Perhaps the simplest MetaTrader (MT4) tips are the obvious ones. As charts are the bread and butter of every technical analyst, knowing how to use them is essential.
To open a chart, multiple possibilities exist:
- open the Market Watch (CTRL+M) to see all the markets offered by the brokerage house; to make sure everything is there, right click on any currency pair and select the “Show All” option, to reveal all tradable instruments available; right-click on any currency pair and choose the Chart Window option
- just click and drag a currency pair over an already open chart, and the MT4 platform will change it automatically
- the third option is to use the main menu following the File/New Chart path
The 1h is the default timeframe, but that can be easily changed from the shortcut menu on the MT4 platform.