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    Installing and configuring Metatrader 4

    List of the instruments available in AstroElite Financial via GCI Metatrader 4 free demo account as of March 19, 2014


    1. 3M_Company
    2. 3i_Group
    3. AB_InBev
    4. AIG_Inc
    5. AMD
    6. AMP_Limited
    7. ANZ_Bank
    8. AT&T_Corp
    9. AUDCAD
    10. AUDCHF
    11. AUDJPY
    12. AUDJPY.s
    13. AUDJPY.x
    14. AUDNZD
    15. AUDUSD
    16. AUDUSD.s
    17. AUDUSD.x
    18. AUD_FUT
    19. AUXAUD.s
    20. AXA_SA
    21. Activision
    22. Adidas_AG
    23. Adobe_Sys
    24. Aetna_Inc
    25. Agilent_Tec
    26. Alcatel-Luc
    27. Alcoa_Inc
    28. Allianz_AG
    29. Altera_Corp
    30. Altria_Grp
    31. Amazon
    32. Amer_Exp
    33. Amgen_Int'l
    34. Analog_Dev
    35. Apple_Comp.
    36. Applied_Mat
    37. Arcelor_Mit
    38. Astrazeneca
    39. BAE_Systems
    40. BAS_AG

    41. BCOUSD.s
    42. BMW_AG
    43. BNP_Paribas
    44. BP_Plc
    45. BT_Group
    46. Baidu
    47. Bank_of_Amr
    48. Barclays
    49. Bayer_AG
    50. Beiersdorf
    51. Bha_Airtel
    52. Boeing_Co
    53. Bouygues
    54. Bovespa
    55. Brambles
    56. Bristol_Myr
    57. Broadcom
    58. CAC_40
    59. CADCHF
    60. CADCHF.x
    61. CADJPY
    62. CAD_FUT
    63. CHFJPY
    64. CHFJPY.x
    65. CHF_FUT
    66. CME_Group
    67. Canon
    68. Carrefour
    69. Caterpillar
    70. Chevron
    71. Chrls_Shwab
    72. Cisco_Sys
    73. Citigroup
    74. Coca_Cola
    75. Coffee
    76. Comcast
    77. Commerzbank
    78. Conoco_Phil
    79. Continental
    80. Copper

    81. Costco
    82. Credit_Agr
    83. Crude_Oil
    84. DAX_30
    85. DJ_EuroStox
    86. Daimler_AG
    87. Dell_Comp
    88. Deut._Bank
    89. Deut._Borse
    90. Deut._Luft.
    91. Deut._Post
    92. Deut._Pstbk
    93. Deut._Tel.
    94. DirecTV
    95. Disney
    96. Dixons_Rtl
    97. Dow_Jones
    98. Dupont_Co
    99. EADS
    100. EMC_Corp
    101. ETXEUR.s
    102. EURAUD
    103. EURAUD.s
    104. EURAUD.x
    105. EURCAD
    106. EURCAD.x
    107. EURCHF
    108. EURCHF.s
    109. EURCHF.x
    110. EURCZK.x
    111. EURGBP
    112. EURGBP.s
    113. EURGBP.x
    114. EURINR
    115. EURJPY
    116. EURJPY.s
    117. EURJPY.x
    118. EURNOK
    119. EURNOK.x
    120. EURNZD

    121. EURSEK
    122. EURSEK.x
    123. EURUSD
    124. EURUSD.s
    125. EURUSD.x
    126. EUR_FUT
    127. E_ON_AG
    128. Ericsson
    129. Etrade_Fin
    130. ExxonMobil
    131. FRXEUR.s
    132. FTSE_100
    133. Facebook
    134. Fannie_Mae
    135. First_Solar
    136. Ford_Motor
    137. France_Tele
    138. Freddie_Mac
    139. Fresenius
    140. GBPAUD
    141. GBPCAD
    142. GBPCHF
    143. GBPCHF.s
    144. GBPCHF.x
    145. GBPJPY
    146. GBPJPY.s
    147. GBPJPY.x
    148. GBPNZD
    149. GBPNZD.x
    150. GBPUSD
    151. GBPUSD.s
    152. GBPUSD.x
    153. GBP_FUT
    154. GDF_Suez
    155. GEA_Grp_AG
    156. GRXEUR.s
    157. General_Ele
    158. General_Mtr
    159. German_Bund
    160. GlaxoSmithK

    161. Gold
    162. Goldman_Sch
    163. Google_Inc
    164. Groupon
    165. Grp_Danone
    166. HKXHKD.s
    167. HSBC
    168. Halliburton
    169. Hang_Seng
    170. Hdlbrg_Cemt
    171. Henkel_AG
    172. Hewlett-Pac
    173. Home_Depot
    174. Honda
    175. Honeywell
    176. IBEX_35
    177. IBM
    178. ING_Groep
    179. Infineon
    180. Infosys
    181. Int'l_Paper
    182. Int_Surgcl
    183. Intel_Corp
    184. Invensys
    185. JDSUniphase
    186. JPMrgn_Chas
    187. JPXJPY.s
    188. JPY_FUT
    189. J_Sainsbury
    190. Johnson&Jhn
    191. K&S_AG
    192. Kraft_Foods
    193. LV_Sands
    194. Lanxess_AG
    195. Lehman_Bro
    196. Level_3_Com
    197. Linde_AG
    198. LinkedIn
    199. Lloyds_Bank
    200. Lockheed

    201. Lowe's
    202. Lumber
    203. MAN_AG
    204. MGIC_Invest
    205. MSCI_Taiwan
    206. MUFG
    207. Marks&Spenc
    208. MasterCard
    209. McDonalds
    210. Merck_Co
    211. Merck_KGaA
    212. Metro_AG
    213. Micron_Tech
    214. Microsoft
    215. Mizuho
    216. Morgan_Stan
    217. Motorola
    218. Muenchener
    219. NAB
    220. NOKSEK.x
    221. NSE_Nifty
    222. NSXUSD.s
    223. NTT
    224. NZDCHF
    225. NZDJPY
    226. NZDUSD
    227. NZDUSD.s
    228. NZDUSD.x
    229. NZD_FUT
    230. Nasdaq_100
    231. Natural_Gas
    232. Newmont_Min
    233. Nikkei_225
    234. Nintendo
    235. Nippon_Stl
    236. Nissan
    237. Nokia_Corp
    238. Nvidia_Corp
    239. ON_Semi
    240. Oracle_Corp

    241. Origin_Ener
    242. Palladium
    243. Panasonic
    244. Pepsico
    245. Pfizer_Inc
    246. Platinum
    247. Proctor&Gam
    248. Prudential
    249. Puma_AG
    250. QBE_Ins.
    251. QQQQ_NSD100
    252. Qualcomm
    253. Quantas_Air
    254. RBS
    255. RSA_Ins_Grp
    256. RWE_AG
    257. Rel_Comm
    258. Rel_Ind
    259. Rel_Infra
    260. Renault
    261. Resrch_In_M
    262. Rolls-Royce
    263. Russel_2000
    264. Ryl_Dtch_Sh
    265. S&P_500
    266. SABMiller
    267. SAP_AG
    268. SGL_Carbon
    269. SMFG
    270. SPI200_ASX
    271. SPXUSD.s
    272. Sanfi_Avnts
    273. Schering_Pl
    274. Sears
    275. Siemens_AG
    276. Silver
    277. Sony
    278. Soybeans
    279. Sprint_Next
    280. Stada_Arz

    281. Staples
    282. Starbucks
    283. State_Bank
    284. Swiss_SMI
    285. Symantec
    286. Sysco_Corp
    287. TUI_AG
    288. Target_Corp
    289. Tata_Motors
    290. Tata_Power
    291. Tata_Steel
    292. Telstra
    293. Tesco_Plc
    294. Teva_Pharma
    295. Texas_Instr
    296. ThyssenKrup
    297. Time_Warner
    298. Toyota
    299. UDXUSD.s
    300. USDCAD
    301. USDCAD.s
    302. USDCAD.x
    303. USDCHF
    304. USDCHF.s
    305. USDCHF.x
    306. USDDKK.x
    307. USDHKD.x
    308. USDILS.x
    309. USDINR
    310. USDJPY
    311. USDJPY.s
    312. USDJPY.x
    313. USDMXN.x
    314. USDNOK
    315. USDNOK.x
    316. USDPLN.x
    317. USDSEK
    318. USDSEK.x
    319. USDSGD.x
    320. USDTRY.x

    321. USDZAR
    322. USDZAR.x
    323. US_10Y_Note
    324. US_30Y_Bond
    325. US_Steel
    326. Unilever
    327. United_Tech
    328. Utd_Thrptcs
    329. Valero_Ener
    330. Verizon_Com
    331. Visa_Inc
    332. Vivendi
    333. Vodafone
    334. Volkswagen
    335. WTIUSD.s
    336. Wachovia
    337. Walmart
    338. Wells_Fargo
    339. Westfield
    340. Westpac_Bnk
    341. Wipro
    342. Woolworth's
    343. XAGUSD.s
    344. XAGUSD.x
    345. XAUEUR.s
    346. XAUUSD.s
    347. XAUUSD.x
    348. Xstrata
    349. Yahoo_Inc
    350. Yelp
    351. Zynga
    352. eBay_Inc

    You may download GCI Metatrader 4 for free from their website

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    To add a new instrument in Metatrader 4
    • Run Metatrader 4
    • Go to View->Market Watch main menu item
    • Click right mouse button to pop-up a context menu
    • Select Show all
    • Click to File->New Chart and select the instrument you need financial data for, Goldman Sachs in the case.
    • Select in MT4 a time frame you need data for, for example D1 or H4
    • Close Metatrader. Remember, MT4 saves refreshed data into files only on close.


    Now the instrument that was grayed out in AstroElite Financial will appear in a list in black text that means a data availability.

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    A. Get path to Metatrader data historical files
    1. Run Metatrader 4 and open Navigator. Note a server name, GCI-Demo in our case

    2. Click File->Open Data Folder

    3. Windows Explorer will open
    4. Click history folder and then a folder with the same name as server (GCI-Demo in our case)
    5. Click with a mouse right button on the last path item and select Copy address in context menu

    6. A full path to MT4 data folder (P:\GCI\history\GCI-Demo) now is on clipboard.
    7. If UAC (User Account Control) is active on your computer the path will be long and ugly like C:\Users\lenovo\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Termina l\1DAFD9A7C67DC84FE37EAA1FC1E5CF75\history\ICMarke ts-Live01\. That's how MT4 developers decided to treat the data "for you security". If you don't like it, deactivate UAC.
    8. Don't close Metatrader
    B. Set path to Metatrader data historical files in AE Trader/Financial

    1. Run AE Trader/Financial
    2. Go to Preferences-> Fin.data.
    3. Paste a data path string that is on clipboard now into Path to MT4 *.hst files box
    4. If the path is correct, an Instruments list will be filled with stocks, currency pairs and commodities names available from your broker. The existing files are in black text, those that may be added are grayed out.




    C. Alternative way to get and set MT4 data files path


    1. Run Metatrader, open a Terminal window (CTL+T) and go to Journal tab. Find a line with Data Folder information. Note that (P:\GCI).

    2. Note current MT4 server name. This will be also a name of the folder where historical data files (*.hst) are stored. In our case it is GCI-Demo.

    3. Run AE Trader/Financial. In main menu select Preferences and switch to Fin.data tab.

    4. Click ellipsis (...) button next to Path to MT4 *.hst files field, navigate to MT4 data folder and in history folder select the folder with server name. In our example it is GCI-Demo.
    If everything been done correctly, you will see a list of available instruments. Grayed out items are those available from your broker but not added to any chart. Data files for them are missing yet.

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    Data source for MT4 bars

    You may select historical offline files or live data feed provided by AEDataFeed indicator that has to be added to MT4 chart as any other MQL indicator.




    Historical offline files (*.hst) (AE Trader and Financial)
    Live data feed (*.csv) (AE Financial only)
    • Static files that are updated only when MT4 closes
    • Does not need MT4 to be running
    • No extra MT4 configuration required
    • Fits for analysis of the data for time frames longer than 1 hour (H1, H4, D1)
    • Dynamic files that are updated in the end of current time frame (M1, M5, M15)
    • Requires MT4 to run all the time
    • Needs a special AEDataFeed.ex4 indicator to be added to MT4 chart for the instrument you work in AstroElite program with
    • Good for work with data for shorter time frames (M1, M5, M15)

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    Windows User Account Control (UAC) and Metatrader files location

    In your examples MT4 data folder location is pretty short like C:\Program Files (86)\TradeKing ..., but in my case MT4 Open data folder point to very long path
    C:\Users\lenovo\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Termina l\1DAFD9A7C67DC84FE37EAA1FC1E5CF75\history\ICMarke ts-Live01\
    That's because on my computer UAC is off.



    UAC is a well-known troublemaker for all programs, so if you don't mind about UAC status you also may deactivate that.

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