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On the last tip, we saw how to use the Market Watch on Metatrader 4. Today, we will focus on learning how to use the Terminal Window on MT4.

Terminal is a multifunctional window that allows the Access to different features such as: Open Trades, Account Balance, news, trade history, definition of alerts and system’s daily activity report.

To access the Terminal Window, you can click on the toolbar or type Ctrl+T or even look in the main menu the option VIEW and then TERMINAL.

The Terminal Window on Metatrader 4
The Terminal Window on Metatrader 4

The tabs in the Terminal Window are as follows:

Trade: where you can see the open positions and pending order. Also all the finance results appear here.

Account History: the register of all the performed trades and total gains/losses.

News: all the economic news received by Metatrader 4 are shown in this tab. This information is used for the fundamental analysis.

Alerts: where you can set and see the Sound Alerts as soon as a pair reaches a determined value.

Mailbox: the internal messages that arrive to the terminal are saved in this tab.

Journal: where you can see all the events that happened during the operation, including executed operations.