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Set the slippage tolerance

On MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can prevent an order from being executed if the slippage from the rate at which the order is placed exceeds the specified amount. This option is only available when instant execution is used by your broker.

point Market execution is more favored by brokers

Many brokers choose market execution, which guarantees order execution at any available price. With these brokers, you can't set the slippage tolerance.

Here we will look at how to set the slippage tolerance on MT4/MT5.

Switch between MT4/MT5 tabs to check the steps for each.

mt4
mt5

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the menu and select "Options". (Shortcut keys: "Ctrl"+"O")

Options Options

Step 2

In the "Trade" tab, choose "Default" for "Deviation by default". Then enter the slippage tolerance in points and click "OK".

Slippage setting Slippage setting
point Point is the last decimal place

While the spread and profit/loss of forex currency pairs are generally calculated in pips, CFDs, whose original rates have different numbers of digits, are sometimes quoted in points. A point is the last decimal place of the instrument's price.

Step 1

Click "Tools" in the menu and select "Options". (Shortcut keys: "Ctrl"+"O")

Options Options

Step 2

In the "Trade" tab, choose "By Default" for "Deviation". Then type the slippage tolerance in points and click "OK".

Slippage setting Slippage setting
point Point is the last decimal place

While the spread and profit/loss of forex currency pairs are generally calculated in pips, CFDs, whose original rates have different numbers of digits, are sometimes quoted in points. A point is the last decimal place of the instrument's price.


Date

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 : 2023.02.09

Update

Last updated

 : 2023.07.19

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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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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