Market Marker MT4
The indicator displays peak levels of activity formed by the maximum volume, tracks the correlation of the candles on all timeframes (from the highest to the lowest one). Each volume level is a kind of key trading activity. The most important cluster is inside a month, week, day, hour, etc.
Indicator operation features
A volume level receives Demand status if the nearest volume level located to the left and above has been broken upwards. A volume level receives Supply status if the nearest volume level located to the left and below has been broken downwards.
Apart from supply and demand levels, the indicator finds target levels – TFD (Target For Demand) and TFS (Target For Supply). A target level for a demand one is the nearest level located to the left and above and not broken upwards. A target level for a supply one is the nearest level located to the left and below and not broken downwards.
- MTF (MarkersTimeFrame) – select the period, starting from which volume levels are displayed.
- MM (MarkersMode) – enable/disable level display mode.
- NM (NearestMarkers) – display only several levels nearest by time that are above and below the current open price. The number of displayed levels is set by MarkersLastNearest input parameter.
- NL (NormalizationLength) – length of levels is proportional to the candle volumes of the timeframe they belong to. As a result, levels from higher timeframes become longer allowing you to see them more clearly. In normal mode, the length of levels is proportional to the candle volumes of the current timeframe.
- FL (FixLength) – use the fixed length of levels set in monitor pixels (the length itself is set by MarkersFixLength input parameter).
- FH (FixHeight) – use the fixed height of levels set in monitor pixels (the height itself is set by MarkersFixHeight input parameter).
- MV (MarkersView) - representation of levels: thick of thin lines.
- BV (BordersVisible) - enable/disable period frames.
- BM (BoxMode) – enable/disable bars coloring mode.
- Alerts - enables/disables additional showing of trading tips in the alert window.
- Advices - enables/disables trading tips.
- VolumeIncreaseCheck - cancel the signal if the volume increases as the price approaches the level.
- BackwardBalanceCheck - cancel the signal if the total summary balance is reversed when the price leaves the level and returns to it.
- ShowPreliminaryMarkers - show/hide the preliminary levels.
- VolumesType - type of volumes: tick or real if provided by the broker.
- ButtonsPosition - arrangement of buttons.
- MarkersArea - width of the levels based on the timeframe, measured in ATR.
- MarkersLastNearest – the number of the nearest levels displayed in NM mode.
- BoxContrast – visualizing parameter for BM mode, default – 1.0, fractional step. If the chart has too many purple and red bars, decrease the variable value below 1.0. If the chart has too many gray and yellow bars with almost no red and purple ones, set the variable value higher than 1.0. This parameter is set only once.
- FutureSymbol – if you trade a currency pair or a futures, leave the field completely blank. If you trade index, and your broker provides quotes also for the futures on the index, then enter the name of the instrument indicating that futures in this field, for example, #S&P500_M6. Thus, the indicator will work on the index, but the data on the volume will be taken from futures.
The remaining inputs refer to other settings (line color, width or length font size, etc.), and their purpose is clear from their names.
The indicator is compiled in MT4 build 1280.
Added the BackwardBalanceRefutation function, which checks the balance of a price movement, from the moment the price leaves a volume level and up to the moment the price returns to this level after a certain time.
Updated algorithm of assigning the Demand or Supply status to levels relative to the trend direction based model. A trade recommendation is formed in accordance with the new algorithm. The algorithm of a reverse model remains unchanged.
Before generating a trading signal, the indicator checks for divergence - if the price is close to the level and volumes are rapidly growing, or if the price is approaching the level and the volumes are too low, the trading signal will be canceled, and an appropriate text message will be displayed.
A trade signal which has become irrelevant due to market reasons (or temporarily irrelevant) does not disappear, but is dimmed instead.
The field, where the period set using the MTF buttons, is now also a button. When this button is pressed, only the levels of this period are displayed. In this mode the trade recommendation is formed only relative to the specified timeframe as well, without checking the correlation with the higher timeframe.
Added new mode for displaying levels - as thin lines with labels above. Due to this, the SV button has been renamed to MV (Markers View) and successively toggles three modes for displaying levels.
The current timeframe is the one set by MTF buttons in the indicator settings. The higher one is the next timeframe after the current one. H1 is a higher timeframe for M15, while H4 is a higher timeframe for M30.
Trading recommendations are displayed on the chart, as well as in alerts and push notifications.
The text contains:
Operation type – buy or sell, as well as recommended entry price, long-term target – tp, short-term target – ntp and profit factor – pf.
The long-term target is the target level (TFS or TFD) of a higher timeframe, while the short-term target is a target level (TFS or TFD) of the current timeframe. The profit factor is calculated relative to stop loss and short-term target levels when entering at a recommended price.
М1 – quarter hour frame.
М5 – hour frame.
М15 – four-hour frame.
М30 – session (eight-hour) frame.
H1 – day frame.
H4 – week frame.
D1 – month frame.
W1 – quarter frame.
Period frames are displayed/hidden by the new button BV (BordersVisible). Frame color and text above the frames are set by BordersColor variable. Text font size above the frames is set by BordersFontSize input.
Besides, the volume level may also appear on the second to last candle providing that the candle volume exceeds the previous candle one. The level remains only if the current candle volume is less than the second to last candle one. Such a level is additionally marked by * character in its name, for example *D1 or *H4-Demand, hinting at the fact that the level is preliminary and may cease to exist.
Changed the design of the indicator control buttons, therefore added new color variables:
ButtonsColor – background of the control buttons,
ButtonsTrueTextColor – text color of the active button,
ButtonsFalseTextColor – text and border color of the inactive button.
Added new button – SV (Surround View), in this mode the levels gain a volumetric appearance and seem to rise above the chart.
The volume level receives Demand status if the closest volume level located above and to the left has been broken through upwards.
The volume level receives Supply status if the closest volume level located below and to the left has been broken through downwards.
The level status appears, changes, or remains unchanged only at the opening of a new candle of the timeframe it belongs to.
Overlaying of the same-status volume levels from different timeframes provides a good and accurate entry signal.
Added new button "FL – FixHeight", in this mode the markers have a fixed height in monitor pixels, specified in the MarkersFixHeight input variable.
Added the new inputs:
MarkersFontSize – font size of the marker on a volume level. If 0, the marker is not displayed. If the level width is less than the specified font size, the marker is automatically hidden as well.
MarkersBorderColor – marker and volume level border color.
Added the new button/function "NL" - Normalization Length. If 'true', the marker length is proportional to the volumes of the candles in the timeframe they belong to. Thus, the markers of higher timeframes become longer for better visibility of the levels. If 'false', the marker length is proportional to the current timeframe volumes.
The main indicator management functions have been moved to the buttons:
MTF – Markers Time Frame, MM – Markers Mode, NM – Nearest Markers, BM – Box Mode.