Beginner to MetaTrader: Can I trade futures?!

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Rich
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Rich  
Hi,


I've been using <Deleted> for sometime now.

I think it is good, BUT, I want to backtest a strategy that uses loops in the code,
and believe it or not, but you can't write loops using <Deleted> language!

So, I started looking for other backtesting software, preferably for free, I found and downloaded MetaTrader4.

The problem with MetaTrader4, is that I can't find out how to get charts for futures.
Its only got FX. However on the Metaquote website it says it is suitable for Futures ?
Anyone know how I can get future data and free charts to backtest on?

Who makes MetaTrader? Is it made by Metaquotes? Or are they just a broker that give away MetaTrader4 for free?
Does the chart data come from Metaquotes?
I'm can't find much info on the net.
Many thanks for reading this, have a good weekend.
Rich
London
Uk
P.s. I attached a screenshot of the Platform Im looking at. Why only FX?!


okwh
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okwh  

Metaquotes made MetaTrader, MetaTrader is software production only.

any other like brokers can rent MetaTrader system for itself's using . user receive MetaTrader from brokers. trades and trade data from brokers' server or those can supply data.

Metaquotes can supplied some forex data for test and demo, but no futures data.

you should ask where you open your account for data and trade needing.

MetaTrader only is a software,

for example, you can have a pen, but what you want do with pen is not the things of the factory made pen.

Rich
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Rich  
DxdCn wrote >>

Metaquotes made MetaTrader, MetaTrader is software production only.

any other like brokers can rent MetaTrader system for itself's using . user receive MetaTrader from brokers. trades and trade data from brokers' server or those can supply data.

Metaquotes can supplied some forex data for test and demo, but no futures data.

you should ask where you open your account for data and trade needing.

MetaTrader only is a software,

for example, you can have a pen, but what you want do with pen is not the things of the factory made pen.

Ah, excellent, thank you very much.

<Deleted>

Thank-you

fbj
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fbj  
use google, anything want is there ;) - also, we not discuss brokers - forum rules phohibit
Rich
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Rich  
fbj wrote >>
use google, anything want is there ;) - also, we not discuss brokers - forum rules phohibi!

I can connect to Google with MeteTrader?? excellent, I'll have a look :)

Rashid Umarov
Admin
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Rashid Umarov  
rich.oregan:

I can connect to Google with MeteTrader?? excellent, I'll have a look :)

No. You misunderstood. Use google to look for, e.g. http://www.google.ru/search?q=metatrader+futures+broker&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Walter
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Walter  
rich.oregan wrote >>

I can connect to Google with MeteTrader?? excellent, I'll have a look :)

guy fbj means you can use google search for you need, google isn't a broker.

Rich
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Rich  
brother3th wrote >>

guy fbj means you can use google search for you need, google isn't a broker.

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Alan James
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Alan James  
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Ricky
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Ricky  
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bill gonzo
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bill gonzo  
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Is there a place where I can find US Brokers that support MetaTrader 5 (in my case) and be able to Trade Futures?     Not Forex, Not Outside the U.S.  ???

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