MetaTrader 4 Tips and Tricks Free guides to help you get started with trading and market analysis.

Learn MetaTrader 4 Inside and Out

The industry standard MetaTrader 4 platform has truly robust functionality, starting with basic order placement going all the way up to complex forms of system trading and trade copying. In this guide, ThinkForex analyst Matt Simpson shares some of his tips and tricks for getting the most out of the MT4 platform.

The main points discussed in this guide are as follows:

  • How to customize the layout of the MT4 platform
  • Keyboard shortcuts that will save you time
  • How to quickly implement simple modifications to the platform
  • Creating an indicators favorite list to utilize just the indicators you
  • Building a trading checklist within MT4
  • Creating an "indicator of an indicator" and other forms of advanced indicator usage
  • Optimizing your cross-timeframe analysis
  • Tips to help you scale in an out of positions
  • Using automated trailing stops
  • Setting alerts
  • View and export your historical trade analysis

Mastering MT4 is no substitute for developing robust analysis, but understanding its finer points can help you execute the strategy you have precisely and efficiently.

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    Customisation 3
         Windows Layout 3
         Customising Charts 4
         Setting a Default Chart 4
         Customising Toolbars 5
    Workflow 7
         Using Shortcuts 7
         Portfolio Management 8
         Quickly Find a Symbol Within the Market-Watch 8
         Have Complete Control of All of Your Markets 8
         Using Hotkeys 9
         Access Your New MT4 Setup From Any Internet Computer 9
         Simple Modification of Indicators 10
         Modifying the Indicator 10
         Favourite Indicators List 11
         Trading Checklist Within MT4 11
    Charting Tips 12
         Layering Indicators 12
         Indicator of an Indicator 12
         Multi-Time Frame Objects 13
         Analyse Faster and More Efficiently 13
    Trading 14
         Scaling In 14
         Scaling Out 14
         Trailing Stops 15
         Alerts 15
         1-Click Trading with Drag N' Drop Stops 16
    Trade Analysis 17
         View Historical Trades on Your Charts 17
         Exporting Trading History 17


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