MetaTrader - It's a Question of Scale

BenVaughan

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Jan 4, 2011
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I'm just starting to trade GBP/USD on the 15 min chart using MT4.

Can anyone tell me what the optimum scale is for the currency axis. Depending on how much I zoom in or out on the currency axis it completely exagerates or flattens any trends.

Many thanks.
 

akuvision

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Apr 17, 2011
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malaysia
enivid is right, don't just focus on 15 min, rotate it between H1 and H4 or 30 min. Usually I use 3 period, 15 min, 30 min, and H4
 

Numa

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Sep 13, 2011
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I also regard the daily charts to have an impression of long-term trends. This helps quite often to have multiple information at hand
 
Ben,

Since your question notes your desire to see, or check, trend, here's something I use.

Prior to trade, bring up your desired chart, TF not important. Use the spy glass + and - to compact the graph fully. Now, there's you main trend along with your secondary trending. Simple enough and works great.

Overall scale isn't a factor in the MT4. Oh, there are moments when the display will "crunch" on you, especially on vertical scale changes. However, you can find an acceptable medium there.

Hope that helps.