1. Yes it can test tick by tick. You can even test tick by tick on non-tick dataseries like minute bars.
2 and 3. Is only limited by memory of a 32-bit application and how much data you have. I've tested 2.5 years of tick data on CL without any problems, I'm not sure how far you can go before you hit the memory limit. They have announced a 64-bit version to be released at some point, maybe 6-12 months.
4. Yes, data1 must be used for entries/exits but data2, data3, and so forth can be used in calculations to generate the signal, including mix/matching instruments.
It wasn't until just recently that MultiCharts added discretionary/manual trading. The rest of the product development has always focused on automation. So I think you are in pretty good hands...
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