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Today, MetaQuotes Software Corp. has released a new version of the MetaTrader 5 trading platform build 1325. The most important feature added is the hedging option, which until recently was only supported in MetaTrader 4. Now the platform permits users to open opposite positions of the same financial instrument.

MetaTrader 5 Now Features Hedging Option

The introduction of the widely demanded hedging option is expected to encourage more traders and brokers to switch to MetaTrader 5. There are no more reasons to continue using MetaTrader 4: finally traders have the ability to use the familiar hedging method combined with all the advantages of the powerful MetaTrader 5 platform.

"Why use two platforms, when you can access all the required functionality in one of them?" commented Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. "MetaTrader 5 is not just a multi-asset platform, now it offers specific features for different financial markets. The netting trading system is available for exchange traders, while forex traders can use the familiar hedging mode."

Also, the new MetaTrader 5 version allows testing trading robots and technical indicators using real tick history. The new feature increases the accuracy of reports on Expert Advisor testing and optimization thus reducing the risk of loss for traders. Another innovation in MetaTrader 5 is the built-in chat, which allows discussing financial news and trading strategies with other traders straight from the platform.

More Convenient User Guide in MetaTrader 5

The new platform version also features a more convenient user guide with more illustrations, explanatory diagrams, interactive images, and videos. The updated user guide contains less text while providing more useful information.


The latest version of the MetaTrader 5 Android is already available for download on Google Play. One of the main features added is support for hedging. Now, you can open oppositely directed positions on a single currency pair.

Open a hedge account to access the position accounting system that is well known from MetaTrader 4. The system allows you to have multiple positions (including opposite directed ones) on a single symbol. If you have an open position for a certain symbol and execute a new deal, a new position is opened, while the existing one remains intact.

New MetaTrader 5 Android build 1262 features hedging

Apart from hedging, the updated MetaTrader 5 Android platform features the portrait mode. Now, you can browse conveniently through long lists of trading operations, as well as read your mail and financial news.

Please note that hedging is currently available only for opening demo accounts on the MetaQuotes-Demo server. Brokers will be able to support hedging in MetaTrader 5 in the near future.

Download the new MetaTrader 5 Android and try the hedging system on a demo account!


The new MetaTrader 5 for iPhone/iPad features hedging. This means that you can open opposite directed positions on a single currency pair.

Create a hedge account to access the position accounting system that is well known from MetaTrader 4. The system allows you to have multiple positions (including opposite directed ones) on a single symbol. If you have an open position for a certain symbol and execute a new deal, a new position is opened, while the existing one remains intact.

Please note that hedging is currently available only for opening demo accounts on the MetaQuotes-Demo server. Brokers will be able to support hedging in MetaTrader 5 in the near future.

Download the new MetaTrader 5 for iOS and try a demo account with hedging!


MetaTrader 5 beta build 1281 featuring the hedging system has been released. Unlike the usual netting system, the hedging one allows conducting multiple trades even on opposite direction of the same symbol. Now, you can use the netting model to trade exchange instruments and the hedging one for currency trading using the MetaTrader 5 institutional platform.

The new system of positions is similar to the widely known system applied in MetaTrader 4. However, MetaTrader 5 offers enhanced order management capabilities: filling orders using multiple deals, including partial fills. If a trader has an open position at a symbol and performs a new deal, a new position is opened. That is the core idea behind the MetaTrader 5 hedging system. The trader can set Stop Loss and Take Profit levels, as well as see the profit level for each of the positions.

Updated MetaTrader 5 trading platform with the hedging system for position accounting

We invite everyone to join the public testing of the updated MetaTrader 5 multi-asset platform. In order to join the test, create a demo account on the MetaQuotes-Demo server and connect to it. The platform will automatically update to build 1281 and you will be able to create a demo account with the hedging position accounting system after setting the "Use hedge in trading" option in the dialog window. If you identify an error, please inform us via the forum or create a Service Desk request.

Create a demo account with hedging on MetaQuotes-Demo

While testing, please consider the following:

  1. Subscription to trading signals from hedging accounts does not work.
  2. Trading on a new hedge account works correctly only in MetaTrader 5 build 1281 and later builds.
  3. Some trading robots may trade incorrectly on a hedge account.
  4. Scripts, Expert Advisors, and indicators compiled using the new MetaEditor build will not run on virtual hosting.

Apart from hedging, the MetaTrader 5 beta version features the updated user guide with tons of illustrations and video tutorials. Simply click F1 to get answers to most of your questions and enhance your knowledge of the platform.

With the updated MetaTrader 5, it is no longer necessary to use different platforms for Forex and stock exchange. Now, this is a one-stop solution for trading on a variety of financial markets.

Download the new beta build, try all the new features, and let us know the test results. With your help, we will make MetaTrader 5 even better!


MetaQuotes Software will demonstrate its latest technological innovations and upcoming developments at the iFX EXPO International 2016 which is to be held on May 24-26 at the Palais de Sports in Limassol, Cyprus.

Participation in major B2B exhibitions such as iFX EXPO allows MetaQuotes Software to strengthen its position in the world market. iFX EXPO is the largest professional event that annually brings together key industry players: from distributors of technology solutions to brokers.

At the iFX EXPO 2016, we will demonstrate new features of the MetaTrader 4/5 platforms and latest updates in the built-in trader services. We invite everyone to visit our booth. Be the first to experience our latest updates and find out all the details from our managers and specialists.

See you at the event!

iFX EXPO International 2016
May 24-26, 2016
Palais des Sports - Spyros Kyprianou, Limassol, Cyprus


17 video tutorials about the built-in services in the MetaTrader 4/5 platforms are now provided with subtitles in 7 languages in addition to English and Russian voice over. Now you can watch all videos about algorithmic trading, virtual hosting and trading signals with Spanish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Japanese or Arabic subtitles. So the videos are available in 9 languages, which are native to the 3.2 billion people in more than 150 countries, and more than half of the world's population speak at least one of them as a foreign language. It means that most of the traders from around the world can now view and understand the videos about the popular trading services.

MetaTrader video tutorials by MetaQuotes now with subtitles in 7 languages

MetaQuotes' official YouTube channel features 34 video tutorials with subtitles available in the English version. All the videos are organized into playlists for your convenience. The "Market" playlist demonstrates how to find a required application from the MetaTrader Market, as well as how to test, purchase and use it in the trading platform. Watch the videos about Virtual Hosting to learn how to rent a virtual platform and migrate your trading environment. Seven videos about copy trading walk you through the process of copying deals of professional traders to your trading account.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel, watch the video tutorials in the language you understand and explore new trading possibilities. We speak your language now!


We are actively developing MetaTrader Virtual Hosting service by increasing the amount of data centers, and minimizing network latency to broker servers. This attracts traders seeking appropriate conditions for continuous operation of their robots and signal subscriptions. In a recent study, we found that clients of 190 brokers already use the service and rent virtual MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 copies.

The most important factor when choosing a VPS service is a ping to a broker's server. The lower its value, the higher the trade execution speed. We pay the utmost attention to this parameter and strive to minimize network delays. Our study shows that the majority of our service users have the ping to a broker of less than 2 ms.

More good news – this week we have launched a new virtual hosting data center in Moscow. Now, traders can rent a virtual copy of their platform with minimum delays to broker servers located in Russia. 

This is the eighth data center for MetaTrader 4/5 virtual hosting:
  1. Amsterdam
  2. Frankfurt
  3. London
  4. New York
  5. Dallas
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Singapore
  8. Moscow

Clients of 190 brokers already use virtual hosting in MetaTrader platforms

Thousands of traders all over the world already use MetaTrader 4/5 virtual hosting. Its advantages are obvious: The service has been designed with traders' needs in mind and is available for rent from the platform. Renting a virtual MetaTrader copy allows you to trade efficiently without worrying about your Internet connection speed, PC malfunctions, or energy supply failures. In short, this is the best option for a trouble-free robot operation and copy trading. The service is indispensable whenever non-stop trading is a critical requirement.

The process of renting a virtual platform is simple and takes just a few clicks directly from MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 trading platforms. You can test the virtual hosting and assess the ping to your broker's server right now, since the first 24 hours of the service are free of charge. Do you actively use trading robots and signal subscriptions? Then this service will assist you greatly.

Rent the virtual MetaTrader right now, launch the platform copy, and check out the built-in hosting service performance!


The new version of the MetaTrader 4 web platform features the full set of indicators for technical analysis. Now, web traders can use all the 30 analytical tools that are available in the MetaTrader 4 desktop version:

Accelerator Oscillator
DeMarkerMoving Average
Accumulation/Distribution EnvelopesMoving Average of Oscillator
AlligatorForce Index
On Balance Volume
Average Directional Movement IndexFractalsParabolic SAR 
Average True Range
Gator OscillatorRelative Strength Index 
Awesome OscillatorIchimoku Kinko HyoRelative Vigor Index
Bears Power
MACDStandard Deviation
Bollinger Bands
Market Facilitation Index
Stochastic Oscillator
Bulls Power
Commodity Channel Index
Money Flow IndexWilliams' Percent Range

30 technical indicators in the MetaTrader 4 Web platform

In addition to the updated set of indicators, we have added 14 more languages to the new web platform version:


Thus, users can choose now from 38 languages available on the web platform. This is not the final figure, even more languages are to be added soon.

Launch the web platform right now to test the new functionality!


The latest version of the MetaTrader 4 Web platform features the full set of Bill Williams' indicators. Six more indicators for technical analysis are now available on the web platform: Alligator, Fractals, Market Facilitation Index, Awesome Oscillator, Accelerator Oscillator, and Gator Oscillator.

Updated MetaTrader 4 Web Platform

In addition, we have significantly enhanced the performance of charts with modern WebGL technology. Now, when you run multiple indicators simultaneously, it will not affect the web platform performance. We continue to add more languages: the application interface has been additionally translated into Hindi, Ukrainian and Uzbek.

Stay tuned for more web platform updates!


The latest MetaTrader 5 Android build has been released with new features. Update the application right now and try the new version:

  1. Added detailed information on orders and deals in an additional window. Now, you can examine order open and close time, as well as comments and broker commission, in a single click.

    MetaTrader 5 Android build 1224

  2. Added the Ask line corresponding to the last bar's Ask price and allowing you to manage your trading more accurately.

  3. Improved operations with news. Now, you can sort the news by categories to read only the ones you want, as well as add desired materials to favorites.

  4. More analytical objects on a chart. Now, you can use up to 512 analytical objects simultaneously.

  5. Added period separators. You can enable additional vertical lines on a chart that correspond with the larger timeframe borders. Daily separators are drawn for M1 to H1 charts, weekly separators are shown for H4, monthly appear for D1 and year separators are used for W1 and MN1 charts.

  6. Added Vietnamese and Korean languages. 

Download the new MetaTrader 5 Android and trade anytime and from anywhere in the world!

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