ProTrader is a relatively new trading and charting platform but has been one to definitely impress me. Developed by PfSoft LLC, Protrader packs a punch as it offers a great deal of flexibility when it comes to using Renko charts. Besides Renko, ProTrader also has other chart types such as Kagi and line break. Despite being impressive, I find it a bit disappointing to see that not many main stream brokers support the ProTrader trading platform.
So for now, trading with Renko charts on ProTrader, for the most part will have to be confined to the demo data feed and well, to demo trading itself. There are a few brokers who do support ProTrader platform, but none that I find to be good enough to warrant my money. That being said, Renko charts with ProTrader is surely a feast to the Renko trader’s eyes.
ProTrader – Renko Chart Configuration
Renko charts with ProTrader platform is highly customizable. However bear in mind that the functionality of building Renko charts based off ATR is missing. But considering I don’t use ATR based Renko trading I for one don’t find this limiting at all.
Renko charts with ProTrader comes with some pre-configured values as shown in the image below. These include pre-configurations from 1 through 5 pips based off the 1-minute chart data.
Traders have the option to create their own custom Renko chart configuration. To do this, just click on the ‘Custom’ tab to enter your own Renko data. For example, the chart below shows a 5 Pip Renko chart based off H4 candle closing prices. Comparing the chart below to the one above, you can see how Renko charts differ.
This flexibility with ProTrader means that traders can build their Renko charts based off 1m chart data as a dynamic price movement Renko chart or they can build their Renko charts based off the traditional method of using closing prices with the flexibility to choose their time period as well as select the type of Renko bricks including high low wicks, building Renko charts off High/Low instead of close and so on.
In terms of data history, ProTrader offers the flexibility to include as much of past historical Renko data as possible. The image below shows how, more Renko data can be fitted onto the charts by simply changing the amount of data to load.
ProTrader Renko Chart Review
I haven’t quite come across a Renko charting and trading platform that offers this much of flexibility. Traders can choose from the various configurations to build their own Renko charts including based off 1-minute charts with a dynamic price movement. While the ATR based dynamic Renko charts is missing, I don’t find this feature to be that limiting as I wouldn’t want to see new Renko bricks being formed every time the ATR value changes.
The ability to add as much of historical data on ProTrader makes is more reliable in terms of trend lines, support/resistance and so on.
The only disadvantage being that ProTrader is not supported by most forex brokers. However, considering that this is a relatively new platform and charting provider, we should be able to see more brokers come on board to support this trading platform.