Optimizing in MT5 with correct spread

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Niro Dobicky
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Niro Dobicky  

in MT4, there is a field to input the spread i wish to use for running the passes.

In MT5 i can't seem to find it, after a search i couldnt find the answer, thought i would ask here if anyone knows (-;

Bernhard Schweigert
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Bernhard Schweigert  
Niro Dobicky:

in MT4, there is a field to input the spread i wish to use for running the passes.

In MT5 i can't seem to find it, after a search i couldnt find the answer, thought i would ask here if anyone knows (-;

Use "every tick based on real ticks" if you want to make it right. those are bit and ask ticks.

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Niro Dobicky:

in MT4, there is a field to input the spread i wish to use for running the passes.

In MT5 i can't seem to find it, after a search i couldnt find the answer, thought i would ask here if anyone knows (-;

Not sure how you searched.

MT5 Strategy tester spread.

Niro Dobicky
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Niro Dobicky  
Bernhard Schweigert:

Use "every tick based on real ticks" if you want to make it right. those are bit and ask ticks.

My issue is i use MT5 with a demo account just for optimizing and i have another machine that  is live on a diferent broker, so i want to put my broker's spread as every broker has different ask prices..

Icham Aidibe
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Icham Aidibe  
Niro Dobicky:

My issue is i use MT5 with a demo account just for optimizing and i have another machine that  is live on a diferent broker, so i want to put my broker's spread as every broker has different ask prices..

With MT5 datas are downloaded from the broker, you should connect to your live account and optimize from there.

Niro Dobicky
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Niro Dobicky  
Icham Aidibe:

With MT5 datas are downloaded from the broker, you should connect to your live account and optimize from there.

thats what i will do, for some reason my broker (IG-LIVE) does not allow it i think... i will call them on monday and find out (-;

Andrey Barinov
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Andrey Barinov  
Niro Dobicky:

thats what i will do, for some reason my broker (IG-LIVE) does not allow it i think... i will call them on monday and find out (-;

Now you can use custom symbols. You can create a new custom symbol in the broker where you test and load the rates into it from your live broker.

https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/3540
Creating and testing custom symbols in MetaTrader 5
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Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber  
Niro Dobicky:

thats what i will do, for some reason my broker (IG-LIVE) does not allow it i think... i will call them on monday and find out (-;

You are running MetaTester64. Check ..\bases\[broker]\ticks\[Symbol]\ versus  ..\bases\[broker]\history\[Symbol]\

There you can see the difference between both and you'll see which broker offers tick-quotes :)

It's a kind of your own, local broker evaluation ;)

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