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On MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can open a new chart by selecting a symbol from the menu, toolbar, or Market Watch. Here we'll look at how to open a new chart on MT4/MT5. If you wish to change the symbol of an existing chart, drag the symbol from the Market Watch to the chart.

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Step 1

Open a new chart from the menu

Click "File". Then click "New Chart" to select the symbol you wish to display on the chart. The list only shows up to six symbols that are currently displayed in the Market Watch. If you wish to select the other symbol, move the pointer to the category (e.g. "Forex 2") set by your broker to show more symbols.

File menu opened File menu opened
Menu after clicking New Chart Menu after clicking New Chart
point Symbols are categorized by each broker

Symbols are categorized by each broker. Some brokers group all forex pairs under one category, while others divide them into smaller categories, such as "Majors", "Minors", and "Exotics".

Open a new chart from the toolbar

Click "Create a new chart" in the toolbar and select the symbol you wish to display on the chart.

New chart 3 New chart 3

Open a new chart from the Market Watch

Drag the symbol you wish to display on the chart from the Market Watch to the Navigator or Data Window.

New chart 4 New chart 4
point Change the symbol of existing chart

If you drag the symbol to an existing chart, instead of the Navigator or Data Window, the chart will be updated with a new symbol. In this case, some settings including the colors will be retained.

Or, right-click on the symbol you wish to display on the chart in the Market Watch and select "Chart Window".

New chart 5 New chart 5

If the symbol you wish to display on chart is not in the Market Watch, add the symbol to the Market Watch first.

Related article: Manage symbols in Market Watch

Step 2

A new chart will be opened.

New chart 6 New chart 6

Step 1

Open a new chart from the menu

Click "File" and move the pointer to "New Chart" to select the symbol you wish to display on the chart. The list only shows up to six symbols that are currently displayed in the Market Watch. If you wish to select the other symbol, move the pointer to the category (e.g. "Forex") set by your broker to show more symbols.

Change the chart symbol from the menu Change the chart symbol from the menu
point Symbols are categorized by each broker

Symbols are categorized by each broker. Some brokers group all forex pairs under one category, while others divide them into smaller categories, such as "Majors", "Minors", and "Exotics".

Open a new chart from the toolbar

Click "Create a new chart" in the toolbar and select the symbol you wish to display on the chart.

Change the chart symbol from the toolbar Change the chart symbol from the toolbar

Open a new chart from the Market Watch

Drag the symbol you wish to display on the chart from the Market Watch to the Navigator, Toolbox, or Data Window.

Change the chart symbol from the Market Watch Change the chart symbol from the Market Watch
point Change the symbol of existing chart

If you drag the symbol to an existing chart, instead of the Navigator, Toolbox, or Data Window, the chart will be updated with a new symbol. In this case, some settings including the colors will be retained.

Or, right-click on the symbol you wish to display on the chart in the Market Watch and select "Chart Window".

Select Chart Window Select Chart Window

If the symbol you wish to display on chart is not in the Market Watch, add the symbol to the Market Watch first.

Related article: Manage symbols in Market Watch

Step 2

A new chart will be opened.

New chart symbol New chart symbol

Date

Created

 : 2022.07.13

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.22

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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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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Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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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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