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Dukascopy forex data

I've been trying to get data from the Dukascopy forex historicals for quite some time now, and I'd like to summarize what I've done so far, and what I still need, in order to help anyone else that also wants to use it.
First, just downloading the data is a pain. The URL that you have to get it from is
 https://datafeed.dukascopy.com/datafeed/{PAIR}/{YEAR}/{MONTH}/{DAY}/{HOUR}h_ticks.bi5 {PAIR} is the currency pair, for example "AUDUSD", "EURUSD", or "USDJPY" {YEAR} is the year, for example "2010", "2014", or "2017" {MONTH} is the month, a two digit number. For some reason, months are zero-indexed. For example, "00" corresponds to January, "05" is June, "11" is December. {DAY} is the day of the month, and as far as I can tell, it is NOT zero-indexed. Again, it is two digits wide. {HOUR} is the hour of the day. For some reason, Dukascopy stores each hour of the day separately. It is zero-indexed, so "00" to "23" 
Now that you have a *.bi5 file, you have to extract it. *.bi5 files are lzma compressed files, so find a way to extract them. I used 7z command line.
Now once you've extracted it, you'll notice it's still a binary file. The data is stored in 20 byte wide rows, with each 4 byte segment corresponding to a piece of data. Example:
[ TIME ] [ ASKP ] [ BIDP ] [ ASKV ] [ BIDV ] 0000 0800 0002 2f51 0002 2f47 4096 6666 4013 3333 TIME is a 32-bit big-endian integer representing the number of milliseconds that have passed since the beginning of this hour. ASKP is a 32-bit big-endian integer representing the asking price of the pair, multiplied by 100,000. BIDP is a 32-bit big-endian integer representing the bidding price of the pair, multiplied by 100,000. ASKV is a 32-bit big-endian floating point number representing the asking volume, divided by 1,000,000. BIDV is a 32-bit big-endian floating point number representing the bidding volume, divided by 1,000,000. 
This is how far I've gotten so far before I noticed that something is wrong. The contents of the *.bi5 file do not match the contents of the file that you can download from the official front-end, here: https://www.dukascopy.com/swiss/english/marketwatch/historical/ .
For example, the January 8, 2010 *.csv file does not match in any way with the *.bi5 file of the corresponding day. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
EDIT: Another question is about the hours: what time zone are these files relative to? It seems that the data starts showing up from the last two hours of Sunday, going through the week, and then stopping some time before Friday ends, all relative to whatever timezone this is in.
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Dukascopy forex data gaps

Recently I tried to download forex data off of Dukascopy, and I immediately noticed some gaps in the data.
Here is a list of every day that is missing some or all of the data: http://pastebin.com/raw/WZRqSz5R
Is there a reason for this missing data? I've heard that dukascopy is one of the best, so I'm not sure who to turn to next.
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What is the best ECN broker for scalping forex [EU]? What about Dukascopy?

I'm based in Europe and I'd like to find a new broker, I recently tried Dukascopy and its a good broker but I'm open to suggestions. My requirements are:
1) seconds or tick charting 2) autoset stop loss with each order 3) one click trading 4) lowest possible commissions and spread
Does anyone here scalp forex?
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Dukascopy/Tickstory forex volume data is not trading volume

Getting Dukascopy / Tickstory forex data (I think the most famous free source of forex tick data), I noticed that the tick data csv has "bid volume" and "ask volume" columns.
Getting bar data for them, the "volume" column is just the sum of the "bid volume" of all ticks in the bar.

The way I understand the tick data, "bid volume" and "ask volume" are not real trading volumes, but rather the quantities in the top level of the order book (highest bid and lowest ask). If this is true, the "volume" data column in the bar data is very misleading, and this very famous and widely used data source does not contain 1) actual trading prices 2) trading volume.
Am I missing something? Dukascopy data can be obtained here: https://www.dukascopy.com/plugins/fxMarketWatch/?historical_data
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Dukascopy Swiss-Based Forex Bank Launches Ether CFDs

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Dukascopy Meilleur Broker Forex ECN/STP London Forex Show 2018

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Releasing a Decade of Forex Tick Data I Crawled and Converted

Releasing a Decade of Forex Tick Data I Crawled and Converted

Intro:

In my exploration of the world of big data and I became curious about tick data. Unfortunately, market data is almost always behind a paywall or de-sampled to the point of uselessness. After discovering the Dukascopy API, I knew I wanted to make this data available for all in a more accessible format. Over the course of a few months, I downloaded, cleaned, parsed, and compressed over a decade of Forex tick data on 37 currency pairs and commodities. Today I am happy to finally release the final result of my work to the DataHoarder community!

Download Links:

Warning: I have rented a seedbox for the next 3 months from seedbox.io but I have been having some issues. If you have any issues with the torrent please leave a comment. Also, PLEASE SEED when you are done. This is quite a large data set and I can only push so much data on my own.
Torrent File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ymZWeFLJK7FggK_iiWZ-TxgWIVdJVvv/view?usp=sharingCompanion Blog Post: https://www.driftinginrecursion.com/post/dukascopy_opensource_data/

Stats Overview:

Totals Quantities
Total Files 463
Total Line Count 8,495,770,706
Total Data Points 33,983,082,824
Total Decompressed Size 501 GB
Total Compressed Size 61 GB

About the Data:

The data was collected from https://www.dukascopy.com/ via a public API that allows for the download of tick data on the hour level. These files come in the form of a .bi5 file. The data starts as early as 2004 all the way to 2019.
These files were decompressed, then merged into yearly CSV’s named in the following convention. “AUDCHF_tick_UTC+0_00_2011.csv” or ‘Pair_Resolution_Timezone_Year.csv’
These CSV’s are split into 3 categories “Majors”, “Crosses”, “Commodities”.
Majors, Crosses, and Commodities have had their timestamps modified so that they are in the official UTC ISO standard. This was originally done for a Postgresql database that quickly became obsolesced. Any files that have been modified are appended with a “-Parse”. These timestamps have been modified in the following format.
Millisecond timestamps to UTC +00:00 time [2017.01.01 22:37:08.014] -- [2017-01-01T22:37:08.014+00:00]
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User Resources:

For those looking to use this data in a live context or update it frequently, I have included a number of tools for both Windows and Linux that will be useful.

Windows

The ~/dukascopy/resources/windows folder contains a third party tool written in java that can download and convert Dukascopy’s .bi5 files. I have also included the latest zstd binaries from Zstandard Github page.

Linux

Linux is my daily driver in 99% of cases, so I have developed all my scraping tools using Linux only tools. In the ~/dukascopy/resources/linux folder you will find a number of shell script and pyhton3 files that I used to collect this data. There are quite a few files in this directory but I will cover the core ones below.

download-day.py:

This file is used to download a single symbol for a single day and then convert and merge all 24 .bi5 files into a single CSV.

download-year.py

This file is used to download a single symbol for a full year and then convert and merge all .bi5 files into a single CSV.

dukascopy.py

This file contains all the core logic for downloading and converting data from dukascopy.

utc-timestamp-convert.py

This tad slow but works well enough. It requires the pandas project and parses timestamps into the UTC ISO standard. This is useful for those looking to maintain the format of new files with the those in this repo, or those looking to use this in a SQL database.
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Is there a maximum when trading CFD's ?

Hello, I have been trading CFD's (Single stocks and Forex) for some time now and it has been working quite well.
A question that i have been wanting an answer for: 1. is the bank where i trade these CFD's at (Dukascopy) Okay with people making money or do they rahter not have clients that are consintently gaining equity instead of losing? 2. And if they dont like clients being succesful, at what amount of profit/equity will they refuse their services? (Ballpark)
I have contacted the Bank but they were quite unclear about this so i was hoping to get some useful insight! :)
Kind regards
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How reliable are free sources for historical data?

Has anyone used free sources like histdata.com, dukascopy, forexsb to train models or backtest their algos?
I am working on training a model to trade forex pairs. Still experimenting with the idea and don’t want to invest in an data api before I have a solid strategy.
Wondering if I can make use of this data to test the model with this data and move on to test the model with something paid afterwards OR just go with a single data source as best practices would say.
Thanks in advance!
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Where to find quality Forex tick data?

I downloaded EURUSD tick datasets for several years back from Dukascopy and found out that the data is trash. Many missing periods, sudden inexplicable jumps from one hour to 2 hours in the future etc. There's no way for me to fix this, the quality is simply trash.
Where can I find quality Forex tick historical datasets? I found a few sources googling around, but it takes a fuck ton of time to download it and check, it's even riskier if I have to buy it. Does anyone have any proved sources?
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What forex pairs order do you trade? Do you stick with standard pairs from your broker or do you trade usd vs other currencies?

I am running backtest on forex pairs. I am using dukascopy data with the standard pairs (audusd, eurusd, usdcad, etc).
Does it make a difference how I order the pairs because it makes a difference for my results.
For example if I only backtesting usd pairs.
Should I trade pairs as my broker presents them? audusd, eurusd, gbpusd, nzdusd, usdcad, usdchf, usdjpy.
Should I invert some pairs so I am trading usd against the other currencies so my buy and sell signals are against the dollar instead of a mix match. usdeur, usdgbp, usdcad, etc.
Trying to wrap my head around what this means. I would think the dollar correlation s would have some effect and I would want to pair everything against the dollar but I have been getting better results when I keep them as the broker has them.
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Looking for a broker with proprietary online trading platform that allows you to determine quantities for SL and TP

Hi to all the trading gurus here, can anyone please help me out?
I'm looking for another broker with an online trading platform that specifically allows you (at the moment you place a trade, not afterwards) to determine the quantity of your SL and of your 1st Take Profit for the purpose of scaling out.
Referring to my screenshot, let's say I'm placing a 20,000 unit trade. For my initial SL, I set it at 20,000 quantity at whatever pips loss. No issues here and it's very standard.
For my TP1, to scale out by 50%, I would sell/buy 10,000 from my original 20,000. I DON'T have to place a separate countertrade at 50% later in order to scale out as my TP1 and then move my SL to breakeven. This feature lets you do it from the start. Other platforms that I have demo'ed don't allow you to set the TP1 at 50% of the position's initial volume.
I have tried Saxo, CTrader, Markets.com, IG, PLus500, XTB, FxPro, Oanda, Etoro, Dukascopy, CMC Markets, XM, FXCM, and a few others. None of them has this exact feature. Can anyone else let me know which other FX online platform has this feature?
Please don't ask me to stick to MT4/MT5 because I really hate their UI/UX/U-whatever. It's why I'm hunting for good online trading platforms that have the stuff I need.
I can only see the feature I've described on FOREX.com. And it also has all the indicators I use in my algorithm for FX.
But to be safe and diversify my funds, I'd like to use another trading platform similar to my current one.
Thanks much in advance, I appreciate the advice yeah
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Bitstamp works with leading online banking in Switzerland to achieve bitcoin (BTC) financing and withdrawals——GoDapp

Bitstamp works with leading online banking in Switzerland to achieve bitcoin (BTC) financing and withdrawals——GoDapp
Bitstamp works with Dukascopy Bank to provide encrypted funds to bank customers. The bank is Switzerland's leading online bank, and its customers can now send Bitcoin (BTC) to their accounts to convert cryptocurrencies into US dollars, which they can use to trade on the Swiss foreign exchange market. Dukascopy customers can also withdraw funds back to their wallets in the form of BTC. Bitstamp will facilitate the exchange of legal and cryptocurrencies.

The Bitstamp team explained in the announcement why this partnership is the key to moving forward for cryptocurrency.

This partnership has taken us one step closer to the goal of narrowing the gap between cryptocurrency and traditional finance. Further proof that our efforts in compliance and regulation continue to yield results as the cryptocurrency industry matures rapidly.

The Geneva-based Dukascopy Bank offers traditional banking services as well as cryptocurrency trading services, forex and binary options trading to retail and institutional investors through CFDs. The bank explained that trading account financing using cryptocurrencies is subject to the following conditions:

Deposits and withdrawals from trading accounts currently only accept bitcoin
After transferring the BTC, the bank immediately converts it into US dollars and deposits it in the customer account.
At the time of withdrawal, the dollar amount from the customer's account is converted to BTC and transferred to the Bitcoin wallet associated with the user's account.
The base legal currency is the US dollar
The maximum net deposit that can be deposited is $50,000 (total deposit minus total amount drawn)
Bitcoin deposits are not processed immediately. Therefore, the trader must accept the possibility of loss due to changes in the BTC / USD exchange rate during the conversion period.
BTC deposits and withdrawals are only processed within the working day associated with the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
As mentioned earlier, Dukascopy does not provide direct transactions for cryptocurrencies. Bank customers can conduct cryptocurrency transactions through CFDs (CFDs) based on price movements of cryptocurrencies or their derivatives.

——www.GoDapp.com

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Buy Stocks Commission-Free on eToro

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Based on over 81 different variables, here are the best forex brokers for copy trading. eToro - 5 Stars, Best Overall. Pepperstone - 4.5 Stars. Darwinex - 4.5 Stars. FXCM - 4 Stars. Dukascopy Bank - 4 Stars. FXDD - 3.5 Stars. FXOpen - 3.5 Stars. Jul 24, 2019
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What UK brokers do you guys use?

Hey, Ive signed upto FXPRO but keep hearing negative stuff just wondering what you use and how good theyve been with excecution and withdrawals? Thanks
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Choosing the right broker

Hello!
I am ready to dive in the world of trading and after my basic education I am starting to pappertrade. I figured out that I sould choose from now the boroker I am gonna use in the future to get used to the platform. The problem is that there are WAY to many brokers out there and its hard to choose. I need your help reddit!

What I need:
- I am mainly gonna daytrade forex, maybe some stocks and futures at the future.
- Low commisions, fees & spreads! I'm thikning of taking trades on small timeframes (5-20 mins , or a few hours). I am looking for a true ECN with comission model. I dont want conflict of interests with my broker
- A good platform. I don't like MT4. I liked cTrader.
- No requotes - No slippage - Fast executions!
- Leverage. I need at least 1:200 , so I probably need a broker in Australia (?)
- No problems with withdrawals.
- Regulation and good reputation! I don't want to loose my money!
- Low minimum deposit! I'm thinking about starting with 1000 euros, maybe 2000 max.

Brokers I have found surfing the net:
- Interactive Brokers
- Saxo bank
- IG
- Dukascopy
and the cTrader brokers:
- IC markets
- Pepperstone
- FxPro
- Roboforex

What do you guys think? Have you got any experience with those guys? What would you suggest? All comments and extra info are welcome!
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Forex broker that is not a bucketshop?

Hi algotraders,
I'm looking for a reputable forex broker that is not a bucketshop, but does provide fast direct access their API (and directly sends orders to their matching engine, no funny business with my orders). I tried some forex years ago, and signed up for FXCM (which was reputable back then), but it turns out they've also been scamming customers. The other big ones from back in the day (Dukascopy, Saxo), are they any good? I need lots of liquidity an level II orderbooks and trades as well.
Thanks in advance for pointing me in the right direction,
JR
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Best bid & ask size data for forex available?

Hi,
Currently, I use Dukascopy free forex data to train an algorithm. The data contains bid & ask price and bid & ask volume for all ticks. As far as I understand, bid & ask volume is the trading volume and not the best bid & ask size (the amount which is offered for the best price).
Does anyone know of a data source which contains the bid & ask size as well? Generally, I am willing to pay something for it provided I get a half a year of historical data first for free (or for a reasonable fixed price) to test if it is useful at all.
So, I need the following:
- Historical forex data (tick or 1s-15s bars)- Live forex data (tick or at 1s-15s bars)- Columns: time, bid & ask price, bid & ask size, bid & ask trading volume

Any suggestions?

Edit: I am a student. Maybe that helps to get free data from a expensive provider? :-)
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Belarus’ Biggest Bank is ‘Working on’ Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange

According to a report by local news outlet BeITA, Belarusbank, the largest bank in Belarus, is considering the launch of its very own cryptocurrency exchange platform.
The plans for the exchange were revealed by Viktor Ananich, the Chairman of Belrusbank’s board. Speaking with Belarus 1 TV channel, Ananich remarked:
“We are considering a possibility to establish a cryptocurrency exchange. We are working on it.”
For Belarusbank, Digitization is the Future
The bank is looking to intensify its focus on digitization, and it is reportedly seeking ways to expand its range of services by forming alliances with various mobile service providers. In addition to the reported cryptocurrency exchange, BeITA also stated that the bank is in the process of issuing virtual cards soon.
Ananich added, “Digitalization-related projects will be virtually exclusive in nature. However, at present, things are changing very fast, and we need to keep up with them.”
Crypto-Friendly Belarus
It is widely speculated that Belarusbank’s efforts will go on quite smoothly, especially considering that the government of Belarus already legalized cryptocurrency-related activities to be carried out in the country last year. President Alexander Lukashenko signed a presidential decree that introduced comprehensive legislation and allowed for the legalization of the crypto sector.
The presidential decree, titled “On the Development of the Digital Economy” came into effect on March 28, 2018. To encourage the development of the digital economy in the country, the presidential decree provided legalization of crypto-related activities in the country and also introduced tax reliefs for crypto-based businesses, which will last till January 1, 2023.
The Latest Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange
Belarusbank’s efforts will be in similar style to that of Japanese financial services giant SBI Group. The financial services provider partnered with Denmark-based blockchain startup Sepior in October 2018. In a published press release, Sepior announced that SBI would by using its “threshold signature” wallet technology with its VCTRAADE exchange to ensure “on-line contents and transactions.”
SBI Virtual Currencies, a subsidiary of SBI Holdings, launched VCTRADE in June 2018 and it became the first government-licensed and bank-backed cryptocurrency exchange. At its inception, VCTRADE provided support for XRP, although trading in Bitcoin (TC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) were announced later.
Earlier this month, major crypto exchange Bitstamp announced its partnership with Swiss online bank Dukascopy to conduct Bitcoin transactions on behalf of the bank. The terms of the agreement state that clients will be able to make Bitcoin transfers to their accounts, convert them to fiat currency, and make trades on the Swiss Forex market.
Such news can not but rejoice, because it can be a second wind for the entire cryptorink, for example, as Gamblica.
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