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Request - setting spread manually in tester

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baq
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baq 2010.07.19 18:45 

Hi Guys,

I just want to add a request to your list. It was a pain in the ass in MT4 when a broker increased spread from 2 to 10 pips on Friday afternoon and we were testing our scripts for the whole weekend with this setting. As I can see in MT5, spread in tester is zero which is even worse.

Now I re-wrote one of the simple EA's from MT4 to MT5 and here are the equity curves ( top one 5k to 15k on MT5, bottom from 5k to 6,5k in MT4):


Both operate on MT GU 1h data over last 10 years.

If we are to treat MT5 tester seriously, I think it would be nice to be able to set spread manually. Otherwise this tool is useless.


Or, am I missing something?

Bogdan Caramalac
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Bogdan Caramalac 2010.07.19 19:00  
Seconded. Eventually with functions called from the EA that only the tester is sensitive at, the instrument and eventually with the specification of period when it is applied.
baq
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baq 2010.07.19 19:03  

Thanks TheEconomist, I was going to spend some time to get over the "learning curve" and start using the new tester to find the best settings and then re-write the EA in MT4 to run it on a real account. This issue blows it totally...


Actually, you are right, there should be some functions available only in the tester mode to emulate standard behaviour on our account like:

WithdrawMoney / DepositMoney / SetBalance

SetSpread


We all know that lots of brokers "cheat" so maybe there should be even the "nasty broker" mode?

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