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2011

11 March 2011

Charting System of MetaTrader 5 iPhone

Development of a new version of the MetaTrader 5 iPhone mobile terminal is in full swing. It already includes charts allowing traders to visually track price movements. Soon indicators and graphical objects will appear in the mobile terminal.

While the developers are working selflessly to improve the mobile terminal, we want to show you the intermediate result. Different types of charts, a wide choice of timeframes and flexible scaling - all these features are already available in the MetaTrader 5 for iPhone.

3 March 2011

New Features in the MQL5 Wizard

In early 2011, we released an exciting tool for EA development, intended for all traders who have no MQL5 programming skills. With the emergence of the MQL5 Wizard in the MetaEditor, traders have received a convenient resource for developing Expert Advisors without programmers' help. Many traders have already appreciated the possibility to create an EA in just four clicks with the Wizard and compiled their first EAs.

However, the functionality of the first MQL5 Wizard could seem incomplete to the most demanding traders. Therefore, we decided to enhance the features of the MQL5 Wizard by adding new functions allowing to create more flexible Expert Advisors. Ultimately this will increase the number and variety of Expert Advisors created using the Wizard. Soon more new features will be introduced in the MQL5 Wizard to make it even more useful for everyone who wants to create custom Expert Advisors.

New Features in the MQL5 Wizard

The main feature of the new version is the ability to utilize data of a combination of algorithms. In the previous version, an Expert Advisor could be created on the basis of only one algorithm of signal generation - for example, using the indicator data or the MA crossing algorithm. The new version offers a new convenient way to use a combination of algorithms for generating more accurate signals. For example, you can easily generate an Expert Advisor that will use data of MA crossing confirmed by a trend indicator like Parabolic SAR.

Another important innovation will be the system for assigning weights to each signal. For example, you can assign 1 to the signal produced by MA crossing, if this is the main signal, and 2 to the Parabolic SAR - in this case the Expert Advisor will first of all use the data of the signal with a higher weight when taking a trade decision.

The emergence of the upgraded MQL5 Wizard significantly enhances trading opportunities. Now, in addition to the conventional manual trading, any trader can create Expert Advisors and use them in automated trading. You do not need to order the development of EAs from professional programmers any more - with the MQL5 Wizard you can easily create your own trading robots.

More details will be published on the eve of the release. Follow the news.

18 January 2011

New MetaTrader 5 for iPhone

Today we are releasing the mobile version of the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Now everyone can take advantage of the freedom of mobile trading - the terminal can be downloaded free from AppStore.

With MetaTrader 5 for iPhone, you can trade, monitor your account and stay up-to-date with financial information 24 hours a day. With the mobile terminal, trading in the financial markets is available at anytime from anywhere in the world. MetaTrader 5 Mobile offers the user-friendly interface and wide variety of features.

Charts and analytic tools will be added soon to the mobile version of the MetaTrader 5 mobile terminal. The list of supported platforms will be expanded – as we are planning to release also MetaTrader 5 Mobile terminal for Android and Blackberry.

Download MetaTrader 5 for iPhone to acquire a powerful tool for trading in financial markets. What's more important, the terminal will always be with you.

14 January 2011

MQL5 Wizard makes development of Expert Advisors even easier!

In late October 2010, as part of the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal, the MQL5 Wizard was released. This wizard is designed for automatic generation of an Expert Advisor code. With MQL5 Wizard, knowledge of programming languages is no longer a prerequisite for creating trading robots. Earlier it really was an impassable obstacle to creation of trading strategies, but the release of the MQL5 Wizard changed the situation radically. With the new Wizard, the programming experience is not required - the application will do all the necessary work to create an Expert Advisor.

MQL5 Wizard makes development of Expert Advisors even easier!

The main advantage of the Wizard is its convenience. The program allows to significantly simplify the process of trading robots development, creating different Expert Advisor modules for you. All you need is set the required parameters and select the necessary components - and the MQL5 Wizard will do the rest. The creation of trading robots has never been so fast and simple. Only four clicks - and the Expert Advisor trading according to your strategy is ready!

2010

27 December 2010

The Automated Trading Championship 2010 Is Over

The Automated Trading Championship 2010 is over. For 12 weeks the Expert Advisors of the Automated Trading Championship 2010 Participants have been competing for the prize money. In this struggle, recognized authorities were falling and new heroes were born, newcomers were achieving unexpected success and old-timers were ingloriously completing their ways.

The first place is taken by the newcomer of the Automated Trading Championship - Boris Odintsov from Russia. Another Russian Participant Andrey Perfilov takes the second place. During the dramatic struggle for third place, winner was finally revealed - Ludwig Rota from France. In addition, Ludwig gets the special prize from MIG Bank - a free trip to a Formula One race in 2011.

The Automated Trading Championship 2010 Is Over

Congratulations to the Winners and all the Participants of the Automated Trading Championship 2010! We thank out Sponsors for their assistance in the organization of the Championship: Interbank FX, MIG BANK, FXCM, TRADERS’ and Dow Jones & Co!

10 December 2010

MetaTrader 5 Official Website Launched

MetaQuotes Software Corp. has launched the official website of the MetaTrader 5 platform. The new resource contains detailed information on the product features and opportunities it presents to users. Now, in one place you can find description of the functionality of the trading platform, useful information for brokers, the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal download links and company news.

The Official Website of the MetaTrader 5

The new site covers different areas of MetaTrader 5 usage: manual trading, technical analysis of quotes, automated trading, mobile trading, and brokerage services. With the detailed description of all aspects of trading with MetaTrader 5, this site is a truly indispensable source of information on the trading platform.

We hope that the new site will be of great help to brokers, traders and everyone interested in financial market trading. We wish you a useful time on the new website at www.metatrader5.com.

4 October 2010

Automated Trading Championship 2010 Has Started

We are happy to announce that on the 4th of October 2010 Automated Trading Championship 2010 has started. All the preparatory stages are over, and the registration and verification of Expert Advisors are completed. 314 Participants are admitted to the competition. Now the Expert Advisors will have to trade absolutely independently and prove that they can earn more than other EAs. While their creators can only watch what is going on.

Automated Trading Championship 2010

During the Automated Trading Championship 2010, in the news section of the website, we will publish interesting news about the possibilities of automated trading, interviews with Participants, statistical reports and other materials. If you are not participating in this Championship, you can still freely use these materials for developing your own automated trading programs. Follow the news!

We wish good luck to all the Participants of the Automated Trading Championship 2010.

The sponsors of the Championship are: Interbank FX LLC, MIG Bank, FXCM (Forex Capital Markets LLC), журнал TRADERS’ and Dow Jones. The Championship organizer is MetaQuotes Software Corp.


17 June 2010

New Service on MQL5.community: Jobs

On June 17th, new service were launched on the website Jobs. With it service, the website visitors will be able to order for different works performed by other members of the community.

It will be useful both for traders and developers. The main purpose of the new service is the organization of custom development of different MQL5 programs.

Service Job

If you are a trader with a trading strategy but not knowing how to program in MQL5, the Jobs is the right service for you. With Jobs you get a simple, controllable and safe possibility to find a developer, who will write an Expert Advisor or indicator. Any registered user can accept your offer and develop a required program for you.

The main difference of Jobs on the MQL5.community from most of similar resources and services on other websites is security. The customer and developer are protected from improper actions of the other party throughout the entire cooperation. In case any disputes arise, MetaQuotes Software Corp. is ready to act as arbitrator.

With the launch of the Jobs, MQL5.community becomes an ideal place for posting you orders and offering your programming services. Every day, thousands of traders and developers visit this resource, and can easily help each other. For a trader, Jobs is a new easy opportunity to get his or her own Expert Advisor. For MQL5 developers this is a possibility to find new customers.

1 June 2010

MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform Released

MetaTrader 5 trading platform was released in 2010. Unlike MetaTrader 4, it allows trading both on Forex and the world stock exchanges.

MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform

At the moment, MetaTrader 5 is a powerful working tool providing plenty of opportunities: stock and Forex trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis, programming trading robots, MQL5 development environment, multicurrency strategy tester, MetaTrader Market of trading applications, social trading, and Freelance service for ordering custom trading robots.

26 April 2010

MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester!

Today we have released the beta version of MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester. This program is the integral part of the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal being designed for the purposes of testing and optimization of MQL5 Expert Advisors.

With the testing you can assess the qualities of your Expert Advisor on history data before launching it in real trading. Optimization allows choosing the most profitable parameters for your Expert Advisor making it a real efficient one. The Strategy Tester is an indispensable tool for developers of Expert Advisors. It is almost impossible to develop a profitable an error-free Expert Advisor without the tester.

As compared to the tester in MetaTrader 4, the new MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester is a more powerful and accurate tool. It has obtained the new function of distributed optimization that will be useful in work with compound Expert Advisors. Besides that, the Strategy Tester offers efficient testing of multi-currency Expert Advisors.

"The Strategy Tester is the last component from the set of required tools for efficient development of Expert Advisors. This set also includes the MQL5, MetaEditor, debugger and execution module in the MetaTrader 5 terminal. The absence of a tester was the last obstacle to the wide possibilities provided by the MQL5 environment. We hope that together with the release of MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester, the number of new MQL5 Expert Advisors will sharply increase", - the senior developer of MetaTrader 4/5 terminals and MQL4/5 said.

9 April 2010

MetaTrader 5 Testing Report

Seven months have passed since testing of the MetaTrader 5 platform started. The first stage of it implied closed testing among the most active members of the MQL4.community. On the second stage we officially published the terminal - its public testing started. Together with that, back-office components of the system were also tested.

So now we are ready to render a report on what has been done. Since the start of the testing, we have received about 1,000 bug reports and crash logs on the entire platform. While fixing these bugs and crashes, and implementing your suggestions, we've released about 100 builds of the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal, MetaEditor and the MQL5. Bug reports on the testing of back-office components also were of great help, and allowed releasing of over 60 builds of server components.

Now we would like to thank all of you who participated in this testing. Your help is very valuable for us. "We've released over 150 builds on the whole - that was really much. After all this joint job, the platform has become stable enough, so that soon we'll officially release it," - Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. said.

6 April 2010

Automated Trading Championship 2010

We are glad to announce that the Automated Trading Championship will be conducted this year — in 2010. The main purpose of the competition is promoting the idea of the automated trading and the new development environment MetaQuotes Language 5 (MQL5). The total prize of the Automated Trading Championship 2010 is 80,000 US dollars.

Automated Trading Championship 2010

We always do our best to conduct the Automated Trading Championship on the highest level. This year we keep on preparing the most interesting Championship for you. On the official website of the ATC, we will publish details of all its Participants. Anyone can visit this website to watch trading dynamics of any Expert Advisor and its characteristics. We will also publish weekly statistical reports, interviews with Participants and useful articles. These materials are intended to show the full information on performance of automated trading systems and help traders to develop profitable Expert Advisors.

As distinct from previous competitions, MQL5-programs will participate in Championship 2010. "This year we are going to release the new MetaTrader 5 Platform with the new Expert Advisor development environment — MQL5. That's why we decided to conduct the new competition among Expert Advisors written in MQL5." — the senior developer of the MetaTrader 5 client terminal and the MQL5 environment said.

For the three years of the competition conduction, the Championship has become extremely popular being a specialized site where developers from all over the world can demonstrate their programs. Many EA writers use the Championship as a chance to show their programs and advertise their services. We invite you to take part in the Automated Trading Championship 2010 and prove that you know how to develop profitable Expert Advisors.

3 March 2010

Official Launch of MQL5.community

We've launched a new website - MQL5.community, devoted to the trading strategy programming language MQL5. We are always attentive to your comments and suggestions, and the launch of the new website is another step to meet your wishes.

The website is similar to MQL4.community. It also contains MQL5 Documentation, articles on automated trading, code base and the forum.

You can also take an active part in the life of the MQL5.community. You can communicate with other members on the Forum, publish your Expert Advisors on the Code Base, and share your knowledge in paid articles. We will pay not less than $200 for an article.

Besides that, soon we will introduce new services and sections on the website. The forthcoming Automated Trading Championship 2010 will be conducted on MQL5.community as well. We hope, this will be helpful both for traders and developers of Expert Advisors, while MQL5.community will be even more popular than MQL4.com.

2009

2 November 2009

Beta Testing of MetaTrader 5 Kicked Off Today!

Today we are pleased to announce the public testing of the MetaTrader 5 client terminal. It is open to anyone who wishes to test the new terminal. To register as a tester, just proceed to download the terminal and test it. All testers are invited to report bugs and make suggestions via email or publish them here.

During the testing period, the client terminal is available in English only. If you have any difficulties, please check out the built-in Help, which is also available in English.

You can download MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal by clicking on the following link: https://download.mql5.com/cdn/web/metaquotes.software.corp/mt5/mt5setup.exe?utm_campaign=www.metatrader5.com (7Mb)

We thank you in advance for your contribution on the MetaTrader 5 terminal testing.

Scope Work for MetaTrader 5 Testing

  1. The platform testing will take approximately 5-6 months.
  2. This will be a stage-by-stage testing. New features will be added during each stage. During the first testing stage that starts today, the client terminal will work with Forex only. Later on we will add CFD, Futures, equities and options.
  3. The current terminal version comes in without a strategy tester. It will be included later.
  4. Commencing November 2009, the testing of back-office components of the platform will be open to brokerage companies.

We are committed to delivering a truly stable, high-quality product, that's why the testing is evolving into a multi-stage process. We just wish to ensure the highest quality in every stage of the process before we release the platform to our clients.

Best regards,
MetaQuotes Software Corp.

2 November 2009

September 9, 2009 - Milestone Day for MetaTrader 5!

September 9, 2009 marks a major milestone in our effort to make the MetaTrader 5 trading platform available to our clients. We are in the final stage of its development and announce the beginning of its closed beta-testing.

The new client terminal has been sent to some members of the MQL4.community for testing. They will help us find and fix errors that, unfortunately, oftentimes slip through when new products are developed. Being created from scratch, MetaTrader 5 is no exception.

The MetaTrader 5 terminal has been already comprehensively tested in our testing department. However, we decided to conduct this closed testing, so that ultimately the general public gets the most stable and reliable terminal. The closed testing will be followed by the public beta-testing where everyone can participate. Just stay tuned!

4 May 2009

Automated Trading Championship 2009 Will Not Be Conducted

Dear clients,

Organization and conduction of the Automated Trading Championship is a very complicated and cost-consuming project. For the maintenance of this competition our company needs to involve tens of specialists from different departments. Among persons involved in the conduction of Championships there are developers of trading platforms and specialists of the software testing department.

MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform

As you might know, now we are engaged in the development of a new trading platform MetaTrader 5; its release is planned for this year. All our forces are now concentrated on the platform release, and soon it will be presented to you for beta testing. Focusing all our resources on this release, we don't want to be distracted from this target.

Besides, the new platform will contain a new environment for the development of trading strategies - MQL5 IDE. We find it more reasonable to conduct the next Championship using the new language. However, it is unlikely that potential participants will manage to learn MQL5 and write new Expert Advisors in it. Due to this the number of potential Participants may be much lower - this is sure to have a negative effect on the attraction of the Championship.

Taking into account all this we decided not to conduct the ATC this year. Instead of this we will concentrate our efforts on the release of the new MetaTrader 5 platform and next year we will conduct the Championship for Expert Advisors written in MQL5.

1 February 2009

TeamWox Corporate Management System Released

In 2006, we have developed our first corporate management system (Groupware) for the needs of the company. Initially, the application was not for sale. It enabled us to establish effective interaction within the company and solve the issues caused by its rapid growth. Over time, we decided that such issues are typical of all companies, and groupware systems can be useful to them. Thus, the development of TeamWox commercial system started. Currently, it incorporates all our achievements and experience in the development and use of groupware systems. TeamWox is a simple, convenient and functional tool for managing a modern company.

TeamWox Corporate Management System


In early 2009, TeamWox system made its debut on the market becoming available for sale. TeamWox basic version contains a free VOIP telephony, an electronic document flow, automated reports, a unified client base with sales funnel, the integration with company websites and a technical support module.

2006

23 December 2006

Automated Trading Championship 2006

In 2006, rich functionality of MQL4 environment enabled the company to arrange the first annual Automated Trading Championship. Never before had the world seen a competition of Expert Advisors of such a scale. Trading robots of 258 developers competed for a prize fund of $80 000 in this 12-week contest. The winner Roman Zamozhnyy increased his deposit by 250% and received $40 000.

Automated Trading Championship 2006

The Championship sparked interest among traders and brokers encouraging further development of the automated trading around the world.

2005

1 July 2005

MetaTrader 4 Trading Platform Released

After two years of development, the most popular MetaTrader 4 trading platform was released becoming the de facto standard in Forex trading and providing millions of traders with a reliable working tool. Traditionally, the product was developed from scratch and featured a number of fundamental differences. 

MetaTrader 4 Trading Platform Released

Innovations were implemented practically everywhere — from the new mobile terminals up to the fundamentally new distributed architecture of the entire platform. The client terminal once again became the most functional and popular on the market. The new platform also featured MQL4 IDE — a trading strategy development environment which revolutionized the development of the automated trading applications.

The version for mobile devices MetaTrader 4 Mobile was released in October 2005.

2003

20 October 2003

Release of the First Mobile Terminals

The first mobile terminals for Forex trading (MetaTrader 3 CE and MetaTrader for Palm) were released in 2003. 

Release of the First Mobile Terminals

The terminals were quickly appreciated by users expanding the company's customer base and boosting MetaTrader's popularity in the world.

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