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2016.08.22

The MetaTrader 5 multi-asset platform continues expanding its trading features: the gateway to CQG platform goes live following the recent release of the gateway to Interactive Brokers. The application developed by Forexware provides direct access to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, ICE, EUREX and dozens of other global exchanges. The range of instruments traded on the exchanges is as wide as possible varying from futures and options to indices and counter spreads. The market depth is available for all these instruments.

Forexware delivers MetaTrader 5 Gateway to CQG

For over 15 years, CQG, Inc. has provided quotes to global banks, investment companies, brokers and other major market participants. The company's own infrastructure allows it to receive quotes directly from exchanges without intermediaries. Thus, the MetaTrader 5 Gateway to CQG will surely take its place among the tools of exchange traders that require transparent quotes and lightning-fast order execution.

The first purchase orders for the CQG gateway have started arriving already. We will update you on the unfolding situation as the introduction of the gateway to CQG by brokers gains traction.

MetaTrader 5 Gateway to CQG

“We are very happy to be partnering with MetaQuotes and CQG on this new MetaTrader 5 gateway. “ states Fred Scala, Forexware Vice President Global Head of Sales. “With this integration our clients will be able to access OTC FX, Futures and Equities in one platform with full depth of book. We’re confident that MetaTrader 5 will become the new industry standard for all brokers going forward.”

“We are excited to connect MetaTrader 5 customers to new markets worldwide.” States Mike Glista, CQG Vice President Continuum.  “Through our Continuum Connect API these customers can access real-time and historical market data for futures, equities, and foreign exchange instruments while also connecting to our fast and reliable trade routing infrastructure.”

“We thank Forexware for the cooperation and express a strong belief that the released gateway will take its rightful place on the market”, – states Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes Software. “This year, the MetaTrader 5 trading platform has received hedging support and a cross-platform web version, actively reinforced its presence in the Asian markets and added a variety of integration gateways. All this has naturally caused a stir among Exchange and Forex brokers. We are not going to rest on our laurels. Instead, we intend to speed up both the platform development and its expansion into new markets”.

2016.08.09

The updated MetaTrader 5 for iPhone/iPad features a completely new design of messages. Now, MQL5.community messages and push-notifications from the desktop platform are displayed as chats similar to those used in popular messaging apps.

MetaTrader 5 for iOS build 1371 

In addition, it is now possible to switch to any of the 23 available languages straight from the platform. Specify your preferred language in the "About" section without changing your device language settings.

Update your MetaTrader 5 for iOS app — the new build is already available on the App Store!

2016.08.05

The new version of the MetaTrader 5 for Android features a free built-in chat, which traders can use to chat with other MQL5.community members straight from the platform. Now it is possible to send an instant message directly to a selected recipient's mobile device.

Built-in Chat in MetaTrader 5 Android

Now traders can chat with any MQL5.community member at any time and at any place via mql5.com web site or a mobile device. Also, the built-in chat has recently been added to the desktop version of the MetaTrader 5 platform.

Another convenient feature of the new MetaTrader 5 Android is the quick transfer of SSL certificates from the desktop platform to a mobile device. If you need to transfer a certificate, open the MetaTrader 5 desktop platform, and select the transfer option from the account context menu in the Navigator window.

Convenient transfer of security certificates

Specify the master password of the account in the new window and set the new password consisting of 8 digits to protect the certificate. Next, launch the mobile application and connect to your account. You will be immediately prompted to import the certificate and to enter the numeric password that you have specified in the desktop MetaTrader 5 platform. That's all.

In addition, we have translated the MetaTrader 5 mobile application interface into two more languages (Dutch and Farsi), so now users can choose from 24 languages available!

Update your MetaTrader 5 Android App and enjoy all the new features - the new build is already available on Google Play!

2016.08.01

MetaQuotes Software and oneZero Financial Systems announce a new connectivity gateway for integration with Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., available through the oneZero Hub product. The gateway provides the possibility to trade stocks, futures and other exchange traded instruments on the largest global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE), Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX), Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) and others.

Interactive Brokers Gateway to MetaTrader 5

In addition to securities and futures, the oneZero Hub Gateway allows trading currency pairs, CFDs, and precious metals, with the Market Depth data available for all applicable instruments. The gateway also enables brokers to automatically perform corporate actions for selected securities (for example, to accrue dividends) for all traders who have open positions on that security. The full list of symbols and exchanges, to which the new gateway provides access, is available on the Interactive Brokers' website (any symbol except options can be traded in MetaTrader 5). 

An important advantage to this setup is that brokers using the Interactive Brokers Gateway have the ability to access multiple exchanges through a single connection, without the need to connect to the exchanges or to clearing agencies directly. Brokers interested in utilizing the oneZero Hub Gateway to MetaTrader 5 should contact oneZero Financial Systems. To activate the connectivity to Interactive Brokers, an active account with IB is required.

oneZero Hub Gateway to MetaTrader 5

"oneZero is very excited to have worked directly with MetaQuotes on this important and long-anticipated integration," Andrew Ralich, CEO of oneZero, commented on the partnership. "We have been working hand-in-hand with MetaQuotes and Interactive Brokers to support the recent surge in demand for MetaTrader 5 Gateway connectivity, leveraging our Hub solution and existing technology platform. The addition of Interactive Brokers is an excellent complement to the institutional features, such as Depth of Market, available in the MetaTrader 5 Platform."

"The release of the oneZero Gateway to Interactive Brokers is an important step for MetaTrader 5," said Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. "Now millions of users of our platform have a unique opportunity to trade stocks and futures of international corporations on fifteen of the twenty largest global exchanges!"

2016.07.20

Last Friday, the new MetaTrader 5 trading platform build 1375 with the Time & Sales option was officially released. The Time & Sales feature in the Market Depth window enables users to view the real-time list of all exchange transactions.

The Time & Sales list provides in-depth trading data, including records on time, direction, price and volume of each transaction. Trade volumes are displayed as a histogram, with a color coding of different trade directions:

Time & Sales in MetaTrader 5

Time & Sales provide a detailed view of trading activity on various price levels. An increasing activity of buyers and sellers can indicate the upcoming rise or fall in security prices. Trade volumes and frequency can provide an indication of the current market sentiment and emphasize the importance of individual price levels. Although the Time & Sales option is primarily used by intraday traders, it also provides useful data for long-term traders who prefer to hold their positions open for a few days. In addition to the visual analysis of Time & Sales, the featured data can be exported to a CSV file for further analysis using third-party applications, such as MS Excel.

If you want to evaluate the new functionality, open a demo account with MetaQuotes-Demo and updated your MetaTrader 5. Your broker's platform should be updated to version 1375, in order to enable proper operation of Time & Sales on live accounts.

Start using the Time & Sales option now, and take full advantage of the MetaTrader 5 exchange trading capabilities!

2016.07.19

More and more brokers choose MetaTrader 5 as the primary platform for providing services to their traders. Alpari has noted significant growth on the number of new trading accounts. Representatives of RoboForex have also reported a steep increase in the number of accounts opened through the MetaTrader 5 platform. Furthermore, a growing number of traders on Moscow Exchange tend to choose the new platform and switch to MetaTrader 5 brokers.

At the same time, brokers and platform developers have recorded an increase in the number of requests for technical support from traders who are actively exploring the new platform capabilities. For this reason, MetaQuotes Software has prepared a series of MetaTrader 5 video guides for both brokers and their technical support teams.

These five-minute videos aim to familiarize traders with all analytical and trading features of the platform. The videos provide general information on all basic features,  as well as explanation on additional services, including the Market of trading robots, the Trading Signals service, Virtual Hosting and the Freelance resources. For convenience, the videos contain links to detailed video tutorials of other platform components.

"We can handle the increased load from traders and brokers," said Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. "We expect an intensified influx of clients, and we are preparing new efficient solutions to serve traders. For example, now we are looking to integrate video tutorials straight into the platform. This can provide traders with quick access to assistance and reduce the load on brokers' internal help desk."

The new videos with professional English and Russian voice over are available on the MetaQuotes' official YouTube Channel. The videos are also available with subtitles in 8 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

Watch the short video and discover the new features of MetaTrader 5 in five minutes!

2016.07.05

MetaQuotes Software Corp. announced the release of the web version of the multi-asset MetaTrader 5 platform. It allows trading Forex and exchanges from any browser and operating system.

MetaTrader 5 web version has been designed based on numerous requests from traders and brokers. The application combines the key advantages of the desktop platform (high speed, support for multiple markets and expanded trading functions) with the convenience of the cross-platform nature of the web terminal. The web platform allows traders to perform technical analysis and trading operations just like in the desktop version. Only Internet connection is necessary, no software installation is required.

The application features netting and hedging systems, 31 technical indicators, 23 analytical objects, one-click-trading and the entire set of trading orders. The program interface has been translated into 41 languages making it a truly international platform for web traders around the world!


MetaTrader 5 Web Platform

The key feature of the release version is the depth of market, which was not present in the beta version. It allows setting market and pending orders to buy and sell stocks, currencies, futures and CFDs in a single click.

"We currently see the explosive growth in the popularity of desktop MetaTrader 5 with support for hedging", says Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. "We expect the web version of the product to spark similar excitement, since it is an excellent opportunity for traders to try the most advanced platform on the market by simply opening a new browser tab".

2016.06.20

Recently, one of the domestic Russian brokers Solid Financial Services has launched the MetaTrader 5 trading platform with the hedging system of position accounting. Following RoboForex, Alpari, FX Choice and other companies, SFS has become one of the first foreign exchange market participants to offer traders the ability to perform oppositely directed deals on a single symbol on real accounts in the fifth generation platform.

The new accounting system has been added to MetaTrader 5 at the end of April and has already received positive feedback from market participants. For example, one of the largest international Forex brokers — Alpari has noted the significant growth of the number of new accounts. This confirms that currency traders actively use locking and prefer brokers offering such an opportunity.

The interest in MetaTrader 5 has been sparked among exchanges as well. In less than a year, the number of brokers offering MetaTrader 5 on DGCX (Dubai Gold Commodities Exchange) has increased from 1 to 10, while growing from 1 to 5 on PMEX (Pakistan Mercantile Exchange), including the largest market maker of the exchange — ACM Gold. A number of major international and national stock brokers are preparing to launch the platform in the near future, while the rest are planning its implementation.

Such an excitement among Forex and exchange brokers is quite natural since MetaTrader 5 features the complete set of tools for trading in all financial markets. Powerful trading system, versatile technical and fundamental analysis, algorithmic and social trading, as well as other advantages of the popular platform have attracted traders from the very beginning. The recent advent of the hedging system and the web version allowing traders to work via any browser have dramatically accelerated the process of switching to MetaTrader 5.

Boris Shilov, Chief Executive Officer of Alpari

"Alpari has decided to rely on MetaTrader 5 and turned out to be right" — says Boris Shilov, Chief Executive Officer of Alpari. "In May 2016, MetaQuotes has released the long-awaited MetaTrader 5 platform version with bidirectional trading. This feature is familiar to most traders and maximizes the number of available strategies. Alpari has been the first one to offer the platform version on the market. Our clients are satisfied with the high speed of order execution, while we are satisfied with the increasing number of newly opened accounts. I believe that MetaTrader 5 is a worthy alternative to highly popular MetaTrader 4, and I am sure that MetaTrader 5 will become the key platform for our clients worldwide".

Vitaly Avtaykin, managing director of RoboForex

"The ability to open hedge accounts has been much anticipated by brokers and traders. RoboForex team believes that MetaQuotes has made the right decision by adding this functionality to their MetaTrader 5 platform. We have no doubts that this step will contribute to the shift of industry standards from MetaTrader 4 to MetaTrader 5 in the near future" — states Vitaly Avtaykin, managing director of RoboForex. "This is already confirmed by our actual experience: we are offering MetaTrader 5 hedge accounts since May 26, and they already comprise 54% of the total number of accounts, while their turnover is much higher compared to netting accounts".

"Successful companies always meet the needs of their clients" — states Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. "We are glad that many brokers were quick to see traders' needs and start offering the MetaTrader 5 trading platform. In doing so, they demonstrated their understanding of market trends and desire to provide traders with the most advanced technology".

2016.06.13

In July 2015, Menacorp became the first DGCX member to offer the MetaTrader 5 platform. In less than a year, the number of such brokers has increased to 10. The major players in the Middle East region, including Arab Global Commodities, AxiTrader ME, LT International and Krishi Gold, are among them.


10 brokers offer trading on DGCX via MetaTrader 5

More and more traders now have an opportunity to trade the financial instruments available at the Dubai Gold Commodities Exchange utilizing all the advantages the MetaTrader 5 platform has to offer. They can download and launch any of the thousands ready-made trading robots, copy trading signals of successful traders and even rent virtual hosting directly in the platform. Thus, brokers offering MetaTrader 5 are able to provide their clients with advanced trading and analysis tools as well as all additional built-in features for efficient trading.

"MetaTrader 5 is rightfully in high demand among brokerage companies, since this is the most powerful solution for trading on financial markets!" — states Manoj Choudhary, Head of the MetaQuotes Software Corp. representative office in Dubai (MetaFintech LLC). "Due to its technological superiority, the platform meets the needs of the most demanding traders significantly expanding their opportunities".
2016.06.06

The updated website of the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform www.metatrader5.com has been launched. The streamlined site features an enhanced look-and-feel and completely updated content. In addition, the number of supported languages has been increased to 7: the new site is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese and Russian.

Updated metatrader5.com site: revamped information about MetaTrader 5 in 7 languages!

Visit www.metatrader5.com and find out how to use the impressive functionality of your trading platform for the best trading experience. The new website provides in-depth information about what types of orders you can use on the platform, how to automate your trading by using robots, what tools to use for analyzing forex and exchange quotes, and much more. The main purpose of the website is to provide the user with comprehensive information, tips and tricks in the most convenient way through updated manuals, and images, as well as video tutorials with subtitles available in all featured languages.

You can download the platform versions for your desktop PC and mobile devices, or you can instantly launch the MetaTrader 5 Web Platform directly from the website.

Enhance your MetaTrader 5 knowledge and experience with the updated www.metatrader5.com site!

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