As a couple of our more perceptive readers have recently pointed out to me, Ray the Random Robot's equity curve (the live version of which you can see proudly displayed to the left of this post) has recently suffered an obvious "blip". Here's an enlarged version of where Ray's up to today, preserved for posterity:
If you're from the United States you may well never have heard of Buru Trader. However if you're a customer of Interbank FX Australia like me, you probably will have done. It's a bundle of two MetaTrader 4 expert advisors called "buru New York" and "buru Tokyo", which IBFX Australia have been promoting over the last few months. On March 15th IBFX were inviting their customers to find out about:
When the TradeStation Group announced last month that TradeStation Forex Inc. would be opening for business in the near future we speculated what "a few weeks" might mean. Now we know, and in this case it means just under a month. In a press release earlier today TradeStation:
The myfxbook blog has just been updated with a new post summarising the results of their most recent MetaTrader 4 trading contest. It includes a revealing pie chart showing that after 30 days of demo trading,:
I suddenly find myself writing my second blog post of April 1st 2011, and this one is no joke either! I'm already a GFT spread betting customer here in the UK, but nobody from GFT called or emailed to give me this news. I heard a whisper on the grapevine and called my account executive who confirmed that I could indeed open a MetaTrader 4 account with GFT today, as long as I didn't mind parting with at least £150. I said I didn't, and so I am now the proud possessor of a brand new GFT MT4 account. I'm told if you're a GFT client anywhere else in the world you can do this too. Everybody else will have to wait for a few more weeks.
Citi announced in a press release earlier this week that us poor souls from the UK would have to wait no longer to be able to use the CitiFX Pro platform. According to Citi’s Manager of Margin Foreign Exchange for Europe and the Middle East, Sasha Serebrinsky:
The OANDA version of MetaTrader 4 has been in beta testing for a while now. It sounds as though that testing is now finished, because today OANDA have announced that it is now possible to use MetaTrader 4 on a live fxTrade account. I can't find an online version of the press release, so here it is in full:
Yesterday I spoke at some length with MB Trading's Chris Mercer. Chris is in charge of various aspects of their business, including their MetaTrader 4 project. We started off by discussing MB Trading's recently announced "Get Paid for Limit Orders" initiative, then went on to talk about the intricacies of electronic communication networks. Finally I asked Chris about where the MetaTrader platform fits into all of this, both now and in the future.
Yesterday we took our first look at the beta version of OANDA MetaTrader 4, and did a little bit of experimental trading. Today we're going to go behind the scenes and take a look at what OANDA's fxTrade platform makes of those same trades, as well as highlighting some important differences between the two platforms.
You will soon be able to access OANDA’s tight spreads from MT4’s popular graphing, automation, customization, and community-based features.
Here at the Trading Gurus we've been beta testing OANDA's MetaTrader 4 implementation for a while, since amongst other things this announcement opens up the prospect of automated forex trading at OANDA without having to pay their current API fees. Here's our brief overview of what you can look forward to if you're a MetaTrader 4 user wondering if OANDA's "tight spreads" are worth looking at in more detail, or if you're currently an fxTrade user wondering what the recent MetaTrader fuss is all about.