In order to start trading and using expert advisors and custom indicators (one of the best ones can be downloaded 100% FREE here), it is absolutely necessary to have a trading platform which is a software used for online trading. Some platforms can be used through a web browser and some have to be installed on the PC. Most of the trading platforms that are available on the market have mobile versions as well. Those work on smartphones and different portable devices. Trading platforms are supplied by brokers (free of charge) when you open a demo or live account with them.
Trading platform is used to display market situation. The information of the quotations is displayed in real-time in a form of a graph. This information can be grouped in different time intervals called timeframes. Those could be 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes etc. E.g. One candlestick or a bar on a 15 minutes timeframe will correspond to 15 minutes. The trade is conducted by placing market and pending orders, manage positions and check the trading account any time and any day except weekends and national holidays. Moreover, one of the most important advantages is that a trading platform provides an opportunity to execute technical analysis by using custom indicators and expert advisors. One of the best 100% FREE trend indicators on the market can be downloaded here. It will make you good pips and will surely become one of your favorite indicators!