18 May 2021

Pepperstone launches global shares in MetaTrader 5

The new UK, German and Australian shares, augment the broker's existing range of top US equities. Some of the big names offered by Pepperstone include Tesla, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

Mr. Tamas Szabo, Pepperstone Group CEO

Mr. Tamas Szabo, Pepperstone Group CEO

Mr. Tamas Szabo, Pepperstone Group CEO, commented on the launch: "With global interest and volatility around equities at an all-time high, it was very important for us to deliver the products our clients have been asking for. The new range of equities in MetaTrader 5 provides a faster and more efficient way for our clients to trade in world's markets."

Pepperstone's global shares are now exclusively available through the highly flexible and reliable MetaTrader 5 platform. Traders will gain access to a comprehensive suite of exceptional analytical tools for price analysis and forecasting, along with the ability to trade in the aftermarket and to utilize powerful charting and execution tools.

Pepperstone is one of the few brokers to offer pre- and post-market tradng of US shares, thus allowing its traders to speculate, as news develop, so they never miss an opportunity. In 2020, Pepperstone opened new offices and secured regulatory licenses in Dubai (DFSA), Kenya (CMA), Germany (Bafin) and Cyprus (CySEC). They were also recognized as the industry's leading broker in terms of overall client satisfaction in the Investment Trends 2020 report.

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17 May 2021

MetaTrader 5 beta build 2920: updated services and improvements for macOS and Linux

MetaTrader 5 beta build 2920

Evaluate the new positioning of the Market, Signals and Virtual Hosting services. Service showcases have been moved to the main working area to enable convenient searching and purchasing options.

Convenient work with services

The relevant tabs are placed at the end of the bar and thus additional services do not interfere with the major functions, such as trading and chart analysis. Furthermore, the new placement enables the display of detailed information. For example, Signals feature a diagram with the main characteristics, reliability data, activity metrics, and other variables which were previously available only via the website. Also, the design has become more elegant and lightweight.

Updated design of services

The update provides further improvements for macOS and Linux users, enabling a reduction in MetaTrader 5 loading time under Wine. Some other general improvements and bug fixes include:

  1. Updated DMG package for easy MetaTrader 5 installation on computers running macOS. With this package, the platform can be installed similarly to any other application: drag the platform icon to Applications and wait for the installation to complete.

    Updated DMG package for easy MetaTrader 5 installation

  2. Additionalpackage components, which enable a more stable and faster operation. If you are using the package, we recommend that you reinstall MetaTrader 5. If you are using CrossOver, please completely reinstall MetaTrader 5 to obtain the latest 64-bit platform version.
  3. Improved display of menus, toolbars and dialog boxes.
  4. Fixed appearance of Market, Signals and VPS sections. This includes correct loading of product logos in the Market showcase.

Please, see the Release Notes for further details.

13 April 2021

PoP broker IS Prime offers MetaTrader 5 to its clients

IS Prime, part of ISAM Capital Markets, has added MetaTrader 5 to its portfolio of trading platforms to provide a wider choice to retail FX brokers.

Regulated by the FCA, IS Prime offers full-service brokerage and execution via its cutting-edge proprietary technology. As a Prime of Prime broker, the company provides aggregated pricing sourced primarily from Tier-One liquidity providers. The ISAM Capital Markets group also includes IS Prime Hong Kong (regulated by the SFC) and IS Risk Analytics for risk management services.

Mr. Jonathan Brewer, Managing Partner at IS Prime

Mr. Jonathan Brewer, Managing Partner at IS Prime

Mr. Jonathan Brewer, Managing Partner at IS Prime comments: "We have added MetaTrader 5 in response to client demand and to the increasing market interest in multi-asset trading. We see interest from start-up companies as well as from more established brokers worldwide. Our offering will be enhanced further through the expansion of asset classes."

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8 April 2021

MetaQuotes certification helps Market Equity employees get promoted

Last year, MetaQuotes launched a new service — certification for specialists working with the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. We are pleased to announce that the quality of knowledge tested is greatly appreciated by the brokers.

Companies which have already went through the certification process for their employees have seen the benefits:

  • Staff training. In actual practice, some skills come in handy more often than others. Rarely used knowledge inevitably becomes forgotten over time. The certification covers all aspects of working with the platform and helps to refresh knowledge. After the exam, your employee will be ready to deal with any task related to MetaTrader 5. “Regardless of our experience, we still do not face the platform configuration in its entirety every day”, said Maxim Apanaskevich from FBS.

  • New knowledge. Many brokers' employees admitted that they learned something new about the platform during the preparation and are now applying that knowledge in their daily work, as noted by Roman Kovalenko from Exinity.

  • Official confirmation of qualification. The certification helps in assuring employee competency and broad understanding of concepts.

The MetaQuotes certification program has received a new level of recognition recently. Some companies have implemented it into their career pathways, and thus certification directly affects career progression and in return employee income. One recent example is Market Equity, which has made the certification mandatory for employees seeking a promotion.

Adnan Khalaf, Operations Director at Market Equity

Adnan Khalaf, Operations Director at Market Equity

"The certification helped not only to maintain knowledge, but to also train employees, as the exam is a valuable source of information", says Mr Adnan Khalaf, Operations Director at Market Equity. As a result, experienced employees became team leaders after getting the certificate, while new employees were promoted from entry to professional level. Passing the MetaQuotes certification has become a promotion requirement in some specific company departments.

The certification is available for three thematic areas: platform administrator, client manager and dealer.

The certification has two stages. First, candidates take the online test consisting of 80 questions. Here they need to choose the right answer from several options. The passing score is 70%. The candidates have two free attempts. The second stage is a video interview, during which a MetaQuotes employee tests the candidate's knowledge verbally. This usually takes about 30 minutes. The second stage costs USD 300. Upon successful completion of both stages, each participant receives an official personalized certificate from MetaQuotes.

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7 April 2021

HonorFX offers 165 trading instruments to its clients via MetaTrader 5

HonorFX, the multi-regulated broker has switched to the most advanced trading platform for traders — MetaTrader 5, which enables trading in major financial markets. The company offers over 165 trading instruments across 5 assets classes via 3 different account types.

Andrew Ishchuk, CEO of HonorFX

Andrew Ishchuk, CEO of HonorFX

"We are confidently growing by utilizing the best trading platform in the market, offered by MetaQuotes. Therefore, we do not consider the addition of any other platforms" said Andrew Ishchuk, CEO of HonorFX. "MetaTrader 5 meets all of our clients' needs, thus we can stay focused on further sales and expansion goals."

HonorFX is a brand name of Honor Capital Markets Limited. Founded in 2018, the company provides services to clients from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, through its regulated organizations. The company offers region-specific products and services to meet local requirements. For example, it provides swap-free Islamic accounts for traders from the Middle East. Pandemic-related isolation and lockdowns, along with the unprecedented volatility, have helped in increasing trading activity and inflow of new customers. Currently, HonorFX is focusing on further business expansion into Asia and Africa.

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30 March 2021

MetaTrader 5 build 2860: Improvements for Wine and enhanced database operations

MetaTrader 5 build 2860

The MetaTrader 5 update provides expanded trading opportunities and an improved platform usage experience. For example, you can now disable unused, additional services, to optimize resources and terminal workspace.

Disable unused, additional services

We have significantly optimized terminal operation under Wine for macOS and Linux users. This includes the positioning of undocked service windows within terminal borders, proper content resizing for resized windows, improved icons and bug fixes. Furthermore, the update provides new possibilities for working with SQL databases through the usage of 11 statistic and 30 mathematical functions.

Please see the Release Notes for further details.

The update is available through Live Update. You may click the button below to download the latest version manually:

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3 March 2021

MetaTrader 5 Build 2815: Task Manager, data access via Python API and other updates

MetaTrader 5 build 2815

One of the key updates enables access to Depth of Market data via the Python API, to provide enhanced computation and machine learning possibilities.

We have added the following functions:

  • market_book_add — subscribes the MetaTrader 5 terminal to receive events related to changes in the Depth of Market for the specified symbol.
  • market_book_get — returns a tuple from BookInfo containing the Depth of Market records for the specified symbol.
  • market_book_release — cancels MetaTrader 5 terminal subscription to events related to changes in the Depth of Market for the specified symbol.

We have also increased the maximum length of Push messages, from 256 to 1024 characters. Now, you can send extra information from your MQL5 programs on mobile devices.

This update provides a preliminary version of the Task Manager, which can be called by pressing the F2 key. The system enables monitoring of resources consumed by the platform: the amount of memory consumed by charts, CPU resources used by Expert Advisors and other performance metrics. If your platform performance deteriorates, you can easily detect and correct the problem.

The Task Manager enables monitoring of resources consumed by the platform

In the Subscriptions service, a special indication has been added for symbols having delayed quotes: symbols in Market Watch are marked with a clock icon and data delay notification is displayed on charts.

Please see the Release Notes for further details.

The update is available through Live Update. You may click the below button to download the latest version manually:

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3 February 2021

Deals in the updated MetaTrader 5 synthetic Market Depth chart

Deals in the updated MetaTrader 5 synthetic Market Depth chart

The updated chart in MetaTrader 5 build 2755 displays all transactions executed on the exchange, which are now shown as colored circles.

The updated chart displays all transactions executed on the exchange

  • Red circles show Sell trades.
  • Blue circles show Buy trades.
  • Green is used when the direction is undefined. If an exchange does not provide trading direction data, this characteristic is determined based on the deal price as compared to Bid and Ask. A Buy transaction is executed at Ask or a higher price and a Sell transaction is executed at Bid or a lower price. If the transaction price is between Ask and Bid, the direction is considered to be undefined.

The circle size depends on the deal volume. The volumes are additionally shown as a histogram below the tick chart.

Depth of Market is one of the basic tools reflecting supply and demand for liquid tradable assets. It displays buy and sell offers for a financial instrument at the best prices, which are closest to the market. Using the Depth of Market window in MetaTrader 5, you can buy or sell financial assets at the current market price, as well as place pending orders at the specified price.

Use the all-in-one multi-asset MetaTrader 5 platform to trade Forex, Stocks and Futures. MetaTrader 5 provides advanced technical analysis tools, as well as algorithmic and social trading features. Enjoy mobile trading from a smartphone and a tablet or use the web platform to work from any browser on any device.

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29 January 2021

Updated Popup Prices in MetaTrader 5

Updated Popup Prices in MetaTrader 5

Customize the Popup Prices window in your platform: new section settings introduced in the latest build 2755 provide a more efficient workplace in MetaTrader 5.

The most important innovation concerns the ability to select the desired number of symbols in each table row. The previously used table, with a single symbol per row, provided less flexibility in positioning the window and offered limited navigation possibilities for those working with multiple currency pairs. Activate the Popup Prices context menu, select "Properties" and specify the required number of financial instruments. In addition to customizing the window view, this ensures the efficient use of the screen real estate.

Support for multi-column display in the Popup Prices window

In this build, we have expanded the set of columns which can be displayed in the Popup Prices table. Now, the menu features the same symbol properties which are available in Market Watch. The update provides enhanced flexibility in working with a large number of instruments: the section can operate efficiently even with a thousand open symbols. By hovering the mouse pointer over a symbol name, you can view a tooltip with brief information about the symbol, including its name, sector, settlement specifics and trading options. Also, this build provides a fix for color settings applied to rising and falling prices.

MetaTrader 5 is a multi-asset platform for performing trading operations, conducting technical analysis, and accessing algorithmic or social trading facilities. It is an all-in-one platform for trading Forex, Stocks and Futures. Enjoy mobile trading from a smartphone and a tablet or use the web platform to work from any web browser on any device.

Additional built-in services further expand platform capabilities: purchase trading robots from the Market, order custom applications from Freelance developers, subscribe to signals from successful traders or rent a virtual platform for 24/7 operation.

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26 January 2021

4 reasons to rent a VPS for trading

MetaTrader Virtual Hosting is designed for round-the-clock operation of trading robots and signal subscriptions even when your computer is turned off. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) can be rented directly from the MetaTrader platform. Our hosting service is a more efficient solution than ordinary VPS because it is specifically tailored for traders. You can select the most suitable server from a number of hosting points located in Frankfurt, London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, Chicago and Mumbai.

MetaTrader Virtual Hosting

More than 140 thousand people have already used VPS for MetaTrader. Furthermore, about 7 thousand new traders connect to the service every month. In total, they invest in virtual hosting over USD 1.5 million a year and use more than 50 million hours for algorithmic and social trading via the VPS.

Why tens of thousands of people rent our virtual servers:

1. It is failure free

We only work with the hosting companies which ensure the highest possible uptime of 99.99%. Therefore, you can be sure that your platform will be reliably connected to the broker's server and that your robots or signal subscriptions will not be interrupted. Stable connection is especially important for copy trading. A signal provider can trade in a different time zone or can execute operations during an inconvenient time frame. With the VPS, subscriptions smoothly operate around the clock, and thus the source time does not matter.

VPS for MetaTrader is an ideal solution for round-the-clock trading with which you can maximize your revenue by constantly being in the market.

2. Best execution

Execution delays can affect profits generated from trades. Even a delay of just a few milliseconds can be critical, as the price can change during this time. VPS for MetaTrader automatically offers an optimal server, which is located closest to your broker. This minimizes network delays between the trading platform and the trade server, saving valuable price pips.

By saving a few pips per trade, you can pay off the virtual server renting cost. The more trades you perform, the faster the cost will be paid off, and further savings will turn into profit.

Save a few pips per trade

3. Quick start

Nobody likes to get distracted from the main activity, especially if it is connected with money. That is why we have created an easy-to-start solution which does not require any extra effort from the trader. Migration to a VPS is a matter of a few seconds. The procedure takes only three mouse clicks for Experts Advisors, indicators, scripts and Signal subscriptions to be transferred to the virtual server. Applications purchased from the Market do not lose activations when launched on our VPS.

There is no need to set up the machine: renting a VPS for MetaTrader is as easy as installing a messenger or subscribing to a signal in the platform. This process does not require any additional administration or network engineering skills. You only need to select a plan, use a suitable payment method and initiate data migration.

Migration to a VPS is a matter of a few seconds

4. Free period

VPS rental costs USD 15 per month. It is more profitable to rent a server for a longer term: your discount can be up to 15% when paying for a year ahead. If you are launching the service for the first time, we will provide a 24-hour free VPS testing period for MetaTrader.

Rent a VPS for MetaTrader to ensure uninterrupted 24/7 trading with the best execution. Migration to a VPS is a matter of a few seconds. The solution ensures low delays and can be quickly launched with minimum settings. Save valuable pips, pay off your monthly rental fees and generate more profits.

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25 January 2021

SquaredFinancial announced the launch of MetaTrader 5 with futures and shares support

The platform has become available to all the company's traders through desktop and mobile applications.

SquaredFinancial Chief Executive Officer, Mr Husam Al Kurdi, explains why the company is now offering the upgraded platform: "In many ways, MetaTrader 5 was ahead of its time. It took several years for it to reach the peak, partly due to the attachment many traders have to MetaTrader 4. But we are now seeing the benefits of MetaTrader 5, as investors need access to a genuine multimarket platform, with greatly enhanced compatibility and functionality. We offer a full range of high-quality investment instruments, acting as a global market gateway, so we see MetaTrader 5 as an important option for our clients."

Mr Husam Al Kurdi, Squared Financial

Mr Husam Al Kurdi, Squared Financial

The launch of the MetaTrader 5 platform coincides with the introduction of futures and shares to the products available for traders. The new trading options include VIX, Gold, Brent and WTI as well as single stock shares from Louis Vuitton to Amazon.

"As with all our new products, we spend time making sure we have the best specification and investment opportunities for our clients. The current levels of market volatility, often linked to fast-moving news flows, require traders to be able to hedge risks and to diversify across a range of asset classes. Offering futures and shares, combined with the launch of MetaTrader 5, provides the options and flexibility our clients need to maximize their trading," added Mr Al Kurdi.

SquaredFinancial is constantly offering additional support to its clients, through the SquaredFinancial Academy, webinars and online resources, to help traders in generating the best results, when trading with the new products via the MetaTrader 5 platform.

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22 January 2021

How to make $1,000,000 off algorithmic trading? Use services!

Every novice trader dreams of steadily making a lot of money in the financial markets. How to do that without excessive risk and start-up budget? Where can a trader find the necessary information and get help from more experienced colleagues? MQL5 services provide unique profit opportunities for developers and traders from all over the globe, while beginners are able to find their own way in the world of algorithmic trading. These services are available to millions of traders directly from the MetaTrader trading terminal.

How to make $1,000,000 off algorithmic trading? Use services!

Earn over $400,000 by selling Signals

Successful traders are able to make money not only from trading on their own accounts, but also from selling their trading signals. There are a lot of investors out there who do not have the required time or knowledge. Besides, investors want to maintain full control over their own trading account and are wary of entrusting their funds into the wrong hands. Signals service allows copying the deals of experienced traders on a fixed subscription fee basis.

We recommend subscribing on a trading account opened at the same broker as the signal provider's one. This increases the accuracy of copying deals.

Signal page

Each signal is accompanied by balance and drawdown charts, statistics, risk and slippage warnings, trading activity and distribution of trades by symbols. Such detailed data allows the picking of suitable signals out of thousands offered in the Signals showcase. Subscribe to a Signal and launch copy trading on a built-in VPS without ever leaving the MetaTrader terminal.

Signals showcase in the MetaTrader terminal

Millions of traders carry on their everyday activities via MetaTrader trading terminals, and they can choose your Signal to copy deals. We already have several Providers who have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by simply broadcasting their trading via the Signals service.

TOP 10 Signal Providers

If your trade brings a stable income, then you can repeat their success even with a small deposit. Just create your Signal and register as a Seller. Selling Signals is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to make money while avoiding excessive risks. Do you want to make tens of thousands of dollars selling your deals? Become a Seller and publish your Signals!

Create a signal

Over $1,000,000 in the Market of trading robots and applications

Every novice trader spends days and weeks in front of price charts in an attempt to unravel the nature of the market and create his or her own profitable trading strategy. In return, successful traders would gladly put a robot in charge of their trading activities if they could write the necessary program. Robots do not get tired, make no mistakes, never ask for money and do not suffer from human weaknesses. That is why algorithmic trading has become so popular and sought-after all over the world.

The Market showcase features over 20,000 robots and trading applications, available for purchase and free download, by millions of traders directly in the MetaTrader terminal. A product can be purchased and installed in a few clicks. It is not bound to a trading account, while paid products have at least five activations. Activations are not spent when using Market products in the built-in VPS, which can be rented as physically close to your broker's trading server as possible, thereby reducing network costs! This is critical for arbitrage and scalping-based strategies.

Market of trading robots in the MetaTrader trading terminal

We have developed convenient services for programmers developing MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 applications who are willing to make a decent profit from selling their applications:

  • all purchased Market products are encrypted for the buyer's PC and cannot be used on another machine;
  • all EX4/EX5 program files are securely encrypted and cannot be compromised;
  • all settlements between buyers and sellers are automated and thus Sellers do not need to worry about payment transactions;
  • earned money can be withdrawn via popular payment systems and bank cards;
  • Market products are available directly in trading terminals and on website which is visited every day by millions of users from all over the world.

Market sellers won't tell you about their earnings, but TOP 10 Sellers make between $15,000 and $100,000 per month.

Seller's sales statistics in the Market

Our Market of trading applications is the most popular online store of its kind in the world and has a monthly turnover amounting to millions of dollars. To date, dozens of Sellers have already made hundreds of thousands of dollars!

TOP 10 Market Sellers

Do you want to make $1,000,000 by selling trading robots? Then register as a Seller and publish your products in the Market!

Post a product in the Market

Over $200,000 in Freelance fulfilling orders from traders

Nowadays, freelancers can be found in any IT field. Algorithmic trading is of no exception. Hundreds of professional MQL4 and MQL5 programmers execute dozens of orders for traders every day. The most successful Freelance developers have earned between $60,000 and $220,000.

TOP 10 Freelance developers

The service offers a simple contract execution and allows flexibly increasing the time and budget. While creating an order, you can specify the nature of the job to be done, application type, skills required and the platform the program should run on.

Creating an order in Freelance

If your start-up budget is insufficient but you have programming skills, a solid knowledge of trading and want to make money developing trading applications, then you can start with Freelance. Gained experience will be useful both for creating your own trading strategy and for publishing products in the Market, which eventually, may generate stable income for you.

Do you want to earn your first $100,000 by fulfilling algorithmic trading orders? Then become a Seller and execute orders in Freelance!

Make money in Freelance

MetaTrader developers have created a unified ecosystem for algorithmic trading, where you can develop, order, buy, optimize and launch trading robots for round-the-clock operation. MQL5 services help traders solve all issues they face in the course of their work. Newcomers can find a huge number of articles and free code, while programmers are able to sell programs in the Market and fulfill orders in Freelance. Investors can subscribe to Signals broadcast by successful traders.

MQL5 services help traders to not only trade on financial markets, but also to earn from their knowledge in a variety of ways. We provide direct access to traders' terminals, which means access to millions of people and millions of dollars.

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11 January 2021

JFD Group introduces commission-free ETF trading on MetaTrader 5 for investors in Europe

The internationally licensed investment firm JFD Group has added another cost-efficient product line to its MetaTrader 5-based multi-asset offering. All its European clients will be able to trade six iShares exchange-traded funds without paying a commission. The selected ETFs are listed on stock exchanges in Germany (XETRA), USA (NYSE Arca) and UK (XLON).

"We are achieving another milestone in our strategic roadmap by expanding our commission-free offering. It is always exciting to see how our team delivers innovative financial products bringing to reality JFD's mission to democratize the investment industry. So far, 2020 is a record-breaking year for us in terms of turnover and account openings which proves that we are on the right track in our development," said Mr Lars Gottwik, founder and CEO of JFD. "In the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, many investors have become extremely cautious when building their portfolios and deciding where to spend their hard-earned money. The ability to consider another investment vehicle while reducing the trading costs can make a massive difference in performance".

Mr Lars Gottwik, Chief Executive Officer of JFD

Mr Lars Gottwik, Chief Executive Officer of JFD

JFD Group believes that we are witnessing the "new normal", where customer behavior shifts rapidly towards online research for the best deals and e-commerce. It is a matter of time to see more investment firms jumping on the commission-free bandwagon as the competition for client acquisition in the overly saturated financial industry is fierce.

"The MetaTrader 5 trading platform plays an instrumental role in our product development cycle," added Mr Gottwik. "MetaQuotes' platform gives us enough flexibility and technological robustness to perform complex integrations with our liquidity providers. The release of the commission-free ETFs, which are exclusively available on JFD's edition of MetaTrader 5, is another example of such a successful integration".

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23 December 2020

MetaTrader 5 has become the best trading platform at The Forex Expo Dubai 2020

The MetaTrader 5 trading platform has won the Best Trading Platform award at The Forex Expo Dubai, the largest Middle East B2B/B2C expo held on December 16-17.

MetaTrader 5 has become the best trading platform at The Forex Expo Dubai 2020

"With 20 years of excellence, MetaQuotes offers most famous multi-asset trading platform MetaTrader 5 used by millions of traders, ladies and gentlemen, MetaQuotes!", the ceremony hosts announced when MetaQuotes representatives took the stage for the award.

The Forex Expo Dubai is one of the key online trading events in the MENA region. This year, the expo brought together over 3,000 traders and over 50 brokers from dozens of Middle Eastern and North African countries.

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21 December 2020

MetaTrader 5 has become an all-in-one core of the Pakistani Exchange PMEX

By the beginning of 2021, PMEX will have completely switched to MetaTrader 5 from its own previously used core. Earlier, the exchange has been using the platform as a front-end trading solution. Now, the entire back office natively operates on the new platform. The MetaTrader 5-based operation of the whole PMEX exchange is implemented through the platform's built-in Electronic Communication Network (ECN) functionality.

Now, all exchange operations are performed without any third-party solutions, directly via the MetaTrader 5 platform, which is used by all exchange participants, including traders, brokers and market makers. Hamad Shah, Head of the MetaQuotes' Pakistani office, says that 100% of PMEX's trading volume is now executed via MetaTrader 5 terminals, compared to 50% before the switch.

The integration helped PMEX in achieving three major goals: replacing outdated trading facilities with an advanced and reliable system, completely automating all exchange processes from A to Z, and reducing operational costs while increasing productivity.

MetaTrader 5 has become an all-in-one core of the Pakistani Exchange PMEX

MetaTrader 5 is an all-in-one solution for PMEX:

  • No more separate quoting solutions, separate matching systems, client trading applications, specialized add-ons for EOD processes, additional PnL calculation and risk management solutions implementing required margin check and stop-out procedures. The entire functionality is provided by MetaTrader 5
  • No more manual handling of complex Oracle databases for data management and reporting
  • From 200 virtual machines, down to a single All-In-One Platform.

The exchange core role has been originally provided by the MetaTrader 5 platform architecture at the early design stage. The platform uses high-performance proprietary MetaQuotes databases which store real-time refreshing data in RAM. Utilization of modern 64-bit processor computing power along with a distributed cluster architecture enables instant processing of millions of exchange transactions. One of the platform's crucial objectives is to ensure the smallest possible response time and equal conditions for all traders. 

Further PMEX plans include:

  • Reaching out to more Pakistani investors to trade on the regulated exchange that offers MetaTrader 5 as its primary trading solution
  • Extending working hours by considerably reducing end-of-day procedure time, as previously used trading facility required 3 hours to complete EOD backoffice activities. With MetaTrader 5, this time is reduced to 10 seconds
  • Further integrating MetaQuotes' Finteza analytics to increase business activity and to attract more market makers and brokers

Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited (PMEX) is the country's first and only demutualized commodity futures exchange, licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Based on sophisticated multi-dimensional infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology, PMEX offers a complete suite of services, including trading, clearing, settlement, custody and back office, all managed via MetaTrader 5.

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21 December 2020

MetaQuotes Certification: "Test your mastery of everyday activities"

This year we have introduced a new service — certification of specialists working with MetaTrader 5. Certification can be passed in three areas: Administrator (for platform administrators), Manager (for those working with clients) and Dealer (for dealers and risk managers).

The certification has two stages. First, candidates take the online test consisting of 80 questions. Here they need to choose the right answer from several options. The passing score is 70%. The candidates have two free attempts. The second stage is a video interview, during which a MetaQuotes employee tests the candidate's knowledge verbally. This usually takes about 30 minutes. The second stage costs USD 300. Upon successful completion of both stages, each participant receives an official personalized certificate from MetaQuotes.

Mr Roman Kovalenko, Head of Trading Platforms Integration, Exinity

Mr Roman Kovalenko, Head of Trading Platforms Integration, Exinity

Exinity group of companies has recently ordered certification for its employees. The group includes two global retail brokers FXTM and Alpari serving over three million clients in 180 countries. Newly certified Exinity specialists have shared their experience, including the preparation stage, the challenges and the benefits.

Alexander Anokhin, Head of Global TPA:

Exinity pays much attention to the smooth operation of its clients' trading platforms, so we decided not to miss this unique opportunity to test our knowledge.

I prepared for the certification after work. In total, it took two weeks. The MetaTrader 5 built-in help includes all the necessary information. I spent a lot of time installing and configuring all the components on test computers. Besides, I had to tinker with recovery tests.

The online test turned out to be a more difficult stage for me. But in the end we did it, which means we meet our company goals quite well. I boosted my skills and learned new techniques to use in my work. In particular, I learned much about protection against DDoS attacks and experienced all the advantages of the auto switching mode on test computers.

I recommend the certification to all my colleagues — it allows testing the mastery of everyday activities.

Anton Prikhodko, Trading Platforms Operations — Administration Team Leader:

Now I think that it is possible to pass the certification for MetaTrader 5 even without preparation. We have been using MetaTrader for a long time, so the certification is not the biggest challenge. The interview seemed a little more difficult, however.

I prepared for the certification for about a week using the built-in documentation — it contains the answers to almost all questions. Basically, I refreshed what I already knew, while I gained gaining some new information along the way. If you want to comprehensively refresh your knowledge, the certification definitely helps.

Mr Roman Kovalenko, Head of Trading Platforms Integration:

Our company views certification as an opportunity to test and formalize the skills of working with the platform. Furthermore, the official confirmation of the employees' expertise can be beneficial.

I did not know what awaited me during the test, so I put much effort into preparation, studied unfamiliar topics and delved into all the nuances of calculations. I worked even harder while preparing for the interview since I had only two attempts. Eventually, not everything was useful but studying the documentation has provided me with a few ideas I currently apply in my work.

As a result, the interview part was easier as we talked more about my actual daily activities. The online test had some theoretical questions I had never encountered before.

All certification types are available in MetaQuotes' official App Store for brokers.

18 December 2020

M4Markets rolls out the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform

The global Forex provider M4Markets has announced the addition of the popular MetaTrader 5 platform to its range.

M4Markets is dedicated in creating a cutting-edge trading environment for all its traders. As part of this dedication, the company has decided to switch to the new-generation platform, offering extensive capabilities, access to a wider list of assets and advanced features which outperform the functionalities of its predecessor, the MetaTrader 4 platform.

Deepak Jassal, Executive Director at M4Markets

Commenting on the launch of the MetaTrader 5 platform, Executive Director of M4Markets Deepak Jassal noted: "We are very keen on investing in cutting-edge technology as it enhances our clients' trading experience. MetaTrader 5 features advanced capabilities and is celebrated as one of the best trading platforms for both beginners and advanced traders, so naturally, we wanted to incorporate it into our offering. We are confident that the platform will add significant value to our clients' trading journey and we expect that this will promote seamless integration of new services to our offering soon."

All M4Markets traders will receive access to more in-depth analytical tools, Expert Advisors, hedging options, one-click trading and other exciting opportunities. Paired with M4Markets' ultra-low latency, negative balance protection and segregated accounts for client funds, M4Markets' traders have the opportunity to gain a competitive edge in global markets.

3 December 2020

New MetaTrader 5 for Hedge Funds — fast and efficient infrastructure out of the box

MetaTrader 5 platform offers a turnkey solution for mutual funds, prop trading and investment companies right out of the box. Create a fund, configure payouts and commissions, add fund managers and open investor accounts directly from MetaTrader 5 Administrator.

All calculations related to share values, profitability and payouts are performed automatically in real time. Fund clients are able to monitor their investments and buy additional shares directly from the MetaTrader 5 client terminal like ordinary traders.

New MetaTrader 5 for Hedge Funds — fast and efficient infrastructure out of the box

MetaTrader 5 makes fund creation simple

Our platform saves start-up companies and brokers from the costs of deploying their own investment business infrastructure. MetaTrader 5 Administrator features all the necessary tools for arranging a fund and a prop company, including trading accounts, client groups, financial symbols and connection to exchanges.

Organizational and legal issues of a business startup remain the client's only concern. All the technical aspects are covered by the platform itself.

One terminal for trading all symbols — a fund manager's dream come true

MetaTrader 5 is able to connect to over 80 exchanges all over the world using gateways. They allow the passing of trade operations to external systems, while they also allow the transmission of quotes and news from them. Our gateways are easy to manage: control and re-structure your business, manage risks, generate reports, receive quotes and withdraw money.

Simply connect the required exchanges and popular liquidity providers, create and customize trading symbols and start trading. A unified system of accounting for trading operations allows a fund manager to control current risks and see all trading positions on one screen right in the client terminal.

Powerful environment for developing and testing algorithmic trading strategies

With MetaTrader 5, an investment company is able to compete with the world's most famous funds in terms of technology.

MQL5 language for developing trading strategies is tailored specifically for working on financial markets and provides algorithmic traders with the widest of opportunities:

  1. Math libraries — neural networks, solving differential equations, Fourier transform, numerical integration, optimization problems, fuzzy logic and much more.
  2. Network functions — data search, exchange and delivery within the network.
  3. Integration with Python — machine learning, analysis and statistics libraries.
  4. OpenCL support for parallel computing.
  5. DirectX functions for data visualization in 3D charts.
  6. Native handling of SQL databases.

Furthermore, your fund managing traders can optimize trading robots using the built-in strategy tester, which enables access to the MQL5 Cloud Network — a large-scale cloud network with tens of thousands of test agents which are able to solve optimization problems within an hour. Solving such problems on a regular computer normally takes months of computing time.

As a result, traders get a synergistic effect: all trading instruments are not only traded in one client terminal, but also all trading strategies are developed in one specialized language and tested in a multi-threaded multi-asset tester using the computing resources of several thousand computers from the MQL5 Cloud Network.

Powerful environment for developing and testing algorithmic trading strategies

Investors obtain convenient trading terminals for working with funds

MetaTrader 5 platform allows the build up of trusting relationships with investors — clients always know about their invested funds status and are able to contact you, if they wish to alter their investment. You remain in constant contact with clients — each investor can log into his or her account using a desktop or mobile terminal and check current status. There is no need for additional requests and other complications — all indicators are displayed on comprehensive charts.

Convenient trading terminals for working with funds

Full automation of calculations and flexible settings

Automate your work flow: set up separate access for your employees and investors, monitor the work of your team members and generate performance reports. Adjust payouts based on rates, on commissions, on payment methods or on any other conditions. Set individual properties for each fund: requirements for investors, for financial instruments, for settlement methods, for capitalization, for share values, etc.

USD 10,000 for the ready-made tool

Purchase this functionality suite for arranging an investment business for only USD 10,000 for connecting to the platform + USD 2,000 monthly license fee.

Features which you will obtain out of the box:

  • Free installation and training.
  • Technical support — online chat, hotline, detailed documentation and other useful materials.
  • Access to back office APIs for enhancing functionality and usage of all platform features.
  • Auto updates.

Request access to MetaTrader 5 for hedge funds

27 November 2020

MetaQuotes Software is 20!

MetaQuotes Software is 20!

Today, MetaQuotes Software Corp. is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. All this time, we have been moving forward to become a technological leader in the industry.

Here are 20 achievements which we are especially proud of:

  1. Two years in a row, MetaTrader 5 won the Best Multi-Asset Trading Platform at the Finance Magnates Awards
  2. MetaQuotes Software Corp. representative offices operate in 9 countries, over 3 continents
  3. This year, we have launched a unique lead generation program, which drives potential customers to brokers
  4. We have developed a specialized hedge-fund solution
  5. We have released our own Finteza web analytics service, which assists brokers in analyzing and developing their web projects
  6. The company has acquired the popular website dedicated to digital marketing
  7. MetaQuotes became a lead investor in the KYC platform Sumsub
  8. Today, MetaTrader 5 is the industry standard for multi-asset trading in a variety of financial markets, so more and more brokers around the world are switching to our platform
  9. In 2020, the platform became the core of the Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX), and thus more than 300 member brokers operate through MetaTrader 5
  10. In addition to the MetaTrader 5 desktop platform, we have launched mobile applications and web versions
  11. MetaTrader 5 mobile applications have been completely redesigned
  12. MetaTrader 5 has brought in DDoS protection solutions by Cloudflare, Akamai and Qrator Labs
  13. The project has grown into a whole ecosystem, providing access to over 22,000 trading robots and other applications in the Market, with more than 37,000 copy-trading Signals, reliable VPS for round-the-clock trading, a Freelance service, a Code Base of free source codes and a currency pair quotes navigator
  14. We have introduced an Economic Calendar and a separate Tradays app
  15. The website audience has turned into a powerful community of algo-traders, with the website now featuring a unique database of articles devoted to algo-trading, machine learning, Python and neural networks
  16. The powerful MQL5 Cloud Network has been launched to assist users in optimizing trading robots
  17. We have launched a B2B marketplace featuring products for MetaTrader 5 brokers
  18. The new Certification service has been launched for brokerage employees who wish to receive official confirmation of their platform operation skills
  19. We have recently introduced the Automations service aimed at assisting brokers in workflow optimization
  20. One of our latest innovations is the release of the market data Subscription service

Your constant support is key to our continuous improvement and expansion. Thank you for the confidence you show in us and for the fruitful collaboration.

26 November 2020

MetaQuotes Software is a Platinum Sponsor of The Forex Expo Dubai 2020

The company will present its latest developments for brokers, hedge funds and stock exchanges at the largest Middle East B2B/B2C Forex Expo Dubai event, on December 16-17, at the Dubai World Trade Center.

MetaQuotes Software is a Platinum Sponsor of The Forex Expo Dubai 2020

The Forex Expo Dubai is one of the key events for the online trading industry in the MENA region. The event will be attended by retail brokers, fintech startups, B2B providers and private investors. This year the event is to be held both offline and online.

MetaQuotes team members will showcase to the Forex Expo Dubai participants, the latest developments for the multi-asset MetaTrader 5 platform: the hedge fund solution, the built-in automation of business processes, the exchange data subscription service and the updated system of working with clients within the terminal with back-office analytics.

Visit our booth #31 — we will demonstrate how modern solutions can raise business to a new level, even in times of crisis, through the use of marketing features incorporated in MetaTrader 5.

The event will be live-streamed on December 16-17, via The Forex Expo Dubai website.

The Forex Expo Dubai 2020
December 16-17, 2020
Dubai World Trade Center, UAE