Configuring the Trends Indicator for MT4

The Quantum Trends indicator is a ‘sister’ indicator to the Quantum Trend Monitor, as they work together hand in hand, to keep you in and surfing the trend. This indicator has been designed to be a leading indicator of trend, and is therefore extremely sensitive to the minor reversals and pullbacks which occur in all trends. This is where the TrendMonitor becomes so powerful, keeping you in for the longer term. The Trends indicator has also been designed to show you simply and clearly when a trend is potentially starting, ending, or simply moving into a minor congestion phase. All this is achieved with the trend dots, which change color accordingly.

As with all the Quantum trading indicators, the Quantum Trends is best used in multiple timeframes which will then give you visual signals to changes in trend, both upstream and downstream of your principle trading chart.

  • The Quantum Trends indicator works in all timeframes
  • The indicator can be ‘fine tuned’ to your own preferences in terms of the speed with which the indicator will react to possible changes in trend

Applying the Indicator

Open your MT4 platform and in the main menu, select View > Navigator to open the Navigator window which appears at the left hand side of your workspace.

In the Navigator window, expand the Indicators tree by clicking the “+” symbol. Find the Quantum tree and expand it by clicking the “+” once again to reveal the full list of Quantum Trading indicators.

To start using the indicator, you can click and drag QuantumTrends from the Navigator to a chart or you can also double-click QuantumTrends (which will then be applied to the currently selected chart). Doing either one of these will display the Custom Indicator window where you can configure all the various user settings for your Quantum Trends. These options are grouped and can be accessed by selecting the tabs which will be discussed further in the following sections. Once you are done customizing the indicator’s options, click OK to run the indicator.

About tab

Here you can find basic information about the indicator such as its name, description, and version number.

Common tab

Please make sure that the “Allow DLL imports” option is checked/ticked before running the indicator. This is required by all Quantum indicators to properly communicate with its accompanying DLL file. Alternatively, you can set this option globally by selecting in the main menu, Tools > Options > Expert Advisors tab and checking/ticking the “Allow DLL imports” option. Other than this, please leave other options to their default setting.

Inputs tab

You can configure the indicator by changing its variables listed in this tab. We explain this shortly and for each configurable input of the Quantum Trends below.

Dependencies tab

All the files that the indicator uses to run is listed here. You can leave this tab as it is.

Colors tab

The Quantum Trends indicator uses three dot plots.

  • Bullish (plot #0) – When a bar is in a bullish trend, the indicator puts a bullish dot on it. Its default color is aqua.
  • Bearish (plot #1) – When a bar is in a bearish trend, the indicator puts a bearish dot on it. Its default color is red.
  • Congested (plot #2) – When a bar is in congestion, the indicator puts a congested dot on it. Its default color is lightgray.

Visualization tab

The indicator’s visibility can be toggled on or off in different contexts with the options in this tab.

Configuring the Indicator

Let’s return to the Inputs tab and explain how to customize the settings of your Quantum Trends indicator.

Account Email

When running the Quantum Trends for the first time in your trading account, you need to enter the email you used to register in the Quantum Trading Indicators Enablement System – as part of its verification process. You only need to do this once as the email is stored in the terminal’s global variable cache after it is entered initially. Please make sure that you enter your email correctly and exactly without any extra spaces before and after it. If you made an error, simply fill this field again to update it.

Sensitivity to Congestion

This parameter has been provided to allow you to fine tune the indicator to your own trading style and attitude to risk. Increasing its value makes the indicator more sensitive to detecting congestion phases of price action. In the indicator, this means you will see more of the grey dots.

This is a purely personal choice, and a user input we have included to allow you to have control over the indicator, and whether you want to be alerted earlier to potential weakness or pauses in the trend, or are happy to wait before such changes are signaled slightly later and over shorter periods on the indicator.

Removing the Indicator from the Chart

Open the chart’s Indicator List window by pressing Ctrl+I. You can also right-click the chart and select Indicator List from the context menu.

Select QuantumTrends and click the Delete button then click the Close button.