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Place limit order

Here we'll look over the steps on how to place a limit order on the new order screen of the MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5) app for Android and iOS mobile devices. Limit order is an order to execute the trade at a specific price more favorable than the current one. Set a lower price than the current for a buy limit order, and a higher price for a sell limit order.

Related article: Open the new order screen

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iPhone
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Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

Once the order is placed, the screen switches to the "Trade" tab with the new order details.

Step 8

Android
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Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

Once the order is placed, the screen switches to the "Trade" tab with the new order details.

Step 8

iPad
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

Once the order is placed, the order details will be added to the toolbox.

Step 8

Android tablet
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

Once the order is placed, the order details will be added to the toolbox.

Step 8

iPhone
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

The screen switches to the "Trade" tab and the order details will be added as a pending order.

Step 8

Android
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "PLACE".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

The screen switches to the "Trade" tab and the order details will be added as a pending order.

Step 8

iPad
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "Place".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

Tap "Trade" in the lower menu.

Step 8

Step 9

The pending order will be added to the toolbox of the "Trade" tab.

Step 9

Android tablet
*Scroll horizontally to see more*Swipe horizontally to see more

Step 1

Make sure that the symbol you wish to order is on the new order screen.

Step 1

Step 2

Tap "Market Execution" to select the order type.

Step 2

Step 3

Select "Buy Limit" to place a buy limit order, or "Sell Limit" for a sell limit order.

Step 3

Step 4

Set the limit price.

Step 4

Step 5

Set the stop-loss (S/L) and take-profit (T/P) values, and the expiration type as necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Tap "PLACE".

Step 6

Step 7

Your order has been placed if you see the success message.

Step 7

Step 8

The pending order will be added to the toolbox.

Step 8

Date

Created

 : 2022.08.04

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.08.04

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

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Akira Takagi

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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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