Trade Stock Indices

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MT4 Data Window

MT4 Data window shows information about a indices price, for a specified candlestick period. For example the trading charts below, shows how to select the data window from the view menu options.(Ctrl+D is the shortcut key for displaying the data window without having to access it from the view menu)

Data Window - MT4 Indices Trading Software

MT4 Data Window - MT4 Stock Index Data Window Explained Tutorial

Once the data window is selected it will display, the following information about a indices price.

Indices Price Data Window High, Low, Open and Close Indices Price on MT4 - Stock Index Trading MT4 Data Window - MT4 Stock Index Data Window Example Explained Tutorial

The following data for indices is shown:

  1. Indices Chart
  2. Date
  3. Time
  4. Open Indices Price
  5. High
  6. Low
  7. Close Indices Price
  8. Volume


This data will show information for a particular candlestick, by scrolling your mouse over the candlesticks on a Indices chart this data will change to reflect the stock indices price candlestick that the mouse has pointed at.

The data widow is not popularly used in the MT4 Indices Trading Platform as compared to the other MT4 stock indices chart windows. However as a indices trader you can use this data window to extract and display information and data about any stock indices price candlestick and the indices prices associated with this candlestick such as the opening stock indices price data, closing stock indices price data and high and low of indices price.

Because most traders can obtain this information directly from the charts, then the indices traders may prefer to use the information that is readily available on the Indices chart within the MT4 platform software interface.

Another method to get this data is to use the Cross Hair Mouse Pointer, To get the Cross Hair Mouse Pointer a indices trader only requires to press down and hold down the wheel mouse button and the cross Hair will appear. If your mouse does not have a wheel button, please go and buy another one so that you can trade the MT4 cross hair. And from this Cross Hair a indices trader can get the stock indices price data as shown below.

Cross Hair Tool - MetaTrader 4 Indices Software

MT4 Cross Hair Pointer on Stock Indices MT4 Trading Charts - Indices Trading MetaTrader 4 Data Window - MT4 Stock Index Data Window Explained PDF

From the Cross Hair above the vertical line will show data on the date for the current candlestick, the horizontal line will show stock indices price at that particular point on the chart. For the above example of Indices chart you can see that the date is 2013.10.31 4:00GMT and the Indices Price is shown for the selected point. The Open, High, Low, Close and Volume as well as Date is Shown Just below the Charts tab at the bottom of the MT4 Indices Trading Software Platform, Marked as O: H: L: C: V: therefore the cross hair is a shortcut method of viewing data instead of going to the Data Window of the MetaTrader 4

A indices trader can even click one point, hold down the mouse and move the mouse to another chart point to measure the pip movement of stock indices price from point a to point on the Indices charts in the MT4 Indices Software as Shown below.

Using Cross Hair Tool to Measure Pip Indices Price Movement

Using Cross Hair Tool in MT4 Indices Software to Measure Pip Indices Price Movement - Stock Index MetaTrader 4 Data Window - MetaTrader 4 Indices Trading Data Window Example Explained Tutorial

Cross Hair Data Tool on MT4 Indices Software

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