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Historical Data for testing a trading plan


RustyNuts

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Is there a way to get historical data from the IG site?

I'd like to get at least 5 years of the Australia 500 Cash CFD with the closing price of each day

It trades 24 hours so I'm not sure what time the closing price would be but at least it's a way to see daily movement to test a system

 

Cheers

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17 minutes ago, RustyNuts said:

Platform?

I'm on the IG trading platform looking at the Australia 200 Cash CFD... didn't I say that in my first post?

I can see the Open High Low and Close popping up when I move the mouse over the chart but I want to download that data like I can from most other trading sites

The format is different for the web based, PRT or MT4 platforms.

See this video;

 

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5 minutes ago, RustyNuts said:

Is there a way to get historical data from the IG site?

I'd like to get at least 5 years of the Australia 500 Cash CFD with the closing price of each day

It trades 24 hours so I'm not sure what time the closing price would be but at least it's a way to see daily movement to test a system

 

Cheers

Hi, historical data for which platform?

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Platform?

I'm on the IG trading platform looking at the Australia 200 Cash CFD... didn't I say that in my first post?

I can see the Open High Low and Close popping up when I move the mouse over the chart but I want to download that data like I can from most other trading sites

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6 hours ago, RustyNuts said:

Is there a way to get historical data from the IG site?

I'd like to get at least 5 years of the Australia 500 Cash CFD with the closing price of each day

It trades 24 hours so I'm not sure what time the closing price would be but at least it's a way to see daily movement to test a system

 

Cheers

I've built an Excel Add-in which connects to IG Index. It includes the ability to download historical price data from IG Index into an Excel spreadsheet:

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There are some instructions here: https://www.excelpricefeed.com/userguide/historic-data-download-ig-index

Hope this helps, and do let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

Cheers!

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@RustyNuts, what is it you are testing, if it's not an API bot for the online platform is it an mt4 EA, or are you just wanting a readout for manual back testing. 

In the first post you wanted daily close and in the last post you state hourly close.

If you download the mt4 demo the history center will give 4 months of hourly data or 10 years of daily data.

see pic below.

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Thanks so much for your help. 

Most of the software is new to me. 

I had the daily data of the ASX200 and made a trading plan (using Excel) but you can't trade directly on that index and the night trading of the Aus200 has mucked up my plan. 

That's why I decided to look at hourly data to refine my system.

 

Cheers

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