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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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16 July 2020

Grand Capital reports high popularity of MetaTrader 5 among traders

In late 2018, the international broker Grand Capital offered its customers a new MetaTrader 5-based account. Introduction of the trading platform expanded the trading capabilities of the company's customers. 

As a result, the company set up the most favorable conditions on MT5 accounts and enhanced the functionality for all categories of traders, within a year and a half. Currently, the company offers six different trading accounts, while the MetaTrader 5 one features the greatest number of trading instruments — more than 450. Furthermore, when opening this type of account, traders are able to select one of two account management systems: netting or hedging.

During trading, a highly customizable market execution of deals prevents requotes and minimizes the chances of slippage. The available leverage is up to 1:100. The floating leverage changes the maximum position size during trading, proportionally with the number of existing trades. The re-calculation is usually performed downwards to reduce the deposit overrun risk.

Grand Capital reports high popularity of MetaTrader 5 among traders

One of the main platform advantages is the ability not only to use the built-in analytical resources, but also to create custom technical indicators.

The platform makes it possible to improve the client service on a regular basis. Grand Capital's MT5 account includes both the advantages of good old MetaTrader 4, and the new MetaTrader 5. The fifth version has the same functions as MetaTrader 4, but it is more versatile and flexible in terms of creating custom algorithms.

The abundance of ready-made MetaTrader 5 development tools allows traders to create trading robots and perform market analysis with the highest degree of accuracy. As a result, MetaTrader 5-based accounts have become popular in just eighteen months.

Below is a sample feedback from traders who upgraded from MetaTrader 4 to MetaTrader 5:

“And although I have met different reviews of MetaTrader 5, especially from big fans of the previous version, I believe that there are almost no grounds for criticism. The platform is reliable, stable, and features some of the most comprehensive feature sets on the market. This is a confident leader in its segment”.

“When I contacted Grand Capital in 2019, I requested a custom investment portfolio with Asian securities. In addition to trading, I wanted to generate passive income. The shares I needed were only available in MetaTrader 5. Like most, it’s hard for me to accept new things, but that time I decided to give it a go and I wasn’t wrong. The platform’s new analysis features allowed me to reexamine my trading system in various angles and significantly improve it. While I was adjusting my trading system, the funds in Asian and European shares started generating a stable income. I am completely satisfied with the platform and won’t even think of returning to MetaTrader 4. And why would I want that?"

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29 June 2020

MetaTrader 5 for iOS overhauled — swipes, new sections and color schemes


We have gathered feedback from MetaTrader 5 iOS users and overhauled the application in terms of appearance and functionality. The mobile platform is now more powerful, more efficient and more user-friendly.

MetaTrader 5 for iOS overhauled — swipes, new sections and color schemes

22 June 2020

MetaTrader 5 presents Cloudflare against DDoS Attacks

MetaTrader 5 has brought on Cloudflare, a performance, reliability, and security company, to enable DDoS protection and improve network performance. Cloudflare Spectrum for brokers prevents disruptions caused by bad traffic, while allowing good traffic through. Cloudflare's global network spans more than 200 cities and offers more than 35 Tbps of network capacity.

While protection against DDoS attacks is a great concern for many of Cloudflare's customers, speed figures still remain an important factor. By leveraging the Cloudflare network to route traffic more efficiently, we are able to decrease latency and improve the stability of network connections. This means that platform users can experience higher speeds in incoming exchange data rates compared to a direct connection.

Achiel van der Mandele, Cloudflare

Achiel van der Mandele, Cloudflare

Mr Achiel van der Mandele, Product Manager at Cloudflare, comments: "Having safe access to realtime exchange data is key for MetaQuotes' customers. We're very pleased to be able to support the MetaTrader platform with Cloudflare Spectrum. With Spectrum, customers can protect their etaTrader endpoints from DDoS attacks and increase network performance.”

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17 June 2020

Infinox Capital launched MetaTrader 5 for indices, futures and equity trading

The MetaTrader 5 platform addition has been rolled out across Infinox's global offices, meaning its clients from around the world are now able to trade forex pairs, commodities, indices, futures and equities, including well-known corporation stocks such as Facebook and Apple.

INFINOX have recognized that the multi-asset platform will give its clients the professional edge, introducing a host of institutional trading tools including:

  • Being able to trade over 21 different timeframes
  • A built-in economic calendar delivering news from around the world which may impact the markets
  • Enabling clients to utilize 9 different order types
  • Accessing Depth of Market features

MetaTrader 5 can also be accessed from both desktop and mobile devices, meaning clients can stay connected from wherever they are.

Mr Anthony Stubbs, INFINOX

Mr Anthony Stubbs, INFINOX

Mr Anthony Stubbs, IX Capital Group Limited CEO, has commented on the launch: "INFINOX prides itself on providing a premium client service and a range of trading tools across multiple assets. The addition of the MetaTrader 5 platform to our product offering continues our commitment to provide our existing and new clients with cutting-edge technology in order to trade the financial markets."

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29 May 2020

MetaTrader 5 build 2450: Negative prices, market data subscriptions and new chart settings

The updated platform features the all-new Subscription service, with which traders will be able to subscribe to market data from hundreds of exchanges around the world. Brokers can offer their own subscription services, such as Personal Manager assistance, to help traders in understanding specific financial instruments or in getting acquainted with particular markets. The platform developers have also revised charts: convenient settings and other improvements have been introduced in this essential trader's tool. The most noticeable changes are described below.

MetaTrader 5 build 2450: Negative prices, market data subscriptions and new chart settings

Subscriptions

The major update concerns the new Subscriptions feature available in the Navigator. The new service will help traders improve trading efficiency and save time on training.

The new service 'Subscriptions'

The service includes market data subscriptions, such as stocks, options, bonds and other security Level 1 and 2 data from a plethora of exchanges around the world. Furthermore, brokers will be able to offer Personal Manager assistance via the service. Such assistance can be helpful in solving extra trading tasks: creating an investment portfolio, analyzing and selecting structured products or providing tax or legislation advice.

Paid subscriptions

Upon subscription, selected trading instruments will appear in the Market Watch list. They can be utilized as regular symbols: users can view quotes, open charts and analyze them using objects and indicators, as well as run Expert Advisors in the strategy tester. The only restriction is that trading operations for these symbols are not supported.

Each subscription is featured alongside a detailed description to help traders choose the desired service. If a subscription is provided on a paid basis, the relevant fee can be paid directly from a trading account. All active subscriptions can be viewed and managed from a separate section.

Charts

The revised charts feature more convenient settings.

What's new:

1. A new option provides quick access to a symbol's Market Depth data and chart. This can be done by selecting the relevant command from the context menu.

Quick access via the context menu

2. The new "Show ticker" option shows/hides the line containing the trading symbol name, the timeframe and a custom comment.

The new 'Show ticker' option

3. The "Show trading history" command has been added into terminal and chart settings. Now, the history of trading operations can be accessed quickly without switching between sections. The setting can be applied to all charts simultaneously or independently.

The new 'Show trading history' option

All the new commands are conveniently arranged in the context menu.

The chart context menu

4. Another new feature in MetaTrader 5 will help you find the desired symbol chart when multiple charts are open in the terminal. Click on a symbol in the Market Watch, on an alert, an order or a position line in the trading or history section, and the appropriate symbol chart will blink three times.

Multiple charts are open in the terminal

5. A few changes in the latest version concern chart appearance:

  • New Color on White scheme has been added into chart settings
  • Tickets are no longer displayed for positions, orders and levels, in order to keep the chart clean
  • All captions appear in uppercase for better readability
  • If the volume does not have a fractional part, no extra zeros are shown in the value
  • Levels are hidden if the chart height is less than 80 pixels
  • Symbol descriptions are shown in the upper left chart corner (if such a description is available)

    New chart appearance

Other updates

The recent drop in oil prices below zero has forced the developers to introduce negative prices in the platform. Support for such prices enables proper platform operation in similar situations. Furthermore, new columns have been added to the list of open orders and positions (such as operation profitability, market value and magic number), the maximum number of symbols in Market Watch has been increased to 5,000, and the search option has been improved.

The full What's New list

Update to build 2450

Use the new MetaTrader 5 features to improve trading efficiency and to generate more profits. Subscribe to market data to explore new trading opportunities and request assistance of experienced personal managers to utilize the MetaTrader 5 capabilities to the full. The platform will be updated automatically, while you only need to restart MetaTrader 5 when the appropriate notification appears in the terminal.

28 May 2020

Free of charge online testing for brokerage employees

We decided to make the first examination section free of charge, amid an increase in employee certification applications from brokers. All testing barriers have been removed and thus any Support Center user can assess their individual expertise by attempting the online test questions.

Free of charge online testing for brokerage employees

Certification fees are only applicable to the second examination section which is a remote video interview with a MetaQuotes representative. The verbal exam is intended for the final assessment of the specialist's proficiency. After completing both sections successfully, the participant receives a certificate confirming his or her MetaTrader 5 operational skills. Recently, one of the certification participants shared his examination experience — find out why Mr Petallides decided to join the programme, which exam section was most useful in terms of practical value, and if he was satisfied with the overall outcome.

We offer three certification programmes: Platform Administrator, Client Manager and Dealer; all of them are available in the MetaQuotes App Store marketplace of brokerage services. Brokers can start any of these certifications by taking a free test right now.

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