As a trader on the AIM stock exchange market, I was keen to explore further options - not just stocks and shares - for building my financial portfolio. But with limited time on my hands, it was becoming a real struggle to find the information I needed to make well-informed decisions, and to be able to keep a close eye on my investments. I have had mixed experiences with trading apps before, and have always found myself going down more traditional but time-consuming trading routes. I had heard good things about ETX’s Capital Trader Pro app, and wanted to find out if this could be my answer.
Will It Take Me Long to Learn How to Use It? Can I Trust an App with My Investments?
ETX Capital’s trader pro app impressed me with its quick and easy sign-up process. A few questions are asked about your investment history. Based on the answers you give, the app offers advice about whether or not CFD (Contract For Difference) trading is for you - useful for people like myself taking new steps into investments. Following this, a tour of the app is offered; users navigate through eight screens with a few words offering tips and information - this overview provided a great starting point.
As I started to navigate around the app, what struck me was that every aspect of its design had been carefully considered; it is sleek and intuitive. It did not take me long at all to familiarise myself with the different screens; within minutes I was up and running adding markets to my own watchlist. The app itself can be personalised in a few quick steps - the colour theme, opening screen and notifications can be all changed to ensure a quality and relevant user experience. Security is also an important and well-considered feature in this app. TouchiD is available through enabled Apple devices, and the app automatically logs out after a short period of inactivity.
The app allows quick deposit and withdrawal of funds to the account; indeed every stage of the trading process is simple and time-saving. Price alerts can be set up in just a few steps and all your account information - trade history, positions and orders - are all available in a couple of taps.
As a full-time worker with limited time on my hands, there is a new sense of purpose in my daily commute as my investments are available - quite literally - at my fingertips. I have been introduced to new markets and trading options through this app and am broadening my financial horizons every day. I no longer have to juggle email and text notifications about my investments and attempt to remember a host of passwords; all I need is available in this exceptionally crafted trading app.