Tick data in 2013

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Tick data in 2013

#1 Postby render8556 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:08 am

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has considered using tick data recently..

The main concerns i have now are:
- Tick data comes in millisecond precision now, is it even worth bothering writing a utility to feed it to forex tester?
- I downloaded a 1 month of tick data for one pair and the uncompressed archive was 500 megabytes in size. Will FT handle so many records well?

I would definitely prefer to use real tick data.. but it with many ticks often coming within one second in the raw data... maybe i should try and get used to the approximated ticks (which are genuinely not as good).

Is the expensive data service from ft any good?

Thanks.

EDIT: Say if i paid for only one month of vip data.. would i be able to download a couple of years of tick data for a few pairs during that one month? Any idea how large would the downloads be? Thanks again.

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#2 Postby FT Support » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:10 am

Hello,

Yes, if you buy 1 months of VIP data service then you can download a few years of data during this period of time.
Check our other products here:
www.fx-metropolis.com
www.forexcopier.com

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#3 Postby render8556 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:35 pm

Is it possible to get some information on how large the download would be for say.. 1 years worth of tick data for one pair, though the vip data service? Does the data come down in a nice compressed format or is it plain text transferred?

If the file size is reasonable id be very tempted to do so.

Thanks!

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#4 Postby render8556 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:40 am

In addition.. a very key question regarding tick data would be..

What does FT do when multiple markets are used in testing, and a different number of ticks for multiple pairs is present over the course of 1 min?

It would be great to get an answer to this question.

Thanks again!

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#5 Postby FT Support » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Hello,

average size of uncompressed tick file is around 500-600 MB.
But we provide data in compressed format so it is a few times smaller.

FT processes each tick from each pair which is available for testing so FT behaves like regular trading terminal which makes testing more accurate.
Check our other products here:

www.fx-metropolis.com

www.forexcopier.com


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