Manual Connector

What is the Manual Connector?

The Manual Connector is a MetaTrader 4/5 plugin which acts as a bridge between MetaTrader 4/5 and MT2Trading Platform.

Once loaded in a chart, the Manual Connector will allow you to place BUY or SELL trades manually on your broker account/s, respecting the desired  risk management parameters and overall trading strategy (which can be configured on MT2Trading platform)

While MetaTrader 4/5 allows for manual trading natively on the platform, the Manual Connector simplifies the process of opening/closing trades, making it very easy and accessible for every user, regardless of their level of trading knowledge and expertise.

Trading Forex Options with this tool is as simple as adding it to any MetaTrader chart, and executing BUY or SELL operations directly, with just one click.

Manual Connector

As the Manual Connector (FX) is a MetaTrader 4/5 plugin, the first step will be to install the MetaTrader 4/5 platform, if you haven’t done it before.

How to install MetaTrader?

MT2Trading platform comes with a built-in installer for installing Alpari MetaTrader 4/5 platform on the local computer very easily:

1. Click on the ‘MetaTrader’ drop-down menu on MT2Trading platform tool bar

2. Click on the ‘Install MetaTrader button’ and choose which MetaTrader instance you want to install by clicking on it.

3. After clicking on your desired MT4/MT5 instance, the Alpari MetaTrader setup will pop-up. Just follow the installer until the platform has been successfully installed on your computer.

After successfully installing Alpari MetaTrader on your computer, the platform will automatically open and load.

How to open MetaTrader?

First of all you need to open a MetaTrader 4/5 instance on your computer. In order to do so, repeat the previous steps but instead of clicking on ‘Update Connectors/Plugins’ you should now click on ‘Run MetaTrader’.

1. Click on the ‘MetaTrader’ drop-down menu on MT2Trading

2. Click on the ‘Run MetaTrader’ button and a window will pop-up

3. Select your MetaTrader 4/5 instance and click on the ‘OK’ button. The MetaTrader platform you selected should now open.

How to integrate the Manual Connector (FX) with MetaTrader?

MT2Trading platforms counts as well with a built-in installer for  all the available connectors & plugins. Auto Connector (FX) can be found among these, so installing and loading in MT4/MT5 is very simple:

1. Click on the ‘MetaTrader’ drop-down menu on MT2Trading platform tool bar

2. Click on the ‘Update Connectors/Plugins’ button and a window will pop-up

3. On the window you will see all the available plugin/connectors. By clicking on ‘Apply’ all of them will be downloaded on your pc and integrated to all the available MetaTrader instances on your PC.

4. After the connectors/plugins have finished downloading and integrating to your MetaTrader platform, you just need to refresh the indicators list within your MT4/Mt5 navigator.

A) Open navigator by pressing CTRL + N

B) Refresh Indicators list by right-clicking on the indicators list and clicking on the ‘Refresh’ button

If you’ve done everything correctly, the Indicators list will refresh and load all the connectors/plugins, including the Manual Connector (FX).

How to open it on MetaTrader?

Once you have the connector file inside your MetaTrader folders, proceed to open it on a chart.

  1. Open a new chart and choose your desired timeframe
  2. Open the Navigator by pressing CTRL + N
  3. Click to select and drag the connector file “MT2Trading_Manual (FX)” to the chart

Once you drag the ‘Manual Connector’ file into the chart, the graphical user interface will open, where you will be able to customize different parameters.

Trading Connector



Trading Connector

1. BUY/SELL buttons

These are the buttons that you will need to use in order to open BUY/SELL trades using the Manual Connector.

In order to open a BUY trade you will need to click on the green button facing upwards = Mt2 Manual Connector
In order to open a SELL trade you will need to click on the red button facing downwards = Meta Trader Manual Connector

Once any of these two buttons is clicked, a BUY or SELL signal will be sent to the MT2Trading platform, where a trade will be opened on your account, respecting the desired risk management parameters and overall trading strategy.

2. Trade amount

Parameter destined to specify the trade amount the robot will execute on each operation.
In the example, amount is “10.0” which means that the robot will open trades of $10 USD.

Manual Connector For Meta Trader
To change the amount of each trade, just modify this parameter.
For example: For $5 USD, you should write “5.0”. For $15 USD write “15.0”, and so on..

3. Stop-loss / Take-profit

Stop-loss (SL) and Take-profit (TP) parameters will allow you to define profit and loss targets for your trades. Once SL and TP are defined and you open a trade, it will stay open until either one of these parameters are reached. As soon as your desired profit or loss is reached, the trade will be automatically closed, and your capital safe and locked.

Mt2 Manual Connector For Traders

To define desired profit and loss parameters, you need to input a percentage (%) number on the “Profit” and “Loss” fields within the Auto Connector plugin. This percentage will be calculated over your investment amount (trade amount) and displayed to the right side of the profit/loss fields.

On this example, the profit is set at 30% and loss at 20% of the investment. As the investment amount is 10.oo, the profit target is +3.00, while the loss target is -2.00. In other words, the trade will remain open until it has achieved a profit of +3.00 (30% of 10.00) or a loss of -2.00 (20% of 10.00). The maximum allowed profit target is 1000%, while the maximum allowed loss target is 100%.

How to visualize the Take-profit and Stop-loss targets on the chart

Before defining profit and loss parameters, you might wanna check how they look visually on your market chart. To do so, you will need to click on the green and red boxes (Metatrader 5 Manual) besides the BUY/SELL buttons.

The green box will display visually the TP and SL for a BUY trade:

Metatrader Manual

The red box will display visually the TP and SL for a SELL trade:

Mt4 Manual

4. Martingale

The idea of ​​the Martingale strategy is to counteract the losses caused by lost trades. In standard Martingale, if you lose a trade, you re-enter with a greater trade amount, so that over time, a winning trade will compensate all the previous losses. This new trade amount is equivalent to the amount of the lost trade multiplied by a Martingale coefficient. It should be noted that Martingale strategy can be risky, so you will have to be very careful when setting it up.

By default the Martingale strategy is disabled.
To activate it click on the menu where it says “No Martingale” to choose your preferred option, and define Martigale steps and coefficient.

Meta Trader Manual

A. Martingale type
  • “On the next expiration” (On next expiry): The martingale will be applied immediately after the close of the current trade.
  • “On the next signal” (On next signal): The martingale will be applied on the next signal of the same currency pair.
  • “Anti Martingala in the next expiracion” (Anti – on next expiry): Unlike in the conventional Martingale, the strategy applies to the operations won. When winning an operation, the robot will re-enter with an amount greater than that of the operation won, in the next expiration.
  • “Anti Martingala in the next signal” (Anti – on next signal): When winning an operation, the robot will open the next one with an amount greater than the operation won, in the next signal.
B. Martingale Steps:

This parameter defines the length of the Martingale series.
By default, there are 2 steps. If you lose an operation, the first step of Martingale will be applied where you multiply the amount of your entry by the chosen coefficient. In case the first step of Martingale is also lost, the second and last step will be applied. If you lose the last step of Martingale, the step count is reset.
You can use as many steps as you wish to adjust your strategy, but remember that the greater number of steps, the greater the risk.

C. Martingale coefficient:

This parameter defines the multiplier of amount per trade in each step of Martingale.
For each lost trade, a new amount must be calculated to be applied in the next operation. Therefore, the amount of the last trade will be multiplied by the martingale coefficient.
In the example above, if the operation with an amount of $ 2 USD results in loss and we have a Martingale coefficient of 2, we will multiply $ 2 USD x 2 and the next step of Martingale will be $ 4 USD.
$ 2 USD x 2 = $ 4 USD.