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    Junior Member Eddy's Avatar

    MT4 Platform problems !!!

    Hello All.

    I wonder if anyone can shed some light on a problem that I am experiencing.

    I have been watching live prices as well as my live trading platforms, and I notice that my MT4 platform seems to be lagging by about 5 minutes. This makes it very difficult to plan trades.

    Is this supposed to be, or is there something that I can set or adjust to rectify this?

    Thank You.

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    Veteran Member Ronnel's Avatar
    Hi Eddy,

    Brokers price and MT4 price have some difference. You just have to learn how to adapt and use it. The price difference is not a huge problem when you are taking longer expiry but can be dangerous for very short expiry like 30 seconds and 1 minute. About the lag, you mean to say that your broker's candle will move and MT4's candle will only move after 5 minutes? If this is the case then it is not acceptable and will render MT4 useless to use for trading. My broker's candles is a bit late too but only for a few seconds and the last 2 numbers at the end is different from MT4 but I can still use MT4.

    I think MT4 price cannot be adjusted because the candles gets it's data from live feed.

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    Junior Member Eddy's Avatar
    Hi Ronnel, thanks for the answer. Its very strange, I have Daily FX as well to compare. Unless one or the other gets a delayed live feed, compare the two screenshot below, taken seconds apart. There is definitely a discrepancy. As I said the information I get on my MT4 platform seems to be delayed by a few minutes. Its as if MT4 is about three candles behind live time.
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    Veteran Member Ronnel's Avatar
    Hi Eddy,

    I also took a screenshot on EUR/USD, M1 chart on MT4 and DailyFX and found out what you are saying. They really do have a difference with the candlesticks but the price are close. I don't trade M1 and my shortest is M10 so MT4 still works for me.

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  5. #5
    Legendry Member milos's Avatar
    Hello Eddy!

    Not to worry. Its normal. It usually happens during the strong economic news and events.Nothing else. Real gap.

  6. #6
    Junior Member Eddy's Avatar
    Thanks Guys

  7. #7
    Legendry Member willyw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    Hello All.

    I wonder if anyone can shed some light on a problem that I am experiencing.

    I have been watching live prices as well as my live trading platforms, and I notice that my MT4 platform seems to be lagging by about 5 minutes. This makes it very difficult to plan trades.

    Is this supposed to be, or is there something that I can set or adjust to rectify this?

    Thank You.
    If you are using the MT4 demo account sometimes there is a lag. Even with MT4 demo account and Live account there is a different in prices, too. I am using MT4 live account and there is not much different in prices and prices don't lag

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    I thought MT4 platform can trade binary after reading the title.

  9. #9
    Master Member SeasaltMcFish's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    Hello All.

    I have been watching live prices as well as my live trading platforms, and I notice that my MT4 platform seems to be lagging by about 5 minutes. This makes it very difficult to plan trades.

    5 Minutes? That's way too much. Even 5 sec. is too much.

    Differences in price are normal and a lagging of 1 sec happens, but 5 minutes or even 5 seconds is not logical.

    I use a FxPro live account and already get stressed with a second delay. Do you run your software on a slow computer? F.i. an active virus scanner can slow things down too.
    Last edited by SeasaltMcFish; 08-11-2015 at 07:36 AM.

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