When you are satisfied that your strategy has been edited and tweaked to perfection on the back of the backtesting results, you can now forward-test your strategy by activating it. Unless you are an experienced trader, we recommend that you do this in a demo account (paper trading) first.

Activating a strategy could not be easier as you just click the “Enable” button – or go to the My Strategies page and hit the on/off button on the strategy you wish to activate.

Enable button


Tradeworks runs as an add-on to the MT4 platform and therefore you need to connect your MT4 account with your Tradeworks account prior to starting trading.

You have 2 options:

  1. If you don’t have an MT4 account:
    Not a problem – just hit the Create New Trading Account button and we instantly create a new MT4 account for you (no need to fill out any forms)
  2. If you already have an MT4 account:
    Simply find your broker in the dropdown menu, insert your account details and password. That’s it!

Any automated trades generated by your strategy in Tradeworks will subsequently be executed in your nominated MT4 account (live or demo). If you have already connected your MT4 account to your Tradeworks account, the strategy will turn on in a matter of seconds. If you have yet to connect a MT4 account, the application will tell you and help you connect it.