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A little advice for free data.
Remember, you may find free data from other source i feel sorry cant help you at this (free data), but you should ensure the reliability (errors) of it get.
Any thing you get free is .......... For reliability and accuracy of the signals and indicator readings;
- you must have error free data
- Should have minimum 5 years.
- Backtesting is also important.
I know using CSV files and converting them is time consuming but you get started up with the securities of your interests only. Some exchanges offer Level 1 and Level 2 data services too at nominal charge.
Why not to have a data of the <Broad market index> and spot the major trend and ride with it.
You can download CSV file from yahoo. Now save the file as excell spreadsheet. Open The Downlaoder from MEtastock->tools menu.
in The Downloader,
go to tools, convert->.
Select file type as xls and press ok.
You will get converted file in the folder you specified.
check this out. It is the biggest free data base I found. It is polish site, but it contains lots of instruments from whole world - us, europe, asia (indexes, stocks, futures, bonds, fundamental economy data)