MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading

  • Create an account for free – no minimum deposit required
  • 30 years’ industry experience
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Extensive educational and risk-management tools
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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.

What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 platform shown across multiple devices

MetaTrader 4 (MT4), developed by MetaQuotes, is one of the most popular forex trading platforms worldwide. In addition to Forex, 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?

No.1 provider for customer service*​

30 years’ industry know-how

 ​ Trade on the go with the MetaTrader 4 mobile app​​

Listed on the London Stock Exchange

MT4 platform features & benefits

We're pleased to add the MT4 platform as an additional trading option for our clients.
Discover the benefits of trading on MT4:

  • Get competitive spreads in line with our Next Generation platform
  • Automate your trading with trading robots (Expert Advisors)
  • View and copy other traders’ strategies
  • Analyse the markets with a range of advanced chart types, indicators and drawing tools
  • Download free MT4 indicators and add-ons​ to enhance your suite of trading tools
  • Configure your setup and choose from over 22 languages
  • Trade on the move with the MetaTrader 4 app for iPhone or Android devices

Trade key markets with MetaTrader 4

MT4 forex order ticket shown for a EUR/USD trade

With MT4 you can trade CFDs on a large range of popular forex pairs, indices and commodities. Take a position on 30 currency pairs including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY, major indices like the UK 100 and US 30, plus popular commodities such as Gold, Silver and Crude Oil (West Texas and Brent).

If you want to trade shares, you can apply for an account on our Next Generation platform to access as many as 9,000 shares, including 1,000 ETFs.


What is the MetaTrader 4 platform?

MetaTrader 4 or MT4, developed by MetaQuotes, is an online trading platform used to speculate on the price movements of forex, indices and commodities . It is one of the most popular forex trading platforms available online and can be downloaded on Windows, Android and IOS. Find out how to download mt4 here. MT4 has the advantage of allowing you to use Expert Advisors (EA) to automate trading.

What is a MetaTrader 4 demo account?

MetaTrader 4’s demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all of the MT4 platform features in a risk-free environment. A demo user can practise using the platform and try out trading strategies and techniques with £10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with trading bot automations by using the Expert Advisors (EAs).

How do I download MetaTrader 4?

Find out how to download, install and log in to MT4 on your PC or Mac by visiting our getting started with MT4 guide. Our MetaTrader 4 guide also covers demo accounts, how to fund your MT4 account and general queries.

What are MT4 indicators?

MetaTrader 4 indicators are powerful tools that play a key role in your technical analysis. Technical indicators analyse previous chart data to forecast future price movements, providing market entry and exit trade signals. You can also download MT4 indicators to get access to 15 technical indicators such as pivot points and renko charts. See our full list of MT4 indicators here.

What are MT4 add-ons?

MT4 add-ons help to create an agile trading platform that adapts to your trading style. Each add-on serves a specific purpose, and can be used alongside technical indicators as part of your trading strategy. CMC Markets offers 12 MetaTrader 4 add-ons, including mini terminal and sentiment trader. View all of our MT4 add-ons here.

What is autotrading on MT4?

Automated trading or algorithmic trading is one of the most powerful features available on the MT4 platform. It is a highly innovative feature on the MT4 platform which allows you to test and apply Expert Advisors (EAs) and technical indicators that you have built or acquired. Why not practise trading on an MT4 demo account first?

Get started and download MT4​​​​​​​​

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