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Display arrows and other objects

In MetaTrader5 (MT5), there are 11 different types of objects such as an upward arrow and a downward arrow. You can select all the objects from the list. Here we'll take a look at how to display and set up these objects on MT5.

Step 1

Click "Insert" in the menu. Hover the pointer over "Objects" > "Arrows" and select an object.

Select an object Select an object
  1. Thumbs Up/Down

    Thumbs Up/Down

    Highlight a specific part of the chart with a thumbs-up/thumbs-down object.

  2. Up/Down Arrow

    Up/Down Arrow

    Highlight a specific part of the chart with an upward/downward arrow.

  3. Stop/Check Sign

    Stop/Check Sign

    Highlight a specific part of the chart with an X mark or check mark.

  4. Left/Right Price Label

    Left/Right Price Label

    Show a price using a price label on the left/right side.

  5. Buy/Sell Sign

    Buy/Sell Sign

    Draw a blue upward arrow or a red downward arrow to indicate a buy/sell sign.

Step 2

Click where you want to place the object on the chart. If you want to adjust the position of the object, make sure a white dot is being displayed on the object and move it as necessary. If you cannot see the white dot, double-click near the object to display it.

Place the object Place the object

Step 3

To modify the object settings, right-click near the object and select "Properties of (object name)".

Modify the object settings Modify the object settings

Step 4

On the "Properties" window, edit the parameters in the "Common", "Parameters", and "Visualization" tabs and click "OK".

"Common" tab

Edit the parameters Edit the parameters


Item name




Name the object.



The description of the object can be displayed on the chart.

Related article: Show or hide items on chart



Set the color, line type, and line thickness for the object.


Draw object
as background

Check this box if you want to place the object behind the chart.


Disable selection

Check this box if you want to disable the editing of the object.

"Parameters" tab

Parameters Parameters


Item name




Specify the object position by date, time, and price.


Arrow type

Select the object type.

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Down

Arrow Up: Upward arrow

Arrow Down: Downward arrow

Stop Sign

Check Sign

Left Price Label

Right Price Label

Buy: Buy sign

Sell: Sell sign

Other: Select from other objects



Specify the position of white dots displayed when editing the object.

point To browse the list of other objects

If you select "Other" for the "Arrow type", the "Symbol" field will appear with the "..." button. Click the "..." button and you can select a symbol from the list.

The Symbol field The Symbol field

Visualization tab

On the "Visualization" tab, you can specify the timeframes to use the object with.

Timeframes Timeframes



 : 2022.09.15


Last updated

 : 2022.09.21


Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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