Why Does MT4 Say Trade Is Disabled?

Dealing with MetaTrader for error codes can be a little frustrating – especially if you’re not used to seeing these errors pop up with the industry standard brokerage platform.

MT4 is universally beloved by traders and brokers alike, giving everyone in the Forex world access to the kinds of tools and technology they need to achieve their goals in the Forex market.

That being said, MT4 is not flawless. One of bugs you’ll need to fix occasionally is the trade disabling bug. So why does MetaTrader 4 say trade is disabled and how do you fix it?

MetaTrader 4 displays the ‘Trade Is Disabled’ error for the following reasons:

  1. Invalid Currency Symbols Are Detected.
  2. Currency Pairs Are Disabled Temporarily.
  3. Auto Trading Is Disabled.
  4. Internal Connection Is Too Weak.

Why Does MT4 Say Trade is Disabled?

There are a couple of reasons that MT4 Error 133 – Trade Disabled – can pop up on your MetaTrader software every now and again.

Incorrect Currency Symbols Detected

One of the most common reasons this error code presents itself is because your broker is using a currency suffix that the trade copier has been unable to detect for one reason or another.

This most commonly happens when brokers use different symbols for different pairs, throwing things a little bit out of whack until MetaTrader can grapple with the information they are being fed and then solved the issue moving forward.

Some Currency Pairs May Be Temporarily Disabled 

Another reason that this error code – Error 133 – can present itself is if certain currency pairs that MetaTrader 4 is used to handling are disabled for trading by your broker for variety of different reasons. 

Sometimes brokers pause trading on different currency pairs, and sometimes they disabled trading on currency pairs altogether. Not every broker is wild about supporting the most exotic pairs on the planet, for example.

If that happens – if a currency pair has been disabled by your broker – MT4 will send you this alert as soon as you try to execute your trade.

Forgotten to Enable Auto-Trading in MT4

If you have forgotten to enable auto trading in MT4 you may not be able to execute the kinds of trades you have selected in your software, just because your manual and auto trading settings are in conflict with one another.

Internet Connect is Slow or Unstable

Internet connections that are slow, unstable, or unreliable can also cause Order Send errors – including Error 133 – to pop up every now and again.

How to Fix MT4 Saying Trade is Disabled

Luckily, there are various ways to fix the ‘trade is disabled’ error message on the MetaTrader 4 terminal…

Confirm Currency Symbols are Correct 

For starters, you’ll want to confirm that all currency symbols are correct between your installation of MT4 and the broker that you are using. 

This should only take a couple of seconds. If things are sideways, reach out to your broker and see if they can remedy the issue ASAP.

Enable Auto-Trading

If you are getting this error because of auto trading settings you might just have to toggle on the “enable” option and let auto trading go through.

That’s an easy fix!

Try Manual Trading to See If Certain Currencies Are Stopped 

If you are concerned that certain currencies have been suspended or pause indefinitely you might want to manually push and order through, just to see what happens. 

This error returning consistently lets you know that the orders cannot be placed.

Double Check or Reset Your Internet Connection

Lastly, you might just have to restart your internet connection or connect when you have a more stable connection available to fix this problem.

In Summary – Fixing The MetaTrader 4 ‘Trade Is Disabled’ Error

I hope this article has helped you quick fix this error code on MT4. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

This guide should help you determine what’s causing Error 133 on your MT4 platform so you can get back to trading as soon as possible.

If you are still having trouble, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll do our best to assist!

Kyle Townsend

Kyle Townsend is the founder of Forex Broker Report, an experienced forex trader and an advocate for funding options for retail forex traders.

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