File Type Generic IconMQL5 Source Code File
File Format Proprietary (MetaQuotes Software)
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  Average

An MQ5 file is a source code file that contains MetaQuotes Language 5 (MQL5) code. It serves as an executable program for MetaTrader, an online trading platform.

MQ5 files can be opened and edited by MetaEditor, an tool used to create automated trading systems for MetaTrader. MQL5 code may includes classes, variables, functions, and comments that can be compiled into an EX5 file.

Important: The MQ5 file format was introduced with MetaTrader 5. The previous version saved files with an .MQ4 extension.

Info About MetaQuotes Software MetaTrader

MetaTrader is a trading platform used for analyzing and trading stock, futures, Forex, and Contracts for Difference (CFDs). The software includes technical analysis tools and allows users to create customized automated trading systems.

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Updated September 28, 2016
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference