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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 However, the company has been actively promoting a newer version of the trading software, which is MetaTrader 5.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 Sets New All-time High, Experts Predict Market Crash

Bitcoin is reported to have set another all-time high. In particular, the exchange rate exceeded $4000 per 1BTC. At the same time, more and more experts start predicting another crash in the Bitcoin market.
 

 

For those of you who don’t know, since early August, Bitcoin has already gained 60%. Which is even more amazing, the world’s number-one cryptocurrency has quadrupled in value since early 2017.
Publication date: 21 August 02:19 AM

Dukascopy Bank on Bitcoin Future after Bitcoin Split

On August 1st, 2017, the entire world of cryptocurrencies changed. The thing is that from now on, there are 2 forks of the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency, which also enjoys the biggest market capitalization among its peers. We are talking about Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCC). The split was followed by increased market volatility for both currencies, which was mostly of technical nature caused by the circulation of Bitcoin Cash rather than the classic supply and demand, experts say.

Publication date: 15 August 09:11 AM

Masterforex-V VIP Traders’ Performance. July 2017

The unbeatable FX strategies mentioned in a brand new book on the secrets of Forex investing by Masterforex-V keep on making both traders and investors richer. By the way, the yield in this case is way bigger than the one you can get by investing in bank deposits or any related low-income investments. The very essence of this kind of investing makes it possible to avoid poor and hasty decisions, thereby leveraging the entire process. By the way, VIP accounts have been among the top 10 accounts available for auto-copying at pro-rebate.com.

Publication date: 09 August 05:33 AM

UK Ready to Pay 40 Billion Euro for Brexit

The international expert community along with mass media keep on trying to evaluate the cost of the Brexit for the United Kingdom. The most popular version is that quitting the European Union will cost Great Britain around 40 billion euros. In particular, this idea is advocated by Deutsche Welle.

 

 
At the same time, The Sunday Telegraph claims that the specifics of the financial compensation to Brussels will become the catalyst for the Brexit talks. While referring to the high-ranking sources in the British government, The Sunday Telegraph reports that the government is ready to pay the EU up to 36 billion pounds, which is around 40 billion euros. This is the sum is intended to cover the UK’s financial liabilities to Brussels.
Publication date: 08 August 09:29 AM

Masterforex-V Expo Names World’s Best Brokers for Beginners in July 2017

Along with required knowledge and skills, the broker makes up the lion’s share of the trader’s success in the Forex market. That’s why choosing the right broker right off the bat is so important.

 

At the same time, most of the traders joining Forex to start making money often lack the required experience to make the right choice. On top of that, most of them are convinced that all the brokers are the same, which is why they ignore the significance of making the right choice and make this choice randomly.
Publication date: 08 August 03:54 AM

Bitcoin Exceeds $3300 Threshold

Bitcoin, which is the world’s first and most popular crypto-currency, started another strong rally a few days after it was split into 2 versions. According to Coindesk, the classic version of Bitcoin exceeded the $3300 threshold and set another all-time high at $3319. The thing is that the market capitalization of Bitcoin has been growing continuously ever since the mentioned split.

 

 
Publication date: 06 August 11:48 AM

Continuous Rally Shown By Crypto Currencies As Investment Opportunities

The phenomenal growth seen in crypto currency markets has become one of the leading tendencies of the year. Some of the crypto currencies have seen their value grow by 100%, 200% and even more. As for Bitcoin, which is the world’s first and most popular crypto currency, back in January 2017, it cost $1000 while in early July it cost over $2600.

Publication date: 29 July 01:00 AM

Alpari Increases Trading Turnover Up To $600,9 Billion In 6 Months

The international FX industry has recently been involved in a number of scandals. Against this background, we can only name a few companies with positive dynamics, efficient market products, and major license.

Publication date: 27 July 01:18 AM

Another Bitcoin Fraud Is Caught

Crypto currencies are controversial. On the on hand they give investors a decent investment opportunity. On the other hand, the may be way too risky. Often times, those are both market and even non-market risks, including fraud.

 

 
In some of the previous articles, we recommended you to start with a sound financial strategy and risk management before you invest even a penny in crypto currencies. We are not trying to say that those are bad investments. They can make you money if you really know what you are doing. However, you should be really careful about it since the advantages of decentralized and anonymous currencies may turn into disadvantages and loses for your wallet.
Publication date: 23 July 12:25 PM

Will European Parliament Help IronFX Victims?

Europe’s leading financial regulators have recently been founding them involved in various scandals. TheFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA) from the UK and the CySEC from Cyprus are some of them. The truth is, while those companies claim that they defend the customer’ rights, in reality they often take the broker’s side even though the broker may be playing dirty tricks on the customer.
Publication date: 20 July 03:19 AM