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.
Not sure how you searched.
MT5 Strategy tester spread.
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.
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.
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 ;)