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Grid, Volumes, Auto Scroll and MT4 Chart Shift Options on MetaTrader 4 Platform


Grid - MT4 Grid

The MetaTrader 4 grid button on the charts menu option of the MT4 Platform is used to draw grid lines as shown below. A trader may prefer to trade with grids on the indices chart or not and will use this button to show or hide the Grid.


The MetaTrader 4 Grid button is shown below (Short cut for this menu is Ctrl+G)

Insert Grid on Indices Chart on MT4 Trading Platform - MT4 Grid Button



Volumes - MT4 Volumes Indicator

Volumes in Indices represent tick volumes or the number of times the tick for indices price changes during a particular time period. The more the tick changes the more the volumes. These volumes in Indices are used to estimate the number of traders participating in the indices market.


Volumes are drawn as green bars below each indices trading candlestick, and the height of these green bars represent the tick volume for a particular candlestick. (Shot cut keys for Volumes: Ctrl+L)

Insert Volumes Indicator on MT4 Platform - MT4 Volumes Indicator


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Auto Scroll - MT4 Auto Scroll

Auto scroll option when activated will automatically scroll to the most recent indices candlestick bar for every indices chart that is opened. Therefore, the most recent information is displayed and as a trader you do not have to scroll to these recent indices candlestick bars every time you open a new indices trading chart.

MetaTrader 4 Chart Auto Scroll Option - Automatically Scroll Chart to Most Recent Indices Price Candlestick



Chart Shift - MT4 Charts Shift

This MT4 Charts Shift button is used to shift the indices chart more towards the center, instead of the last candlestick being right at the right side of the MetaTrader 4 platform, the MetaTrader 4 charts shift button will shift the most recent indices candlestick towards the center. Traders prefer to trade with most recent indices candlestick shifted toward the middle - this makes it easier to analyze the indices chart price movements when they are more towards the center.


For example, the MT4 Charts Shift button is shown below as an arrow pointing down, by pressing this MetaTrader 4 charts shift button within the chart menus(highlighted below by a rectangle), the last indices candlestick will shift from the right and move up to this point as shown in the MT4 Charts Shift example shown below.

MetaTrader 4 Chart Shift - Shift Chart Towards the Center on MetaTrader 4 - MT4 Charts Shift - MetaTrader 4 Charts Shift


MetaTrader 4 charts menu options of showing grids, volumes and activating the auto scroll option for automatic scrolling to the most recent candlestick bar and also the MT4 charts shift button for shifting the last indices candlestick towards the center.

 

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