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2018

11 October 2018

MetaTrader 5's surge in Australia: FP Markets launches the new platform

A steady trend has formed in the Australian market, with more local brokers switching to MetaTrader 5. Another large player, FP Markets, has added the multi-asset platform to its offering of existing trading solutions.

FP Markets is an ASIC-regulated Forex broker with over 13 years of experience in the industry. The new platform enables the company to offer superior tools for comprehensive price analysis, extensive use of trading robots and copy trading functionality to their clients.

Matt Murphie, FP Markets

Matt Murphie, FP Markets

Mr Matt Murphie, Managing Director at FP Markets, commented, "We have a history of investing heavily in technology and our clients can be confident that our technology offering is second to none. The new platform is the evolution of MetaTrader 4, which is already regarded as the go-to platform for traders globally and is designed to take the trading experience to a whole new level."

9 October 2018

MetaQuotes Software to present new projects at the London Summit 2018

We will showcase our latest MetaTrader 5 developments at the Finance Magnates London Summit 2018. This year, the fintech event will be held at the Old Billingsgate Market, between November 13-14.

MetaQuotes Software to present new projects at the London Summit 2018

This is Europe's largest B2B conference for the financial industry community, dedicated to trading, investments and capital markets. We will present the latest developments for the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset platform, including the optimized client management system and advanced analytical features in the back office functionality.

MetaTrader 5: Automated client management and marketing analytics

We invite everyone to visit our workshop "MetaTrader 5: Automated client management and marketing analytics" on November 14th at 14:00.

Finance Magnates London Summit 2018
November, 2018
Old Billingsgate, London

8 October 2018

GO Markets switches to MetaTrader 5 to expand business

Another Australian broker now provides the ability to its clients to trade via MetaTrader 5. GO Markets customers have access to the desktop, mobile and web platform versions.

The ASIC-regulated company based in Melbourne is one of the pioneers of online trading in Australia providing brokerage services in the international financial markets since 2006.

Features of MetaTrader 5 offering from GO Markets:

  • Over 90 trading instruments including Forex, indices, precious metals and commodities
  • Over 80 technical analysis tools
  • Support for the hedging system of position accounting
  • All order types
  • Depth of Market for exchange and non-exchange symbols

Christopher Gore, GO Markets

Christopher Gore, GO Markets

Chief Executive Officer of GO Markets, Mr Christopher Gore comments that MetaTrader 5 is an all-round better platform from both a front- and back-end perspective compared to its predecessor:

— MetaTrader 5 possesses true multi-asset capabilities and a highly configurable back-office, which is essential for our future expansion plans and strategic goals. The launch of a new product from MetaQuotes is a clear win for my team and our clients.

2 October 2018

50,000 completed orders in the MQL5.com Freelance service

Members of the official MetaTrader Freelance service have completed more than 50,000 orders as at October 2018. This is the world's largest Freelance site for MQL programmers: more than a thousand developers, dozens of new orders daily and 7 languages localization.

50,000 completed orders in the MQL5.com Freelance service

Any trader can order implementation of a specific trading strategy from a professional, simply by placing a Freelance order with the specified requirements, execution terms and budget. Interested developers will provide applications, from which you may choose the most suitable one. The ordering procedure is secure: the payment is frozen until the customer accepts the work. Furthermore, any dispute can be resolved through arbitration.

The world's largest Freelance site for MQL programmers

The Freelance service is not the only source of trading robots. The MetaTrader algo-trading ecosystem features two more services:

Freelance is often the trader's last destination in the search for a desired robot. The service can be very helpful for those who cannot find any suitable app in the Code Base and in the Market. Create an order, compare freelance programmers' applications and choose the optimal one. As a result, you will receive an automated system trading according to your specific strategy.

Visit the Freelance now and order a trading robot from professional developers!

19 September 2018

14,000 trading robots in the MetaTrader Market

The largest store of ready-made applications for algo-trading now features 13,970 products. This includes 4,800 robots, 6,500 indicators, 2,400 utilities and other solutions. Almost half of the applications (6,000) are available for rent. Also, a quarter of the total number of products (3,800) can be downloaded for free.

The largest store of ready-made applications for algo-trading

MetaTrader Market is the only official online store of trading robots for MetaTrader platforms. Any trader will definitely find the desired application among the thousands of trend and countertrend Expert Advisors, scalping tools, neural network robots and martingale systems.

4,800 robots, 6,500 indicators, 2,400 utilities and other solutions in the MetaTrader Market

The service popularity can be explained by a number of factors, including the following:

  1. The Market is a single trading robot and indicator selling point, known to every trader.
  2. Integration with the MetaTrader platforms: an application can be purchased and launched straight from the trading terminal.
  3. Support for popular payment systems, including PayPal, WebMoney and ePayments. In addition, traders can pay for the purchased application using MQL5 coupons provided by brokers.
  4. Secure purchasing procedure: every purchase is protected by a unique installation code and can work only on the buyer's PC.
  5. The ability to download and test trading robots before purchasing. Every product featured in the Market is provided with a demo version, which enables pre-purchase testing in the Strategy Tester and evaluation of application performance on historical data.


Visit the Market and choose a ready-made solution for your specific trading style!

12 September 2018

950 websites broadcast the Economic Calendar from MetaQuotes

Almost a thousand web resources around the world feature the Economic Calendar widget. Among them are brokerage websites, popular financial media, analytical portals and trader blogs. The service allows sorting of macroeconomic events by their importance, country and time interval, while being legally burden-free — you do not have to worry about licensing risks.

950 websites broadcast the Economic Calendar from MetaQuotes

The popularity of the service can be explained by several factors:

  1. The Calendar is free.
  2. It is available in the 9 most popular languages.
  3. No third-party ads.
  4. It is updated immediately after events appear in a source.
  5. It is expanding — new countries and languages are added regularly.
  6. Quick installation in a couple of clicks.

The widget provides websites with a detailed release schedule of 500 indicators and indices, of the world's largest economies. Thus, traders quickly receive up-to-date information on all important events with explanations and graphs in addition to the main website content.

The MetaQuotes offer is valid for owners and webmasters of any resource. To add the Calendar, just click the "Add to website" button on the service web page. After specifying a width/height and a display period, the code is generated for you. Copy and paste it into a relevant web page of your preference. Now your visitors can have a ready-made tool for monitoring financial news.

11 September 2018

Admiral Markets offers 177 new ETFs — for MetaTrader 5 only

The international broker has expanded its MetaTrader 5 offering. Company clients can now have access to 177 new ETFs on the Admiral.Invest account.

ETFs are investment funds traded in an exchange, much like stocks. Any ETF is an asset portfolio that tracks an index and is traded as a single security. An ETF share price follows the index it was created to copy.

Admiral Markets offering currently covers over 30 ETF categories including equity blends related to different regions, capitalization levels and industry segments, as well as ETFs tracking indices, commodities, agriculture, currencies and fixed income instruments.

Jens Chrzanowski

Jens Chrzanowski, Admiral Markets

Mr. Jens Chrzanowski, a Member of the Admiral Markets Group Management Board, "Such an expansion of our product line has become feasible only after the launch of MetaTrader 5. The new platform is extremely versatile having an ability to accommodate almost an unlimited number of instruments. The addition of 177 new ETFs is just one more step towards the expansion of the suite of trading instruments available to our clients, with more to follow."

4 September 2018

Australian broker EightCap expands business and launches MetaTrader 5

Clients of the company can now trade in mobile and desktop versions of the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset platform. This new offering from EightCap also includes a web trader.

EightCap clients gain access to 38 technical indicators, 21 timeframes, additional markets and the new economic calendar directly in the platform. The list of trading instruments supported by EightCap exceeds 200 products: global indices, metals, oil, along with major and minor currency pairs.

Joel Murphy and Nadia Feng

Joel Murphy and Nadia Feng, EightCap

"We are committed to providing our clients with a market leading trading experience", say Joel Murphy and Nadia Feng, EightCap Executive Management. "Our clients need access to the very best tools and technology in the industry and we’ll continue to invest in these needs. Our recent introduction of MetaTrader 5 is an exciting step forward for us in this space".

With MetaTrader 5 now live, EightCap is looking at new exciting products and financial instruments to extend to their clients in coming months.

27 August 2018

Broctagon Prime switches to MetaTrader 5

The Cyprus-based company has offered its clients the fifth-generation multi-asset trading platform developed by MetaQuotes Software. For the broker, this represents the next evolutionary step in arranging forex and stock trading.

Broctagon Prime is licensed by CySEC and is fully compliant with the regulations of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The company specializes in Spot FX and Commodities to continually engage both traditional and new market segments.

Features of the MetaTrader 5 platform offered by Broctagon Prime include:

  • 24-hour trading convenience across web and mobile devices
  • Expanded charting capabilities and timeframes
  • Built-in order routing for unprecedented order execution speeds
  • Multi-window mode for simultaneous symbol monitoring

Broctagon Prime switches to MetaTrader 5

Pantelis Michael, Broctagon Prime (second from the left)

"We are pleased to offer our invaluable clients the technological advantage of trading on the MetaTrader 5 platform to equip them with the best tools currently available on the market" — says Pantelis Michael, CEO of Broctagon Prime.

23 August 2018

HotForex offers traders MetaTrader 5 with hedging

The launch of the new platform reflects the broker's goals — developing through the use of cutting-edge system solutions and high-quality customer service. HotForex team believes that MetaTrader 5 will suit the needs of traders who wish to master financial markets regardless of their trading style or preferred trading assets.

Features of the MetaTrader 5 offered by HotForex:

  • Full set of financial instruments
  • Support for multiple platforms — desktop, mobile and web versions are available
  • Leverage up to 1:1000 - enabling traders switching to MetaTrader 5 to apply any of their preferred strategies from the previous platform version
  • Hedging capabilities
  • Total control of trades

George Koumandaris, HotForex

George Koumandaris, HotForex

"We are aware that every trader is different, and we are always looking to ensure that our clients have the necessary tools to trade according to their preferred style, using the device of their choice", — says Mr George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex. "Providing the MetaTrader 5 platform is the perfect extra boost that our clients need in order to enjoy even more trading possibilities. We are demonstrating that HotForex will continue offering the best possible trading solutions on the market".

21 August 2018

AMarkets clients switch to real trading in MetaTrader 5

The international broker has successfully completed testing of the new platform on demo accounts. The company clients can now open live trading accounts in MetaTrader 5 — ECN or Standard:

  • Standard accounts are suitable for all types of trading strategies and provide access to financial markets with any deposit.
  • ECN accounts are designed for professional traders, who prefer market execution of orders, sent directly to the liquidity providers.

The broker's team notes that the MetaTrader 5 interface allows traders to comfortably switch from MetaTrader 4, and outlines the important platform features:

  • The extended set of minute and hour timeframes. It is possible to monitor price fluctuation at a wider time range using М2-3-4-6-10-12-20 and Н2-3-6-8-12 timeframes.
  • One-click trading option in the Market Watch window.
  • The built-in economic calendar features upcoming events marked in accordance with their significance. Also, press conferences and news releases schedule is now displayed in the chart of the corresponding instrument.
  • The number of indicators and graphical objects for technical analysis has been increased.
  • The strategy tester is multi-threaded, allowing for expert advisors optimization within a matter of hours.

Nikolai Gusev, AMarkets

Nikolai Gusev, AMarkets

"For over 10 consecutive years, AMarkets has been focusing on providing easy and flexible trading services to its clients. Keeping up to date with the latest top-tier technologies, we closely monitor all market trends and introduce only the best trading solutions. MetaTrader 5 is one of them. It was an inevitable step towards a better and more efficient service provision to both our clients and partners”, comments Mr Nikolai Gusev, Chief Dealer.

6 August 2018

Technical support website for MetaTrader platforms is now available in Chinese!

Chinese-speaking brokers and integrators can now access all necessary information in their native language. MetaTrader 5 is gaining momentum in East Asia: over a million traders and hundreds of brokers from China, Hong Kong and Singapore already use various versions of the trading platform. The launch of the Chinese support website version, in addition to the English and Russian versions, is directly related with the expansion of MetaQuotes' presence in the Asian continent.

MetaTrader 5 is gaining momentum 
in East Asia

The Technical Support Center provides unique information which cannot be found in other resources. In addition to a huge knowledge base and professional marketing materials, the website features the App Store of verified MetaTrader 5 solutions for brokerages. Documentation on Manager and Administrator terminals, multi-page FAQ sections with answers to critical questions and exclusive guides on back-office analytics and onboarding functionality are available only via the Support Center website.

Technical support website for MetaTrader platforms is now available in Chinese

The entire website interface has been translated into Chinese. Moreover, we will continue to further develop both the database and the interface, in an effort to sustain and increase the brokers operational efficiency. The user interface of MetaTrader Manager and Administrator terminals is also available in Chinese. Furthermore, we plan to introduce an updated website design and launch new projects, which will help MetaTrader brokers in further increasing their business expansion and continuity, from both a technological and a marketing point of view.

1 August 2018

Exness launches MetaTrader 5 with support for hedging on real accounts

The international broker offers its customers trading via the fifth generation platform developed by MetaQuotes Software.

Exness broker strives to provide traders with the best trading conditions, realizing their professional potential. The total trading volume of the Exness Group in 2017 comprised over 3.2 trillion USD, while the average monthly turnover exceeded 270 billion USD. The number of active clients as at May 2018 was more than 46 000.

Features of MetaTrader 5 offer from Exness:

  • All advantages of Classic and Mini accounts
  • Unprecedented reliability and execution speeds due to the use of the MetaTrader 5 architectural capabilities.

Petr Valov, Exness

Petr Valov, Exness

— The launch of MetaTrader 5 is a clear signal of intent that we will continue to provide the very best in trading opportunities and experiences to our global community of traders, — says Mr Petr Valov, CEO of Exness. — We are proud of the great relationship we have with MetaQuotes Software, and are excited to see our traders enjoy the new platform's extended capabilities.

31 July 2018

Antelope Systems launches CRM for MetaTrader 5 brokers

The Cyprus-based developer of Call Center software is entering the growing market of institutional solutions for MetaTrader 5. Antelope's CRM, Tracking and VOIP systems are combined into one smart interface, enabling brokers to have instant access to all the information required in maximizing their ROI. The comprehensive suite of Antelope Systems' tools are designed to increase efficiency and improve sales effectiveness through algorithmically automated processes, which reduce both manual labor and human decision making.

Antelope Systems' solutions include the 360 degree CRM, Ninja Lead Distribution software and Affiliate Management System. You can request Antelope applications from our App Store of ready-made brokerage plug-ins for MetaTrader 5.

Mr Ori Hazan, Antelope Systems

Mr Ori Hazan, Antelope Systems

"This positive and important step provides to Antelope Systems and to our clients a better all round experience" commented Mr Ori Hazan, the integration company's CEO. "Understanding that every call center operates in the golden triangle of marketing, lead management and phone systems, we have unified all into one optimized package for MetaTrader 5. Brokers operating in the new platform will soon be able to order our products in the MetaTrader 5 App Store — with the new marketplace, it has become much easier to find and integrate the desired solutions."

16 July 2018

Darwinex offers MetaTrader 5 traders a new investment model

In March 2018, the British broker added MetaTrader 5 to its platform offering, and later in May launched DJIA stocks trading via this platform. Having noticed a growing interest in this new offer from traders, Darwinex decided to launch the "hedge-fund as a service" model from MetaTrader 4 to MetaTrader 5.

Under this innovative model, traders perform trading operations on their brokerage account as normal while Darwinex quotes their strategy into the DARWIN investable asset. The risk is standardized and managed by Darwinex itself. A separate risk management layer protects the investor and enables an apple-to-apple comparison across trading strategies.

Mr Juan Colón, Darwinex

Mr Juan Colón, Darwinex

Mr Juan Colón, CEO of Darwinex, said, "Since adding the MetaTrader 5 platform to our brokerage offering, we have seen considerable interest from traders around the world. Extending our 'hedge fund as a service' model to additional platforms and asset classes was the logical step forward. The launch of new services for MetaTrader 5 traders is in line with our policy towards achieving the status of the leading innovative broker."

9 July 2018

Create any indices to solve your tasks

We have added calculation for the price history of synthetic symbols for the entire available data depth. Previously, the history was only calculated for the last two months. A deeper history could be created only upon an explicit request (when scrolling the chart to the left or calling Copy functions).

Full price history is now available for synthetic symbols

How it works

Each symbol used in the formula can have a price history of different depth. Therefore, the calculation is performed for the shortest available period. For example, the formula uses three financial instruments:

  • EURUSD with the history down to January 1, 2009
  • USDJPY with the history down to June 1, 2012
  • EURJPY with the history down to June 1, 2014

In this case, the history of the synthetic symbol will be calculated for a period from June 1, 2014 to the present. 100 minutes will be additionally discarded from this date, to ensure calculation integrity. If any minute bar is not available in history, a previous minute bar is used in the calculation.

Complete history of synthetic symbols in MetaTrader 5 build 1880

The U.S. Dollar Index equation is used in the example above:

USDX = 50.14348112*pow(ask(EURUSD),-0.576)*pow(USDJPY,0.136)*pow(ask(GBPUSD),-0.119)*pow(USDCAD,0.091)*pow(USDSEK,0.042)*pow(USDCHF,0.036)

If the history is deep, the calculation can take quite a long time. The history for the last two months is calculated first, in order to view the chart immediately. An earlier history is generated afterwards.

See the full list of changes implemented in MetaTrader 5 build 1880 for more information on the new version of the trading platform.

Download the updated MetaTrader 5 and try its new synthetic symbols features!

25 June 2018

B2Broker Investment Platform for MetaTrader 5 is now available in the broker App Store

The new platform is available as an automated investment service that can help brokerages increase their earnings. The platform allows businesses to launch an investment product in just a week and start attracting new clients. You can order the application in the MetaTrader 5 App Store — the store of ready-made broker software.

Artur Azizov, CEO of B2Broker

Mr. Artur Azizov, CEO of B2Broker

B2Broker's investment platform offers 3 account types:

  1. PAMM. In this model, all investment accounts are combined into one big pool. A money manager trades in one big account and all investors receive profits and losses in proportion to their investments. This model is suitable for HFT traders, investment funds and professional traders
  2. Social Trading. Investors copy deals of a selected money manager to their own accounts and can close them at their will. Also, investors can perform their own trading operations on such accounts. Social trading is the best way forward for amateurs and beginners, in learning how to trade, based on the experience of professional traders.
  3. MAM. It is the most popular account type in countries with strict regulation. This product is suitable for professional money managers who wish to have flexibility in managing investors' accounts. MAM is a copier based solution: investors' accounts are not combined into one big trading account but are maintained as stand-alone elements. Investors are not able to trade on investment accounts as they operate in the read-only mode.

3 in 1 investment platform

The integrator emphasizes, that the B2Broker 3 in 1 system runs via API — all copying operations are performed on the application side and do not load the MetaTrader 5 trade server. High execution speeds allow copying of 5,000 orders in less than a second. Being a service provider, B2Broker does not have access to sensitive data, since the system is hosted on the client's side.

Mr. Artur Azizov, CEO of B2Broker, commented, "When many providers offer similar products, it can be very hard to differentiate. The launch of our PAMM/MAM service can help brokerage companies make their offer outstanding, both for money managers and investors. In just one week, any MetaTrader 5 broker can launch our investment platform, which includes web-interfaces with a widget and a leader board of money managers. The price includes a one-time setup fee of $2,000, along with a monthly charge starting at $2,000/month, having a cap at $7,000/month."

21 June 2018

Brokeree Solutions releases PAMM for MetaTrader 5

Estonia-based provider of high-grade technology solutions for forex brokers released a new addition to its portfolio of MetaTrader 5 products - PAMM (Percent Allocation Management Module). Since 2013, the company has developed a wide range of products for MetaTrader 4. Now, as the market switches to MetaTrader 5, Brokeree ships new solutions for MetaTrader 5 brokers. You can order Brokeree PAMM in the MetaTrader 5 AppStore — the store of ready-made broker software.

Andrey Kamyshanov, Brokeree Solutions

Andrey Kamyshanov, Brokeree Solutions

The PAMM solution for MetaTrader 5 has been built with end-user's preferences in mind. It provides user-friendly portals for investors and money managers, administrator web interface for comfortable configuration and no trading limitations for money managers.

To avoid server overload and execution latency with increasing trading volumes, the solution works with aggregated funds. Profits generated from trading are distributed among the investors based on the amount of their investment, according to the configured schedule. All trading data is displayed and integrated into trader's rooms web portals, enabling convenient money managers' performance monitoring. The PAMM-solution also includes a well thought-out functionality for commission calculations and a public website module with ratings and statistics features.

PAMM for MetaTrader 5

"Brokeree PAMM has been released to help MetaTrader 5 brokers organize asset management," explains Mr Andrey Kamyshanov, CEO of Brokeree Solutions. "We have taken into consideration a number of factors when developing the solution, such as performance, scalability, flexibility and end-customer orientation. We have created a robust solution allowing brokers to launch the money management service within a week without any extra effort."

18 June 2018

Major update of MetaTrader 5 for brokers: App Store and back office functionality

Third-party solutions have become available to brokers straight from the MetaTrader 5 Administrator build 1860. Previously, the market was only available as a web service. The App Store now features over 80 products from 16 software providers, including various liquidity, money management and integration solutions, data feeds, affiliate services and much more. Now, the desired product can be requested straight from the platform.

Third-party solutions have become available to brokers straight from the MetaTrader 5

The Client concept has been introduced in the new build, allowing storage of all accounts belonging to one trader in a single profile. Thus, all departments of a brokerage company can conveniently work with the client. Also, the latest build features new functionality for analyzing the trader database and the efficiency of marketing campaigns.

Various Client and trading account reports have been added in the MetaTrader 5 Manager terminal. These reports can quickly present large amounts of data and are provided with flexible filtering and sorting options. All processes in the platform are now conveniently visualized through dashboards.

The platform continues to evolve, so please follow the news.

18 June 2018

Five important MetaTrader 5 build 1860 features for algorithmic traders

Why you need to upgrade MetaTrader 5 right now, if you are using MQL5 and create trading robots:

  1. In response to popular demand from traders, we have added the following functions for operations with timeseries: iTime, iOpen, iHigh, iLow, iClose, iVolume, iBars, iBarShift, iLowest, iHighest, iRealVolume, iTickVolume and iSpread. Now, developers can easily transfer their MetaTrader 4 applications code to the fifth generation platform, since these functions have been migrated from MQL4. Detailed descriptions and function codes are available in the MetaTrader 5 build 1860 announcement.

  2. MQL5 applications can run faster due to the additional source code optimization during compilation. Recompile your programs with the new MetaEditor version to improve their performance.



    Five important MetaTrader 5 build 1860 features for algorithmic traders



  3. We have completely updated the optimization cache operation in the Strategy Tester. In earlier versions, optimization cache was stored as one XML file. All Expert Advisor optimization passes, with specified testing settings, were recorded to this file. Therefore, the same file stored optimization results with different input parameters. Now, the optimization cache is stored as separate binary files, for each set of optimized parameters. Strategy Tester operations, involving the optimization cache, have become significantly faster due to the new format and smaller file size. This can be significantly noticeable when you resume a paused optimization pass.

    Viewing results of previous optimizations.
    The results of previously performed optimizations can be viewed right in the Strategy Tester, so there is no need to analyze large XML files using third-party software. Open the "Optimization results" tab, select an Expert Advisor and a file with the desired optimization cache. The list contains all Expert Advisor optimization cache files available on the disk. Optimization date, testing settings (symbol, timeframe and interval) and input parameters are shown for each file. You can additionally filter optimization results by the trade server.


    Optimization results in Strategy Tester

    Recalculation of optimization criteria 'on the fly'
    The optimization criterion is a certain variable parameter, the value of which determines the quality of a tested set of inputs. The higher the value of the optimization criterion, the better the testing pass is considered to be.

    Previously, only one criterion selected before optimization start was calculated during optimization as such. You can now change the optimization criterion 'on the fly' from the results view mode — all values will be automatically recalculated in the Strategy Tester.

  4. The new version allows manual setting of the deposit currency and leverage to be used during testing and optimization. In earlier versions, these parameters were set in accordance with the connected account, so they could only be changed by switching to other accounts.


    Manual setting of the deposit currency and leverage

  5. The use of OpenCL is now allowed in testing agents. Previously, OpenCL devices were only allowed when testing on local agents. In the updated version, agents are allowed to use all available OpenCL devices (such as processors and video cards), both in the local network and in the MQL5 Cloud Network.
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