MetaTrader 5 (MT5), the evolution of MetaTrader 4 (MT4), is the most advanced online trading platform from MetaQuotes Software to date.
Tackle the Regulatory Challenges of MiFID II
In an ever-changing regulatory environment, MT5 has the flexibility to adapt to new rules, including MiFID II regulations.
New Features for Enhanced Online Trading
MT5’s new features and functionalities have been developed to create the optimal online trading experience.
The new MT5 trading platform provides many upgrades over its predecessor:
More Technical Indicators
With 38 indicators (only 30 in MT4), you can potentially detect patterns in the financial instrument price dynamics for enhanced decision making.
Added Graphical Objects
With 44 graphical objects compared with 31 on MT4, you can potentially identify more financial instrument trends and detect cycle/resistance levels.
With the newly integrated calendar you can perform comprehensive fundamental analysis and spot macroeconomic indicators, without leaving the platform.
Furthermore, the MT5 trading platform is fully compatible with mobile devices and tablets, enabling seamless trading on-the-go. You can now access MT5 and use its advanced features to trade the financial markets from your Android or iOS device.
What can you trade with MetaTrader 5?
- Indices – Cash CFDs.
- Soft Commodities – Future CFDs.
- Metals and Energy – Spot Contract CFDs (Silver, Gold, Oil, Brent Oil, Natural Gas).
- Forex CFDs – The FX CFDs will have floating spreads.
Cash Indices – All You Need To Know
We would like to introduce a new type of CFD underlying asset – Cash Indices. Cash indices are alternative to the future indices that we are offering now. As you know the CFDs on futures have an expiration date since the underlying is a futures contract. The Cash indices do not have expiration as the underlying tracks the current value of the index.
The characteristics of these CFDs are the below:
- Cash Index CFDs are intended to mirror the best estimate of the present cash price of the market and so the quotes are taken from the corresponding futures contract with a fair value adjustment.
- Providers normally price the Cash index CFDs by taking the futures value and making a fair value adjustment to establish the cash value of the index. A markup is then added to the bid-ask spread.
- The Markets.com spread will be based on the same methodology as for all other futures (raw bid + raw ask)/2 +- spread).
- There is no expiration of positions – This will potentially provide you with a better trading experience as you will not need to follow expiration calendars and incur big adjustments.
- Cash Index CFDs are adjusted for dividends. When a stock goes ex-dividend, the value of that stock effectively falls by the dividend amount. In most cases this will cause the index value to drop too, as the value of the index is based on the value of the stocks within it. The amount that the index drops is dependent on the weighting of the stock in the index. This means that if you hold a position in an index, and a constituent of that index announces a dividend, you will be credited or debited with the corresponding dividend adjustment on the ex-date of the stock. (The only exception is Germany 30 which is based on a total return index.)