If I plot a 5min MTF indicator on a 1min chart, why does it look like a staircase?
Is it possible to make a MTF indicator so that it plots on a 1min chart exactly what its value is on a larger timeframe?
Can you upload the pics, please.
The reason is when plotted to lower TF, the M5 CI using M5 data not using M1 data, e.g with M5 candle bar at 00:00:00 : the M5 open is the M1 open at 00:00:00, the M5 close is the M1 close at 00:04:00, and the high-low M5 is the hig-low between M1 00:00:00 and 00:04:00.
if your M5 CI use close price that mean -in other words - it only uses M1 data of 00:04:00. You have to re-write the whole CI of that M5 and use M1 data and hope fully it will meet your expectation.
Been there, done that with mql4