How Forex tick data can change your Forex vision for best

Forex Tester allows you to import an unlimited number of currency pairs and years of history data in almost any possible text format (ASCII *.csv, *.txt) and in MetaTrader 4 history format (*.hst).

We strongly recommend importing 1-minute data for accurate testing (it is possible to import higher timeframes but testing results may not be as good).

Note: To increase the quality of testing, we recommend using broker-specific M1 or even tick data, as it will give you almost 100% quality of testing. You can download broker-specific data from our Data Service.

What are the advantages of our paid data services?

We offer two types of paid data services so that our users could select the best option that meets their trading needs: Standard data and VIP data.

In comparison with our free historical data, both of these paid services provide you with:

  • a much bigger number of symbols for backtesting – as many as 814 different symbols, including currency pairs, stocks, indexes, commodities, futures, cryptocurrencies and metals. It is 50 times more than our free data package includes!
  • a wider range of options when using our Historical News service:
    • historical news for 9 main currency pairs (free data package provides users with historical news for the USD currency only)
    • ability to see more types of news: all the events of low, medium and high importance
  • ability to choose a broker that suits you most: high-quality historical data from 12 brokers is at your disposal
  • more precise backtesting results: it is extremely important for trading strategies that depend even on small price fluctuations
  • daily updates: you can even backtest the yesterday’s data
  • 5-digits historical data

On top of all these benefits, our VIP data package provides you with the tick-by-tick data with floating spread. By purchasing this package, you receive the most detailed price rates as they are on the real market. It is the best decision for scalping and short-term strategies.

How to download our free historical data?

Price: Bid

Time: GMT (no Daylight Saving Time)

Quality: one of the best free sources

Here you can download free history data for the most common currency pairs (source: Forexite. Ltd):

Symbol Data Range Size
AUDJPY Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 29.7 MB
AUDUSD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 27.5 MB
CHFJPY Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 29.6 MB
EURCAD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 32.8 MB
EURCHF Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 28.2 MB
EURGBP Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 25.5 MB
EURJPY Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 33.1 MB
EURUSD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 30.4 MB
GBPCHF Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 34.7 MB
GBPJPY Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 35.6 MB
GBPUSD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 31.2 MB
NZDJPY Jan 2003 - 11/30/2017 25.9 MB
NZDUSD Jan 2003 - 11/30/2017 24.2 MB
USDCAD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 27.1 MB
USDJPY Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 28.9 MB
USDCHF Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 30.2 MB
XAGUSD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 11.9 MB
XAUUSD Jan 2001 - 11/30/2017 23.0 MB

You can also find a simple instruction on how to import historical data here.