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UI Basics

The cTrader mobile user interface includes several main tabs, menus and action buttons which together form the intuitive and powerful tool for trading on your mobile device. The trading itself is performed by the familiar mechanism of creating and filling the trading orders. The app allows users to easily manage their trading accounts and gives access to the thousands of trading assets in both Demo and Live modes.

Basically, the user workspace consists of the Main menu and several tabs - Watchlists, Positions, Orders, Price Alerts, History, and Transactions. A user can navigate between the tabs by tapping the tab bar to the top of the screen or just swiping them. This document is designed to explain how the main cTrader mobile user interface elements work.

Main Menu

cTrader mobile Main menu gives quick access to the basic functionalities and options of the application. From the Main menu a user can:

  • Create New Accounts, switch between the accounts with the Accounts picker, or manage them with the Accounts button.
  • Create New Orders - Market, Limit, Stop and Stop Limit orders.
  • Create Price Alerts - configuring alerts to trigger when the market reaches a specified price. You can receive alerts via Push Notification and email as well. You need to send confirmation link from Settings to enable email alerts.
  • Search for a proper Symbols to trade, with the Find & Add Symbol option.
  • Start a Live Chat with cTrader support.
  • Share cTrader app with direct link.
  • Manage cTrader basic Settings - timezone, language, sounds, assets units, alerts notifications, quick trade settings, etc.
  • Click cTrader logo to the top left 7 times if you want to send troubleshooting information. This will help development of application.

Accounts

Account Information Bar

The account information bar is always displayed to the top of the screen. It displays the real-time reflection of your account Balance, Equity, Gross and Net Profit and Loss, Margin details, Stop Out, Trading Sessions and the current Time. Tapping the Account Information bar displays the full information. Hide or expand the account information by tapping the dropdown to the upper right.

Managing Accounts

The Account button allows to change the account password, sign out from all of the accounts, select an existing account to trade or open new Demo account.

Select an Account

The Accounts picker allows switching between the accounts. When tapped - the Accounts List is shown up.

Accounts List

All the user Demo and Live accounts are displayed in the list. A user can select and use only one account. “D” or “L” abbreviation next to an account means that it is a Demo or a Live account respectively.

Live Chat

Click on the LIve Chat icon to the upper right to contact our support team.

Watchlists Tab

The Watchlists tab allows users combining symbols into groups to trade the listed symbols only. The default Watchlist is Popular Markets which includes the basic currency pairs, commodity symbols, and stocks. This list is not editable, as well as the default Assets, Crypto, and Metal Watchlists.

Tapping the Watchlist name opens the Watchlists picker. A user can select from the default Assets, Crypto, and Metal Watchlists, rename them, or create the New Watchlists, by adding and removing the symbols from them or switch between the preferable lists with the Watchlist picker. All the Watchlists can be renamed or removed.

Symbols

cTrader mobile app supports all the basic currency pairs, commodity symbols, stocks, indices, metals and other tradable assets. The most convenient way of selecting the symbols to trade is using the Watchlists (you can find more information on the Watchlists below). To find a proper symbol to trade just swipe the Symbols list or use the advanced search to the upper right of the Watchlists menu. Type in the desired symbol name or select the symbol from the suggested lists.

Alternatively, you can find the required symbols using the Find Symbols option in the Main menu.

When tapping a Symbol, the Symbol overview is displayed. It includes the following components:

  • Symbol Status bar
  • Symbol Chart
  • Market Sentiment
  • Depth of Market
  • Economic Calendar
  • Symbol Details
  • Symbol Market Hours
  • Trade Statistics
  • Leverage

You can find the detailed information on the Symbol Overview here.

Positions Tab

The Positions tab contains the list of all the active trade positions. The Positions from the list can be modified or closed in few taps. Selecting a position from the list expands the opened position menu where you can:

  • Change the volume to trade
  • Change the order direction (Buy or Sell)
  • Enable or disable Stop Loss and Take Profit protection
  • Double or reverse the position
  • Close the position (by the direction, profitability, symbol, or close all)

A user can open a new position from the Positions menu in two possible ways: by creating an order using the standard New Order button, or by searching a symbol to trade with the advanced search and tapping Buy or Sell directly in the Symbol overview.

You can find the detailed information on the Positions here.

Orders Tab

The Orders menu contains the list of all the users’ pending orders with the following information:

  • Size - the volume of lots or units trading in the Order
  • Side - the order direction (Buy or Sell)
  • Distance - the distance between the spot price and Stop/Limit Order entry price in pips
  • Entry Time - the time an order was filled (for tablets)

The pending orders can be canceled all at a time by tapping Cancel All, or one by one by tapping the Close icons next to them.

You can find the detailed information on the Orders here.

Creating a New Order

The New Order button is available from the Main menu, Watchlists, Positions and the Orders tab. Tap it to get to the New Order menu to create a new order.

Alternatively, tap New Orden in the Main menu to create a new order.

The Create Order menu allows creating four types of orders: Market, Limit, Stop or Stop Limit order. Market Order is the default order type. To select the required order type use the order types tab bar to the top of the screen, or swipe left or right.

Market Order Tab

Market Order is the default order type in Create Order menu. Creating a Market Order the one should specify:

  • A symbol to trade if prompted by tapping on the symbol selector
  • The trading direction (the selected Sell or Buy side is highlighted with orange or green respectively)
  • The lots or units quantity - to be selected in the picker
  • The market range in pips if prompted
  • The Stop Loss and Take profit securities if prompted
  • Add a comment (optionally)

Limit Order Tab

Creating a Limit Order the one should specify:

  • A symbol to trade if prompted by tapping on the symbol selector
  • Trading direction (the selected Sell or Buy side is highlighted with orange or green respectively)
  • Lots or units quantity - to be selected in the picker
  • Entry price - the price at which you would like your order to be filled
  • Expiry date and time if prompted
  • Stop Loss and Take profit securities if prompted

Stop Order Tab

Creating a Limit Order the one should specify:

  • A symbol to trade if prompted by tapping on the symbol selector
  • Trading direction (the selected Sell or Buy side is highlighted with orange or green respectively)
  • Lots or units quantity - to be selected in the picker
  • Entry price - the price at which you would like your order to be filled
  • Trigger side - trade, double trade, the opposite or double opposite - to be selected from the trigger side selector
  • Expiry date and time if prompted
  • Stop Loss and Take profit securities if prompted

Stop Limit Order Tab

Creating a Stop Limit Order the one should specify:

  • A symbol to trade by tapping on the symbol selector
  • Trading direction (the selected Sell or Buy side is highlighted with orange or green respectively)
  • Lots or units quantity - selected in the picker
  • Entry price - the price at which you would like your order to be filled
  • Trigger side - trade, double trade, the opposite or double opposite - to be selected from the trigger side selector
  • Limit range in pips
  • Expiry date and time if prompted
  • Stop Loss and Take profit securities if prompted

Price Alerts Tab

cTrader mobile can be configured to alert users with the pop-up when the symbol reaches a certain price for the more convenient trading process. All the price alerts created by a user are listed in the Price Alerts menu. Here a user can create or cancel Price Alerts.

Creating Price Alert

The Create Price Alert button allows creating a new price alert with the specific conditions for any symbol. Tap it to open the Create Price Alert menu.

Alternatively, tap Create Price Alert in the Main Menu to create a new Price Alert.

A user can set the conditions for the alerts with the Create Price Alert menu and save them to the Price Alerts list, or easily remove price alerts when he doesn’t need them anymore. When the Price Alert conditions are met you will be notified with a pop-up and the expired Price Alert will be canceled automatically.

History Tab

The History tab lists all the users’ actions including filled orders and activated positions with the following information:

  • Size - the number of lots or units trading for the symbol
  • Side - Sell or Buy direction
  • Current Net Profit or Loss
  • Realized Profit and Loss for the symbol
  • Total Realized P&L - the total profit and loss on completed trades

You can find the detailed information on the trading History here.

Transactions Tab

The cTrader account Transactions tab lists all the users transactions with the real money on their Live accounts or with the virtual money on the Demo accounts. All the Deposit and Withdrawal operations are displayed in the list with the following details:

  • Transaction time and date
  • Type of transaction
  • The amount of funds in the currency of account

The total deposit and withdrawal are displayed in the bottom of the screen.