I just started to recode some of my EA's to MT5, but it totally fails on accuracy strategy testing.
I can't find accurate back test real tick data and you can't import any.
There are notes in the Russian Forum to add this functionality but the thread has no updates in month ..
Since Mt5 takes the backtesting tick data from the broker...which broker gives you the best backtesting data?
If I do a simple data comparison with my tickstory / mt4, mt5 shows me 20-50% less ticks in the same timeframe. I tried
three different brokers but none of them have even close the same quality as tickstory .
So real tick data backtesting is basically useless in MT5?
Well seems staying in MT4 is the only choice for that atm ... did some research for two days and could not any better information.
There are some free and paid third party applications that allows you to extract tick data like quant. You can search or just google it.
MT5 allows you to create a custom symbol. After downloading and extracting data with a thirdparty app. , create a custom symbol and import ticks to custom symbol. Then test the symbol with every tick (not based on real) mode. This way you can achieve %100 real tick test.