Data Center serves as the manager of historical quotes. Here you can:
You can open the Data Center dialog window by clicking the corresponding button on the Data tab.
The Data Сenter window looks like this:
The upper indicator (the one that is green on the screenshot) shows the imported 1-minute data quality.
You can download free Forexite medium-quality data directly from the Data center in Forex Tester or our Data Sources page.
If you want to get the most accurate results, you can purchase paid data at an affordable price.
Please note that using the lower quality data will most likely lead to less accurate test results, which, in turn, may adversely affect the subsequent results of trading on live accounts in case if you choose to use your backtested trading system on the real market.
The lower indicator (the gray one with oblique lines on the screenshot) indicates the absence of tick data in this example. Tick data is crucial for testing short-term and scalping strategies.
If you are trading on M1-M30 timeframes, then subscribing to the paid historical data will be a good investment.
Please look at the description of the main elements below.
1) The list of currency symbols
With this list, you can do the following:
You can also activate the multiple pairs by checking the box to the left of each currency pair and apply group settings (download data, change leverage, etc.) for them.
2) The description of currency symbol properties
You can change currency symbol properties by clicking the “Change Properties” button.
In the Symbol properties dialog window, you can see the Common and Commissions tabs.
The Common tab allows you to change the following settings:
When defining Stop Loss, check it to be equal or bigger than “Min distance to price”+”Spread” value, to ensure the order is placed without any problems.
On the Commissions tab, you can set up the next properties:
Commission per lot, USD — the brokers’ commission when open and/or close positions. Here you can choose when commission should be applied during testing: when open and close position, only when you open/close the order.
Please note that when you close the position partially, the commission will also be calculated for the part of the position you want to close. The amount of the commission will be displayed in the Account History tab at the bottom of the screen after the position’s close.
After you change the necessary options, please click the “Ok” button.
3) Information about downloaded data
The following dialog allows getting the information about downloaded data and changing some importing properties.
You can see the elements of this dialog in detail below:
This message shows the time zone of historical data. By default, our data is provided in GMT+0 time zone.
You can change the time zone when creating a new project.
Data quality indicators
This part of the window shows the quality of historical data:
Data management buttons
Using these buttons, you can perform the following actions:
This part is located at the bottom left corner of the Data Center window. The information line displays the connection state to the data server. When the message “Connecting to the data server” appears, we do not recommend doing any actions with data at this time.
Also, the type of Data Subscription you are subscribed to is shown in the information line. Look for more info about the types of data subscriptions and subscribe here.
The News tab
On this tab, you can find the information about available historical news, download them manually or find the link for upgrading your subscription.Learn more about News.