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Inserting Line Studies Tools on the MetaTrader 4 Platform

The next option on the Insert menu within the MetaTrader 4 FX trading platform is the Line Studies Button. These tools are used to insert and draw trend lines or to place various technical analysis tools on Forex charts. This button is shown below:

Line Studies – Inserting Line Tools on the MetaTrader 4 Platform

Line Studies on MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform


The button can be used to insert the following on the Forex charts:

  1. Vertical Line
  2. Horizontal Line
  3. Trend Line
  4. Trend by Angle

A Forex trader may require to draw any of these line studies on FX charts for different purposes; each line study will be placed on the chart depending on the type of analysis that a trader want to achieve.


Vertical Line

This is placed on a Forex chart when a trader wants to mark a specific point in a chart, maybe to mark the time they bought a currency or sold a currency. To insert this vertical line on a Forex chart, a trader will open the insert menu, as shown above, then click on the “Vertical Line” option - to select this, the cursor will also change to show vertical line icon, then select the point on the Forex chart where you want to draw this line.

Insert Vertical Line on MetaTrader Forex Chart Insert Menu

Insert a Vertical To a Forex Chart on MT4 Platform


Horizontal Line

On the MetaTrader 4 Forex trade platform, this line is placed on a Forex chart so as to mark a resistance level or a support level on the currency chart. The horizontal line can be plotted by selecting its button within the insert menu and then clicking on the level where you want to place it.

Insert Horizontal Line on MetaTrader Forex Chart Insert Menu

Drawing a Horizontal Line on MetaTrader 4 Online Forex Trading Platform


On the example above this horizontal line is drawn at price support point, the price bounces up the second time that it gets to this point. The trend then changes to upward trend direction.


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Trend Line

This is one of the most commonly used technical analysis tool in Forex trading. To draw this trend line a Forex trader can access this button from the insert menu. An upward trend line on MetaTrader 4 FX trading platform is shown below.

How to Insert a Trend Line on the MetaTrader 4 platform Insert Menu

Trend Line Drawn on MT4 Forex Platform


To draw a trend line a Forex trader has to have two points and join these points with the trend line and then extend it as shown above.


A trader can draw this trend line for either an upward trend direction or downward trend direction


Trend Line by Angle

The next option is to draw a trend by angle, this one looks exactly like the ordinary trend line shown above, only that in addition it will show the angle at which the trend line is slanting which many trades may use as a signal and specify to only trade if the angle is more than 30 degrees.



As a trader you may want to change the formatting of a specific item for example let use the “Trend Line” study, if you want to edit its properties then you can select it by double clicking on it, then right click on it and the following menu will show.

Edit Trend Line Properties on MetaTrader 4 Forex Charts



Common Properties

After the above menu appears (Note the trend line has three square points that you can click and drag with your mouse to adjust it to another point using these three squares), select the first option only “Trend line Properties”, the following popup window will appear.

Trend Line Editing Window for Editing Trendline Properties


From this menu a trader can rename the trend line, give it a description, change the style color to another color using the down arrow next to the color named “Blue” above or change the width property by selecting a different style from the 2 drop down arrow buttons next to the color button, and then select okay.


The other options are marked “Parameters” and “Visualization”



On the parameter, tick/untick the option marked as “Ray”, this will extend/unextend the trend line up to the point where you have selected. Download the MetaTrader to learn what this we are talking about.

Edit Indicator Parameters MetaTrader 4 Edit Line Studies



Visualization is used to select whether the line is shown on all time frames or only shown on a select few time frames that a trader can choose and select from this option as shown below.

Forex Chart Timeframes Visualization Settings For Indicators MetaTrader 4

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