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cTrader Progresses Further: Optimization, Alerts, Timeframes

October 12, 2014 (Last updated on May 10, 2016) by

I have not written about cTrader for quite some time now. That was mostly because I have stopped using it due to its poor compatibility with my PC configuration. However now, when it is finally fixed, I would like to update you on the new interesting features that have been added to cTrader since the last time I had posted about the platform. Here is the list of the most exciting features implemented by Spotware:

  • Accounts maximum and minimum equity can now be seen in the performance tab.
  • Trade parameters can now be saved and loaded for easier trade modification.
  • Added alert for notification when a trade is placed without stop-loss.
  • Added quick trade buttons for reversing, doubling and assigning advanced protection (partial SL/TP) for a position.
  • Added new color scheme (bright black and white) for the whole cTrader window.
  • Added new timeframes: M7, M8, M9, M45, H2, H3, H6, H8, D2 and D3.
  • Trading workspaces can now be saved to cloud storage to be restored from any other device.
  • Additional trading statistics is now available for each position.
  • It is now possible to modify the volume of pending orders.
  • Added support for email alerts.
  • Links menu added with links to Spotware’s and partners’ resources related to cTrader.
  • Added smart stop-out — now the trade with the highest used margin will be closed first (compared to the one with the biggest loss before).
  • cTrader and cAlgo can now be integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Added optimization of cBots (brute force and genetic algorithms).
  • Added possibility backtest on tick data.
  • Added RefreshData() function to get the latest rates and account info.
  • Added Account.Number and Account.BrokerName properties to get detailed information about account.
  • History of trades can now be accessed from the code of cBots and indicators.

Optimization of Sample RSI cBot Using Genetic Algorithm

As you can see, the list is pretty impressive considering the fact that all those new features have been added during the period of 8 months. As a trader, I still prefer MetaTrader, but, as a smart trader, I see a lot of potential in an alternative software in this oligopolistic market.

If you want to share some comments regarding what you like or dislike in cTrader, please feel free to post them using the commentary form below.

3 Responses to “cTrader Progresses Further: Optimization, Alerts, Timeframes”

  1. cTrader

    Thanks for the follow up review!

    For more info on ctrader’s latest release, please visit:—october-2014/645

    Also, like us on FB: to stay updated on all our future releases and company news.

    Best regards!


  2. Simon

    Ive commented on another ctrader review, but just to clarify i was talking about this more recent set of functionality it has in Nov 2014.
    – more professional features and functionality as youve written about above
    – the platform is made for the trader
    – once learnt is much faster to use and code in (makes mt4 look pre-historic!)
    – less indicators available than mt4

    big thumbs up for ctrader from me.


  3. Simon

    p.s. for the trader out there that doesnt want to be a B-Book ATM machine for the brokers you should be using ctrader,
    if you dont know what Im talking about read what this broker that uses both mt4 and ctrader wrote, look for the question “How do the two platforms compare from a broker’s point of view” on forexbrokerz


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