Hello dear traders,
i hope you fine, this is my first topic in mql5 community, i have a live account, i want to backtest my EA in different pairs but i have different result for the same pair and same settings
i have tested other broker with mt4 and problem still present, i don't know what to do :s
i need your help !!
thanks for all :)
You should have different results in different pairs and same setting.
What is the problem ?
What terminal are you using ?
What spread ?
Is your history data up to date ?
if i understand i'm using mt4 strategy tester, spread : current, the history data is note sychronised with live data, when i check visual mode i have different chart with live chart of the same pair.
thanks a lot Marco
Please press F2 to open history center and download all M1 data.
If spread is current and it changes the end result will also change.
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MT4 History data generation
Sergey Golubev, 2016.05.28 10:58
It is not a fully related to your questions but it is about what I am doing when I want to backtest/check/trade using some pair for example:
1. I open MT4.
2. Open USDJPY H1 chart (if I want to do something with this pair).
3. Go to Tools - History Center, find this pair and double mouse click on every pair's timeframe so
before double-mouse click on every timeframe there:
So, by this action - I downloaded the history for this pair to MT4.
4. Now I want to transfer this history to the chart (to trade, for backtesting, and so on).
So, I change timeframe for USDJPY chart to M1, right mouse click on any space of the chart and choose 'Refresh', and all history is loaded to the chart - and I can see it from the Journal about how many bars were loaded from my MT4 History Center to this chart:
Same with M5 timeframe (Refresh), same with M15 and so on up to MN.
After that only I will backtesting/trading or whatsoever anything with this pair (USDJPY in our example).
Just my experience