… and he was just asking whether he can become a professional trader with just the mt5 mobile app. I had a hard time trying to convince and make him to come to believe that it is more about “YOU” (the trader) than it is about the tool you’re using.
Now I am learning to trade, however, I need to know how to use hands-down the tool I work with in order to really be a professional trader.
Actually, I said YES of course! I mean of course, you need to.
Welcome. That was a conversation with a friend. So not only him now, you are going to learn how to use the Metatrader 5 proficiently on mobile and on your PC like a professional.
Metatrader 5 is…
As it’s rightly put, MetaTrader 5 is an all-in-one platform for trading the Forex, Stocks and Futures from anywhere in the world, as long as you are connected.
MT5 on Your Mobile Device
It might be that you are just learning how to trade stocks, options, forex or futures, so in order to start trading from your mobile device, you’ll first want to download the MT5 (MetaTrader 5) and intalling it on your device. After installation, the next thing is to just tap on the app icon on your list of apps and you’ll be launched into the MT5 interface.
On this interface you will have access to
- Quotes – a window with prices of financial instruments.
- Charts – view price charts.
- Trade – view the state of account and manage trade positions and pending orders.
- History – view the history of trade operations.
- Mailbox – view emails received via the internal mail system.
- News – view news messages.
- Messages – view messages and push-notifications.
- Settings – mobile platform settings.
- Journal – view the logs of MetaTrader 5 for Android.
MT5 on Your PC or MAC
Metatrader 5 on MAC PC
To start using Metatrader 5 for Forex/Currency trading, stocks, futures or crypto, first thing that is obvious and glaring is INSTALLATION.
Installation of softwares starts from something as simple as running an installation package to running some commands in the Shell/Command line.
So to get things going on a Mac machine, we will need a piece of software called Wine, simply because, the Metatrader family (4 & 5) are actually made with the Windows OS in mind.
Now with this software, all you’ll need do is to head over to
From your Mac computer, go to the MetaTrader 5 for Mac page, and scroll to the bottom
Fill in the requested information on the form
Once completed, click on the blue button “Download for Mac”
The download of the MetaTrader 5 Admiral Markets.dmg file will start automatically
Double-click on the “MetaTrader 5 Admiral Markets.dmg” file to open it. If the file does not open, right click on it and select “Open”
The system will launch the installation of the MetaTrader 5 trading software for Mac
A new window will appear with the MetaTrader 5 Admiral Markets.app logo, and the Applications folder logo
Select the MetaTrader 5 for Mac platform logo, and drag and drop it into the Applications folder. The platform will copy itself into this folder
You can now launch your native MetaTrader 5 application for Mac OS X or iMac from the Applications folder of your Finder or the Launchpad
If you have not authorized applications that are not downloaded from the App Store, you may get an error message
To overcome this, you just need to click on the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen, and select “System Preferences”. Then, go to the “Security and Privacy” tab
You will see a confirmation request: click on the “Open anyway” button
The system will then ask you for a confirmation to open the application. All you have to do is click on the “Open” button, and the MetaTrader 5 application will start. This procedure needs to be done only once, then all future openings of the application will be done without any confirmation
Finally, will be able to open your MetaTrader 5 Mac application and use it with a real or a demonstration trading accountAdmiralMarkets
MT5 on Your PC
Using the Metatrader 5 on your Windows PC is as simple as:
- Downloading Metatrader 5 for PC on the metatrader5 official website.
- Run the installation (.exe) file. Done!
- Launch Metatrader 5
- Create a new Demo/Live account or Login to your existing account. Viola! You are good to trade.