MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a leading developer of financial trading software. Established in 2000, MetaQuotes Software Corp. is considered as one of the leading developers of software applications for brokerages, banks, and exchanges. The company's representative offices are located in many countries around the world.
The company has developed a series of popular software products, from a simple FX Charts platform to the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform.
MetaQuotes' first product FX Charts was released in the year 2000. This easy-to-use platform allowed performing trading operations and analyzing currency pair quotes in the Forex market. FX Charts was a truly revolutionary and highly functional product available at a reasonable price as opposed to its expensive and low-performance counterparts. The new product quickly gained a favorable market share and was implemented in several brokerage firms.
After the first successful experience, the company continued to further develop its products and released the MetaQuotes platform, which provided the opportunity to trade CFDs and included the new MQL (MetaQuotes Language) programming language. The market was excited over the new product for the possibility of traders to use automated robots in financial trading.
With the third-generation platform released under the MetaTrader brand name, traders received the opportunity to trade futures in addition to FX pairs and CFDs. A year later, in 2003 the first mobile trading applications MetaTrader CE and MetaTrader for Palm were released. This release greatly increased the number of traders using the new platform, and spurred the market interest in MetaQuotes' software products.
The release of the new MetaTrader 4 platform in 2005 was a milestone for the company. This was a completely new platform with an absolutely redesigned architecture and the new MQL4 programming language. MetaTrader 4 also featured revolutionary tools for the development, testing, and optimization of trading robots. It was this fourth-generation platform that made algorithmic trading available to the large number of traders from all over the world. The news about the new platform quickly spread around the world, MetaTrader 4 became the de facto standard in Forex trading and provided millions of traders with a reliable working tool.
Finally, MetaQuotes made a real breakthrough by releasing the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading software system in 2010. The new platform allows trading Forex symbols, stock instruments, as well as futures and CFDs. MetaTrader 5 features all the latest developments the company has to offer. The new product is much faster, more functional, more reliable and more convenient than previous-generation platforms. Millions of traders from around the world gradually appreciated advantages of the new platform which lead brokers to replace the outdated platforms with MetaTrader 5.