Aide MetaTrader 5 Android OS

Quotes

Use this tab to view real-time pricing information on financial instruments. To switch to this tab, use the MetaTrader 5 side panel that opens at a tap on Open the side panel.

Quotes

The following price information is displayed here:

  • the name of the financial instrument
  • the ask price
  • the bid price
  • spread
  • the time of the last quote
  • the lowest ask price for the current day (Low)
  • the highest bid price for the current day (High)
  • To switch between the full and reduced representation of price information, open the context menu by a long tap on any symbol.
  • To save traffic, disable unnecessary symbols.

List of symbols

In order to remove a symbol from the list or change its position, tap Modify at the top of the window. To add a new symbol, tap Add at the top of the window.

To save traffic, disable unnecessary symbols.

Adding Symbols

To add a new symbol, tap Add at the top of the window. Select a group of symbols. To quickly find the desired symbol, use the search bar at the top of the page. Press Search, enter the desired symbol and tap "Enter" on your keyboard. To add a symbol, tap on its line.

Security Groups List of symbols

Hiding Symbols

To hide a symbol, go to the edit mode by tapping Modify at the top of the "Quotes" tab.

Editing Symbols Deleting symbols

To hide symbols, tap Delete symbols at the top of the window. Then check all the symbols that you want to delete, and once again tapDelete symbols.

A financial instrument cannot be hidden, if there are open positions or pending orders for it.

Moving Symbols

To change the order of symbols in the "Quotes" tab, use buttons Move. Tap the button on the desired symbol, and holding it, drag the symbol to the desired position.

 

Symbol Properties

Symbol trading terms are shown in this window. You can go to this window using the "Properties" command in the context menu of the "Quotes" tab.

The window displays the following set of parameters set by a broker:

  • Symbol name and description – name of a symbol and its short description. Tap Go to a website to read the description to read additional symbol information on a website.
  • Spread – spread in points. If the spread is floating, then the appropriate record is specified in this point (floating).
  • Digits – number of decimal places in the price of the symbol.
  • Stops level – channel of prices (in points) from the current price, inside which one can't place Stop Loss, Take Profit and pending orders. When placing an order inside the channel, the server will return message "Invalid Stops" and will not accept the order.

Symbol Properties

  • Contract size – number of units of the commodity, currency or financial asset in one lot.
  • Margin currency – currency, in which the margin requirements are calculated.
  • Profit currency – currency, in which the profit of the symbol trading is calculated;
  • Calculation – method of profit and margin calculation (Forex, CFD, CFD Leverage, CFD Index, Futures, Exchange Futures, Exchange Stocks, FORTS Futures);
  • Initial margin – security deposit (margin) provided for a fixed-term contract to perform a one-lot deal. If the initial margin value is specified for the symbol, this is the value that is used. Margin calculation equations are not applied to the appropriate calculation type.
  • Maintenance margin – minimum security deposit (margin) a trader should have on his or her account to maintain a one-lot position;
  • Hedged margin – the margin charged per one lot of hedged positions. Margin calculation mode using the larger leg for hedged positions can also be specified here.
  • Margin rate – margin rates for various order types are specified in this table. The rates are set for the initial and maintenance margin individually. If no ratio is set for the maintenance margin (set to zero), the initial margin ratio will be used for it.
  • Market Buy Order – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for long positions relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Market Sell Order – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for short positions relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy limit – multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Limit orders relative to the main amount of margin;
  • Sell limit – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Limit orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy stop – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Stop orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Sell stop – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Stop orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy stop limit – multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Stop Limit orders relative to the main amount of margin.
  • Sell stop limit – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Stop Limit orders relative to the basic margin amount.
  • Trade – symbol trading mode (full access, long only, short only, close only). Also, trading can be completely prohibited.
  • Type of orders – types of orders placed:
  • Good till today including SL/TP – orders that are valid only during one trading day. With the end of the day, all Stop Loss and Take Profit levels are deleted, as well as pending orders are removed;
  • Good till canceled – pending orders are preserved for the next trading day.
  • Good till today excluding SL/TP – when a trade day changes, only pending orders are deleted, Stop Loss and Take Profit levels are preserved.
  • Fill policy– available order fill policy type: Fill or Kill, Immediate or Cancel, Return.
  • Expiration – available types of expiration of pending orders:
  • Good till Canceled – order lifetime is unlimited;
  • Intraday – orders are canceled at the end of the current trading;
  • Specified time – the order is canceled in a user-specified time;
  • Date – the order is canceled at the end of the day specified by the user.
  • Orders– allowed order types: market, limit, stop, stop-limit, Stop Loss and Take Profit.
  • Minimal volume – minimal volume of a deal for the symbol.
  • Maximal volume – maximal volume of a deal for the symbol;
  • Volume step – step of volume changes;
  • Swap type – type of swap calculation:
  • In points – the specified number of points of the security price.
  • In the base currency – the specified amount in the symbol base currency;
  • In the margin currency – the specified amount in the symbol margin currency;
  • In the deposit currency – the specified amount in the deposit currency.
  • As a percentage of current price – the specified percentage of the symbol price at the time of swap calculation;
  • As a percentage of the open price – the specified percentage of the position open price;
  • In points, re-open at Close price – at the end of the trading day the position is closed. The next day the position is re-opened at the close price +/- the specified number of points;
  • In points, re-open at the Bid price – the position is closed at the end of the trading day. The next day the position is re-opened at the Bid price +/- the specified number of points.
  • Swap long – swap for Buy positions.
  • Swap short – swap for Sell positions.
  • 3-days swap – day of the week when a triple swap is charged.
  • Margin rate – margin rates for various order types are specified in this table. The rates are set for the initial and maintenance margin individually. If no ratio is set for the maintenance margin (set to zero), the initial margin ratio will be used for it.
  • Market Buy Order – multiplier for calculating margin requirements for long positions relative to the main amount of margin;
  • Market Sell Order – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for short positions relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy limit – multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Limit orders relative to the main amount of margin;
  • Sell limit – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Limit orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy stop – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Stop orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Sell stop – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Stop orders relative to the basic margin amount;
  • Buy stop limit – multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Buy Stop Limit orders relative to the main amount of margin.
  • Sell stop limit – a multiplier for calculating margin requirements for Sell Stop Limit orders relative to the basic margin amount.
  • First trade – the day when the financial instrument trading started;
  • Last trade – the day when the financial instrument trading ended;
  • Face value – initial bond value set by the issuer;
  • Accrued interest – part of the coupon interest of bonds, which is calculated in proportion to the number of days since the coupon bond issue date or since the previous coupon payment.

The lower part shows information about quoting and trading sessions of the symbol.

Context menu

To open the context menu, tap once on any of the symbols. The menu contains the following commands:

  • New order – go to executing trade operations with the specified symbol. This button is not displayed when not connected to the server.
  • Chart – go to chart viewing.
  • Properties – open symbol properties.
  • Advanced view mode – view price details.
  • Depth of Market – open Depth of Market for the symbol, if available.