Forex charts with volume bars

Discussion in 'Forex' started by gotnotelly, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. I am sorry if this is a really dumb newbie question but why have I yet to see any volume bars underneath a Forex chart?

    I am used to using only price and volume for all of my TA and am not quite sure why there is never a volume option on any of the Forex charts I have seen. I know there must be a sensible reason but I can't see it.

    Many thanks

  2. Since there is no centralized exchange in forex, it is impossible to accurately know the volume in forex. My charting software shows tick-volume, which works ok but it's pretty much useless when the market is dead like during asian session. I attached a 60-min chart to show you what I mean. This charting software can be downloaded for free at
  3. Yes, it's OTC. So, there is no official volume. However, eSignal chart shows volume of Forex. It's not actual volume, but I see it's much better than nothing.
  4. How's it computed?
  5. I'm not sure. Probably, it's just tick count accumulation from Time&Sales.