I decided to write a quick review of my experience with setting up my account with
Gain Capital FCM and using their 3 device trading platforms:
1) Gain OEC Trader - Desktop program
-Very fast datafeed,
-low CPU usage in comparison to some other programs (like Thinkorswim),
-very easy and fully customizable interface with lots of options for audio/visual alerts,
-ability to trade and place/modify orders on the chart (very useful) in addition to DOM traditional functionality,
-full inter-exchange between OEC Trader and Excell via DDE (very useful to write most trading ideas for
a full mechanical execution with Gain) I’ve found it very useful and easy to operate (short learning curve)
Cons: the DOM price snaps back to current price within 6-8 seconds even with AUTO CENTER option off
2) iBROKER Mobile App
-Very simple but useful trading interface to place/modify orders
-new charts (very fast and chart trading feature makes adding/modifying orders a breeze)
-I can walk away from the trading station and still be able to glance at my orders without losing the market beat
Cons: some features don’t work on my device [android] (like audio alerts) and can’t change order size from the chart window
3) iWEB Live
-very simple interface
-great backup for the desktop program or the mobile app versions
Overall I like being able to see/place/modify orders across any of these 3 platforms allowing me options
how to monitor and trade. Pretty nice offering from Gain despite my initial doubts.
Also, a nice feature on the Orders window as Gain reports all orders and where were they placed/modifie - whether Desktop, Mobile or iWeb platforms so that I can keep track of all orders and keep organized.
Top notch Gain!
Thanks Optimus Team for pushing me to test the demo and give Gain FCM and OEC Trader/Mobile App/iWEB platforms a go. So far can’t complaint as the speed is fantastic. I am running them all at the same time and they use a steady but pretty minimal CPU load.