10 new symbols added to the Free Historical Data service!

10 new symbols free historical data

The Free Historical Data service has recently been updated with 10 new symbols: seven new Forex symbols, two Indices and one Commodity! This brings the total symbol list to 29!

The new symbols are:

Forex​

  • AUDCAD – Australian Dollar / Canadian Dollar – New
  • AUDCHF – Australian Dollar / Swiss Frank – New
  • CADJPY – Canadian Dollar / Japanese Yen – New
  • CHFJPY – Swiss Franc / Japanese Yen – New
  • EURAUD – Euro / Australian Dollar – New
  • EURCAD – Euro / Canadian Dollar – New
  • GBPAUD – British Pound / Australian Dollar – New

Commodities

  • BRENT.CMD – Brent Crude Oil (USD) – New

Indices

  • GBR.IDX/GBP – FTSE 100 (London) – New
  • USA500.IDX/USD – S&P 500 – New

Below you can see a complete list of the symbols offered:

Forex

  • AUDCAD – Australian Dollar / Canadian Dollar – New
  • AUDCHF – Australian Dollar / Swiss Frank – New
  • AUDJPY – Australian Dollar / Japanese Yen
  • AUDNZD – Australian Dollar / New Zealand Dollar
  • AUDUSD – Australian Dollar / US Dollar
  • CADJPY – Canadian Dollar / Japanese Yen – New
  • CHFJPY – Swiss Franc / Japanese Yen – New
  • EURAUD – Euro / Australian Dollar – New
  • EURCAD – Euro / Canadian Dollar – New
  • EURCHF – Euro / Swiss Franc
  • EURGBP – Euro / British Pound
  • EURJPY – Euro / Japanese Yen
  • EURUSD – Euro / US Dollar
  • GBPAUD – British Pound / Australian Dollar – New
  • GBPJPY – British Pound / Japanese Yen
  • GBPUSD – British Pound / US Dollar
  • NZDUSD – New Zealand Dollar / US Dollar
  • USDCAD – US Dollar / Canadian Dollar
  • USDCHF – US Dollar / Swiss Franc
  • USDJPY – US Dollar / Japanese Yen

Commodities

  • BRENT.CMD – Brent Crude Oil (USD) – New
  • XAGUSD – Silver (USD)
  • XAUUSD – Gold (USD)

Cryptocurrencies

  • BTCUSD – Bitcoin / US Dollar
  • ETHUSD – Ethereum / US Dollar

Indices

  • DEU.IDX/EUR – DAX 30
  • GBR.IDX/GBP – FTSE 100 (London) – New
  • USA30.IDX/USD – Dow Jones 30
  • USA500.IDX/USD – S&P 500 – New

The free historical data service enables traders to download bar data composed from Dukascopy tick data. The service provides for up to 200,000 bars of data for Forex, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, and Indices.

Why do you need accurate historical data?​

There are two essential steps for successful algorithmic trading: reliable strategy back-testing and confirmed performance on forward-testing. For a back-test to be considered trustworthy we need to simulate trading on a long data series without gaps. It is also very important that the data for the back-test is the same timezone as our MetaTrader account.

Most traders usually use historical data from MetaTrader however the data might not be the best quality or there may only be a small amount of data. With high quality data, strategy generation software like Forex Strategy Builder Professional and Expert Advisor Studio can generate more robust strategies.

We believe that the only strategies that are reliable enough for live trading are those that show healthy performance and a smoothly rising balance curve generated using high quality data.

New symbols free historical data
New symbols free historical data

How does the free historical data service work?​

Don’t worry, all the hard work is done for you! First, the initial raw tick data is collected from Dukascopy. The process is lengthy and takes hours. The raw tick data is then parsed into bar data in binary format. Finally, the base data series is composed for periods: M1, M5, M15, M30, H1, H4 and D1, and then cut up to 200,000 bars.

New data is downloaded periodically with the local base files updated. After that, the pre-compiled data is uploaded to the server.

The free historical data application loads the pre-compiled data, corrects the timezone and composes the necessary files for download. This process guarantees data availability and an excellent user experience.

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