The MetaTrader 4 trading platform is one of the world’s most popular forex trading platforms. Millions of global traders use this platform to trade in the forex market, the largest and most active financial market worldwide. With a daily trading volume of US$6.6 trillion, traders must manage high volatilities and unanticipated price fluctuations. The MT4 platform provides forex traders with almost everything they need to deal with these challenges and other risks associated with trading. This includes advanced trading tools, technical analysis capabilities, technical indicators, innovative charting functionalities, algorithmic trading, EAs (trading robots), and more.
In this video, learn how to log in to the MT4 platform on your MacOS computer once you’ve registered with T4Trade.
T4Trade is a global leader in online trading, delivering a customer-first trading experience, enhanced by flexible leverage, tight spreads, quick execution, and easy deposits and withdrawals.
How do I start?
After registering 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 contain your login information. This includes your login number, MetaTrader 4 login password, server name, and account currency. You must keep this information close at hand as you will need to enter it later.
How do I download the MT4 platform for MacOS?
There are two ways to download the MT4 platform for MacOS, either via the T4Trade website or through the Client Portal.
Visit the T4Trade website and select Platforms. Then tap on MetaTrader 4, followed by MacOS. Finally, click on “Download MT4 for MacOS.” You will also find a MacOS guide at the bottom of the page explaining how to download, install and use the MetaTrader 4 platform.
You can also access the MT4 platform via the Client Portal. Start by clicking on Trading Platform on the left of your dashboard and select either the MT4 Standard or MT4 Advanced for MacOS. Once the platform has finished downloading, open the set-up and install it. Then drag and drop the MT4 icon into the applications folder. The platform should open automatically or there should be a shortcut that appears on your desktop.
How do I open the MetaTrader 4 platform once it has been downloaded?
To open your MT4 account, open File at the top left-hand corner of the screen and then open an account. Then:
- Search for the server’s name that you should have received in the 2nd email confirming your live account was approved.
- If you cannot see the server, rescan the servers and look for the relevant 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 happens 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 should be able to log in if you’ve entered the correct credentials. Your balance should also be displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the terminal. You will know if you’ve successfully logged in if the connection bar at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen is 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 a leading broker that has become popular with traders worldwide. T4Trade’s MT4 platform gives traders access to more than 300 tradable instruments across 6 asset classes. This includes shares, indices, forex, futures, metals and commodities. Traders can also choose from multiple account types that best suit their trading objectives, level of expertise, risk tolerance and trading acumen.
T4Trade also offers comprehensive educational resources, including a blog page with popular content and market insights into the trading space. The T4Trade Academy provides access to highly informative webinars, podcasts and videos-on-demand, to expand your forex education and make you a more strategic trader. Top tier 24/5 multilingual customer support, quick trade executions, a wide range of financial instruments, and security of funds make T4Trade a broker of choice for traders everywhere.
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