I use Metatrader 4.
I do not quite understand what is the point of downloaded historical data.
Is it only to have a source of data and then export and import it as a history file?
What I did so far:
1. Download Symbol historical data provided by the broker. (Download button in history center)
2. Export it as .csv file.
3. Double click 1 min subtree in a history center and import .csv file.
Only after these steps I am able to use historical data. Am I missing something?
The problem I have with this method is that it first very time consuming. Metatrader can not hold more than 2 symbols of data. After importing two symbols I have to restart Metatrader.
The second problem is that charts can not seamlessly join historical and existing data.
I thought that download will already make this data available.
Could some one share their experience or clarify logic behind historical data management that Metatrader is doing and designed to do.
I know that.
It is just before there are number of cumbersome steps between downloading and actually using.
And I was thinking that I maybe missing something and reexporting is not necessary.
Just downloaded data is not available for back testing. That what I was trying to say.
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