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Forex Chart Time Frames - Periodicity on Charts Menu in MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 Forex Chart Time Frames: Periodicity on Forex Charts in MetaTrader 4

Periodicity is commonly referred to as Forex Chart Time Frames by many forex traders. On the MetaTrader 4 platform.

The button below is used to select the periodicity or forex chart time frame to trade with. This button can be accessed on the MetaTrader 4 platform as shown below.

MT4 Forex Chart Timeframes: Periodicity on Forex Charts in MT4 - MetaTrader 4 Chart Change Chart Time Forex Charts

MT4 Chart Time Frames - MetaTrader 4 Chart Time Frame Forex Charts

On the MT4 platform these forex chart time frames are:

  1. 1 Minute Chart Time Frame - M1
  2. 5 Minute Chart Time Frame - M5
  3. 15 Minutes Chart Time Frame - M15
  4. 30 Minutes Chart Time Frame - M30
  5. 1 Hour Chart Time Frame - H1
  6. 4 Hours Chart Time Frame - H4
  7. Daily Chart Time Frame - D1
  8. Weekly Chart Time Frame - W1
  9. Monthly Chart Time Frame - MN

How to Know Which Forex Chart Time Frame You are Using

A common question especially if you are new to forex trading would be how to identify which forex chart time frame you are using on your MetaTrader 4 platform:

There are various methods of knowing which MT4 chart time frame you are using as Shown below:

Use the above Menu as Shown above

In the above forex trading example once you select the periodicity button under the charts menu, then the list of forex MT4 chart time frames is shown and the forex chart time frame that is currently selected, the one that you are using will be highlighted with a different color, on our above example this is the 1 Hour(H1) forex chart time frame, whose Icon on the left is highlighted in light blue.

How to Use MT4 Periodicity Toolbar - How to Change MT4 Chart Time Frame

This MT4 periodicity toolbar is by default located at the top of the MetaTrader 4 platform and has all the forex chart time frames marked as shown below. The forex chart timeframe that a forex trader is using will be marked differently from the other forex chart time frames, the selected forex chart time frame will be "indented" as shown below:

Periodicity Toolbar on Periodicity Menu in MT4 - MT4 Chart Change Chart Time Frame - MT4 Forex Chart Timeframes: Periodicity on Forex Charts on MT4


Use the information displayed at the top left corner to get MT4 Chart Time Frame

At the top left corner of the forex trading MT4 chart, the MT4 chart time frame is displayed as shown below:

1 Hour MT4 Forex Chart Time Frame

1 Hour Forex Chart Time Frame on MT4 - MetaTrader 4 Forex Chart Time Frame - MT4 Forex Chart Time Frames: Periodicity on Forex Charts in MT4

15 Minutes MT4 Forex Chart Time Frame

15 Minutes Forex Chart Time Frame in MetaTrader 4 - MT4 Chart Timeframes: Periodicity on Charts in MT4

When you open a forex chart you can then use the above three methods to know which periodicity - forex chart time frame you are trading with.

You can also use the tabs, if you are trading many forex charts. To view this tab, Go to "View Menu" then Select "Charts Bar". The following MetaTrader 4 bar will appear that you can use to navigate and it indicates the currency pair as well as the forex chart time frame.

MT4 Charts Bar for Showing Forex Charts and Forex Chart Time Frames on MT4 - MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Chart Time frames: Periodicity on Forex Trading Charts on MetaTrader 4

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