Everything you need to know about…
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
When you enter the world of online trading, it’s more than likely you’ll come across the name MetaTrader 4. MT4 (as it’s commonly known) is a software program that provides live access to global trading markets meaning anyone, anywhere, can trade things like Forex, Indices and CFDs from a single platform.
Since being released in 2005, MT4 has effectively become the industry standard in electronic trading. The reasons it has become so popular are many; simplicity of design, ease of use, integration of charting tools, access to historical data, real-time price feed, extensive third party add-ons and plenty more.
To help those just getting started trading with MT4, we’ve put together a small selection of articles and resources we’d recommend taking a look at to enhance your trading experience.
Please note: While we consider the following information to be useful as a general guide, Vantage FX cannot guarantee the ongoing accuracy of third party content.
2. MetaQuotes Forum
Got a query about the MT4 platform? Start a discussion on the official forum of MetaQuotes, the original creators of MT4
3. 10 Benefits of MetaTrader
As the title suggests, this is a list of the key advantages of MT4 – some you which may know about already!
4. Top MetaTrader Tips
Once you’re up and running with MT4, these tips will help improve your trading experience
5. Top shortcuts for MT4
Keep this list of shortcut keys handy to make navigating the MT4 platform faster and easier
6. MT4 FAQs
This archive of Frequently Asked Questions from traders covers a variety of MT4 queries, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting guides.
7. Automated Trading
MT4 lets you automate your trading. This link lists some good things to consider when automating your trades with Expert Advisors.
If you enjoyed this piece and are looking for more educational resources, please see other articles in our ‘Everything you need to know about…’ series.
How do I get started?
Before you can start using our MT4 software you will need an MT4 trading account.
This can be a Demo or Live account – both are free to open with Vantage FX.