pierre23 wrote:xmess7 wrote:pierre23 wrote:In regard to the MBT Navigator. It seems that limit orders don't get filled in at all, its ticking me off. I'm guessing it doesnt work with the demo?... There have been a countless amount of times where I buy, or sell, using a limit order, and when the price goes right past it, or even idles ON the price I set the limit for, it NEVER gets filled.
I read somewhere that its possible to, for example, buy at the bid? And sell at the bid too? And vise versa, go short at ask and buy back at the ask. How would this be accomplished?
I ask that because at the moment the spread of the GBP/JPY is 4, which isn't too bad.. but before it was as much as 10, and its hard to buy at the ask and sell at the bid when theres such a big spread. What would you recommend, because I know you don't trade with 10 spread ._.
Oop, spreads back to 10 again =[
Piere check out the following image.
Make those selections in preferences before you make the entry.
use TRADE THROUGH for long positions
use FIRST TOUCH for short positions
Plus if you want the platform to work for pest price move the slider to the left. If you move it to the right then the platform will execute the order faster.
Hey xmess, thanks for your time highlighting the points to take note of within the preferences. So to completely understand, when I think my next trade is short, I'll go into pref and change to First touch, and I open and close my short trade on that setting, and vise versa for a long position? Can I ask what that actually does changing those settings?
Also, is there a quick way of switching between the two? It's time consuming going into the pref > order entry > then change settings. In that 5 seconds it takes to change the setting the price could jump in any direction.
EDIT: this is getting just ridiculous. I'm nearly at the point where I'm going to change software/broker, this MBT Navigator is not working for half of the trades I want to put on. It keep saying "order rejected" when I go to place an order.. I change the route from MBTX and DEMO thinking it was that but no difference. I change the preferences like you suggested xmess, but still not working. It just WONT place my order. There IS sufficient funds. I sure hope this is not the case with a live account not being able to place orders. (I also changed the pref to First touch, as I was putting on a limit short order. The order came up in the Open Orders, but never got filled, even when the price was idling ON the same price I put my limit for. I just don't understand why it isn't working. Darn it, missed a perfect 85+ pip opportunity =[
1) MBT/EFX has plenty of webinars showing how to use order entry. Did you watch them? If NO, then watch them
2) After the answer to #1 is YES, tnen if you are still having problems, MBT/EFX has online support and telephone support. Contact them.
3) I have been using MBT/EFX for years without having the problems you are having. So have others. Don't blame the software.