Oanda also offers tick data for free provide you have an account with them and maintain a balance in excess of $1,000 (academic exceptions are possible). The data can be downloaded from
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To qualify for this service, you need an fxTrade account with a balance of USD 1000 or more. (See below for additional restrictions, and to find out about academic exemptions.)
To qualify for this service, you need an fxTrade account with a balance of USD 1000 or more. (There is an exemption for academics—see below.)
You can order data dated as far back as January 1, 2004, and as recent as two (2) months ago. Dates begin and end at midnight GMT.
Orders may take up to two weeks to process.
So that we can fairly accommodate as many people as possible, each user account can have only one order queued for processing at any time. You may submit a new order as soon as your previous order is processed.
OANDA Rates® are proprietary. Access and use is subject to a limited purpose, fixed-term license agreement. Use is restricted to Licensee's own internal use. Rates are provided "as is" without warranty of accuracy or completeness. All rights reserved.
If you are an academic, you can apply for an exemption from the USD 1000 account minimum:
You still must open an fxTrade account.
Click the exemption box located at the bottom of the form.
In the form's description box, supply details of your academic institution and faculty and include an email address from your academic institution.
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