This download consists of historical market data that can be loaded into the cTrader trading platform's backtesting module, this data file contains market data from 2004 to 2011 and if you set the date range on cTrader for USDCHF you will find that it runs from 2011 to present day. The idea is that you can now test your automated trading robots with a much longer date rage going back a further 7 years.
Source of the Data
This data was downloaded from Ducascopy's Free Historical Data Feed.
Currently, you can only load into the backtest module 1-min bar data from an external source like the CSV file, this means that the real-historical spread is not included in the data, instead, you need to set the spread in the backtest settings.
How the Data is Converted
Once we have the data files from Ducacopy's Free Historical Data Feed, it is run through our Market Data Import Tool.
How to Import the CSV Data File Into cTrader?
If you download one of our market data files then you will need to learn how to import the CSV data file into the cTrader platform.
How to Backtest Using cTrader?
Once you have managed to import the CSV file, your next step is to backtest using this data.
Looking for Other Symbols?
If you cannot find the symbol you need you can download free market data and convert it into a format to use with cTrader using our Market Data Converter.