MetaTrader is the leading retail Forex trading platform with its MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platforms dominating the retail-user market with over 50% market share. The vast majority of FX brokers continue to offer either MT4 or MT5 or both. We say this purely to demonstrate the gulf that still exists between professional grade trading platforms such as Ninja Trader, and retail platforms such as MetaTrader.
Except: Gain still has their archive of historical tick data. You can download that, import it into NT, and do your tests. MT4 is easier to work with. NT is c-sharp. I also have been looking for alternative platforms to MT4. I use Ninjatrader. It is solid and solid reps.
Ninjatrader or metatrader vs marketiva