Highs and Lows


The highs and lows of the current day, week, month or year can often be significant levels for trading. These are places where stop loss orders tend to accumulate, and the levels can be targets for stop-runs, reversals, and key levels for break-outs. They can also often act as support and resistance.

There is no one strategy that works in all cases, but something significant usually happens at these levels, and so it is clearly useful to have them marked on your charts, as key reference levels.

The “Highs and Lows” indicator can show the high/low levels for current day, week, month, year and 52-week periods. Of course, colours and line widths are customizable. 


The following are inputs available in the application:

  • Show day high/low: Enables the indicator to show the daily highs and lows.
  • Show week high/low: Enables the indicator to show the weekly highs and lows.
  • Show month high/low: Enables the indicator to show the monthly highs and lows.
  • Show year high/low: Enables the indicator to show the yearly highs and lows.
  • Show 52-week high/low: Enables the indicator to show the 52-weekly highs and lows.
  • Show labels: Enables the indicator to show level & price labels.
  • Show tool tips: Enables the indicator to show “tool-tips” when you mouse-over the level.
  • Day/week/month/etc. high colour: The colour used for highs.
  • Day/week/month/etc. low colour: The colour used for lows.
  • Day/week/month/etc. width: The width of the semi-transparent zone used to highlight the level.
  • Day/week/month/etc. style: The style of the line used to mark level.
  • Transparency percentage: The transparency of the semi-transparent zone.
  • Label colour: The colour used for the labels.
  • Font: The font name used for labels.
  • Font size: The font size used labels.
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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. There is no guarantee that the systems, trading techniques, trading methods, and/or indicators will result in profits or not result in losses.


This indicator is only compatible with FXCM’s Trading Station Desktop. Additionally, an FXCM account is required (including free FXCM demo accounts).

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