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MetaTrader 4 Video Tutorials

Learn how to use the most popular trading platform in the world with our MT4 video tutorials for beginners.

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MT4 Video Tutorials

Browse our step-by-step instructional videos and learn how to use the MetaTrader 4 trading platform.

MT4 Video Tutorials for Beginners

List of video tutorials:

  • How to install MetaTrader 4
  • Manage open trades in the MT4 terminal
  • Basic functions of MT4
  • MetaTrader 4 Navigator
  • Place a trade in MetaTrader 4
  • Types of orders in MT4
  • How to use Market Watch
  • Loading charts to MetaTrader
  • Backtesting with Axi MetaTrader

How to install MetaTrader 4

  • Download the software
  • Install onto your computer
  • Login to your MT4 trading platform
  • Create an MT4 practice account

Manage open trades in the MT4 terminal

  • Display the terminal
  • Understand the information contained within the trade tab
  • Close an open position from within the trade tab
  • Modify or delete a stop-loss and take profit from the trade tab
  • Access the account history tab
  • Generate a report on your trading to monitor your progress

Basic functions of MT4

  • An overview of the short-cut keys
  • How to open a chart
  • Selecting different windows
  • Opening the new order window
  • The expert advisor tab
  • How to change chart type
  • How to zoom in and out on charts
  • Using auto scroll and chart shift
  • Selecting different chart time-frames

MetaTrader 4 Navigator

  • How to open the navigator
  • Finding your Account name and number
  • Trading with multiple MT4 accounts
  • Installing default indicators onto charts
  • Installing Expert Advisors on to charts
  • Installing custom indicators

Place a trade in MetaTrader

  • Selecting a currency pair to trade
  • Selecting how much to trade
  • Selecting order type
  • Executing long and short trades
  • Setting a stop loss
  • Setting a take profit
  • Closing a position

Types of orders in MetaTrader

  • Market Orders
  • Buy Limit Orders
  • Sell Limit Orders
  • Buy Stop Order
  • Sell Stop Order

How to use Market Watch

The Market Watch lists all currency pairs and instruments available to trade on MT4.

  • Display the Market Watch
  • Read the information on the Market Watch
  • View additional symbols
  • Load a chart from the Market Watch

Loading charts to MetaTrader

MetaTrader contains highly configurable Forex pricing charts.

  • Add or remove the grid
  • Select different chart types including bar, line, or candle
  • Change the appearance of the charts
  • Create a chart template
  • Load a chart template
  • Move between charts
  • View multiple charts in different ways

Backtesting with Axi MetaTrader

Test the historical performance of an Expert Advisor, including profit factor, maximum drawdown and win loss ratios.

  • Initiate the strategy tester
  • Configuring the backtest settings
  • Optimizing parameters of the position
  • Run the backtest
  • View a backtest report
  • Display entries and exits on the chart

Frequently Asked Questions

When you complete a Live or Demo application and create an account, you will be sent a link to download the platform on your preferred computer or device.

If you have an existing Live account and need to download, update or reinstall the MetaTrader 4 platform, the latest version is available in the Client Portal. Once you've logged in, select ‘Download MT4’ from the main menu. You can also Contact Axi via phone, email or live chat to request a download link.

If your MT4 platform has no connection, please check through the following list of troubleshooting tips to try and eliminate common problems:

  • No internet: Please check your wifi is connected or network cable is plugged in.
  • Your proxy server or local network connection may be blocked. If this is the case, you will need to ask your System Administrator for the proxy server address and the port used to connect the internet. once you have this information, enter it into MetaTrader:
    • Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options" > "Server". Check "Enable proxy server" and click "Proxy..."
    • Enter the proxy server address and port, followed by your MetaTrader login and password.
  • Your computer has a firewall program or antivirus software blocking the port. This may need to be disabled in order to continue.
  • You have an outdated version of the MT4 platform. To see what version you are using, go to the “Help” menu and select “About”. Updated versions of MT4 can be downloaded from the Axi Client Portal and the Axi website. Our Client Experience team can also send you direct download links via email or Live Chat.

Axi offers free download and installation of the leading MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform across most major devices and operating systems including Windows, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android, as well as the browser-based WebTrader platform.

Visit our Trading Platforms page for more information on our retail platforms.

To check the build (version) number of your MT4 platform, open the platform and select Help from the top toolbar. From the dropdown menu, select ‘About’ and your build number and date of upgrade will be displayed.

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