Top Social Trading Networks and Platforms

Below is a list of the leading social trading networks (mainly Forex, though some stocks, indices and commodities too). As a social trading network we identify any website or company which enables traders to share their trades and/or trade ideas with other traders. Our main focus is on Forex networks which offer both a social trading and community aspect, as well as autotrading capabilities. This is the functionality which allows investors to automatically copy or mirror the trades from other traders on the network in their own trading account.

List of the leading social trading platforms and networks:

ZuluTrade Social TradingZuluTrade: Probably the largest global social trading network at the moment, both in terms of numbers of traders and investors. Offers full trade copying (supporting multiple brokers) and social interaction capabilities with free fully functioning demo. Read our detailed ZuluTrade review here.
eToro OpenbookeToro: Very much focussed at the novice investors eToro is both broker and social trading network. Much focus is given on education for novice investors with an easy to use mobile friendly interface, while a fully functioning demo is available as well. Our full eToro review is available here.
Ayondo Social TradingAyondo: Well established German based social trading network which is rapidly expanding throughout the rest of Europe. Became the first network to start offering auto trading for ‘spreadbetting Forex accounts’ for UK customers. Offers demo account and probably the widest range of trading instruments (fx, stocks, indices, bonds, interest rates and commodities). Find our ayondo review here.
TradeoTradeo: Launched as a social trading community network in 2012 which allowed traders to share their trading activities, interact and get feedback from other traders. They added the feature to automatically mimic the strategies from other Forex traders in 2013. Free fully functioning demo is available and our hands-on Tradeo review is here.
copyop logocopyop: Launched in 2015 by anyoption, the world’s largest binary trading website, copyop is the leading and most advanced social binary options trading network. Their innovative platform allows you to watch, follow and automatically copy successful binary option traders. The data you see on their website is all live, generated by real human traders performing real trades (i.e. no robots). Their platform is designed to be fun and user-friendly too. Read our in-depth copyop review here.
SwipeStoxSwipeStox: Finovate-Europe 2016 Best of Show Winner SwipeStox takes their approach from social dating apps. Their trading platform let’s you copy trades from top performing traders by swiping left or right. A clever algorithm ensures that only trades which match your profile are displayed. Social interactions with other local and global traders on their network is possible too, and tutorials are available for beginners. You can try their unique trading app and WebTrader platform with their demo. Full review to follow soon.
InstaForexInstaForex ForexCopy: InstaForex has been voted “best broker in Asia” and has a fast growing worldwide customer base. Their ForexCopy system enables you to follow successful Forex traders and copy their trades in your account on a set ratio. Alternatively you can use their PAMM system to invest in other top traders and let them trade with it. You can see the full list of ForexCopy trading accounts which you can choose to copy on their website.
Tradency Mirror TraderTradency Mirror Trader: Tradency is a financial technology company who’s key trading platform, Mirror Trader, allows traders and strategy developers from around the world to open, close and share their trades. With the automatic mirroring functionality these trades can be automatically copied. Their platform is available through a list of brokers, though currently doesn’t include social interaction capabilities yet. You can read our Tradency Mirror Trader review here.
MyfxbookMyfxbook: Started as a pure trading network where traders can connect their trading accounts to share their live trading signals and interact in their active Forex community forums. Also provides real-time charts and market indicators. In partnership with 1 broker they added “AutoTrade” capability in 2013 which allows investors to copy trades from a small subset of the traders on their network. Demo available. Find our hands on myfxbook AutoTrade review here.
DarwinexDarwinex: Darwinex launched to investors in September 2014. This innovative investment platform also lets you invest in other successful traders. However instead of directly copying them, you purchase a DARWIN, similar to a stock or share, which tracks the performance of the top trader. Read more about Darwinex here.
CopyFXCopyFX: This is the social copy trading service of RoboFOREX, an international broker established in 2009 with a focus on providing tools for expert auto robot traders. Via their CopyFX service you can view their best performing traders and automatically copy them via your account. You can try risk free via a demo account first.
MyDigiTradeMyDigiTrade: Created in 2010 by a group of independent traders as a platform for mirroring trades made by professional traders, they added the social aspects to allow users to comment and rate the traders/signal providers. Works with multiple brokers and demo available too.
IronFXIronFX Social Trader: IronFX is a global FX broker with customers in over 180 countries and support in 45 languages. They allow their clients to follow and copy successful trading strategies from others within their trading community, in real time. IronFX uses the advanced Sirix Social WebTrader platform for their social trading offering. Free demo available via their website.
LiteForex Social TradingLiteForex Social Trading:While LiteForex started in 2005 with a strong focus on the Asia Pacific markets, they’re now a true global broker. Their social Forex platform allows you to automatically duplicate the best trades from other successful traders, to share information and to communicate live with these experts. You can try their copy service with a demo account. If you trade with real money, LiteForex also offer PAMM accounts and significant deposit bonuses.
Porter Finance LogoPorter Finance: This binary options company started in 2014. Their easy to use platform lets you trade a wide variety of currencies, commodities, stocks and indices options. They recently launched their own social trading feature which lets you follow their best performing traders (i.e. the ones with the highest win percentage) and automatically copy their trades.
FX JunctionFX Junction: FX Junction is an open social trading network which connects Forex traders and MT4 brokers around the world. Their platform allows you to share trade ideas and discuss market events. You can also share and analyse your own trading performance or follow and AutoCopy others traders on their service.
MetaTrader Trading SignalsMetaQuotes MetaTrader Trading Signals: Over 600 brokers and banks around the world use the MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms. From 2013 they added functionality which allows every trader on their platform to become a subscriber or a provider of trade signals. The signal providers can be discussed in their online community as well.
Sunbird GurusTradeSunbird SIRIX: Sunbird is another FX broker who added automated trading to their client offering in 2013. They use the 3rd party SIRIX platform for their social trading offering (they call it Sunbird Web Trader). It allows investors to review and copy a variety of other high-quality traders as well as some carefully selected automated trading systems (Algo-Trading). With a demo account you can view their SIRIX Social platform but not try the copy functionality.
FxStatFxStat: Started in 2010 as a Forex analytics provider allowing traders to analyze their own performance with more than 150 statistical tools, graphs and ratios, and compare this with other traders over the world. Over time they added a social trading community and autotrading functionality.
CM Trading CopyKatCM Trading CopyKat: This online brokerage lets you follow and copy other traders through their “CopyKat” feature. This uses the advanced SIRIX trading platform which is also used by various other brokers. CM Trading does however use an open approach which means you can mirror the trades of everyone on SIRIX, so also top professional traders at other brokers.
Redwood Binary OptionsRedwood iFollow: This binary options broker also offers a social element as part of their trading features. With iFollow you can view the performance of the top traders on Redwood and follow them, which will automatically copy their binary traders in your account.
Collective2Collective2: This technology provider also offers a trading-system platform which allows the tracking and auto-trading of trades from multiple sources. They sell their solution to 3rd party Forex brokers or financial service companies who can white-label it, though offer the service through their own brand and website too via a few partner brokers.
MFX Broker logoMFX Broker: This international broker launched in 2006 as one of the first ones to offer cent accounts and is particularly popular in the Asia-Pacific region. Their “MFX Copy” service lets you subscribe to and automatically copy signals from successful traders and signal providers on their trading platform. Alternatively their PAMM accounts let you invest directly in some traders as well. To add to the social aspect they also run various contests and tournaments.
Share4youShare4you: Share4you is the social trading network for the customers of Forex4you broker. The service allows beginner traders to copy the trades from experienced Leader traders with accounts at this broker. Both companies are part of the E-Global Trade & Finance Group.
TradeCrowd LogoTradeCrowd: Founded in 2013 in London, TradeCrowd aims to bring together first time traders with other recreational and top traders. Their real-time social trading network connects you to the latest market information, opinions, trading ideas and news about the instruments you find interesting. You can also view the trades of other traders you follow in your dashboard and copy those trading signals in your account with one click (though you cannot yet automatically copy other traders).
cMirrorcMirror: This new mirror trading platform was launched in November 2014 by Spotware, the same company who develops the cTrader Forex trading platform. With cMirror any trader can become a strategy provider by broadcasting their trade signals and optionally charging commissions. Other social traders (investors) can then search through the available strategies on the network and mirror/copy the ones they like.
SIRIXSIRIX: SIRIX is an advanced trading station and platform for forex and CFD traders developed by Leverate, a brokerage technology provider. In addition to the trade execution and charting functionality, the platform also includes a social trading component. This allows you to follow and automatically copy other traders. The tool is being sold directly to brokers (you can try it for free at IronFX and CMSTrader).

The following platforms and networks focus on social networking and/or content aggregation only. I.e. no automated trade copying:

PeeptradePeeptrade: Peeptrade calls itself “The Social Network for Investors”. Launched in 2015 they offer a slightly different approach to the other networks. You can look (“peep”) into the portfolios of successful investors who trade anything from individual equities, bonds and commodities to options and other derivatives. You normally have to pay the investor a monthly fee to “peep” but some offer a free trial.
TradingFloor SAXOTradingFloor: TradingFloor is the social trading community and platform from the SAXO Bank Group, the global Danish multi-asset broker. Launched in 2013 the platform gives Saxo customers access to the latest market news, expert opinions, an economic calender and the aggregated forex positions. TradingFloor also allows you to analyse the historical performance and see the real time trading activity of other traders connected to the community. You can place trades based on the information you gather from SAXO’s social community, though you cannot automatically copy other traders.
nextmarketsNextMarkets: It cannot get too much more social than this. Instead of trade copying, nextmarkets allows you to choose one (or more) personal trading coaches (for a monthly fee). You then get all their trades and strategies delivered by email or push notification. When your coach is in a trading session, you can also look over his shoulder and follow his trading activities live from your home pc or on the go with their smartphone apps. So you can learn from these professionals, though you must decide yourself whether to copy or not.
StockTwitsStockTwits: Founded in 2008, StockTwits® is a social communications platform for the financial and investing community. It organises “streams” of information around stocks and markets from across the web and social media to provide new forms of insight. No trade copying here, just network and info.
AgeaAGEA: AGEA is an international Forex broker. In 2005 they became one of the first to incorporate social networking into their proprietary trading platform, called “Streamster”. This platform allows and encourages their traders to share experiences and discuss trade ideas. There’s no auto-copying of other traders but the social platform can be tried with a demo account.
ScutifyScutify: Social media aggregator which collates all the talk and chatter on your favorite Stocks, FX pairs and Commodities. Again, no autotrading, but information only platform.
Hashtag InvestingHashtag Investing: Online trading communities and chat rooms are nothing new. Hashtag Investing tries to diversify itself by offering a premium community service (paid monthly or annually) run on the Slack team workspace platform. The focus is on stock investors, not Forex traders.

This market is evolving very rapidly with new networks and solution providers trying to take a piece of the social trading market space, so expect this list to grow. We purposely left out some of the very small social trading networks which only have a few traders or strategies available on their platform to copy, or some companies who’s platforms are still in beta testing phase.

Some companies may disappear as well. E.g. Alpari discontinued its TraderConnect social FX service in June 2014, IBFX discontinued Connect one month later, Currensee closed on October 31st 2014, ZipSignals ceased trading in December 2014, FxPro closed their SuperTrader platform in Q 2016, Signal Trader closed on December 5th 2016 and Gallant “Trade Copier” ceased in April 2017.

As we mentioned before, please read our full reviews of the major ones (based on first hand investment experience), or try some of the key ones which offer social trading demo accounts (list here). We also created a table which compares all the key features of the major social trading platforms and networks which may be useful too.
Last updated: April 24, 2017

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