Price Action Scanner Indicator for MT4


The Price Action Scanner Indicator for MT4 shows trend reversals and their continuation.

Price Action Scanner creates price patterns on all timeframes of the MT4 interface. The importance of timelines should be considered before employing them. The signals will be more precise since less market noise will be considered and the greater the timeframe.

NamePrice Action Scanner Indicator
Indicator FunctionIt shows trend reversal
File Size50.6 KB

Working and purpose of Price Action Scanner Indicator

Price Action Scanner is a free MT4 indicator that analyzes the chart of the selected asset and automatically plots certain price patterns (setups) on it.

The indicator includes a total of 7 Price Action patterns:

DBHLC & DBLHC pattern.

This is Double Bar Lows Higher Close & Double Bar Highs Lower Close) or bullish/bearish setups. As a rule, bullish and bearish setups occur during a strong trend and indicate its continuation.



This is (Two Bars High & Two Bars Low) pattern or two bars having the same High/Low price. It occurs when two candlesticks having the same highs/lows of shadows appear on the chart. This pattern can be seen at the price extremes when one trend is replaced by another.

In this case, the pattern indicates that buyers don’t have the strength needed to further boost their activity.


RAIL’S pattern.

It usually gives signals during a strong trend. Depending on its position on the chart, it acts both as a trend continuation or trend completion pattern.

It’s essential that the candlesticks are long and have short shadows. Such a configuration of candlesticks indicates the high activity of Forex market participants. If this is the case, trading signals can be more reliable.


OVB pattern (Bullish pattern & Bearish pattern) or engulfing.

The template is made up of two candlesticks. The second candlestick has a lower opening price and a higher closing price (for Buy trend; the opposite is true for Sell trend) relatively to the first one. Therefore, the pattern is called engulfing – visually, the second candlestick’s body completely engulfs that of the first one (not allowing for its shadows).


PPR (Reversal Pivot Point) pattern or reversal point.

This formation consists of three candlesticks. Usually, the pattern indicates potential trend reversal points rather than its continuation.

In this case, the third candlestick doesn’t close below the low or above the high of the second candlestick but hits a new extreme.


Pin-Bar pattern or pin-bar.

A pin bar looks like a candlestick with a long shadow and its opening and closing prices are close to each other. This pattern often acts as a trend-reversal signal. Due to its easy use and efficiency, it’s popular enough among Forex market participants.


WRB (Wide Range Bar) pattern or widening bar.

WRB highlights two bullish/bearish candlesticks simultaneously. Most often, the pattern forms when the retracement move has been completed and signals the resumption of the major trend.

When you use the indicator for the first time, you’ll need to spend some time customizing its parameters.



The Price Action Scanner indicator can eventually be a useful complement to your Forex trading system.

The indicator draws formations on all timeframes which makes it more one-size-fits-all. So, no matter which approach you practice in trading (swing trading, scalping, intraday trading, or long-term trading), the chart will always display trading situations with the promise of profits.

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