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Does MT5 have tick charts?


I was looking at your articles: and was looking into utilizing tick charts for my own trading strategy. I have a bit of experience with them, but not on MT5.

I was looking through the platform and can only find the option to display tick volumes, but I want to configure my entire chart in ticks. You can see what I mean in this image (highlighted in yellow)


How do I turn my chart into a tick chart on MT5? Is it possible?

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Thanks for reaching out to us!

By default, there only seems to be two ways of configuring tick-related data on MT5

1. The method you demonstrated which displays tick volume on a chart as an “indicator”. This can be configured by right clicking on a chart and then selecting tick volume within the context menu.

2. Within the Market Watch board, you will notice that there is a Ticks tab. This actually allows you to configure a tick chart. Unfortunately, this tick chart is a bit limited. It only displays a limited number of ticks, it is small, and you cannot scroll within the chart to different time frames. It is possible to resize this tick chart, but it is virtually uncustomizable. See below for an example:

If you don’t already have a market watch open, you can display this by navigating to View > Market Watch or by using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + M. The market watch is also used to monitor symbols (similar to a watchlist), contract details, and for trading buttons.

3. Users also have the option of downloading third-party indicators through the MQl5 coding base/Indicator market that allow users to configure their charts into “traditional tick based charts” as we have seen in many other platforms.

We decided not to include this on our list of platforms that support tick charts because third-party indicators aren’t “native” to the platform and the other options are fairly limited in scope.

Thanks for your question and we hope you find this helpful! Let us know if you have any further questions!
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