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Text Label, Andrew’s Pitchfork, Cycle Lines on MetaTrader 4 Platform

The last 4 options on the MetaTrader 4 Indices trading platform insert menu are:

  1. Andrew’s Pitchfork
  2. Cycle Lines
  3. Text
  4. Text Label

These are shown below:

Text Label, Andrew’s Pitchfork, Cycle Lines on MetaTrader 4

Insert Menu Options on MT4 Online Indices Trading Platform

Andrew’s Pitchfork

The Andrew’s Pitchfork is drawn between three points first point is the middle point of price, the next is the upper point of price and the third is the lower point of price. This draws three parallel lines that form a channel. Indices Price should trend within this channel, if price moves outside of this channel like in the example shown below the trade should be closed.

Andrew’s Pitchfork on Indices Chart in MT4 Platform

Andrew’s Pitchfork on MT4 Platform

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Cycle Lines

Cycle lines are vertical lines drawn at an equal distance representing market cycles. To draw these lines a trader selects one continuous trend and draws a line between the high and low of the trend and then this MetaTrader 4 Indicator automatically plots the cycle line, these lines represent market cycles.

Draw Cycle Lines on Indices Chart in MT4 Platform

Cycle Lines MetaTrader 4 Indicator

Text and Text Label

As a trader you may want to mark a indices price level on your Indices trading chart. To do this you can use either the text or text labels, Select any of this button, select where to place these labels after which a popup appears prompting you to input the text of the label. To edit the text label double click on it and then this popup will appear again and edits can be made on this window.

Place Text and Text Label on Indices Chart in MT4 Platform

Text and Text Labels on MT4 Platform

From the above example the buy is a text and the sell is a text label, both are not much different only that the text will move with the chart, while the text label is fixed at one point and will not move with the chart.


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