The trading interface on the Pocket Option platform is one of the best you can find. It is made to be easy to use, and it has many features that will help you in your trading career. The easiest thing about the Pocket Option platform, in my opinion, is how easy it is to use. People who have used other platforms will be able to figure out how to use a well-organized platform in a matter of seconds. We will show you how to use the different parts of the Pocket Option trading interface in this manual.
On the screenshot below, you can see numbers that match the features of the platform that will be talked about next. But keep in mind that the placement of some of the icons and sections will depend on your screen resolution, window size, and other settings.
Help section (1)
A question mark icon in the top bar (or the top of the left side bar) will take you to the help menu. From there, you can chat with support and watch a lot of video tutorials that teach you not only how to use the platform but also how to use new trading tools and strategies. There is also a virtual assistant that can help you with the most common questions about how the Pocket Option platform works and how to do technical analysis. If you are a VIP, this is where you can find trading signals that are just for you.
Main menu (2)
With the “hamburger icon,” you can get to the main menu of the Pocket Option platform. From here, you can manage your account, make deposits and withdrawals, look at your past transactions, change your personal information, and see past prices for any asset. Here, you can also change the platform to trade CFDs or financial derivatives (sometimes referred to as currency pairs). If you want to use Pocket Option’s tools like the economic calendar, trading signals, and educational content, you can easily get to them from here.
Account balance (3)
In the top right corner of your screen, you can see how much money is in your account right now. It lets you switch between your demo account and your real account.
Make a deposit (4)
The deposit button is self-explanatory. You can deposit to your real or demo account.
Trading activity section (5)
The trading activity section is either in the right sidebar or at the bottom of the platform interface. It has two tabs called Trades and Orders. From the “Trades” tab, you can keep track of your open positions and see how your previous trades did. The “Orders” tab gives you information about your pending orders. Executed orders are linked to the trades, so it’s easy to find out what happened with the trade.
Trade management (6, 7, 8)
Here, you can set up your trade step by step. For trading financial derivatives you will need to choose the expiration time (6), the amount of your trade (7), and the predicted direction of the underlined market (8 – green for higher, reddish for lower price). With the higher and lower buttons, you choose whether you think the market price will be higher or lower than the Strike price, which is in the middle.
Charting features (9, 10, 11, 12)
All of the charting tools are in the top left corner of the chart area. From there, you can pick an asset to trade and watch (9). When you click on the compass icon (10) you can use different technical indicators and drawing tools. You can use those to help you analyze the market. The chart type switch comes next (11). You can choose the type of chart that works best for you. Here are the most common ways to show price data on a timeline: Area (line chart), Japanese candlesticks, Heiken Ashi, and Bars. The plus sign (12) lets you look at more than one instrument at the same time. You can also use the second chart to look at one market over multiple time frames. For example, you can trade EURUSD from a 5-minute time frame and use a 15-minute EURUSD chart to spot a trend at a higher level.
Chart navigation (13, 14, 15, 16)
In the middle of your chart, at the bottom, there is a small area with buttons that help you move around the chart. You can zoom in or out on the graph (13,14), and you can change the chart’s time frame from 15 seconds to 1 month (15). If you were looking at the market in the past by dragging the chart back, you may want to get back to the current candle quickly. Then you can use the right chevron icon (16) to bring up the chart showing how the price is moving right now.
Different views of the trading interface
At the start of this article, I said that the location of some parts of the user interface might be different. The more you use the Pocket Option platform, the more you will understand how it works. You’ll be able to make some changes as time goes on. Keep in mind that the trade management section will look a little different when you are trading CFDs (currency pairs). There will be no end date, but you will have more tools to use leverage (Multiplier) and Stop Loss/Take Profit features.
I’m sure you know how to use the Pocket Option trading interface now and are comfortable with it. Use the comments section below if you have any questions or want to say what you think about the Pocket Option user interface.