How to Trade with AI: MetaTrader 5 AI New Features

Brandie E Blackler
8 Min read

Artificial Intelligence is just about everywhere, and it has now made its way into online trading and investing.

It might sound a bit far-fetched at first, but this is already a reality. With the evolution of machine learning AI trading is quickly becoming a common strategy.

And better yet, it is easily accessible to you.

In this article, we will go through the basics of how to trade with AI using MetaTrader 5’s AI features.

The popular MetaTrader 5 trading platform has recently released updates focused on how to trade with AI, which we will review in this article. 

How to Trade with AI: An Introduction 

Learning how to trade with AI, also known as 'artificial intelligence', might sound intimidating, especially if you are inexperienced with technology. But the whole process is actually a lot easier, in theory and potentially, in practice.

AI trading is simply relying on automated trading robots to do the work. In other words, an algorithm is programmed to buy or sell assets based on specific conditions. 

There are different ways to use algorithms in order to make trading activities more effective. One of them is programming the algorithm by yourself. The algorithm will then scan multiple markets and either buy or sell assets whenever the conditions you set are met. 

However, you can still rely on AI trading even if you're not familiar with programming. Most AI trading programs also let you download premade algorithms.

In this case, you will have to take a reasonable time to search through the AI trading robots and find one that better suits your trading style. 

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What is the MetaTrader 5 Tool and How Does It Work? 

MetaTrader 5 is a multi-asset platform available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux, used by traders and investors. With MetaTrader 5, you can trade Forex, CFDs, ETPs and futures.

MetaTrader 5 is a modern, all-in-one and easy-to-use platform that comes with various useful features: 

  • Charts. 
  • Market data and news. 
  • Level II pricing. 
  • Thousands of markets to choose from. 
  • Educational tools. 
  • Virtual hosting. 

You can set your own indicators, or choose from the ones already available in the tool itself. It is possible to open up to 100 charts at a time, with detailed analysis to make the process easier and quicker for you. 

MetaTrader 5 also has copy trading and trading signals features, for those users who are applicable (dependent on the region they registered from) to use the copy trading function. This allows a trader to subscribe to a signal from another trader.

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MetaTrader 5 AI Features: Updated Features 

Other than the features mentioned earlier, MetaTrader 5 also has trading robots, allowing you to rely on AI trading.

You can either program your own algorithms, or acquire and download them from other programmers.

We will now take a look at MetaTrader 5’s AI features. 

CoPilot Feature 

The Copilot feature in MetaTrader 5 is useful both for beginners and for experienced coders.

Copilot is an advanced automatic coding assistant that is powered by OpenAI-based models. With the Copilot feature in MetaTrader 5, you will be able to create MLQ5 codes but without having to write them directly in MLQ5.

The Copilot AI will take care of that part. 

Simply put, the Copilot feature lets you write your command in a natural language. It will then take care of implementing your idea into an MLQ5 code.

Beginners will find the Copilot assistant extremely handy, as it will allow them to skip a few complicated steps.

Not only that, but the Copilot feature can also explain areas of MLQ5 code one may not understand, which may allow beginners to learn as they operate.

For experienced coders, the Copilot feature will save time, making the whole process simpler, faster and also more efficient. 

The Copilot feature comes with Meta Editor and is automatically enabled. 

ONNX Models 

ONNX, short for Open Neural Network Exchange, is an open-source format that allows developers to exchange machine learning models. It was developed by some of the biggest names in the tech industry - Amazon Web Services, Facebook and Microsoft. 

With ONNX, developers can exchange AI models between different frameworks, such as Chainer, Caffee2 and PyTorch.

Since each framework provides its own set of tools, one framework might be better suited to one specific part of the development process.

With ONNX, developers can freely switch between frameworks at different points, making the most out of each one. 

MetaTrader 5 offers ONNX integration. This way, you can develop your own AI models in other frameworks, or acquire them from other developers, and then transfer these models in the ONNX format over to MLQ5.

You can also do the other way around and import a model from MetaTrader 5 over to the ONNX format. 

Visualizing Machine Learning Models and Neural Networks 

Understanding how machine learning models work is the first step towards trusting and developing them and hence, understanding efficiently how to trade with AI.

With MetaTrader 5, you will be able to visualize machine learning models and neural networks. 

By visualizing machine learning models and neural networks, you can learn the process behind them, and spot potential inconsistencies or errors to improve these models.

This feature isn’t just for experienced developers, as novice programmers can also benefit from visualizing learning models and neural networks to understand them better. 

With this feature, you can see the model’s architecture, learn which parameters and metrics are used and how the AI processes information. These are all extremely useful in order to create and develop better AI trading models. 

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How to Trade with MetaTrader 5 at Admirals 

In order to trade with MetaTrader 5 at Admirals, first you have to create an account. You can sign up for free and start with a demo account, without using your capital. You will then receive an email confirming the details. 

After that, you can download MetaTrader 5 for free and log in to your live or to your demo account. If you are using a live account, you will also need to add funds using your preferred payment method. 

Once everything is confirmed, you can open a trade. MetaTrader 5 offers multiple ways to do this, including an easy one-click trading option.

You can also set your own profile, which will load your trading preferences on startup and hence, speed up the process. MetaTrader 5 also lets you set up your own charts and units of time, among many other features to make trading easier. 

Trading with Admirals, you will be signing up with a safe and secure broker, gaining access to trading education courses and many other tools. Aside from MetaTrader 5, you can also trade with MetaTrader 4

Please always consider your risk management tolerance and be aware that, while leverage can increase potential gains in the market, it can also magnify losses. Always trade responsibly and within your individual boundaries. 

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How can I use AI for trading?

It's possible to use AI for trading with various AI trading tools; one of the most popular trading tools available is MetaTrader 5, which has recently been updated with various AI functions to facilitate effective AI trading.


Can you get AI to trade for you?

It is possible to get AI to trade for you if you have an efficient AI trading platform available, such as MetaTrader 5. The latest MetaTrader 5 update offers various AI trading bots to assist in an individual's given trading goals.




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