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Strategy Tester - Spread. Optimization results useless without spread?

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John Sellmann
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John Sellmann  

Hello.

 Is it possible to use spreads during optimization/backtesting? 

 I can see that the spreads are loaded in historical data when watching the visualization but the strategy tester doesnt consider the spread. 

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
Amion:

Hello.

 Is it possible to use spreads during optimization/backtesting? 

 I can see that the spreads are loaded in historical data when watching the visualization but the strategy tester doesnt consider the spread. 

How do you know this ?  where does it get it's Bid and Ask prices from ?
John Sellmann
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John Sellmann  

Is mt5 using a spread of 0 for backtests or not? simple question

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
Amion:

Is mt5 using a spread of 0 for backtests or not? simple question

No,  it uses the Bid and Ask from the M1 data.
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew  
and there is also random spread and delay too right?
John Sellmann
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John Sellmann  

to make it clear... we are talking about backtesting on metaquotes demo server right?

 so does mt5 use bid and ask from m1 also when im connected to my broker? 

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
doshur:
and there is also random spread and delay too right?
Random delay only. I am not aware of any settings about spread.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
Amion:

to make it clear... we are talking about backtesting on metaquotes demo server right?

 so does mt5 use bid and ask from m1 also when im connected to my broker? 

Yes,  of course,  where else would it come from ?
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