How to Open a Chart in MetaTrader 4

TutorialsJanuary 3, 2022

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The chart is indispensable for any trader when trading in the financial market. Charts help visualize an asset’s price movement over time, making it easy to track and perform technical analysis to find an entry, exit, stop loss, and take profit accurately and efficiently. To open the chart on MT4, please follow these steps:

How to open a chart on MT4 PC

The most common method to open MT4 charts is to use File on the top menu bar. The detailed steps are as follows:

  1. Click on File on the top menu bar -> select New chart.
  2. Click on the instrument you want to see the chart. If the instrument you want to view is not available. Click on Forex major/Forex minor to see the full list of assets on MT4.
How to Open a Chart in MetaTrader 4

Then, the chart immediately appears in the Chart window.

Alternatively, you can also open the chart from the Market Watch window or the Standard toolbar.

Right-click on the asset you want to see the chart -> select Chart Window. The chart is immediately displayed. Or quickly left-click on the asset, hold the mouse, and drag and drop to the Chart window.

How to open a chart on MT4 mobile

  1. In the Price (Quotes) tab at the bottom of the screen, click on your preferred instrument, three options – Trade, Chart and Details appear.
  2. Click on Chart to open its chart.
How to Open a Chart in MetaTrader 4

Then you can track the price history and perform technical analysis according to your strategy with the indicators and drawing tools offered on MT4.

How to open Offline Chart on MT4

MT4 Offline chart allows you to do research and analysis without any subsequent price updates. These charts turn out as very useful for working with non-standard securities or periods.

To create an offline chart, click on File in the main menu -> select Open Offline -> choose your preferred instrument and then press Open.

Why isn’t the MT4 chart working?

Your chart may be updated. If you see a “pending update” message when you first log in, close the chart and move to the “Market Watch” window. Right-click and select ‘show all’ to show all available instruments, then open any asset chart following the instructions described earlier.

On MT4, you can open multiple charts at the same time, customize their appearance and display information, add and remove tools and indicators easily, and more. In the following articles, we will show you how to customize the chart to suit the needs of each individual.

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