Established in 2000, MetaQuotes is considered as one of the leading developers of software applications for brokerages, banks, and exchanges. The company's representative offices are located in many countries around the world.
The company has developed a series of popular software products, from a simple FX Charts platform to the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform.
MetaQuotes' first product FX Charts was released in the year 2000. This easy-to-use platform allowed performing trading operations and analyzing currency pair quotes in the Forex market. FX Charts was a truly revolutionary and highly functional product available at a reasonable price as opposed to its expensive and low-performance counterparts. The new product quickly gained a favorable market share and was implemented in several brokerage firms.
After the first successful experience, the company continued to further develop its products and released the MetaQuotes platform, which included the new MQL (MetaQuotes Language) programming language. The market was excited over the new product for the possibility of traders to use automated robots in financial trading.
With the third-generation platform released under the MetaTrader brand name, traders received the opportunity to trade futures in addition to FX pairs. A year later, in 2003 the first mobile trading applications MetaTrader CE and MetaTrader for Palm were released. This release greatly increased the number of traders using the new platform, and spurred the market interest in MetaQuotes' software products.
The release of the new MetaTrader 4 platform in 2005 was a milestone for the company. This was a completely new platform with an absolutely redesigned architecture and the new MQL4 programming language. MetaTrader 4 also featured revolutionary tools for the development, testing, and optimization of trading robots. It was this fourth-generation platform that made algorithmic trading available to the large number of traders from all over the world. The news about the new platform quickly spread around the world, MetaTrader 4 became the de facto standard in Forex trading and provided millions of traders with a reliable working tool.
Finally, MetaQuotes made a real breakthrough by releasing the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading software system in 2010. The new platform allows trading Forex symbols, stock instruments and futures. MetaTrader 5 features all the latest developments the company has to offer. The new product is much faster, more functional, more reliable and more convenient than previous-generation platforms. Millions of traders from around the world gradually appreciated advantages of the new platform which lead brokers to replace the outdated platforms with MetaTrader 5.
Creating a rich infrastructure with a unique knowledge base and related services to support highly functional products is an important part of MetaQuotes' philosophy. The best evidence of MetaQuotes' philosophy is the world's largest community of algorithmic traders MQL5.community, which brings together MQL5 application developers and traders from all over the world. The web portal features a unique knowledge base and provides access to a plethora of various services for traders, including Trading Signals, the MetaTrader Market of trading robots and indicators, a free library of trading applications and the Freelance service.
The company's commitment to excellence and simplicity is highly appreciated by its customers. Today MetaQuotes partners with nearly a thousand of the largest financial institutions from around the world. This is the result of professional competence and reliability of MetaQuotes.
We continue to create our company's history, and we believe that the future has yet many more challenges in store for us!