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What is MetaTrader 4?

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MetaTrader 4 (MT4), developed by MetaQuotes, is one of the most popular forex trading platforms worldwide. In addition to FX, you can also trade CFDs across a range of popular indices and commodities.

MT4 allows you to use automated programs called Expert Advisors (EAs), which monitor the markets and can be set to trade on your behalf. You can build your own program or use an existing EA.

Download the MT4 platform to your desktop computer, and trade on the move with the MetaTrader 4 app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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Why trade on MT4 with CMC Markets

Mini terminal

Manage risk more effectively by calculating the lot-size corresponding to a cash risk (for example, 1% of account value).

Automated trading

Develop, test and apply your own automated algorithms with no coding knowledge, using trading robots, expert advisors or other MT4 traders.

Customisable charts

MT4 charts can be fully customised and adjusted to suit your individual trading needs, including over 22 languages to choose from.

Trade 220 products

Trade over 170 FX pairs, 15 commodities and 17 indices with low latency and 34 millisecond order fill.

Sentiment trader

Identify product sentiment from traders across a range of brokers, not just CMC

Create your MT4 account



Complete our simple online application form.


Set up

Log in to the MT4 admin portal to set up your account.



Deposit funds from a debit card or bank transfer. No minimum deposit required.



Log in to the MT4 platform and connect to the CMC server to start trading.

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More than 30 years' industry know-how

  Trade on the go with the MetaTrader 4 mobile app

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Unlock complimentary MT4 features and tools


Get an edge to your trading with Autochartist - a 24-hour market scanner designed to identify chart patterns and alert you to new trading opportunities in real-time. Access detailed pattern analysis and assess your risk parameters with the powerful volatility indicator and more.

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VPS (Virtual Private Server) allows you to run MT4 remotely, supporting algorithmic strategies and expert advisers 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Access a VPS free* with CMC Markets here.

FX Blue

Customise your trading experience further with over 12 add-ons, including mini terminal, sentiment trader and correlation matrix – plus access up to 15 indicators, such as pivot points and Renko charts. Enhance your setup with powerful technical analysis to inform your trading.

*VPS is free when you trade 15 minimum lots per month. For full terms and conditions, please see here.

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