Buy vs. Build
Are you paying for a subscription to a platform you don't own? Are you worried there are critical software problems you can't solve because you don't have the source code?
Are you worried about the associated risk, time, and money it takes to build a trading platform from scratch?
M4 is a white-label trading application which comes with components and partial source code. The end product is malleable and can be rebranded as your own application. To understand more, please watch the 10-minute demo on YouTube:
What you should know:
1. Buying a readymade, custom-built trading platform is expensive.
2. Building a trading platform from scratch can be even more expensive.
3. Leasing a trading platform creates high, and often inescapable, switching costs, not to mention, never-ending royalty payments.
4. It is limiting and dangerous to be denied access to modify and fix bugs in your trading platform.
5. However, using free, open-source code is even more dangerous (see our document).
Brokerages, perhaps you are paying for a platform that you don't own. Or, are you concerned your competitors are releasing new versions of their platform so rapidly you can't keep up?
Traders, perhaps you are frustrated with the lack of flexibility and support with your existing, off-the-shelf trading software. Are its limited features inadequate for your trading style? Are they holding you back?
The M4 Trading Platform
The front-end user interface is available in C#, which offers a familiar setting for experienced .NET programmers. The CPU-intensive back-end, however, is written in C++ for the best possible performance. Back-end code includes charting features, technical analysis, and a scripting language.
Everything about M4 is completely customizable. All windows, menus, toolbars, charts, and features can be modified, enhanced, or removed with ease. Because you are given the complete set of development libraries, you can make your own modifications, or you can hire developers to modify the code to your specifications.
M4 features multi-timeframe charts, separate windows for charts (to support multiple monitors), auto-trading capabilities, a trend cycle identifier, artificial intelligence features, pattern recognition, and more.