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    AUD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/DMA

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    CySEC CySEC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • IRESS
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • paytrust88
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    RAW0.0 pips$3.50STPAUD 100 Account Details
    Standard1.0 pipsNoneSTPAUD 100 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • IRESS
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • paytrust88
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Energies
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Paypal
    • Unionpay
    • POLi
    • BPay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Razor0.0 pipsAUD$ 7ECNUSD 200 Account Details
    Standard1.0 pipsNoneECNUSD 200 Account Details
    Swap-free1.0 pipsNoneECNUSD 200 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Energies
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Paypal
    • Unionpay
    • POLi
    • BPay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    ASIC ASIC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 60
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    RAW - cTrader0.0 pips$3.00MarketUSD 200 Account Details
    RAW - MetaTrader0.0 pips$3.50MarketUSD 200 Account Details
    Standard - MetaTrader1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Futures
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 60
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    IFSC IFSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Sofort Banking
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 57
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Micro1.0 pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Standard1.0 pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    XM Ultra Low0.6 pipsNoneInstantUSD 50 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Sofort Banking
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 57
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/DMA

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    DFSA DFSA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    MT4 Pro Account0.1 pips$7MarketUSD 5 Account Details
    MT4 Standard Account1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • WTIs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Sofort Banking
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 250
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Interest Rates
    • Digital 100s
    • IPOs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 93
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    NDD Intervention Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    CySEC CySEC
    FSCA FSCA
    DFSA DFSA
    SCB SCB
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    • FxProEdge
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 70+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    FxPro cTrader0.45 pips$4.50MarketUSD 100 Account Details
    FxPro MT41.2 pipsNoneMarketUSD 100 Account Details
    FxPro MT51.52 pipsNoneMarketUSD 100 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Futures
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    • FxProEdge
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 70+
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • MT Supreme
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • POLi
    • Bitcoin
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 40+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Admiral.Markets0.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    Admiral.MT50.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    Admiral.Prime0.0 pips$1.8-$3.0MarketUSD 200 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • WTIs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • MT Supreme
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • POLi
    • Bitcoin
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 40+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 1
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/DMA

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    IFSC IFSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 3000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 37
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 250
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    • Blends
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Live0.9 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    • Blends
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 50
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Fasapay
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 28
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    NDD Intervention Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.2 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Standard1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    GoPlus+0.0 pips$3.00MarketUSD 500 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • WTIs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.2 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 1000
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • AdvancedTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 400:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.7 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 78
  • Minimum Deposit
    AUD 10
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSCA FSCA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Cent Account1.5 pipsNoneInstantUSD 10 Account Details
    Standard Account1.3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    ECN Zero Account1.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    ECN Account0.1 pips$2.00MarketUSD 500 Account Details
    FXTM Pro Account0.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 25000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • Sirix
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300.1
    • Min. Spread : 1.8 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 55
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Gold1.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 10000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • Sirix
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300.1
    • Min. Spread : 1.8 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 55
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    DFSA DFSA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 54
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Classic1.4 pipsNoneMarketUSD 50 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • WTIs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 54
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • WebMoney
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.2 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 61
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 1
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Unlimited
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 120
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Standard Cent MT40.3 pipsNoneMarketUSD 1 Account Details
    Standard MT40.1 pipsNoneMarketUSD 1 Account Details
    Standard MT50.2 pipsNoneMarketUSD 1 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Unlimited
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 120

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What is MT5

Released in 2010, MetaTrader 5 (MT5) is the latest version of the market-leading MetaTrader trading software. 

Much like MT4, MT5 allows traders to access the Forex market via a broker, but it also provides additional access to CFDs, stocks and futures. This also means that it is a more valuable asset for brokers as it allows them to reach a broader base of clientele – this has resulted in a noticeable uptick in the number of brokers supporting MT5, sometimes replacing their support for MT4 altogether.

MT5 comes with a new script-writing language, MQL5, which is much more efficient than MQL4, if harder to learn for beginners. 

Though the interface is similar to MT4, MT5 has more advanced charting tools, including 12 more timeframes and more built-in technical indicators. 

MT5 also allows for an unlimited amount of charts to be used, shows Depth of Market and has a built-in Economic Calendar. It also has a larger number of pending order types than MT4 and features an embedded chat system.

MT5 Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Unlike MT4, MT5 allows users to trade centralised markets – such as indices, stocks and commodities.
  • MT5 is more feature complete and comes with an Economic Calendar, Depth of Market indicator, embedded chat function, unlimited chart windows, 80 built-in indicators and 12 more time-frames than MT4.
  • MT5’s new scripting language (MQL5) is a more efficient language and features a powerful built-in script tester.

Cons:

  • MT5 does not allow for hedging as standard, you will need to request it to be enabled from your broker.
  • MT5 scripts are not backwards compatible with MT4 – so anyone making the transition will lose all their EAs, etc.
  • MT5 is a more complex platform than MT4.

MT5 has grown in popularity recently in response to higher demand for multi-asset trading and is now supported by a number of the better brokers.

Should I use MT5?

The answer to this question depends on what you want from your platform and your previous trading experience. 

If you are going to be trading more than Forex but want to have a standalone client then MT5 is a good platform. If you are only looking to trade Forex and want a simpler, more user-friendly platform, then it may be a good idea to start with MT4. 

If you already have some experience with MT4 and are thinking of switching, it really depends on your reasons why. The only significant reason I can think of for switching to MT5 is if you want to trade other markets. The significant reason for not switching is that programmes written for MT4 will not run in MT5, so you will lose all your EAs, indicators and automated scripts in the transition.

The big question is how much longer MT4 is going to be supported by the big brokers. It is unquestionably the industry standard at present and recent upgrades to the MQL4 language have made it almost as easy and efficient as MQL5 to create automated trading scripts.

That said, more brokers are offering MT5 all the time and some have chosen to only support MT5 from now on – if you are just starting out trading there is something to be said for getting used to MT5 before it starts overtaking its older sibling, which has already started happening.

Conclusion

MT5 will eventually overtake MT4 as the industry standard (unless one of the MetaQuotes competitors get there first) it’s just a matter of when.

The fact that MT5 is more feature-complete, supports trading across all financial markets, and allows for advanced script testing makes it very appealing to both brokers and traders. Allowing hedging for non-US users was a removal of a major obstacle to widespread support for MT5.

The only remaining problem is the lack of backwards compatibility with MT4 robots and EAs – and this is a problem that is never going to go away.

If you use MT4 and you love it, stick with it as it’s going to remain the gold standard for some time yet – unless you want to trade other financial markets. If you are new to trading it’s worth considering going straight to MT5.

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