Hi Seasons greetings all,
I am and English guy living in Poland, and have been signed up to the Husrt Signals service for about a month; had some good interation with David@hursttrading, but thought I’d post here rather than harrassing him again.
I just signed for the 30 day free trial of EOD Trader edition; which will be linked to my IG Broker using their version of MT4.
After accessing the data from Senitent Trader, the ST software has what appear sto be gaps in the data thats displayed, which is not missing when viewed within the MT4 charts. in the case of SPY, its two months data between may and july 2010, something simlar happens to the data for US Oil. as an attempt to resolve this I deleted the chart data from MT4 and ( I believe from ST) but get exactly the same gaps. I also succesfully managed to download data from IG using their Web API, but found that MT4 wasnt importing it, and…apparently I reached the limit of the historic data volume I am permitted to download from IG. I am not specifically posting for tech support on MT4 or ST, as I’ll email the support team for their input but when looking at this I thought I’d post on here with the following questions regarding data, as you might be able to provide answers I can use instead of waiting until after the Chriustmas break. So here goes,
(1.) If I don’t intend to use the MT4 for algo trading which requires backtesting on the MT4 system, is it really so important to use the historic data provided by IG for the preparation of an analysis on an instrument? I think not, though am curious about responses. If not…
(2.) Are there preferered providers for historic data? For example, I have a tradestation account, which means I should be able to get data from them, though it would be for symbols in the US and of course dollar denominated; does anyone have suggestions based on their experience?
I posted some examples of what I’m seeing…Oh BTW wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.