Chart Time Frames - Periodicity on Charts Menu in MT4 Platform
MetaTrader 4 Indices Chart Time Frames; Periodicity on Indices Charts in MetaTrader 4
Periodicity is commonly refered to as Indices Chart Time Frames by many traders. On the MetaTrader 4 platform.
The button below is used to select the periodicity or indices chart time frame to trade with. This button can be accessed on the MT4 platform as shown below.
MT4 Chart Time Frames - MT4 Chart Time Frame Indices Trading Charts
On the MetaTrader 4 platform these indices chart time frames are:
- 1 Minute Chart Time Frame – M1
- 5 Minute Chart Time Frame – M5
- 15 Minutes Chart Time Frame – M15
- 30 Minutes Chart Time Frame – M30
- 1 Hour Indices Chart Time Frame – H1
- 4 Hours Chart Time Frame - H4
- Daily Chart Time Frame – D1
- Weekly Chart Time Frame – W1
- Monthly Chart Time Frame - MN
How To Know Which Indices Chart Time Frame You are Using
A common question especially if you are new to indices trading would be how to identify which indices chart time frame you are using on your MT4 platform:
There are various methods of knowing which MetaTrader 4 chart time frame you are using as Shown below:
Use the above Menu as Shown above
In the above example once you select the periodicity button under the charts menu, then the list of indices trading MetaTrader 4 chart time frames is shown and the indices chart time frame that is currently selected, the one that you are using will be highlighted with a different color, on our above example this is the 1 Hour(H1) indices chart time frame, whose Icon on the left is highlighted in light blue.
How to Use Periodicity Toolbar - MetaTrader 4 Chart Change Chart Time Frame - How To Change MetaTrader 4 Chart Time Frame
This MetaTrader 4 periodicity toolbar is by default located at the top of the MT4 platform and has all the indices chart time frames marked as shown below. The chart timeframe that a trader is using will be marked differently from the other indices chart time frames, the selected indices chart time frame will be “indented” as shown below:
Use the information displayed at the top left corner to get MetaTrader 4 Chart Time Frame
At the top left corner of the indices trading MetaTrader 4 chart, the MetaTrader 4 chart time frame is displayed as shown below:
1 Hour MetaTrader 4 Indices Chart Time Frame
15 Minutes MetaTrader 4 Indices Chart Time Frame
When you open a indices chart you can then use the above three methods to know which periodicity - indices chart time frame you are trading with.
You can also use the tabs, if you are trading many indices trading charts. To view this tab, Go to “View Menu” then Select “Charts Bar”. The following MT4 bar will appear that you can use to navigate and it indicates the indices trading instrument as well as the indices chart time frame.
Navigation tabs on MT4 platform workspace.