Top Questions
I registered my Forex Tester but can test only 1 month of data (for January 2015). How can I test more data?

We included 1 month of historical data to our setup file for size reasons.

Please do the following to download more data:

  1. Click the “Data Center” button on the Main Toolbar (top left of the window) → “Update from sever” → select the “Download part of history” radio button → set up the desired date range and click “Update”.
  2. Create a new project through the File → New Project main menu or use the “New Project” button on the Main Toolbar. Give a name to the project, then click Next.
  3. In the next window select necessary pairs that you want to test and dates of testing, click "Next".
  4. Start testing from the first date in the range or define any other day to start and click "Create".
  5. Click the "Start Test" button when you are ready to start testing your strategy.

Also, you can download historical data from our site. It is free.

I have started a test and see “No data” message on the chart.

Please click the “Start Test” button and you will see the candles on a chart. You can check a detailed instruction in the Start Testing guide

If you still see the No Data message, please download the data for all currency pairs again.

  1. Clear the data (Open the Data Center window > select necessary pair(s) > Clear history).
  2. Select necessary currency pairs and click the “Update from server” button to download the data for the same date period.
  3. Make sure that you download the data for the same time periods (you can do this by highlighting the currency pairs one by one and checking the start/end date below the green bar).
  4. Create a new project.
  5. Click the Start Test button.
Can I use MT4 indicators/strategies in the Forex Tester?

The indicators that we offer in Forex Tester are usually enough for any basic strategy. If you still need to add an indicator from MT4 that is not on our list, you need to convert it from .mql to .dll format.

The conversion is not very difficult because our API is very similar to MQL.

You can find API files in C:\ForexTester\Examples\Indicators folder.

Please see more information about API in Forex Tester → Help → Indicators API

Also, you can search for the indicators at Forex Tester forum, we provide many indicators there. As soon as you have the required indicator in .dll format, add it into Forex Tester via File → Install → Install New Indicator menu.

I want to register my Forex Tester 2 on a new computer/my Forex Tester 2 tells me that my registration key is invalid.

The Hardware ID on your computer has probably changed due to some reason (for example, you changed hardware or re-installed the OS). Do not worry, as we will issue a new registration key to you for free.

Please follow these steps to re-register the program:

  1. Download Forex Tester 2 to your computer and install the software.
  2. Run Forex Tester.
  3. Go to Help → Register program.
  4. Choose "I do not have a registration key" and press "Next".
  5. Select "Yes, I already paid" and click "Next".
  6. Fill in the key request form in the next window. Choose the "Old key does not work" option as the reason for requesting the registration key. If you forgot some contact information, you can write something like “Don’t remember”.
  7. Press the "Request key" button.
  8. We will generate a registration key for you and send it via email within the next 24 hours.

This instruction is accurate for Forex Tester 2 only. You won’t have this issue in Forex Tester 3 as it is not attached to the computer and you can install it on a few computers with the same registration key. You’ll then be able to work on the computers in turns.

Upgrade to Forex Tester 3 and get all the advantages of the latest version!

How do I set up New York Close charts and remove weekends data?

All our data are in GMT, so daily candles close at 0:00 GMT.

To change the time zone of data please set up the “Time zone” parameter to “GMT+2” (or “GMT+3”) when creating a new project.

GMT+2 shift is set during the winter daylight saving time.

GMT+3 works for the summer daylight saving time.

The time zone parameter change will allow you to see New York session candles. This will also remove the weekends data automatically.


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