The Best and Easiest AI-Powered MetaTrader Expert Advisor Development Environment

James Hinton
6 min readMay 31, 2024

The MetaTrader platform, comprised of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5, is one of the largest Foreign Exchange retail trading platforms in the world. It’s so large, that an article published in 2022 estimated that the total market share of both products was around 83.8%


There’s a bunch of reasons why MT4 and MT5 are so popular, and one of them is the ability to build your own trading bots (known as Expert Advisors), right on the platform. Using the powerful MQL4 and MQL5 languages, you can automate almost any aspect of your trading, and deploy it almost instantly onto the platform.

Pretty cool.

The problem is that MQL is an exceptionally challenging language to code in — and the built in code editor and compiler that comes with MetaTrader doesn’t help at all. It’s clunky, looks like it came from the 90’s and lacks IDE features that are commonplace in todays world. You know, things like accurate auto complete, and tracking of variables. Things that make life easier, and help overcome the language challenges by being useful and integrated. Put the Integrated into IDE in a way…

Ok. End Rant.

In this article I’ll show you how to bring advanced IDE features to your MT5 EA Dev Environment, including the very latest in ChatGPT 4 powered features…



James Hinton

Passionate algorithmic trader and Cyber Security expert. Love developing helpful content.