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Setting Up Phone MT5 Trading Notifications For Pending Orders

June 18, 2019

The ability to set up phone notifications for trading activity on your MT5 platform has many advantages including of course the opportunity to “Check-in” on the market whist on the move.

It could be argued that this ability goes beyond simple convenience and in the case of “pending orders” could be viewed as an important part of risk management of trades that are opened through this method.

Pending orders revisited

Pending Orders are advanced entry orders that allow you to place an order onto the system that will be filled at a specific price level.

The key potential advantage is that you don’t have to be watching the market continuously for an order to be filled, and it can be filled at any time if the order is still active on the system.

An example could be placing a “Buy Stop” order above an identified resistance level, so if the relevant currency pair or CFD moves to this price point then the order will be filled at your chosen price (You can still place a stop loss and profit target associated with the pending order).

Although it a potentially attractive function of your Metatrader platform, one of the potential disadvantages is that without notifications set up you may not be aware that a trade has been entered until you are in a position to look at your trading platform on your PC for example.

Without this awareness of an “open” trade,  the implications are:

  1. You will not be able to adjust a “trail stop” to lock in potential profit if the trade does go in your direction
  2. In the event of imminent economic data, you will not know to adjust such open positions to manage risks associated with this.

Setting up phone notifications on your phone, is not only relatively simple but mitigates these potential disadvantages.

Setting up notifications

We will walk you through the set-up process on MT5 but is similar if you are using MT4.

  • Download the MT5 app on your mobile phone
  • Allow to send “notifications”. Check in phone settings that it is set up.
  • Open the app and go to messages in settings and find your Metaquote ID at the bottom of the screen. Make a note of this (See diagram below).
  • Open the MT5 platform on your PC
  • In the tools menu, click on options and then the notifications tab.
  • Enter your MetaquoteID in the pop-up box as shown below. Click on test
  • You should receive a notification on phone that set up is complete and subsequently with any orders you place and that are filled.

Of course, feel free to contact the GO Markets team if you need additional support in setting this up at any time.

Mike Smith

Educator

GO Markets

mike.smith@gomarkets.com

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