Data sources

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by Snowboarder, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Hi all,

    Currently developing some systems and use data available on my broker account or through free sources (yahoo finance, barchart.com etc).

    However, I find the detail lacking (i.e. only daily data) and would ideally like to breakdown to 4 hour at least. My broker only has data below daily timeframe for 12 months; which is not enough for robust backtesting.

    I'm looking for some recommendations on data sources - ideally free ones, but happy to pay if necessary. Where are the best sources?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. IAS_LLC

    IAS_LLC

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  3. I am a big fan of Y Charts. Not free but not super expensive like Bloomberg
     
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  4. Handle123

    Handle123

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  5. Thanks both, will check out Y charts and the other link.
     
  6. MattZ

    MattZ Sponsor

    Many of the paid data providers could give you a month free for historical testing. You can try out Barcharts, DTN and if you d Futures, Rithmic.