- EXANTE Web Trading
- What can I do with the EXANTE Web Platform?
- How do I start to the Web Platform?
- What does EXANTE Web Platform look like?
- What is the Demo/Live toggle switch for?
- How can I switch my account?
- How can I find an instrument to trade?
- I can not find any Options in Instruments under the Web Platform, yet I see them in the desktop version! What’s wrong?
- How to view the quotes?
- What is Quote Monitor?
- How to analyse quotes?
- What is Time & Sales?
- What is Market Depth?
- How to switch an instrument on the Chart?
- What can I do with Web Platform charts?
- How to trade using the EXANTE Web Platform?
- I’ve placed an order. What’s next?
- How do I know that my order was filled?
- What are Current Orders and how can I use them?
- What are Open Positions and how to use them?
- What is Account Summary and how to use it?
- What is a base currency and how can I switch it?
- What if I want to switch the language for my Client’s Area?
EXANTE Web Trading
The EXANTE Web Platform provides you with the fast and convenient way to trade right in your web browser. Wherever you go, stay on the market edge with our intuitive and easy-to-use trading tool equipped with powerful charts. No need to install a program to trade – open up EXANTE’s terminal in your favorite browser, whether it is Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Firefox!
What can I do with the EXANTE Web Platform?
- Monitor quotes and find investment instruments
- Get tick-by-tick trading data in real time right from exchanges
- Inspect real-time and historical data aggregated within different timeframes
- Examine current situation using customisable studies and technical analysis tools
- Visualise market depth and discover resistance levels
- Place, modify, or cancel trade orders of different type and/or duration, including Take Profit / Stop Loss OCO orders
- Evaluate margin utilisation and benefit from cross-margin trading using your assets as collateral
- View account summary and manage your portfolio
Anywhere, anytime, on any device!
How do I start to the Web Platform?
You’re invited to try a Web Platform demo anytime you like. Visit us at https://exante.eu/clientsarea/webtrade-guest/ to take a free look and try of EXANTE’s trading capabilities – even if you are not using an EXANTE’s account yet!
You can either start trading from your account instantly in Live environment with direct market access or try out some strategies in a Demo mode. Just toggle a switch in the top part of the screen:
What does EXANTE Web Platform look like?
The latest EXANTE Web Platform update brings on the multi-window layout manager. Now, you can reshape the layout, customising it to fit your requirements:
- Drag and drop any module to the new location on the screen
- Combine a few modules in a single tab
- Change the size of a module by dragging its boundaries.
Here’s what you can do with the new controls:
- Place Order and Market Depth side-by-side
- Expand a Chart temporarily to examine it in detail
- Minimise the Margin module
- Move the Quote Monitor tab to the bottom part of the screen
- Group Account Summary with Open Positions under the same tab
You can also maximise or collapse any panel by clicking the button at the top right corner of a module.
Note! The changes you make to the layout will only be saved for your computer. If you clean the cache and cookies, log in to the Web Platform from another browser or use the Incognito mode, you will see the default layout.
If you are not satisfied with the result you’ve got and would like to reset to default layout, visit Preferences:
What is the Demo/Live toggle switch for?
Demo/Live shows whether you are using a demo account or a live one with real funds.
Note! Market data in demo mode is delayed by at least 30 minutes!
How can I switch my account?
You can use the dropdown menu in the top-right corner to switch between your accounts.
How can I find an instrument to trade?
You can find any instrument using the Instruments panel. Search for the instrument by description (Apple) or ticker (AAPL.NASDAQ), or expand the instrument tree (Stocks & ETFs – NASDAQ – AAPL). Click on the instrument to switch the current one.
Hint: Drag and drop an instrument to add it to Quote Monitor.
I can not find any Options in Instruments under the Web Platform, yet I see them in the desktop version! What’s wrong?
Take a look at the gear sign at the top right part of the screen. It activates the Web Platform Preferences. Options are not included in the default view so you have to flip a switch to enable them. As soon as Instruments reload, Options will show up. It may take up to several minutes depending on your connection speed.
How to view the quotes?
Quote Monitor provides you with real-time data quote streams. Drag and drop up to 100 instruments to the Monitor and keep track of their dynamics!
What is Quote Monitor?
Quote Monitor collects all essential data on a trading session: instrument name and description, bid/ask/mid prices and bid/ask sizes, as well as the last quote update time, price changes in absolute and percentage terms, and quote feed status.
Hint: You can clear a list by clicking in the bottom part of Quote Monitor. If you clicked by mistake, Undo this action.
How to analyse quotes?
View quotes on the Chart, examine trade data in Time & Sales or check Market Depth to evaluate the market situation by looking at trade volumes over quotes.
Hint: You can maximise any panel by clicking the corresponding button at the top-right corner of a panel.
What is Time & Sales?
The Time & Sales module displays trade data for a chosen instrument at a specific exchange. Every line here represents tick-by-tick data provided in real time by the exchange, namely: the trade timestamp, average price and total size. The most recent trades are always on top, while the others are arranged by time in descending order.
In case an instrument lacks trade data, we’ll show a warning right in this window.
What is Market Depth?
Market Depth is the name of a module that provides a list of active limit orders grouped by trading side and arranged by price.
The rows of the Market Depth module are colour-coded, visualising the histogram by total size. It sums up the total size starting from best bid and ask (e.g. the price that is closest to the market). Market Depth lets you analyse the market conditions by discovering price levels and support/resistance zones. We do not aggregate data from multiple exchanges in a single view thus allowing you to compare trading situations on different exchanges.
How to switch an instrument on the Chart?
A current instrument replicates in Chart, Order, Time & Sales and Market Depth panels. Drag and drop
another instrument there, or just click on a chosen instrument to switch it in all four panels at once.
What can I do with Web Platform charts?
EXANTE Web Platform lets you visualise financial data on the Chart, aggregate it using different time
intervals, add drawings or technical analysis indicators, choose chart style and set up other preferences.
- Select the desired timeframe: 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes; 1, 4 or 6 hours; 1 day; 1 week or 1 month. Please note that the tick data is available in the desktop platform only
- Select the data source: mid (bid/ask) or trades.
Hint: If the instrument does not support trade data, that menu won’t appear on the Chart panel.
- Select the chart style and/or activate the logarithmic scale
- Add, modify or remove indicators
- Toggle the crosshair cursor on or off to view detailed info on OHLC candles
- Add, modify or remove drawings.
Hint: Undo or redo your actions while drawing!
- Show or hide completed trades and working orders
Navigate in the Chart by dragging it left or right. Zoom in or out by scrolling with a mouse wheel or touchpad.
Hint: Return to live data by clicking [>>] button at the bottom-right corner of the Chart.
How to trade using the EXANTE Web Platform?
Place orders one by one via the Order panel!
- Select order type from the dropdown menu
- Select preferred duration
- Fill in desired quantity
- Fill in the price (for any order type other than Market) and/or stop price if necessary
- ‘Sell’ or ‘Buy’
Hint: You may also want to place Take Profit or Stop Loss (or both) together with the main order to limit your losses or secure profits. Do so right here, in the same Order panel. Note! If an order is forbidden some restrictions might apply (e.g. In case an instrument doesn’t support Stop orders, you won’t be able to place a Stop Loss order for it).
It is easy to see how an order affects your margin utilisation. Hover the cursor on the ‘Buy’ or ‘Sell’ buttons and observe how the coloured stripe right above the bid/spread/ask figures changes. The exact value of Margin Δ can be seen in Order details along with the order value and trading fee. If you have an open position (short or long) or active orders on the instrument, you will also see them here.
Hint: Willing to place multiple subsequent orders? Take a look at EXANTE’s automation opportunities!
I’ve placed an order. What’s next?
- You can check order status in Current Orders in the bottom part of the screen
- Once you have opened a short or long position, you can find it in Open Positions
- Account Summary reflects your full portfolio including cash balances
Hint: Click the gear sign at the top of a panel to choose what columns you want to see in Quote Monitor, Account Summary or Current Orders.
How do I know that my order was filled?
Please take a look at the gear sign at the top right part of the screen. It activates Web Platform Preferences. Flip a switch to receive notifications on your orders right in the browser while you work with the Web Platform.
What are Current Orders and how can I use them?
All information on your orders is aggregated in the Current Orders panel. By default, all active orders are placed on the top. You can rearrange orders by applying filters to any column.
- ID: Use this field if you know an order’s ID (or its part) to find it quickly. You can copy an ID from here to use it elsewhere.
- Instrument: Filter orders by instrument ticker. You can use a full ticker (e.g. AAPL.NASDAQ) or its part (e.g., AA)
- Status, Duration, Type, Side: Choose any value, e.g. ‘Buy’ or ‘Sell’ as a relevant Side
- Quantity, Price, Stop, Filled and Average price: As these fields operate with numbers, you can either use an exact value (e.g. 100 or =100) or inequality (e.g. >10, <500, >=25, <=200) to screen your orders
- Updated: Sort orders by date in descending or ascending order. If you click on the filter field, a calendar shows up allowing you to select the desired time period. To clear the time selection, use the Live button.
Hint: Please note that some historical orders might remain outside the scope of the Web Platform. If you are looking for a specific order, you’d better use its ID. If you need to filter orders by multiple parameters at once or retrieve historical orders, consider using the desktop version.
What are Open Positions and how to use them?
All crucial information about your current portfolio is aggregated in Open Positions. It is quite similar to Account Summary except it also allows you to close a position in a single click. When you click Close, we create a market order with the position quantity to flat it.
Let’s assume you have an open position on the Apple shares of -3 quantity (meaning Short 3). If you click Close, the order to Buy 3 AAPL.NASDAQ @ ask will be created to close your position.
Here’s another example.
If you want to close an open position on Alphabet (Long 7), the order will be Sell 7 ABEC.FWB @ bid. If the chosen instrument is on the schedule break and is not trading at the moment, your order will remain pending and will be executed when trading resumes.
Hint: If the Close button is inactive, it may be due to one of these common reasons:
- No market orders are available for this instrument
- You already have an order to close the position
- The button is on delay and will be available in a few seconds.
What is Account Summary and how to use it?
Account Summary features extended information on your portfolio. Here you can see your instruments and cash balances grouped by type.
For every instrument, you will see its Ticker, Currency, Average price, Profit & Loss and Value in the instrument’s currency. The latter two are also available in the base currency so you might be able to compare instruments in different currencies.
Hint: Use the desktop or mobile version of the trading terminal to access historical summaries on past dates.
What is a base currency and how can I switch it?
The base (default) currency is the main currency of your multi-currency account. You can switch it in the dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
We use the base currency when calculating cash balance values or additional Profit & Loss and Daily P&Ls, so you can compare instruments in different currencies.
Hint: If you want to turn autoconversion on or off, please visit the Settings section in the Client’s Area: https://exante.eu/clientsarea/account/settings/
What if I want to switch the language for my Client’s Area?
You can use the dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the panel to choose a preferred language.