MT4 Education

MetaTrader 4 is an industry leading trading platform with superior charting, automation, and order execution capabilities. Download MetaTrader 4 and get started.

MetaTrader Tutorial Videos

- Overview of MetaTrader

- Chart Analysis

- Placing Orders
  in MetaTrader 4

- How to Load a Trading
  Robot into MT4

Forex Basics

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Forex Basics

Introduction to Metatrader 4

Forex Basics

Chart Analysis

- Opening a Chart

- Chart Types

- Loading an Indicator

Forex Basics

Placing Orders using MT4

- Opening a Position

- Closing a Position

Forex Basics

How to load an EA

- Downloading an EA

- Loading the EA onto the
  MetaTrader 4 platform

- Applying the EA to Your

- Loading Multiple EAs
  onto MetaTrader 4

Forex Basics

How to Pick an Expert Advisor

- The Cold Hard Statistics
  - Part 1

- The Cold Hard Statistics
  - Part 2

- An Emotional Standpoint

- The Importance of
  Risk Management

Introduction to Metatrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is the most widely used Forex trading platform in the retail Forex world today. It presents users with a multitude of tools which make trading easier, and provides a uniform interface for trading between different brokers. Perhaps MT4's greatest functional attribute is that it can execute trading robots, called "expert advisors," automatically without implementation by the user.

In this section we are going to examine the MT4 platform and discuss each of its functional uses.

Figure 1-1 shows the MT4 desktop when you first open it up.

Here is a picture of what the MT4 main screen looks like:

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There are some key components of the MT4 platform that you should get familiar with in order to best learn how to use it.

Market Watch Window

The Market Watch Window allows you to view streaming Forex quotes in real time. You can select the Forex pairs that you would like to see in that window, by right clicking on it and selecting the symbols option.

Navigator Window

The navigator window allows you to have quick access to all of your Forex accounts, indicators, scripts and expert advisors.

Chart Window

You can view charts of various currency pairs on the chart window. You are able to view bar, line and candlestick charts. To view an indicator on the chart window, just drag an indicator from the navigator window to your chart. To load an expert advisor, just drag an expert advisor from the navigator window to your chart. More will be explained about this in further sections.

Terminal Window

The terminal window allows for you to view your open positions, the history of your trades, and your MT4 mail.

Lets take a closer look at each item on the screen and briefly discuss what its function is.

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