The basic candlesticks that are built into MetaTrader 4 have a rudimentary, and potentially devastating flaw. They never show you the Ask line, and, they never save that Ask price in the history. This situation can be compounded when/if a broker chooses to send the Bid data through to your MetaTrader 4 as an “averaged price” calculated by averaging Bid and Ask together. I know of one such broker who does this, so I can imagine that there are more than just one.
In MetaTrader 4 the calculation of candlesticks is based on Bid data, to see the current Ask price you need to check “Show Ask line” in the chart properties. It’s important to see the Ask prices when placing Stop Loss.
To see the situation in a live chart, and for full effect I recommend opening up a 1M chart: Open up a blank chart -> open chart Properties -> change the chart style to candlesticks -> and then make sure you have the “Show ASK lines” activated.
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- Download WelchCandlesticks v2.mq4
- Copy WelchCandlesticks v2.mq4 to your Metatrader Directory / experts / indicators /
- Start or restart your Metatrader Client
- Select Chart and Timeframe where you want to test your indicator
- Search “Custom Indicators” in your Navigator mostly left in your Metatrader Client
- Right click on WelchCandlesticks v2.mq4
- Attach to a chart
- Modify settings or press ok
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- Select the Chart where is the Indicator running in your Metatrader Client
- Right click into the Chart
- “Indicators list”
- Select the Indicator and delete
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