How to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

How to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
We have put together a simple guide on how to get your Exness account up and running in 5 simple steps. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Register and open an account

Creating a Personal Area with Exness is really simple. All you need is your email address and then you can go to our website to get started.

Before you do so, watch our video to learn how to register and open an account on the Web:

Step 2: Verify your profile

When you open your Exness account, you have to fill in your Economic profile and submit Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Residence (POR) documents. We need to verify these documents to ensure that all operations on your account are performed by you, the genuine account holder.

Verification Document Requirements

Before you submit your Proof of Identity and Proof of Residence documents, please ensure that they meet the following requirements:

Proof of Identity

  • It is clear and readable
  • All four corners are visible
  • Any photographs and signatures are clearly visible
  • It is a government issued-document

Proof of Address

  • It is clear and readable
  • It is recent (issued within the last 6 months)
  • It contains your full name and residential address (PO Boxes are not accepted)
  • All four corners are visible
  • It is issued by an independent, reliable source

Technical Requirements

Your documents must be submitted in one of the following formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG OR PDF. The size of your uploaded document must not exceed 15 MB

Verifying your identity and address is an important step that helps us to keep your account and financial transactions secure. The verification process is just one of a number of measures that Exness has implemented to ensure the highest levels of security.

What happens if you don’t verify your account?

You need to verify your account if you want to deposit funds and trade with Exness, as even basic functions are unavailable to unverified accounts, so make sure you upload your documents as soon as possible. 

Watch the video below to learn how to upload your documents in a few easy steps:

Step 3: Make your first deposit

How to deposit with Exness

  1. Login to your Exness Personal Area on our home page
  2. Click on the Deposit section

    How to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
  3. Select the payment system you wish to use
  4. In the pop-up menu, choose the account you wish to deposit funds into
  5. Enter the currency and amount of your deposit and click NextHow to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
  6. Double check your deposit details and click Confirm Payment
  7. You will be redirected to the website of your chosen payment system, where you can complete your transfer  

Video Exness Deposit

Making a deposit into your trading accounts is so simple with the Exness Trader app. Watch this video to learn how to use a wide range of payment options.

At Exness, we provide a great variety of payment methods to make your trading day easier. So, what do you need to keep in mind when making your first deposit?

Please note that Exness only accepts payments from accounts in the clients own name. Payments from third party accounts are not accepted.

The Payment method

When making your first deposit, make sure you choose the payment method that is of utmost convenience to you. Here are a few tips on making the right choice:

  • Your account currency vs deposit currency: If your deposit currency differs from your trading account currency, funds deposited will be converted into your account currency, at the prevailing foreign exchange rate, before being credited to your account. If your deposit was subject to conversion, you can find the conversion rate that was applied on the payment confirmation page.

If you want to avoid currency conversions, you can deposit funds in the same currency as your account currency. For example, if your account currency is USD, you should deposit in USD to avoid conversions.

Tip: Check the available deposit currencies that are offered by the payment system you plan to use.
  • The speed of deposit: The majority of the payment methods that we offer at Exness support instant deposits. What that means for you is that if the payment method you use is instant and your deposit request is accepted, your funds should be credited to your trading account within seconds. For other payment methods, processing times vary from within 24 hours up to 3-5 working days.

You can check the processing times for each payment method in your Personal Area.

  • Deposit fees: For the majority of deposits into your Exness trading accounts, there will be no fee. However, for some payment methods there is a minimum amount you must deposit if you want to avoid third party deposit fees. Before making your first deposit, please check for possible third party deposit fees.

The Amount

Once you have chosen the payment method, it is time to decide how much to deposit. Here is a checklist for you:

  • Minimum deposit requirements based on account type: In Exness we have some minimum deposit requirements for certain account types. 
  • Minimum deposit requirements based on chosen payment method: Some payment methods may have some minimum deposit requirements. You will also see an error in the Personal Area while trying to deposit less than the amount permissible by the payment method.
  • Leverage and Margin: Since margin for the trades you open will be held based on your chosen leverage, it is a good idea to check if the amount deposited is sufficient to open trades based on your current leverage setting. You may use our Trader’s calculator to calculate margin. 

Step 4: Learn all about our trading terminals

When you start trading forex with Exness, you’ll use MetaTrader 4 (MT4) or MetaTrader 5 (MT5), which are the most popular forex trading platforms in the market.

We often get asked about the difference between MT4 and MT5. Basically all the main functions are the same, but if you’d like an in-depth look at the differences, visit the Terminals section of our Help center.

Please note: If you open a MetaTrader 4 account, you won’t be able to use MetaTrader 5 with your MT4 login and vice versa. If you want accounts for both MT4 and MT5, you’d have to open separate trading accounts for them.

About the Terminals

You can access the MT4 and MT5 platforms with these terminals:

Exness Terminal and WebTerminal

If you want to trade from your browser, the Exness Terminal is for you. It’s our own custom-built, browser-based MT5 terminal. It requires no download or installation to use and is easily accessed from your Exness Personal Area. Unfortunately it only works for MT5 accounts, so if you are looking for MT4 then the MetaTrader WebTerminal is also an option for trading from your browser. Both the Exness Terminal and MetaTrader WebTerminal offer the basic functions required to trade effectively.

MetaTrader Mobile Terminals

MetaTrader mobile platforms are designed to make it convenient for you to trade on-the-go; all you need is an internet connection and the MT4 or MT5 mobile app. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download them onto your mobile devices.

You can find user guides for the mobile versions of both MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 in the Terminals section of the Help Center.

Download MT4 For iPhone/iPad

Download MT4

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the MT4 app from the App store or by following this link:

Set up MT4

Download MT4 For Android

Download MT4

Download the MT4 app from the Google Play store or by following this link:

Set up MT4


Download MT5 For iPhone/iPad

Download MT5

Download the MT5 app from the App store or by following this link: Set up MT5

Download MT5 For Android

Everything you need to know about downloading, installing and starting up MT5 for Android for the first time is presented in an easy-to-follow video tutorial:

Download MT5

Set up MT5

Exness Trader Mobile Terminal

We’re proud to present our mobile app, jam-packed with enough features to make this more than just a mobile trading terminal. You can manage your Exness accounts, security, as well as trade on-the-go and check technical analysis and economic stories. We encourage you to try the Exness Trader App, for a compact and comprehensive forex trading terminal.

Download For iPhone/iPad

Download Trader App
Download the Exness Trader app from the App store or by following this link:
How to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
Exness App for IOS users

Exploring Trader App

Download For Android

Download Trader App
Download the Exness Trader app from the Google Play store or by following this link:
Exness App for Android users

Exploring Trader App

Desktop Terminals

The MetaTrader Desktop terminals can be downloaded onto your PC or laptop. One of the benefits of using a desktop platform is that you’ll have access to a much wider range of trading tools including custom Expert Advisors and analytical tools.

We provide desktop versions of both MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5. Visit the Terminals section to learn more about the desktop terminals.

If you want to start trading straight away, we recommend starting with our custom-built, MT5-based Exness Terminal, which is as secure as our other terminals, but doesn’t require installation.

(only available for MT5 accounts)

Download MetaTrader 4 (MT4), MetaTrader 5 (MT5) for Laptop, PC (Window, MacOS, Linux) in Exness

Step 5: Start Trading

Congrats, you’ve reached Step 5! You’ve made your first deposit and have set up your trading terminals too. All that’s left to do is to place your first trade. Let’s get started:

Login to the terminal

Add trading instruments

Do you have favorite symbols that you like to trade, like EURUSD? Follow these steps to customize the list of symbols in your Market Watch window in the WebTerminal or Desktop Terminal:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Market Watch window.
  2. Click Symbols, then choose the group of trading instruments that you would like to view.
  3. Choose a trading instrument and click Show (or Show all if you want to add all available instruments), then close the window.

The trading instrument youve chosen will now be shown in the Market Watch window. If you want to view the chart of the symbol you’ve added, simply drag it to the chart window.

Calculate margin

Margin is the amount of money reserved so as to open and maintain a leveraged trading position. Always make sure you have enough money in your account to open a trade.

To calculate the margin required to open a position, use our Traders Calculator.

Check market hours

Before placing your first trade, make sure you understand when the world’s financial markets open and close, and when you can trade.

Open a trade

To place a trade on the Desktop or WebTerminal:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Trading Tab and choose New Order.
  2. Fill in the required fields:
  • Symbol: Choose a trading instrument from the drop down list, which shows the symbols you’ve added to your Market Watch window.
  • Type of order: Choose either Market Execution or Pending Order. Pro accounts have access to Instant Execution too.
  • Volume: Type the lot size (volume you want to trade) for your order. The minimum and maximum lot size depends on your account type. Click here to read more.
  • Trade Type: Choose Buy or Sell as desired.

You will be able to track progress of your trade in the Terminal window. To close a trade, simply click X next to it.

That’s it! Now you know how to place a forex trade via MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5. Refer to the Terminals section for more detailed information on how to use the trading terminals.

Step 6: Withdrawal

How to withdraw from your Exness account

  1. Log in to your Exness Personal Area on our home page
  2. Click on the Withdrawal section
  3. Select the payment system you wish to useHow to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
  4. In the pop-up menu that appears, select the account you wish to withdraw fromHow to start Exness Trading in 2021: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
  5. Choose the currency of your payment system
  6. Enter your payment system account number
  7. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw and click Next
  8. Check that your withdrawal details are correct and enter the code that has been sent to your email account or mobile phone
  9. Click Confirm Withdrawal

That’s it! Youve made your Exness deposit

Please note that you can only withdraw funds through the payment system you used to deposit with. Some payment providers may require you to set up a profile the first time you withdraw through them. This may add a few extra steps.

If you run into difficulty at any point in the process, please contact our 24 hour customer support.

Deposit now from only $1 and trade 110+ instruments across 3 classes

Video Exness Withdrawal



How can I create a demo account?

Demo accounts are great for practice and to get you up to speed before you venture into real trading. When you register a Personal Area, a demo account with USD 10 000 virtual currency is created in the Demo tab of “My Accounts” by default. You may make more demo accounts as there is a very easy way to do this.

Follow these steps to create a new demo account in your Personal Area:

  1. Log in to your Personal Area.
  2. Tab over to the Demo section of the My Accounts area.
  3. Click Open New Account.
  4. You will be presented with all the account types that demo accounts are available. Click Try Demo under whichever account type you wish.
  5. On the next page, you can choose which trading platform you would like. You can also set up the leverage, starting balance, account currency, account nickname, and a trading password.
  6. Click Create an account.
Congratulations, a new demo account will be added to the demo tab in the My Accounts area.

Note that demo accounts are unavailable for Standard Cent accounts.

What to do if my trading account is missing?

If you log into your Personal Area and notice an account is completely missing, the most likely reason is that it has been archived due to inactivity.

Here’s where to locate your account in this case:
  1. Log in to your Personal Area.
  2. Within My Accounts, click on the Archived tab.
  3. A list of archived accounts will be presented; if your missing account is located here, you can click “Reactivate” to make it usable again.
Trading accounts are archived, or in the case of Demo accounts deleted, when they are not used for a certain period of time.
  • For Real Accounts: 90 days of inactivity (MT4) or 15 days of inactivity (MT5)
  • For Demo Accounts: 180 days of inactivity (MT4) or 21 days of inactivity (MT5)
An archived account has limitations on it, and is removed from view in the Personal Area. Follow the link for a detailed article about archived accounts.

What type of account should I choose?

Exness provides various account types which are designed to provide favourable conditions for different trading styles. It is impossible to recommend a specific account type without knowing one’s personal preference or trading style, but we can explain the features each account type may present, and encourage you to further investigate them to find the perfect fit.

Standard Accounts
  • Standard
  • Standard Cent
Standard accounts are designed for all traders in mind, as the conditions tend to be typical and widely adopted. The main feature of these accounts are the low minimum deposits, which start at USD 1, making them very accessible to beginners. Further, Standard Cent offers cent-lots which allow for much smaller trading volumes meaning less exposure to risk; in other words, a more forgiving experience.

Generally, we offer Standard accounts for beginner and intermediate traders.

Professional Accounts
  • Pro
  • Zero
  • Raw Spread
The Professional accounts offer more specialised trading conditions, for traders who understand their trading style and needs. Pro Accounts are broadly aimed at experienced traders offering both Market and Instant Execution types, with Zero and Raw Spread Accounts designed to give more control over a trader’s spread.

Generally speaking, experienced traders will understand better the various features that are offered with Professional Accounts, so these are the account types suggested to them.

What information do I need when I register?

When registering with Exness, all you need is an email address and an active phone number from your country of residence.

While the email address is required at the very beginning, providing the phone number comes at a later stage. It is also important to note that the email address must never have been used to register with Exness before.

Some other information you will need at a later stage to keep your Personal Area verified and active are:
  • Identity verification documents (POI verification)
  • Address verification documents (POR verification)

Can I change my account currency?

No. It is not possible to change the account currency once set during the trading account creation process from your Personal Area. If you would like to set a different account currency, please create a new trading account within your existing Personal Area.

There is no need to re-register with Exness; a new trading account in your existing Personal Area will be enough to set that trading account’s currency.


What is the difference between a Real and Demo account?

The major difference is that with Real accounts you will trade with real funds, while Demo accounts use virtual money with no real value to trade.

Other than that, the market conditions for Demo accounts are exactly the same as they are for Real accounts, making them ideal for practicing your strategies. Further, they are available for every account type other than Standard Cent.

If you would like to try a Demo account for yourself, sign up and get virtual money (USD 10,000) to practice with, instantly.
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