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5 Significant Benefits of the MT4 Trading Platform for Forex Traders

InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade Sep 20, 2020 - 06:53 PM GMT

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The MetaTrader Platform 4 or MT4 is a widespread and trusted platform for forex traders globally. Millions of traders make use of its numerous features that it has become a standard in the forex trading industry. MetaQuotes Software Corp. developed MT4 in 2005. The platform is multi-asset, meaning you can trade in CFDs, Forex, stocks, and indices. Most reputable brokers offer this as an alternative platform to their clients alongside their platforms.

Here are some of the significant benefits MT4 has to offer:


MT4 provides reliability and everything you need to become a success in online trading. This trading platform’s reliability is informed by its ability to provide you with an excellent trading environment. This platform is straightforward to download and install, and all you need to do once you download is to deposit your funds into the trading account before beginning your trade.

In-Built Programming Language

Besides providing you with a range of trading tools to help make decisions, MT4 has an inbuilt programming language. This language allows you to create your automated trading solutions and indicators. There are more than one thousand customized indicators in the MT4 community forums that you can download free.

You can use it on Mobile

Smartphones and mobiles have become very popular, and the MT4 support has grown from iOS and Windows computer platforms to the operating systems’ mobile versions. You are now free to trade Forex on different devices such as your tablet, iPad, iPod touch, smartphone, laptop, or PC. The platform also supports Linux, which is an open-source system.


The MT4 platform provides ample security. When a platform deals with money exchange, you need to be sure that your data and money are secure. The MT4 platform is 128-bit encrypted, which means it is highly protected. All data exchanged between traders on the forum and brokers is also encrypted, meaning there is no risk of hackers intercepting your data in transit. Security breach cases happen due to the users’ negligence, and you are advised to keep your account login details secure and not share them with anyone.

The Platform is Customizable

If you do not like how the platform looks, you can easily customize it to something you want. You can change numerous things, such as charts. The MT4 charts are in a variety of colors, and you can choose a color you prefer. To change these colors, right-click on the chart and click on properties. A new window opens, and you can change the colors of the different elements on the chart.

You can set on one click trade, which saves you a lot of time and energy when you embark on placing a new trade. Go to the tools>options>trade, select a lot size, and then check on the “one-click trading’ option. Complete these changes by accepting the laid out terms and conditions.

You can also add an indicator to the platform. The addition of customized indicators helps in understanding the market and makes more money in profits.


The online platform has more advantages tagged to it, such as the platform being a multi-lingual platform. It does not matter where you come from; the platform features a wide range of languages. You can switch to a language of choice whenever you want to and continue trading like a professional.


Trading online takes a fair amount of caution, the MT4 platform helps traders, both beginners, and experts make better trading decisions. The platform has taken steps to ensure you trade securely. You need to take your role seriously and keep your account secure by not sharing your login details with anyone. The MT4 platform makes it easier to trade with its multiple features, and most brokerage firms have taken to offering it alongside their proprietary trading platforms.

By Russell Fenton

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