Improving the speed of your tick data backtests and optimizations


Tick data backtests are typically slower than regular MT4 backtests, but the backtesting speed is typically something that can be improved. This article aims to provide a few tips that will assist an EA developer with optimizing their backtesting setup and their EA code for backtesting.

Using Metatrader 5 tick data in Metatrader 4 backtesting


Using the latest Tick Data Suite version it is possible to import data from CSV files. This enables using a variety of data sources that can export to such a format and particularly Metatrader 5, which can prove to be a good opportunity for people with live MT4 accounts at brokers that also have MT5 servers - the tick data collected by the broker can be exported from MT5 and used in MT4 backtesting.

The Tick Data Suite can now import custom tick data


The new Tick Data Suite beta version adds the ability to import custom tick data. The whole import process relies on automatic detection that can handle everything starting from the symbol name and digits and ending with the actual format of the file being imported. Even the GMT and DST of the imported data can be automatically identified, making it very easy to import data from other applications (such as Metatrader 5) and use it in your MT4 backtests.

Using execution delay slippage with the Tick Data Suite


Execution delay slippage might seem straightforward at first, but it is actually a feature that is tricky to use. This article goes through the particularities and gotchas while attempting to also offer some insight on how to figure out the slippage associated with your live account.

Alpari, histdata.com tick data and execution slippage in new TDS2 beta


New Tick Data Suite 2 beta version released with lots of exciting new features: download tick data from Alpari or histdata.com, simulate execution delay slippage in your backtests and more!

Tick Data Suite v1 support EOL


Tick Data Suite v1 will reach its support end of life on the 1st of June 2017. Naturally, this has no effect on Tick Data Suite v2 which will continue being fully supported and frequently updated.

Holiday sale


During the winter holiday the Tick Data Suite is available with discounts ranging from 20% to 35%.

New Tick Data Suite features


New TDS beta version was released with new features: data export to CSV files, optimization speedup via data caching, the ability to use custom-made FXT files as well as reading the account defaults from MT4.

Black Friday


25% discount for the Tick Data Suite!