MetaTrader 4 - Getting started


MT4 allows you

to trade on the international currency markets,

no matter where you are!

MT4 Logo



Getting help when you need it the most!



At first glance the MetaTrader 4 program interface can look overwhelming with all the icons on it.


Fortunately it is easy to learn how to use Metatrader as there is a lot of help available.



If you move the mouse arrow over any icon, it will give you the name of that particular icon.



You can then use the Help function (Click on Help and select Help Topics) to get more information.





Press F1





Free Downloads:


You can download 3 Metatrader 4 manuals here in Micosoft Word format:




You will use Micosoft Word to open up these files. If for some reason you don't have Micosoft Word please go to the following website to get your free copy:


Microsoft OpenOffice



Please note: The Metatrader Programme wil only work as long as your computer is connected to the internet. It needs the live data in order to work.


You will be able to see that it is connected by:


a. Looking at the connection icon at the bottom right of the screen.



If the icon is green and blue,

the connection is fine.

This is the way it should be

when you trade.


If the icon is red,

then Metatrader is not connected,

or has lost its connection.

Make certain your computer is online.


b. Looking at the graphs. If the graphs are updating, everything is fine. If it is not updating, Metatrader is not connected. Please reconnect to the internet.




Back to the Top



Risk Disclosure: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.


Copyright 2013, FOREX MASTERS