This, of course, is an issue that is open to debate. Traders are notorious creatures of habit and will argue for the platform they have gotten used to until the bitter end. However, when it comes to the forex markets, and specifically to CFDs (contracts for difference), MetaTrader 4 from MetaQuotes has stood out as a leader in the space for many, many years now. So much so, that even it’s younger sibling, MetaTrader 5, has been unable to gather around itself the community of traders and developers that MetaTrader 4 still has. As such, MT4 is now almost universally recognized as being hands down the best platform for forex traders. As forex brokers have expanded their offerings to include other assets such as stocks, indices and cryptocurrencies, MT4 has kept pace and is now being used by millions of traders all around the world to trade a truly astonishing variety of instruments and asset classes.