MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 trading platform (MT4)

Trade on MetaTrader 4 with City Index and benefit from ultra-tight spreads, fast trade executions and unique trading tools.

Why trade on MT4 with City Index?

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Platforms multiple

Multiple platforms, one MT4 account

Access your MetaTrader 4 trading account across multiple devices with the MT4 trading app on iPhone and Android.

Platforms FX
Platforms FX

Dedicated FX platform

MT4 is the world’s most popular forex-specialised trading platform, trusted by millions of traders.

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Economic calendar

Customisable economic calendar

City Index’s customisable economic calendar enables you to understand the impact of key market-moving events.

Powerful tools for MT4

Expert Advisors

Download and explore automated trading strategies with Expert Advisors from FX Blue. Choose from nine different EAs to complement your trading style, including Sentiment Trader.

Custom indicators

Analyse price movement and trends with advanced custom indicators tailored to your strategy.

Professional charting

Deal directly through charts with 80+ technical indicators, chart types, drawing tools and timeframes.

Trading Tools

Automated trading with Expert Advisors

Choose from a range of EAs to complement your trading style and set custom parameters according to your strategy.

Automatically monitor your chosen markets for trading opportunities.


Execute orders according to your pre-defined specifications.


Access a range of custom indicators and adapt them to your trading style.


Manage risk to maximise profits and minimise losses.

MT4 mobile app

Access your MetaTrader 4 account on the move with the MT4 trading app on iPhone and Android.

One-click trading

Trade directly through charts with one-click dealing and access order information quickly and easily with just a touch of your finger.

Advanced tools and features

Identify trading opportunities with MT4’s extensive range of advanced trading tools, including custom indicators and drawing tools.

MT4 mobile app

How to transfer your MT4 account to us

Already have an MT4 account with another provider, but want to switch to City Index? It takes just a few steps:

Number 1Create a MT4 City Index trading account
Number 2Log in
Number 3Fund your MT4 City Index account
Number 4Log into your existing MT4 platform with your new City Index credentials, and all your chart data and analysis will sync automatically
Don’t use MT4 yet? Open a new MT4 account with us in minutes

MT4 VPS Hosting

Expert Advisor Hosting is ideal for clients who wish to run their EAs 24/6 during trading hours, without managing them on their own computers.

If you meet our criteria, then you could take advantage of our customisable trading systems, all hosted on a secure professional server at no extra cost.

Who qualifies for EA Hosting?

  • To qualify, clients must maintain the minimum account balance of 5,000 in base currency at all times.
  • Clients must also satisfy a notional value of 500,000 in base currency in trades per calendar month.

We will re-evaluate your eligibility at the end of each calendar month. Accounts that do not meet the minimum requirement will be denied access to Expert Advisor Hosting.

Expert Advisor Hosting is provided by Gallant Partners Hosting.

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Dedicated server

Run EAs on a dedicated Unix server, for maximum uptime.
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Pre-installed software

Have no hassle with pre-installed MT4 software on the VPS solution. 

Easy to manage

Upload and manage your EAs with a fast and secure account manager. 
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Access from anywhere

Get to your account from any OS with a web browser.

MT4 trading platform tutorials

Find out how the MT4 trading platform works with these short and informative video guides.


How do I download MetaTrader 4?

Follow these three steps to download MT4 to your desktop today:

1. Open your City Index MT4 account
2. We’ll send you an email with a link to download MT4
3. Click the link and follow the instructions

Alternatively, you can download MT4 directly via our download centre.

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Can I use MetaTrader 4 without a broker?

No, you won’t be able to access MetaTrader 4 (MT4) without a broker or trading provider – such as City Index. To use MT4, you need a trading account. And you can only get a trading account from a broker or provider.

Why? Because it’s your trading account that provides access to live markets. You can download MT4 without one and have a look around, but you won’t be able to see or trade prices on any markets.

You can, however, access MT4 without depositing any funds and try out trading on live markets risk free. All you need to do is open a City Index MT4 demo, which gives you $20,000 virtual funds to trade our full range of markets.

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What is the minimum deposit to trade on MetaTrader 4?

You’ll need to deposit AU$150 to start trading on MetaTrader 4 with City Index. However, we’d recommend careful consideration of your starting balance to give you the best chance of trading successfully.

Many successful traders keep risk in check by only allocating 1-2% of their balance on any single position. If you’re starting out with $150, that means a maximum risk of $1.5-3 on any given position, which might not give you enough room to see profitability.

Remember, you’ll need sufficient funds in your account to cover the margin requirement on your trades.

To make your first deposit, simply log in to MyAccount. Don’t have one yet? Open an account here.

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If you have more questions visit the FAQ section or start a chat with our support.

Ready to start trading?

Opening a City Index trading account is fast and free. Sign up today and benefit from negative balance protection for Retail clients, dedicated customer service and secure funding. Want to try trading risk-free? Open a free demo account with $20,000 in virtual funds.

Which platform suits your style?

Whether you want to trade at home or on the go, we offer a range of award-winning platforms to suit your trading style. Take advantage of seamless multi-device trading with our mobile app and web-based platform, or trade on the world’s most popular FX platform, MT4.