21 November 2023

XeOne Prime: "MetaTrader 5 is an indispensable tool for all brokers"

XeOne Prime brokerage company has experienced an increase in trading activity of almost 10% after launching MetaTrader 5. According to the company management, this is only the beginning. In the future, the company expects to increase profits by more than 40% through further use of the trading platform and increase in the number of clients. The head of XeOne Prime is convinced that the Company's strategy of investing in technology and innovation will pay off as early as the coming year.

Mr Laxmi Prasad, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer of XeOne Prime

Mr Laxmi Prasad, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer of XeOne Prime

"MetaTrader 5 is an indispensable tool for all brokers who are ready to provide clients with the best trading conditions," says Mr Laxmi Prasad, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer of XeOne Prime. "The platform features the most relevant tools available today so that you always remain one step ahead of your competitors. Since the launch of MetaTrader 5, our trading activity has increased by almost 10%".

The broker plans to add more new products in the near future. At the same time, the company is monitoring the services available in MetaTrader 5 in order to strengthen its position. "Numerous exciting updates regularly introduced by MetaQuotes allow traders to boost their profitability. We have also integrated built-in payments and new analytical reports. The newly introduced reports allow us to track both general profit and loss parameters, deposits and withdrawals, as well as conduct a more detailed analysis — the ratio of the number of trades, comparison of different types of trades and historical data for individual symbols or entire groups. We look forward to the new improvements", adds Mr Prasad.

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14 November 2023

Amega: "MetaTrader 5 Automations help us in ensuring smooth daily operations"

Regulated Broker Amega provides streamlined services to make the trading environment more accessible to investors of all levels, from beginners to professionals. The company promotes equal-opportunity trading by offering the same excellent conditions, and the ability to use position hedging and trading robots, to all clients regardless of their deposits. To ensure the smooth operation of all its services, Amega connected MetaTrader 5 Automations.

This service automates routine operations and assists MetaTrader 5 brokers in freeing up resources. Automations provides ready-made scenarios created based on brokers' requests and feedback. These scenarios address the most common business tasks, such as customer communication, account management, bonus programs, risk management, and infrastructure performance monitoring. In just a few minutes, you can set up a trouble-free system, which can save you time and money.

Vadim Zhuravlev, Chief Executive Officer of Amega

Vadim Zhuravlev, Chief Executive Officer of Amega

"MetaQuotes has helped Amega keep its promise of making trading simple and accessible to traders of all levels," says Mr. Vadim Zhuravlev, Chief Executive Officer of Amega. "Going from a small startup to a multiple award-winning brokerage, we have introduced new ideas to the world of online trading. As a client-oriented company, we always strive to offer the best conditions and most modern solutions. So, it is no surprise that we have partnered with MetaQuotes to bring our vision of a universal, globally accessible trading network to life. We have implemented MetaTrader 5 to start offering the most complete and diverse trading platform in the world, which is used by thousands of traders of all levels and backgrounds. The MetaTrader 5 Automations service helps us ensure that daily operations run smoothly by automating platform maintenance and customer communication processes."

According to Amega's management, their cooperation with MetaQuotes stems from the desire to stay ahead of the game and create long-lasting relationships with trustworthy service providers. To provide extended opportunities to its clients, the company offers highly sought-after benefits, such as a deposit bonus of up to 150% and a revolutionary Loyalty Program which grants withdrawable cashback rewards based on traded volumes.

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9 November 2023

Download MetaTrader 5 for macOS and Linux

We have prepared special trading platform installers quite some time ago. The installer for macOS is a full-fledged wizard with which the app is installed seamlessly, just like a native one. For Linux, we provide a script that can be downloaded and launched with a single command.

The installers perform all the required steps: they identify the user's system, download and install the latest Wine version, configure it, and then install MetaTrader inside it. All steps are completed in the automated mode, and you can start using the platform immediately after installation.

The installer links are available on the website and in the trading platform's Help menu:

For macOS: Check your Wine version

We have recently completely updated the macOS installer, incorporating numerous improvements. If you are already using MetaTrader on macOS, please check the current Wine version, which is displayed in the terminal log upon startup:

LP 0 15:56:29.402 Terminal MetaTrader 5 x64 build 4050 started for MetaQuotes Software Corp.
PF 0 15:56:29.403 Terminal Windows 10 build 18362 on Wine 8.0.1 Darwin 23.0.0, 12 x Intel Core i7-8750H  @ 2.20GHz, AVX2, 11 / 15 Gb memory, 65 / 233 Gb disk, admin, GMT+2

If your Wine version is below 8.0.1, we strongly recommend removing the old platform along with the Wine prefix in which it is installed. You can delete the platform as usual by moving it from the "Applications" section to the bin. The Wine prefix can be deleted using Finder. Select the Go > Go to Folder menu and enter the directory name: ~/Library/Application Support/. Go to this directory and delete the following folders based on the installed MetaTrader version:

~/Library/Application Support/Metatrader 5
~/Library/Application Support/
~/Library/Application Support/Metatrader 4
~/Library/Application Support/

After that, reinstall the terminal using our installers.

  • During the process, you will be prompted to install additional Wine packages (Mono, Gecko). Please agree to this as they are necessary for proper functioning.
  • The minimum macOS versions are Big Sur for MetaTrader 4 and Mojave for MetaTrader 5.

You no longer need to search for manual installation instructions or use third-party solutions. You can install the platform in a couple of clicks and instantly start trading:

8 November 2023

MetaTrader 5 for iPhone/iPad: Bulk operations, 21 timeframes, and trading notifications

We continuously enhance the MetaTrader 5 mobile app for iOS by adding valuable trading and analytical features. In the past six months, we have introduced bulk trading operations, extra timeframes, trading notifications, and more. Here is a detailed overview of all these innovations.

  1. Bulk position closing and order deletion. The app now supports bulk operations for positions and orders. For example, you can close all open positions with just a couple of taps upon important news releases and thus promptly lock in profits. You can also quickly cancel all pending orders to prevent them from being triggered due to sharp price movements.

    To access bulk operations, tap the three dots in the positions or orders section or open the context menu for a specific operation.

    Bulk position closing and order deletion

  2. Trading notifications. Turn on notifications to always stay informed about trading operations on your account. The information is delivered in push notifications from the broker's server and thus you can receive it even when the app is not running. Depending on the settings provided by the broker with whom the selected account is opened, notifications may include information about orders, deals, deposits, and withdrawals. Notifications are enabled separately for each account; the setting is saved on the server.

    Trading Notifications

  3. Profit/loss for stop levels. When moving the Take Profit and Stop Loss levels, you will immediately see the potential profit/loss you will incur if the level triggers. The values are displayed in points and monetary terms.

    Profit/loss for stop levels

  4. Trading panel improvements. New settings enable the positioning of the trading panel above or below the chart. We have also increased the distance between the volume change options and the Buy and Sell buttons to avoid accidental order sending.

     Trading panel improvements

  5. Support for 21 timeframes. We have added 12 additional minute and hour timeframes to offer more options for price analysis. To add your preferred periods to the quick access panel, go to the timeframe menu above the chart and select them with a long press.

    The number of timeframes has increased to 21

  6. Advanced customization of trading levels. You can now individually enable/disable the display of position levels, pending orders, and Stop Loss/Take Profit levels.

    Advanced customization of trading levels

  7. Screen lock. You can set a PIN code or use Face ID/Touch ID to prevent other users from accessing the app. If someone gains access to your iPhone or iPad, your trading account will remain secure. To activate this feature, turn on 'Screen Lock' in the Settings/About window and set a four-digit PIN. If the app remains hidden for over a minute, you will need to enter the PIN or unlock the app using Face ID/Touch ID.

    Screen lock

  8. Chat improvements. Several new features have been introduced in the built-in messenger which enables communication between members:

    • Ability to block a user in a personal chat and view a list of blocked users.
    • Display of user data when tapping on the user avatar.
    • Ability to report a message in chat by long-pressing it.
    • An additional menu for new chats created by users who are not on your friends list. If you receive such a chat, you can immediately add the user to friends or block and report them.
    • Display of the number of unread messages on the section icon in the app settings.

    Chat improvements

  9. Links to brokers' regulatory documents. You can now access all the necessary legal information from your broker directly in the account properties section of your mobile app. The availability of links depends on your broker.
  10. Numerous improvements and fixes. Over the past six months, dozens of improvements have been introduced to guarantee stable and swift app performance.

Install the latest app version and unlock extended trading capabilities:

MetaTrader 5 in App Store MetaTrader 5 in App Store
MetaTrader 5 for iPhone/iPad: Bulk operations, 21 timeframes, and trading notifications

6 November 2023

MetaTrader 5 for Android: New trading and analytics features

Over the past six months, a vast array of new features has been introduced to the MetaTrader 5 mobile app for Android. These include fast on-chart trading features, additional timeframes, visual representation of trading history, and more. A detailed overview of these updates is provided below.

  1. One-click trading from the chart. A deal can now be performed by simply opening a special panel and pressing Buy or Sell. This means you can seize opportunities instantly without wasting precious time switching between tabs.

    One-click trading from the chart

    The results of quick operations are displayed immediately in pop-up notifications on the chart. If you find the notifications unnecessary, you can disable them in the app settings. Also, using the settings, you can place the trading panel above or below the chart.

  2. Placing pending orders from the chart. You can now place pending orders visually by dragging them to the desired levels on the chart. Tap the button on the top panel, select the order type, set the price, and tap the arrow to confirm the parameters. This method is considerably faster than configuring parameters through a trading dialog. You can immediately set Stop Loss and Take Profit for the order. Likewise, you can modify any existing order by simply tapping on its level and setting new parameters.

    Placing pending orders from a chart

  3. Managing positions and orders from the chart. Select a position or order level on the chart, and a control panel will appear at the chart bottom. From this panel, you can close positions and delete orders, as well as add and remove their Stop Loss and Take Profit levels. When moving stop levels, you will immediately see the potential profit/loss in points and monetary terms.

    Closing positions and removing pending orders from the chart

  4. Trading history on the chart. Now, you can visually evaluate your market entries and exits. If you enable the history display in the app settings, all trades will be represented as arrows on the chart. The trade direction is indicated by color: blue for Buy and red for Sell. Entry and exit trades are connected by dotted lines. Additionally, you can choose to display open positions and active pending orders in the chart settings.

    Trading history on the chart

  5. Bulk position closing and order deletion. The app now supports bulk operations for positions and orders. For example, you can close all open positions with just a couple of taps upon important news releases and thus promptly lock in profits. You can also quickly cancel all pending orders to prevent them from being triggered due to sharp price movements.

    To access bulk operations, tap the three dots in the positions or orders section or open the context menu for a specific operation.

    Bulk position closing and order deletion

  6. Adaptive trading volume editing. The buttons for modifying volumes in the trading dialog now automatically adjust to the current volume value. The larger the volume, the more units are added or subtracted with each button tap.

    Adaptive trading volume editing

  7. Support for 21 timeframes. We have added 12 additional minute and hour timeframes to offer more options for price analysis. To add your preferred periods to the quick access panel, go to the timeframe menu above the chart and configure them.

    The number of timeframes has increased to 21

  8. Copying analytical objects on the chart. The new option enables faster chart markup. Open the object menu with a long press and select "Copy":

    Copying analytical objects on the chart

  9. Improved right chart border adjustment. To change the chart border shift, simply scroll the chart to the last price until a vertical separator appears. Next, drag the triangle at the bottom chart scale:

    Improved right chart border adjustment

  10. Account connection via a QR code. You can now transfer your account from the desktop platform or from another device by scanning a QR code. The account will be connected instantly without the need to enter a login and password. To access the QR code, tap the corresponding icon in the account properties.

    Account connection via a QR code

  11. Updated color schemes. The entire interface has been redesigned with special attention to color selection, ensuring a comfortable working environment. The app now supports a dark theme that activates automatically when you enable the dark theme on your device. Additionally, we have added settings for customizing the colors of all lines on the chart.

    Updated color schemes

  12. Links to brokers' regulatory documents. You can now access all the necessary legal information from your broker directly in the account properties section of your mobile app. The availability of links depends on your broker.
  13. Adjustments for Arabic and Persian languages. We have implemented various enhancements to ensure the app interface is correctly displayed in languages using right-to-left scripts.
  14. Numerous improvements and fixes. Over the past six months, hundreds of improvements have been introduced to guarantee stable and swift app performance.

Install the latest app version and unlock extended trading capabilities:

MetaTrader 5 on Google Play MetaTrader 5 in Huawei App Gallery APK file
Google Play Huawei App Gallery APK file

2 November 2023

MetaQuotes to showcase its products at London Summit 2023

The MetaQuotes team will participate in the London Summit 2023. The Summit will take place on November 20-22, 2023 at Old Billingsgate, a traditional events venue located between London and Tower Bridges in the heart of the UK's capital. More than 3,500 people will participate in the Summit this year, over 150 speakers will share their experience from the stage, and about 120 companies will set up their booths to present their new products.

MetaQuotes to showcase its products at London Summit 2023

MetaQuotes invites everyone to visit its booth #24 and learn about the latest developments of the company, including the recent update of the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. Our team will be happy to present all the company’s products and answer any questions attendees may have. The event brings together experts in the fields of online trading, fintech, payments, digital assets, and other areas.

Key topics:

  • Integrated payments — trouble-free account balance top-ups without third-party services.
  • New reports in MetaTrader 5 — assessing trading results directly in the terminal.
  • Updated MetaTrader 5 web terminal — improved browser version of MetaTrader 5.
  • Automations — automation of any business tasks.
  • Sponsored VPS — virtual hosting for expanding trade volumes.
  • Mobile applications — uninterrupted communication between market participants.

Finance Magnates London Summit has been held since 2012. Over the past 11 years, the event was visited by more than 50,000 people from 100 countries, 1,500 speakers appeared on the stage and over 2,000 companies presented their stands. According to the organizers, hundreds of deals are concluded at the London Summit every year. The Summit is worth visiting to keep abreast of the latest industry developments, network and listen to speeches from leading industry experts, as well as gain direct access to new opportunities for developing your business. The event will also host the London Summit Awards ceremony. This award is given for the actual performance of companies in various business categories. There are 24 nominations. Each winner is selected by the industry participants through voting.

31 October 2023

FlowBank launches enhanced rebate program for its MetaTrader 5 user clients

FlowBank a Swiss FINMA regulated bank and brokerage company, has launched an enhanced monthly rebate program that rewards its corporate and individual clients who use the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. The offer will be of particular interest to those who trade large volumes.

Mr Charles Henri Sabet, CEO and founder of FlowBank

Mr Charles Henri Sabet, CEO and founder of FlowBank

"FlowBank offers the most competitive pricing available in the industry and liquidity from Tier 1 providers," says Mr Charles Henri Sabet, CEO and Founder of FlowBank. "Together with the MetaTrader 5 trading platform, we offer our clients the complete package and the benefits of a Swiss IBAN for a seamless trading experience. We are a bank born from the minds of traders, and we understand exactly what traders require to maintain a competitive edge in the realm of financial markets. Most importantly, our clients receive the safety and reliability of a Swiss bank".

Mr Charles Henri Sabet added that the new rebate program is intended to reward traders for their high trading activity. It puts money directly back into traders' accounts. The funds can then either be withdrawn or used to open new trades. Each active trader will receive from CHF 6 to CHF 14 for a trading volume of CHF 1 million.

Find out more details about the program terms on the company’s official website. Currently, the broker provides its clients with access to more than 50,000 financial instruments.

FlowBank is also a winner of numerous awards including accolades from It also bears the title of the most cost-effective provider for frequent traders from — the leading broker comparison platform in the region.

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31 October 2023

Kama Capital: "A successful trader is an educated trader"

Regulated broker Kama Capital has merged its Kama Learning Lab with MetaTrader 5 capabilities. The educational project has been seamlessly integrated directly into the trading platform. The company believes that such integration will assist its clients in executing more successful trades, regardless of their professional level and trading experience. As part of the new educational initiative, Kama Capital will broadcast signals and economic calendar events with daily forecasts directly in MetaTrader 5.

Mr. Khaldoun Hilal, CEO of Kama Capital

Mr. Khaldoun Hilal, CEO of Kama Capital

Mr. Khaldoun Hilal, CEO of Kama Capital, commented on the integration: "A successful trader is an educated trader. That is the motto of Kama Learning Lab. Our primary aim is to provide efficient tools which can assist traders in navigating the complexities of financial markets and in making informed decisions. We are dedicated to making the trading experience seamless and advantageous for our clients. We aim to create an environment where learning and trading go hand in hand. To achieve this goal, we are fusing the power of artificial intelligence with human expertise. Our collaboration with MetaQuotes and our commitment to trader education make Kama Capital the partner of choice for those seeking to achieve their trading goals."

The company's CEO believes that the productive cooperation with MetaQuotes has enabled the broker to establish a strong presence in the market and to offer a superior platform that can meet traders' demands and expectations.

"Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in empowering traders with the most efficient tools. The decision to make MetaTrader 5 our primary platform is a testament to our commitment in putting clients first. MetaTrader 5 stands out as a leading trading platform in the industry for a reason. It is not just popular; it is also highly efficient. By providing the platform renowned for its effectiveness, we aim to enhance our clients' trading experiences," Mr. Hilal added.

Kama Capital is regulated by the Financial Services Commission, Mauritius (FSC). The company was named the Best Retail Forex Broker at the recent Forex Expo Dubai 2023.

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20 October 2023

ECOMMPAY starts providing built-in payments in MetaTrader 5

ECOMMPAY payment service provider has entered into an agreement with MetaQuotes and joined the MetaTrader 5 Payments service. Now brokers working with this PSP can receive deposits and process withdrawals directly on the platform, while traders can perform the relevant operations without logging into their personal account on the broker’s website. The new feature shortens the chain of actions during deposit operations, which boosts conversion, as well as increases the number and volume of deposits. All transactions are securely encrypted and are completely safe.

ECOMMPAY starts providing built-in payments in MetaTrader 5

"Traders are able to see for themselves that the MetaQuotes solution is faster, more convenient and safer than those currently available on the market," says MetaQuotes CEO Renat Fatkhullin. "ECOMMPAY has become the first to join MetaTrader 5 Payments. For our company, this cooperation opens up new prospects, and we are open to working with other providers".

The award-winning company ECOMMPAY offers its customers over 100 different payment methods with more than 100 different currencies and handles payments in over 150 countries around the world. Among other industries, the company works with a variety of brokers and is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It has more than 10 years of history and the company has proven itself as a reliable provider.

MetaTrader 5 Payments service is a free solution which simplifies client onboarding, increases deposit transaction conversions and reduces broker costs. This is an excellent solution for experienced companies and especially startup brokers, who will find it easier to launch their own business without the extra costs of developing and implementing their own payment system. To start accepting payments via the platform, a brokerage company needs to enter into an agreement with a supported PSP and specify authorization data in the platform. From now on, all of its clients will have the opportunity to top up funds via the MetaTrader 5 Desktop terminal. In the near future, the feature will be available on mobile terminals for iOS and Android, as well as on web terminals.

19 October 2023

Supreme FX: "Our company's success is the result of a partnership with MetaQuotes"

Regulated broker Supreme FX, a brand of Sun Capital Markets Ltd., has launched the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. The management believes that thanks to the use of MetaTrader 5 they will be able to improve their offerings to traders and increase their client base.

Mr Samir Jezzini, Founder & CEO of Supreme FX

Mr Samir Jezzini, Founder & CEO of Supreme FX

"Our company's success is the result of a partnership with MetaQuotes. I would highlight several strengths of MetaTrader 5 which contribute to the growth of our business," says Mr Samir Jezzini, Founder & CEO of Supreme FX. "Firstly, it is uninterrupted operation and technical support followed by multi-asset trading, integration with third-party services and, of course, security. In the coming month, we plan to launch trading robots for algorithmic trading. This step will strengthen the position of our company".

Mr Samir Jezzini is convinced that MetaTrader 5 is much superior to competition in terms of quality and functionality. Deep market analysis; testing of new strategies; compatibility and large set of tools (including MQL5 programming language, economic calendar, all types of orders, up to 100 charts at once and 44 graphical objects), make the platform an ideal solution for efficient trading.

"If your company provides clients with the opportunity to trade various financial instruments, the MetaQuotes platform can become a part of your strategy. A user-friendly and a feature-rich trading experience can attract and retain clients. If your company's strategy includes diversifying its financial offerings, you can use the MetaQuotes platform to expand into different markets and asset classes. In addition, the trading platform provides tools for monitoring and managing risk," adds Mr Jezzini.

Mr Samir Jezzini has over a decade of experience in trading the financial markets and a profound understanding of how these markets operate from both regulatory and operational perspectives. With an in-depth understanding of financial regulations, his company successfully navigates the complexities of regulatory compliance. "Supreme FX is not just a company, it's a vision," Mr Samir Jezzini commented. "We aim to provide a comprehensive platform for individuals and businesses to optimize their financial strategies, backed by a team of experts with a proven track record in the industry".

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17 October 2023

RoboForex: "Our clients have been successfully using MetaTrader 5 Sponsored VPS for over three years"

Regulated broker RoboForex Ltd introduced MetaTrader 5 Sponsored VPS to its clients more than three years ago. The service launch attracted new clients and encouraged existing demo traders to open live accounts. The management believes that the introduction of sponsored hosting has assisted RoboForex in strengthening its positions and in taking a step forward in the company's overall development. Sponsored VPS is an essentially beneficial option as the broker only pays for actively trading clients who meet certain predefined conditions. For example, RoboForex offers the service to those who deposit USD 500 to their verified account.

RoboForex: «Our clients have been successfully using MetaTrader 5 Sponsored VPS for over three years»

Sami Otman, RoboForex CBO, said: "We've been providing sponsored hosting to our clients since July 2020. Looking back after three years, we can say that it was a strategically correct decision. Our primary goal was to attract new clients, and the success we've achieved, in part, is attributable to the launch of the Sponsored VPS. Consequently, RoboForex will continue to offer sponsored hosting as part of its ongoing service to traders."

The Sponsored VPS service can be launched directly in MetaTrader 5. This task does not require any special knowledge and thus anyone can handle it in just a few clicks, while the entire process takes a couple of minutes. "The main purpose of this service is to ensure the flawless and uninterrupted operation of trading strategies," Renat Fatkhullin, MetaQuotes CEO, explained.

According to Sami Otman, RoboForex offers its clients nine asset types and more than 12,000 trading instruments. "Sponsored VPS helps us boost trading activity," RoboForex CBO added. Regulated by the Belize Financial Services Commission (FSC), the company has been offering its services since 2009. Furthermore, it boasts a portfolio of 40 industry awards.

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17 October 2023

Launching MetaTrader VPS: A step-by-step guide for first-time users

Everyone who uses trading robots or signal subscriptions sooner or later recognizes the need to rent a reliable 24/7 hosting server for their trading platform. We recommend using MetaTrader VPS for several reasons. You can conveniently pay and manage the subscription through your account. If you haven't registered on yet, take a moment to sign up and specify your account in the platform settings.

Launching MetaTrader VPS: A step-by-step guide for first-time users

1. Getting started

Connect to the trading account for which you want to run a VPS, and you are ready to migrate your platform to the cloud. The most straightforward way is to click on the "Open MQL5 Virtual Hosting" icon in the platform's top menu:

Open MQL5 Virtual Hosting

You can also select the virtual server option in the Navigator or in the trading account's context menu. A window will open showing the closest server and an estimated reduction in the delay compared to your current connection. Lower network latency provides better trading execution conditions, such as minimized slippage and reduced probability of a requote.

2. Service plans

Before choosing a payment plan, check if your broker offers MetaTrader 5 virtual hosting for free. Brokers participating in our recently launched Sponsored VPS program can provide virtual hosting to their clients as a bonus, subject to certain conditions.

Choose a VPS subscription plan

Choose a VPS subscription plan: the longer the rental period, the lower the monthly cost. The plan can be changed when the rental period expires, that is, after a month. An auto-renewal option is provided for those who prefer a hands-off approach to monitoring the service status. This option can be enabled or disabled at any time. Furthermore, before any payments, the system will check the hosting status. If it is inactive, the subscription will not be renewed, safeguarding you from unnecessary expenses on unused servers.

Please note that if the subscription is interrupted, all hosting data will be lost. The server can be rented again, but you will have to re-configure the entire environment. The auto-renewal option can assist in avoiding such a situation.

3. Payment

All your payments are registered on, ensuring a unified and transparent hosting rental history. This eliminates the need to search for payments across different payment systems if such information is ever needed. Pay using your preferred method and access all transaction details in your profile. The hosting is ready for use immediately after payment, and thus you can proceed to migrate your local platform environment to the virtual server.

4. Preparation

Migration means transferring the current active environment from the trading platform to the virtual one. Your pre-configured set of charts, Expert Advisors, indicators, and copied signals can be seamlessly transferred to the VPS with a single command. A copy of your platform with the relevant settings and programs will run on the virtual server. Therefore, you need to prepare your local platform before migrating.

In the Market Watch window, set up the list of symbols required for your Expert Advisors' operation. Remove unused symbols and charts to reduce resource consumption. Add the necessary indicators and Expert Advisors to the charts for autonomous operation. Most trading robots do not use on-chart indicators, so review all programs and leave only the required ones. If your Expert Advisor will send emails, submit data via FTP, or copy Signal trades, specify the relevant settings. To copy signals, please make sure to specify your account credentials in the Community tab.

Read more about preparation

5. Migration

The trading environment is migrated with each synchronization of the platform. Synchronization is always performed in one direction: the local platform environment is migrated to the virtual platform, never the reverse. The virtual platform status can be monitored using platform and Expert Advisor logs, as well as via virtual server monitoring data.

To start synchronization, go to the VPS section and select the migration type:

  • Full – if you want to simultaneously run Expert Advisor/indicators and copy signal subscriptions. In this mode, account connection data, all open charts, signal copying parameters, running Expert Advisors and indicators, FTP parameters, and email settings are copied to the virtual server.
  • Expert – run Expert Advisors and indicators.
  • Signal – copy a signal subscription.

The available history data for all open charts is automatically uploaded to the VPS during the first synchronization. Fetching history from the trading server may take some time, and all robots running on the charts should correctly process the updated data.

  • Automated trading is always enabled in the virtual platform even if it is disabled in local platform settings or in the running Expert Advisor's parameters.
  • Scripts are not transferred during migration even if they were running in an endless loop during synchronization.
  • Charts with non-standard or custom timeframes and symbols are not migrated.
  • Accounts with one-time password authentication cannot be used on the VPS. Autonomous platform operation is impossible if manual one-time password specification is required for each connection.

Read more about migration

6. Operation

You can monitor the state of the rented server from the trading platform. The Tools \ VPS section provides the following options:

  • View the virtual server data
  • Synchronize the environment by performing the immediate migration
  • Request platform and Expert Advisor logs
  • Stop the server

The Tools \ VPS section

Watch our new video to learn how to analyze virtual hosting reports and how to control your subscriptions.

To monitor the operation of the virtual platform, use the VPS \ Log section.

The VPS \ Log section

For further details about how to monitor the VPS please read the Documentation.

13 October 2023

Subscribe to new channels for developers

MetaQuotes has launched new information channels on Facebook, (Twitter), and Telegram. These channels provide daily publications of relevant technical materials from the Articles and CodeBase sections. They are designed to promptly update developers on algorithmic trading innovations, share current technological trends, and assist subscribers in solving any difficulties they may encounter. There's no need to manually check thematic sections: get the most useful and interesting content delivered directly to your favorite app's news feed.

Subscribe to new channels for developers

The idea of this project was prompted by popular requests from the community. Furthermore, it aligns perfectly with MetaQuotes' commitment to the global popularization and advancement of algorithmic trading. With years of investment in algorithmic trading projects, the launch of the new information channels serves as a logical continuation of our initiatives.

The new channels deliver English-language content in a developer-to-developer format. No advertising, spam, or irrelevant publications — only the latest articles addressing real issues. This content will be particularly useful for those who work with the MQL5 language.

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10 October 2023

Taurex registered a 500% increase in MetaTrader 5 accounts over the past six months

Regulated broker Zenfinex, recently rebranded as Taurex, has reported an impressive fivefold surge in MetaTrader 5 accounts over the past six months. This achievement aligns with the company's goal to evolve and enhance the overall trading experience through meaningful and impactful enhancements. Taurex's commitment to its mission is supported by the MetaTrader 5 trading platform, a strategic tool assisting the company in achieving its ambitious goals.

Nick Cooke, Founder and CEO of Taurex

Nick Cooke, Founder and CEO of Taurex

Nick Cooke, Founder and CEO of Taurex, emphasized the importance of adaptation in the online trading sector. “In the ever-changing financial landscape, traders need a broker that will continue to evolve to meet their increasingly complex needs. Taurex is committed to introducing changes designed to improve the trading environment." Furthermore, Taurex has expressed their trust in the efficiency of the MetaTrader 5 platform. The advanced features and tools of MetaTrader 5 align seamlessly with Taurex's vision, providing traders with an unparalleled environment that fosters both growth and precision in their trading endeavors.

The company has recently announced a rebrand of its retail business. According to Nick Cooke, the move is intended to reflect their commitment in offering a robust trading ecosystem to all traders. Taurex operates in key global markets, including MENA, Africa, Asia, and LATAM.

"I believe that the future of trading will be forged by people and supported by technology. In an era where technology and trading are becoming increasingly intertwined, we aim to continue to center people. We evolve as a broker, as a business, but most importantly as individuals," concluded Nick Cooke.

Taurex clients can now trade over 1 400 US, UK, German, and French Shares and ETFs via MetaTrader 5.

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6 October 2023

New MetaTrader Report: 5 key trading metrics

Successful trading in financial markets requires thoughtful and well-founded decision-making. Comprehensive performance analytics can assist traders in making informed investment decisions and in optimizing their strategies. In this article, we will look at five key performance indices which characterize trading efficiency and stability.

New MetaTrader Report: 5 key trading metrics

1. Sharpe Ratio

  • What it is: A measure of strategy profitability in relation to risk.
  • Why it is important: A high Sharpe Ratio value indicates that a strategy can efficiently generate profits with minimal risks. The higher the ratio, the better.
  • How to interpret: A value greater than 1 indicates that the strategy's returns justify the associated risks. Ratio values of 3 or higher indicate an excellent strategy.

Below is a successful trading report which shows an annual growth of more than 1,500%. Balance and growth diagrams are quite smooth, without sharp drops and spikes. However, the strategy cannot be considered stable since the Sharpe Ratio is 0.21, which means that the trader is taking very high risks to achieve these trading results.

The Sharpe ratio is interpreted as follows:

  • Sharpe Ratio < 0                Poor. The strategy is generally unprofitable.
  • Sharpe Ratio  < 1.0            Undefined. The risks are not justified. The use of such strategies can only be considered when there are no alternatives.
  • Sharpe Ratio ≥ 1.0             Good. If the Sharpe Ratio is higher than one, it means that the risks are justified by the portfolio/strategy performance.
  • Sharpe Ratio ≥ 3.0             Excellent. A high ratio indicates lower probability of losses in each individual trade.

If the Sharpe ratio is less than zero, the strategy is unprofitable. However, even without analyzing the Sharpe Ratio, such poor results can be evident from balance and growth diagrams only.

Sharpe Ratio

2. Maximum Drawdown

  • What it is: The maximum decline in balance from its highest value.
  • Why it is important: The metric shows the portion of capital at risk during the worst trading period.
  • How to interpret: Lower drawdown values indicate a more reliable strategy.

The maximum drawdown in the above report is equal to 72.3%, which indicates a very high risk. The diagram above shows a drawdown of 67% in May 2023. This risk value is considered extreme since the optimal drawdown value should not exceed 20-30%.

Why should the optimal drawdown be no more than 30% (preferably less than 20%)? When choosing a trading strategy, you should assume that the historically registered drawdown can actually be surpassed by a factor of 2 or more. If the maximum drawdown is 30%, the future value can reach 60% (2*30%). A trading account can endure such a drawdown value. However, if the maximum drawdown is 72%, then it may well be 100% in the future, which means that all the funds could be lost.

3. Recovery Factor

  • What it is: The ratio of generated profit to maximum drawdown.
  • Why it is important: The factor shows the ability of the strategy to recover from losses.
  • How to interpret: The higher the Recovery Factor, the faster the strategy covers losses and begins to generate profits.

The Recovery Factor in the above report is equal to 8.26 and is in the green zone, which is a good value. Ideally, a trading strategy should have a Recovery Factor greater than 3, with greater values being more desirable.

The Summary report in the funds mode shows that the account equity (USD 333.83) is significantly lower than the balance (USD 558.29). The account had a large drawdown, but the resulting profit provided a good recovery factor.

A strategy with a high Recovery Factor (3 or more) indicates that the current drawdown can be compensated by future profits. If the Recovery Factor is less than 1, then several consecutive drawdowns may potentially cause the account balance to drop to zero.

Recovery Factor

4. Profit Factor

  • What it is: The ratio of total profits to total losses.
  • Why it is important: The factor shows the potential long-term efficiency of the strategy.
  • How to interpret: Values greater than 1 indicate profitability.

The primary purpose of financial trading is to generate profits. While any trading strategy may have winning and losing trades, profits from winning trades should exceed losses from unprofitable ones. The Profit Factor precisely indicates how much the total generated profits exceed the total losses.

The Profit Factor in this report is equal to 1.91, which is a good value. Accordingly, the diagram is in the green zone.

Profit Factor

5. Max. Deposit Load

  • What it is: The highest percentage of account funds utilized for open positions.
  • Why it is important: High deposit loads carry additional risks for a trading account. If the market moves in an unfavorable direction, the probability of losing all funds increases if the deposit loads are high.
  • How to interpret: Lower values indicate reduced exposure to potential losses.

There is no optimal deposit load value which is suitable for all strategies. The load depends on the specific trading style and position holding times. Scalping strategies can utilize higher deposit shares since they aim at generating profits from small price changes and usually open increased-volume positions.

For margin trading, including Forex, the margin requirement is significantly lower due to the provided leverage. This allows for increased profits from small price changes but at the same time carries higher risks of potential losses if the currency pair moves in an unfavorable direction. For example, if the leverage is 100, then the margin required to open a position is reduced by 100 times. Consequently, if a trader opens a position for the entire deposit and the price moves 100 points in the opposite direction, the entire deposit will be lost. Furthermore, many brokers set a Stop Out level of 50%, which means that 50 points in an unfavorable direction will lead to large losses. Such a movement is typically within the daily range for most currency pairs.

The maximum deposit load in this report is 57%. Such trading is risky and thus the metric is in the red zone.

Max. Deposit Load


The Summary page features key indices, including balance/equity graphs and growth percentage dynamics. Analysis is summarized as below:

  • Growth and balance graphs are quite smooth, without sharp fluctuations — ✔️
  • Sharpe Ratio = 0.21 — X
  • Maximum Drawdown = 72% — X
  • Recovery Factor = 8.26 — ✔️
  • Profit Factor = 1.91 — ✔️
  • Max. Deposit Load = 57% — ✔️

While three out of the five metrics are promising, the trading strategy cannot be considered stable and safe. The generated profits are associated with high risks.

All of the considered statistics are important for the analysis and evaluation of trading strategies. You should always analyze a combination of performance indices, taking into account the specific trading strategy features, and market conditions. Proper use and understanding of statistical metrics can assist in minimizing risks and in improving trading results.

With the updated MetaTrader 5 trading report, traders can evaluate their strategy performance directly in the terminal. Such comprehensive analytics can highlight strategies' positive aspects, and prompt at weak areas, which if improved can reduce risks and enhance trading stability.

3 October 2023

Global Markets Group launches MetaTrader 5 platform

Global Markets Group Limited, a regulated broker from the UK, has launched the new MetaTrader 5 trading platform for its clientele.

Global Markets Group launches MetaTrader 5 platform

"With the most advanced MetaTrader 5 terminal being the clients’ new platform of choice, we have decided to start offering it to our clients, switching from the older MetaTrader 4 trading environment", the management of Global Markets Group states. "The move to launch MetaTrader 5 is a result of an increasing shift of interest towards multi-asset trading and flexible platform solutions. We believe that traders of all levels can now benefit from a more powerful trading experience with a wider range of technical indicators".

The company quickly became convinced that MetaTrader 5 delivers a dynamic and functional trading environment, along with some other features, such as an optimized interface, improved speeds, upgraded charting and advanced trading tools.

"Our clients have the opportunity to trade various financial instruments based on a wide variety of assets covering 71 currency pairs, 6 commodities/metals, as well as 11 major indices, including FTSE 100, S&P 500, Dow Jones 30 and DAX 30. We offer Raw Trading Accounts with some of the lowest possible spreads available, such as an average EUR/USD spread of 0.1 pips with only a small commission of USD3.50 per lot payable per side", Global Markets Group representatives added.

Global Markets Group Limited was formed in 2015. It is regulated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority.

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29 September 2023

MetaQuotes' new products generated significant interest at Forex Expo Dubai 2023

MetaQuotes showcased its latest developments at Forex Expo Dubai 2023, a two-day event held on September 26-27. As the most anticipated industry event in the Middle East, this year's exhibition attracted more than 20,000 participants, including brokers, traders, and investors from 35 countries, along with the representatives of over 130 leading financial sector companies. High-ranking government officials also visited the expo with official delegations.

The latest MetaTrader 5 platform update, the most comprehensive in recent years, drew the greatest attention from the audience. The discussions centered around the platform's all-new integrated payments and trading analytics reports. Demis Gavrielides, MetaQuotes' Agent in Dubai, was among the speakers at Forex Expo Dubai 2023. He believes that such a high interest was driven by the impressive scale of the latest innovations.

Demis Gavrielides, MetaQuotes Agent in Dubai

Demis Gavrielides, MetaQuotes Agent in Dubai

In particular, extensive discussions were sparked by a new feature that allows traders to top up their accounts directly through MetaTrader 5. Most users believe that integrated payments will make trading safer and more comfortable. Furthermore, this will have a positive effect on trading volumes as faster deposit operations can speed up all other processes.

The second popular discussion topic concerned the recently introduced analytical reports in MetaTrader 5. According to experts, this update will be useful for both experienced market players and beginners. The platform's statistics section has been significantly redesigned to provide comprehensive trading analytics, based on which users can optimize their trading portfolios. The new features are built into the trading platform and do not require any extra expenditures.

Among other company news that captured the audience's attention were the upgraded MetaTrader 5 Web Terminal and the Automations service. All these innovations and MetaQuotes' commitment to continuous improvement enabled MetaTrader 5 to win two prestigious awards: Best Global Multi-Asset Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform.

28 September 2023

MetaTrader 5 wins two awards at Forex Expo

We are thrilled to announce that MetaQuotes has received two top awards at the Forex Expo Dubai 2023. Our MetaTrader 5 trading platform has earned the Best Global Multi-Asset Trading Platform award, while its mobile version was named the Best Mobile Trading Platform. This recognition is a clear testament to the fact that, through continuous updates and improvements, our platform stands as a cutting-edge tool and a widely acknowledged financial market leader.

MetaTrader 5 wins two awards at Forex Expo

Renat Fatkhullin, MetaQuotes CEO, has commented on the awards: "We are very proud of this achievement. These awards confirm the professionalism and dedication invested in the development of our products. We believe that every code line should bring new opportunities to all market participants, and we are happy to see that our efforts are appreciated by trading and brokerage communities."

We would like to thank all our users. Without your ongoing engagement, feedback, and suggestions, it would be more difficult for us to move forward and create innovative products. Thank you for trusting our solutions and helping us become better.

27 September 2023

MetaQuotes releases a series of video guides for brokers

Following the global upgrade of the MetaTrader 5 Web Terminal, we have registered a notable surge in inquiries from brokers and traders. In response to this increased demand, MetaQuotes' support team has released three video guides for brokers showing how to install and customize the MetaTrader 5 Web version. These videos, each lasting three to four minutes, are available on the technical support website.

MetaQuotes releases a series of video guides for brokers

The videos provide step-by-step guides divided into three parts:

  1. An overview video describing the features and benefits of the latest web version, including comprehensive control, advanced security, improved onboarding capabilities, revised Market Watch, and enhanced charts.
  2. Step-by-step instructions covering the entire installation process, from domain selection to web terminal integration into your website, all accomplished within 30 minutes.
  3. A setup guide showing how to customize the web terminal, including its home page, analytics, and interface, to deliver the best user experience.

These guides are designed to offer brokerage companies comprehensive answers to key questions and instructions for a streamlined setup of the web terminal. We hope that our videos will expedite and simplify the integration of MetaTrader 5 Web, ultimately benefiting both brokers and traders.

25 September 2023

Nextmarkets: "MetaTrader 5 trading platform is the undisputed leader"

Regulated European broker Nextmarkets has launched the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. In addition to commodities, derivatives and other financial instruments, the company offers cash equity and ETFs.

Volker Hansen, CEO at Nextmarkets

Volker Hansen, CEO at Nextmarkets

"We can now offer fast execution speed, a wide range of features, and a user-friendly interface," says Volker Hansen, CEO at Nextmarkets. "The demand from our customers of using MetaTrader 5 was already very high. So we have performed the launch at the right moment. This is a step forward for us and for our clients".

MetaQuotes software allows automating many trading tasks, thereby freeing up traders' time for other aspects of their work. The company's management is confident that their clients have access to the best existing technologies. Now they can focus on trading and making money.

"First of all, we invest in technology. Our clients must know for sure that the solutions we offer are the best on the market. MetaTrader 5 is one of the most popular trading platforms in the world, the undisputed leader used by millions of traders and brokers. Our customers can be assured that they are using a reliable and proven platform," adds the head of Nextmarkets.

Nextmarkets Trading Ltd. is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

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