Between 54-87% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Based on 69 brokers who display this data.
Tussen 54-87% van de particuliere CFD-accounts verliest geld. Gebaseerd op 69 makelaars die deze gegevens weergeven.
MT5 stands for MetaTrader5, the latest version of the retail forex trading platforms designed by Metaquotes Inc. The MT5 was designed as the successor to the highly successful MT4 platform which is used by the majority of retail forex brokerage in the market today. Like previous MetaTrader platforms, the MT5 is a dealing desk platform designed as a turnkey solution for brokers. The platform is customisable and adaptable by individual brokers to suit their brand.
The MT5 platform was first introduced in 2010 and has struggled to replace its predecessor in the marketplace, the MT4 platform. However, in October 2016, Metaquotes announced its decision to promote the use of the MT5 for trading by discontinuing further updates to the MT4 platform.
In addition, certain changes were made to the MT5 platform which has increased the popularity of the platform.
Like the MT4 platform, the MT5 platform is available as the following:
The MT5 desktop terminal is the downloadable version of the MT5 which is designed to work on Windows computers. After downloading the executable (.exe) file, the bundle is setup by following the prompts as directed. Both Demo and real account options are available with the desktop version. Using the desktop client, the following features can be put to use by the trader:
Financial news and fundamental analysis.
Over 100 interactive charts, complete with more than 80 indicators and 21-time frames for in-depth technical analysis of currencies, exchange futures, stocks and spot metals.
The Code Base, which is the marketplace for expert advisors, custom indicators and several freelance services.
One-click trading function
Support for various trade execution modes.
Ability to select from a range of servers for faster executions
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The MT5 WebTrader is a web-based, version of the MT5 platform which can be accessed from any browser or operating system and does not require the download of any software. The broker will provide a unique URL from which the service can be accessed with the trader’s login details.
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This is a light version of the MT5 and only carries only 24 interactive charts and 30 technical indicators.
The MT5 mobile versions come in two formats: one for the Android phones/tablets and another for the iPhone and iPad.
Just like the WebTrader, the MT5 mobile app features 30 built-in indicators. Though a light version of the platform, the MT5 mobile version can send all order types and features the One Click Trading option. The MT5 trading app is available in both the Google Play stay and on iTunes.
The MT5 multi-asset institutional platform is ideal for brokerage operations and features assets listed in the forex, stocks, exchange index and commodities futures markets.
It is an all-in-one interface which supports white-label licenses, an enhanced back-office, exchange connectivity, and numerous APIs for website integration. Unlike the MT4, the MT5 comes with full hedging functionality.
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The MT5 back-office supports accounting, administration, market dealing and risk management roles. It also allows brokers to set conditions for trades such as margin requirements, swaps, contract terms, credit limits, spreads, commissions, and other parameters for trading operations by clients. The MT5 is the platform for market makers as it offers full dealing-desk functionality.
A highly sought after feature of the MT5 is the algorithmic trading suite. This feature enables the use of forex robots built with the MQL5 programming language. Traders and programmers can use the MQL5 Development Environment to build, test, debug and optimise automated trading robots. There is a development assistant which enables traders with no experience whatsoever to compile very simple robots. The MQL5 is a step higher than the MT4 as it features elements of C++ to enable developers with advanced training to build more complex expert advisors within the MQL5 IDE.
Programmers also have access to sell their programming skills to perform new robot development projects or to sell existing EAs and indicators using the code base.
The Strategy tester enables the optimisation and testing of all software built with MQL5 before they are run on live accounts. Anyone who wants to purchase an EA from the MT5 Community should use the Strategy Tester to evaluate the software before purchase. This can be done using the demo version of the software.
The software itself is extremely user-friendly. It has the following functions:
Chart Mode: The MT5 has a fully-functional interactive charting package. Traders have access to bar charts, line charts or candlestick charts.
Lines: The Line tool is available for trend line studies and identification.
Price channel tool traces channels on charts.
Fibonacci tools: The various tools and indicators based on the Fibonacci numbers are available: arc, fans, retracement and expansion tools.
Pitchfork: This function is used to identify the fork pattern where it exists.
Time frames: The MT5 boasts of an extended time frame functionality featuring 21-time frames.
Featured assets available for trading include currencies, commodities, index exchange futures and blue-chip stocks, all traded as CFD instruments. Traders can select what they want to trade from the Symbols tab, available on the file navigation interface.
There are several other changes which cannot all be captured here. But suffice it to say that the MT5 is indeed the retail trading platform for the future. Traders can maximise these added features to enhance their trading experience.
In summary, with the combination of the added features of the MT5 and MT4 no longer being updated, the MetaTrader 5 is likely to become one of the most popular trading platforms for traders in the future.