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Login to a MetaTrader 4 Forex Account - MetaTrader 4 Platform Tutorial

Before placing any trade on the MetaTrader  4 Forex trading platform, you will be required to login to your account and get authenticated before gaining access. Authentication is checking to see if the details you provide for Username and Password are the correct details.


To start trading on MT4 platform, just click on “File”, then click “Login” button from the file drop down menu as shown below.

Login to a MetaTrader 4 Account Forex MetaTrader 4 Platform

Login to MetaTrader 4 Online Forex Trading Platform


As a trader once you click this login button, then a popup window will appear prompting you to input your Username and Password as shown below:

MetaTrader 4 Platform Login Username and Password as Shown Below

Forex Platform Login


Once you input your Username and Password you will then have to select the server; because this is a demo trading account, for this instance you will then select “Demo”, if it was a real Forex account/live Forex account then you would have to select “Real” Server on this option by clicking the drop down arrow on the right side of the above text box.


Then check the box “Save Account Information

Then Click “Login



Once you click login your details will be authenticated and you will then have access to your MT4 account and when logged in to your trading account you can start to trade and place new orders in the market on the MT4 platform. If you do not have login details you can get these details by registering a demo practice account with a broker.


Once you login you can then check your balance and set up your currency trades. To know that you have logged in to the correct account you can check the details as shown below: (You will need to open Navigator Window: Short Cut Keys, Press Both CTRL+N on your keyboard)

Account Name and Account Number on MetaTrader 4 Platform Account

MT4 Demo Account Details


The above example Shows the details of your mt4 demo account on the Forex trade platform work-space after you have logged in, whether it is a demo account or a live account as well as the account login number and the account name.


A demo account will have a green cartoon icon while live Forex trading account will have a gold cartoon icon, when you open a live account you will know what this statement is talking about. Just know in the above picture where there is a green cartoon you will now see a Gold Cartoon.


If you have many accounts on the same MetaTrader 4 platform, these will all be listed on this option, you can double click on the cartoon icon to select the one you want to login to from this place.


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