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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 However, the company has been actively promoting a newer version of the trading software, which is MetaTrader 5.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. 
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Bitcoin Exchange Rate Drops Below $9000

Earlier today, the BTC exchange rate continued its way down to new local lows. In particular, it temporarily dove below the psychological threshold of 9000 dollars per 1 BTC. According to Coinmarketcap, the current local low is 8720 USD/BTC.

Publication date: 02 February 03:41 AM

Skeptics Predict Bitcoin Crash

As the amount of Bitcoin users is growing like never before, the amount of Bitcoin skeptics is growing as well. They are warning us that Bitcoin is doomed to crash at some point in the future. There are respected investors among them, who think that the rapid growth of Bitcoin and other altcoins is dangerous to those investing in them.

Publication date: 26 January 03:51 AM

Muslims Are Forbidden to Trade and Mine Bitcoin

The Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam is reported to have issued the so-called fatwa (which means a ban on something) against cryptocurrencies. This means that Muslims can no longer trade or invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. To be more specific, the Mufti thinks that trading cryptocurrencies is almost the same as gambling. Yet, gabling is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Publication date: 12 January 03:19 AM

Alpari’s Mobile App Gets Over 400K Users

Over the last few years, the amount of online traders using mobile apps has increased dramatically. The stats show that most of the time mobile forex traders choose mobile trading apps by Alpari, one of the biggest brokers in the international forex industry.


Publication date: 03 January 07:06 AM

Bitcoin Harms Natural Environment

 Today, only 1% of the global population is investing in cryptocurrencies.  However, mining those cryptocurrencies is something that all of us have to pay for. This is what Deutsche Welle thinks on the matter.

Publication date: 02 January 11:43 AM

Bitcoin May Trigger Another Major Financial Crisis

 Some experts say that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may trigger another major financial crisis.

Publication date: 02 January 11:42 AM

Fort Financial Services ¬– World’s Best Forex Bonus Offer 2017

Masteforex-V Academy has recently announced the results of the annual contest named «World’s Best Forex Bonus Offer 2017». Fort Financial Services won the title as the forex broker occupying the first position in the corresponding rating by Masterforex-V Academy.

Publication date: 28 December 09:28 PM

Bitcoin Exchange Rate May Drop to Zero, Morgan Stanley Experts Say

Bitcoin may drop all the way down to zero dollars. This is what Morgan Stanley analysts led by James Faucette told Business Insider. Such a gloomy forecast for the world’s first and most expensive cryptocurrency to date showed up amid another major drop in its exchange rate. The thing is that Bitcoin dropped by 40% from 19K dollars all the way down to 11,8K dollars on December 22nd. 

Publication date: 26 December 12:21 PM

Bitcoin is Yet to Win Major Investors’ Trust

The first Bitcoin futures were finally launched in the USA. However, despite the fact that cryptocurrencies have already been recognized a part of the financial world, skeptics still don’t believe in them and anticipate a cryptocurrency market crash. 

Publication date: 25 December 05:49 AM

Alpari PAMM Service Gets Its Monthly Turnover Exceed $15 Billion

Most people prefer to keep their savings in a bank. They believe that despite those tiny interest rates they get paid, storing money in a bank account is way safer than anything else. The point is, we are talking about storing money while it’s wiser to invest money so that it could make even more money. For example, Europeans like to consider investing their money in various kinds of assets. They further spend their profits on some big purchases or education for their kids.

Publication date: 21 December 03:17 AM