Many traders know that to start using MetaTrader 4 on Apple computers, it might be required to run MT4 trading terminal in a ‘virtual Windows machine’ environment. This is not always pleasing as it requires additional software expenses and efforts.
TRADE.com MT4 for Mac terminal is all that’s needed to experience a native-like enjoy when you install the MetaTrader 4 terminal – simply download TRADE.com MT4 For Mac and install it as a regular Mac app on your computer.
MetaTrader 4 on your Mac can be easily installed, used and uninstalled. Read more about these processes, as well as Expert Advisor features of the application, below.
If you've already downloaded the MetaTrader 4 for Mac .dmg file – search for a file “TRADE.dmg” at your “Downloads” folder. That’s all you need to download MetaTrader 4 for Mac. To install MT4 app on your Mac, launch it and drag the icon “Trade MT4” to “Applications.”
By simply typing in “Trade” you should be able to launch the program from your Applications, Launchpad, or via Spotlight. In order to have the application available faster ,after closing it you can move it around in the Dock. Later, it will be possible to launch it from there.
Tip: Most Mac computers allow installing applications downloaded from “Everywhere.” Although this option is not set as default, the majority of users choose it, so you might already have it set.
Should you have issues while installing the app, launch the downloaded app after you dragged it into applications folder, then, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → General tab → and select “Anywhere” in “Allow apps download from” setting.
You will understand how to use MetaTrader 4 for Mac after you read key usability tips for the application below. MT4 version for Apple Mac platform is pretty much the same as for Windows, with just a few insignificant differences.
To launch the “CMD” button function of your MT4, press the “CTRL” button on Mac.
Just like with the Windows version of the software, MT4 for Mac updates automatically. When it happens, the terminal usually shuts down without any notifications. To continue trading, just reopen the application and keep going with the updated version of it. You can check the current version of your terminal at Help → About.
Your TRADE.com MT4 for Mac allows you installing Expert Advisors (EAs), scripts, and indicators similar to it’s Windows counterpart.
For that purpose, you need to see files of the MetaTrader 4, which can be done by going to Applications, right-clicking on the TRADE.com terminal, and then clicking “Show Package Contents.”
Navigate further to “/drive_c/Program Files/trade.com MetaTrader 4 Terminal/MQL4/” – there, you will see folders /Indicators or /Experts. You will see the Expert Advisor or custom indicator that are already available.
To add new indicators & EA’s to your MetaTrader 4 for Mac, place the necessary files in the respective folders (as per instructions of the respective indicator/EA/script), open or restart your MT4 Mac Terminal to have them installed.
Uninstalling Finq MT4 for Mac is accomplished the same way as with any other Mac application. You need to find the app in your Applications, right-click on it, and press “Move to Trash.” Another way to do it is to simply drag and drop the app to your Dock’s Trash bin.
When trading, you want to think of currencies and rates, not of how to use your trading software. However, for long time Mac users felt alienated from trading because of the fact that one of the most popular platforms was only available for Windows. Hence, in order to make use of probably one of the most used retail trading platforms, Mac owners had to install window emulators, like Parallels, and run the app MetaTrader4 in simulated environment. Even seasoned traders felt uncomfortable, not to mention rookie ones.
The solution we offer has native installation experience that allows users to enjoy their trading without spending much time on technical issues.
No issues have been discovered connected with using MT4 on Mac. But, remember: the solution we offer operates in an emulated Windows environment. It has been tested extensively by us in order to make sure it’s safe to trade. However, to secure yourself, consider trading on a Demo account first to check if everything runs smoothly. After that, you can opt for live trading on your Mac computer.