Here are some often asked technical enquires. If need further assistance please contact us.
Is my laptop or PC suitable for trading?
You will need:
- no less than 8GB RAM
- I5 Intel processor
- Nvidia (or similar) graphics card
- good internet access of a speed no less than 17 mb/s
- a back up internet connection
Although the choice of laptop or PC is your personal choice, we can certainly make some recommendations if you wish. Equally, before you buy, we’re happy to look at the specification and to offer a professional opinion. You should be able to buy a decent laptop, suitable for trading from approx. £400 to 600, although some laptops can be as much as £1,000 at the top end. You may wish to consider a decent brand, such as HP, Dell or Lenovo.
How do I get set up?
To trade, you will need to set up a brokerage account, plus your charts and indicators. If you’ve signed up to an online course, you’ll need access to your learning portal.
This is easily done, and you’ll be guided through a few steps. However, if you prefer we can do this with you either at our offices or via webinar.
What if my computer skills are poor?
To get the most from your programme you’ll need a certain level of IT skill. For example, the ability to join a webinar, the ability to watch an online video, to download software or send messages in social media. If you have any concerns, please chat to us.
Do you provide the software?
Do I need a mobile phone?
Yes this is helpful for receiving messages and alerts. You might also wish to sign into social media accounts for updates and videos.
Which chart packages can I use?
Our software is compatible with ProRealTime, MetaTrader4, TradingView and TradeStation. You can choose whichever package you prefer, however in our experience there are some key differences between the packages that can contribute to your trading experience. Please see our Chart Packages page for more information.
How do I access the right charts?
Do you trade for me?
No, we do not trade for you. We believe that the best way for you to achieve financial freedom is to learn how to effectively manage your own accounts. A skill that you can practice for life.
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