now that we have that out of the way, here is how to show the ask line on your mt4 chart. I think that a video is the best way to show you how to do this. If you prefer the text version, it is provided below the video.
To show the ask price on the mt4 platform, do the following steps right-click on the chart and select properties.
If interested in having the ask price shown on your trading terminal follow the next steps right-click on the chart and select properties.
So you wouldnt know the ask price by looking at the mt4 chart. Please follow the instruction below to show ask line in mt4 chart. Right click in the chart and select properties please make sure that you have already logged into the chart. You can also type f8 on the chart, and the property screen.
When in metatrader 4 we see the current price line on a chart, that is by default the bid price. Mql4 get current price using marketinfo() the following code uses the native metatrader 4 function marketinfo() to get the price of the current trading instrument. The values of bid and ask are then saved into variables and presented within a popup text box.
check if you are connected to a server (bottom right hand side - are both triangles green?). Usually even if you are not connected to the server it should show the last known price, but if its a new installation and has never been connected then perhaps the price line wont appear if you are not connected.
in mt4 terminal which i use, bid line is price-line on chart. I think that most mt4 platforms are set to show bid line as a price line.
First, right-click anywhere on the chart and click properties. In the chart properties window, select your choice of colors for the bid and ask lines.