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I  have a couple of question about MT5

A) In the MT4 strategy tester, we can choose the spread of the symbol, where I can choose the spread in MT5 strategy tester ?

B) in MT5 there was the toolbox calendar, basically you could view the economic calendar into the chart, where is this important features now? 

 best regards

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  

A)

New MetaTrader 5 build 1325: Hedging option and testing on real ticks

Testing on real ticks
When testing on real ticks, a spread may change within a minute bar, whereas when generating ticks within a minute, a spread fixed in the appropriate bar is used.

If the Market Depth is displayed for a symbol, the bars are built strictly according to the last executed trade price (Last). Otherwise, the tester first attempts to build the bars by Last prices, and in case of their absence, uses Bid ones. OnTick event is triggered on all ticks regardless of whether the Last price is present or not.

Please note that trading operations are always performed by Bid and Ask prices even if the chart is built by Last prices. For example, if an Expert Advisor using only bar open prices for trading (i.e., the built-in Moving Average) receives a signal at Last price, it performs a trade at another price (Bid or Ask depending on the direction). If "Every tick" mode is used, the bars are built by Bid prices, while trades are performed by Bid and Ask ones. The Ask price is calculated as Bid + fixed spread of a corresponding minute bar.

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Sergey Golubev  

B) Yes, since Monday (because this is the weekend now):


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All about Calendar tab and Macro Economic Events.

Alain Verleyen, 2013.03.17 16:54

For traders

MT5 user interface

  • If you can't view the calendar tab, probably it's a choice a your broker :
    This tab may be missing if the economic calendar is disabled on a trade server.

Analysis

For developers

  • A good demonstration about using calendar economic events from code.
  • Documentation about object use by Calendar (See OBJ_EVENT).

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tecnofinanza
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tecnofinanza  
thank you newdigital
tecnofinanza
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tecnofinanza  
Sergey Golubev:

B) Yes, since Monday (because this is the weekend now):



ok I see them, i have two more questions,

 Is there a way to view the calendar on chart of past events? i mean 6 month ago or more? 

 

can the calendar be accessed via code used and visualized in  metatester? 

 

best 

Carl Schreiber
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Sergey Golubev:

A)

New MetaTrader 5 build 1325: Hedging option and testing on real ticks

...

Testing and optimization on real ticks are as close to real conditions as possible. Instead of generated ticks based on minute data, it is possible to use real ticks accumulated by a broker. These are ticks from exchanges and liquidity providers.

Does anybody knows what is the formate of the tick data file(s) for MT5?

Is it possible to use one owns tick data by a conversion from ASCII to the MT5 tick data formate like it can be done for mt4?

If you depend on a broker they have to be able/willing to offer a huge amount of data... ?

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