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META TRADER 4

If you wish to trade on your MacBook then simply download and install the free application PlayOnMac, which will allow you to run the MT4 platform on any Mac OS.

PlayOnMac is a wine-based software that allows for quick and easy installation of Windows applications on Mac OS and is recommended by MetaQuotes Software Corp.

PlayOnMac Installation

To install PlayOnMac, open the product's official web site, move to Downloads section and click the link for downloading the latest version.

After downloading the DMG package, launch it from Downloads section of your system:

PlayOnMac first launch window will appear. After clicking "Next", the installer will start checking and installing the various components necessary for work.

The first necessary component is XQuartz. This is a software for using X Window System on Mac OS. X Window System provides standard tools and protocols for building the graphical user interface in Unix-like OS.

XQuartz installation is performed in several stages. First of all, you should read the important information (Read Me) and accept the license conditions.

Before the installation, Mac OS security system will ask you to enter your account's password:

Wait for the installation to complete. For changes to take effect, you should restart your PC.

After restarting the system, launch PlayOnMac again from the setup file in Downloads folder. The first launch window will appear again. This time, the installer will offer to install MS Windows fonts necessary for correct operation.

Accept the license agreement conditions and wait till the installation is complete. After that, PlayOnMac is ready for use. Its main window will appear:

Updating Wine

Wine v. 1.4 is installed together with PlayOnMac. Wine 1.4.1 is the latest stable version at the moment. Wine 1.5.21 beta release containing many improvements is also available for download. However, it may be less stable. It is recommended to install the latest version of Wine. To upgrade Wine to the latest version, open PlayOnMac upper menu and select Manage Wine Versions:

The window with Wine versions available for installation will open. Select the latest version (1.5.21 at the moment).

Move the latest Wine version to the right side of the window. The installation will start.

After the installation is complete, the new version of Wine will appear in the left part of PlayOnMac Wine versions manager window. You can then close the window and install MetaTrader 4 trading terminal.

MetaTrader 4 Installation

To install MetaTrader 4, download the distribution package from www.metatrader4.com official web site. Go to Download section and click "Download free".

After the download is complete, launch the setup file. PlayOnMac will be used automatically to open it.

The standard terminal installation process with all its stages will start:

When the installation is complete, PlayOnMac will offer you to create the shortcuts for MetaTrader 4 terminal components - the client terminal itself and MetaEditor:

After creating the necessary shortcuts, you can start using MetaTrader 4. Double click on it in PlayOnMac window to launch the terminal.

Below you can see MetaTrader 4 terminal on Mac OS:

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