With a large amount of historical data for a given symbol, you will have much more of an understanding how your robot will manage market conditions going back many years.
We are using the data widget to download free data to be used with the cTrader Data Converter Application, it would be rude not to advertise their company and product while at the same time using their data.
We hold no responsilibility for the quality of the data you download from Ducascopy. Select your symbol from the Ducascopy widget above, you can search for an instrument by simply clicking on the word instrument below the Ducascopy logo. Choose the 1 Minute Timeframe and choose if you want Bid or Ask prices, cAlgo can only import 1-minute data.
When you use the conversion software you will be able to merge all the data files into a single historical data file to be used with cAlgo. Now you are ready to download the file onto your local computer, just select the download button.
Just register with your username, email and password, you do not need to add your phone number, this registration process is just to give you access to the data. Once you are registered, try again to download the historical data. You do not need to download their software or take out any trading accounts, this is just to let you download their data. When you click on the download button you will see the following image, if you have selected more than 2 years worth of data the browser may freeze.
A common problem you will encounter is setting the date from date too far back and Ducascopy does not have this data if this occurs then you will see the following alert pop-up.
All you need to do is just set another date further in the future, you can start by each month or year until you know the date the historical data starts. Sometimes this alert occurs but the data still loads, so play around with it.
Once the data has been processed you will now be able to download it, click on the save as. Please note they will be a delay between clicking the save-as button and the download to appear as the file size can be very large. To start with another symbol, just click on the reset button. Once you have the file download the next step is to use the cTrader Historical Data Converter application to convert all the data into a format that can be imported into cAlgo for backtesting. You can download the software by clicking on the link below.
You can download the symbols below from DropBox to test with the cAlgo platform. They are all GMT timezone. Most cTrader brokers only provide 5 or 6 yrs.
Traders who are very excited to try a trading idea in a live market often make the same mistake of relying entirely on their backtesting results to determine whether the system will be profitable or not. While backtesting can provide traders with valuable information, it is often misleading and it is only one part of the evaluation process. Out-of-sample testing and forward performance testing provide further confirmation regarding a system's effectiveness and can show a system's true colours before real cash is on the line.
Good correlation between backtesting, out-of-sample and forward performance testing results is vital for determining the viability of a trading system. You should not risk more than you can afford to lose, it is possible that you may lose the entire amount of your account balance. You should not trade or invest unless you fully understand the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss.
When trading or investing, you must always take into consideration the level of your experience. Copy-trading services imply additional risks to your investment due to nature of such products. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please apply to an outside specialist for an independent advice. New Registration Log in. You have no items in your shopping cart. Follow These Simple Steps Choose your dates for the historical data. You Will Need To Register With Ducascopy Just register with your username, email and password, you do not need to add your phone number, this registration process is just to give you access to the data.
Common Problems A common problem you will encounter is setting the date from date too far back and Ducascopy does not have this data if this occurs then you will see the following alert pop-up.
Last Step Once the data has been processed you will now be able to download it, click on the save as. How To Convert the Files to Work With cAlgo's Backtesting Feature Once you have the file download the next step is to use the cTrader Historical Data Converter application to convert all the data into a format that can be imported into cAlgo for backtesting.More...