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Getting started with MT4

 Learn how to download, install and log in to the MT4 platform.

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

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

4. The following details will now be required:
    a) Login (this is your MT4 account ID)
    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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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 enable two-factor authentication

A one-time password (OTP) provides an additional level of security on your MT4 account. You will be required to enter a unique OTP every time you connect to your account. The OTP is generated through your iPhone or Android mobile device.

How to enable OTP

  1. Firstly, you will need to bind your trading account with your mobile device. Go to ‘Settings’ on your mobile MT4 terminal and select OTP. For security reasons, when you first open this section you will be required to set a four-digit password. The password must be entered every time you access the password generator. In the pop-up window, select ‘Bind to account’.
  2. Next, confirm the server name on which your account was opened, account number and master password. Tap the ‘Bind’ button, which confirms your trading account is bound to the OTP generator. A confirmation message will then appear. You can bind an unlimited number of accounts to the generator.
  3. The one-time password is displayed at the top of the OTP section. Underneath, a blue bar shows the password’s lifetime. Once the password expires and it’s no longer valid, a new password is generated.

How to use OTP with your desktop terminal

Once you’ve binded a trading account to the OTP generator, a one-time password will also be requested when connecting to it from the desktop terminal.

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)
    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 admin portal. Currently our mobile app doesn’t support funding, so you need do this on a PC. Once you’ve logged in, use the open ‘Payments’ window to to find instructions on how to deposit funds from via a bill payment or bank transfer. Click here for more funding options. 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.

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.

Does my MT4 demo account expire?

MT4 demo accounts remain active as long as you log in to your MT4 trading platform at least once every 30 days. If you don’t log in within that timeframe, your account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new demo account again at any time in the future.

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