I am porting some Ea's to MT5 which have to be backtested in every tick mode. However, the results are wildy different from the Metatrader4 backtests.
Since tick generation is the same (https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/75) I guess I am missing the historic data, but I can't find the history center.
I am under the impression, after some dumping of variables, that I don't have the history data in my Mt5. Ticks are very separated in time.
Could you please enlighten me?
There is no history center with MT5. You have to use data from your broker.
Thanks for your reply. Could you please expand? (ie how do you backtest tick by tick, let's say, 4 years to the past)
I don't seem to have any broker data! LOL
If you use Metaquotes demo-server, you have enough data for most symbols. Otherwise you have to find a broker who provides enough data. Data are automatically downloaded when you run the Strategy Tester.
Please see this topic for information about the Strategy Tester.
Oh, great! Now it worked, only after I downloaded the MT5 platform from mql5.com. The tick data history is rich enough.
Results are not exactly the same, but I can work with this.
Thanks a lot for your help.