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Smoothed Hull Moving Average (HMA) Metatrader 4 Forex Indicator

    The Smoothed Hull Moving Average MT4 indicator is an improved version of the normal HMA.

    This version displays buy and sell histogram bars in a separate window below the main activity chart.

    Green HMA bars for buy and orange HMA bars for sell.

    This indicator can be applied to any timeframe and suits any trading style.

    It does well for scalping (M1, M5), day trading (M5, M15, M30) and swing trading (H1, H4, D1).

    Free Download

    Download the hma-smoothed.mq4” MT4 indicator

    Example Chart

    The EUR/USD M5 chart below displays the Smoothed HMA forex indicator in action.

    Basic Trading Signals

    Signals from the Smoothed HMA forex indicator are easy to interpret and goes as follows:

    Buy Signal: Open buy after the first green histogram bar forms.

    Sell Signal: Open sell after the first red histogram bar forms.

    Trade Exit: Close the open trade when an opposite signal occurs, or use your own method of trade exit.

    Tip: It is a good idea to use the HMA together with a trend-following indicator, for example, a 200 period moving average would fit.

    Overall trend up? Only look for HMA buy (green) trade signals. Ignore sell signals.

    Overall trend down? Only look for HMA sell (orange) trade signals. Ignore buy signals.


    Download the hma-smoothed.mq4” Metatrader 4 indicator

    MT4 Indicator Characteristics

    Currency pairs: Any

    Platform: Metatrader 4

    Type: chart pattern

    Customization options: Variable (HmaPeriod) Colors, width & Style.

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

    Type: Buy/Sell histogram


    Copy and paste the hma-smoothed.mq4 indicator into the MQL4 indicators folder of the Metatrader 4 trading platform.

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

    File > Open Data Folder > MQL4 > Indicators (paste here)

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