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Smart Renko MT5

Introduction to Smart Renko

The main characteristics of Renko Charting concern price movement. To give you some idea on its working principle, Renko chart is constructed by placing a brick over or below when the price make the movement beyond a predefined range, called brick height. Therefore, naturally one can see clear price movement with less noise than other charting type. Renko charting can provide much clearer trend direction and it helps to identify important support and resistance level more clearly. As Renko charting does not use time, original Renko charting have some difficulties to be used together with other technical indicators. Especially backtesting of your strategy using typical Renko charting is very difficult and time consuming. However, we brought Smart Renko Chart here. Smart Renko overcomes the limitation of traditional Renko charting and it brings you many other benefits for your efficient trading.

Main Features of Smart Renko

  • You can use any timeframe to calculate your Renko bricks including M1 and M5.
  • Smart Renko will show you generally agreeable trend movement towards all timeframe.
  • You can display spread view of Renko bricks on your main chart allowing you to backtest with other technical indicators.
  • You can cross reference between the Renko bricks on your main chart and Renko bricks on your indicator chart. (Simply just double click on your main chart or indicator chart. You will see reference lines on both charts.)
  • Smart Renko includes automatic brick height calculation using Standard Deviation and Z value. Therefore even a starter can use this Smart Renko Indicator.
  • Smart Renko will indicate the future brick level for buy and sell bricks in advance.

Some Note on Smart Renko

  • Smart Renko must be used together with other indicator. You can use it with many built-in technical indicators successfully, such as MACD, RSI or Stoch, Moving Average to construct your trading strategy.
  • Line chart is preferred with Smart Renko. Therefore, in default setting, Smart Renko uses line chart. However, you can always switch off the line chart and use candlestick chart.
  • Renko chart should be calculated using M1 data. You can choose M1 timeframe for its calculation with Smart Renko. However, most brokers have short historical data for M1 timeframe. Therefore, default timeframe for calculation is M5 timeframe.
  • It is possible to draw bricks on entire historical data. This may slow down your trading terminal.
  • For Brick Height Mode = 1, Smart Renko will use Standard deviation to calculate brick height automatically. Use the common Z value sensibly such as 1.0, 1.68, 1.96, etc. for profitable trading.
  • For Brick Height Mode = 0, you can input any brick height in pips. Smart Renko will use your input to construct the Renko Chart.
  • Hit R key on your keyboard When Smart Renko does not load automatically at start up. This happens due to initial data loading on sub-timeframe (M1, M5, etc.) of current timeframe.
  • Smart Renko uses sub-timeframe (M1 or M5) for brick calculation and it displays bricks on the current timeframe. Do not use weekly or monthly chart. M1 or M5 timeframe mostly does not have sufficient data to draw Renko brick on weekly and monthly chart.

How to trade with Smart Renko

Smart Renko can be used for many different purposes. At the simplest level, this indicator can add the second opinion on the current and future trend direction on your existing system. This indicator can help you identify important support and resistance lines quite clearly comparing to traditional charting techniques like candlestick or range bars, etc. With traditional Renko chart, traders tend to create all sorts of indicators in the separate indicator charts. No need to do such hard work any more. Just use spread view of bricks on your main window and use all the MetaTrader standard indicators to create or to refine your trading strategy. Renko Chart’s main working principle is based on price action. Therefore, this indicator benefits many price action trading strategies. Smart Renko Chart works well with our trading software including:

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Version 6.3 2018.01.10
In version 6.3, Smart Renko will be automatically copy the trend line to main window for your analysis.
Version 6.2 2017.03.30
In version 6.2, Smart Renko provides sound alert, email and Push notification when the brick color changes.
Version 6.1 2016.06.22
In the version 6.1, You can draw round number at the background.
Set Round Number Spacing to zero if you don't want to see these round numbers from your chart.
Version 6.0 2016.06.09
Smart Renko version 6.0, Smart Renko can draw the brick the same level on your chart regardless of amount of historical bars and Meta Trader platforms. To do this, you need to choose the brick height which is the factor of 100 pip or factor of 1000 pips with Brick Height Mode = 0.

For example, you can use Brick Height (in pips) = 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, etc, as they are the fact of 100 or 1000 pips. As long as you are using these brick height, the brick will be drawn in the same level regardless of the amount of historical bars and your brokers. This is really good property as traders can develop strategy universally working across different platform.
Version 5.8 2016.04.26
In version 5.8, cross referencing is improved. Now Smart Renko can display text for cross referce for more clear referencing.
Version 5.7 2016.04.20
In version 5.7, now Smart Renko can display ZigZag derived from Renko Chart. This Zig Zag derived from Renko is non parametric and is powerful comparing to traditional Zig Zag requiring 3 parameters. Only parameter required to construct this Renko ZigZag is brick height. Even for the brick height, you can just use default Standard deviation = 1.

// Draw ZigZag on Main Chart (true or false)
// ZigZag Width: Zig Zag width 1 to any 10
// ZigZag Colour Up: Up zig zag color
// ZigZag Color Down: down zig zag color
// ZigZag Correct: true or false only.