Basing Candlesticks Indicator


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Basing Candlesticks MetaTrader indicator — is an automatic indicator that detects and marks basing candles on the chart. A basing candle is a candle with body length less than 50% of its high-low range. The indicator highlights the basing candles using histogram lines (in MT4) or custom candles (in MT5) directly in the main chart of the platform. The percentage criterion can be changed via input parameters. You can also turn on alerts for when a new basing candle appears.

Input parameters

Percentage (default = 50) — percentage value to compare the ratio of the candle’s body to its high-low range.

TriggerCandle (default = 1) — candlestick number to check for alerts. “1” is the latest fully formed candlestick. “0” is the current candlestick, which hasn’t yet finished forming.

EnableNativeAlerts (default = false) — if true, MetaTrader’s native pop-up alerts will be used on new basing candle appearance.

EnableSoundAlerts (default = false) — if true, sound alerts will be used on new basing candle appearance.

EnableEmailAlerts (default = false) — if true, MetaTrader’s email alerts will be sent on new basing candle appearance. Email should be properly configured in MetaTrader via Tools->Options->Email.

EnablePushAlerts (default = false) — if true, MetaTrader’s push notification alerts will be sent to your device upon new basing candle appearance. Notifications should be properly configured in MetaTrader via Tools->Options->Notifications.

AlertEmailSubject (default = “”) — additional text for alert’s email subject.

AlertText (default = “”) — additional text for alerts.

SoundFileName (default = “alert.wav”) — sound file name to play on alert if EnableSoundAlerts is set to true.

Basing candles represent the period of indecision and consolidation. They are also important in supply and demand analysis techniques of technical analysis.

How to download and install an indicator

In order to install the indicator on your MT4 or MT5 platform, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Download Indicator” button located at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Save the file to your computer.
  3. Extract and move the files into the MT4>Indicator folder of the MetaTrader4 software file directory.
  4. Restart your Metatrader platform.
  5. Navigate to “Indicators.”
  6. And select the “Basing Candlesticks” template to apply it on the chart.

Note: This indicator was developed by a third party. AtoZ Markets does not carry any copyrights over this trading tool.

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