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Hello all,

First post here and also a new Excel user so please forgive me if I use incorrect terminology! Ok, so here goes. I'm trying to teach myself how to trade forex, and as part of my ongoing attempts to become profitable I am trying to analyse some of the price data in excel. I've managed to set up a live feed into Excel from my trading software using a DDE? Which works and is great but it just gives me current prices for the currency pairs and that's all.

So, my question is - Is there a way to take data from the live feed say, every hour, and form a table? Like a table that shows the prices for the last 24 hours and constantly updates itself? I'll leave it there for now and see if you guys and girls have any ideas. Thanks in advance,


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I new to excel so bear with me. I'm not sure if someone here uses MT4 and excel.

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Good day all,
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