Custom time frames in cTrader and cAlgo

Created at 19 Nov 2013, 09:28


Joined 05.05.2012

Custom time frames in cTrader and cAlgo
19 Nov 2013, 09:28

Add possibility to create a custom timeframes in cTrader and cAlgo.
For example 8 min., 34 min. 610 min., 7 hours etc.

under review cTrader

03 Dec 2013, 11:06

You should at least add a 8hour time frame because there are really many traders who use ist. But the idea to add custom time frames is amazing.


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28 Jul 2014, 13:33

We will start by allowing a lot more standard timeframes. (m5-m9, 20m, 45m, 2h, 3h, 6h, 8h, 2d, 3d). We trust this will satisfy the vast majority of users

This is ridiculous, you said this over 6 months ago, why has it not been implemented YET!


04 Sep 2014, 13:20

The need has always been there! Please make the ability to use custom timeframes. I have no doubt there would be a huge influx of traders switching to cTrader if and when this happens


03 Nov 2014, 14:00

And seconds also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30...


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01 Mar 2015, 16:37

More then custom timeframes, there should be custom tickframes too.


17 Mar 2015, 13:04

I need tick-based timeframes: t10, t20, t50, t100, t200, t500, t1000, t2000, t5000, t10000


24 Mar 2015, 19:13

Please consider adding new timeframes like: H16, H32, H64, H128, H256


31 May 2015, 16:53

Any more news on when this will be enabled as the last comment by Admin was back in January 20, 2014 09:20 well over a year ago, would love to see 3hr,6hr + 8hr.


01 Jul 2015, 22:13

Come on! More time frames, you have to be kidding me!


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06 Aug 2015, 00:06

People/Traders: My thoughts are, the whole point of time frames, is to summarise information.

For example, if you have a 1 day chart, how much good can you get out of using a 2 day chart, as opposed to say a 5 day/1 week chart to summarise or get a big picture view? SCRAP the 2 days! H1 is useful, H2 not so much. H4 is useful for the H1. H8 not so much for the H4. H16 useful for the H4.

I can see how seconds and different ticks could help though (no idea why they chose ticks 13, 21, 34)


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09 Jan 2016, 17:10

.. will be very good custom or more TF ... nice work SpotWare ... :)


09 Feb 2016, 05:20

Trading is about preference. Although trading platforms comes with a multitude of indicators, most traders would like to have the ability to use custom indicators or customize the indicators to suit their needs. As a multi- time frame trader I use different time frames as my indicators. The success of my trades depends on my ability to choose the correct time-frame. I base my trend, consolidation and entry on different time frames and these time-frame may change according to market volatility or currency pair. Mt4 has an indicator called a period converter built in so traders can achieve this goal maybe you can consider such an indicator.


13 Dec 2016, 15:32

Multitime fram is over


22 Jan 2017, 03:10

At least add the 8 hour time frame to the Mobile and Web versions as in Windows version. This is an unmissable time frame as it corresponds nicely with the 3 main daily sessions, namely Tokyo, London and New York. No swing trader should trade without the 8 hour time frame.


18 Feb 2017, 19:53

I agree


10 Aug 2017, 17:50

please add other time frames like m45, h2, h3, h12, h16, d2.


20 Sep 2017, 11:45



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30 Aug 2019, 13:28

Please add W2 and MN2 time frames too.


20 Sep 2019, 21:03

You can have any time frame, tick number, Renko and range box sizes on cTrader with our Custom Period Chart indicator.


03 Oct 2019, 08:47

Dear Spotware,


If timeframes can be customized, allow then to customize the pip value of Range and Renko Bars.


Thank you,




26 May 2021, 13:30


deansi said:

And seconds also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30...

Yes seconds also would be very useful-user defined though, i/e/ how many seconds per bar/




29 May 2021, 10:31


davven7729 said:

deansi said:

And seconds also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30...

Yes seconds also would be very useful-user defined though, i/e/ how many seconds per bar/



Is a must for scalping.....and a light-speed point entry directly onto the chart will be great to have too!


06 Sep 2022, 08:12

Include seconds

As per numerious suggestions customizable timeframes would be beneficial including seconds.

The only reason I do not use ctrader as my platform is due to the timeframes supplied (you have range/renko and tick but no seconds?)

High end platforms all provide seconds at a prenium fee - tradingview prenium / prorealtime / ect

Please refer to other suggestings requesting the same:


27 Feb 2023, 21:44

Some smaller time frames like 30, 15, 5 seconds would be really useful.