Is it possible for traders to train on forex?
Forex is an interbank spot market. The ATAS platform can only connect to exchanges (NYSE, NASDAQ, CME, EUREX, MOEX, cryptocurrency and other exchanges). Therefore, it is impossible to connect to Forex through ATAS. However, if you are a forex trader, you can “train” in the ATAS Market Replay simulator using data from the currency futures market that correlates exactly with the spot forex market. For example, euro futures.
Is it possible to test trading robots?
Yes. ATAS provides the ability to connect trading robots via API. You can get an idea about this feature by reading the article Algorithms for ATAS.
Do you take slippage into account?
No. Slippage and market liquidity are too unpredictable things to model. The ATAS Market Replay exchange simulator assumes ideal conditions for trades, but in reality, slippage can be to your advantage or not.
What does Market Replay offer compared to real-time demo?
The simulator has two main advantages:
- You can adjust the speed to acquire experience in a much faster way and to test strategies.
- It allows you to practice in any part of history, not just in the situation that is happening now.
Why is Replay not working?
First of all, make sure you have the latest version installed. Run the updater (it is usually located at C:Program Files (x86)ATASPlatform.Updater.exe).
After that, if you do everything as it is written in the article, but the ATAS Market Replay exchange simulator does not work for some reason (or does not work as it should), contact the ATAS support service which is ready to help you during business hours.