Tutorial 34

Multiple Time Frames

This tutorial will cover how to combine Multiple Time Frames.




Looking at multiple time frames can greatly increase your results/earnings/odds. Let's look at how to do this in a very partiular way that you have never used before.

For example, if you are trading the Daily chart, take a look at the Weekly chart to obtain a broader view of the longer-term trend direction. Trading in the same direction of a longer/slower time frame can increase odds. Once you have determined the trend direction, you can then also look at a faster time frame, such as the 4-Hour, to pinpoint your entry.

To do this, you have different options.

Option A: Manually switch to different time frames.
Option B: Display multiple time frames on the same screen.
Option C. Use our 'MultiTimeFrame' indicator.

Option A does not require a tutorial. Simply change the time frame of the chart. We will cover option B and C in this tutorial.

Option B. Display multiple time frames on the same screen.

To do this, click on 'Select Layout' in the top menu.

A TradingView Pro+ plan is needed to display multiple charts per screen.

Multiple layouts are available. Let's first display 3 charts side by side. We can also sync on all charts the 'Symbol', 'Crosshair' and 'Time'. This means that if we change the symbol in one box, the symbol will also change in the two other boxes. When moving the crosshair in one box we will also see it moving in the other two boxes. *Do NOT select 'Interval' because we will display a different time frame in each box.

Next, click on each box, the contour will highlight in blue. Select the content for each box. Click in the first box on the left and select the 4-Hour chart. Click in the middle box and choose the Daily chart. Click in the last box and select the Weekly chart. Then, zoom in & out to align them perfectly with each other (Look at the time scale at the bottom of each box to display the same.).

Next, change the layout to 3 horizontal boxes.

Zoom in & out to align them perfectly.

Save, copy or name your layout.

And then click on each symbol/instrument in your watchlist.










Option C: Add the 'MultiTimeFrame' indicator to your chart.

Select the 1m (1 minute) chart to display up to 9 time frames (1m, 5m, 15m, 30m, 1h, 4h, Daily, Weekly and Monthly).

• Things become much clearer. We can clearly see when all the time frames align. When everything ligns up, the background paints in blue or red.
• When flat, white dots appear.

Let's look at the USDCAD 1m (1 minute chart). First, zoom out as much as possible (3,600 bars / 2 days).

On the far left and far right of the chart, we can see blue zones where all time frames agree/align and the trends develop. In the center, the chart is choppy because the time frames do NOT align.

When all time frames agree, short-term (day traders), mid-term (swing traders) and long-term (investors) pro traders commonly agree. A clear direction appears and the mass of newbies/followers jump in, orders accelerate and the trend angle increases. Day-traders know that swing traders will keep their position open, so they ride the waves of the mid-term trend, ready to jump back in at the end of each pullback.

Zooming in on the second half of the chart (2,000 bars / 1 day). After the time frame mismatch, the chaos ends once the top of the channel is breached, all time frames then agree = trend.

Regular View. The latest 600 bars / 9 hours.

If you are a medium-term or long-term trader/investor, go to your favorite slower time frame (ex: Daily) and the indicator will automatically display that time frame and up, discarding the faster time frames. (We then only see the Daily, Weekly and Monthly.)

A very interesting feature is to switch the Layout to 'Curve'.

Look for a cross over all the curve lines.

For example, on Cardano (ADA), we saw the end of the down trend and beginning of the up trend when the price crossed above all major curve lines. The price was then under $0.06 and reached $2.60 weeks later.

(The Curve Lines match the regular Blue/Red Horizontal lines.)

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