Globally, there are upwards of 13.9 million traders online. They’re busy plying their trades across the forex, stock, commodities, and futures markets, to name a few. Each investor enters the fray with different aims, timelines, capital, and understanding of the markets they want to invest in. Some might not have even got that far.

There’s not what we might call a ‘right way’ to invest money. In fact, any literature which claims to have that answer probably shouldn’t be trusted all that much. Instead, trading is more like writing a book or building a house. It takes time, you need patience, commitment, and an action plan. Without a doubt, the tools you use will be critical. Serving those millions of traders are a veritable host of different platforms, as covered by the Financial Times, all focusing on the different needs of retail and institutional traders.