By Jean Folger
MetaTrader 4 is a trading platform developed by MetaQuotes Software for online trading in the forex, contract for differences (CFDs) and futures markets. MT4, as it is commonly known, can be downloaded at no charge directly from the MetaQuotes web site (metaquotes.net) or through dozens of online forex brokers. MT4 provides tools and resources that allow traders to analyze price, place and manage trades, and employ automated trading techniques. This tutorial will provide an introduction to many of MetaTrader 4's features, including chart settings, technical analysis tools and trade placement. (For related reading, see Forex Basics: Setting Up An Account.)
Beginner's Guide To MetaTrader 4: Installation
TradingLearn how to use MetaTrader 4 software at an intermediate level.
TradingThis trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and an unlimited number of custom indicators.
TradingLearn how to use one of the most popular technical indicators in the MT4 trading platform.
TradingThe MetaTrader 4 platform is available for a variety of operating systems including the popular iPhone and Android systems.