MetaTrader-Strategy Tester

Dear Members,

The MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester allows you to test multi-currency trading robots that are capable of analyzing multiple currencies and identifying the correlation between them. The testing process can also be visualized in real-time: all trades performed by the tested Expert Advisor can be displayed on a chart.

Also, the MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester offers several testing modes to achieve the optimal speed/quality ratio. The most accurate testing result can be obtained in the “Every tick based on real ticks” mode, during which the tested robot uses real ticks from exchanges and liquidity providers. The “Open prices only” mode provides a very quick and rough estimation.

Set Up Your Test

When MT5 restarts, go to: View > Strategy Tester. You can also press Ctrl-R on your keyboard to open Strategy Tester.

It will appear in a window at the bottom of your screen.

Start Your First Test

Once you’ve setup the test, click the green Start button. If you’ve checked the “visual mode…” box, the Strategy Tester Visualization window will open and show you the backtesting trades on the chart.

Use the slider to increase or decrease the speed of the test. This will allow you to watch your trades and see if your EA is working as you expected.

If you didn’t check the “visual mode…” box then the test will run without seeing the trades on a chart. The best way to see the progress of your backtest is to flip to the Graph tab.

Note: This will only be applicable on the desktop app

Hope this information helps :bulb:

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