MetaTrader 4, MT4 tutorial will guide You through the process of better understanding this great trading platform.  Knowing your platform will make your trading easier and will help to improve your trading skills. Trading is about constantly improving your skills, one of them is through knowing how your platform functions. You can download the free MetaTrader 4 platform on almost all broker’s websites offering MT4 trading accounts like

MetaTrader 4 Tutorial Overview

   Main window:

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MetaTrader 4 Tutorial for beginners
Main Menu include:

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File section tutorial metatrader 4

   –  The File section allows you to: 
   • Open up new charts 
   • Reopen deleted charts 
   • Select a profile 
   • Save pictures of charts or print them
   • Open Data Folder
   • Opening up a demo account 
   • Logging in to your live account for the first time 
   • Exit the platform  


View section tutorial metatrader 4

   – The View Section allows you to: 
   • Activate your toolbars 
   • Set your language preferences 
   • Open or close your Market-Watch, Data-Window, Navigator, Terminal & Strategy Tester 
   • Switch between full-screen view and normal View (F11 – toggle button)  
   Anything that you can’t see can be accessed from the view section 


Insert section tutorial metatrader 4

– The Insert Section allows you to: 
   • Add Indicators to a chart 
   • Add Lines, Channels, Fibs, Shapes, etc to a chart 
   Anything that you can add to a chart will be available in this section.  

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Charts section tutorial metatrader 4

    – The Charts section allows you to: 
   • Set the chart type (Bar, Candle, Line) 
   • Set the timeframe by selecting the ‘Periodicity’ 
   • Loading templates 
   • Refreshing the chart ( if not receiving any data) 
   • Activate the Grid, Volumes, Auto Scroll & Chart Shift 
   • Zoom in & out 
   • Set the Chart Properties This is a similar window that pops up when you right-click on the chart itself.  


Tools section metatrader 4

– The Tools section allows you to: 
   • Open the New Order window 
   • Open the History Centre 
   • Add or delete the Global Variables 
   • Use the MetaQuotes language editor (MetaEditor)
   This is a very powerful feature that allows you to create your own indicators or load someone else’s. 
   • Set the options for your software  


Window section mt4

– The Window Section allows you to: 
   • Open a new chart (New Window) 
   • Set the way the charts are displayed  

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Help section tutorial metatrader 4

 – The Help section allows you to:
   • Give you access to the MQL community (Forums)
   • Open The ‘User Guide’ for MT4 and MT5 through the ‘Help Topics’
   • Access MQL5 Website, Web Trader, Articles, Market, etc. 
   • Access  android application
   • Give info about the software in the ‘About’ tab  

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