Thanks for your reply jcl!!
So the broker I have is FxChoice
which is a broker based in Belize, not under NFA; but I'm not sure how I would determine for sure that they are or are not returning trade results? I'm using their Mt4 'classic demo' platform, by the way.
I also don't think I manually switched off API returns, at least certainly not wittingly.
I've seen other users on this forum use FxChoice, as seen in this post
by the user sdh309795gaas; so I assume the broker is working for some people. It follows, then, that I'm probably doing something wrong on my end; I just can't figure out what that is.
thanks again for your help, really appreciate it.