用户友好型界面和绝妙工具——有什么理由不喜欢 Metatrader 4 呢？
Video Transcription: MetaTrader4 – The Most Popular Trading Platform
Hello there. Here at topratedforexbrokers.com, we now move on to the MetaTrader and we’re going to explain what MetaTrader is and why it is the most popular trading platform among retail traders. These MetaTraders are offered by almost any Forex Broker imaginable.
(0.21) Now, think of a Forex Broker. A Forex broker intermediates a trade, namely connects the retail traders like you and I with the liquidity providers. The liquidity providers have access to the interbank market.
(0.36) Because in the end what happens on the market with these quotations for the euro/us dollar and so on. This is the interbank market; we cannot access this market without a broker. The broker’s job is to offer you a trading platform, it offers access to the interbank market, and for these services, what we do as traders, we pay the fee, or the broker asks for a fee.
(1.08) It is either being viewed in this spread for example 19481 on the euro/us dollar 19488. The difference between the fifth decimal is 0.7 pips, this represents the spread, and this is one of the ways the broker makes a living. Another way is he charges a commission every time you buy or sell a currency pair, depending on the volume here. The bigger the volume, the bigger the commission.
(1.37) But it also offers a trading platform. From a broker’s point of view, this is a two-way street, for example, it can build a trading platform on its own, but that is expensive. Or, it can licence one. Basically, it can pay for a license and then use one.
(1.58) Why get a new one though when the most popular trading platform, the MetaTrader 4 can be used, and the traders know how to use it. The forex broker opts of course to use the easiest and cheapest option, and that is to offer the MetaTrader.
(2.15) For example, I am so used to the MetaTrader, that it is very difficult to switch to another trading platform, because it is simply wonderful. Let me explain to you how it works. By the time that you have opened an account with any forex broker, once you login, you will see this interface, this is what you have and what comes with the default settings.
(2.42) Now, let’s open a new chart here. You go to file, new chart and then we choose a currency pair. You can either choose a currency pair from here, or you can pick all of the currency pairs the broker offers. You can also see the currency pairs available by simply going on the MarketWatch and clicking the MarketWatch. And this is on offer with the brokers.
(3.02) Don’t be fooled by the simplicity here. Right-click, and either choose ‘show all’ or ‘hide all’. If you click show all, all the products that the broker has to offer will appear here. Starting with the currency pairs, continuing with CFD’s like precious metals. For example, gold, silver and so on. You then have Oil and continuing with the major indexes and so on and so forth. Depending on how big the broker is and what they offer varies.
(3.44) When it comes to a currency pair, simply pick a currency pair. For example, let’s pick the USD/ Japanese yen. You right-click and then go to chart window and another window opens instantly. This is the euro/ us dollar which was the previous one, and here is the USD/Japanese yen, and you can open endless windows and make whatever analysis you want to make. Trading is very simple, you double-click on it choose to either buy or sell. You go to buy market, or you can go with a pending order. Buy limit, buy stock, sell limit, sell stock and so on. It is fairly simple.
(4.24) But the biggest advantage that the MetaTrader has to offer, comes from its simplicity to use in technical analysis; you know what technical analysis means? You can look at previous pairs or use a trading theory from the past in order to forecast future prices. Because in the end, this is Forex trading and we need to do, as traders, is to forecast if the price will move to the upside or move to the downside, it is very simple.
(4.54) Therefore if our analysis tells us that the USD/Japanese yen, for example, is bullish or will move to the upside, we will simply go and buy. If on the other hand, if it is varied, we simply go and sell. Now this chart here can be customised to what you want, for example. Let’s close this market watch like this, and then let’s arrange this chart here for you. As you can see you cannot click and drag and put it on the right side. You have to go to properties, so right click, go to properties, and we want to make it more user-friendly. We want to make it a white background and this his is how we change it.
(5.40)If we still don’t like it, and we want to see a better definition of prices and everything. So we will customise some more. We just made the background white. The foreground we want to be black, what is the foreground? This is the foreground here. We want to see the quotations. If we made it black. That is the pricing, and now we know the level. Now we want to make, for example, let’s make the grid invisible, so there is no grid showing. We will make the grid white. White on white would make it invisible. We also have another option later. Bar Up means a candle, if this is a candlesticks chart, a bullish candle.
(6.20) A bullish candle or when the market usually rises; The colour that traders associate with a bullish market is green. The colour associated with the bearish is red, so let’s make it red. And here you can see how the chart changes with the changes that we have made. The bull candle is showing green, but let’s change it to lime, and let’s make the bear candle a red one. What next. On the common tab here, it’s set to bar chart. We want to see candlesticks.
(6.58) We don’t want a line chart; we want candlesticks for example. Show OHLC. This means open high low close. We don’t want to see it here, because already you can see it here by default and we don’t want to see the same information twice on the screen. We want it to be as clear as possible. Show grid, no grid, please. No OHLC.
(7.20) You see chart shift, what do you mean by chart shift? It means the price on the chart won’t be right here, and it will shift to somewhere in the middle of the screen, and you can use the half of the screen here for forecasting prices. So, we want chart shift selected, chart auto scroll no. Why? Because if you leave the chart auto-scroll on, every time you go back in history to check back prices, each time that you click and drag, by the time that you stop the chart will come back to current prices, which we don’t want to do.
(8.04) Ok and this is how the MetaTrader chart changed. We can Zoom in and zoom out to see various candles and various prices. Zoom in, and then we click and drag the chart all the way to here which shifted here on the right side, and now we have space here for analyzing the pair.
(8.30) The MetaTrader comes with a set of indicators, every trading platform comes with an indicator list and so on. You can insert indicators. Now we can use the trend indicators, these come by default, oscillators, volume indicators, Bill Williams indicators, custom indicators or you can even import your own indicators, for example, google the MT4 indicator.
(9.08) You will find one indicator that might suit your trading style and once you have found it, you can simply import it into the trading platform. How do you do that? You go to file, open the data folder and you will find a folder named indicators, and in that folder, you copy the indicator which is presumably on your desktop and simply paste it into that folder.
(9.31) After that, you close the MetaTrader platform, and you come back on the navigator’s stamp, and then you go to indicators, and it will appear here on the list, and you simply click and drag it on the screen. You drop it, and there you go, you will have the indicator applied on the screen. This is only one feature that the MetaTrader offers here regarding technical analysis.
(10.04) But there are a lot of tips and tricks to be used. There is the help button here, to look up everything. You can customise it very easily. To do this, you go to tools, options and one of the best things to do, or the most important thing to do is to go to ‘chart’, and click on, for example, show OHLC or show trade levels. Click ‘objects’ and click on ‘select object with a single mouse click’. If you don’t do that and when you want to select an object like a tram line or a text, you have to click twice.
(10.45) If you are a technical trader and you make tons of clicks on a daily basis, then checking this box will save you 50% of your time when it comes to clicks. These are small trips and small tricks. Also, you can go to ‘tools’, then ‘history centre’, and the MetaTrader allows you to import previous or historical data if you have it, and you can import it from your own PC by browsing for it.
(11.17) Or you can download it if it is already available. You can also go and test your strategy if you have an automated trading strategy, like a trading robot. You can test it in here. You put it on Auto-trading, presumably on a VPS and move on.
(11.35) The best platform is still the MetaTrader 4, despite the MetaTrader 5 being released, because MetaTrader 5 doesn’t allow hedging whereas the MetaTrader 4 does. And for this reason, traders love it. The article that covers the MetaTrader platform will have all these options that we have discussed and more features, and you will see why it is the first choice when it comes to retail trading.
Metatrader 4 或 MT4 可能是业界最受青睐的交易平台，许多优秀经纪商都使用该平台。我们经常听到“MT4 为何如此受青睐？”。主要是因为它确实很优秀。或者，我们是否应该说，非常、非常优秀？因为那就是它的本质。界面非常人性化，就连最没有经验的交易者也能够快速知道如何在此平台上进行交易。MT4 还拥有众多绝妙工具，可以帮助交易者创建自已的策略，对市场进行技术分析，以及选择使用自动交易软件。
MetaTrader 4 简介
MT4 由 MetaQuotes Software 开发，该公司于 2002 年开始发布各种 MetaTrader 平台版本。MT4 于 2005 年发布，对先前版本进行了重大改进。直到 2010 年，大多数经纪商将 MT4 添加为额外平台，与其现有交易软件同步运行。这是因为结果表明 MetaTrader 4 非常受欢迎。不仅受交易者欢迎，而且受第三方脚本提供商和顾问欢迎。
MetaTrader 5 是 MetaTrader 软件的下一代，2009 年开始进行公开测试。第一个 MT5 真实账户在 2010 年开立。稍后，我们还将介绍 MT5 外汇经纪商，因此别忘了将我们的网站添加到您的收藏夹中。
MT4 重点关注保证金交易。某些经纪商用它来交易 CFD。MT4 外汇经纪商的数量非常多。然而，MT4 并非设计用于股票市场交易或全天候交易所交易期货。如果您在这种市场进行交易，MT5 可能是更好的选择。虽然仍有越来越多的外汇经纪商使用 MT4，但这并不意味着它将永远保持这种状态。
Metatrader 4 快速使用指南
如果您选择了一个顶级 MT4 外汇经纪商，在导航路径或理解用户界面方面不应该有问题，因为它与其他交易平台非常相似。您注册 MT4 外汇经纪商后，将会被导向主页面。在主页面，您会看到 4 个感兴趣区域：
- 工具栏 – 位于主窗口顶部，这里有控制平台的所有图标。
- 市场观察窗口 – 位于工具栏左下侧，提供了货币对列表、买入价和卖出价，可从此处简单了解您选择的货币对的价格走势。
- 导航窗口 – 位于下方，允许设置账户信息和创建脚本、专家顾问以及指标。
- 终端区域 – 位于屏幕底部区域，提供让交易者可以跟踪发生的每一件事和命令交易活动所需的信息。
Metatrader 4 外汇经纪商提供两种 MT4 交易订单
- 即时执行 – 订单按照平台显示的价格执行。知道订单执行价格是一项优势。然而，当波动性高且价格未达到时，有可能会错过绝佳机会。
- 请求执行 – 第一步是请求报价，然后交易者必须决定是否按报价买入或售出。不过，您必须快速进行，因为决定时间只有几秒钟。与其他方式相比，这可能是较慢的执行方式。
- 市价执行 – 此模式允许在没有任何形式重新报价的情况下进行交易。但是，当市场不稳定时，变化可能会非常大。
- 交易所执行 – 在这种模式下，订单执行由外部交易所处理，并根据当前市场深度执行订单。
Metatrader 4 外汇经纪商将在线交易推向一个新水平
MetaTrader 4 有一个先进功能，我们认为值得一提，因为它是对其他某些在线平台的巨大改进。可通过专家顾问、脚本和自定义指标来改进自动市场分析。Metatrader 4 使用自已的语言代码——Metaquotes Language 4，这表示交易者可以创建专用于自动交易的定制化策略，又名专家顾问。
Metatrader 4 是一个完全移动式平台