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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 Searchengines.guru 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 MQL5.com 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 MQL5.com 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

20 November 2020

MetaTrader 5 wins Best Multi-Asset Trading Platform and Best FX Trading Platform at Finance Magnates Awards 2020

The trading platform has won the prestigious Finance Magnates Awards 2020 in two different categories. MetaTrader 5 was categorized as the best Forex trading and multi-asset trading platform.

The winners in all nominations were announced during the award ceremony at the Finance Magnates Virtual Summit on November the 18th. The MetaTrader 5 platform won the majority of votes during independent voting rounds via the Finance Magnates Awards portal. The Award winners are determined in two stages: a shortlist of nominees is formed during the first stage and the finalists are determined during the final voting round.

MetaTrader 5 wins Best Multi-Asset Trading Platform and Best FX Trading Platform at Finance Magnates Awards 2020

The awards provide further evidence that MetaTrader 5 continues to maintain its leading position across the multi-asset trading industry, offering universal solutions for brokers and retail investors. Votes from industry professionals recognize the platform's exceptional ability to provide significantly expanded trading possibilities across a variety of asset classes, including Forex, ETF, Futures, Stocks and Commodities.

18 November 2020

MetaTrader 5 build 2690: Market depth for all instruments and enhanced code profiler

Update MetaTrader 5 to build 2690 and get the new features for successful trading:

  • The synthetic market depth is now available for all instruments — this visual tool helps traders set, modify and delete orders as quickly as possible
  • The code profiler is now even more convenient for debugging: data presentation is improved, report column names are now shorter and the report itself can be saved to a file
  • MetaEditor functionality to enable/disable clipboard tracking and clear its history

MetaTrader 5 build 2690: Market depth for all instruments and enhanced code profiler

Furthermore, we have implemented minor improvements and fixes — more about the changes.

12 November 2020

Uniglobe Markets launched MetaTrader 5 for Indices, Futures and Stock trading

Uniglobe Markets, the provider of multi-assets brokerage services, has announced the addition of MetaTrader 5 to its offering. The introduction of the new platform is in line with the company's philosophy, aimed at providing the best trading experience to its clients.

Uniglobe Markets' traders from around the world can now access the widest trading possibilities, including Market Depth data, two order accounting modes (Netting and Hedging), a unique trading robot development environment and other algo-trading features.

Uniglobe Markets launched MetaTrader 5 for Indices, Futures and Stock trading

By using the technology advanced MetaTrader 5 platform, the company's clients can now trade not only currencies but also commodities, indices, futures and well-known stocks.

Mr Henrik Davison, General Manager of Uniglobe Markets Ltd, comments: "Continuous enhancements in the MetaTrader 5 platform will facilitate us to add more new trading instruments and trading opportunities in the near future. This will ultimately assist us in further expanding our client base and in increasing our brand value."

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10 November 2020

Market Equity launches MetaTrader 5

One of the largest Forex brokers in Asia and MENA region starts offering MetaTrader 5 to its clients.

Market Equity Inc. strives to open global markets for traders of all skill levels and make investing in the financial markets simple, efficient and cost-effective. This has led to the launch of the advanced MetaTrader 5 platform with its unique ecosystem of services.

To meet clients' demands, the broker offers several account types, plenty of trading instruments and different investment options. Fast execution, competitive spreads and enhanced trading opportunities are the rules that Market Equity upholds.

Mr Jubran Jubran, Market Equity Inc.

Mr Jubran Jubran, Market Equity Inc.

"As we care about our clients' success, we were quick adopters of MetaTrader 5", says Mr Jubran Jubran, CEO of Market Equity. "For traders wanting a multi-asset platform and access to powerful trading tools, MetaTrader 5 is a sensible option. MetaTrader 5 allows operating multiple accounts with different brokers. It also has excellent automated trading capabilities and copy trading. Overall, for complex trading strategies, MetaTrader 5 is the best".

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20 October 2020

CFI Financial Group fully migrates to MetaTrader 5

CFI Financial Group, a leading global trading provider with several regulated entities around the world, is delighted to announce the full migration to MetaTrader 5. The migration to the new platform version is in line with the aim of the company to offer the very latest technology for trading services.

MetaTrader 5 is at the forefront of trading technology and is the go-to platform for firms looking to stay within the innovation lane. With MetaTrader 5, CFI offers equities, currencies, commodities, indices and ETFs while a constant stream of financial instruments is added on a periodic basis. MetaTrader 5 was a welcoming upgrade over MetaTrader 4 with features including:

  • Expanded technical tools (38 indicators, 44 analytical objects, 21 timeframes and an unlimited number of charts)
  • New order types
  • Ability for hedging and netting
  • More powerful and efficient programming language
  • A true multi-asset future-proof platform
  • Depth of Market
  • Built-in economic calendar

"MetaTrader 5 was a must when we first started offering it and fully migrating to it was one of our goals. The latest version from MetaQuotes is important to implement so that clients can have access to the latest technology and an ever-expanding range of financial products. MetaTrader 5 will help facilitate the addition of hundreds, and even thousands of instruments over the coming 2-3 years, as we aim to fulfill our vision of becoming the brand for all things investing and trading", say Founders and Managing Directors of CFI Financial Group, Hisham Mansour and Eduardo Fakhoury.

Hisham Mansour, CFI Financial Group

Hisham Mansour, CFI Financial Group

"Integrating MetaTrader 5 and subsequently fully migrating our infrastructure to this powerful platform are exactly the type of innovation CFI is all about. Indeed, we have future proofed our offering with limitless expansion, in terms of financial products, features and we continuously improve trading conditions", says Dr. Demetrios Zamboglou, Group Chief Operating Officer.

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19 October 2020

MetaTrader 5 update build 2650: background chart loading and code profiler improvements

The recent MetaTrader 5 update delivers new functionality and further enhances user experience. The most noticeable changes are described below.

MetaTrader 5 update build 2650



Terminal: New Data Downloading Option

In order to save traffic, the platform downloads symbol price history only when the relevant data is requested, for example, when the price chart is opened or when testing is launched. However, waiting for data to download may not be convenient for actively used symbols.

Enable the new option "Preload chart data for open positions and orders", and the charts of the symbols for which you have open positions or pending orders, will be updated in the background mode. The relevant data will be immediately available for analysis whenever you open the symbol chart.



Code Profiler: New Features and Inlining Control

With the updated Profiler, trading robot developers can accurately determine the execution time of each MQL program section. Performance data can assist in creating efficient and fast-running solutions. In contrast to the previously used Profiler which significantly modified the program, the new version uses an unchanged executable code for profiling.

The Profiler now uses the Sampling method: MQL program execution is interrupted every millisecond to analyze which function part is being executed at that moment. The analysis reflects the share of each function in the total code execution time.

Performance metrics (in units and percentage):

  • Total CPU — how often the function was used.
  • Self CPU — how much processor time was utilized for the specific function execution. This variable is crucial in identifying MQL program bottlenecks.

Code Profiler: New Features

Another update concerns the function inlining during profiling. Inlining (adding a function code directly to its call site) enables program performance acceleration, but it makes function profiling difficult. Now, you can disable the inlining feature if you need a report on "pure" functions.

Code Profiler: Inlining Control


Tester: Improved Custom Settings

The update provides revised options for working with custom settings. For example, when the "Use custom settings" option is disabled, all other settings in the dialog are deactivated to avoid misleading interpretation.

Tester: Improved Custom Settings

Fixed calculation of custom commissions: now, commissions can be enabled by specifying the symbol name instead of the entire path. Also, the update features some minor bug fixes and interface improvements, including rearranged tabs and optimized table column width.

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8 October 2020

The UAE based forex broker SmartFX launched MetaTrader 5 as their main platform

The promising UAE based broker has started offering MetaTrader 5 to their clients. The platform became available for SmartFX clients on mobiles, tablets and desktops.

The instant account opening process, tight spreads and a range of over 70 trading instruments, contribute to the fast onboarding and seamless trading experience for the broker's customers. SmartFX's team believes that MetaTrader 5, as a multi-asset trading platform, will help the company to strengthen its presence in the MENA market.

The UAE based forex broker SmartFX launched MetaTrader 5 as their main platform

Mr. Arun Kumar, Executive Director of SmartFX, comments: "In SmartFX, we like to simplify everything for our beloved clients. Need an optimal trading platform? Here you go: use MetaTrader 5".

Mrs. Asha Rathore, Managing Director of SmartFX, adds: "With the growth of SmartFX's corporate clients, we are confident that the multi-functional MetaTrader 5 trading platform will serve as a key tool for their success with us".

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6 October 2020

HYCM adds 83 new stocks to its MetaTrader 5 offering

The multi-regulated broker HYCM has added 83 new stocks for trading on all account types in the MetaTrader 5 platform. The new instruments include popular assets, such as Nike, Adobe, Berkshire Hathaway, Dropbox, GoDaddy, and Gilead Sciences stocks.

The addition of new trading instruments is part of HYCM's global strategy to expand its portfolio, in an effort to satisfy the needs of different types of traders.

Giles Coghlan, HYCM

Giles Coghlan, HYCM

Giles Coghlan, Chief Currency Analyst, HYCM, commented: "With large price swings across the major indices, people want to drill down into the fundamentals for specific stocks. They are looking for the individual winners and losers in our COVID-19 impacted world. With renewed interest across several different sectors, it was only a natural step for us to give HYCM clients wider access to new individual stock opportunities.

One of the MetaTrader 5 platform benefits, is the ability to trade individual stocks alongside commodities and forex. The main advantage of the new platform over MetaTrader 4, is the Depth of Market (DOM) display, which allows all parties trading a security to view the full list of buy and sell orders, along with their sizes. This is why the MetaTrader 5 platform is an excellent way for us to offer FX symbols alongside the recently added stocks".

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24 September 2020

Besst Point Capital House hedge fund switches to MetaTrader 5

The international investment fund has moved its trading infrastructure to the MetaTrader 5 platform. Now traders have all the benefits of the multi-asset platform, the most powerful algorithmic trading capabilities and a unique ecosystem of services from MetaQuotes.

Besst Point Capital House Limited is an independent global company founded by experienced fund managers. The broker's team focuses on differentiated strategies that help to successfully manage investments.

Collectively, Besst Point Capital House manages US$ 250 million in funds for institutions, financial advisers and private investors. Broker team members, who have more than 14 years of investments experience, manage US$ 65.8 million in client portfolio.

Mr Santoshkumar Gaikwad, Besst Point Capital House

Mr Santoshkumar Gaikwad, Besst Point Capital House

"With MetaTrader 5 now as Hedge Fund Software, we are reaching our goals and giving our investors all advantages of Multi Market Platform in real sense", says Mr Santoshkumar Gaikwad, Chairman of Besst Point Capital House. "Now our dealing room can access deep liquidity from multiple sources, apply various algorithms, calculate and share the net asset value (NAV)/asset under management (AUM) together with the management/performance fee, as well as generate reports. The ability to do all this on mobile devices gives us more transparency and flexibility".

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23 September 2020

MetaTrader 5 build 2615: new properties of trading instruments and complex criterion in the Strategy Tester

MetaTrader 5 build 2615

MetaTrader 5 trading platform features improvements allowing traders to achieve better results:

  • additional fundamental data directly in the platform
  • search for the best combination of inputs using Complex Criterion max when optimizing EAs
  • arrange financial instruments by sector, industry and country
  • more efficient development of robots in the updated MetaEditor


Additional fundamental data for symbols

Now you can get extended data on any instrument from well-known financial portals and services. This will allow your trading decisions to be more educated and based on detailed data. Study the quotes history of Microsoft shares in Google Finance, get dozens of statistical parameters from Finviz, find out how traders are currently trading on the selected instrument, and so on. Now you can do all that directly in your terminal.

Additional fundamental data for symbols

We have done our best to provide additional fundamental data on the maximum number of instruments. However, this feature is not available in older platform versions. If you still utilize older platform versions, ask your broker to update the trading server.


New trading robot optimization criterion

Complex Criterion max is a complex parameter of trading robot inputs. When optimizing EAs, the maximum value of a single parameter (for example, profit) is not always the best option. The new option allows selection of the best passes with the best combination of parameters. For example, instead of the most profitable Expert Advisor, you can get an EA with moderate profit, reasonable drawdown and decent expectation. Thus, developers now have a built-in tool for creating balanced and stable robots.

New trading robot optimization criterion

The following parameters are available for complex optimization:

  • Number of trades
  • Drawdown
  • Recovery factor
  • Expected payoff
  • Sharpe ratio

After optimization, users receive the list of the best passes for all these parameters at once. The Result column shows an integral parameter, which makes it easier to find the best option. For ease of use, the values have different colors: weak combinations with values below 20 are highlighted in red, while strong ones (above 80) are shown in dark green.

After optimization, users receive the list of the best passes


Extended properties of trading instruments

It has become easier to work with symbols. Each instrument has additional parameters: economic sector, industry and country. These parameters can help you to quickly navigate through large unfamiliar markets with multiple symbols. For example, when working with a broker offering thousands and tens of thousands of financial instruments. The new function enables quick searching to establish to which industry a particular security belongs.

Extended properties of trading instruments

With the new parameters, you can manage the list of instruments in the Market Watch window. Add the list of German pharmaceutical companies, French automakers or British financial companies in a couple of clicks.

The Market Watch window


Changes in MetaEditor

We have revised the Intelligent code management functions, allowing faster code writing while minimizing errors. Now the tooltip shows the entire function signature rather than its name, making it possible to accurately define what exactly is included in the code. Case-insensitive options and entry options have been added to the tooltips for ease of use. The tooltip font and color highlighting scheme are now specified in the MetaEditor settings. This means users are able to customize the appearance of their workspace.

Changes in MetaEditor


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22 September 2020

RoboForex offers sponsored VPS on MetaTrader 5 accounts

International licensed broker RoboForex has launched the Sponsored VPS program for its clients working via MetaTrader 5. The regular fee is USD 15 per month. However, traders are able to use the MetaQuotes VPS server integrated into the platform for free up to December 31, 2020.

RoboForex offers sponsored VPS on MetaTrader 5 accounts

Why did RoboForex opt for MetaQuotes VPS:

  1. Integration with МetaTrader 5
    MetaQuotes VPS is ordered and configured directly from the trading terminal in a few clicks. After setting up the VPS, all Expert Advisors in the terminal will start working continuously. You have no need to reinstall the terminal, set up the Expert Advisors and, more importantly, stop their work.

  2. Working round-the-clock
    Traders no longer need to worry about unexpected power cuts or Internet connection failures. All signal subscriptions and Expert Advisors will work around the clock even if you shut down MetaTrader 5 on your PC.

  3. Minimized network delays
    MetaQuotes VPS is selected based on the proximity to the main server at the minimal ping. This means network delays when sending orders are decreased.

The VPS built into MetaTrader is the best solution for auto trading and copying signals. It is cheap, it requires no configuration and it features minimum delays to the trading server. It allows clients of brokerage companies to generate a stream of trades 24 hours a day even if they are not algorithmic traders.

10 September 2020

MetaQuotes Leads $6 Million Funding Round in KYC/AML Risk Management AI Platform Sumsub

A regtech SaaS provider Sumsub (formerly Sum&Substance) has raised $6 million Series A funding round from a group of strategic investors to accelerate the global expansion of its machine-learning platform for user onboarding and KYC/AML compliance.

The round, led by Cyprus-based MetaQuotes, the major software provider for brokerages, banks, hedge funds and exchanges, also involves a group of strategic investors, and several existing investors, including Ilia Perekopsky, VP of Telegram messenger.

By providing an efficient AI-powered identity verification and compliance risk management toolkit Sumsub fundamentally changes how companies assess their corporate and individual clients, it even can affect how firms deal with crypto. First, the system automate identity verification, rockets a check to 60 seconds and drives conversion rate up to 97%. Recognized by multiple regulators and experienced in working with banks, Sumsub translates an AML policy of organization into automated digital workflows, providing compliance officers with a single solution to risk management onboarding users from over 200 regions. All of the above brought Sumsub to a growing number of 400 clients coming from banking, fintech, trading, gaming and sharing economy. Some of these clients are BlaBlaCar, JobToday, Exness, Gett, Flippa, HRS Group, ESL Gaming.

MetaQuotes had also bought out the shares of the first Sumsub investor, early stage venture fund Flint Capital, which had managed to achieve 5.5x from the exit.

Sumsub will use the proceeds to drive global expansion, hire staff and fasten product development. It aims to reach over 500 new SME and SMB customers worldwide by the beginning of 2021.

Andrew Sever, CEO and co-founder of Sumsub, says: “Around the world, thousands of global companies suffer from the overwhelming number of jurisdictions they conduct business in, from the differences and even variability of their requirements, making compliance and risks extremely difficult to manage and scale. We solve the issue by presenting teams with a single solution to drive customer and enhanced due diligence from one place, customizing the onboarding flow to any jurisdiction or requirement. Most importantly, we consult and support clients on legal and compliance framework to make it fit the applicable laws. With MetaQuotes joining our renowned group of existing investors, Sumsub has the global support of the greatest strategists to disrupt the most promising segment in the present world economy — regtech.”

Andrew Sever, CEO and co-founder of Sumsub

Andrew Sever, CEO and co-founder of Sumsub

Renat Fatkhullin, CEO at MetaQuotes: “First, we’ve met Sumsub as potential clients on the hunt for a working product. For several years, we have had brokers request a compliance solution within MetaTrader. By the time we have met Sumsub, we had already tried dozens of other systems, but none of them suited us in terms of functionality and technical execution. Sumsub was far ahead of the competition. We saw it and thought it was an excellent opportunity for us to participate in what Sumsub does, hoping that our expertise will bring additional value to the project.”

Sumsub makes compliance flexible for clients and easier for end-users. Whether these are existing features such as automatically generated regulatory reports and tools for manual re-check of suspicious profiles, or new functionalities such as chargeback prevention, Sumsub continues to solve compliance and anti-fraud challenges faced by digital companies around the world.

The company was founded by three Israeli brothers Andrew, Jacob and Peter, and a former ResearchGate technical architect, Vyacheslav Zholudev, in 2015 in London. For the first years of existence, the company worked with forensic centers and assisted the police and intelligent services worldwide in investigating incidents related to online fraud. The team was often investigating fraud in sharing economy and fintech, accumulating valuable expertise in AML, data privacy compliance and anti-fraud, advising and working together with regulators, banks and financial crime police organizations. 

Since December 2017, when the first identity verification and compliance product of the company was released, Sumsub had focused on an easy to use technical and legal solutions for professional compliance and anti-fraud teams working in trading, payments, sharing economy and gaming industries. The company had welcomed more than 400 clients, verified tens of millions of identities, integrated thousands of data validation and AML screening sources, made the flow customizable to the requirements of local and global regulations and to the specific needs of their clients. Solution is currently available in over 200 countries and territories, assessing biometrics and 6500 different types of identity documents.

9 September 2020

DriveWealth offers MetaTrader 5 broker access to US Cash Equities

U.S. share trading is available directly in MetaTrader 5 via a sophisticated, server to server connection.

For connected brokers with a MetaTrader 5 server, direct integration to multiple brokerage APIs is no longer required. Instead, brokers can simply order the MetaTrader 5 Gateway for integration with dealers, such as DriveWealth, to perform trades on U.S. exchanges.

Server to server connection makes it possible to trade DriveWealth’s fractionalized U.S. equities. Now clients can place any order size, even for less than a full share. For example, it is possible to place an order for 1/2 share of AAPL or 1.2345 shares of AMZN.

Robert Cortright, DriveWealth

Robert Cortright, DriveWealth

While DriveWealth specializes in U.S. equities, its Qualified Intermediary partner, MarketsDirect, can easily onboard non-U.S. brokers, and offer a MetaTrader 5 supported server to server multi-asset trading platform, which will connect to DriveWealth for full and fractional share trading in U.S. equities. The company offers trading in both FX and futures markets. Furthermore, within the MarketsDirect environment, it is also possible to leverage across asset classes.

DriveWealth offers MetaTrader 5 broker access to US Cash Equities

"I started DriveWealth with the goal of increasing access to U.S. markets and modernizing the way the world invests", says Mr Robert Cortright, CEO of DriveWealth. "We have been perfecting our patent-pending Fracker® technology since 2015. We have partnered with fintechs and financial institutions in 153 countries to enable access of U.S. equities for retail investors. Now we are excited to provide investing ability in real-time fractional shares of exchange-traded U.S. equities, via the MetaTrader 5 platform".

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8 September 2020

Accuindex Limited offers its traders MetaTrader 5

Through the trading platform, the broker's clients can enjoy a wide range of products, such as stocks and commodities, in addition to currencies, with high and flexible leverage facilities.

Apart from offering advanced trading functions, MetaTrader 5 makes available a number of superior tools using which Accuindex traders can easily carry out fundamental as well as technical analysis and trade in a better manner.

Accuindex Limited offers its traders MetaTrader 5

The latest-generation multi-asset platform provides a very powerful trading system which supports two position accounting systems, four execution modes and all types of trading orders, including market, pending and stop orders.

The platform's advanced tools for carrying out fundamental analysis include the economic calendar and financial news services provided by international news agencies.

Among the key MetaTrader 5 aspects, Accunidex team mention the possibility to trade automatically using trading robots and copy-trading features available directly through the platform.

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4 September 2020

Orient Futures Singapore switches to MetaTrader 5

Orient Futures Singapore, a Singapore-based financial institution serving HFT traders for trading into exchange-traded and OTC market venues, has started offering the MetaTrader 5 platform to its clients globally. The launch of MetaTrader 5 adds to the growing suite of professional trading systems currently offered by the firm.

This move makes Orient Futures one of the most active local participants in the third largest foreign exchange hub in the world. The MetaTrader 5 server and ecosystem, including connections to the firm’s liquidity aggregator via the special MetaTrader 5 bridge, are strategically co-located in Equinix SG1 data center with other Tier-1 FX Liquidity Providers operating and matching orders in the same environment. This allows for high-speed and low latency trading.

For a financial institution that offers both OTC FX and FX exchange-traded derivatives in SGX with close to zero latency, not just in but also between Equinix SG1 and SGX co-location data centers, this latest platform launch is a major complement to its product suite.

Marcus Goi, Orient Futures Singapore

Marcus Goi, Orient Futures Singapore

"With quantum leaps in computing technology, functionalities of trading platforms are ever expanding. On the other hand, with globalization of trade, clients are becoming savvier and continually seeking trading systems with sophisticated capabilities in a well-connected ecosystem. MetaTrader 5 addresses our clients’ need for a multifunctional, multi-asset trading platform, equipped with innovative tools to trade smarter with greater efficiency. The platform, including algorithmic trading among other things, is the logical choice for us as part of our commitment to our clients to provide financial innovations to enable and empower them. MetaTrader 5 places Orient Futures Singapore at the forefront of online trading and delivers the technologically advanced trading environment which, in turn, is used by our clients", explains Marcus Goi, Chief Executive Officer of Orient Futures Singapore.

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17 August 2020

MetaTrader 5 Android build 2569: New chart colors

We continue to improve our mobile platforms. This time we have updated MetaTrader 5 Android which allows trading of currencies, stocks and futures from mobile devices anytime and from anywhere in the world.

The main new feature is the Color on White chart color scheme. We have selected the most soothing colors which will help you navigate trends, at any chart scale, from a minute to a month. Old color schemes are still available.


We have also added the dark theme for devices powered by OS version 10 and higher — it saves battery power and is more comfortable when working in low light. Some minor fixes have been implemented as well.

Features of MetaTrader 5 for Android:

  • 2 position accounting systems: netting for trading on exchanges and hedging for Forex
  • Powerful trading system featuring market depth and any trading operations
  • Full set of orders: market, pending, stop and trailing stop
  • 4 types of order execution: Instant, Request, Market and Exchange
  • 3 chart types (line, bars and candles) and 9 timeframes
  • Built-in technical analysis tools: 30 indicators and 24 analytical objects
  • Integrated chat, financial news, alerts and push notifications

Install the free mobile MetaTrader 5 and trade whenever and wherever you want, be it your home, a cafe, a taxi, a hotel room or a beach.

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24 July 2020

Use Achievements to get the most out of MetaTrader 5


We have revised the Achievements so that newcomers can get the hang of the platform and start trading faster, while experienced traders are able to find some additional ways to earn money. Now Achievements represent a full-fledged platform tutorial allowing you to track your progress.

Use Achievements to get the most out of MetaTrader 5

The tips have been divided thematically: from the simplest operations with an account up to algorithmic trading. When you follow any tip, the tick mark on its page turns green, and the general progress bar is slightly filled. Every tip has its own "value" so the bar is filled unevenly.

Use Achievements to get the most out of MetaTrader 5

Update MetaTrader 5 and visit the Achievements even if you know the platform well — you can study only the sections you are interested in. However, if you want to ensure that you get the most out of MetaTrader 5, fill the progress bar all the way through.

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22 July 2020

New MQL5.community section: install trading data widgets and share charts

Install trading data widgets and share charts

The website features the new Quotes section containing the relevant data on futures, financial and stock markets. It allows the monitoring of data from leading world exchanges and liquidity providers in real time. By utilizing such data, traders can stay up to date with any changes and take the correct trading decisions.

Study price history and matrix, track rate fluctuations, compare symbols and convert currencies.


Currencies

Currencies

Monitor prices in the Overview — each symbol features bid and ask prices, as well as a stylized chart. To view a detailed symbol data just click on it.

The Forex Matrix tab allows users to select several currency pairs and monitor changes on a single screen. Clicking an intersection point of the two currencies containing a price, will open a detailed symbol chart.

The Currency Converter tab allows conversion of one currency to another. Choose the current rate or any other value from the history.


Charts

Charts

Working with charts section — traders are able to use and improve ready-made charts or create their own. Feel free to scale charts and apply any indicators for technical analysis.

Select Share in the upper menu to share your trading ideas with colleagues. You will get a direct link to the chart or an html code that can, for instance, be added to a blog.

All the changes you make on the chart are saved, while your recipient is able to edit them. This is convenient for team meetings or visual demonstrations.


Widgets

Widgets

Install Overview, Forex Matrix or Currency Converter in your website or social network — select the appropriate widget type, size and language, as well as default currencies. Make your web resource more attractive to visitors and retain visitation loyalty.

It is free of charge. The data is updated automatically. No ads are displayed on widgets.

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