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Fibonacci auto-draw indicator

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The Fibonacci auto-draw indicator is an indicator that automatically draws three types of Fibonacci (retracement, expansion, and fan). It is based on the recent high/low prices calculated by “ZigZag”, the technical indicator. It does not require specifying starting/ending points.

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Features

Displays 3 types of Fibonacci

The Fibonacci auto-draw indicator allows you to draw three types of Fibonacci: Fibonacci retracement, expansion, and fan. You can choose to show or hide each of them.

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These three types of Fibonacci provide different data, e.g. the level of retracements and the predicted range of trend extension.

Fibonacci retracement

Fibonacci retracement is a technical indicator that uses the Fibonacci ratio to predict the level of a retracement of a trend. By specifying a high/low price point as a starting/ending point, you can see how far the rate will return from that point.

Fibonacci retracement

In the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, it is displayed as "FR". Lines are drawn at "0%, 23.6%, 38.2%, 50%, and 61.8%" of the price range between the starting and ending points.

Fibonacci retracement

Fibonacci expansion

Fibonacci expansion is a technical indicator that uses the Fibonacci ratio to predict the level of how far the trend will extend from a retracement. It is used as a profit-taking target and as a guide for contrarian trading. By specifying the high/low price as starting/ending points, and the lower high/higher low from that point, you can see the approximate trend expansion.

Fibonacci expansion

In the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, it is displayed as "FE". Lines are drawn at "61.8%, 100%, and 161.8%" of the price range between the starting and ending points.

Fibonacci expansion

Fibonacci fan

Fibonacci fan is a technical indicator where a diagonal line is drawn like a fan according to the Fibonacci ratio. Like Fibonacci retracement, it predicts a retracement, but you can use it as a trend line because it is diagonal. It is calculated by specifying high/low prices as starting/ending points.

Fibonacci fan

In the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, it is displayed as "FF". Lines are drawn at "38.2%, 50.0%, and 61.8%" of the price range between the starting and ending points.

Fibonacci fan

Auto-draw system with ZigZag

In the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, 'ZigZag', the standard technical indicator on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5, will calculate the low/high prices to draw Fibonacci lines.

ZigZag calculates the low/high prices based on three parameters: Depth, Deviation, and Backstep. On the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator you can change these values.

Fibonacci retracement and Fibonacci fan use ZigZag's most recent low and high as the starting/ending points. On the other hand, Fibonacci expansion uses 3 points of the most recent ZigZag lows and highs as the starting/ending points.

ZigZag starting and ending points ZigZag starting and ending points
point Lines vary in real time

In the Fibonacci auto-drawing Indicator, lines are drawn based on the latest ZigZag high/low prices, so the Fibonacci lines will move as the low/high prices are updated. When the order of the low/high prices is the same, only the rate of the line will move up or down. However, if the last ZigZag low/high prices are reversed, Fibonacci lines will be also reversed. Note: Alert and email notification are based on the most recent lines, not the lines at the time you set them.

Fibonacci lines are changed Fibonacci lines are changed

Various notifications

In the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, two types of notifications are available: "Alert" & "Email". With ''Alert", using the alert feature on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5, it will notify you with a pop-up when the current rate or close rate crosses the Fibonacci line. This allows you to judge in real time when to open and close the position.

With "Email", it will notify you by email when the rate crosses the Fibonacci lines, which enables you to check it on PC/mobile/tablet etc. Email feature requires an email address to be set on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5.

caution Notification is for a single line type only

With the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, three types of Fibonacci lines can be shown, but only one of them can be used for alert or email notification. If you have selected the Fibonacci retracement for notification, you will not be notified of Fibonacci expansion/Fibonacci fan lines even when the condition is met. If you want to set up notifications for more than one Fibonacci, apply the second Fibonacci auto-draw indicator to the chart and configure the settings.

With email notification, symbol name, timeframe, Fibonacci type, Fibonacci ratio, and rate will be shown.

Email notification
How to install
How to set up

How to install

To use the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator, install the "【Myforex】Fibonacci Auto-draw Indicator" file on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5. To run it properly, the standard "ZigZag" indicator on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5 must be placed in the default folder.

caution Check ZigZag folder

Since MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5 comes with ZigZag installed, you do not need to install it. If you have accidentally removed it or moved the installation folder, Fibonacci line will not be drawn. If the indicator does not run properly, please check that ZigZag is placed in the correct folder. You can also check it on the Navigator: "Examples" folder in "Indicators" on MetaTrader5, and ''Indicators" on MetaTrader4.

Step 1

Click "File" from the menu bar at the top of MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5 and choose "Open Data Folder".

Open data folder

Step 2

After opening the data folder, double-click the folder "MQL5 (MQL4 for MetaTrader4)" in it to open it.

Open MQL5 file

Step 3

Double-click to open "Indicators" folder in the MQL5 file.

Open Indicators

Step 4

Save the "【Myforex】Fibonacci Auto-draw Indicator" in the "Indicators" folder.

Save indicator

Step 5

Once the file is in the folder, right-click "Indicators" in the Navigator and choose "Refresh" from the displayed menu.

Refresh indicator

Step 6

After checking that the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator is shown in the "Indicators" of the Navigator, apply it to a chart by double-clicking or dragging and dropping.

Apply the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator Apply the Fibonacci auto-draw indicator

Step 7

Refer to the "How to set up" page to make further settings in the "Inputs" tab, then click "OK".

Displaying parameter Displaying parameter

Step 8

The Fibonacci auto-draw indicator is applied to the chart and three types of Fibonacci and ZigZag are displayed.

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Overview
How to set up

How to set up

After applying the indicator to the chart, set the parameters according to your style.

Step 1

First, open the "Inputs" tab.

Open Inputs tab

Step 2

Set the parameters as follows.

Settings on Inputs tab

Fibonacci settings

Number

Item name

Description

1

Retracement

To display Fibonacci retracement, select "ON", otherwise "OFF".

2

Expansion

To display Fibonacci expansion, select "ON", otherwise "OFF".

3

Fan

To display Fibonacci fan, select "ON", otherwise "OFF".

ZigZag settings

Number

Item name

Description

4

Depth

Specify the "Depth" parameter of ZigZag.

5

Deviation

Specify the "Deviation" parameter of ZigZag.

6

Backstep

Specify the "Backstep" parameter of ZigZag.

Display settings

Number

Item name

Description

7

Line color -
retracement

Set the line color for Fibonacci retracement.

8

Line color -
expansion

Set the line color for Fibonacci expansion.

9

Line color - fan

Set the line color for Fibonacci fan.

10

Line thickness

Select the line thickness from 1 to 5.

11

Line style

Select the line style.
・Solid
・Dash
・Dot
・Dashdot
・Dashdotdot

12

Rate display

To display the price rates on Fibonacci lines, select "ON", otherwise "OFF".

Notification settings

Number

Item name

Description

13

Alert

If you want to get a pop-up alert, select "ON", otherwise "OFF". You will be notified when the price (current rate or close price) set in the "Decision timing" parameter crosses the line. Notifications will be made only once per condition fulfilled. The notifications will be reset once the candlestick that triggered the alert has been closed. If the condition is met again, you will be notified again.

14

Email

If you want to get an email notification, select "ON", otherwise "OFF". The conditions under which notification will take place are the same as for the "Alert" parameter.

15

Decision timing

You can select the timing to decide whether the conditions for notification are met from "Candlestick closing" and "Realtime".

Candlestick closing: It notifies when the real body of the candlestick rests on the line, i.e., when the open and close prices are on opposite sides of the line.

Realtime: It notifies when the real-time price rate crosses the Fibonacci line that you have set.

16

Fibonacci type

Select from three types of Fibonacci to use for notification: Retracement, expansion, or fan.

17

Fibonacci level

Select the Fibonacci ratio to use for notification. The corresponding Fibonacci ratio is varied according to the Fibonacci type. If you select the Fibonacci ratio that does not correspond to the type of Fibonacci you have set in "Fibonacci type" parameter, you will receive a pop-up alert stating ''Alert settings do not match''.

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How to install

Date

Created

 : 2022.05.26

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.08.05


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