Monday, January 13, 2014

Forex Tutorials: How to enter a pending order?

Today we will take a look at how to enter a pending order in your MetaTrader 4 platform. MetaTrader is the most popular trading platform among retail traders which is why we will focus our tutorials on this trading platform only. You will get the download link to your trading platform from your forex broker when you open an account or you can download the PaxForex MetaTrader 4 by clicking on the link provided.

Here is how you enter your pending order for in your MetaTrader 4 platform:

1. Open your MetaTrader 4 platform by double-clicking on the MT4 icon on your desktop.

2. Select the currency pair you would like to trade (after you have conducted your proper analysis). We will use the AUDUSD currency pair as visible in the picture below:

3. Double-click the currency pair in your Market Watch window which is usually located on the left side of your trading terminal. Once you double-clicked the currency pair you will see the following window:

4. Now click on the drop-down menu located next to Type:. The default entry is always Instant Execution, but when you click on it you will see Pending Order. Clicking on Pending Order will change the window and you should see this:

5. Now you need to do the following three things which are highlighted by the green, red and blue box. 
  • First you will select the volume in lots which you would like to trade, add a stop loss level as well as a take profit target in accordance with your risk management. This area has been marked by the green box in the above picture.
  • Now you have to select the type of order you would like as you have four options: Buy Limit, Sell Limit, Buy Stop and Sell Stop. This area has been marked by the red box in the above picture.
  • Once you have selected your order type all that is left to do is click Place which is marked by the blue box in the above picture.


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