Forex Tutorial Videos for MT4

Welcome to Vantage FX’s Educational Videos section. We seek to provide Foreign Exchange (Forex) traders with the education and the trading tools they will need to become a profitable trader. Here you will be able to watch step-by-step guide tutorials on how-to-use and navigate the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform.


How to use the MT4 Market Watch Panel

Watch this video to learn how to navigate and organise your favourite instruments on the MetaTrader 4 Market Watch panel.

The Market Watch panel, located left of screen, is the primary navigation point for real-time pricing and contains a full list of trading instruments available with the MT4 broker. With the Vantage FX MT4, there should be 36 currency pairs, 7 indices and 3 commodity products showing.

How to use the MT4 Terminal Window

Here we guide you through the various tabs and options available on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Terminal window.

The Vantage FX MT4 Terminal window provides quick access to Trade and Account History, news and notifications, Expert Advisor monitor and a Journal.

How to use charts in MT4

Charts are an essential tool in Forex technical analysis and the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) makes this very easy-to-do. Watch this video tutorial to learn about charting basics and how to customise your charts in MT4 with varying parameters such as time conditions, chart styles and indicators.

How to place a Forex trade on MT4

Watch this step-by-step guide on how to place a Forex trade on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. This tutorial will show you the various different ways to place a market order trade on MT4. Learn from the video and find which method suits you best.

Note: The instructions vary slightly for those wishing to place a pending order. To see a tutorial on this, please scroll down further or visit:

How to close a Forex Trade on MT4

In this video tutorial, we will guide you on how to manually close your open Forex trades on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. The tutorial also shows you step-by-step how to do a partial close of your currently open trades.

Note: For instructions on placing stops and limit orders, please refer to the video tutorials that follow.

How to Place a Pending Order on MT4

Learn how pending orders are different from market orders and also how to execute such an order. Forex pending orders on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) are easy to do giving you options of both stop-losses and take-profit parameters.

Watch the video tutorial to learn how to place easily place a pending order.

How to Place a Stop on MT4

In this step-by-step video tutorial, we show how to place a stop on an existing position on your MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. Once learning how to do this step in trading, you will also be able to modify and amend orders easily.

To learn how to execute more advanced stops such as Trailing Stop Losses, please refer to the video tutorials below.

How to Place Stop Losses and Limit Orders on MT4

Once placing a Forex pending order, you have the option of placing stop losses and limit orders. This is beneficial if you do not wish to continuously monitor the market until your desired pair reaches your set level and an essential move for trading risk management.

Learn from this step-by-step video guide on how to place a Stop Loss and Limit Order on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform.

How to Place a Trailing Stop Loss on MT4

This video tutorial will guide you step-by-step on how to place a trailing stop loss order on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Forex platform.

Trailing Stop Losses are an advanced type of stop-loss order that allows you to set a pip value for the stop to trail your order. If the market price rises, the stop loss price rises with the market price, but if the price falls, the stop loss price does not change. This technique allows a trader to set a limit on the maximum possible loss without setting a limit on the maximum possible gain.

How to Add, Edit and Delete Custom Indicators on MT4

Learn from this step-by-step video guide on how to add, edit and remove custom indicators from your Forex charts on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. Such indicators as Moving Averages and Fibonacci indicators are covered in the tutorial. In mastering these basic steps, using other indicators and technical analysis tools will easily follow.

For a more detailed video instruction on using indicators, please refer to below video: How to Use Moving Averages on MT4.

How to Use Moving Averages on the MT4

This video tutorial will briefly explain what Moving Averages are and how to use them in your Forex trading on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. Learn how to add more than one Moving Average to your charts, how to add indents, customise them and remove them from your charts.

This popular indicator is useful in technical trend analysis and by learning this basic indicator, it will set you up in experimenting and learning how to use the other indicators available on the MT4 platform.

How to set up Price Alerts on MT4

This video tutorial will guide you step-by-step on how to set up alarm alerts on your MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

Alarms are useful in notifying you on whether your Forex instrument has reached a specific price or crossed an indicator trend line. Traders have the option of choosing from an email alert or simply a sound alert.


If you are unable to find a video tutorial guide to help you with a specific area of the MT4 or accessing Binary Options via MT4, please download the Vantage FX MetaTrader 4 (MT4) User Guide for more step-by-step instructional tutorials.