CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

How to place a trade on MT4

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Placing a trade on the MetaTrader 4 platform is simple and intuitive. You can do it in a number of different ways, including:

  • The Market Watch window on the left-hand side of the platform.

  • The “Tools” tab on the top menu of the platform.

  • The F9 button on the keyboard.

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1. In order to place a trade in the Market Watch window, you must first select the instrument from the list and double-click on the chosen market. After doing so, an order window will appear.

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In the order window, you can choose parameters such as volume and whether to use a Stop Loss or Take Profit order. After choosing the conditions of your trade, press the blue buy button if you want to go long, or the red sell button if you would like to short.

2. To place a trade using the ‘Tools’ tab, click ‘New Order’. After selecting this, an order window will appear which allows you to select the parameters in the same way as explained above.

3. You can open the order window instantly simply by pressing F9 once you’ve found your chosen instrument.

Want to learn more about trading on MT4?

Our Trading Academy section lists several videos on how to trade using the MT4 platform.

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