MT4 corner for starters & others

Pat494

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I used to use Metastock but since they have been trying to tie in users with expensive data feeds etc. I have decided to turn to another and probably better trading platform, namely MT4.
As an almost programming starter I would like to share my trials and tribulations as it is quite a daunting task and lots to learn. Hopefully others will see the need to get to all those lovely indicators on MT4 for free and make pots of dosh.

First task find a broker offering MT4 that you fancy. I have been around the block of providers. They either need too big a deposit or the platform freezes ( probably my fault ) etc. I have settled on AAAFX as it needs only a small deposit of $300 and looks good for eventual zulu trades.

Any help along this stony path will be much appreciated !! But I shall stumble along alone if necessary ( will be slow, I warn )
 

Pat494

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The first useful and not too hard a thing to do is to make a template. This one can put on any chart which is so very useful.
1.You get your chart ready as you like it by right clicking it and then clicking properties. Fill in the properties e.g. the background colours etc.
2. Click on indicators on the toolbar for a drop down menu and add any indicators you feel like.
3. Click on the templates toolbar. Click save template. Write in the name of your template and save it.
 
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mike.

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interested in learning MT4 myself Pat, Good idea for a beginner thread.

How do other's trade stock's indices and forex ? Do you need multiple brokers or is it possible to trade all with one broker like SB ?
 

Pat494

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interested in learning MT4 myself Pat, Good idea for a beginner thread.

How do other's trade stock's indices and forex ? Do you need multiple brokers or is it possible to trade all with one broker like SB ?
Nice to see someone else is interested in learning MT4.
The US brokers except FXCM seem to do only forex, although there may be a few exceptions. The trouble with that one is the $3,000 deposit needed. So that's why I am using AAAFX ( $500 deposit ). Also it has the lowest commission rates and is hooked into zulu.

There are lots of free indicators in MT4 and also expert systems. I hope to learn a little programming as well.
 

Jason Rogers

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Nice to see someone else is interested in learning MT4.
The US brokers except FXCM seem to do only forex, although there may be a few exceptions. The trouble with that one is the $3,000 deposit needed.
Hi Pat,

The minimum to open an FXCM account is now $50, and that includes the option to use the MT4 platform. Your forum profile mentions that you live in the UK, so you also have the option of opening a spread betting account (which offers special tax-free status for UK residents) that can be opened with a minimum deposit of £50. It's important to note that when trading forex or CFDs, your capital is at risk.

Also, if you haven't already checked it out, the FXCMapps.com website has many Expert Advisors, Indicators and Scripts for the MT4 platform.

Jason
 

Pat494

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Hi Pat,

The minimum to open an FXCM account is now $50, and that includes the option to use the MT4 platform. Your forum profile mentions that you live in the UK, so you also have the option of opening a spread betting account (which offers special tax-free status for UK residents) that can be opened with a minimum deposit of £50. It's important to note that when trading forex or CFDs, your capital is at risk.

Also, if you haven't already checked it out, the FXCMapps.com website has many Expert Advisors, Indicators and Scripts for the MT4 platform.

Jason
Sensible move. I went over to AAFX for just that reason. But as they are based in Cyprus I am tempted back. Thanks for the info though.
 

Pat494

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Hi Pat,

The minimum to open an FXCM account is now $50, and that includes the option to use the MT4 platform. Your forum profile mentions that you live in the UK, so you also have the option of opening a spread betting account (which offers special tax-free status for UK residents) that can be opened with a minimum deposit of £50. It's important to note that when trading forex or CFDs, your capital is at risk.

Also, if you haven't already checked it out, the FXCMapps.com website has many Expert Advisors, Indicators and Scripts for the MT4 platform.

Jason
Except one needs a $5,000+ deposit in FXCM ?
 

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Jason Rogers

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Except one needs a $5,000+ deposit in FXCM ?
Hi Pat,

That $5000 deposit requirement is to get $300 worth of programs free from FXCMapps.com. Also, having a $5000 balance would get you free access to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) if you want one to run MT4 for 24 hours a day even when your computer is off. For just the MT4 account without free apps or VPS service, the minimum is now $50.

Jason
 
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Outside_The_Box

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I have been using MT4 for a few years and I really like it. If there are any custom indicators you're wanting, let me know. I have thousands, multi timeframe indi's, a "swiss army" moving average, pivots, a real MACD indicator :LOL:, you name it. I'll even customize them for you if you want, provided it's not above my skill level. I'm still learning MQL4 as well, but have made some decent progress.
 
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