In this lesson I will demonstrate how you can use MetaTrader data to conduct the historical test.
I assume you have an account (real or demo) with a MetaTrader broker.
I will load EURUSD data, but the principle is the same with the other pairs. I will limit the used data up to the year 2000.
I need to choose a folder to store the data. I can use the default file:
C:\Program Files\Forex Strategy Builder\Data
or, I can create a new folder.
I am going to create a new folder MT Data on disk D:
The file's name will be EURUSD1440.csv. MetaTrader and Forex Strategy Builder use the same data file name convention, so I do not need to rename the files.
Now I have all the necessary data:
I finish working with MetaTrader.
After pressing Accept, Forex Strategy Builder loads the data from the new location.
The data I need is now loaded:
If the scanner does not reveal any errors in loading the data, then everything is alright.