Metatrader 4 is one of the most popular trading platforms.
What type of assets can you have with Metatrader?
- Forex pairs
You can have all the above assets but the most the brokers offer a Metatrader 4 account with Forex pairs, only. Sometimes, they offer Gold and Silver assets with them. On the other hand, some brokers who offer stocks and indices CFDs give you the chance to have these stocks and indices in your Metatrader platform, but this trading platform is best for currencies and not for stocks or indices.How can you have access to Metatrader 4?
It’s very simple. Open a free demo account with a spot Forex Broker. All the big firms in the industry offer free demo accounts and you can register in about 2 minutes. They give you a User ID, a password and a server. After your registration with them you should download for free Metatrader 4 software from their site. After that, you should install the software to your computer and you are ready. You open the platform from the icon in your desktop and fill the details which they gave you before.
The above screenshot is from Alpari . This is the login window.
After your first login, check the “Save account information” button and you don’t have to fill your details again and again. You will just open the Metatrader – Alpari from your desktop and you will have access to the charts.
The Metatrader 4 trading platform looks like this. In the main window we have our charts. When you will open the platform for the first time, you will see the above charts with the default settings.
From the menu “File” or from the button below the menu “File” you can add new charts.