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MetaTrader 4 Market Watch Window For MT4 Symbols on MetaTrader 4

The market watch window in MetaTrader 4 is used to display an array of Stock Indices Trading quotes for stock indices instruments. To access this display of stock indices instruments on the MetaTrader 4 a stock indices trader should go to the view menu as shown below and select the Market Watch Window by Clicking on it. (The Ctrl+M is the short cut for accessing this window as shown below, by pressing this shortcut, you can enable market watch window without going to the “view” menu)



Market Watch Window

MetaTrader 4 Market Watch Window For MT4 Symbols on MetaTrader 4


Once a stock indices trader selects the stock indices market watch window, the following window will appear showing a list of Stock Indices Trading symbols available for trading.

Market Watch Displaying List of Stock Indices Quote on MetaTrader 4



As a stock indices trader you may also want to trade a stock indices instrument that is not listed on this list. For example on the above list only 5 stock indices instruments are displayed. To get the other symbols that are not listed, you can right click inside this market watch window as shown below and the following window will appear.

How to Show or Hide Indices Trading on MT4 Market Watch Window


To show a list of other symbols, select the “Show All” button, this will then display all the available pairs.


To Save Internet Bandwidth, (Especially if you are using mobile trader, or pay per MB internet)


To save bandwidth select a list of all the stock indices instruments you will be trading, say example, ten pairs, after selecting these, then click “Hide All” button, this will hide all the pairs that you do not require to trade and will save you a great deal of internet bandwidth.


Even if you do not want to save bandwidth, you can select the option to “Hide All”, this will save computer processor resources and RAM, especially for brokers that provide hundreds of MT4 symbols and financial instruments, there no need to have all these 100 or 200 instruments streaming on your platform after all you need only about 10 pairs or a few financial instruments to trade. You can always “Show All”>> Select a new pair by opening a stock indices chart, >> Then hide all, your newly selected ones will be added on this minimized list.


Other Market Watch Options

Below is an explanation of each market watch window, Download MetaTrader 4 and click the buttons below to get an illustration of the explanations made below.

Stock Indices Trading Symbols On MetaTrader 4 Market Watch Window


Symbols Options - Symbols option can be used to also add or hide MT4 symbol. You can download MT4 and click symbols to see how you can add or remove stock indices instruments using this option.


Sets - A set of grouped stock indices instruments

High/Low - Displays the high and low of the day next to the quote

Time - Displays the current time of day next to the quote

Auto Arrange - Automatically arrange according to the selected order

Grid - Add or Remove Grid on the Indices Price Quotes

Popup Indices Prices - Show stock indices prices as a Pop Up Window within the MetaTrader 4 Stock Indices Platform.