Forex Trading Apps

Real Volume/Transactions Indicators

Developer: FXCM

Video Tutorial (49:18)

FXCM’s finally done it! The first real forex volume and transactions indicators are here. Until now, other forex volume indicators have only shown tick volume, only part of the story with nothing about actual order flow. Now, FXCM’s Real Volume/Transactions brings a pair of critical indicators to your charts, giving you the complete picture.

The groundbreaking Real Volume/Transactions indicators display real trade volume and number of transactions from FXCM’s clients around the world, giving you the advantage of a deeper look into the market.

The Real Volume Indicator shows the total volume of live trades during a specified period. Total volume is calculated from the sum of individual transactions. For example:

  • Client A buys 10K EUR/USD, sells 10K EUR/USD = 20,000 in volume
  • Client B buys 10K EUR/USD, buys 20K EUR/USD = 30,000 in volume
  • Total Real Volume = 50,000

The Transactions Indicator shows the sum of individual tickets executed during a specified period. For example:

  • Client A opens 10K EUR/USD, closes 10K EUR/USD = two transactions
  • Client B opens 10K EUR/USD, closes 5K EUR/USD, closes 5K EUR/USD = three transactions
  • Total Transactions: Five

The Real Volume/Transactions indicators work on multiple timeframes: m1, m5, m15, m30, H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H8, D1, and W1. You can use these indicators with 14 currency pairs: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, EUR/JPY, AUD/USD, GBP/JPY, USD/CAD, AUD/JPY, USD/CHF, EUR/CHF, NZD/USD, EUR/AUD, EUR/GBP and EUR/CAD.


The following inputs are available in the indicator’s parameters window and can be defined by the app user:

  • Color: Select the color of the indicator’s bars
  • Width of bars: Enter a higher value for wider bars
  • Drawing mode: Select Open-to-Open, Middle-to-Middle or Close-to-Close
  • Show label: Turns the indicator label on or off
  • Show legend: Turns the indicator legend on or off
  • Show in background: Displays the indicator in the background or foreground.

Installing Real Volume/Transactions is easy.

  1. Close your Trading Station platform.
  2. Open the downloaded .zip file and double-click the .exe file and follow the steps for installation.
  3. Re-open Trading Station. On your chart, click Insert, then Add Indicator. The Real Volume/Transactions indicators are listed under the Trading Activity category.

If you need to verify that the indicators installed to the correct directly, check the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Candleworks\FXTS2\indicators\Custom. If you find the files Real Volume.bin and Transactions.bin then the App has installed correctly.

Risk Disclaimer

The application displayed on this page does not take in to consideration your individual personal circumstances and trading objectives. Therefore it should not be considered as a personal recommendation or investment advice. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


This app is only compatible with FXCM Trading Station Desktop software.

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