FXTM offers forex trading on both MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5(MT5), two of the industry’s leading trading platforms.
Both provide pioneering automated trading systems with expert advisors. However, they each serve a very different function and, contrary to popular belief, MT5 is not an upgrade of MT4.
MT4 was specifically built for forex traders, whereas MT5 was designed to provide traders with access to CFDs, stocks and futures.
Determine which platform is right for you with this handy infographic.
For more information on the key differences between the MT4 and MT5 platforms, or information on the trading platforms available at FXTM, click here.
There are many candlestick patterns to guide traders to identify bullish reversals, bearish reversals and continuation of the existing trend.
There are also few price patterns using bars that reveal the market's sentiment. For example, up day, down day, inside day and outside day.
The simplicity and ease of use of the line chart sacrifices the extra information of open, high and low price.
MetaTrader 4 is simple and easy to use for forex traders. The platform allows users to customize the interface to their trading needs.
MetaTrader 5 is the successor of MetaTrader4 and with additional trading features including the option to trade futures and stocks.
The MT5 interface as a similar layout however it comes with many additional timeframes, services and advantages.
MT4 has 9 time frames while MT5 has 21 time frames which include 11 types of minute charts, 7 types of hourly charts and daily, weekly & yearly time frames, which allows room for more analysis of the market.
MT4 offers 4 types of pending orders, whereas MT5 offers 6 types.
MQL4 - MetaQuotes Language 4 is a built-in language for programming trading strategies.
MQL5 - MetaQuotes Language 5 is a high-level language designed for developing technical indicators, trading robots and utility applications.