First Strike, open times and EOD data

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First Strike, open times and EOD data

Post by Daedalus » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi,

I'm researching a system based on Leonardo's First Strike, and get satisfactory results using the EOD open prices.

However, the First Strike rules say to use "00:00 Central Standard Time" on Monday for the open price. The open price in my data is 10 hours before that.

When I do real time simulations using my open prices, I get chopped up on the spread, which at that time of the day can be up to 30 pips in some markets.

But I can't back test using the CST 00:00 open because I don't have that data.

Is there a way to get historical CST 00:00 open prices without having to resort to a full intraday subscription?

Many thanks,
Daedalus

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Post by AFJ Garner » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:48 am

I'm not a superstitious sort of fellow but (as an investor) even I might think hard about using a nom de plume of "Daedalus". :lol:

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Post by Daedalus » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:13 am

Fortunately, I'm not superstitious either. Just trying to master my craft :)

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Post by Timek » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:07 am

Hi Daedalus,

You can get intraday prices going back ten years for free by opening a demo account with FXCM or Alpari. You then download their version of MetaTrader 4 from which you can download the prices (in a variety of timeframes).

I cannot vouch for their accuracy as I use a paid data service.

Additionally the Currency Secrets website has some information on free data services but this is a couple of years old.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Timek

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