This tool is useful for traders who have automated trading systems using the cTrader trading platform and need to test their strategy with much more data so that they capture as many market conditions as possible.
Why Use This Tool?
If you are an algorithmic trader and you backtest your automated trading robots then the more historical data you have the more you can stress-test your system under different market conditions.
How to Convert The Data?
There are just 4 steps to convert the market data files you downloaded using the Ducascopy widget.
Click on the Ducascopy button which will take you to their website where you can download an unformatted data file.
Once you have successfully downloaded the data file from Ducascopy then the next step is to load the file into this application so that it can be converted, to do this click on the Source File button above.
Once the file has been imported and formatted ready for the conversion, you can select the export folder path. By default, the name of the file to be exported will be the symbol name and current date. You can change the name of the file to anything you want, but do not forget to append the .csv
Due to the limitations of downloading large files with a web browser using the Ducascopy widget on the data download page, it is best to download for 2 yrs. worth of data at a time and merging them into one large data file. We have included a checkbox so that you can append data files to the master data file.
The last step is to simply click on the Convert button, there may be a slight delay of up to a minute while it loads all the data, please be patient and when it is loaded you will see the progress of all the data being converted.
Once the conversion starts you will see how many rows in total there are in the CSV file together with how many rows have been converted, you can stop the conversion at any time. once the conversion is complete you can open the published folder by just clicking on the link "Open Publish Folder"
Sample Exported CSV Data Ready for cTrader
The image below shows a sample exported CSV file for EURUSD with 1 min data.
How To Import CSV Data Into cTrader?
If you have just downloaded the file above and want to run it as a backtest using the cTrader trading platform, click on the link below.
Watch A Video Demonstration
The video has been uploaded to 1080p High Quality, so do not forget to set your U-Tube video quality to 1080p HD.
Product Help & Support
If you need help with installation and getting started with this trading system then please visit the product support page first.
How To Install
First, make sure you have the cTrader trading platform installed and then simply unzip the file and double-click on it to automatically install it onto the platform.
Join Telegram Community
You can join a Telegram community and chat with other traders to discuss, share and ask for help.