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Currency strength indicator

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The currency strength indicator shows the strength of the 8 major currencies. The indicator consists of "bars" that display the real-time strength of each currency by a number, and "line graph" that shows past data. Due to the large amount of data, users using MetaTrader4(MT4) may experience some errors. In such cases, please use our light version of the indicator, developed just for MT4 users.

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Features

Check the currency strength visually

Use the currency strength indicator to check the strength of the 8 major currencies.

Displaying the currency strength indicator Displaying the currency strength indicator
point Adjust the margin if indicators overlap

Depending on your MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5 settings, the bars and the line graph may overlap. You can fix this from the toolbar. Simply turn the "Shift end of the chart from right border" option "ON" to create a margin on the right side of the chart.

The following eight currencies are available for displaying the currency strength values.

  • NZD (New Zealand dollar)
  • AUD (Australian dollar)
  • JPY (Japanese yen)
  • CHF (Swiss franc)
  • EUR (Euro)
  • GBP (British pound)
  • CAD (Canadian dollar)
  • USD (United States dollar)

For instance, if you wish to check the USD/JPY pair, look at the values for the USD and JPY. If the USD value on the left side of the currency pair is higher than the JPY value on the right, it means that the USD is being bought while JPY is being sold, which indicates an upward trend.

But if the USD value on the left side of the currency pair is lower than the JPY value on the right, it means that the USD is being sold while JPY is being bought, which indicates a downward trend.

USDJPY currency strength USDJPY currency strength
caution Market Watch is necessary

To use the currency strength indicator, you must display the pairs of USD and each currency to display the strength in the Market Watch. If some are missing, the indicator won't work properly.Please refer to the page below and add the currency pairs you need.

Displayed with line graph and bars

The currency strength indicator consists of the "line graph" and the "bar".

Line graph and bars Line graph and bars

The line graph shows past data while the bar displays real-time currency strength. The line graph refreshes with the candlestick, so you can use it to check past data leading up to the last confirmed candlestick.

Show currency strength for specific currency pairs only

If you wish to only display the line graph of a specific currency pair, you can do so by turning the "Show specified currency pair" parameter "ON" and entering the name of the currency pair in the "Specified currency pair" parameter. This clears up your screen, making it easier for you to find the data you're looking for.

Specified currency pair Specified currency pair

For instance, if you wish to check the USD/JPY pair, enter "USDJPY" in the "Specified currency pair" parameter. If you wish to check the EUR/USD pair, enter "EURUSD" in the "Specified currency pair" parameter. Please note that if the "Specified currency pair" is left blank, the line graph will not be displayed.

Adjust the effects of the most recent fluctuations

The "Calculation period" parameter allows you to adjust the calculation period by the hour for the currency strength indicator. The shorter the period is, the more accurately it reflects the most recent fluctuations.

For instance, if you enter "1" in the "Calculation period" parameter, the currency strength will be calculated based on the candlesticks from the past hour. If you enter "24", the indicator will calculate the strength based on candlesticks from the last 24 hours (1 day).

Adjusting calculation period parameter Adjusting calculation period parameter

Although there isn't a maximum value for the "Calculation period" parameter, use values between 1~24 for best results.

How to install
How to set up

How to install

To use the currency strength indicator, install the "【Myforex】Currency Strength 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】Currency Strength 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 currency strength indicator is shown in the "Indicators" of the Navigator, apply it to a chart by double-clicking or dragging and dropping.

Apply the currency strength indicator Apply the currency strength indicator

Step 7

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

Parameter settings Parameter settings

Step 8

The currency strength indicator is applied to the chart, and the bars and the line graph for the currency strength will be displayed.

Displaying the currency strength indicator Displaying the currency strength indicator

Step 9

Depending on your MetaTrader4/MetaTrader5 settings, the bars and the line graph may overlap. You can fix this from the toolbar. Simply turn the "Shift end of the chart from right border" option "ON" to create a margin on the right side of the chart.

Line graph and bar overlap error Line graph and bar overlap error

Furthermore, if the Market Watch/Navigator/Data Window on the left side is too big, the letters may overlap. Adjust the width of these windows to fix this.

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.

Parameter settings

Number

Item name

Description

1

Show specified currency pair

Select ON if you wish to only display the line graph of a specific currency pair.

2

Specified currency pair

Specify the currency pair to display the line graph when "Show specified currency pair" is ON.

3

Calculation period

Specify the period by the hour to calculate the currency strength. Use values 1~24 for best results.

4

Timeframe

Displays currency strength for a specified timeframe, independent from the original chart. The time of the line graph may not correspond with the one of the original chart.

5

Display range

Adjust the amount of past currency strength data shown on the line graph by specifying the "number of candlesticks".

6

Screen resolution

Automatically adjusts the view settings based on your screen resolution. Choose from "UHD 4K (2160p)", "WHD 2K (1440p)", and "Full HD (1080p)".

7

Zoom level

Specifies the magnification value for the line graph and the bar. Adjust it if the graph is too small.

Overview
How to install

Date

Created

 : 2022.06.29

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.06.29


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