Heroes of Ukraine

«Market Leader» - news and previews making you rich.

Monday, 27 February 10:47 (GMT -05:00)



Foreign exchange market

MetaTrader vs MetaTrader: Who will win the fight between МТ5 and МТ4?


Statistics show that that MetaTrader 4 is the most popular trading software in the world when it comes to Forex trading. MT4 is a masterpiece by MetaQuotes. However, the company has been actively promoting a newer version of the trading software, which is MetaTrader 5. The company’s experts say that the process of switching to the new software is very slow.
 

 

 

 

Even the Chief of the Sales Department of MetaQuotes had to admit that the company had fallen prey to its own previous success. In other words, despite all the efforts, the newer version of the software is still far behind the old one.
 

 

According to John Gordon, Chief Analyst at NordFX, the company offers both version of the popular trading software and lets the client decide which one is the best and most suitable for them. The newer version, which is MT5, is definitely a more innovative solution. It’s got rid of a major drawback, which is the inability to open several trades at a time for the same asset, including the opposite trades. Such trades are said to serve as the basis for many trading strategies you can find on the Internet. That’s why such traders have already switched from MT4 to MT5. 
 

18c5b0b33922.jpg

Should the developers have taken MT4 as the basis for MT5 and then added some new and cool features to it, the process of migrating to the newer version of the popular trading software could have been less painful and much faster. Unfortunately, the developers went back to the drawing board and started everything from square one, creating MT4 for a completely new trading style. Simply put, the average trader was offered to stop using a car and switch to an airplane or a ship. 
 

 

On top of that, the amount of trading robots, custom indicators and other related stuff for MT4 still by far outnumbers the ones created for MT5. Creating MT5 versions of each of such plug-ins and add-ons is time-consuming and requires huge investments.

a64d4e9adc70.jpg

Apparently, MQL5 is way better than MQL4, but some developers don’t to migrate to the newer language since they got used to coding in MQL4. These days, you can find thousands of similar discussions on the topic on related forums. Some people try to create some kind of migrators helping coders to painlessly replace the old code with the new one.
 
Let’s consider another example. Both MT4 and MT5 make it possible to access the signals available at mql5.com. Let’s take a look at the ratio of the providers and subscribers between MT4 and MT5.
OK, we have 4040 signal providers for MT4 and just 180 signal providers for MT5. It’s 22 to 1.

 

Also, we have 4090 subscribers for MT4 and just 38 subscribers for MT5. It’s 108 to 1.

53551c9e8849.jpg

And finally, let’s take a look at the average profitability. Obviously, it’s not a direct indicator in this case. But it can make the entire picture more comprehensive. TOP10 for MT4 gives 90% a month while TOP10 for MT5 gives just 26% per month.
 

 

For now, the bottom line is, that none of the trading software version can replace each other, using both versions can be a good solution for now. They make up for each other. The only thing we can do is hope that MT6 will eliminate those discrepancies and become the ultimate solution embracing the best features of both MT4 and MT5.

 

You are free to discuss this article here:   forum for traders and investors

 

Add to blog
Got a question? – Ask it here »
 

PrivateFX, Masterforex-V Academy and PRO-rebate Launch PAMM Trading Contest

The trading year started without any major events. There is nothing to be surprised about given the fact that financial markets are really afraid of unpredictable Donald Trump who has been making controversial statements and changing his mind from time to time, thereby triggering ups and downs in financial markets. These days, it’s rather difficult to predict the market and follow the trend even if you are an advanced trader with many years of expertise and excellent tools under your belt. The question is whether it’s really possible to benefit from Forex without being pegged to international events.

Publication date: 23 February 05:25 AM

Greek Economy Starts Growing

Last Friday, Pierre Moscovici, who is the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, visited Athens to discuss with the Greek government the report on the situation with the Greek debt to the international lenders.

Publication date: 22 February 11:58 AM

Investors Recognize PrivateFX World’s Best PAMM Broker 2016

Investing in Forex is probably one of the most promising ways to make money in passive mode. If you are cooperating with a reliable broker, and your managing trader is interested in making money on mutually beneficial terms, often times you can get a weekly profit, which is going to be bigger than the interest rates paid you annually as a bank depositor. This holds especially true for PAMM investments, which are the best options to make money in financial markets in passive mode.

Publication date: 16 February 08:02 AM

Pro-rebate.com: 17-20% of Profit Made by Auto-Copying Masterforex-V’s 5 Best Traders

In January 2017, those who invested in Masterforex-V Academy’s best traders by copying their trades in auto mode set a new record, pro-rebate.com experts report. To be more specific, the 60 best traders collectively made over 82000 points of profit. The top 10 traders made 8059 points pf the mentioned profit.
 
Publication date: 15 February 04:27 AM

Masterforex-V Club’s «PrivateFX №1» Portfolio Recovers By 1,25% More

The good times are going back. Over 2 trading weeks ended in early February, PrivateFX №1 recovered by 186,77 dollars or 1,25%. Could they have generated more money for their investors? Sure, but stability is the core value. For those of you who don’t know, PrivateFX №1 has been showing consistent profits for over 3 months in a row.

Publication date: 14 February 01:58 PM

Trading Signals by Dukascopy 14.02.2017

These are the Main Daily Trading Signals for Tuesday. Here's how the interbank compares with the technicals at 8 AM GMT.
Euro/Dollar sees 5 neutral models in the short-term. The mid-term is split between red and neutral models, and the daily outlook turns red with 6 studies, but the interbank is neutral at less than 2% short, and it matches the 1-hour models.

Publication date: 14 February 08:04 AM

Trading Signals by Dukascopy 13.02.2017

It's time for this week's first Main Daily Trading Signals. Here's how the interbank compares with the technicals at 8 AM GMT.
First up is the Euro/Dollar with 4 neutral models in the short-term. The mid-term is split between red and neutral studies, and the daily outlook brings 6 sell prompts, but, in contrast, the interbank is neutral at less than 2% short.

Publication date: 13 February 09:07 AM

Trading Signals by Dukascopy 10.02.2017

You're watching the Main Daily Trading Signals for Friday. Here's how the interbank compares with the technicals at 8 AM GMT.
Euro/Dollar has bearish models prevailing across the table, with 7 in the short-term and 6 in both the mid and long-term, but, in contrast, the interbank is neutral at less than 2% long.

Publication date: 10 February 08:07 AM

Trading Signals by Dukascopy 09.02.2017

These are the Main Daily Trading Signals for Thursday. Here's how the interbank lines up with the technicals at 8 AM GMT.
Bearish signals prevail on Euro/Dollar's hourly chart. The mid-term brings 4 neutral indicators, and the daily outlook is split between red and neutral models. Neutral at less than 6% long, the interbank matches the 4-hour studies.

Publication date: 09 February 10:22 AM

Binary Options. Their Advantages Over Forex

If you have been trying to get rich online, you have probably heard and even tried binary options. Still, most of those who tried binary options in the past, don’t actually understand what they really are and how to trade them properly for a living.
 

 

Experts say that binary options have a number of advantages over Forex or some other conventional financial markets. Binary options are an improved version of conventional assets like currency pairs traded by Forex traders.
Publication date: 06 February 06:53 AM