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MetaTrader 4

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MetaTrader 4: Features And Function

MetaTrader 4, also known as MT4, is a software trading platform that affords users the ability to engage the world’s prominent financial markets. MT4 was officially released to the public by MetaQuotes Software on July 1, 2005. Popularity of the platform grew rapidly, and by April 2013, MT4 boasted one million users worldwide.

MetaTrader 4 offers robust functionality for active trading and advanced market analytics. Its software package provides numerous unique order options, tools for technical analysis, custom indicators and trade automation.

Through the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, MT4 is able to provide a sophisticated suite of features:

MT4 Trading Station

MT4 Trading System:
Conducting trading operations based upon strategies of any complexity is supported by MT4. Three types of order execution make entering the market instantly or at a specific time possible. Profit target, stop loss and trailing stop functions are available in order to actively manage an open position in the market.

Analytics:
Interactive charts and a wide variety of indicators are accessible. MT4 contains a technical analysis package comprised of 30 built-in indicators and more than 2,000 free custom indicators, as well as 700 indicators that are for purchase.

MetaTrader Market: The MT4 market provides users with the largest selection of trading applications in the world. More than 1,700 trading robots and 2,100 technical indicators are available for purchase.

Automated Trading: Fully customisable algorithms can be developed for trade automation using the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MQL4 programming language.

Mobile Trading: MT4 is available on Android, and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Alerts and news: MT4 provides a live news feed, as well as programmable alerts to keep users aware of changing market conditions.

MT4 is available in 38 languages and offered by more than 750 brokerages. Supported instruments include CFDs, futures and forex. Traders and investors from around the globe are able to utilise its sophisticated functionality through web-based, downloadable or mobile application.

1 Clients who trade notional volume with an average of 500K per month for the previous 3 months will have the cost of VPS service reimbursed. At the beginning of the month (between 1st and 15th), a fee of 30 base currency (3k JPY, 240 HKD) will be debited from any of your FXCM account(s) to cover the VPS cost.

MT4: Accounts on the MetaTrader 4 platform have maximum account equity restrictions. Contact FXCM for details.

MT4 Order Sizes: FXCM MetaTrader 4 allows for order sizes up to 50 million per trade. Traders have the ability to trade incremental sizes (multiple orders of 50 million for the same pair).

The MT4 platform does not allow FXCM to include commissions in pre-trade margin calculations on client's pending orders. This means that if you place a trade with a small amount of available usable margin under the MT4 account, there is a risk that the execution of the orders could trigger immediate margin call right after the execution as the commission charges can result in insufficient margin to maintain your open positions. You should therefore ensure that you have reserved sufficient buffer usable margin before opening new trades.

MT4 FXCM Independency: FXCM Markets is an independent legal entity and is not affiliated with MetaQuotes Software Corp. ("MT4"). MT4 is not owned, controlled, or operated by FXCM Markets. Therefore, FXCM Markets does not make any warranties regarding any MT4 product or service and has not reviewed or verified any performance results that may be presented and/or described on this website in relation to MT4.

MT4 Quote Throttling: The potential exists for variations in pricing displayed between servers. These differences do not have an impact on prices available for execution but can impact the prices used to trigger resting orders. ‎Please note that MT4 has an inherent limitation on maximum numbers of quotes processing within a short period of time (i.e. per second). During volatile market situation, there is a risk of potential latency of price quote which may result in delays in order execution.