FX Blue news

Recent additions to the account sync list - Sunday, 18th October 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include NoaFX and NCSEC, plus new servers for Invast, FXSalt, Sensus, ETX, and Oanda.

Click here to try out account sync

Another update to the Trading Simulator - Sunday, 28th September 2014

There is another update to the Trading Simulator: you can now move the entry price of pending orders, and you can pause the simulation from inside the Simulator (using the settings button and its menu) instead of having to use the button in the MT4 backtesting pane.

New version of the Trading Simulator - Friday, 19th September 2014

There is a new version of the Trading Simulator with an option to pause the simulation when a t/p or s/l is hit. You can use this facility to go back and inspect the trade history, or you can set the backtesting to maximum speed while a trade is open if you intend to leave it to hit either its s/l or t/p. Please see section 3.4 of the updated user guide for more information.

Version 6.06 of the Personal Trade Copier - Tuesday, 9th September 2014

A new version v6.06 of the Personal Trade Copier is available. This fixes an error when a symbol being copied from a sender does not exist in the receiving copy of MT4.

New version of the Data Integrity Checker - Tuesday, 9th September 2014

A new version of the Data Integrity Checker for MT4 is available. This has been re-built for full compatibility with the latest version of MT4.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Bfx, Belfor, OneFX, and PriorFX, plus new servers for FXCM, Alpari, FXPIG, Goldboro, and OneFX.

Click here to try out account sync

Version 6.05 of the Personal Trade Copier - Wednesday, 6th August 2014

A new version v6.05 of the Personal Trade Copier is available. The ForexSymbolSuffix parameter can now be set to "none", telling the receiver EA that the broker does not use a suffix for its symbols. (Leaving the parameter blank causes the EA to auto-detect the suffix, which can be problematic with brokers offering two versions of each symbol such as EURUSD and EURUSD_Avg.)

Recent additions to the account sync list - Wednesday, 6th August 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Valutrades, FxMars, COFX, and GIO, plus new servers for JFD and Sensus.

Click here to try out account sync

Version 6.04 of the Personal Trade Copier - Monday, 14th July 2014

A new version v6.04 of the Personal Trade Copier is available. This fixes a DLL import problem when running on the ancient Windows Server 2003.

Enhancements to cTrader account sync and publisher app - Tuesday, 8th July 2014

A new version of the publisher app for cTrader is available. This now calculates and publishes margin usage for open positions.

cTrader accounts using account sync will automatically benefit from this enhancement. You do not need to make any changes. Your results will start showing margin usage with immediate effect.

(Please note that the cTrader API does not provide an "official" figure for margin usage. Our apps have to calculate this based on current instrument prices and cTrader's margin rules.)

MT4i has changed its name to FX Blue! - Saturday, 5th July 2014
Internet Trade Mirror free usage increased to 40 subscribers - Saturday, 5th July 2014

The cap on free usage of the Internet Trade Mirror has been raised from 20 subscribers to 40 subscribers with immediate effect.

Version 6.03 of the Personal Trade Copier - Saturday, 5th July 2014

A new version v6.03 of the Personal Trade Copier is available. This is based on the version previously in beta, which had been re-built for use with v600+ of MT4.

v6.03 adds the ability to do manual partial closes of trades on the receiver without the receiver EA then closing the remainder of the position (because previously it did recognise the new ticket number following the manual partial close).

Please note that the name of the EA has changed, to match the change in the site's name from MT4i to FX Blue. You can transfer to using the new version by saving the settings for the existing EAs (using the Save button on the Input's tab of MT4's properties for the EA), and then loading those saved settings when starting the new version of the EA. We strongly recommend that you test this transition on a demo account before trying it on a live account.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Saturday, 5th July 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Alfaforex, WithFX, ACCFX and NCSEC, plus new servers for Traders Trust, Activtrades and Exness.

Click here to try out account sync

New version of QuickChannel - Saturday, 28th June 2014

There is a new version of the QuickChannel developer library, with two main additions:

  • The documentation includes examples of using QuickChannel in non-MT4 applications, such as C# programs
  • The installation now includes a 64-bit version of QuickChannel, e.g. for use in 64-bit MT5

This new version of QuickChannel is being issued under our new FX Blue name, in advance of the name-change next weekend.

MT4i is changing its name to FX Blue - Wednesday, 25th June 2014

We are excited to announce that, because our services now work on multiple trading platforms, we are rebranding from MT4i to FX Blue.

You don't need to do anything. Everything will continue to work as it does now, and typing in www.mt4i.com will simply track through to www.fxblue.com.

We will be making the changes to the website on the weekend of 5/6 July.

Version 2 of the Trading Simulator - Saturday, 7th June 2014

Version 2 of the Trading Simulator has completed its beta test and is now fully released.

V2 includes a number of extra features, such as the ability to edit orders after placement with the same full range of options which are available when first placing an order - for example, edit the stop-loss on an option position to set it to a new cash amount such as $50.

Click here for the new version of the Trading Simulator

Updated beta version of the Personal Trade Copier - Wednesday, 28th May 2014

There is an updated beta version of the Personal Trade Copier, with several small improvements in areas such as suffix detection and conversion of equity to USD.

The beta version has been created because "old" EAs continue to run on v600+ of MT4, but the backward-compatibility is not perfect. New EAs are more reliable on v600+ of MT4 than old EAs.

Click here for the beta version of the Personal Trade Copier

Recent additions to the account sync list - Wednesday, 28th May 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include SRDresdner and DCFx, plus new servers for Markets.com, Valbury, Ava, and FxPrimus.

Click here to try out account sync

NZD historic equity and floating P/L - Saturday, 3rd May 2014

The site now handles calculations of historic equity and floating P/L for accounts with a deposit in NZD (though please note that all such calculations are approximate).

Recent additions to the account sync list - Saturday, 12th April 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include IGO FX, mForex, and SolForex, plus new servers for Iron FX, Alpari UK, Tallinex, and BlueStar.

Click here to try out account sync

New beta version of the Trading Simulator - Saturday, 29th March 2014

A new version of the Trading Simulator is available as a beta. The new version has an enhanced design with many more trading options such as reversing and hedging positions.

Please note that this new version of the Simulator requires v600 or later of MetaTrader 4, and will not work with copies of MT4 which are still on v509 (or older).

Click here for the beta version of the Simulator.

Version 1.53 of the Personal Trade Copier - Tuesday, 25th March 2014

A new version v1.53 of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

This fixes a problem with reloading the EA (e.g. changing its parameters, or changing the timeframe of its chart) in v600+ of MT4.

Please note that there is also a beta version of the Personal Trade Copier which is compiled specifically for v600+ of MT4.

New beta version of the Personal Trade Copier - Monday, 24th March 2014

There is a new beta version of the Personal Trade Copier, re-compiled specifically for use with v600+ of MT4. This version will not work with any copies of MT4 which are still on v509 (or older).

This new version has been created because "old" EAs continue to run on v600+ of MT4, but the backward-compatibility is not perfect. New EAs are more reliable on v600+ of MT4 than old EAs.

Click here for the beta version of the Personal Trade Copier

New version of EACopy - Tuesday, 11th March 2014

There is a new version of the EACopy tool for distributing files into multiple installations of MT4.

This not only adds support for v600+ of MT4, but also contains a huge number of new features and a complete redesign which is more closely integrated with Windows Explorer.

Click here to read more about EACopy

Recent additions to the account sync list - Monday, 3rd March 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include new servers for Forex.com, HFMarkets, Boston Technologies, and QTrade.

Click here to try out account sync

New version of QuickChannel - Thursday, 20th February 2014

There is a new version of the QuickChannel developer library, containing additional functions for use with v600+ of MT4 (i.e. Unicode-compatible functions). QuickChannel can now be used on both v500 and v600 of MT4, without needing complex string manipulations in order to translate between Ansi and Unicode on v600.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Wednesday, 12th February 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include new servers for Global Prime, Price Markets, ETX, and Invast.

Click here to try out account sync

New version of the MT4 Publisher EA - Wednesday, 5th February 2014

A new version is available of the Publisher EA for MT4.

Old versions of the EA need to be updated for use with v600 of MT4, because v600 is not fully backward-compatible with v509. (Files created by EAs are no longer put in the experts\files directory of MT4, and the Publisher needs an update in order to detect the new location of these files.)

New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Wednesday, 5th February 2014

A new version v1.52 of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

This works round a bug in the new v600 of MT4 where an EA's initialisation routine can corrupt its string memory, particularly if the EA is already attached to a chart when MT4 (re-)starts up. Previous versions of the Copier can report message-corruption errors on v600. (The error messages are logged by the receiver EA, but the issue is in fact in the sender EA.)

(The bug in MT4 v600 seems to be related to the fact that v600 can call the init() function in an EA multiple times, particularly when starting up with the EA already attached to a chart. These calls to init() can be concurrent, and this seems to corrupt the EA's memory, particularly if the EA carries out any string operations in init(). This is clearly a bug in MT4 v600: init() should only be called once, and problems are arising from the fact that MT4 calls it multiple times. This is related to, but separate from, similar bugs which were reported to MetaQuotes during beta-testing.)

Experimental: historic floating P/L and equity now available for USD cent accounts - Sunday, 2nd February 2014

Calculations of historic floating P/L and equity are now available for USD cent accounts (currencies USC or USD100). Please note that the new functionality is experimental, and all such historic calculations are always an approximation.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Sunday, 2nd February 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Tarsier, ROCO, and ACM Gold, plus new servers for Iron FX and MIG.

Click here to try out account sync

Recent additions to the account sync list - Sunday, 26th January 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Strategon, NetStock ECN, and new servers for Iron FX, IG, and Alpari.

Click here to try out account sync

New version of the Internet Trade Mirror - Wednesday, 15th January 2014

A new version 1.50 of the Internet Trade Mirror software is available.

The new releases standardises its functionality (and version number) with the Personal Trade Copier.

Changes and additions include the following:

  • Improved detection of the offset between broker time and GMT
  • Added a CentAccount setting for lot sizing
  • Added the ability to use a fixed comment on each copied order (UseCustomOrderComment)
  • Fixed a (non-critical) issue where the software's private log file could not be created in new installations of v574 of MT4
  • Fixed a bug with the AddPipsToTP setting in the sender EA.
  • Several clarifications in the user manuals, e.g. about lot sizing and about copying speed
New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Wednesday, 15th January 2014

A new version v1.50 of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

Changes and additions include the following:

  • Added a CentAccount setting for lot sizing
  • Added the ability to use a fixed comment on each copied order (UseCustomOrderComment)
  • Fixed a (non-critical) issue where the software's private log file could not be created in new installations of v574 of MT4
  • Fixed a bug with the AddPipsToTP setting in the sender EA.
  • Several clarifications in the user manual, e.g. about lot sizing and about copying speed
New version of the Custom Timeframe Generator - Monday, 13th January 2014

A new version 1.3 of the Custom Timeframe Generator is available.

The format of chart files will change in the next version of MT4, due for release shortly, and you will need to update any utilities which create .HST files.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Monday, 13th January 2014

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include IG, Hirose, FXOpen UK, Altair, Excel Markets, BTC, LMAX, and several new servers for brokers such as FXCM, Exness, and Ava.

Click here to try out account sync

New version of the Publisher for FXCM TS2 - Tuesday, 9th July 2013

A new version of the Publisher for FXCM TS2 accounts is available.

The new version uses FXCM's ForexConnect API instead of their old Order2Go API. It has a faster, simpler installation and does not require frequent updates to the Order2Go framework.

The new version also has additional settings, such as an option to re-publish whenever orders are opened or closed. It also displays an overview of your account status within the publisher app itself, without needing to visit the website.

Click here to download the FXCM Publisher

New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Tuesday, 9th July 2013

A new version of the Personal Trade Copier is available (v1.41).

Additions include the following:

  • Improved handling of partial closes
  • Ability to copy order comments from the sender account (UseOriginalOrderComments parameter) - but please see section 3.11 of the manual for notes about the disaster-recovery implications
  • Alerts about rejected orders by email as well as on screen
  • Limit on the maximum spread when trading (MaxSpreadPips parameter)
  • Control of maxium deviation on instant-execution brokers (MarketOrderSlippageParameter parameter, not applicable on market-execution brokers)
  • Immediate trade closure if slippage is too large (ImmediateCloseOnSlippagePips parameter)
  • New variable for use in alert messages: {PNLPIPS}
Recent additions to the account sync list - Tuesday, 9th July 2013

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Monex, Forex Nation, LandFX, Starfish, Tallinex, Charter Prime, Jaden, Sensus Capital, and Bossa FX.

Click here to try out account sync

New publication option: embedding MT4i in your own web pages - Sunday, 21st April 2013

We are very pleased to announce a new option for displaying trading results on your own website: you can now embed charts, analysis, and statements on your own site using a simple iframe.

Your visitors can view comprehensive information about your trading activity without needing to leave your own site. The embedded page includes interactive charts, a condensed version of MT4i's analysis, plus sophisticated features such as filtering and the ability to create bespoke analysis charts.

Click here for more information about the iframe

New version of the Custom Timeframe Generator - Monday, 26th November 2012

We have added further options to the Custom Timeframe Generator. The tool now has the ability to force simulated ticks on the offline chart which it creates, and to adjust the time of the bars on the offline chart, e.g. creating an H1 chart which is 5 hours behind broker time.

More symbols in the trader sentiment - Monday, 26th November 2012

We have added further symbols to the trader sentiment, available both on the website and in the downloadable MT4 indicator: EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY, and XAU/USD

Click here to view the trader sentiment

Javascript API now includes several extra fields - Sunday, 25th November 2012

Several extra fields have been added to the Javascript API recently: number of winning and losing trades, number of pips banked on winners and losers, risk/return ratio, initial deposits on the account etc.

Click here for an example of the Javascript API

Invitation-only competitions - Sunday, 25th November 2012

By popular demand, we have made a change to invitation-only competitions. You can now continue to send out further invitations after a competition has started, provided that the "allow late entrants" setting is turned on.

New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Tuesday, 2nd October 2012

A new version of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

The new version has improved auto-detection of the ForexSymbolSuffix parameter, catering for brokers who have two versions of each symbol: an untradeable symbol such as EURUSD which is only included for internal purposes, and a second symbol such as EURUSD# which is the actual tradeable version. The Trade Copier will now auto-detect the suffix as #, avoiding the need to set the ForexSymbolSuffix parameter manually.

The Trader Copier also now has MaxSenderLotSize and MinSenderLotSize parameters. These are similar to the existing IgnoreOrdersSmallerThanLots and IgnoreOrdersLargerThanLots filters, but apply to the original lot size on the sender, not the adjusted size which the receiver is about to trade.

New version of the Internet Trade Mirror - Tuesday, 2nd October 2012

A new version of the Internet Trade Mirror software is available.

This inherits all recent changes to the Personal Trade Copier - for example, the improved auto-detection of the ForexSymbolSuffix parameter, and the new MaxSenderLotSize and MinSenderLotSize parameters.

Range bars in the Custom Timeframe Generator - Monday, 10th September 2012

By popular demand, we have added the ability to create range bars in the Custom Timeframe Generator.

As well as tick charts and non-standard time periods, the Custom Timeframe Generator can now create charts of range bars. For example, you define a range such as 10 pips, and the software then creates a chart where each candle has the same range (i.e. 10 pips) and a variable duration in time depending on how long it takes the market to move the specified distance.

Spread Controller, version 2 - Saturday, 11th August 2012

MT4i is pleased to announce the release of a new version of one its most popular tools: version 2 of the Spread Controller.

The purpose of the Spread Controller remains the same, but the process has become much simpler and quicker. You simply run one script after starting MT4. After that, you will be prompted at the start of each backtest to change the spread which is about to be used. There is no longer a need to restart MT4 after each change of spread, or to disconnect MT4 from the broker.

Trading Simulator for MT4 - Wednesday, 1st August 2012

After a "soft launch" in the Apps section of the website, MT4i is pleased to announce the official launch of our trading simulator for MT4.

The MT4i Trading Simulator converts the MetaTrader 4 strategy tester into a tool for practising manual trading using historic data. You can use the Simulator to test how well you would have fared under particular historic market conditions - and/or to check how well your favourite indicators would have guided you in the past.

The Simulator lets you place market and pending orders, set trailing stops, alter the s/l and t/p on orders by clicking on the chart, save complex order definitions as templates, quickly close all open orders, plus many more features which are not available as standard in MetaTrader 4.

Price Action News - Wednesday, 1st August 2012

After a "soft launch" in the Apps section of the website, MT4i is pleased to announce the official launch of our Price Action News.

The Price Action News indicator displays the feed for a symbol such as EURUSD on a chart in MetaTrader 4. You can set up alerts which notify you whenever a new event occurs, and you can undock the news into a floating window or minimize it so that it takes up the smallest possible amount of chart space.

You can also follow the news on Twitter, at twitter.com/mt4inews

Custom Timeframe Generator for MT4 - Saturday, 5th May 2012

MT4i is pleased to announce the launch of a new free tool for traders: the Custom Timeframe Generator which lets you create charts for timeframes which are not natively supported by MT4.

The software can create both tick charts and time-based charts, for periods such as M3, H2, 10-seconds etc. The software can create historic bars for periods such as M3 from historic M1 data, and can optionally interpolate missing bars on shorter timeframes (e.g. create empty bars on a 10-second chart if there are no ticks within a 10-second period).

Apps section of the MT4i website - Saturday, 5th May 2012

We have reorganised the "Tools" section of the MT4i website and renamed it as the Apps section.

You should find that the new layout is easier to navigate, and provides a clearer indication of apps which are related to each other. The list continues to be divided into trader and developer tools, but there is now extra categorisation within the list of trader tools.

New features in MT4i Mobile - Saturday, 5th May 2012

New features have been added to the mobile version of the MT4i website.

Trade information now includes the order comment and magic number, and you can view recently closed trades as well as open trades by clicking on the list of recent days which is shown in the account stats.

New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Saturday, 5th May 2012

A new version of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

The new version includes further filters on the trades which are copied. You can specify minimum or maximum lot sizes, and also provide a list of trading hours during which orders should be copied, e.g. between 7am and 10am and between 2pm and 8pm.

Recent additions to the account sync list - Saturday, 5th May 2012

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include AFB, FECH, FX Choice, and Integral, plus additional servers for PrimeXM, Alpari, ATC, Global Prime, InvestorsEurope, Universal FX, IBFX, Axiory, Synergy FX, Enfinium, Pepperstone, HotForex, and Exness.

Click here to try out account sync

Internet Trade Mirror free usage increased to 20 subscribers - Monday, 13th February 2012

The cap on free usage of the Internet Trade Mirror has been raised from 5 subscribers to 20 subscribers with immediate effect.

There is also an updated version of the receiver EA also with a new StopTradingAtDrawdownPercent parameter. This is similar to the existing StopTradingBelowEquity parameter, but stops trading activity when floating P/L exceeds the specified percentage of account balance.

New version of the Personal Trade Copier - Monday, 13th February 2012

A new version of the Personal Trade Copier is available.

A single sender EA can now send trades to multiple receivers. It is no longer necessary to run a separate sender for each receiver. For example, you can enter "Receiver1,Receiver2" as the Channel parameter for the sender, and that single EA will then broadcast messages to the receiver EAs with the Channel parameters "Receiver1" and "Receiver2".

The receiver EA also has a new StopTradingAtDrawdownPercent parameter. This is similar to the existing StopTradingBelowEquity parameter, but stops trading activity when floating P/L exceeds the specified percentage of account balance.

Trading competition with $4,000 cash prizes - Thursday, 19th January 2012

Refund FX has teamed up with MT4i to offer a forex trading challenge with $4,000 in cash prizes to the highest grossing accounts over a 1 month period beginning 1 February.

* Registration for the competition is now open: please visit http://www.mt4i.com/competitions/refundfx

* Prize money is given as a cash prize into the live trading account of your choice. There are no restrictions on this prize money. You can freely withdraw or trade as you like.

* Starting with a $5,000 demo account, competitors will trade using Refund FX's MT4 multi broker platform, which allows you to choose from a number of different brokers.

* All contestants that enter will also receive a free copy of the Bilo Run EA valued at $199.

Refund FX is an ASIC regulated introducing broker that pays you a cash rebate every time you place a trade. Visit www.refundfx.com.au for more information.

More brokers in the account sync list - Monday, 16th January 2012

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include AFX, FXCentral, RealForex, ForexFX, ECN Alpha, FXTrend, FXPig, MasterForex, Renesource, SVS, vPE, In-Arabia, IC Markets, BestEx, and PrimeXM.

Click here to try out account sync

New versions of the Personal Trade Copier and Internet Trade Mirror - Thursday, 29th December 2011

The Personal Trade Copier and Internet Trade Mirror have both been updated.

Both applications now have a BuySellOnly parameter which controls whether the copying will place long/short orders, and both also have MaxOpenOrders_Total and MaxOpenOrders_FromCopier parameters for controlling the number of open/pending orders.

New version of the MT5 publisher EA - Thursday, 8th December 2011

A new version of the Publisher EA for MetaTrader 5 is available. This has been updated to work with the new build 555 of MT5 which is (yet again) not backward-compatible with existing EAs.

Click here to download the MT5 Publisher EA

New versions of the Personal Trade Copier and Internet Trade Mirror - Tuesday, 22nd November 2011

The Personal Trade Copier and Internet Trade Mirror have both been updated.

The Personal Trade Copier has gained better support for unusual partial-close handling on some brokers, plus extra logging.

The Internet Trade Mirror has the same changes, plus a fix for a bug in the receiver when the sender is broadcasting a relatively large list of open orders.

New version of the MT5 publisher EA - Tuesday, 15th November 2011

A new version of the Publisher EA for MetaTrader 5 is available. This has been updated to work with the new build 540 of MT5 which is (again) not backward-compatible with existing EAs.

Click here to download the MT5 Publisher EA

More brokers in the account sync list - Tuesday, 15th November 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include PFG Best, Prime Bank Forex, Excel, GrandCapital, UnitedForex, SynergyFX, TradeFort, and WorldPro.

Click here to try out account sync

Restricting access to your results - Sunday, 16th October 2011

In addition to setting a PIN on your account, you can also now restrict access to specific MT4i users. If you turn on this new feature, people can only see your results if they are logged in to an MT4i account on the "white-list" which you set up.

To use this new feature, log in to your account and use the new settings in the "Report PIN and/or access list" section.

Social networking links - Wednesday, 5th October 2011

You can now add social-networking links to your results, helping to publicise your trading activity. This new option adds Facebook, Twitter, and Google +1 links to your statement and stats pages.

To turn on the links, log in to your account and use the new setting in the "System description, and publication options" section.

Click here for an example of the social network links

Tabbed statement view - Wednesday, 5th October 2011

You can now choose between the traditional statement view versus a tabbed version which makes it easier to navigate the order history on large accounts. (The tabbed version is already in use for portfolios, and is also used automatically on accounts with more than 10,000 orders in their history).

The tabbed view also provides more flexible sorting of orders, and allows the order history to be filtered to pick out particular entries.

In addition, you can insert your own web content into the tabbed view. For example, you can add a tab promoting yourself, your EA, or just containing further information about the results you are publishing.

To turn on the tabbed view, log in to your account and use the new settings in the "System description, and publication options" section.

Click here for an example of the tabbed statement view

MT4i has moved to a new datacentre - Saturday, 24th September 2011

MT4i has moved to a new datacentre this morning. Everything should transfer seamlessly, but please do let us know if you are having any problems with any aspect of the site.

Click here to contact us

More brokers in the account sync list - Tuesday, 13th September 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Cantor Fitzgerald, Vantage FX, CollectiveFX, ILQ, UWC, Forex4You (EGlobal), and new servers for Pepperstone.

Click here to try out account sync

Internet Trade Mirror - free trade copying over the internet - Monday, 12th September 2011

Following the huge popularity of MT4i's Personal Trade Copier, we have now launched the Internet Trade Mirror: free trade copying over the internet between different computers running MetaTrader 4.

The Internet Trade Mirror has all the functionality which has attracted thousands of users of the Personal Trade Copier. Senders can control which trades are broadcast. Receivers can control which trades are copied, and can alter lot sizing and other risk settings, and can even invert the direction of the sender's trades. The Mirror automatically converts between 2DP/4DP and 3DP/5DP brokers, and between different broker symbol names such as EURUSD and EURUSDcx. The Mirror supports partial closes, market execution, and allows the receiver to control slippage or simply place all orders at market.

The Internet Trade Mirror is currently in beta and restricted to 5 subscribers per account. Please contact us for an increased limit, or for a version of the software which you can run from your own server.

Click here to try out the MT4i Internet Trade Mirror

New versions of the Publisher EAs for MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 - Monday, 12th September 2011

New versions of the Publisher EAs for MT4 and MT5 are now available.

The new MT4 EA builds its results faster, particularly on accounts with large numbers of trades in their history, and uses a different publication mechanism with better support for Linux servers which are running MT4 and other Windows software through an emulator.

The new MT5 EAs (32-bit and 64-bit) also use the new publication mechanism, and add support for text containing non-ANSI characters (e.g. Cyrillic broker names).

Both EAs continue to allow publication of results as frequently as every minute, with immediate re-publication following new trading activity.

Try out the MT4 Publisher EA or MT5 Publisher EA

Custom symbol mappings and trade reversal in the Personal Trade Copier - Monday, 29th August 2011

There is an updated version of the Personal Trade Copier which allows custom symbol mapping between brokers. For example, if the sending broker refers to spot gold as GOLD, and the receiving broker uses XAUUSD, then you can now define rules which convert between the different symbol names.

The new version of the Personal Trade Copier also allows trade direction to be inverted, so that a buy on the sender account becomes a sell on the receiver account etc.

Click here to try out the Personal Trade Copier

Strategy tags - Sunday, 28th August 2011

The "EA" tab of the Stats page has become the "Strategy" tab, because of the addition of a new feature: Strategy Tags.

Strategy Tags let you analyse manual trading, or automated systems which use each order's comment to distinguish between different strategies. You create tags which match part or all of an order comment, and the Strategy tab then automatically updates each time your results are published.

You don't need to manually assign tags to each trade after publishing your results. You set up your tags once, and the system does all the work for you after that, based on the comment you enter when placing each trade.

Click here for more information about Strategy Tags or view an example

More brokers in the account sync list - Sunday, 28th August 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include FIG-FX, Traders Trust, UpFX, TyTradium, GCI, and additional servers for ODL and MIG.

Click here to try out account sync

Update to the Personal Trade Copier - Thursday, 18th August 2011

There is an updated version of the Personal Trade Copier which allows filtering of orders based on the order comment. In other words, you can choose only to copy some of the trades on the sending account, based on the comment for the order as well as its magic number and symbol.

Click here to try out the Personal Trade Copier

ForexPros.com added as a news provider in Connect - Monday, 8th August 2011

ForexPros.com has been added as a news provider in Connect. Their news feeds are available in 11 different languages.

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More brokers in the account sync list - Saturday, 6th August 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include IntelFX, Finexo, STS, Admiral, Inovatrade, FBS, and Sunbird.

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New site design - Sunday, 31st July 2011

The look of the MT4i site has changed a little over this weekend.

The new design creates a little extra space on screen, and also loads slightly faster on all desktop browsers. (It also now loads much faster on devices such as iPhones, though please note that there is a special version of the site for mobile devices.)

Extra filtering on order comments - Wednesday, 13th July 2011

The filtering on order comments has been extended to allow exact matches.

You can now start a match with = to mean "this exact, case-sensitive comment". For example, =MyEA will only match against the order comment "MyEA", and not against "myea" or "myea v1".

You can combine this with other matches in a comma-separated list. For example, =MyEA,/MyEA2 will match against the order comment "MyEA" or any comments which start with "MyEA2".

For more information about filtering on order comments, please click here.

Javascript API now includes pending and open orders - Tuesday, 12th July 2011

The Javascript API now includes a list of open and pending orders. You can use this new data to build lists of orders for display on your own website.

Click here for an example of the Javascript API

More brokers in the account sync list - Tuesday, 5th July 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include Hantec, ThinkForex, Divisa, Fienex (FXCBS), and Pepperstone.

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Hiding your entire order list - Wednesday, 29th June 2011

You can now choose to hide your entire order list on MT4i, so that visitors can only see statistics, not the individual orders.

To turn this on, log into your MT4i Live account and turn on the setting "Make your order list private". You can also change this setting from the account sync page.

If you only want to hide open and/or pending orders, not closed orders, then you can continue to do this using the settings in our Publisher EA or the account sync settings.

Click here for an example of a hidden order list

Filtering on order comments - Saturday, 25th June 2011

You can now filter results based on order comments, in addition to the existing options to filter by date, lot size, symbol, direction etc.

(You need to be publishing your order comments in order to use this facility. If you are using the MT4/MT5 publisher EAs then you need to turn on the "PublishOrderComments" parameter. If you are using account sync then the "Publish order comments" option is turned on by default.)

The text you enter is matched against any part of the order comment. For example, "close" matches against either of the comments "partial close" or "close by hedge". If you only want to match against the start of the order comment, then use / at the start of the text, e.g. "/close".

You can also specify different comments, separated by commas. For example, "close,/partial" matches against any order comments which contain "close", or against any comments which start with "partial". And you can preface the whole list with ! to mean "all orders except those matching this list of comments".

Competitions system out of beta - Friday, 24th June 2011

MT4i's Competitions system is now officially out of beta. However, we will be continuing to add further features to the system over the coming weeks based on the valuable feedback we have received from users.

Please note that the rules have changed regarding deposits and withdrawals during a competition. Previously, competitors were disqualified if they made deposits or withdrawals during a competition, though this was not enforced during the beta period. The new rule is that deposits and withdrawals are allowed, but they are treated as though they were made at the start of the competition. In other words, growth is calculated as: current equity / (starting equity + deposits)

Click here to try out MT4i Competitions

More brokers in the account sync list - Thursday, 23rd June 2011

Several more brokers have been added recently to the list available for use with account sync. The additions include FXPrimus, RoboForex, Goldstein, plus extra servers from GoMarkets and HotForex.

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FXStreet added to the news feeds in MT4i Connect - Friday, 17th June 2011

FXStreet (http://www.fxstreet.com/) has been added to the list of news providers in MT4i Connect.

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New version of Personal Trade Copier - Thursday, 16th June 2011

A new version of the Personal Trade Copier is available. The new version provides better support for Oanda accounts where the order comment is automatically modified by Oanda.

Click here for more information about the Personal Trade Copier

MT4i Connect - Tuesday, 7th June 2011

MT4i is delighted to announce the launch of MT4i Connect, a free service with unique features for registered users:

  • The smart news widget: Create your own customised news feeds! Add the RSS news feeds of your choice and in your own language. Filter by subject and time, and save filters for quick re-use in future - e.g. "show me all EUR/USD news in the last 4 hours"
  • Economic calendar: View up-coming news events, filter by priority, and set alarms.
  • Account dashboard: Collect all your broker accounts (and those of your friends, if they let you) in one place. Click through to see the detailed analysis, and view the account details from your mobile phone using MT4i Mobile.

Click here to try out MT4i Connect

MT4i news service - Sunday, 5th June 2011

After only 2 years of operations and tens of thousands of registrations, MT4i finally launches a "What's new" list!