XTB's research tools are user-friendly and helpful, including a news flow with some trading ideas.
XTB's research tools are available in two locations:
- The xStation 5 trading platform.
- The 'Market Analysis' section of the XTB website.
Research tools are available in many languages, such as English, Arabic or Chinese. However, when we set the platform's language to English, we still got the news commentary in our own language.
XTB provides a few trading ideas, which can be found in the news flow. These trading ideas are usually short-term and based on technical tools. However, these trading ideas are not well structured. For example, when you search for trading ideas about a specific asset, you get a lot of search results and it's not easy to find the right one.
You can use a great economic calendar. In the economic calendar, you can see upcoming events. When you select an event, you can read a short summary and check historical data.
However, you can only find limited equity fundamental data, such as the P/E ratio or the debt-to-equity ratio. However, you can't access financial statements or operational metrics.
XTB has good charting tools. It is easy to edit and save charts. You can use 39 technical indicators, which is about average when compared to other brokers.
News is provided by XTB's own research team. The news flow is a mix of recommendations; data releases from the economic calendar; live 'Traders Talks'; and brief messages about current market developments.
Other research tools you may enjoy
The 'Stocks screener' uses 15 factors to filter stocks you may want to trade, including market capitalization, P/E, beta and debt-to-equity ratio. Another tool, the 'Heatmap', visualizes winners and losers.
Another useful tool is the 'ETF scanner'. This is very similar to the stocks screener, offering 10 filters such as cumulative return or the total value of assets.
Lastly, XTB provides a forex heatmap that shows all currencies' changes.