MT4 Hosting Exclusively for High-speed Forex Trading: Features

Did you know that optimal connectivity for financial software cannot be achieved with normal internet connections?

Our forex hosting service is specifically designed to improve trading results with algorithmic trading programs and MT4 expert advisors, which is why we have chosen internationally renowned providers like Equinix, Global Switch, Level3, and Internap to host our global infrastructure and provide connectivity.

FXVM’s networks do not host websites, rich media, or other applications that pose a risk to maintaining rock-solid connectivity. Our service provides hosting for traders and financial applications only.

Our server locations in New York and London feature low latency to a large number of forex brokers, exchanges, and other trading services. Lower latency results in significantly improved order execution speed, for faster and more accurate fills.

Our networks utilize premium connectivity by ISPs like Internap, Level3, and Telia, the same bandwidth providers and super-ISPs used by the world’s major financial networks and liquidity markets.

Learn more about our forex VPS hosting service for MT4 and expert advisors: Forex VPS Features


Forex VPS Hosting – Optimized for EAs / MT4 / Expert Advisors

Did you know? Automated trading programs, like MT4 Expert Advisors, rely on signals received in real-time and sending orders with the fastest execution speeds possible. You can significantly improve the performance and reliability of EAs, and other automated trading strategies, by running them on a remote forex VPS.

Our strategic server locations provide low latency to a majority of forex brokers (view the full list of brokers here). This will result in significantly improved order execution speed, for faster and more accurate fills on orders executed by your expert advisors.

Whether you are an individual trader or a developer of financial software, we can provide the scalable infrastructure you will need to build your trading system on a solid foundation. We can help you expand seamlessly from VPS, to multi-node cluster, to full 10Gbit rack.

Learn more about our forex VPS service: Forex VPS Features


Backtesting EAs in MT4 with 99% Quality (MetaTrader 4 & 5)

When developing and evaluating EAs for MT4 (expert advisors), it is useful––if not required–to backtest strategies. Fortunately, MetaTrader has a backtesting utility built-in, but it’s not very useful with its default settings.

You will notice that MetaTrader reports somewhat low test modeling quality if you simply plug in a strategy and test against the data you have available. Here we will show you how to backtest expert advisors on MT4 with 99.9% modeling quality.

In order to maintain high-quality EA test results, it is necessary to import tick data into MT4 from a verified, external source. We recommend tickdata from Dukascopy, who have archived tick-by-tick market data  going back almost 10 years. Tickstory is a program that will automatically import tick data into MT4, which you can then use to backtest EAs.

Tickstory is FREE software, extremely convenient for traders developing and backtesting expert advisors with MT4 and MT5. You can download it from here:

Backtesting can be done on your local PC running MT4, or on the MT4 platform installed on your forex VPS. To generate the files necessary to import into MT4 and begin backtesting, all you need to do is choose the currency symbols and timeframe you would like to download in Tickstory. The application will do the rest. You can also produce custom formatted CSVs to import tick data into NinjaTrader, StrategyQuant, or another platform for testing.


FREE Expert Advisor for MT4, a Gift For You!


In celebration of the holidays, we have a free expert advisor for MT4 to share with everyone.

The strategy is based on trend following, and works best on USDJPY H1 charts. It trades only occasionally, with low to medium frequency, when the best opportunities arise.

Risk settings are adjustable, and should be set according to your money management profile.

This is free software, and we are not providing any commercial support for it, nor any endorsement or performance guarantees. Please install and invest at your own risk. Always test on a demo account before going live.

You can download the EA from our website: Free Expert Advisor


FXVM Staff