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Chart overlay indicator

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The chart overlay indicator is an indicator that displays up to five additional symbols on a single chart. It displays correlated symbols such as EUR/USD and GBP/USD at once. Also, it can display stock indices e.g. Dow Jones Index on the Forex charts at the same time to help you trade well.

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View up to 5 additional symbols

It can display the chart of up to 5 additional symbols when you are viewing the chart of a symbol. Each additional symbol can be viewed with respective colors that you set. The charts will show which color corresponds to which symbol, so you will have a clear indication.

Color corresponding to symbol Color corresponding to symbol
caution Only candlestick charts can be displayed

This indicator is displayed as a candlestick chart, regardless of the chart format it is pasted into. MetaTrader5 allows you to choose among three different formats: bar chart/candlesticks/line chart. However, even if you paste an indicator on a chart that is not a candlestick, only the original chart will be displayed as a bar chart or line chart, and the chart of the other symbols will be displayed on it as a candlestick chart.

Currency pairs can be inversed

"When displaying the chart of a currency pair as it is, if you set the parameter “Symbol inversion” to ON, it will display the currency pair inverted.e.g., USD/JPY like 1USD=100JPY to JPY/USD like 1JPY=0.01USD"

When strong/weak USD is trending in the “USD/JPY" format, the price movements are the exact opposite of those of the other USD pairs such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD, etc. By inversing to ''JPY/USD" display, the chart will show a downward trend in strong USD, or an upward trend in weak USD, just like other symbols. This makes it easier to compare price volatility.

Chart inversion Chart inversion

Adjustable rate line interval

Each symbol has a different rate. The rates are displayed at arbitrary intervals. You can adjust the number of lines from 0 to 10 by entering an integer between 0 and 10 in the parameter "Number of lines".

Adjustable rate line interval Adjustable rate line interval

Please note that the price range (pips) between the lines is different for each symbol. The highest price is placed at the top of the line and the lowest price is placed at the bottom of the line during the period specified in the parameter "Number of candlesticks”. The price range between lines will be larger with higher price volatility.

How to install
How to set up

How to install

To use the chart overlay indicator, install the "【Myforex】Chart Overlay Indicator" file on MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5.

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】Chart Overlay 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 chart overlay indicator is shown in the "Indicators" of the Navigator, apply it to a chart by double-clicking or dragging and dropping.

Apply the chart overlay indicator Apply the chart overlay indicator

Step 7

The chart overlay indicator setting window will appear. 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 chart overlay indicator is applied to the chart and the chart of another symbol will be displayed.

Displaying the chart overlay Displaying the chart overlay
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

Symbol settings


Item name



Symbol 1-5

Specify the symbol name including suffix (characters after the symbol name).


Symbol color 1-5

Set the color for charts to display.


Symbol inversion 1-5

Enable/disable inversion for the currency pairs. If it's ON, USD/JPY will be converted into JPY/USD.

caution The symbol names vary by brokers

For each Forex company and account type, there may be a symbol or alphabetic character after the symbol code, e.g."USDJPY.’’. Please fill in the parameter with the correct symbol name of your Forex account. Otherwise, it will not work. Please check the Market Watch etc. and fill it in correctly.

Filling in the stock name for the chart overlay indicator Filling in the stock name for the chart overlay indicator

Display settings


Item name



Line color

Set the color of the rate line.


Line type

Set the line type of the rate line.


Number of lines

Specify the number of rate lines.


Rate display position

Set the position of the rate display. Please choose either "Left" or "Right".


Rate display color

Set the color of the rate display.


Number of candlesticks

Specify the number of candlesticks of the overlaying charts. Example: if you enter "200", the chart will be displayed up to the 200th candlestick back from the current one.


Symbol name display position
(horizontal axis)

Specify the position of symbol names on the horizontal axis. They correspond to the color of each chart. 0 is at the rightmost position and increasing the number moves it to the left.


Symbol name display position
(vertical axis)

Specify the position of symbol names on the vertical axis. They correspond to the color of each chart. 0 is at the top position and increasing the number moves it to the lower.

How to install



 : 2022.05.26


Last updated

 : 2023.07.03


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