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fractalfreak
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fractalfreak 2016.01.26 21:41 

Hello,


I am trying to backtest some EAs on 3 months of EURUSD M1 data.


Since Tickstory is not compatible with Build 950, I do not succeed in doing that.


I tried to download price data from a different source including the history centre.


Still, when I try to use the "pick date" option in the strategy tester, it simply does not react and in the journal it says "no data".


Thx for any advice.


FF

fractalfreak
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fractalfreak 2016.01.27 16:12  
no one?
Stuart Browne
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Stuart Browne 2016.01.27 16:50  
fractalfreak:
no one?

Hi FF 

The best data you will get for backtesting is the data from the broker you plan to run the EA on. So downloading from any other source, including the history centre is, IMHO, worthless.

Having said that, I've also noticed in the recent builds of MT, trying to run an EA with history that your terminal hasn't downloaded yet can result in a hung test (ie, no data, no warning). The only way I have found to fix this is to manually load the symbol chart in every timeframe and manually force history download by holding down the HOME key. Pain in the butt, but it works!

Cheers
Stu

fractalfreak
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fractalfreak 2016.01.27 19:01  

Thx Stu,


so for the 1 Minute data,


would I need to download each day individually?


It appears that the intraday prices are not included but rather open and close?


Thx...

Stuart Browne
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Stuart Browne 2016.01.28 06:23  
fractalfreak:

Thx Stu,


so for the 1 Minute data,


would I need to download each day individually?


It appears that the intraday prices are not included but rather open and close?


Thx...

Nope, if you keep pressing the HOME key it will continually grab chunks of data until you have everything the broker has. 

By intraday I'm assuming you mean tick data? Unfortunately MT does not hold tick data. The lowest you will get is the  OHLC of the M1

Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber 2016.01.28 10:20  
fractalfreak:
no one?
Google for Tickdata downloader, Birt's Earview, and Tickstory
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