Buying or selling a security opens a trade position. Then, in order to gain profit from the bid-and-ask price differences, one has to close the position. The latter trade operation is reverse towards to former one. For example, if the former operation consisted of buying one lot of GOLD, then one lot of the same symbol must be sold to close the position. Positions can be closed differently in the client terminal: It can be closing of a single position, closing of a position by an opposite position, and multiple closes by several positions.
Single Position Closing
A single open trade position will be closed automatically if prices are equal to values of Stop Loss or Take Profit.
Attention: When a long position is being closed, the Bid price must equal to the value of Stop Loss or Take Profit, and the Ask price must do for short positions.
To close a position manually, one has to execute the opened position context menu command of the "Terminal — Trade" window or double-click with the left mouse button on this position.
If trade operations for a certain symbol are executed on request, one has first to receive quotes by pressing the "Request" button. This activates the button that allows closing the position.
Close by Opposite Positions
The opposite position towards the given one is a reverse position for the same symbol. If there are one or more opposite positions among the open positions, one can close the selected position by and together with an opposite one. To do so, one has first to open the "Order" window (as described above).
Then, the "Close by" must be selected in the "Type" field. After that, the list of all opposite positions will appear in the lower part of the window. One has to select an opposite position in this list, and after that, the "Close... " button will be activated. It allows closing two positions at the same time. Only one of two opposite positions with different amounts of lots to be traded will remain. The volume (amount of lots) of this position will equal to the difference between lots of the two closed positions, and its direction and open price (short or long) will correspond with those of the larger (in volume) of two closed positions.
Multiple Close by Opposite Positions
Multiple closes of several opposite positions allow closing more than two opposite positions at the same time. To perform this operation, one has also to open the "Order" window (as described above). Then the "Multiple close by" must be selected in the "Type" window. At that, the list of all opposite positions will appear in the lower part of the window, and the "Multiple close by... " button will be active. It allows closing opposite positions. Positions will be closed in pairs, according to the open time, and they will be closed as described above for two opposite positions. If the difference between the sums of volumes is not zero, a new position will be opened as a result of the operation, the volume being equal to this difference. The newly opened position will participate in the multiple close process, but according to its open time, and so on until all positions are closed or the last resulting position is opened.
Attention: After opposite positions have been closed, the corresponding records will be made in the "Terminal — Account History" window. At that, overhead information about the closing of opposite positions will be entered in the "Comment" field.