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DEFINITION of 'Currency Trading Platform'

A type of trading software used to help currency traders with forex trading analysis and trade execution. Currency trading platforms provide charts and order-taking methods. As with trading platforms used for trading other securities like stocks or futures, most can differ greatly and can vary in cost.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Currency Trading Platform'

There are many currency trading platforms in the marketplace, but some things to look for include fee structure, functionality, product quality and included products such as charts etc.

Most forex brokers allow you to open a demo account prior to funding a full account or mini account. Be sure to try out each broker's software during their trial periods to help you better decide which forex trading platform is the best for you.

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