Alpari UK have just announced that as long as you have at least 20,000 US dollars to spare you are now able to use it to fund a shiny new Alpari Pro account. Demo accounts are available of course, just like in the United States and Russia, but Alpari UK are more than happy to let you open a real account with real money too, as long as you don't reside in the US or in British Columbia that is. Here's how the announcement put it:
MetaTrader 5 has been open for public beta testing for a few days now. After a few trials and tribulations we have now got our first example robot working on MetaTrader 5. If you'd like to know what changes we had to make you can take a look at our MQL5 source code. This is just a quick port retaining the old MQL4 procedural style. We're not using any of the fancy new object oriented features of MQL5 yet.
The long wait is over! You can now download the first publicly available version of the MetaTrader 5 client terminal from the MQL4 forum.
Unfortunately it sounds as though you'll have to wait another 6 months before you will be able to use it in anger on a live account. "The nearest future" that Alpari Russia were talking about last week doesn't mean this week or even this month as far as demo accounts are concerned. A live account certainly sounds as though it won't be arriving until some time next year.
MetaQuotes announced today on the MQL4 forum that the long awaited MetaTrader 5 client terminal will finally be available for testing by the general public in the very near future. According to the announcement:
US broker Manhattan Beach Trading (usually known simply as MB Trading) introduced demo ECN MetaTrader 4 accounts way back at the start of this year. They have just announced that at long last their live ECN MT4 accounts are available:
With the benefit of an apparently hasty translation from the Russian original the MQL4 community website has just published an English language review by one of the MT5 closed beta testers that includes some pictures of the beta version of the MetaTrader 5 client terminal in action.
Our regular readers will have gathered by now that we are based in the United Kingdom. As UK residents that means if we use a spread betting account to do our forex trading we pay no tax on our profits! This is obviously highly desirable, but there is a drawback. The vast majority of spread betting brokers don't allow you to use automated trading systems.
In our previous live test results for June and July the Forex MegaDroid MetaTrader 4 expert advisor did at least manage to make a profit. Sadly the "robot" seems to have lost it's way over the summer holiday season. In our live account at Alpari UK it lost money. In percentage terms it lost a lot of money!
A new version of FapTurbo Evolution has been released! This was extremely welcome news for us here at the Trading Gurus because backtesting the robot was proving to be something of a nightmare. According to the email we received announcing the new version it has: