The forex market is the largest financial market in the world. It sees a daily trading volume of US$6.6 trillion, also making it the most active market globally. With this though comes high volatility and unanticipated price fluctuations. To trade effectively in this forex market, one must have a good understanding of its mechanics. It also requires a trading platform that will help manage the risks associated with trading through robust tools and features. The MetaTrader 4 platform, developed in 2005 by MetaQuotes Software Corporation, is probably the most popular trading platform in the world, used by traders almost everywhere.
In this video, we’ll discuss how to log in to the MT4 platform on Windows once you’ve registered with T4Trade.
T4Trade is a powerful broker that can help you boost your trading with flexible leverage, low spreads, fast execution, and quick and easy deposits and withdrawals.
How do I get started?
Once you’ve registered with T4Trade, you will receive three emails:
- One that says, “Welcome to T4Trade”
- A second email that says “Your Live account has been approved”.
- A third email titled “Required Documentation.”
The second email will include vital information like your login number, MetaTrader 4 login password, server name, and account currency. You will be required to keep this data at hand as you will need to enter it later.
How do I download the Windows MT4 platform?
There are two ways to download the MT4 platform for Windows, either via the T4Trade website or through the Client Portal.
Visit the T4Trade website and select Platforms. Then click on MetaTrader 4, then Windows and finally click on “Download MT4 for Windows.” You will also find a Windows guide at the bottom of either page explaining how to download, install and use MT4.
You can also access the MT4 platform via the Client Portal. Begin by clicking on Handelsplattform on the left of your dashboard and choose the Windows version. When the platform has finished downloading, run the set-up to instal MetaTrader 4 on Windows. Then click next and finish once it has finished loading. The platform should open automatically or there should be a shortcut that appears on your desktop.
How do I access the MetaTrader 4 platform once it has been downloaded?
To open MT4 Windows, open the file at the top left-hand corner of the screen and then open an account. Then:
- Search for the server’s name that you would have received in the second email when your live account was approved.
- If you cannot see the server, rescan the servers and look for the appropriate server address.
- If you’re still unable to find it, manually enter the server address and click scan. You will know you are connected to the server when you can see its name.
To finish, select the existing trade account, enter your account number and password, and click finish.
What do I do if I’m unable to connect to the relevant server?
If you’re unable to connect for any reason, check your internet connection or your account number and/or password. If the issue persists, you may have the wrong details and will need to reset your MT4 password. In this case, simply log in to your Client Portal, and click the blue reset button next to the MT4 password on your dashboard. You will receive your new credentials by email.
How will I know that I’ve successfully logged in to the MT4 platform?
You will know that you have successfully logged in when the connection bar at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen turns green. If you can’t see it for any reason, do as follows:
- Enable the status bar by heading to the menu bar.
- Then select view, and click on the status bar.
You should now be ready to start trading.
T4Trade and forex trading
T4Trade is an international broker that has become popular with global traders. The T4Trade MetaTrader 4 platform gives traders access to more than 300 tradable instruments across 6 asset classes, including shares, indices, forex, futures, metals and commodities. Traders can choose from multiple account types that best suit their trading requirements, skills and knowledge.
T4Trade offers advanced trading tools, comprehensive educational resources and up-to-date market insights to make you a more strategic trader. Traders looking to expand their forex education can access many different learning resources like blogs, webinars, podcasts and videos-on-demand. Traders may also benefit from flexible leverage, low spreads, high-quality 24/5 multilingual customer support, and security of funds.
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