IC Markets, an Australia-regulated forex broker, announced it is launching the multi-asset MetaTrader 5 (MT5) trading platform.
According to the company statement, the MT5 is available to all clients for live and demo trading.
The MT5, which is the successor of the widely popular retail trading platform MT4, offers direct exchange connectivity and broader range of global markets, including forex, indices, stocks and commodities, as well as faster speed.
“Following the popularity of the MT4 trading platform, we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of MT5. We are extremely excited about this release as it is in line with our goal of providing traders with the absolute best tools and trading conditions to succeed in the markets”, said C Markets Director Angus Walker.
The first news of IC Markets’ plans to launch MT5 for its clients surfaced this April.
MT5 was launched in 2010, despite being more advanced, has remained in the shadow of its predecessor MT4. Since the introduction of the hedging option to MT5 last spring, it has started gaining popularity among forex brokers and traders, not least thanks to the efforts of developer MetaQuotes Software to promote it. Other brokers offering MT5 are FxPro, XM, Fibo Group, FXTM, FBS, Alpari, etc.
IC Markets, headquartered in Sydney, is an electronic communication network (ECN) broker of forex and contracts for difference (CFDs) that serves individual traders, money managers and institutional customers. It is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and is among the leading Australian brokers.