Session Timer - User Guide

Session Timer - User Guide

16 April 2022, 06:42
Keni Chetankumar Gajanan -

Session Timer shows the current time in major markets. The selectable cities with its session timings are:

City Abbr. Open Close
Sydney SYD 8 AM 5 PM
Tokyo TKY 9 AM 6 PM
Frankfurt FFM 8 AM 5 PM
London LON 8 AM 5 PM
New York NYC 8 AM 5 PM

The functionality included are:

  • Handles Daylight savings (DST) update for the cities.
  • Highlights the opening and closing of markets by custom color.
  • Shows the market closure on the weekend with a custom color.
  • Selection to show time with per second update.
  • Option to show Server time. (MT5 only)
  • Customizable font and size.
  • Position the text on a specified window or location on the chart.
  • Includes an option to show the price range (high-low) on chart for the closed or live session. (MT5 only)

Product Links:
MT5 version
MT4 version

This document details the functionalities and is also a guide on how to configure the indicator.

Indicator Settings

The following are the customizable indicator settings:

: You can temporarily disable the indicator rather than deleting it.

: Enter the cities to be displayed seperated by commas. The following cities have been configured:
SYD Sydney
TKY Tokyo
FFM Frankfurt
LON London
NYC New York
    Option to show the seconds update along with the time.
    You may select to hide the Date shown with the text. (MT5 only)

  Option to include display of the Server time. (MT5 only)
Styling and Formatting

Below explains on how you can configure the “Font and Color Settings”

: Select the Font and its size for text to be displayed

: Select the color for Session Open and Close.

: Select the color for the text when the Market is closed.
Location of Text

The indicator allows the text to be located on any window on the chart. Also multiple cities can be displayed on each row. Below is an explanation on how this can be configured.

: You can choose the location of the text in the chart window. "Window 0" is the default chart window. As you add other indicators to be shown on separate windows (for e.g. RSI, Stochastic, etc.), the platform will show it on “Window 1” and onwards.

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You can select the text to be displayed on any of the four chart corners and also adjust the location by specifying pixels to shift on the x and y axis.
You can specify the gap between the cities (rows) as well as the gap for city and its time being displayed.
: Multiple cities can be displayed on each row. Also the gap between each city can be configured.
Session Range on Chart (MT5 version only)

The indicator includes an option to show the price range (high-low) for the latest (closed or live) session on the chart. Clicking on the City (FFM) text will toggle (show or hide) display of the session range.

Below is an explanation on how the color and border style can be configured.

: You can choose the border color for each city in the list (Indicator Settings).

For e.g, the default taken is a same color for a region:
Asia (SYD,TKY) -> SaddleBrown
Europe (FFM,LON) -> Teal
America (NYC) -> Purple

You may customise the colors as required.

: The border style can be selected for the session range.

Please note:
  1. You can use the indicator on any chart (Forex, Indices, Stocks, Commodities, Cryptos).
  2. The indicator will show errors in “Journal” and “Experts” tabs of the terminal/toolbox (Ctrl+T) window.

Disclaimer: Past performance may not show future results. You cannot hold me responsible for use of the indicator or for any information provided in this document.

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