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08-10-2007, 11:49 PM
Thanks for your patience with a newbie, I'm trying unsuccessfully to get the analyzer to yield any trades at all. I've gone through the videos and so on, but still no joy. I'm guessing it's a connection thing.
I've connected to the Forex Gain servers which I understand only allow 24 hours of back data, but when I change the time interval to something within the past day I still yield no trades when backtesting the sample strategies that come with NinjaTrader.
What also seems bizarre is I can open a chart that goes back say 30 days, so the historical data is sitting on my screen for th past 30 days, but then when I backtest I am unable to use this same data that is already downloaded. Is it possible to use downloaded chart data for backtesting?
08-10-2007, 11:53 PM
>> Is it possible to use downloaded chart data for backtesting?
Yes, backtest and chart data are the same data pool.
I suggest you check out a free data provider like OpenTick, www.opentick.com (http://www.opentick.com), get some reasonable dataset (e.g. on a stock like MSFT, 30 days back) and run a sample strategy on that data set.
08-12-2007, 02:13 AM
Thanks for your help, I've got OpenTick running nicely.
After backtesting I add indicators to the Strategy Analyzer chart, but when I re-backtest those indicators disappear so I have to recreate them after every backtest. Right clicking on the chart brings up an option for "Templates - Save as Default" but this didn't help. Is there a way to have indicators appear on all Strategy Analyzer charts as a default, or do I have to keep adding indicators after every backtest?
08-12-2007, 04:45 AM
You could add the indicator the the strategy itself. Please see the SampleMACrossOver strategy:
11-10-2007, 08:39 AM
I have the same problem, I try http://www.opentick.com/, but they seem not supply curency data, right? I can see a chat date back to 2 months, but when I run the Optimzer, it only get tades on these days that I had connected to Gain Capital.
11-10-2007, 12:56 PM
Right. OpenTick only provides data for equities, futures, and indexes. They do not have forex.
11-11-2007, 03:34 AM
How can we get a good data file for Forex?
11-11-2007, 03:59 AM
Please subscribe to e.g. eSignal or DTN/IQFeed.
11-11-2007, 09:40 AM
You can view our complete list of supported data providers here. http://www.ninjatrader-support.com/HelpGuideV6/helpguide.html?HistoricalData
11-16-2007, 03:56 PM
I found one data file of NZDJPY from 2003~2006, I would like to share with all of you. But I have hard time to conver to *.txt that NanjaTrader can import, it looks missing a colloum. There is any one can convert it?
I could probably figure out a way to do this.
Please post the file format and a dozen lines of the data file, and I'll see if I can post a solution for you.
11-20-2007, 07:00 PM
The file is big, it is not accepted by this post, I can sent you by email if you tell me your address, I only have NZDJPY right now.