MT4Ticker helps you develop software for slow moving and motionless markets. MetaTrader executes your project according to each tick, and MT4Ticker simulates ticks by transmitting them to the terminal. By doing this, MetaTrader will think that the market is moving.
This tool is designed for MetaTrader4. MetaTrader4 Expert Advisors functions according to each tick. This means strategies can be developed or tested only during stock market hours. You may want to develop or debug your EA during the weekend when there are no ticks.
To help mitigate this issue, run the following tool and set up tick interval. Afterward, MetaTrader4 will start receiving ticks. Please note that those ticks affect neither price (e.g., bid, ask) nor volume.
The tool automatically detects opening and closing MetaTrader4 terminals and shows a caption with their full .exe paths. Sometimes you may have to open multiple terminals. You may also want to send ticks only to selected terminals. To disable ticks for a particular terminal, uncheck it.
Newer operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server Edition have strict security policies. If you run your terminal as administrator but run MT4Ticker as a normal user, you won’t be able to send ticks to certain terminals on account of the system’s security policy. This issue may also appear in situations where both the terminal and the tool are running on different users. Rest assured that our tool automatically detects permission issues, graying out problematic terminals for you (as seen in the following screenshot). If a MetaTrader4 terminal appears gray (as in the screenshot), you have two ways to fix this problem. The first step is to run MT4 as administrator. The second is to run MetaTrader4 with the same MetaTrader4 terminal user.
MetaTrader4 can pause ticks with a single button. Current status of MT4 will display as online. To prevent lag in the system, the minimum interval for each tick is ten milliseconds.
This function has been available since Ticker 2.0. You can mark “watched” for any supported MetaTrader4 terminal. All watched terminals are automatically monitored to defend against unwanted closes and crashes. Ticker automatically detects crashing clients and restarts them for you even if you’re not at the computer. You can find additional details about crashes in the logs.
freeware that has been tested again and again by many online communities.
Although no bugs have been reported for MT4Ticker, we are ready to provide immediate
Hotfixes. That’s what makes this product so great. We constantly update it to ensure users’
Download and unpack the archive file to a folder. Double-click the MT4Ticker.exe file to start it.
We recommend running the file as administrator. In newer versions of Windows, UAC is
implemented. This feature is another form of access control. If the MetaTrader terminal is
running as administrator, other accounts will not be able to send commands to processes. That’s
why we recommend starting MT4Ticker as administrator for best results. (MT4Ticker
detects permission problems and grays out inaccessible terminals.)
Can i use MT4Ticker with Metatrader5 ?
A: We don’t support MetaTrader5 because the trader community didn’t accept it. Not many people use MetaTrader5, so we don't see a reason to support it.
What is the minimum interval for ticks?
A: At this moment, we don't support sending ticks below 200ms. Sending ticks too often can cause problems.
Terminals are gray. What’s wrong?
A: Please read our comments in the Installation section. To access all terminals, we recommend that you start Ticker as administrator
Do you support all MetaTrader builds?
A: Yes, we do. If you notice any problems, please contact us immediately so that we can create an update. In these updates, we try to accomodate all MetaTrader builds.
Why can’t I download older versions?
A: MetaQuotes auto updates all MetaTrader builds above 0500. This means that you can’t use older MetaTrader versions since older Ticker versions support only older MetaTrader versions. We don't permit older versions to be downloaded.
Can I send Ticker to my clients for free?
A: Yes, send it to anyone FOR FREE.
Can you provide the source code for Ticker?
A: No, we provide only its executable file.
: Do you offer support for this tool?
A: Yes, we do. Please contact us for assistance
I want to suggest a feature. Will you consider it?
A: We welcome ideas and try to implement them in later versions. Please send us your suggestions. You can also use the interface to report bugs. Rest assured that we'll read ALL your suggestions.