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  1. Thanks guys. I’ll take a look at the IG sessions.
  2. Hi, thanks for your reply. I’m new to trading altogether and headed for forex after reading recommendations that I read online. Liquidity, volume and the ability to trade 24 hours was appealing, especially seeing as I travel a lot. I’m looking to do this in addition to my full time job but I’m fortunate that I get a lot of time off and opportunity to do other things. I’ve been trying to assimilate all the information I can from online websites and video channels but there seems to be a plethora of info and I’d like some experienced people to point me in the right direction so I don’t end up looking at the wrong material. Effectively sorting the wheat from the chaff. Can you recommend any books to read? Any online sites or video channels. I’ve been doing the tutorials from IG and have found them very useful. I’ve also watched a lot of the videos from forex signals channel on YouTube, again very useful. I’ve be on the case now for a good few months so do have some knowledge and have written my plan and strategies I even got the written down in a fancy PowerPoint presentation. I’m know at the point where I’m tweaking strategies and backtesting but before I proceed I’d like more information. I work in a very risk averse industry and I like plans and risk management is key. I like the idea of using MT4 and EAs to provide me with signals and I actually enjoy the coding side of things. I have a mathematical degree so that kind of geek interests me. Any reading recommendations would be welcomed ATB, Ed
  3. Hi everyone, I’m new to the world of forex trading and over the past few months have been getting my head around some of the jargon and practices within this new but exciting world. I’ve even managed to successfully write some of my own EAs in MT4, which is coming on nicely. Before embarking into the market with real money I’d like to take in as much information as possible to increase my chances of being successful. Can anyone recommend any trading seminars or talks in / around the London area? I don’t mind paying a little bit as long as there is value to be had. Obviously free would be ideal but I’m guessing at the free ones there will be lots of software/broker pushing. Any views or opinions would be gratefully received. Cheers, Ed
  4. 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
  5. @Caseynotes so when you go to the 5 minute data how far does it go back in time?
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Just wondering if anyone has seen this behaviour before? Cheers in advance. Ed
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. Hi everyone, I'm getting this error when trying to send an order in MT4. Any ideas? Cheers, Ed
  13. Got it. I think the key is I need to convert the price to points. Thanks very much for the info. Ed