Fx and Stock Market Trading
The MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 trading platforms are designed for operations in various financial markets – it is a multi-market platform that allows traders to trade in the Forex and Stock market. This trading software provides ample opportunities for various activities in the financial markets: trading, analyzing (technical analysis and fundamental analysis), development and use of trading robots, testing of trading strategies, writing custom technical indicators and scripts. Such versatility is intended to provide the user with a full arsenal of trading tools for seamless work in any financial market.
THE STOCK MARKET
You can buy and sell securities in the Stock Market. The stock market is a market of shares, futures, bonds and options – anyone who has a trading account can operate with these financial instruments. Thus, anyone has the opportunity to have the share of the profits of the most successful companies from various sectors of the economy, reduce financial risk by using futures contracts and work with financial derivatives.
Three main categories of securities include stocks, bonds and derivatives. In contrast to the Forex market with its round the clock trading, stock exchanges operate in sessions – only during office hours on weekdays. There is another difference from the foreign exchange market: in the Forex you can trade a limited number of national currencies, while in the stock market you can select any company whose shares you want to buy or sell. The main goal of the trader in this case, as in any financial market, is to buy at low price and sell at high price.
Stock exchanges are most popular in the U.S. (NYSE, NASDAQ, NYMEX, GLOBEX and others). In addition, there are stock exchanges in other countries: the well-known Tokyo Stock Exchange, LSE (London Stock Exchange) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx).
Thanks to the development of modern technologies, you can now trade on stock exchanges through the Internet. Stock exchanges can be accessed using trading platforms, which are multifunction programs for online trading. In such a trading platform, the user places an order to buy or sell stocks, and the broker makes a transaction on the exchange on behalf of the trader.
The MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 Trading Platforms are three of such software. It equips a user with powerful tools not only for trading stocks, but also for analyzing prices (charts, technical indicators and various analytical objects).
Almost all the functions of the MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 Trading Platforms are also available for mobile trading: a separate version of the program for smartphones and tablet PCs allows you to trade from anywhere in the world, whenever you need it. With the MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation Mobile Trading Platforms, a trader can follow all the events in financial markets and perform trade operations. MetaTrader 5 , Meta Trader 4 and xStation 5 mobile trading platforms are free, and anyone can download them.
MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation also includes tools for creating trading robots that will trade in the stock market on their own. The program allows you not only to create Expert Advisors, but also to test, debug and optimize them. And with the generator of trading robots MQL5 Wizard even people without programming skills can easily create a fully functional Expert Advisor trading according to a trader’s strategy. All these features are available to every trader in the stock market regardless of their experience and knowledge.
THE FX MARKETS
Fx is an interbank foreign exchange market, the trading volume of which exceeds all other financial markets. Forex trading is available 24 hours a day via global information networks. Not only banks, but also private investors can buy and sell currencies. Their primary purpose is the same as in the stock market: buy at low price and sell at high one.
The most popular currencies in the Forex market are the following: USD (U.S. dollar), JPY (Japanese yen), GBP (British pound), EUR (Euro), CHF (Swiss franc), CAD (Canadian dollar) and AUD (Australian dollar). In turn, the most popular currency pairs are EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF.
Traders can access the foreign exchange market with the help of Forex Brokers. All that is needed is a computer with the Internet access and the MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation trading platforms, which can be download absolutely free. The platform enables Internet trading, i.e. buying and selling currencies in the Forex market. Based on the fundamental analysis and technical analysis, the trader tries to predict the movement of the currency market: in other words, buys the currency cheaper and sells, when its price goes up. The resulting difference between the buy and sell prices is the profit of the trader.
Like with the stock market, MetaTrader 5 , MetaTrader 4 and xStation provides tools for mobile Forex trading. With the MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation mobile trading platforms anyone can enjoy a full-featured and extremely comfortable trading in the foreign exchange market at any time and from anywhere in the world. It can be download for free (MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 iPhone & MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 Android). Automated trading using Expert Advisors is also available on the Forex. A robot created in MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 is able to analyze prices of financial instruments and trade currencies, carrying a large amount of calculations. In addition to developing robots, MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 includes options for writing technical indicators and other programs to run on the currency market.
MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 provides a wide arsenal of tools to ensure the most comfortable conditions for you to enjoy your favorite financial market trading. Maximum opportunities, rich functionality, user friendly interface, simple and clear logic of trade – all these benefits are available for the Stock Market and Forex. Use MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 and xStation 5 to the maximum: extensive trade opportunities, charts, technical analysis of prices, latest news from the financial markets, automated and mobile trading. No compromise: One platform, many markets!