Practice trading in our risk-free demo environment

MB Trading’s free Desktop/Desktop Pro Demo environment is a great way to learn our award-winning technology before placing your first trade. New traders can use the Demo environment to learn the ins and outs of MB Trading’s platforms and teach themselves how to trade. Experienced traders can pin down strategies and test their expert advisers in a demo environment before going live. Here are some of the features and advantages of MB Trading’s demo environment:

  • Live Forex data feeds, Delayed Stocks, Futures, and Options data feeds
  • Up to 28 order types
  • 24 hour Forex trading
  • Access to all the currency pairs offered by MB Trading
  • Access to all the equities and markets offered by MB Trading
  • Test your expert advisers
  • Pin down strategies
  • Unlimited demo account access*


How to set up your MB Trading Demo Account

Your Forex or Equities Demo accounts give you access to our robust platforms with easy-to-use interfaces, multiple charting options and direct access to NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX markets for equities or multiple liquidity providers for Forex. We provide a Demo data feed with Live Forex quotes forever and delayed quotes for Stocks, Options, and Futures. There are two ways to get a Demo account for our Desktop/Desktop Pro software.

Before you open a Desktop/Desktop Pro Demo account, you must have a Universal Login with us. Click HERE to see how to create your Universal Login. If you would like a Demo MetaTrader 4 account, click HERE.


Option #1: Create Demo During Universal Login Creation

During the UAC Registration Process:

  1. From the homepage click on the Get Started Now button
  2. Choose Account Type: Forex or Equities/Options/Futures
  3. Choose” Open Practice/Demo Account”
  4. Complete UAC registration process (click HERE for more detail)
    • During the registration process you will be prompted to choose a trading platform and base currency: Choose Desktop Pro Demo and the currency of your choice.

  5. After completing the UAC registration process, download the MB Trading software platform of your choice HERE.
  6. Log in to the secure area of our server to access your demo account information.


Option #2: Create additional Demo accounts from the Client Secure Area of our website

From the secure area of the website

  1. Log in to the secure area of the website
  2. Click on the red “MBT Desktop Demo” tab under the green welcome bar.
  3. A pop-up window will appear with choice of Equities or Forex accounts and base currency type
  4. Select “Create Account”

If you would like to set up a MetaTrader 4 Demo account, click HERE
To add funds to your Demo account:

  1. Log into the secure area of
  2. Select “Demo” in the Account Summary tab of the Dashboard
  3. Click on the account number to which you wish to add funds
  4. Click on the “Deposit Credit” tab
  5. Add the desired amount
  6. Click “Adjust Account”
  7. Your adjustment will be made on the next rollover
  8. If your account is an MT4 account, contact MetaTrader support at 877.212.1112 after you have added funds via the website and they will also make sure that the funds are added to the MT4 side of your account.
  9. You may also call MB Trading support at (866) 628-3001.



MB Trading, IB member FINRA, SIPC; MB Trading Futures, Inc. RFED/IB and member NFA. Trading in futures, options and Forex is speculative in nature and not appropriate for all investors. Investors should only use risk capital when trading futures, options and Forex because there is always the risk of substantial loss. MBTFS and MBTFX are sometimes referred to collectively herein as "MB Trading."

1MB Trading FX offers two Forex pricing models. Both models employ our RFED to client facing execution system with slightly different pricing and markup models.  For purpose of clarity the two pricing models (Plan 1 and Plan 2) both operate on the same technology.  The underlying technology is named The MB Trading Electronic Xrossing Network, abbreviated as EXN for the remainder of this disclaimer.  The main differentiator between the models is twofold.

A.    Difference in amount of markup or markdown of liquidity partner (banks) quotes when displayed to clients.
B.    Commission Structure charged to client

Plan 1 or “Pay for Limit” plan employs the EXN technology in a commission model. This model charges a client 2.50 in their base currency per 100k of executed currency for market orders and pays a client .50 of base currency for posted, executed limit orders. In the Pay for Limits model, the term "Payment for Limit Order" refers to a non-market order which is not immediately executable and rests on the internal limit order book for some period of time, thus adding liquidity when another order of equal or greater value fills with the resting order.

Free Commission Plan employs the EXN technology in a markup only plan, which means that MB Trading receives a markup embedded in the spread as compensation. This plan does not add an additional commission, does not pay the client a rebate for posted liquidity as Plan 1 does yet does still offer the benefit of allowing the client to post quotes which is displayed to all other clients on Plan 2.

Additional information to note is that “Actual Total Paid to Clients” counter is kept on the company website which displays The Actual Total Paid to Clients currency number which is updated every five minutes and stops counting during the weekend when the market is closed. The number calculates from the launch of Pay for Limits, which was January 31, 2011.

Due to higher cost of business in China, “Get paid for limit orders” is not available for Chinese residents. All Chinese residents have a fee of 2.50 for all order types. Accounts with special commission rates are excluded from Payment for Limit Orders. There is a minimum fee of $0.01 for all Forex and spot trading orders that take liquidity.

MB Trading earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in Barron’s 2011 Review of Online Brokers, tying for the top spot overall. The company earned a total of 33.8 points, one tenth of a point under the top score. MB Trading also scored in the top three for separate categories of Range of Offerings, Trade Experience, Trading Technology, Usability, and Customer Service and Education. MB Trading earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in Barron's 2010 Review of Online Brokers. The company ranked second overall and tied for first place in the categories of Trade Experience and Portfolio Analysis & Reporting. The company also won the category of Usability. The company also tied for first place in the separate categories of "Best for Frequent Traders" and "Best for Options Traders." This survey evaluated 27 Online Firms and does not include all Online Brokers.

*Real-time Forex Quotes are provided via the MBT Quote API. Quotes are available during platform hours from Sunday at 5 pm EST to Friday at 5 pm EST, except during the scheduled maintenance period from 4:58 pm to 5:06 pm EST. Extended maintenance periods are possible, and messages regarding maintenance are sent via the MBT Desktop, MBT Desktop Pro, and MBT Web 2.0 trading platforms. In addition, MBT begins MetaTrader 4 maintenance at 4:57 pm EST, one minute earlier.

MB Trading provides FREE real-time streaming Forex quotes in all software platforms. Demo accounts receive FREE streaming Stocks, Futures, and Options quotes which are delayed up to 20 minutes (per individual exchange requirement). FREE real-time streaming quotes for Stocks, Futures, and Options is available to nonprofessional users with funded, live accounts.

MB Trading provides Google Translation of our website for educational or informational purposes for its international customers. The graphics, applications and some portions of the website are not translated. Customers must bear the sole responsibility of evaluating their regional translation before making any decisions based on such information outside of what the English version of the site represents.