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David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 10:15 

Hello,

My broker is Alpari said that keeps tick data for less than a year, so I am looking for a reliable tick data to run my strategy tester with a 99% accurate results.


anybody can point me in the right direction to get this TICK  DATA /


Thanks

David

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.02.21 10:21  
relaxtrading:

Hello,

My broker is Alpari said that keeps tick data for less than a year, so I am looking for a reliable tick data to run my strategy tester with a 99% accurate results.


anybody can point me in the right direction to get this TICK  DATA /

Does the MT5 Strategy tester use tick data ?

https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/3387

https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/10625 

and

https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/75 

 

David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 11:12  

The thing is that I got a mt5 EA and want to test is to see how it does during the last 15 years o so. The EA will place trades on certain levels (every 50 to 200 pips) so it is not a fast EA that opens trades every 5 pips. I don't know how this affects if mt5 has not tick data.


So, what will be the best way to get a reliable backtest ? should I try with mt4?


thanks

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.02.21 11:22  
relaxtrading:

The thing is that I got a mt5 EA and want to test is to see how it does during the last 15 years o so. The EA will place trades on certain levels (every 50 to 200 pips) so it is not a fast EA that opens trades every 5 pips. I don't know how this affects if mt5 has not tick data.


So, what will be the best way to get a reliable backtest ? should I try with mt4?

Where will you get tick data for the last 15 years from ?  and to use tick data with MT4 you need a 3rd party application.
David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 11:33  

I have not idea if this is possible. For that reason I am asking around. This is the first time that I get into mt5, so everything is new to me.
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.02.21 11:52  
See here, but it's for MT4 and certainly not 15 years back. Anyway, maybe that help you.
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phi nuts
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phi nuts 2013.02.21 14:16  
Surerly you have seen this thread before MT5 DATA
David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 14:39  

Can I get DAta MT5, 1 minute OHLC at least? If I have to do everything in mt4 I need to change the EA too.
David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 14:44  

let me read the link
David Martin
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David Martin 2013.02.21 15:08  

Not very good. So doing back test on strategy tester is completely useless.  What's the point if you can not rely on it?


I need to test this EA somewhere, someway .  Any ideas?


thanks

phi nuts
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phi nuts 2013.02.22 09:10  

Sorry, you can use real tick data in MT5.

Perhaps some commercial trade platform or trading simulator will help - you may want to do specific-Google-search like forex trading simulator or something. The problem is, these trade/simulator platforms may use different language, so you may have to re-write your code for that trade/simulator platforms.

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