GFT Spread-betting Platform - Most sophisticated ?

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Old May 21, 2007, 10:45pm   #1
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GFT Spread-betting Platform - Most sophisticated ?

Is GFT Spread-betting platform the most sophisticated currently available ?

(1) They offer trailing stop which I doubt if any other SB firms do.

(2) Apparently, you can also send e-mail alert from their platfrom to your e-mail or mobile

Let me know what you guys think.

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Old Dec 8, 2008, 11:45am   #2
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They also have the possibility, which I think is unique among spread-betting firms, to place, move and cancel orders straight from the chart, where you see orders as horizontal lines. Overall I think their platform, if you use the Windows version, is the best around.
I played a bit with the web interface and frankly I found it slow and clumsy, e.g. forms do not maintain the last used values, one has to fill all the parameters every time (maybe there is an option somewhere to avoid this, I only played a bit with the web interface).
I cannot say anything regarding the quality of service (if we except that with the demo account I asked for assistance through the chat room and the problem was solved brilliantly).
I am going to open an account in the next days and i will report here my impressions, especially regarding execution speed, after two or three weeks of use.

Fabrizio
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Old Dec 8, 2008, 11:47am   #3
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Just as a clarification, in the post above when i say "orders" I mean "orders" as they are generally meant in investing parlance. In GFTUK parlance an "order" is only what is generally known as "limited price order", if memory serves.

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Old Dec 8, 2008, 7:08pm   #4
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Don't have an account now, but IG offers trading from charts and trailing stops with Deal Thru.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 9:11pm   #5
 
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I opened an account with GFT and have recently closed it the platform is very unreliable keeps freezing and you cant log back in sometimes. The fills are very slow when the markets are busy you get a lot of requotes its not what it seems I am sorry to say. All the glitters is not gold.
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