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How to Use Multi-Timeframe Analysis and What It Means

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In this video tutorial, our team based out of New York City walks you through multi-timeframe analysis including what it means and how it works. Multi-timeframe analysis (MTF) is a process in which traders can view multiple timeframes at once on a single chart. For example, if you're looking at a 30-minute chart you can quickly add a daily Moving Average and weekly Bollinger Bands . Multi-timeframe analysis is the process of looking at multiple timeframes at once and using them to make better decisions when trading or investing.

Getting started with multi-timeframe analysis on TradingView is easy:

Step 1 - Add an indicator to your chart
Step 2 - Open the indicator's settings and find the Resolution parameter in Inputs
Step 3 - Adjust the resolution to the timeframe of your liking

This process works for most of the built-in indicators on TradingView. You can have several timeframes visible at once so you always know the most important price levels. MTF works by the minute, hour, day, week and month.

In addition, Pine coders can use the same `resolution` parameter we use in our built-in indicators in their own scripts. By simply adding it to a script’s `study` declaration statement, coders now have an easy way to add MTF functionality to scripts and let users decide the timeframe they want the indicator to run on.

We hope you enjoy this video tutorial and please press like if you find it helpful. If you're already an expert at multi-timeframe analysis, please leave some tips and educational lessons in the comments so others can learn from you.

Additional reading:

A New ‘Resolution’ Parameter Makes Multi-Timeframe Analysis Easy (TradingView blog)
Learn more about multi-timeframe analysis from other traders
Explore the public library for scripts using multi-timeframe analysis

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