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PZ Flat Market Index MT5

This indicator calculates how much has a symbol moved in relative terms to find trending or flat markets. It displays what percentage of the latest price range is directional.

  • A value of zero means the market is absolutely flat
  • A value of 100 means the market is totally trending
  • The blue line means the price range is healthy
  • The red line means the price range is narrow
  • The moving average is the flat market index (FMI)

It has straightforward trading implications.

  • Use trend-trading strategies when the line is blue and above the FMI
  • Use range-trading strategies when the line is red and below the FMI
  • Perform instrument selection based on the FMI

This indicator is especially useful to avoid flat markets in your Expert Advisors.


Arturo López Pérez, private investor and speculator, software engineer and founder of Point Zero Trading Solutions.

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