ATFX app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones as their primary trading platform, it is increasingly important that brokers come up with easy to use apps that can match the functionality of the desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether ATFX's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user friendliness of the app as better than average.

ATFX mobile app vs. similar brokers
ATFX XM ETX Capital
Mobil app rating (5 is the best) 3.8 stars 3.8 stars 4.5 stars
Is the app easy to use? Great Great Great
2-step authentication possible? No No No
Biometric authentication possible? No No No

We're going to look at order types, price alerts, search functions, so all the little details that make a trading app user-friendly or downright cumbersome. Should you prefer to read our full review that include fees, deposit options, and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to ATFX's full review.

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Our major checklist for the ATFX app

Let's start with the search functions. While this might be up to personal taste, we use a 3-star rating here. While most brokers do OK here, there are some bad apples out there. For example if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with the word Emerging? If you only ever traded US stocks, and start typing Apple, will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

ATFX got the green light (or all the 3 stars if you will), meaning search functions are reasonably good.

ATFX checklist
ATFX XM ETX Capital
Search functions are OK? Great Great Great
Price alerts in the app Yes Yes Yes
2-step authentication possible? No No No
Biometric authentication possible? No No No
Confirmation after successful trade No No Yes

We hear horror stories of accounts being emptied almost every month and the easiest thing you can do to prevent these attacks is to make your account secure by 2 -step authentication. That is, if your broker has the functionality. We think it is a must. As ATFXdoesn't have this functionality you might want to consider having a look at the best trading platforms.

We didn't like that you can't use biometric authentication to log into the app. Most brokers have this function (e.g. via fingerprints or FaceID) so you don't have to type your password if you don't want to.

ATFX app search functions

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Checklist for nice to have features

It might be a deal-breaker for some if you can't set up a trailing stop limit and we totally get it. On the other hand, some people couldn't care less about that and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our minor checklist:

ATFX has these order types available in their app: Market, Limit, Stop.

At ATFX you can use the following order temrs & expiry in the app: Good 'til canceled (GTC), Good 'til time (GTT).

The languages the mobile app of ATFX currently supports are as follows: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

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Author of this article

Ádám Nasli

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Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

Ádám Nasli

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Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

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