Most CFD & forex brokers today offer some kind of web-based trading platform to their clients, in addition to popular desktop-based platforms like the MetaTrader 4 or 5. However, the variation when it comes to web-based trading platforms is great, ranging from very basic platforms to advanced and professional-level platforms.
The main benefit with using a web-based trading platform is that there are no requirements to the user’s hardware, other than having an internet connection. This means that the same platform will work on PCs as well as on Mac’s, or any other type of operating system for that matter. Work done on a web platform is also saved online, so that the trader can continue where he left off next time, even when logging in from a different computer.