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Engulfing Bars Trading Indicator Review

Engulfing Bars is an indicator that can be found on the MQL5 marketplace, there may be other indicators with very similar names, due to this we have provided a link to the one we are looking at below. The indicator was first uploaded on the 8th of January 2016 by its creator Paul Geirnaerdt, there have not been any further updates so the version of this indicator is still version 1.0.


The Engulfing Bars indicator has been designed to work with the MetaTrader 4 trading platform. It works by showing Engulfing Bars on the charts, the signal will then suggest a stop loss and take profit for the trade these bars are important for price action patterns. This indicator works better when using it on higher timeframes.


There are a number of settings available that can be altered:

-Show Engulfing Bars – Set to true to show Engulfing Bars.
-Body size percentage – Minimum size of the body of the Engulfing Bar in a percentage of the moving average of body sizes, a higher value detects less but (arguably) better Engulfing Bars.
-Stoploss distance in pips – Standard stop loss is at the high or low of the Engulfing Bar, this number of pips is added to that.
-Color Palette – pick Color Palette for ‘Dark’ or ‘Light’ Backgrounds.
-Colors – you know what to do.
-Show Alerts – set to true to do alerts.
-Show Screen Alerts – set to true to show screen alerts.
-Email Alerts – set to true to email alerts.
-Push Alert Notifications – set to true to push alerts.

Service Cost

The indicator can be purchased outright for $19, there is no option to rent this one unlike many of the other indicators on the MQL5 marketplace. There is a free version available, but there is no mention of the possible limitations or time limits on the free version.


Just the one review available, it is giving the indicator a 5-star rating.

Very good

While there is only the one review, there are plenty of comments asking questions, the creator seems very active at replying to the comments which are a good sign for your kind of support that you would receive. Due to there only being one review available, we would very strongly suggest that you download and test out the free version, there are some unknown limitations on it, but it would give you a better idea as to how the indicator works and to ensure that you are able to get it set up and running correctly.

This Forex Indicator is currently available in the MQL5 marketplace:


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