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janmick 2016.06.14 13:41 

hello meta 5

 just switched from 4 to 5 and I cannot find any way to be able to do what is explained in the subject bar

Straddle trades buy and sell on sane chart

 Is it possible if so how please?

 

Mike H ........ 

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Sergey Golubev 2016.06.14 13:54  

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How to Start with Metatrader 5

Sergey Golubev, 2016.06.14 13:54

MetaTrader 5 features hedging position accounting system


The MetaTrader 5 platform was originally designed for trading within the netting position accounting system. The netting system allows having only one position per financial instrument meaning that all further operations at that instrument lead only to closing, reversal or changing the volume of the already existing position. In order to expand possibilities of retail Forex traders, we have added the second accounting system — hedging. Now, it is possible to have multiple positions per symbol, including oppositely directed ones. This paves the way to implementing trading strategies based on the so-called "locking" — if the price moves against a trader, they can open a position in the opposite direction.

Since the new system is similar to the one used in MetaTrader 4, it will be familiar to traders. At the same time, traders will be able to enjoy all the advantages of the fifth platform version — filling orders using multiple deals (including partial fills), multicurrency and multithreaded tester with support for MQL5 Cloud Network, and much more.

Now, you can use one account to trade the markets that adhere to the netting system and allow having only one position per instrument, and use another account in the same platform to trade Forex and apply hedging.

This article describes the netting and hedging systems in details, as well as sheds light on the changes related to the implementation of the second accounting system.

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