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Hi    Great that Bitcoin is now on MT4 but is there anyway to increase the amount of historic data? Currently only has data from Sep 5th onward.

 

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Hi  - Glad that you're liking the addition of cryptocurrencies to our MT4 offering. Over the next week or so I hope to have a shorter feature on MT4 which we will host on the Community, along with a chance to ask our 'head of integrated trading solutions' and IG MT4 specialist any question you may have. 

 

Currently the back data on MT4 is a little limited, however we should have more data added soon. Originally we had this planned for launch a couple of weeks back, however it has proved to be a little more complicated than expected. We should be adding data this week and our head of integrated trading platforms has confirmed it should go pretty far back. 

 

I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I spot anything. We're also planning on a specific community feature discussing MT4 which you maybe interested in. I'll let you know when this goes up.

 

 

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Hi  :) 

following this thread to find out if you have updates on the historical data for BITCOIN and ETHER 

would love to get some Strategy Tester happening 

 

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Hi  & 

 

I checked with our MT4 Technical team and unfortunately it is not as simple as importing our IG chart data into MT4. Due to the complexity of the task it will not happen in the near future.

 

Thanks

Anton

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Hi   Thanks for the follow up, disappointing though. Hope it won't be the same story for other new instruments in the pipe line such as Bund and dollar basket.

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