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MT4 History has big holes

Feb 07 2013 at 19:34
37 posts
Is anyone else seeing big holes in the history for backtesting in MT4? For example, I'm trying to backtest an EA for Nov 1 2012 thru current date, but when I start the test the date prior to my start date is Jan. 13, then it jumps to Nov 30 with a huge gap in between. It makes accurate backtesting nearly impossible! Before you ask, yes I went to History Center and updated, but it almost always tells me there's no new data. I make sure all the time frames are green before updating. I'm pretty sure MT4 uses MT's servers for history, and these gaps seem to be getting worse. Is MT no longer supporting MT4 now that MT5 is available?

stevetrade (stevetrade)
Feb 07 2013 at 20:03
1408 posts
Yes, it's a fairly common problem. Some might say it's a conspiracy to ensure it's impossible to backtest EA's properly...

You can download tick data from other sources and run tests on that. Although it still is far from perfect either.

Best regards Steve

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.
Feb 12 2013 at 20:16
30 posts
Register with a independent data provider which makes money only from providing data and you will solve the problem

Feb 12 2013 at 22:20
37 posts
FXDD is my broker and I was looking around their web page and discovered they have 1-minute data for most of the pairs. At least it's giving me a better back-test.

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