Buy/Sell Average True Range (ATR) Forex Indicator For Metatrader 5

The buy and sell Average True Range indicator for MT5 is an easy to follow technical signals indicator based on ATR values.

The indicator draws a dual colored histogram below the main trading window.

The trading signals goes as follows:

  • A green MT5 ATR histogram bar represents a buy signal. The trend is expected to go up.
  • A red MT5 ATR histogram bar represents a sell signal. The trend is expected to go down.

The ATR indicator can be used for any trading style: scalping, day trading and swing trading.

Feel free to experiment with the ATR period and its smoothing parameter to suit your preference.

Deploy on any currency pair, stocks, indices, Gold,…

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Download the “aatr-indicator.mq5” Metatrader 5 indicator

Buy/Sell ATR Indicator Chart

Here’s an example of how the indicator should look like when loaded onto the Metatrader 5 chart.

You can apply the indicator to any currency pair and time frame of your preference.

Finding Buy and Sell Triggers With Buy/Sell Average True Range (ATR) Technical Analysis Chart Indicator

Below is an example of how to buy and sell currency pairs with this Forex indicator:

Buy Trigger: Open a buy trade when the Average True Range (ATR) MT5 indicator draws its first green histogram bar below the trading chart. The trend is now considered up.

Place stop loss 1 pip below support, or use your own stop loss placement method.

Exit the ATR buy trade for a reward to risk 1.3:1 ratio or use a fixed profit target, for instance 40 pips on the 15 min chart.

You can also exit the buy trade when an opposite red bar appears on the chart.

Sell Trigger: Open a sell trade when the Average True Range (ATR) MT5 indicator draws its first red histogram bar below the trading chart. The trend is now considered down.

Place stop loss 1 pip above resistance, or use your own stop loss placement method.

Exit the ATR sell trade for a reward to risk 1.3:1 ratio or use a fixed profit target, for instance 60 pips on the 1-hour chart.

You can also exit the sell trade when an opposite green bar appears on the chart.

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Download the “aatr-indicator.mq5” MT5 indicator

Adjustable Parameters

ATR period, smoothing period, colors, width, style.

Usage

The indicator can be used as a stand-alone signals indicator.

It can also be combined with:

  • Trading oscillators (MACD, Stochastic, RSI,…)
  • Trend indicators (Moving Average, Bollinger Bands, ADMI,…)
  • Price action methods and techniques

More Info About This Indicator

Tradable Currency pairs: Any

Trading Platform: MT5

Time frames: M1, M5, M15, M30, H1, H4, D1, W1

Indicator Type: Average True Range

Installation

Copy and paste the indicator in the MT5 indicators data folder.

Then restart the MT5 terminal and attach it to any chart.

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