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Periodicity Toolbar Menu - Chart Time Frames on MetaTrader 4

Periodicity just means chart time frames, in MetaTrader 4 this toolbar is used to select which chart time frames to trade with.

Periodicity Toolbar Menu on MT4 - Forex Trading Platform MetaTrader 4 Periodicity Toolbar Menu - MT4 Periodicity Toolbar Forex Chart Timeframes Tutorial

The time frames listed are:

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

As a trader you only require to trade with only about 3 chart time frames, for example lets say a trader only requires the 15 minute, the 1 hour and the 4 hours time frame, then on the periodicity toolbar a trader can hide all the others that are not required using the following method.

How to Customize

To add a tool not listed above a trader has to follow the following steps

  1. Right Click at the toolbar button to the left (Looks like a stack of coins), shown below

How Do I Customize the Periodicity Toolbar on MT4? - Forex Trading Platform MT4 Periodicity Toolbar Menu - Forex Chart Timeframes on MT4

2. Click customize


After following the above steps the customize popup window will appear as shown below:

Select Chart Timeframes and Remove Them from the Periodicity Toolbar in MetaTrader 4 - Forex Platform MetaTrader 4 Periodicity Toolbar Menu

Select as shown above and click the remove button.

The popup window will then look like:

Chart Timeframes Removed from Periodicity Toolbar in MetaTrader 4 - Forex Platform MT4 Periodicity Toolbar Menu

On the platform the periodicity toolbar will now look like the example shown below:

Selecting 3 Chart Time Frames in Periodicity Toolbar to Trade with on MT4 - Forex Chart Timeframes on MetaTrader 4

Using the above setup as a trader you can save space within your MetaTrader 4 platform workspace by hiding the time frames which you are not trading with.

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