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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.53% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.53% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Forex & CFD trading platform that established itself as the industry standard for more than 16 years.

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What is Metatrader 4?

Metatrader 4 (or MT4) is the most famous trading platform for forex retail traders. It has been developed for any type of trader but especially within the forex community it has a 90% of market share. It was developed from scratch in 2005 by MetaQuotes and ever since, it became the reference in Forex trading.

The main characteristic MT4 has versus other trading platforms is that it’s very versatile and easy to customize. And given the wide community of users it has, support is easily available.

When it comes to customizations, it’s ideal for automated trading, as it offers a huge variety of trading robots (also known as Expert Advisors) which traders can use. It allows users to write their own trading robots and scripts.

Despite MetaQuotes releasing a new version in 2013 (MT5), Metatrader 4 continues to be the preference today.

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Skilling integrated with MetaTrader 4, which is the most established trading platform in the world due to its global support and unparalleled customisation options.

  • Established trading platform
  • Automated trading with EAs
  • Huge variety of technical indicators
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How to download Metatrader 4

When logging into your Skilling trading account, go to the burger menu on the top left corner and click on my account> accounts. On the main dashboard you’ll see Metatrader, Skilling cTrader and Skilling Trader. Click on “open an account”, fill in the fields needed to open an account, and download one of the options:
If you decide to use the web option, then you won’t need to download metatrader. But if you do prefer the desktop version, you can download it directly from Skilling.
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The benefits of MetaTrader 4

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Established trading platform

The gold standard trading platform packed with an extensive selection of indicators, charting tools and customisation options.

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Algorithmic Trading with EAs

Automate your trading with MetaTrader’s Expert Advisors (EAs) allowing you to enjoy the benefits of hands-free forex and CFD trading.

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Unparalleled customisation

MetaTrader 4 offers a sheer amount of information to be displayed, all of which is extensively user-defined making the platform highly customisable to fit the traders’ needs.

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Full desktop and mobile support

Download MetaTrader 4 for Windows machines, download a standalone iOS/Android app to trade on the go or simply use the Web version.

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Ultrafast order execution

Industry-leading execution time of 0.05 seconds on average.

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200+ instruments to trade

Over 200 instruments to choose from covering all markets (FX, shares, indices and commodities).

Why trade with Skilling?

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Powerful and competitive.

Industry leading trading conditions designed to take your trading to the next level.

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No commission, no hidden charges and all fees are clearly displayed in your account currency.

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Your funds and personal data are fully secure with a regulated broker.

MT4 vs cTrader

Metatrader 4 and cTrader are compared online on more numerous articles. The term “mt4 vs ctrader” per se has more than 66,900 results... and this shows the importance of finding the best platform out there for you before getting started.

Depending on your trading style, the type of indicators you often use, or how customisable you need your platform to be, one will be better than the other.The main reasons why MT4 is preferred in comparison to cTrader relates to:

  • Customisation: Indicators can be fully customised by any users on MT4(doesn’t need to understand a programming language). But cTrader doesn’t provide this feature making it more limited.
  • Auto Trading features: with MT4 Expert advisors for auto trading are available, and given the size of its community, it is easy to find support online, compared to cTrader's Automate.

On the other hand, cTrader scores higher because of its interface and market depth:

  • cTrader’s user interface is very intuitive making it difficult for some users to switch to other platforms after they have tried cTrader. This will of course depend on the preferences of the trader and whether a smoother interface is preferred to the customisable features that MT4 provides
  • Market depth: cTrader provides 3 different levels of market depth assessment, which provides a comprehensive picture of market depth, whereas MT4 only provides one.

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