Good news for all Intraday traders who want to backtest their system on Historical data. Below is the download link for Intraday 1 Minute data for Nifty and Banknifty spot. Date range is from Jan 2008 till today. We’ll update it at the end of every month
The zip file contains year wise data files for Nifty and Banknifty. Also, it contains a consolidated folder which contains all the data files. You can simply select all the files from the consolidated folder and import it to your favourite backtesting platform.
How to import Intraday 1 Minute data into Amibroker
Step 1: Open Amibroker and go to File–>New–>Database. In the database settings screen, enter values as given in the below screenshot.
Step 2: Click on ‘Intraday Settings ‘ and input values as per given screesnhot:
Step 3: Click on OK. It will create a new database for your intraday data. Now click on File–>Import Wizard. The following screen willl open. Click on ‘Pick Files’ and select one or more files from the data you downloaded.
Step 4: In the next screen, enter the values exactly similar to the below screenshot:
Step 5: In the next screen, enter your Format description and Format file name. Then click on Finish. This wil import data from all the files you selected.
Step 6: Now, to import the entire data set, go to File–>Import Ascii. Select all your data files in the next screen and click on Open. Depending on the volume of data and speed of your computer it may take 5 minutes to 1 hour.
As always, fell free to comment if you have any issues or suggestions. Happy Trading 🙂