MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform

FXTRADING.com offers its clients the opportunity to trade on the award-winning MetaTrader 4 platform, the world’s most popular trading platform for forex traders due to its ease of use, technical chart analytics and optional automated trading ability.

We have partnerships with many technology providers and is proud to offer you the next generation MetaTrader 4 platform, designed to take your trading to the next level.

Trade On MetaTrader 4 – The Multi Award Winning Platform

  • Most popular retail trading platform in the world
  • Global MT4 community
  • Extensive array of indicators and charting tools
  • Use Experts Advisors (EAs) to automate your trading
  • Test your trading ideas with MT4’s Strategy Tester
  • One-click trading
  • Highly configurable
  • Easy and Fast to Use
  • Trading signals, articles and code base
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Most popular retail trading platform in the world
MetaQuotes have been I operation since 2002 and took the retail trading world by storm by releasing MetaTrader 4 (MT4) in 2005. Since then it has only grown in popularity and retained a loyal userbase.

Global MT4 Community
Having stood the test of time, MT4 has a hardcore following of users across the globe and many forums helping MT4 users connect, exchange trading ideas, indicators, EAs and code.

Extensive array of indicators and charting tools
With over 50 indicators and over 20 charting tools straight out of the box, you have all you need to perform precision trade analysis regardless of your trading style.

Use Experts Advisors (EAs) to automate your trading
Expert advisors (EAs) revolutionised the retail trading market, allowing users to create and automate strategies that were only previously available to institutional investors and hedge funds. Access the vast library of EAs online or modify or code your own using the MetaQuotes Language Editor.

Test your trading ideas with MT4’s Strategy Tester
Strategy tester allows you to see how a trading idea would have performed on historical data. Or you can use the visual testing mode to see how strategies perform bar by bar, before exporting detailed strategy test reports for further analysis.

One Click Trading
Traders can enter the market with the click of a button, directly from the chart or from MT4’s market-depth price ladder.

Highly configurable
What makes MT4 stand apart is that it lets the user get under the bonnet if they wish. Unlike many other trading platforms, you are not forced to use the platform in a certain way. With a little imagination, you can make MT4 your own.

Easy and Fast to Use
With an intuitive and zero-lag interface, you will be flying around MT4 in no-time. This is where is stands out from many platforms which opt for slower, browser-based platforms.

Why Trade on MetaTrader 4 with FXTRADING.com?

  • Raw price spreads from 0.0 pips
  • Institutional grade liquidity
  • Lightning fast order execution
  • No dealing desk intervention
  • Trading server located in NY4 Equinix Centre
  • Unrestricted trading environment (EA’s and Scalpers Allowed)
  • Hedging allowed
  • ASIC regulated broker
  • Trade mini and micro lots
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Trade on institutional grade liquidity comprising multiple liquidity providers including some of the world’s largest banks, hedge funds and liquidity providers. Clients trade with no dealing desk, price manipulation or re-quotes.

FXTRADING.com is the forex trading broker of choice for serious professionals, high volume traders, scalpers or robot EA traders.

Raw price spreads from 0.0 pips

FXTRADING.com boasts some of the tightest spreads of all forex trading brokers globally. Our PRO account Price Spreads start at 0.0 pips direct from the market on the MetaTrader 4 platform. Our average EURUSD spread is one of the tightest average spreads globally.

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Trading costs matter, particularly if you trade intraday timeframes and scalp. In particular, scalpers and high frequency traders (HFT’s) need to make sure trade entry costs such as the spread and commission are competitive, or it will erode away profits and negatively skew their reward to risk ratio’s.

For example, a scalper who risks 5 pips on EUR/USD and aims to ‘scalp’ 5 pips profit wouldn’t want to be paying a 2-pip spread. Therefore, the Pro account where spreads start at 0.0 pips and charge $7 per lot commission (equivalent to 0.7 pips) would make a more sensible choice.

That said the negative impact of the spread reduces significantly to traders of much higher timeframes, therefore a standard account with our tight spreads should be sufficient to the trader.

Institutional grade liquidity

FXTRADING.com offer raw spreads which start from 0 pips, as we connect to deep institutional liquidity sourced from over 25 top-tier banks and ECN liquidity providers such as Fastmatch, LMAX and Currenex.

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We only deal with top-tier liquidity providers so we can offer the tightest spreads, fastest execution and deepest liquidity. By using institutional grade liquidity providers we can accommodate larger traders and still offer a competitive trading environment.

No dealing desk intervention

FXTRADING.com do not have a dealing desk, so our traders do not experience requotes or price manipulations.

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There’s no good reason for a dealing desk to intervene in your trading. And that’s why FXTRADING.com do not. Our clients trade with the comfort of knowing that FXTRADING.com are here to facilitate your trading, not hinder it.

We never offer requotes, a practice used by some brokers which can prevent traders from entering or exiting a market at their preferred price.

Lightning Fast Order Execution

Our ultra-low latency trade servers allow for ultra-fast trade entry and exit, making our trading conditions ideal for scalpers and automated traders.

Trading server located in NY4 Equinix Centre

Our servers are based in the NY4 Equinix centre in New York, allowing for ultra-low latency and fast execution of trades. This low latency environment is ideal for automated algorithm traders, high frequency traders (HFS) and scalpers.

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For example, if an HFS trader uses a VPS (virtual private server) which is also located in the NY4 Equinix centre, the distance between their VPS and our trading servers are minimal. If you imagine internet servers being connected with string, the shorter the string, the faster the service. This then allows the HFS trader to enter and exit the market with greater speed and at more favourable prices, even though they are located somewhere else around the world. The lag has been reduced to near-zero, and the only lag remaining is the time it takes for trading results to appear on screen of the traders somewhere across the world.

Hedging Allowed

As there is no first in, first out rule (FIFO) traders are free to hedge their positions. This also allows the trader to free up margin.

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For example, if a traders were long 5 contracts of AUD/USD ($100,000 per contract is equivalent to a $500,000 position) the margin requirement would be $868.75 with 400:1 leverage.

  • Long 5x AUD/USD contracts at 0.6950
  • 100,000 per contract at 400:1 leverage
  • Margin = (# contracts x contract value x entry price) / leverage
  • Margin = (5 x 100,000 x 0.6950) / 400
  • Margin = $868.75

However, if they were to fully hedge the position by shorting (selling) 5x AUD/USD contracts, the margin requirements would be reduced to $0. In turn this allows the trader to remove risk from the trade and seek other opportunities.

ASIC Regulated Broker

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) are a highly regarded regulator. There are a number of strict compliance measures and procedures we abide by to maintain financial sustainability, high operational standards to offer a safe trading environment for our clients.

Trade Mini and Micro Lots

Gain finer control over your risk management or start trading in smaller sizes in forex, metals, indices and oil.

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MT4 uses ‘lots’ to calculate trade sizes, as opposed to notional value. For currencies, 1 lot = 100,000 units of base currency. Therefor 1 lot of AUD/USD means you are speculating on the strength of the Australian dollar against US $100,000.

  • 1 Lot = 100,000 units of base currency
  • 1 lots = 10,000 units of base currency (mini lot)
  • 01 lots = 1,000 units of base currency (micro lot)

By allowing mini and micro lots, we allow our traders to speculate markets with a smaller capital outlay and gain finer control of their risk management.

Leverage up to 400:1

Higher levels of leverage allow trades to be opened with significantly lower margin requirements, than would otherwise be possible with futures contracts or the underlying CFD market. Moreover, you have control over your level of leverage as it can adjusted to suit your trading style and risk tolerance.

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The maximum level of leverage for each market:

Multiple Account Currencies Available

FXTRADING.com currently supports four major currencies which you can open your account in.

  • USD (United States dollar)
  • AUD (Australian dollar)
  • EUR (European dollar)
  • GBP (British pound)
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FXTRADING.com may be an Australian broker, but we have a global reach where our clients are concerned. And they want to capitalise on our optimal trading conditions and the high standards our ASIC regulators expect from us. By offering alternative funding currencies it can help alleviate some of the currency risk associated with overseas investing.

How to Install MT4

Sign up for a demo to install MT4 and follow the instructions below to be trading within minutes.

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  • Sign up for a demo
  • Fill out the online form with your correct details. Make sure you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions to proceed.
  • You will then be taken to the download screen, where you can choose to download MT4 for Windows®, MAC OS, WebTrader, iPhone® and Android™.
  • Select Windows®.
  • A new window will appear. Select the folder you wish to download the MT4 application to.
  • Double click the “fxtradingcomsetup” application. Click ‘Next’ to agree to the End-User Licence Agreement for Trading Terminal.
  • Whilst MT4 installs, you also have the option to sign up for trading services on the mql5.com website.
  • MT4 will load automatically after installation.
  • Check to see if you received an e-mail from service@fxtrading.com
  • Take note of the login and password which you should have received. You also have the option to load the WebTrader terminal or download MR4 again from the e-mail.
  • Within the MT4 terminal, click the small connection bar at the bottom right of the screen and select ‘Login’.
  • Input your login details and password and select either the demo or live server.
  • Make sure “Save account information” is ticked if you want to load without inputting password again the next time you load MT4.
  • Simply Fill In Your Details Below To Receive Your Trading Platform