In most cases one minute forex tick data will suffice for MetaTrader backtesting. However, for those who scalp the forex market or require 99% modeling quality it may be necessary to test against every market tick, a.k.a. forex tick data. The issue with MT4 and tick data is that MT4 does not provide a method to import tick data directly. There is, however, a multistep work around that can be done for free and can provide you with 99% modeling quality.
Convert Tick Data for use in MetaTrader 4.
Backtest Using Tick Data
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