backtesting waiting for updates !! and other inquires..

 

hello mql5 community

i have some enquiries on mt4  backtesting, if you have solutions share them.

1- backtesting works on us indices and energies but rest of market forex cryptos asian and european instruments says waiting for updates! (all can be attached on charts but issue on backtesting).

2- backtesting 1 minute timeframe will be only to backtestes 1 week data, how can i backtest longer period? (i chose time 6 months but not works).

3- backtesting spread field only has current and values, does current uses the market watch spread of instrument or last price spread? what does variable mean and where to find it?

4- is it possible to backtest many instruments at once to save time espically every tick backtesting and is it possible to do that on vps because yesterday backtested 1 minute for 1 week and took 8 hours!!

5- i clicked on optimization box  and visual mode box, but it ruin the strategy tester it finishes fast no results and it became default no matter close open stick on there, how to restore original backtesting default settings?

 

thanks ahead for contribution and help

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i have some enquiries on mt4  backtesting, if you have solutions share them.

2- backtesting 1 minute timeframe will be only to backtestes 1 week data, how can i backtest longer period? (i chose time 6 months but not works).

3- backtesting spread field only has current and values, does current uses the market watch spread of instrument or last price spread? what does variable mean and where to find it?

4- is it possible to backtest many instruments at once

5- i clicked on optimization box  and visual mode box,

  1. Why did you post your MT4 question in the MT5 EA section instead of the MQL4 section, (bottom of the Root page)?
              General rules and best pratices of the Forum. - General - MQL5 programming forum? (2017)
    Next time, post in the correct place. The moderators will likely move this thread there soon.

  2. Download M1 history.

  3. Always specify Tester-SpreadDon't use current

    The spread is constant during the run. It is the current spread for the pair (your broker), at the moment you start the test.

    If you start the test on the weekend, the current spread is likely to be very large.

  4. Not on MT4
  5. Either you are optimizing or you are visually testing.


 
William Roeder #:
  1. Why did you post your MT4 question in the MT5 EA section instead of the MQL4 section, (bottom of the Root page)?
              General rules and best pratices of the Forum. - General - MQL5 programming forum? (2017)
    Next time, post in the correct place. The moderators will likely move this thread there soon.

  2. Download M1 history.

  3. Always specify Don't use current

    The spread is constant during the run. It is the current spread for the pair (your broker), at the moment you start the test.

    If you start the test on the weekend, the current spread is likely to be very large.

  4. Not on MT4
  5. Either you are optimizing or you are visually testing.


thanks William 

i didn't know this section was only backtesting mt5. cheers 

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