Technical trading tools you need to explore Forex market

What software and Forex tools to use for trading

All you need to trade currencies is internet access and software for trading. There are several options available: to get the software created by the broker you wish to trade with or to trade with the world-known trading platform MetaTrader. 

Trading platforms for Forex are called MetaTrader 4 and 5 (also called MT4 and MT5). You can easily download the platform from the official website or go to our page to read more about the variety of trading platform options. You can also watch a video tutorial on how to download, install and login into MetaTrader to work with your favorite broker.

As a broker, FBS offers more Forex tools for trading, including our own mobile trading platform – FBS Trader.  This mobile app for iOS and Android is simple to use yet powerful trading platform that gives access to the most popular trading instruments right from your pocket. 

A trading platform is a place where trader can make money online. You will use it to view and analyze the chats of financial instruments and make your trades. Below you can see the example of the terminal window.

the metatrader terminal window

MT4 vs. MT5

One of the frequently asked questions among the beginner traders is what MetaTrader to choose – the 4th or the 5th version?

Many think that MT5 is just an upgrade of MT4, but it’s not really true. MT4 is tailored for Forex and CFDs trading while MT5 provides traders with access to these instruments and also stocks. MetaTrader 5, on the whole, offers a greater number of instruments.

To see the difference, let’s compare two versions of the trading platform.

MT5 offers a greater number of timeframes.

For example, there are 11 different types of minute charts and 7 hourly timeframes. Overall, MetaTrader 5 has 21 timeframes, while MetaTrader 4 has only 9.

So, if you like analyzing and trading multiple timeframes, MT5 is a perfect choice for you.

MT5 has more types of pending orders.

MT4 has 4 types of pending orders: Buy Limit, Buy Stop, Sell Limit and Sell Stop. In MT5 there are 2 more: buy stop-limit and sell stop-limit.

Both MetaTrader versions have lots of analytical tools.

MetaTrader 4 has 30 built-in indicators, over 2 000 free custom indicators and 700 paid ones, as well as 24 analytical objects.

MT5 offers 38 technical indicators and 44 graphic objects. It’s also possible to download additional indicators.

Unlike MT4, MT5 has a built-in economic calendar you can access easily.

Hedging is allowed in both terminals. Both versions of the platform work with Expert Advisors (EA trading robots) and technical indicators.

Overall, MetaTrader 4 is much simpler.  It’s great for beginners and those traders who want to focus on Forex market in a rather simple interface.

MetaTrader 5, on the other hand, is the best choice for traders who need in-depth analysis and a wider range of trading instruments.

Frequently asked questions

  • How to open an FBS account?

    Click the ‘Open account’ button on our website and proceed to the Personal Area. Before you can start trading, pass a profile verification. Confirm your email and phone number, get your ID verified. This procedure guarantees the safety of your funds and identity. Once you are done with all the checks, go to the preferred trading platform, and start trading. 

  • How to withdraw the money you earned with FBS?

    The procedure is very straightforward.  Go to the Withdrawal page on the website or the Finances section of the FBS Personal Area and access Withdrawal. You can get the earned money via the same payment system that you used for depositing. In case you funded the account via various methods, withdraw your profit via the same methods in the ratio according to the deposited sums.

  • How to start trading?

    If you are 18+ years old, you can join FBS and begin your FX journey. To trade, you need a brokerage account and sufficient knowledge on how assets behave in the financial markets. Start with studying the basics with our free educational materials and creating an FBS account. You may want to test the environment with virtual money with a Demo account. Once you are ready, enter the real market and trade to succeed.

  • How to activate Level Up Bonus?

    Open Level Up Bonus account in web or mobile version of FBS Personal Area and get up to $140 free to your account.

Latest news

What Are FOMC Insights?

The Federal Open Market Committee, a committee within the Federal Reserve, will reveal a detailed record of the central bank’s last meeting on July 6 at 21:00 MT.

Will Australian Cash Rate Change?

The Reserve Bank of Australia will announce its cash rate and make a statement about future rate policy on Tuesday, July 5, at 07:30 MT.

ISM PMI Indicates Contraction

The US Institute for Supply Management will release ISM manufacturing PMI on July 1, 17:00 GMT+3.

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