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"Old Tick" Problem

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What does old tick mean and how do I resolve it?


2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD60 1.48443/1.48468
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD15 1.48443/1.48468
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD1 1.48443/1.48468
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD60 1.48443/1.48467
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD15 1.48443/1.48467
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD1 1.48443/1.48467
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD60 1.48442/1.48467
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD15 1.48442/1.48467
2009.11.20 10:37:12 Old tick EURUSD1 1.48442/1.48467


I'm trading with FXCM.


Please help!

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i dont know about this i m new here
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i m also biggner
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Old tick means that the price for a currency pair, by the time the price reached your

VPS/trading station it was too “old” to consider. This is a problem with the broker where

their server is too slow (or overloaded). Please consult with your broker. This ‘old tick’

message usually happen when their server on maintenance .

Simply, Old Tick is an old price... we have all seen instances where MT4 server hiccups,

slows down, or just stops... the feed from your broker server is slow or their server

was down for a bit, or is just very slow and unreliable or just plainly overloaded.

This is especially the case with most brokers' demo servers. It means when the

price left their server and arrived on your computer's MT4 platform, it was too

old. You should also notice that in the log you probably notice a lot of login

notice as well. Getting a dedicated server has nothing to do with getting an

Old Tick error. It has to do with your broker's server, not your end.
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This is absolutely correct. I have seen it happen also when a broker on a live account has accidentally set the date forward by a couple of days. Then when they restored the date, all ticks were discarded by the client as old Ticks. This would have continued for a couple of date until the true date overtook the temporary false date, had we not rebuilt our client platforms.


CB

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To correct this issue click on tools, then click on options, click the trade tab and go down to deviation and select the slippage you are comfortable with for example 3pips then press ok. The issue is caused by one or both of two things. One is Server slow or meta trader hickup. Two EA does not have a setting for slippage and it is trying to open a trade at a price that is no longer available. To correct both of the two follow the instructions above.
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Wrong. Old Tick has nothing whatsoever with slippage. Slippage is only a consideration when performing trading functions. However, Old Tick can be observed when no manual or EA trading is happening. CB
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