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After installing MetaTrader and depositing funds into your trading account with AMarkets, you are now ready to make your first trade.

For this, you need to:

  1. Connect to a trading account through the MetaTrader terminal;
  2. Set up a list of trading instruments;
  3. Calculate the margin required to open a trade;
  4. Check the trading hours for the instruments you are interested in;
  5. Place a trade in the financial market.

Connect to a trading account

There are several versions of the MetaTrader trading platform available for AMarkets’ clients. We have prepared tutorial videos on connecting to a trading account with AMarkets.

MetaTrader desktop version

Installing MetaTrader and connecting to a trading account

MetaTrader for mobile devices

Installing MetaTrader on iPhone and connecting to a trading account

Set up a list of trading instruments

AMarkets offers more than 250 financial instruments for trading. Clients can add or remove trading instruments in the “Market Watch” window.

To add or hide a trading instrument from your list:

  1. Right-click in the Market Watch window and select “Symbols” (or press CTRL+U).
  2. In a new window that opens, check the instruments you wish to add to your list or uncheck the symbols you want to exclude from the list.
  3. Click the “Close” button.

You can also show all instruments available for trading. To do this, simply right-click in the Market Watch window and select “Show all”.

If you trade using MetaTrader for mobile devices (iPhone in particular), we recommend that you watch a detailed instructional video on how to add/remove trading instruments in MetaTrader on your iPhone.

Calculate the margin required to open a trade

The margin (collateral) is a portion of a trader’s account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit to hold open a position. Therefore, before placing a trade, one must correctly calculate the transaction volume to ensure a sufficient amount of free funds in the account.

To calculate the margin required to open a position, we recommend using our Trader’s Calculator.

The trader’s calculator allows you to calculate such parameters as:

  • spread
  • cost of pip
  • swap
  • margin per trade

Check the trading hours for the instruments you are interested in

Before placing a trade, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the trading sessions schedule and trading hours for the instruments you are interested in.

You can find out the trading hours for various financial instruments:

  • On AMarkets website in the “Trading” ⇒ “Trading instruments” section.
  • In the MetaTrader trading platform, right-click on the desired instrument in the “Market Watch” window and select “Specification”. In the window that appears, you will see the quotes and trading sessions for this instrument.

Place a trade in the financial market

How to open a position

There are different ways to open a trade in the MetaTrader desktop version:

  • Click on the “New Order” button in the toolbar above the price chart
  • Right-click a symbol in the Market Watch window and select “New Order”
  • Press F9 on your keyboard to call the “New Order” window

In a new window that opens, specify:

  1. Symbol: select a trading instrument in the drop-down list. The list will show only the instruments you’ve added in the Market Watch window.
  2. Volume: Specify the order volume in lots. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lot, in increments of 0.01.
  3. Order type: select “Immediate execution” or “Pending order”.
  4. Trade type: click SELL (to sell short) or BUY (to go long).

You can monitor the status of your trade in the “Terminal” window of the MetaTrader trading platform.

How to close a position

Positions can be closed differently in the Terminal window:

  • Click on the “x” symbol on the far right of the profit column
  • Right-click on the trade and select the “Close Order” option

We recommend that you check out our tutorial videos, where we give step-by-step instructions on how to make trades in the MetaTrader trading platform.

MetaTrader desktop version

How to open and close trades fully or partially in MetaTrader

MetaTrader for mobile devices

Placing a trade in MT4 on iPhone

Now you know how to place trade orders on your AMarkets account.

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