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Shin Joo Young
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Shin Joo Young 2013.09.28 07:25 

I made an ea that check tester's spread,

I ran it with EURUSD H1.

I think that this result is wrong..

Ordinary spread is 2-3 pips (in 4 digits). But this EA finds 10-24 pips spread.

Server is Metaquotes Demo. 

Do you have any opinion about this result? 

 

  

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev 2013.09.28 09:21  

We can not check any spread during the weekend (because market is closed) but you can compare your spread EA with the folllwing free tools (which I fount in MT5 CodeBase) :

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.09.28 09:30  
newdigital:

We can not check any spread during the weekend (because market is closed) but you can compare your spread EA with the folllwing free tools (which I fount in MT5 CodeBase) :

What makes you think the 6th June 2013 was a weekend ?
Shin Joo Young
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Shin Joo Young 2013.09.28 09:55  
RaptorUK:
What makes you think the 6th June 2013 was a weekend ?
6th June 2013 is Thursday. not a weekend.
Shin Joo Young
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Shin Joo Young 2013.09.28 09:58  

I made this ea to check backtest's spread. 

Files:
Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev 2013.09.28 10:22  
RaptorUK:
What makes you think the 6th June 2013 was a weekend ?
But we can not check it today ...
Shin Joo Young
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Shin Joo Young 2013.09.28 11:10  
newdigital:
But we can not check it today ...

I am talking about past history data's spread.

You can check it through backtest.

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.09.28 12:04  
sinfuld:

I made this ea to check backtest's spread. 

I reproduced it also. Seems there is a peek in the spread starting on 2013.06.06 14:47. (I modified the code a little to print more values).

2013.09.28 12:03:10    2013.06.06 14:46:01   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:07    2013.06.06 14:46:01   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:07    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:06    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.29999999999932 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:45:59   Spread Error : 0.9000000000014552 In Points : 0.000090
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:45:58   Spread Error : 0.8999999999992348 In Points : 0.000090

Simon Gniadkowski
Moderator
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.09.28 12:47  
newdigital:
But we can not check it today ...
Why can't we check the Spread on the 6th june 2013 today ?
Shin Joo Young
730
Shin Joo Young 2013.09.29 01:30  
angevoyageur:

I reproduced it also. Seems there is a peek in the spread starting on 2013.06.06 14:47. (I modified the code a little to print more values).

2013.09.28 12:03:10    2013.06.06 14:46:01   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:07    2013.06.06 14:46:01   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:07    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:03:06    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.30000000000154 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:46:00   Spread Error : 24.29999999999932 In Points : 0.002430
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:45:59   Spread Error : 0.9000000000014552 In Points : 0.000090
2013.09.28 12:02:33    2013.06.06 14:45:58   Spread Error : 0.8999999999992348 In Points : 0.000090

Thank You. It may be news time or data errors in metaquotes.

I cannot believe this ea's result because 24 pip is too big for EURUSD. 

Data errors can make developer's effort to nothing. 

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