We have gathered feedback from MetaTrader 5 iOS users and overhauled the application in terms of appearance and functionality. The mobile platform is now more powerful, more efficient and more user-friendly.
We have gathered feedback from MetaTrader 5 iOS users and overhauled the application in terms of appearance and functionality. The mobile platform is now more powerful, more efficient and more user-friendly.
MetaTrader 5 has brought on Cloudflare, a performance, reliability, and security company, to enable DDoS protection and improve network performance. Cloudflare Spectrum for brokers prevents disruptions caused by bad traffic, while allowing good traffic through. Cloudflare's global network spans more than 200 cities and offers more than 35 Tbps of network capacity.
While protection against DDoS attacks is a great concern for many of Cloudflare's customers, speed figures still remain an important factor. By leveraging the Cloudflare network to route traffic more efficiently, we are able to decrease latency and improve the stability of network connections. This means that platform users can experience higher speeds in incoming exchange data rates compared to a direct connection.
Achiel van der Mandele, Cloudflare
Mr Achiel van der Mandele, Product Manager at Cloudflare, comments: "Having safe access to realtime exchange data is key for MetaQuotes' customers. We're very pleased to be able to support the MetaTrader platform with Cloudflare Spectrum. With Spectrum, customers can protect their etaTrader endpoints from DDoS attacks and increase network performance.”
The MetaTrader 5 platform addition has been rolled out across Infinox's global offices, meaning its clients from around the world are now able to trade forex pairs, commodities, indices, futures and equities, including well-known corporation stocks such as Facebook and Apple.
INFINOX have recognized that the multi-asset platform will give its clients the professional edge, introducing a host of institutional trading tools including:
MetaTrader 5 can also be accessed from both desktop and mobile devices, meaning clients can stay connected from wherever they are.
Mr Anthony Stubbs, INFINOX
Mr Anthony Stubbs, IX Capital Group Limited CEO, has commented on the launch: "INFINOX prides itself on providing a premium client service and a range of trading tools across multiple assets. The addition of the MetaTrader 5 platform to our product offering continues our commitment to provide our existing and new clients with cutting-edge technology in order to trade the financial markets."
The updated platform features the all-new Subscription service, with which traders will be able to subscribe to market data from hundreds of exchanges around the world. Brokers can offer their own subscription services, such as Personal Manager assistance, to help traders in understanding specific financial instruments or in getting acquainted with particular markets. The platform developers have also revised charts: convenient settings and other improvements have been introduced in this essential trader's tool. The most noticeable changes are described below.
The major update concerns the new Subscriptions feature available in the Navigator. The new service will help traders improve trading efficiency and save time on training.
The service includes market data subscriptions, such as stocks, options, bonds and other security Level 1 and 2 data from a plethora of exchanges around the world. Furthermore, brokers will be able to offer Personal Manager assistance via the service. Such assistance can be helpful in solving extra trading tasks: creating an investment portfolio, analyzing and selecting structured products or providing tax or legislation advice.
Upon subscription, selected trading instruments will appear in the Market Watch list. They can be utilized as regular symbols: users can view quotes, open charts and analyze them using objects and indicators, as well as run Expert Advisors in the strategy tester. The only restriction is that trading operations for these symbols are not supported.
Each subscription is featured alongside a detailed description to help traders choose the desired service. If a subscription is provided on a paid basis, the relevant fee can be paid directly from a trading account. All active subscriptions can be viewed and managed from a separate section.
The revised charts feature more convenient settings.
1. A new option provides quick access to a symbol's Market Depth data and chart. This can be done by selecting the relevant command from the context menu.
2. The new "Show ticker" option shows/hides the line containing the trading symbol name, the timeframe and a custom comment.
3. The "Show trading history" command has been added into terminal and chart settings. Now, the history of trading operations can be accessed quickly without switching between sections. The setting can be applied to all charts simultaneously or independently.
All the new commands are conveniently arranged in the context menu.
4. Another new feature in MetaTrader 5 will help you find the desired symbol chart when multiple charts are open in the terminal. Click on a symbol in the Market Watch, on an alert, an order or a position line in the trading or history section, and the appropriate symbol chart will blink three times.
5. A few changes in the latest version concern chart appearance:
The recent drop in oil prices below zero has forced the developers to introduce negative prices in the platform. Support for such prices enables proper platform operation in similar situations. Furthermore, new columns have been added to the list of open orders and positions (such as operation profitability, market value and magic number), the maximum number of symbols in Market Watch has been increased to 5,000, and the search option has been improved.
Use the new MetaTrader 5 features to improve trading efficiency and to generate more profits. Subscribe to market data to explore new trading opportunities and request assistance of experienced personal managers to utilize the MetaTrader 5 capabilities to the full. The platform will be updated automatically, while you only need to restart MetaTrader 5 when the appropriate notification appears in the terminal.
We decided to make the first examination section free of charge, amid an increase in employee certification applications from brokers. All testing barriers have been removed and thus any Support Center user can assess their individual expertise by attempting the online test questions.
Certification fees are only applicable to the second examination section which is a remote video interview with a MetaQuotes representative. The verbal exam is intended for the final assessment of the specialist's proficiency. After completing both sections successfully, the participant receives a certificate confirming his or her MetaTrader 5 operational skills. Recently, one of the certification participants shared his examination experience — find out why Mr Petallides decided to join the programme, which exam section was most useful in terms of practical value, and if he was satisfied with the overall outcome.
We offer three certification programmes: Platform Administrator, Client Manager and Dealer; all of them are available in the MetaQuotes App Store marketplace of brokerage services. Brokers can start any of these certifications by taking a free test right now.
The updated Percent Allocation Management Module (PAMM) from Brokeree Solutions allows brokers to unite multiple MetaTrader 5 and MetaTrader 4 servers within one PAMM system. Brokers are able to instantly provide the PAMM service to their clients across their MetaTrader infrastructure. Thus traders from MetaTrader 5 servers can invest into PAMM accounts on another MetaTrader 5 or MetaTrader 4 servers and vice versa.
The new solution from Brokeree Solutions is now available in the official MetaQuotes App Store for brokers along with other company products.
Elina Bagautdinova, Brokeree Solutions
"With the rapid growth in MetaTrader 5 popularity, the number of brokerages which work with several servers and provide both MetaTrader platforms has increased", commented Ms Elina Bagautdinova, CCO of Brokeree Solutions. "However, with traditional money management systems, the brokerages were limited in providing the service for one server at a time, and if they wanted to introduce PAMM or MAM accounts on another server, the whole setup would have to be duplicated. Our product aims to tackle this limitation by providing a turnkey solution for brokers, where additional trading servers can be connected in a couple of clicks".
MetaQuotes App Store marketplace is actively developing and already offering over 180 various solutions from professional integrators.
In September 2019, the company launched a new service, the eWarrant Direct, allowing its clients to trade covered warrants via a dedicated platform. In April 2020, eWarrant Japan Securities added MetaTrader 5 to its portfolio enabling investors to enrich their trading strategies to suit market conditions.
Through MetaTrader 5, the company offers index contracts for Nikkei 225 and Dow Jones with 10 times leverage, accepting all trading types supported by the platform. Market hours are between 7:00 to 6:00 the following day in JST, and investments can be made from small lot sizes.
eWarrant provides trading services with the concept "Make investments easier and more interesting" and notes that it is also applied to the MetaTrader 5 platform which is an attractive trading environment for investors.
eWarrant Japan Securities K.K. is registered as a Financial Instruments Business Operator under the Kantou Finance Bereau. Since its inception in 2009, eWarrant has been the one and only market maker of covered warrants in Japan.
AMTS Solutions technology provider has significantly expanded the range of its products, by offering brokers a portfolio of MetaTrader 5 gateways to dozens of liquidity providers, including popular providers such as LMAX and CFH, the largest Western brokers Interactive Brokers and IG, as well as banks such as Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
The integration gateways are available in the MetaQuotes App Store official marketplace of brokerage solutions..
Dmitry Rannev, AMTS Solutions
"We have been developing software for brokers for more than 15 years and we have accumulated a large number of integrations with liquidity providers", says Mr Dmitry Rannev, CEO of AMTS Solutions. "Placing these gateways in the MetaTrader 5 store of integrations is one of the largest company events for all these years. The MetaTrader 5 platform is convenient not only for brokers, but also for developers and vendors. We are excited about our cooperation with MetaQuotes and invite brokers to evaluate AMTS Solutions technologies".
MetaQuotes App Store currently features over 180 products from third-party vendors, satisfying the most diverse needs of brokers around the world.
Qrator Enterprise Internet Connectivity Protection mitigates DDoS attacks aimed towards MetaTrader 5 access servers, ensuring no interruptions in business of MetaTrader customers.
Trading platforms around the world are among the most common targets of DDoS attacks which decimate revenue, force regular customers to depart to competitors and make attracting new clients much more difficult. Qrator Labs solution analyzes specifically the business impact of cybercrime incidents and addresses those attempts, keeping the trading business online and accessible by the customers from around the world.
Artyom Gavrichenkov, Qrator Labs
“Throughout 2019 and 2020, we’ve seen a significant raise of DDoS attacks against online trading businesses”, says Mr Artyom Gavrichenkov, Qrator Labs chief technology officer. “Most of the attacks are organized either by cybercriminals to extort funds, or by competing businesses to win the competition. We had a lot of prior experience with MetaTrader 5. After analyzing the industry specifics, we’ve built a targeted solution, protecting trading services against cybercriminal activity which threatens uninterrupted business operation".
"The Qrator Labs product has been tested by time. Our filtration network is ready to withstand any DDoS attacks possible", Mr Gavrichenkov adds. "Our solution is easily adaptable to the needs of each business. It has already protected thousands of medium- and large-sized enterprises all over the world, and it is ready to become a reliable security platform for the services utilizing the MetaTrader technology".
MetaQuotes Certification assist brokerage companies in building greater customer trust: their clients can be sure that the service is provided by certified specialists. We regularly receive applications from brokerages as well as from their employees who wish to receive an official Certificate confirming their platform operational expertise. Recently, we interviewed one of the participants to find out why he decided to join the programme and if he was satisfied with the overall outcome.
Mr Kyriakos Petallides
Mr Kyriakos Petallides shared his experience: "I saw information about the certification programme in my MetaTrader 5 Administrator, under the Overview section. I decided to take the examination and further develop my MetaTrader 5 operational skills. Also, I think that the certificate will help me in my future endeavors. The test was definitely challenging but focused on the subject: I have certainly learned a lot around the MetaTrader 5 administration. Furthermore, I have learned some useful tricks, which I did not have the chance to learn through my previous experience."
"I found particularly helpful the subject on Analyzing logs, as well as the Console commands which can be used in cases of emergency. The questions really test your platform administration knowledge. My colleagues are also going to register for the programme because the certificate confirms three competency levels at once: Administrator, Manager and Dealer."
All certification types are available in MetaQuotes' official App Store for brokers.
Ardu Prime has been providing liquidity to an exclusive clientele of professionals, proprietary trading houses and HNW individuals. Now the company welcomes retail investors with the new MetaTrader 5 platform offering.
Complete cost transparency and unique liquidity conditions gives the ability to accommodate high volumes and ultra-fast execution without slippage for more than 80 instruments, including FX, Commodities, Indices and Treasuries – a continuously expanding list in order to satisfy even the most demanding investors.
Sotirios Probonas, Ardu Prime
Mr Sotirios Probonas, Director of Ardu Prime commented: “We offer premium and cost transparent services to every investor. Our clients can focus on trading and rest assured we stand by their side”.
Ardu Prime clients enjoy real-market spreads, leverage, competitive commissions and a wide range of instruments. “Our establishment is supporting our clients as a reliable and trustworthy trading partner. As such we adjust our trading conditions and offer tailor-made liquidity solutions according to clients’ unique needs”, Mr Probonas adds.
Ardu Prime Investment Services S.A. provides brokerage services since 1999. The company is regulated by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and it fulfills the MiFID II requirements.
ACY Securities, the leading FinTech based ASIC-regulated broker headquartered in Sydney, has rolled out its MetaTrader 5 platform with stocks, as part of its worldwide release today.
The new offering is called MT5 Xchange, reflecting the addition of stocks to its suite of asset classes.
ACY Securities will now offer its clients access to hundreds of the world’s largest companies through some of the world’s most prestigious exchanges including NYSE, Nasdaq and the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
Mr Jimmy Ye, Co-founder and Director of ACY Securities stated that MT5 Xchange would give traders access to all the major asset classes with 1:25 leverage.
ACY Securities team: Alla Darwish, Head of Global Brokerage| Ashley Jessen, Head of Marketing | Winson Cao, Director |Tim Cahill, Brand Ambassador | Jimmy Ye, Director | Justin Pooni, Head of Branding and Communications
“With MT5 Xchange you can access the full range of markets across shares, FX currency pairs, indices and commodities with the ability to hedge your positions and access more advanced ordering options”, Mr Ye stated.
Mr Ye further added, “It provides a true multi-asset experience for our clients and gives them the option to diversify their trading portfolios. With one account and one login, you can now trade your view on stocks like Apple, Google, Amazon and Australian blue chips like BHP, Commonwealth Bank and Qantas”.
With access to almost 1000 instruments, ACY Securities’ MT5 Xchange platform also features 1:500 leverage on FX, metals and oil, with zero commissions and a minimum deposit of USD 50 to get started. It is a powerful, all-inclusive, fully integrated solution, providing traders with access to the full range of financial instruments at their fingertips.
MT5 Xchange is now available to download at www.acysecurities.com and it is accessible via desktop, mobile (iOS and Android) as well as Web based applications.
The international broker VPFX has launched MetaTrader 5 with hedging option. Mobile apps for Android, iOS, desktop and web platforms of the advanced platform became available to VPFX traders.
The company's offer includes more than 200+ instruments, ultra-fast execution and tight spreads. VPFX team believes that the multi-asset MetaTrader 5 trading platform, will help the company expand into the MENA market, by allowing the offering of additional asset classes from various exchanges.
Alpesh Patel, the CEO of VPFX, commented: "We support the current industry-wide shifting to MetaTrader 5. The updated platform offers advanced functionality for experienced users. Furthermore, its cutting-edge analytical tools will definitely enhance our clients' financial trading experience."
VPFX is a trading name of Ventura Prime FX Limited, registered in Labuan F.T., Malaysia. The company is regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA).
A global leader in online multi-asset trading services and currency data and analytics, OANDA now offers MetaTrader 5 to clients in Japan. Having first introduced it to demo account holders in December, the firm has now enabled Japanese clients to trade on the platform through their live accounts.
The decision to add MetaTrader 5 to OANDA’s range of trading platforms was made in direct response to requests from clients, further driving home the firm’s commitment to addressing the needs of active traders and expanding its range of products. The platform will also be made available in other geographies over the coming months.
Kurt vom Scheidt, Chief Operating Officer, OANDA
Kurt vom Scheidt, Chief Operating Officer with OANDA, said, "A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA was built on the foundations of transparency and integrity. Over the course of our 24-year history, we’ve worked hard to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the launch of MetaTrader 5 in Japan, which provides access to advanced charting and technical indicators, as well as expanded functionality for EAs, ultimately allowing clients to improve their algorithmic trading results".
"We believe the addition of MetaTrader 5 to our range of platforms will further enhance the trading experience we offer to our clients and reinforce our position as the number one foreign FX broker in Japan. We also look forward to rolling it out around the world soon, in response to client demand", vom Scheidt continued.
Now you can work with SQLite databases directly from the trading platform. You can create and connect to databases, view tables and roll back changes, without using any third-party shells. Integration with SQLite provides traders with maximum performance when working with big data in MQL5.
The language of structured queries allows quick and efficient task solving. You no longer need complex loops and samples. This greatly simplifies the collection and compilation of statistics, for making trading decisions, while it also helps in arranging slices of the trading history for full-scale analytics.
Working with Python has become more convenient since it already features multiple libraries for machine learning, process automation, as well as data analysis and visualization. To launch a script, simply drag it into your chart, similar to a regular MQL5 application. The platform now incorporates new functions for working with Python, allowing users to not only gather analytics, but to also perform trading operations.
Finding the optimal strategy for your Expert Advisor has become easier - there are more options for simulating brokerage conditions during testing. Users are able to apply their own trading account settings, including the ability to set the maximum number of open orders and positions, as well as manage their margin, position accounting system and commissions for all operations.
Furthermore, MQL5 applications are now launched faster, and the tester operation in the Market Scanner mode has been accelerated as
Launch the latest MetaTrader 5 version and try out its new features. Find the full list of updates in the Release Notes.
The international broker has added MetaTrader 5, the powerful platform for Forex and Exchange markets, to its wide range of global platforms. Previously, the company announced the launch of MetaTrader 5 in one of the largest markets in the world — the Japanese one.
AvaTrade notes the greater number of platform features compared to MetaTrader 4, the ease of use and the wider choice of assets:
Mr Dáire Ferguson, AvaTrade
"MetaTrader 5 is placing AvaTrade at the forefront of online trading", Mr. Dáire Ferguson, CEO of AvaTrade, comments. "The platform correlates perfectly with the trading environment we wish to provide our clients with".
AvaTrade was founded in 2006 and offers over 1,000 financial instruments providing secured trading with advanced encryption and fully segregated accounts. The company is regulated across nine jurisdictions.
The listed German Fintech firm, NAGA, announced that it has enhanced its overall trading experience with the integration of the MetaTrader 5 platform. Furthermore, the brand has successfully expanded its multi-asset offering to provide its growing network of clients with direct market access to stocks listed on 9 global exchanges, including NASDAQ, NYSE, London Stock Exchange, HKE, Börse Frankfurt and BME, among others.
NAGA has built its offering to provide the greatest possible advantages to clients looking to invest in real shares, enabling them to buy and sell shares of the biggest publicly listed companies worldwide.
Mr Ben Bilski, NAGA Group CEO
"Our mission at NAGA is to make trading and investing easily accessible and completely inclusive. With the addition of MetaTrader 5 and stocks, we have essentially managed to integrate and connect all key elements to provide a truly inclusive, all-in-one solution," Mr Ben Bilski, NAGA Group CEO, states. With the more versatile MetaTrader 5 platform, NAGA now provides access to both forex and exchange markets across a total of more than 800 instruments, as well as to a more expansive set of features and capabilities – overall providing the most powerful system to traders and investors looking for multi-asset and multi-functional solutions.
"The global investment culture is increasingly moving into multi-asset strategies, and investors are looking for integrated solutions which offer access to the full range of investment products. With MetaTrader 5, our traders get the complete experience. They can now independently diversify their portfolios across NAGA's complete range of products, through direct ownership of real high-value stocks such as Facebook (FB), Apple Inc (AAPL), Amazon Inc. (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), and all in a single platform," Mr Bilski concludes.
This evolution is expected to expand NAGA's target market to include and cater for professional traders and stock investors. The MetaTrader 5 integration makes stock investing easily accessible to all who use NAGA's trading platforms, as part of a unified and fully comprehensive system of financial products and services.
AvaTrade Japan, regulated under Kanto Local Finance Bureau Director (Kinsho), has launched one of the largest foreign exchange platforms, MetaTrader 5, in its successful local office. Japanese traders now have access to the desktop, mobile and web versions of this powerful platform.
MetaTrader 5 has a lot of benefits for AvaTrade’s Japanese traders:
Mr Hiroshi Niwa, AvaTrade Japan CEO, observes "I am pleased to announce that AvaTrade Japan became one of the first adopters of MetaTrader 5 in the Japanese market. This is part of our long-term strategy as leaders in the industry to embrace the latest and most innovative solutions for our clients. This was possible thanks to our close and strong relationship with MetaQuotes, led by our strategic partner".
Mr Hiroshi Niwa, AvaTrade Japan CEO
AvaTrade Japan Co, Ltd. is authorised by Kanto Local Finance Bureau Director (Kinsho) No. 1661 and is a member of the Financial Futures Trading Association and of the Japan Investment Advisors Association.
The application for the fundamental market analysis now features 42 indicators of the country having the strongest economy in the African continent — South Africa. Calendar data is collected in real time from public sources, such as the Bureau of Economic Research, the South African Reserve Bank, the South African Revenue Service and the National Treasury.
Tradays lists all significant economic events: price indices and financial indicators, the latest data on inflation and unemployment, date and time of speeches by heads of financial departments, etc. Currently, the calendar features over 1 000 indicators related to the 19 global economies, including USA, European Union, Japan, UK, Canada, Australia and China. This is one of the most complete, accurate and relevant solutions on the market.
The calendar is free and available both as a web version and a mobile application:
Besides, you can add the calendar in your website using a widget. This will allow you to attract new visitors by offering them a free tool for monitoring important economic events.
Certification exams aim to assist brokerage companies in assessing their employees' skills and encouraging them to broaden their knowledge.
As the platform developer, MetaQuotes has unique expertise in MetaTrader configuration and operation. The company has created tests to check and verify the most extensive and in-depth knowledge related to its products. Vast experience in brokerage technical support enabled MetaQuotes to include in the exam actual industry requirements and the most frequently occurring issues.
Three certification types are currently available:
The exam consists of two stages: an online test and a video interview with MetaQuotes representatives. In order to pass the 80-question online test, the applicant must study all available information concerning the platform operation, including articles and documentation. After the online test, the applicant registers for a video interview. At this stage, the user's knowledge is additionally assessed in face-to-face contact to exclude cheating completely.
After passing the exams, the user receives an official confirmation on platform administration, platform administration and customer service skills, as well as on the ability to perform other related tasks, as required for working in a brokerage company. Each certificate has a unique 12-digit ID, which can be used to verify the certificate authenticity.
All certification types are available in MetaQuotes' official App Store.