Magnifying Glass (LTF Candles) by SiddWolf

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This indicator displays The Lower TimeFrame Candles in current chart, Like Zooming in on the Candle to see it's Lower TimeFrame Structure. It plots intrabar OHLC data inside a Label along with the volume structure of LTF candle in an eloquent format.


Just apply it to the chart, Hover the mouse on the Label and ta-da you have a Lower Timeframe OHLC candles on your screen. Move the indicator to the top and shrink it all the way up, because all the useful data is inside the label.
Inside the label: The OHLC ltf candles are pretty straightforward. Volume strength of ltf candles is shown at bottom and Volume Profile on the left. Read the Details below for more information.
In the settings, you will find the option to change the UI and can play around with Lower TimeFrame Settings.


First of all, I would like to thank the @TradingView team for providing the function to get access to the lower timeframe data. It is because of them that this magical indicator came into existence.

Magnifying Glass indicator displays a Candle's Lower TimeFrame data in Higher timeframe chart. It displays the LTF candles inside a label. It also shows the Volume structure of the lower timeframe candles. Range percentage shown at the bottom is the percentage change between high and low of the current timeframe candle. LTF candle's timeframe is also shown at the bottom on the label.

This indicator is gonna be most useful to the price action traders, which is like every profitable trader.

How this indicator works:
I didn't find any better way to display ltf candles other than labels. Labels are not build for such a complex behaviour, it's a workaround to display this important information.

It gets the lower timeframe information of the candle and uses emojis to display information. The area that is shown, is the range of the current timeframe candle. Range is a difference between high and low of the candle. Range percentage is also shown at the bottom in the label.

I've divided the range area into 20 parts because there are limitation to display data in the labels. Then the code checks out, in what area does the ltf candle body or wick lies, then displays the information using emojis.

The code uses matrix elements for each block and relies heavily on string manipulation. But what I've found most difficult, is managing to fit everything correctly and beautifully so that the view doesn't break.

Volume Structure:
Strength of the Lower TimeFrame Candles is shown at the bottom inside the label. The Higher Volume is shown with the dark shade color and Lower Volume is shown with the light shade. The volume of candles are also ranked, with 1 being the highest volume , so you can see which candle have the maximum to minimum volume . This is pretty important to make a price action analysis of the lower timeframe candles.

Inside the label on the left side you will see the volume profile . As the volume on the bottom shows the strength of each ltf candles, Volume profile on the left shows strength in a particular zone. The Darker the color, the higher the volume in the zone. The Highest volume on the left represents Point of Control ( Volume Profile POC) of the candle.

Lower TimeFrame Settings:
There is a limitation for the lowest timeframe you can show for a chart, because there is only so much data you can fit inside a label. A label can show upto 20 blocks of emojis (candle blocks) per row. Magnifying Glass utilizes this behaviour of labels. 16 blocks are used to display ltf candles, 1 for volume profile and two for Open and Close Highlighter.

So for any chart timeframe, ltf candles can be 16th part of htf candle. So 4 hours chart can show as low as 15 minutes of ltf data. I didn't provide the open settings for changing the lower timeframe, as it would give errors in a lot of ways. You can change the timeframe for each chart time from the settings provided.

Like I mentioned earlier, this indicator is a workaround to display ltf candles inside a label. This indicator does not work well on smaller screens. So if you are not able to see the label, zoom out on your browser a bit. Move the indicator to either top or bottom of all indicators and shrink it's space because all details are inside the label.


This indicator provides you an edge, on top of your existing trading strategy. How you use Magnifying Glass is entirely dependent on your strategy.

I use this indicator to get a broad picture, before getting into a trade. For example I see a Doji or Engulfing or any other famous candlestick pattern on important levels, I hover the mouse on Magnifying Glass, to look for the price action the ltf candles have been through, to make that pattern. I also use it with my "Wick Pressure" indicator, to check price action at wick zones. Whenever I see price touching important supply and demand zones, I check last few candles to read chart like a beautiful price action story.

Also volume is pretty important too. This is what makes Magnifying Glass even better than actual lower timeframe candles. The increasing volume along with up/down trend price shows upward/downward momentum. The sudden burst (peak) in the volume suggests volume climax.

Volume profile on the left can be interpreted as the strength/weakness zones inside a candle. The low volume in a price zone suggests weakness and High volume suggests strength. The Highest volume on the left act as POC for that candle.

Before making any trade, I read the structure of last three or four candles to get the complete price action picture.

█  Conclusion
Magnifying Glass is a well crafted indicator that can be used to track lower timeframe price action. This indicator gives you an edge with the Multi Timeframe Analysis, which I believe is the most important aspect of profitable trading.

~ @SiddWolf
Note di rilascio:
Added the image to help find the label to hover on.
Hover the mouse on the little flames of the Magnifying Glass indicator.

Script open-source

Nello spirito di condivisione promosso da TradingView, l'autore (al quale vanno i nostri ringraziamenti) ha deciso di pubblicare questo script in modalità open-source, così che chiunque possa comprenderlo e testarlo. Puoi utilizzarlo gratuitamente, ma il riutilizzo del codice è subordinato al rispetto del Regolamento. Per aggiungerlo al grafico, mettilo tra i preferiti.

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