How do I install and apply Indicators on MetaTrader 4?

Install Indicator:

In order to install an indicator for MetaTrader 4 (MT4), please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to “File” in the upper left hand corner and then select "Open Data Folder"
  2. From there navigate to the folder called "MQL4"
  3. From there navigate to the folder called "Indicators"
  4. Drag and drop the indicators that you want to install into this folder
  5. Close the folder windows
  6. Close the MT4 platform
  7. Open the MT4 platform and the indicators should be installed

Note that if after following these steps your indicators are not installed, please take the following steps:

  • Ensure that all the steps were followed
  • Ensure that MT4 was restarted after the indicator installation
  • If the indicators are still not working please reinstall MetaTrader 4

Please be sure that all profiles and templates are backed up before reinstalling!

FXCM Technical Support Video TutorialInstalling Indicators on MetaTrader 4 (01:46)

 

Apply Indicator On Chart

In order to show the indicator on the chart, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the chart that you would like to use the indicator on by right clicking on the pair and pressing “Chart Window”
  2. Navigate to “Insert” in the tool bar on the top
  3. Navigate to "Indicators"
    • If it is a custom indicator it will be in the section "Custom"
  4. Select the desired indicator
  5. If a menu opens to configure options navigate to the "Common" tab
    • Make sure that "Allow DLL Imports" is checked
  6. Press Ok
    • The indicator should now be on your chart.

Note that if after following these steps your indicators are not showing please take the following steps:

  • Ensure that all the steps were followed
  • Try restarting the MT4 and adding the indicator
  • If the indicators are still not working please reinstall MetaTrader 4

Please be sure that all profiles and templates are backed up before reinstalling!

If you are still having issues with indicators please us at info@fxcm.com, via live chat, or via phone at +1 646 253 1401

FXCM Technical Support Video TutorialApply Indicator on MetaTrader 4 (01:16)

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