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 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.


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.


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.


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.

17 July 2003

Release of the MetaTrader Trading Platform

MetaTrader Trading Platform product was also developed from scratch and featured improved efficiency and functionality once again making it more efficient than its predecessor. The list of supported markets was expanded by the Futures, while the client terminal received the new language of trading strategies — MQL II.

Release of the MetaTrader Trading Platform


18 December 2000

Release of the MetaQuotes trading platform

Release of the MetaQuotes trading platform. The new platform differed from its predecessor in its higher functionality and suitability for work both on Forex and CFD market. 

Release of the MetaQuotes trading platform

Most importantly, the new client terminal was supplied with a built-in language for programming trading strategies - the MetaQuotes Language (MQL). It allowed users to develop trading robots.

27 November 2000

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is established

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is established. The FX Charts trading application is released.

FX Charts Trading Application's Screenshot

This software was a truly revolutionary new product on the specialized Forex broker software market. The first customers were attracted.