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MT5 Market Watch Window For MetaTrader 4 Symbols on MT5

The market watch window in MT5 is used to display an array of Indices Trading quotes for indices. To access this display on the MT5 a indices trader should go to the view menu as shown below and select the Market Watch Window by Clicking on it. (The Ctrl+M is the short cut for accessing this window as shown below, by pressing this shortcut, you can enable market watch window without going to the “view” menu)



Market Watch Window

MT5 Market Watch Window For MetaTrader 4 Symbols on MT5


Once a indices trader selects the stock indexes trading market watch window, the following window will appear showing a list of Indices Trading pairs available for trading.

Market Watch Displaying List of Indices Trading Quote on MT5


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As a indices trader you may also want to trade an instrument that is not listed on this list. For example on the above list only 5 trading instruments are displayed. To get the other symbols that are not listed, you can right click inside this market watch window as shown below and the following window will appear.

How to Show or Hide trading instruments on MetaTrader 5 Market Watch Window


To show a list of other symbols, select the “Show All” button, this will then display all the available pairs.


To Save Internet Bandwidth, (Especially if you are using mobile trader, or pay per MB internet)


To save bandwidth select a list of all the trading instruments you will be trading, say example, ten pairs, after selecting these, then click “Hide All” button, this will hide all the pairs that you do not require to trade and will save you a great deal of internet bandwidth.


Even if you do not want to save bandwidth, you can select the option to “Hide All”, this will save computer processor resources and RAM, especially for brokers that provide hundreds of MetaTrader 4 symbols and financial instruments, there no need to have all these 100 or 200 instruments streaming on your platform after all you need only about 10 pairs or a few financial instruments to trade. You can always “Show All”>> Select a new pair by opening a stock indexes trading chart, >> Then hide all, your newly selected ones will be added on this minimized list.


Other Market Watch Options

Below is an explanation of each market watch window, Download MT5 and click the MetaTrader 5 buttons below to get an illustration of the explanations made below.

indices trading Symbols On MT5 Market Watch Window


Symbols Options - Symbols option can be used to also add or hide a MetaTrader 4 symbol. You can download MetaTrader 5 and click symbols to see how you can add or remove trading instruments using This MetaTrader 5 option.


Sets - A set of grouped trading instruments

High/Low - Displays the high and low of the day next to the quote

Time - Displays the current time of day next to the quote

Auto Arrange - Automatically arrange according to the selected order

Grid - Add or Remove Grid on the Indices Price Quotes

Popup Indices Prices - Show indices prices as a Pop Up Window within the MT5 Indices Trading Platform.

 

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