PVT Metatrader 5 Forex Indicator

PVT is short for Price Volume Trend, a Metatrader 5 indicator that is used to gauge price trend as well as volume, it is quite similar to the standard On Balance Volume (OBV) indicator.

The amount of the volume that needs to be added to the most recent value is determined by the volume, by which prices have spiked or dipped relative to the close of the previous day.

The Price Volume Trend custom MT5 indicator has no customizable input parameters, but you can modify line colors (which includes the width and the style), scale, levels and visualization.

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The formula that defines the PVT Metatrader 5 indicator is as follows:

PVT = ((Close – Close(-1)) / Close(-1)) * TickVolume + PVT(-1)

Analysis of indicator values is comparable to average On Balance Volume and Accumulation/Distribution (AD).

If the crimson line of the PVT MT5 indicator continues to go higher, volume is said to be on the increase, and traders should look out for a technical study that will further confirm the preferred trend direction.

This implies that the PVT Metatrader 5 indicator shouldn’t be deployed in isolation.

In some cases when traders see the crimson line of the PVT MT5 indicator rising or falling, they can attribute it to bullish or bearish market sentiment respectively.


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MT5 Indicator Characteristics

Currency pairs: Any

Platform: Metatrader 5

Type: chart window indicator

Customization options: Variable (not available), Colors, width & Style.

Time frames: 1-Minute, 5-Minutes, 15-Minutes, 30-Minutes, 1-Hour, 4-Hours, 1-Day, 1-Week, 1-Month

Type: volume


Copy and paste the PVT.ex5 indicator into the MQL5 indicators folder of the Metatrader 5 trading platform.

You can access this folder from the top menu as follows:

File > Open Data Folder > MQL5 > Indicators (paste here)

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