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    Convert an MT4 EA to a cTrader cBot

    If you are thinking about migrating away from MT4 - MT5 and would like to start using the cTrader trading platform, then this page will help you move across as easily as possible. More and more traders are now migrating to use the cTrader platform for its clean user interface, excellent features and the use of Microsoft C# programming language to built automated strategies, indicators and extend the functionality of the platform with AddOns.


    MT4 To cTrader Migration


    MT4 vs cTrader for Algorithmic Development?

    The main difference is that MT4 and MT5 use their own in-house programming language which can be used only with their own platform which is called MetaQuotes Language 4 (MQL4) which first appeared in 2005, so it is pretty old technology now. It is also worth pointing out that MQL4 and MQL5 were written specifically for work on the MT4 and MT5 trading platform and is not a well know programming language like Microsoft C#.

    • Expert Advisor (EA) - this is the name given to an automated strategy by Metaquotes Software Corp.
    • cBot - this is the name given to an automated strategy by Spotware Systems.


    Converting Your Expert Advisors (EA)

    To be able to accurately produce a system with the same features and operation as your MT4 Expert Advisor then we would need a written project specification, this document is very important and the sooner the trader learns of its importance the more chance they will have of an automated trading system that follows their vision.


    Converting Your Indicators

    In most cases, we can convert your existing MT4 indicators over to the cTrader trading platform with just the source code, so you will not need to complete a project description or produce any documentation, just send your indicator with source code to

    EA cTrader cBot Conversion

    Convert Using Online Tool

    Your first step to converting your MQL4/5 indicator or EA is to use the free online tool if this fails then you can contact us directly.

    If the above tool does not work try this one:


    We Can Help You Convert Your EA's

    If the online tool will not convert your code then we offer friendly professional programming service to help you convert your existing Expert Advisors into a cTrader cBot.


    How Can I Find a Broker?

    There are various brokers that you can choose from and we have added some reviews to this website, to find out more click on the link below.


    Algorithmic Trading School Using cTrader?

    If you wish to find out more about algorithmic trading using cTrader then follow the link below which will take you to a page where you can find out all about cTrader, cAlgo and how to build automated strategies using Microsoft C# and Visual Studio.


    3rd Party Software for cTrader

    It is true that MetaTrader has many developers creating 3rd party software to be used with the trading platform, cTrader is slowly catching up as more and more software vendors start developing additional software for the cTrader platform. We have some very useful software applications that extend the functionality of cTrader, why not find out more about them.


    How to Contact Us

    You can contact us to discuss your Migration