulation. The time needed to simulate for example 3 months of tick data, will take 1,5 h or more. But our Simulator is one of the fastest on the market.
MATRAS software offers the possibility to test a strategy on both minute and “tick” data. The use of “tick” simulation data is preferred and the results are much more realistic. We highly recommend to use tick data only.
Yes you can, there is a open library button to upload your own data. If you have your own specific format of data (e.g. from MetaTrader) you can always convert them using our Convertor Utility.
Yes, you can. On the right side of the Simulator Window there is button to download our historical data which you download and use to test your strategy.
The foreign exchange market, also referred to as the “foreign currency,” “forex” or “fx” market, is the largest financial market in the world with daily average transactions of approximately U.S. $4 trillion. The world’s currencies are on a floating exchange rate and are always traded in pairs, for example Euro/U.S. Dollar or U.S. Dollar/Yen. Foreign Exchange is simply the simultaneous purchase of one currency and selling of another.
Forex trading is not managed through an exchange. Since transactions are conducted between two counterparts, the FX market is an inter-bank, or over the counter (OTC) market.
Central, commercial and investment banks have traditionally dominated the Forex market. Other market participation is rapidly increasing, and now includes international money managers and brokers, multinational corporations, registered dealers, options and futures traders, and private investors.
Forex is a true global 24-hour marketplace. The trading day begins in Sydney, and moves around the globe as each financial center comes to life. Tokyo follows, then London, and finally New York. Investors can respond in real time to any fluctuations caused by current economic, social and political events.
There is no single time frame. The best approach is using several at one time.
Forex is a 24/5 market from Sunday evening to the Friday close of the New York session. This does not mean that anytime is the best time to trade. The best time to trade is when the currency pair is meeting the conditions the trader has established for the trade. When a winning pattern appears, it’s the best time to trade.
The first session, which is the Tokyo Session, begins each week on Monday morning in the Asia-Pacific region which is Sunday evening in the Americas. Trading continues non-stop moving into the London Session and on to the New York Session until all markets close on Friday afternoon.
The Forex market is so large and is composed of so many participants that no one player, not even a large government, can completely control the long-term direction of the market. So, many experts have called Forex the most level playing field on earth.
The most liquid currencies in the Forex market are those of countries with low inflation, stable governments, and respected central banks. Nearly 85% of daily transactions involve the major currencies, including the U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, the European Union Euro, British pound, Swiss Franc, and the Canadian and Australian Dollars.
Margin is a performance bond that insures against trading losses. Margin requirements in the FX marketplace allow you to hold positions much larger than the asset value of your account. Trading with WPP includes a pre-trade check for margin availability; the trade is executed only if there are sufficient margin funds in your account. The WPP trading system calculates cash on hand necessary to cover current positions, and provides this information to you in real time. If funds in your account fall below margin requirements, the system will close all open positions. This prevents your account from falling below your available equity, which is a key protection in this volatile, fast moving marketplace.
Short position is taken when a trader sells currency in anticipation of a downturn in price. Making this move allows the investor to benefit from a decline. Long position is taken when a trader buys a currency at a low price in anticipation of selling it later for more. Making these moves allows the investor to benefit from changing market prices. Remember! Since currencies are traded in pairs, every forex position inevitably requires the investor to go short in one currency and long in the other.
The full range of economic and political conditions impact currency pricing. It is generally held that interest rates, inflation rates and political stability are top among important factors. At times, governments participate in the forex market in order to influence the traded value of their currencies. These and other market factors such as very large orders can cause extreme relative volatility in currency prices. The sheer size of the forex market prevents any single factor from dominating the market for any length of time.
The most often traded or “liquid” currencies are those of countries with stable governments, respected central banks and low inflation. Most forex transactions involve trading of the “major” currencies which include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Eurocurrency, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Canadian Dollar and the Australian Dollar.
Currency prices are affected by a variety of economic and political conditions, the most important of which are interest rates, inflation and political stability. Moreover, governments sometimes participate in the forex market to influence the value of their currencies, either by flooding the market with their domestic currency in an attempt to lower the price, or conversely buying in order to raise the price. This is known as central bank intervention. Any of these factors, as well as large market orders, can cause high volatility in currency prices. However, the size and volume of the forex market makes it virtually impossible for any one entity to “drive” the market for any length of time.
Everyone refers to the U.S. dollar. But what does it really refer to when a trader considers action? The U.S. dollar can be an instrument for trading through the U.S. Dollar Index (USDX) traded on the New York Board of Trade. The USDX is recognized by hedge fund traders and worldwide as the instrument reflecting sentiment on the U.S. dollar. An additional way to trade the dollar is through any of the major currency pairs. The EUR/USD, the USD/CHF and other pairs with the dollar as part of the pair allows a trader to trade for or against the dollar but relative to the other pair.
This is called a cross pair – the EUR/GBP.
The dollar is not part of the pair. This leads to less volume and liquidity. The spread may be wider as a result.
The surprising aspect to the composition of the U.S. Dollar Index is that it includes obscure currencies. It is composed of: EUR 57.6% USD/JPY 13.6% Pound 11.9% Canadian dollar 9.1% Sweden Krona 4.2% Swiss franc 3.6%
Professional investors for individual accounts have dramatically increased their level of participation in the cash Forex markets in recent years. Add to this the growing use of cash Forex by individual investors and you have a rapidly growing investment arena. The following summarizes the many reasons professional investors have flocked to this market. Liquidity This market can absorb trading volumes and per trade sizes that dwarf the capacity of any other market. On the simplest level, liquidity is a powerful attraction to any investor as it suggests the freedom to open or close a position at will. Access a substantial attraction for participants in the Forex market is the 24-hour nature of the market. In Forex, a participant need not wait to react to a news event, as is the case in most markets. Flexible Settlement Many professional investment managers have a particular time horizon in mind when they establish a position. In the Forex market, a position can be established for a specific period of time which the investor desires.
Stops should technically be where the trade no longer makes sense. If you’re buying a currency pair, ask yourself at what point would you be selling it? Or if you’re selling the pair, at what point would you be buying it? The answer is a good first approximation as to where the stop should be technically. Remember, also consider the risk involved and cash management.
Remember that there is no free lunch. The trader pays the spread between the bid and the ask price
One can start shaping a trading strategy by looking to where the price may find support or resistance. Then the trading strategy can be developed on whether to trade the break or failure to break those support or resistance areas.
Once your account is open, there is no minimum balance requirement beyond the margin rates for any positions held in your account.
Credit Trading Ltd. is licensed by the National Bank of the Slovak Republic as a financial agent in the sector capital market inthe scope of § 2 paragraph section 1 and section 2 of Act 186/2009, which is valid in the Slovak Republic. Since we have a strong partnership with LMAX Exchange (UK) and ATC Brokers (UK), we can provide world class support and services just like them. Our flagship software product MATRAS has been developed for more than 5 years and with connection to premium brokers in UK we make FOREX easy, profitable, understandable, and most of all automated.
Our system is connected through a VPN (secure direct line) to the LMAX Exchange and ATC using a Fix protocols – the worldwide secure standard which we strictly follow.
No, MATRAS is provided completely free of charge. We don’t ask anything for the software and we don’t impose any charges or fees. We live from commissions from our signed clients. Our commissions are visible and we do not hide anything into spreads so a client using MATRAS can only benefit.
LMAX Exchange (London Multi Asset Exchange) is the first MTF for FX, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – established to deliver the benefits of exchange quality execution to both buy-side & sell-side trading institutions. Based in London, UK, LMAX Exchange is a trading name of LMAX Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Multilateral Trading Facility (“MTF”). MTF as defined in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID”). The “exchange” model is an efficient and cost effective way to trade very liquid products like FX. In an industry currently driven by regulatory reforms, the LMAX Exchange vision is to deliver transparent, neutral, level playing field to all participants in the FX market.
LMAX Exchange trading technology has been recognised for excellence and innovation by the FX industry’s most prestigious awards:
2014 #1 Fastest Growing Tech Company in the UK – Sunday Times Tech Track 100 more
2014 Best Margin Sector Platform – Profit & Loss Readers’ Choice Awards more
2014 Best FX Trading Venue – ECN/MTF – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more
2014 Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more
A unique vision, a unique brokerage.
ATC BROKERS LTD. is a premier brokerage firm providing online trading solutions within the foreign exchange industry to clients ranging from retail traders to institutional clients. Established in the United States as an introducing broker in 2005, ATC launched its UK brokerage entity in 2014 by registering with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
There is absolutely no investment to open a trading account with Credit Trading. All funds deposited to your account will be yours. When you want to start trading, you can do so with a minimum of $1,000 with LMAX and $5,000 with ATC. To see all the different types of trading accounts we offer, please review our marketing materials or website or contact us directly.
You can deposit money using direct bank transfer. Depositing funds by bank transfer is simple and funds can be instantly credited to your account. Call us for more details.
To change your account details simply contact us and we will update them for you.
Please contact us directly in order to give you customized commissions pricing based on volumes traded and your trading history. We would like to establish long term growing relationship.
Credit Trading does not deduct or pay any tax on our clients’ behalf. It is the individual client’s own responsibility to take care of his or her own tax obligations.
Presently, each separate client can only have ONE trading account with Credit Trading and MATRAS. Each trading account represents ONE legal entity. For example, if you own a company, you may open one trading account in the name of the company and a separate trading account in your own name. We will treat each account as totally independent and both accounts will need to meet all margin requirements in their own capacity. However, within each main account you can have multiple subaccounts.
All funds deposited with Credit Trading are based in either EURO or US Dollars. When you register for your LIVE trading account, you have the option to select either of these two base currencies. All margin amounts, profits and losses are shown in the base currency you select.
Funds can be quickly and easily withdrawn by contacting us. We will stop all operations and request a broker to withdraw funds to your bank account.