MetaTrader 4

Take your trading style and strategies to the next level with MetaTrader 4 (MT4) – the leading platform for expert investors. It’s available on desktop, browser, Android and iOS devices, so you can use it to execute your trades wherever you are, whenever you like.
Access our MT4 trading platform
with FXOpen

MT4: Straightforward trading with FXOpen

At FXOpen, we were the first broker to offer direct access to ECN trading and interbank liquidity through the award-winning MT4 trading platform. Since we first introduced this platform, MetaTrader 4 has gone on to become the world's most popular trading platform – ideal for new and experienced traders alike.

MT4 ensures instant implementation of your trades, all error-free and at the very best prices. With this platform, you'll benefit from a wide range of fully customisable features and advanced technical analysis, allowing you to get the most out of the trades you make.

Sign up to FXOpen and open a MetaTrader 4 account to trade in Hong Kong with markets around the world.

FXOpen and MetaTrader 4: Why trade with us?

Peace of mind

Trade different markets on one MT4 platform

When you choose us as your MetaTrader 4 broker, you can use one trading platform to trade forex, commodity, shares, indices, and cryptocurrency* CFDs. This makes the trades you do quick, easy and effective.

We want you to be a successful trader

Total protection

FXOpen is regulated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Your funds are also fully protected up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Make your money go further

Highly customisable to suit you

Tailor the MT4 trading platform to work with your style and strategies. Signing up to MT4 with FXOpen puts you in control.

Ultra-fast execution

Manual trading options

Place your trades directly from the chart function. You can make three types of order: market, limit and stop. Alternatively, use one-click trading and trailing stops to make the most of your opportunities.

Your choice of trading strategy

Access automated trading

You can choose an MT4 download to use ready-made scripts and expert advisors on the go. If you’d prefer to create a custom indicator or script based on your trading strategy, that’s possible too.

200+ markets offered

Use analysis and make informed decisions

Make your next move when you use MT4 to increase your trading knowledge. Access technical analysis via 50+ built-in indicators and graphic tools. You can also check the quotes history centre, strategy tester and get the latest market news.

What is MetaTrader 4?

Used by millions of investors worldwide, MetaTrader 4 is a dynamic trading platform that first launched in 2005. It includes a server and a client. As your MT4 broker, FXOpen runs the server and we provide you with the client software when you sign up with us.

The MT4 platform was created by MetaQuotes Software and is typically associated with forex trading. However, traders in other markets use MT4 using CFDs with FXOpen. Its ease of use and custom features make it the world's leading trading platform.

MetaTrader 4: Features and functions

When it comes to forex or other CFDs, MT4 has become the platform of choice for traders around the world. Its ability to allow traders to maximise the potential of their investments is one of the platform’s major draws.

If you’re considering using MetaTrader 4 for trading from Hong Kong, here are some of the stand-out functions you can use when you sign up with FXOpen:
  • User Experience: The MT4 platform is designed for investors who need to find information and analysis in the moment. Its user-friendly interface makes this process quick and accessible.
  • Smaller Lot Sizes: What makes us the best broker for MetaTrader 4 is that we can help you manage your potential risks by offering minimum transaction sizes as low as 0.01 lots.
  • Interactive Charts: Do you need data from a specific period? Want to find insights that help you make your next move? MT4 charts can be tailored to show you the information you need.
  • Add-ons & Indicators: Enhance the MT4 trading platform with extra add-ons and indicators from third parties that suit your styles and strategies.
  • Expert Advisors: MT4's expert advisors take the effort out of trading. These robots allow you to take positions on the markets based on algorithms informed by you.
  • 'Try Before You Buy': At FXOpen, you can hone your trading skills when you sign up to a demo account. Once you're up and running, you can trade for real with a live account.

MT4 download: How to get the platform

MT4 Desktop
Download the MT4 platform onto your computer. It comes with all the features and functionality you need to get started.
Download the MT4 platform
MT4 WebTrader
Don't want to download the MT4 platform? Use a Mac and can't download it? No problem –use the web browser version instead.
Go to MT4 WebTrader
MT4 for iPhone
Trade on your iOS devices. Get the app and access MetaTrader 4 online from anywhere.
Get the MT4 iOS app
MT4 for Android
For Android devices, download the MT4 trading app. With it, execute trades on the go.
Get the MT4 Android app

How to open a MT4 trading account with FXOpen

To open a MT4 trading account, sign up with FXOpen. This can be a live FXOpen account or, if you’d prefer to practice first, a demo account will give you the chance to see how it all works.

For live accounts, the sign-up process is fast and fuss-free:

  • Choose your account: personal, joint or corporate
  • Tell us about your previous trading experience
  • Let us know about your current financial status
  • Check your personal information is correct

When you’ve completed these sign-up steps, you'll receive a PIN code. Make a note of this as you’ll be asked for it when you withdraw or transfer funds between accounts.

If you need more detail about how to open a FXOpen account, visit our Knowledge Base.

Once logged in, follow the on-screen prompts to get your MT4 download. Alternatively, you can access your account via the MT4 online platform.

Already have a demo account and ready to take the next step? It's easy to start trading for real with us as your MetaTrader 4 broker. Simply create a live account and add funds. Your MT4 details will still be the same.

How to use MetaTrader 4

Want to know how to use MetaTrader 4? We’ve made it easy for you to get set up.

Based on Microsoft Windows, MT4 is designed to be a familiar platform that’s quick to learn and easy to navigate. To use MetaTrader 4 in Hong Kong – whether you’re at home or on the go – begin by opening a MT4 trading account with FXOpen.

Once you have chosen the version that best suits your device, you're ready to start using its features and functions.

  • Open a position by creating a new order from the Tools menu.
  • Check/close positions in the Terminal window via the View menu.
  • Change stops/limits from the Trade tab of the Terminal window.

What can you trade with the MT4 platform?

Forex is often the first thing that comes to mind for many people who think of MT4. When trying to decide between MT4 or MT5 for accessing the different markets, it’s easy to overlook MT4 as it’s known for being a forex platform.

However, while we offer forex trading via MT4, we make it possible to trade in other markets using this platform too. Choose us for your MT4 platform and trade shares, commodities or indices via CFDs.

What are the risks of using MT4?

MT4 is designed to meet the highest security standards, so it's safe to use when trading with FXOpen.

As with any type of trading, there are still risks to be aware of when investing capital. Never expose yourself to losses you can't afford and always plan for losses you incur.

How much does the MT4 trading platform cost?

The MT4 trading platform is free to download and use. The cost of the platform is met by FXOpen as your MetaTrader 4 broker. The only payments you need to be aware of are any losses made during trading and our commission on your opening and closing positions.

What is MT4 VPS?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. For the MT4 trading platform, it is where an online version is provided to you. Low latency and consistent connections are just two VPS benefits. It means algorithms can run 24/7 – even if you're not using the platform itself.

At FXOpen, we offer a free VPS to our clients who trade more than 100 lots per calendar month. For a full overview of the benefits and our terms and conditions, see the FXOpen Forex VPS page.

It’s worth noting that a VPS does not affect the functionality of MT4. It also won’t restrict any access to your markets.

Where can I find out more about the MT4 platform?

To find out more about the FXOpen MT4 trading platform, explore our Knowledge Base to find the answers you need. If you have further questions, talk to a member of our team via phone or email. Should you prefer to use our live chat service, you can contact us there between 1pm to 1am Hong Kong time, five days a week.

Open a MT4 trading account
with FXOpen

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are only available for trading by those clients categorised as Professional clients under FCA Rules. They are not available for trading by Retail clients.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.