How To Use Custom Timeframes in MetaTrader

As a swing trader, I’m traditionally trading setups on timeframes like 1H, 4H and daily. In the past couple of months, however, I’ve changed my approach a little and will often trade other time frames such as 2H or 8H too. My Trade Advisor members have seen and used these custom timeframe setups to their advantage many times.


The reason is that sometimes, a setup is just too granular to be traded on the 1H charts but too coarse to be traded on the 4H charts. The same goes for the 4H and daily timeframes: sometimes, a setup just looks the best on the 8H charts.


8h charts

The trend on the 8H chart (left) looks much nicer
and respects the moving average better than the 4H chart (right).




Four Setups To Trade In The Upcoming Week

Hi traders! 👊 Another week has passed and we’ve rolled over into March already. Time flies! We had a good number of setups that triggered early in the week and the rest of the week was a bit quieter.


That’s just part of being a trader, you can’t always choose the opportunities that come along! I just continue to execute my trading plan, besides having a good coffee in one of Tokyo’s bars  😉


Every weekend, my Trade Advisor students get a list of all of the setups from my personal watchlist for the upcoming week. This week, I’ve sent out 14 setups, spread out over the 1H, 4H and daily timeframes, so there’s something for everyone!


As we go into a new week, I wanted to share some of those setups with you and give you an insight into how I trade. Let’s get started!