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Getting started with MT4

 Learn how to download, install and log in to the MT4 platform on your PC or Mac.

Download MT4

Firstly, you will need to download and install the MT4 platform.

You can do so via the admin portal or the button below. Please note the download link does not work on mobile and tablet devices.

Download MT4

How to set up your MT4 password

Please remember that your MT4 password is different from your CMC Markets admin portal password. To set your MT4 password, please log in to the admin portal using the password you created on the application form. Once you have logged into the admin portal, will be able to set your MT4 password via the 'Manage passwords" window.

Please note that your MT4 password should:

1.) Be between 6-10 characters
2.) NOT contain any special characters

Why do I need two passwords?

When you trade on MT4 with us, you need one password to log in and trade on the MT4 platform, and one to log in to the admin portal.

In the admin portal, you can fund your MT4 account quickly and easily, manage your passwords and view your account balance. You can also view your open positions.
 
You admin portal password is the one you specify in our online MT4 application form (or your existing Next Generation password if you already have an account with us).

Your MT4 password can then be set up within the admin platform.

How to log in for the first time

Please remember that your MT4 password is different from your CMC Markets admin portal password. To set your MT4 password, please log in to the admin portal using the password you created on the application form.

1. Launch the MT4 platform. The icon shortcut should be available on your desktop once you have downloaded and installed MT4.

2. Connect to the CMC Markets server.

(a) You can find the server name at the top of the emails we sent you during the application process.

(b) When you open the CMC Markets MT4 platform, the ‘Open an Account’ window will appear automatically.  If it does not:
(i) Click on “File” found in the menu bar at the top
(ii) Select ‘Open an account’ in the dropdown menu

(c) Click on the green ‘+’ button & enter “CMCMarkets1-Canada”

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(d) Click ‘scan’

(e) The Canadian server should now be added to the list of servers

3. Select ‘Existing trade account’ to log in.

4. The following details will now be required:
    a) Login (this is your MT4 account ID found at the top of your account confirmation email)
    b) Your MT4 password

5. ​You should now be logged in. You can verify this by looking at the 'Journal' tab and the icon in the status bar at the bottom.

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How to log in after the first time

1. Launch the MT4 platform. The icon shortcut should be available on your desktop. The MT4 platform will open on your screen.

2. In the ‘Navigator’ section on the left of the platform you should see the account you first logged in with. The Navigator window can be toggled on and off using Ctrl+N.

3. Select (double-click) the account you want to access and enter the following details:
    a) Login (this is your MT4 account ID found at the top of your account confirmation email)
    b) Your MT4 password 

4. You should now be logged in. You can verify this by looking at the ‘Journal’ and the icon in the status bar at the bottom.​

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How to fund your account

Fund your MT4 account through the CMC Markets admin portal on a PC or Mac, or via our MT4 funding portal on your mobile.

Funding via Desktop

Once you’ve logged into your CMC admin portal, use the open ‘Payments’ window to find instructions on how to deposit funds from via bill payment or bank transfer. If the payments window is not open, please select this from the main navigation menu.

Note: Your MT4 platform and the admin portal have different passwords which are not kept in sync.

Funding via a Mobile Device

Add our  MT4 funding portal  to your mobile device for quick funding access by following the steps below:


iOSAndroid
1Open the Safari browser app on your phone.Open the Chrome browser app on your phone
2Visit our MT4 funding portalVisit our MT4 funding portal
3Once the page is loaded, tap the share button located at the bottom of the screenOnce the page is loaded, tap the menu icon in the top righ tof the chrome browser and select 'Add to Home screen' from the list
4The payment page will now be added to your home screen for quick accessThe payment page will now be added to your home screen for quick access
5Click on the newly-added icon on your home screen and login to the funding portal with your CMC admin portal username and password (this is different from your MT4 platform details)Click on the newly-added icon on your home screen and login to the funding portal with your CMC admin portal username and password (this is different from your MT4 platform details)

6Once logged in, you will be presented with our payments page where you will be able to find instructions on how to deposit funds using online bill payment or bank transfer.
Once logged in, you will be presented with our payments page where you will be able to find instructions on how to deposit funds using online bill payment or bank transfer.

How to download MT4 indicators and add-ons

You can download a range of free MT4 add-ons and indicators to enhance your trading and get key insights into the markets you trade. Choose from 12 add-ons including mini terminal and sentiment trader, and 15 MT4 indicators such as renko charts, pivot points and order history.

Learn more & download MT4 indicators now

How to open a demo MT4 account

  1. Apply for a demo account
  2. Create an MT4 password within the admin portal
  3. Follow the live account login steps outlined above (but select the demo server – you can find the server name at the top of the emails we sent you during the application process)

Already have an MT4 account with us?

If you already have a demo or live MT4 account with CMC Markets and are opening a second account, you don’t need to download and reinstall the MT4 platform again. If you do reinstall MT4, you may lose any preferences you’ve set up previously.

Live MT4 account

Trade on the MT4 platform for real.

Open a live account

Demo MT4 account

Trade on MT4 with virtual funds in a risk-free environment.

Open a demo account

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