This section contains basic information you need to know to get started with the platform.
The trading platform provides a simple and user friendly interface. All commands can be accessed from the main menu, and the most frequently used ones are available on the toolbar. Quotes are displayed in Market Watch, while from the Navigator you can manage technical analysis and algorithmic trading tools.
The main menu contains almost all the commands and functions that can be executed in the trading platform. It provides access to operations with charts, analytical tools, platform settings and other features. The main menu consists of the following items: File, View, Inset, Charts, Tools, Window, Help.File, View, Inset, Charts, Tools, Window, Help.
The platform has three built-in toolbars: Standard, Line Studies and Periodicity. The toolbars contain duplicated commands and functions of the main menu. However, the toolbars are customizable, and you can add the most frequently used controls there.
The Market Watch window provides access to the price data of financial instruments: prices, statistics and tick charts. Contract specifications and one-click trading features can also be accessed from this window.
The Navigator allows switching between accounts and provides functions for running trading robots and indicators. It contains a list of applications purchased from the Market and downloaded from the Code Base. From the navigator, users can rent a virtual platform to provide round-the-clock operation of Expert Advisors and trading Signals.
The essence of technical analysis is studying price charts of financial instruments using technical indicators and analytical objects. Charts in the platform have a variety of settings, so that traders can customize them and adapt to their personal needs. Every chart can be displayed with 21 timeframes from one minute (M1) to one month (MN1).
Demo accounts provide the opportunity to work in a training mode without real money, allowing to test a trading strategy. To open a demo account you need to select a trading server and specify registration data.
After you have opened an account, the platform connects to a server. You can now work in the platform.
On the demo account, you can practice you trading skills without risking real money. Try to make your first trade.
Select a financial instrument in the Market Watch window, open its context menu, and click "New Order."
To execute a Sell trade, click "Sell". For a Buy trade click "Buy".
The MQL5.community features multiple useful services — from automated copy trading to the possibility of purchasing ready-made trading robots from the Market and running them 24/7 on a virtual platform.
MQL5.community provides access to the following services:
Register an account now. Go to the registration page and specify the desired username and your email. A confirmation email will be sent to the specified address. Click on the link and access all the services of MQL5.community. Specify the account in the trading platform settings.