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  1. Right, that's the same in my program. When you click on Download does it say that there are no new data? If this is the case how are you meant to back test a strategy for any decent period of time? Cheers, Ed
  2. @Caseynotes so when you go to the 5 minute data how far does it go back in time?
  3. OK, but if I click on the MT4 CFD Demo account and try the same thing - double click on 5 minute (loads 2048) then click download it sets off on its merry way and I get 5 minute data back to 2017 ive logged a query with IG and they are looking into it. The chap over the phone wasn’t making much sense to me and I don’t know why the CFD and SB would be different?
  4. Every time I click on download I get the following error:
  5. Hi Casey, Thanks for the reply again! I'm slowly getting to grips with things. It's very strange. Yes I've tried that. I can only get 5 min data back to 2 Jan 2019.
  6. Hi, I was just wondering if anyone uses MT4 with either a demo or Live IG account? I'm having trouble downloading historical data from either of these accounts. Strangely when I go to a demo CFD account the data downloads no problem at all. Has anyone seen a problem here? If you are using an MT4 spread betting account I'd love to hear from you. If the dat isn't there is there another source of historical data I can use? Cheers, Ed
  7. Just wondering if anyone has seen this behaviour before? Cheers in advance. Ed
  8. Hi and Merry Christmas to all, I have successfully back tested an EA using EURGBP and thought I'd try the EURUSD too, however i get the error......"Tester cannot calculate prices". The EA starts to run then stops suddenly. I thought that it's probably something do with not having enough historical data for the pair so I went to the history centre and tried to download more M5 data. When I press M5 and any other time frame it says there is no more data for the symbol. Any ideas?
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    Ordersend error

    Hi Casey, That message is generated by me and I then set the stoploss to the minimum (100) for the instrument. I still get the error when doing this. When I add 20 points to the minimum it seems to work. I'm refreshing the rates before calculating the stoploss prices though, maybe I will change that. Cheers, Ed
  10. Hi everyone, I'm getting this error when trying to send an order in MT4. Any ideas? Cheers, Ed
  11. Got it. I think the key is I need to convert the price to points. Thanks very much for the info. Ed
  12. I have opened an IG spread betting MT4 account and in the information that comes with the account it mentions that the forex prices are scaled on IG and raw or I scaled in MT4. So when trading EURGBP at a price of 0.89 say (the value indicated in MT4) I think I would have to multiply that figure by the contract size which is indicated as 10,000 in the specification. Therefore the calculation would be: lots x price x contract size x margin rate The crux of it is that the actual price is as displayed in MT4, say 0.89401 but in IG they scale it to 8940.1 I’d like to know how to find out how to scale a particular instrument using the information available e.g using a property in the marketinfo function Any ideas? cheers, Ed
  13. I have opened an IG spread betting MT4 account and in the information that comes with the account it mentions that the forex prices are scaled on IG and raw or I scaled in MT4. So when trading EURGBP at a price of 0.89 say (the value indicated in MT4) I think I would have to multiply that figure by the contract size which is indicated as 10,000 in the specification. Therefore the calculation would be: lots x price x contract size x margin rate Any ideas? cheers, Ed
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    MT4 spread betting

    Thanks. I'm trying to make sure I obtain the correct value per pip in the EA. Is there an instrument property that gives me the amount/pip information from the specification?
  15. EdFuk

    MT4 spread betting

    Hi @Caseynotes thank you very much for your reply. I will download the apps and have a play. I’m looking to trade forex and currently writing my first EA so that I can automatically back test my strategy. How does the lots figure relate to each pip movement?
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