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TradingView, the online charting tools developer and social trading platform announced it has partnered with major forex broker Gain Capital group and now provides trading through its retail brand Forex.com.
In order to use the service, a client needs to have a TradingView account and a Forex.com demo or live account. First one logs into TradingView, goes to the Trading Panel and there selects Forex.com as a broker. From there one can follow the instructions provided by TradingView.
News of the eventual partnership between the platform and Gain Capital first broke this winter, shortly after the US branch of FXCM was forced by regulators to shut down and the client accounts were sold to Gain Capital. At that point TradingView was already offering trading through FXCM, but had no partnership with Gain.
TradingView is a web-based platform that uses HTML5 charts and work on all browsers and operating systems. It provides free access to data about a wide range of trading instruments, among which forex, Bitcoin, stocks, futures, all major indices, and contracts for difference (CFDs). The platform features customizable charts, basic and advanced ones alike, as well as more than 50 drawing tools that can be used for understanding and analyzing the financial markets.
Currently TradingView has around 1.5 million members who discuss trading ideas in real time. The platform also has partnerships for live trading with some of the major forex brokers like Oanda and FXCM.