MetaTrader 5 is a multi-asset platform suitable for trading in the Forex, Stocks and Futures markets. This platform provides all the necessary tools for financial trading, technical and fundamental analysis, algorithmic and copy trading, as well as development of custom technical indicators and trading robots. Such versatility provides to traders a full arsenal of trading tools for a successful work on any financial market.
An Exchange Market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of securities. In order to buy and sell stocks, futures, bonds and options, the only thing needed to have is a trading account. Hence, a trader can trade the most successful companies from various sectors of the economy, reduce monetary risks using futures contracts and work with derivative financial instruments.
There are three main categories of securities including shares, bonds and derivatives. Unlike the Forex market with its round-the-clock trading, exchanges operate in sessions — only on weekdays and during working hours. An additional difference from the Forex market, where traders have access to a limited number of national currencies, is that the stock trader can buy and sell shares of any company. The main principle of profiting here is to buy low and sell high.
Stock exchanges are extremely popular in the United States (NYSE, NASDAQ, NYMEX, GLOBEX and others), while some other poplar exchanges include Tokyo Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).
Modern technology and web development make it possible to trade securities using multi-functional computer software — trading platforms. The trader places an order to buy or sell securities in such software, and the broker then makes a transaction on the stock exchange on behalf of the trader. The MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides cutting-edge functionality for trading on global exchanges, as well as powerful tools for technical analysis, algorithmic and social trading.
The rich functionality of the desktop version of MetaTrader 5 can be accessed from mobile devices. Mobile platform versions are available for Android and iOS powered smartphones and tablets. You can trade stocks anywhere in the world using the MetaTrader 5 Mobile platform. Download MetaTrader 5 Mobile for free and start trading right now!
MetaTrader 5 supports algorithmic trading, which implies trading on exchange markets by a preset algorithm using automated trading robots. Such trading robots can be developed, tested, debugged, and optimized directly in the platform. The built-in MQL5 Wizard will help any trader to create a custom Expert Advisor. If you do not want to create a program by yourself, you can purchase a ready-to-use trading robot from the Market or order one from a professional Freelance programmer.
Forex is an interbank foreign exchange market, the trading volume of which exceeds all other financial markets. Forex trading is available 24 hours a day via global information networks. Currency buy and sell operations are available not only to banks, but also to retail traders. Speculation is the core principle of profiting from Forex — buy low and sell high.
The most popular Forex currencies include USD (US dollar), JPY (Japanese Yen), GBP (Pound Sterling), EUR (Euro), CHF (Swiss Franc), CAD (Canadian dollar) and AUD (Australian dollar). These Forex currencies form major currency pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF.
A trader can access the currency market through a Forex broker. All that is needed is a computer (or a smartphone/tablet) with an Internet connection, and the MetaTrader 5 platform that can be downloaded for free. Currency buy and sell orders can be sent directly from the platform. Based on fundamental and technical analysis, the trader tries to forecast the currency movement: in other words, the trader tries to buy a currency at its lowest price and then to sell this currency when the price goes up. The trader's profit is equal to the resulting difference between the buying and selling price.
Algorithmic trading using robots is also available for the Forex Market. Trading robots are able to analyze currency quotes and execute trading operations. You can develop your own robot, purchase a ready-to-use Expert Advisor from the Market, download a free app from the Code Base or order a custom application from the Freelance service.
Also you can comfortably trade currencies from your tablet or smartphone. With the MetaTrader 5 mobile platform, you can trade on the Forex market any time and anywhere. Download the mobile application for free, and take your trading account with you wherever you go!
MetaTrader 5 provides a wide arsenal of tools to ensure the most comfortable conditions, so that the trader can focus solely on financial market trading. Maximum opportunities, rich functionality, user friendly interface, clear trading logic and additional services — all these benefits are available for trading on Forex and Exchange Markets. With MetaTrader 5, there is no need of using multiple applications to trade on the Forex market and exchanges. No compromise: One platform, many markets!