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Luciano Ola
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Luciano Ola  

Which do you use for backtesting

 

 

MQL4

MQL4 Birts

MQL5

 

This questions is primarily for those who use MQL4 for algotrading, I have in the past converted my EA into mql5 for purposes of backtesting accuracy and I am considering doing so again.

 

Regards

 

MNt

Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber  

mql4 provides the option to backest against original ticks mql5 doesn't - yet they say for a couple of years now.

If you want to scalp you'll optimize to the tick-generation-algorithm of mql ...

Luciano Ola
1007
Luciano Ola  
gooly:

mql4 provides the option to backest against original ticks mql5 doesn't - yet they say for a couple of years now.

If you want to scalp you'll optimize to the tick-generation-algorithm of mql ...

I don't scalp but the algorithm will occasionally look at ticks to assess market the current market sentiment. Without accurate tick data the back testing won't accurately reflect that aspect of the system's performance.

So I guess I'll use birts. 

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