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M4 can save you time and
money if you want to
develop a stand-alone trading system, start a forex, stock or futures brokerage or replace a legacy trading
of hours in development time!
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The M4 platform is a professional
trading application featuring real-time quote screens, charting,
portfolio tracking, automated trading capabilities via the
TradeScript scripting language or any .NET language, Windows Mobile charting plus much
Are you considering a ready to go, custom-built trading platform?
Have you spent a lot of money building your own trading
application only to find that it still does not serve your needs as expected? Are you paying for a platform that you do not own? Are you fretful that you
cannot solve critical software problems because you do not have the
Are you worried about the associated risks, time and money
it takes to build a trading platform from scratch?
You need your own trading software source code to be in complete control.
M4 is a white-label trading application that comes with full
This means that you can
purchase the application source code by paying a one-time license
fee, then distribute the application to your trading clients (if you
are a brokerage) or to other traders!
What you should know before you buy, lease, or build a
1. Buying a ready to go, custom-built trading platform is very
2. Building a trading platform
from scratch can be very demanding and frustrating.
3. Leasing a trading platform
and paying royalties only to be "hooked" is never sensible!
4. Not having your trading platform source code is extremely
limiting and dangerous.
Using free open source is even far more dangerous! (see
If you're a brokerage, perhaps you are paying for a platform that you don’t even own, or you’re concerned that your competitors are releasing so many platforms that you can’t keep up with
If you're a professional trader,
perhaps you are frustrated with the lack of flexibility and support
with your existing off-the-shelf trading software such as Metastock,
MetaTrader, NinjaTrader, TradeStation, etc. The limited
programming features those platforms offer may be inadequate for you
and may be holding you back.
Or perhaps you have spent a ton of cash to build your own platform that is just not living up to your expectations, yet is costing an arm and a
leg to maintain and you still can't get the bugs out after investing
an enormous amount of time?
M4 IS SIMPLE, FLEXIBLE AND AFFORDABLE
The front-end user interface is available in C#, which offers a
familiar setting for experienced programmers, while the CPU intensive back-end code is written in VC++ for
best performance. Back-end code includes the charting features, technical analysis and the scripting language.
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Everything about M4 is completely customizable. All windows, menus, toolbars, charts, and features can be modified, enhanced or removed with ease.
Because you get complete source code for both the front end (C# for the User Interface) and the backend (VC++ for StockChartX,
TA-SDK, etc.), you can make modifications yourself or you can hire
developers to make modifications for you. If you do not have access
to developers, we can supply developers at a very competitive rate.
The software features multi-timeframe charts, separate windows for
charts to support multiple monitors, autotrader capabilities, a
trend cycle identifier, advanced artificial intelligence, pattern
recognition and more.
M4 can be configured based on your
unique needs and budget. We offer an affordable perpetual license
with source code priced at just a fraction of the cost it
would take to license a binary application or build from scratch.
M4 runs on all versions of Windows including the new
M4 runs as fast as a Cheetah, thanks to the C++ charting, indicators and
The C# / C++ interop boundary has been carefully
engineered so that minimal data is marshaled back and forth. You get
excellent performance from C++ and you get rapid application
development from C#.
M4 is also extremely
means of Triple DES and Twofish Encryption Technology.
There may be some features that M4 doesn't have, which you may need to
integrate for the completed product that you had in mind. But that's the
reason why you should choose M4, because it is extensible and versatile,
because it is a starting point and not a finished product! M4 is
designed to help save you time and possibly reduce your time to market.
The excellent User Interface design that you wanted... it's possible with M4
as your starting point. You can achieve the User Interface results that you
want with just a day or two of custom programming, guaranteed.
The many colors, styles, sizes and shapes of the User Interface components
that you have considered are all possible with M4, along with the data feed
integrations, brokerage or backend API connections, data servers, admin
Whoops, you have forgotten something, haven't you?
Your trading application needs to connect to a data feed (which one will you
use?), it needs to connect to a brokerage API (how will you integrate it?)
or a backend (do you have a backend!?). What about a data server and an OMS?
There's so many things to consider when developing a trading application
that it is very difficult to remember all the requirements.
But the good news is that M4 fulfills ALL the standard requirements and
more. So you don't have to worry about what you may have missed. M4 has 15 years of experience built into it
(see our About Us page
and see Testimonials).
If you've attempted to develop your trading application from
scratch then you've probably experienced some pain. M4 can help you avoid
that pain and possibly have a finished, stable product
ready for market sooner rather than later.
LOWEST COST PLATFORM - MOST FEATURES
With M4 the time to market is faster and the total costs are far less
than even using open source libraries and paying for
outsourced development! GUARANTEED.
The M4 platform can be customized to work with any brokerage API
or data feed API. In fact, if your API is provided with documentation, we
may program the interfaces free of charge.
|The client application is available in C# and C++, which includes:
1. Professional double buffered quote screen with live thumbnail
2. Portfolio manager / Order entry screen (can be linked to any
3. Charting screen with technical analysis and direct trading
4. Advanced chart pattern recognition built into the charting
5. Neural Network (Artificial Intelligence) feature is built
6. Features user-editable Expert Advisors and Consensus Reports
7. Back testing screen (with end-user scripting language)
8 Real time alerts screen (with end-user scripting language)
9. Stock scanning screen (via the TradeScript language)
10. Import/Export to/from Excel including indicator values
11. Straight-forward data feed API adapter class with development
12. Our mobile charting/portfolio viewer application based on StockChart CE
Also includes a back-end administrator application for
generating license keys, sending instant messages, generating
P&L reports plus much more...
is extremely flexible! Any data provider or order entry API
can be adapted!
With our new one-base framework, you can create high quality trading
platforms that support many unique features in a matter of days or
weeks… not months or years!
M4 features our StockChartX
financial charting component, which seamlessly integrates into the
interface, providing a very professional look and feel.
Save over 8,500 development
man-hours: The M4 platform package includes our Source
1. Powerful object-oriented
charting and technical analysis
2. Includes full source code that
you may modify and extend
3. Optional end-user technical
support contract available
4. All windows, toolbars, menus
and charts are 100% customizable
5. Orders can be transmitted to
any API via a single function call
6. C# Data Server included to
distribute data to multiple M4 clients
7. Optimized architecture takes
advantage of multiple core processors
8. Any data provider can be
implemented into the application
9. Scripting, alerts, back
testing, pattern recognition and more
10. Excellent product support and
inexpensive consulting services
All CPU intensive processes in M4 are asynchronous, taking full
advantage of the latest in multiple core processors. Data
loading, neural network training, expert advisor processing and
other features make full use of asynchronous programming
throughout M4. We also make it easy for you to add your own
asynchronous features by reusing our AsyncProcess template
The M4 platform features our advanced StockChartX C++
financial charting component with WinForms.
StockChartX is pre-integrated
into the advanced user interface provided in the M4
Multiple charts can be
displayed at once as shown in the image on the right. Charts
can be tabbed, cascaded or floating.
M4 also features a skinned user interface with styles such as Windows
7, Windows 8, Office 2012, etc. Custom skins can be applied
Forex Pairs Screen
Advanced charting features Point & Figure,
Renko, Kagi, Three Line Break, EquiVolume, Shaded EquiVolume,
CandleVolume and the new Heikin Ashi Candlesticks including
all popular technical indicators.
M4 Features Simple Deployment
Develop Trading Strategies
using the Built-In TradeScript Language or any .NET language.
Modulus C# Backtester is a C# library that lets developers
back test their trading systems in C#, VB.net, F#, IronPython,
JScript#, or any other .NET language, using tick or bar data.
Included with M4.
One of the most advanced
features of M4 is the built-in TradeScript
The TradeScript scripting
language allows M4 end-users to write complex scripts with
simulated control structure for scanning, real time alerts,
back testing and more.
The scripting language is
conceptually similar to MetaStock (tm) Scripting Language and TradeStation
(tm) EasyLanguage (tm).
Powerful, Flexible Automated
A trade-alert and automated trading screen is integrated
into the M4 platform. All the hard, time-consuming work is
already done.. all you have to
do is wire up your data feed and order entry API. We can even
do that for you! Alerts can be sent to any Windows Mobile or
iOS (iPad/iPhone) device.
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The built-in scanner processes thousands
of stock, futures, options and forex symbols
based on user-defined technical criteria (via TradeScript) in
Also check out the new optional
Scanner High Frequency
Stock Market Scanner / Automated Trading Engine!
M4 is a white-label product. This
means you can change the application name, title, windows, menus and
You may distribute the application to your end users if you purchase
a commercial license.
M4's professional User Interface is
made possible by our partnership with Nevron.
Note that the extra features below are optional!
M4 C# Edition features Expert Advisors
Traders can develop their own Expert Advisors
or select from one of the many pre-defined Expert Advisors
included within the trading system database.
Traders can choose to keep their Expert
Advisors secret or publish the advisors so that other traders
can use them.
architecture provides the inherent extensibility to convert the
publishing feature into a subscription model or app store
with payment processing.
Custom Expert Advisor alert messages are formatted using HTML
and variables such as:
SMA indicator recently crossed
the close, so
These Expert Advisor alerts will popup in the lower right corner
of the screen whenever a signal is generated by M4.
Expert Advisor Consensus
Canned Expert Advisors and User
Defined Expert Advisors may be aggregated into one or more
consensus reports that indicate the overall buy/sell consensus
for the underlying chart data.
This multi-threaded feature
allows traders to continue working with charts while the
consensus reports are running.
Any number of Expert Advisors or
Technical Indicators can be grouped into a consensus report.
The output is presented in a text
box and the overall ranking of all outputs are calculated into a
ranking value that ranges between -100 for sell and +100 for
The ranking value is displayed in
a gauge control next to the chart window.
Traders can refresh the consensus
report periodically using the button on this screen.
Neural Network (optional)
M4 features an
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) that simulates basic parts of
the biologic brain. You can train the neural network with one or
more technical indicator inputs and then the system will attempt
to forecast the market based on what it has learned from the
historic data. M4's Neural Network uses our proprietary neural
network training algorithm that has been specifically adapted
for financial applications.
Network provides very interesting outputs,
here to see a sample.
Tweet Your Trades using Twitter! (optional)
now allows traders to send tweets manually or automatically for
Click here to see a screenshot of the setup in a web 2.0
As with everything else, all
source code is included so you can tweak this feature as
desired! By the way, you can follow us on
Optional Built-In RSS News Reader Client
The Modulus Evo2
genetic algorithm engine can be integrated into M4 to perform genetic
programming (autonomous creation of trading systems), trading system
optimization and portfolio optimization. Evo2 let's developers
build multivariate trading system optimizations with ease.
Global Mood Add-On Module
Optional Wall Street Birds Global Mood Data Add-On
Why buy M4? There are at
least a few good reasons…
1. Most companies should prefer buying to building: if you build your
own, there's an unacceptable risk that the end result might not work as
expected. Most companies find it hard to admit this.
2. M4 can save you thousands of hours in development time. This means
faster time to market and incredibly lower costs.
3. M4 is commercially supported. Your software developers will receive
technical support, setup and training, source code updates and helpful
advice for the entire duration of your source code subscription.
4. Under our
Reseller program, you can recoup your entire investment very quickly and
possibly earn hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
M4 has already been subjected to
thousands of hours of QA testing, load testing and real-world usage by
actual traders so that you can spend less time testing and debugging! We
guarantee that the product will work as advertised!
Optional Interactive Brokers
M4 can be customized to work with
any brokerage API. An optional pre-programmed brokerage plug-in for
Interactive Brokers can be included with your purchase of the M4 trading
We provide highly available support for customizations and
deployment to ensure that your platform is up and running in the
shortest amount of time possible. Your platform can be up and
running in as little as one week in many cases.
The M4 platform requires a Windows 2000 or greater PC with Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework or greater.
A third party user interface component is required, which must be
licensed separately. The included setup
application will install the framework if it is not already
If you need to modify the source code, your development team must make the
modifications in VB.NET, C# and/or VC++, or you may request our consulting group to make
modifications for you at a very reasonable hourly rate.
Our team of highly skilled, professional financial software
consultants can program any type of modification based on your
individual needs at a very affordable rate. M4 can be customized to
output custom technical indicators based on your formulas, buttons
and menus can be added or removed, new windows can be inserted, new
features can be added and so forth. Our developers are very
experienced in VB.NET, C# and VC++ programming. If you are interested in our
consulting services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call toll free, (888) 318-3754 option 1.
Pricing, Terms, and Availability
M4 is affordably priced based on your intended
distribution licenses are available for brokerages and retail software
vendors. All packages include highly available technical support and
source code updates for one full year (support and updates may be
M4 Silverlight Edition
for browser-based trading platforms
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