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Change units for trade volume and P/L

The Toolbox shows you your positions, pending orders, and trade history. You can change the units used for the trade volume and profit/loss in the Toolbox. The trade volume can be displayed in lots or prices (in base currency). As for P/L, you can display it in your base currency or in points. Here we'll take a look at how to change the units of the trade volume and P/L on MetaTrader5 (MT5).

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Step 1

Right-click on the position in the "Trade" tab of the Toolbox.

Right-click on the position in the Trade tab of the Toolbox Right-click on the position in the Trade tab of the Toolbox
point Units for P/L can be changed only when holding positions

Units of a trade volume can be changed at any time whether you have a position or not. But you can only change the units for the profit/loss when you're holding a position. If you don't have a position, the option to change the unit will not appear in the context menu.

Step 2

To change the volume unit to lots or price

In the context menu, hover the pointer over "Volumes" and choose a unit. "Lots" will show trade volumes in lots, and "Amounts" will show them in prices (in the base currency).

In the context menu, hover the pointer over Volumes and choose a unit In the context menu, hover the pointer over Volumes and choose a unit

To change the P/L unit to account's base currency or points

In the context menu, hover the pointer over "Profit" and choose a unit. "as Money" will show P/L in the base currency of the account, and "as Points" will show them in points.

In the context menu, hover the pointer over Profit and choose a unit In the context menu, hover the pointer over Profit and choose a unit

Date

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 : 2022.09.19

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.19

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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http://www.fintecs.co.jp/profile/

Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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