MT5 forex robots
The Forex markets have been looked upon as one of the most lucrative money making opportunities in the recent times. Also the fact that there are a lot of automated forex robots which can take decisions and make financial deals without continuous human intervention have made these investments even more popular.
Till recent past all the major development of robots was done on the platform call MetaTrader4 or MT4. However, since fall of 2009, a new upgraded standard the MetaTrader5 or the MT5 has been released, and hence there is a wide speculation as to by when the MT5 forex robots will hit the markets. Nevertheless, the experts seem to suggest that since MT5 is not just an upgrade over MT4, but it is actually a rewriting of the complete platform and hence the availability of the MT5 forex robots may take more time.
The reason why people may prefer MT5 in the future is because it has various improvisations over the MT4, which include 3 chart-types, 21 timeframes and over 70 analytical tools. Moreover, the MT5 system will provide significant improvements like built in indicators and graphical tools, which can analyze and interpret quotes quickly and hence, give better results. Apart from this, the MT5 also makes use of the high speed MQL5 development environment with a more sophisticated technique tester and is expected to provide better results.
Currently MT5 is under beta and there are already people trying to create MT5 forex robots. It is anticipated that since MT4 is currently the most widely used development platform, once the MT5 comes out of beta, its demand will also increase and hence stable and steady MT5 forex robots will ensure a smoother transition from MT4 to Mt5.
The major reason why the MT5 forex robots will take time to hit the markets is because the MT5 is not backward compatible to MT4. As a result, all the current robots or systems cannot be used directly. In fact the MT4 system cannot even communicate with the MT5 system directly, and there need to be various virtualizations which link these two software robots to ensure migration of data.
All in all, since MT5 forex robots will take time to hit the market, and since MT5 will take some more time to stabilize and gain popularity, most traders for now are looking at supporting both MT4 and MT5 platform based solutions, at least for the next few years.