Drawing Candlesticks Charts in MetaTrader 4 Platform
The fourth option on the MetaTrader 4 charts menu is the candlesticks button - used to select the chart to trade with as candlesticks.
To trade with these candlesticks, the above buttons shows where a trader should select the button do choose this option.
These are drawn using also color coding:
Red - Price went down
Blue - Price went up
This chart type is also preferred by many traders because they are more appealing for technical analysis and easier to trade with. A lot of information can be analyzed from these charts.
These will show the Opening, High, Low, Closing price of a particular time period. This is abbreviated OHCL.
The body of the candlesticks will show currency pair movement that was within the opening and closing price of a particular trading period - it is also used to determine a lot of information. For example in the above chart the long blue body meant there were a lot of buyers and therefore the price movement was likely to continue in the upwards bullish trend direction.
The upper and lower shadow, the wicks of the candlestick will show the highest point and the lowest point that the price reached.
Japanese Candlesticks Tutorials
The Japanese patterns tutorials can be used to learn how to determine trend reversal signals or trend continuation signals from the different patterns and formations.
To learn more about the various Forex strategies for trading these patterns, a trader can read these tutorials: