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How Custom Indicators Operate

cTrader custom indicators are primarily used to aid manual trading by providing visual output alerting you to various market opportunities and movements. However, any custom indicators can also be used in cBots for defining trends and prompting your bots to take certain actions.

Similarly to cBots, each indicator is a separate C# class with a set of properties, parameters, and methods. In contrast to cBots, however, indicators cannot be backtested and optimised.

Combining Custom Indicators

When developing custom indicators you can freely combine their calculations within the scope of one indicator class. In addition, cTrader allows for displaying several indicators on the same panel. We detail how to do it in a separate section of this documentation.