How to Use the Equity MT4 Indicator?

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How do you check your drawdown without connecting to monitoring services? The problem with monitoring services is that their updates may lag up to several hours. Here is where a balance and equity indicator comes in. This indicator displays your current balance and equity right in the chart window. Convenient, huh?

Before reading the article and writing your questions in comments section, i recommend to watch this video. It’s not long, but covers biggest part of questions on the topic.

What is balance and equity?

Balance is an amount of money on your account that is not influenced by any open positions until all active trades are closed.

Equity is an amount of money a trader will have when all active trades are closed.

There is another important term to understand.

Drawdown is a difference between account balance and equity.

Account Equity Analyzer v2

Out of all tools covered in this article, this indicator is the simplest one. It displays your balance and equity throughout your trading history.

equity analyzer indicator

Settings

  • Here you need to enter your starting deposit. This value will be used for all further calculations.
  • This is the number of orders that will be used to calculate your balance and equity.

 

Equity

This indicator offers a more effective way to visualize your equity and balance. On the chart, you can clearly see your equity line and closing dates of your trades. You can check information on each trade (profit, balance, and drawdown). Plus, the tool offers a big selection of settings.

equity indicator for metatrader 4

Settings

  • Date_Begin is the first date for which the indicator will display information on the chart.
  • Zero_Balance – You can use a zero balance.
  • Only_Comment – You only analyze trades with a certain comment.
  • Only_Magics – You only analyze trades with a certain magic number.
  • Only_Symbols – You only analyze trades on a certain pair.
  • Only_Buy / Only_Sell – You only analyze buy/sell trades
  • Show_Balance/Marging/Fee – You can choose to display balance/margin/fee.
  • Show_Info – You can choose to display maximum and absolute drawdown, as well as recovery factor.
  • File_Writer – You can save the indicator values in a file.

 

Extra Reports

Good news! With this indicator at your fingertips, you don’t need monitoring services anymore. It offers a stunning variety of functions and settings:

  • open/closed trades,
  • filters,
  • maximum drawdown,
  • stats on profitable/losing trades, etc.

You can customize charts, filter trades by profit, and many more. Plus, you can export any chart into a html report.

how to use equity indicator

Settings

  • Visual Settings – You can change the text color, background color, colors of export reports, and text size.
  • Column View – You can choose which values to display on the chart. For example, you can enable or disable profits, fees, etc.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Great! You’ve addressed an important issue that most traders never take into account. well done.

  2. I commented b4 i even began watching because i wanted to know more about drawdown from your how much money do you need to start forex

  3. hi, is forex trading similar with stock trading? That you have to wait for stock price hike before selling it ?

  4. In mt4 for I tested and ea, it keeps giving me a higher drawdown than profit. If the profit is positive, does the drawdown matter?

  5. I think I skipped some of your lessons, I don’t seem to get these concepts very well…. Let me start from the beginning, may be I will understand

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