About Alpari historical data. so i called them a couple days ago for the time used in historical data and they told me all the time in historical data is in EET+3 and EET+2.
is this true? I look up on a lot of website and said time they adopt has changed since 2012....
Im stuck since I'm trying to program an EA that trades from 9:00am jaopanese time. please give me some advice if you are not sure about the Alpari historical time tell me how I can check if all the time in historical data is in EET+3 and EET+2 like Alpari said.
FX opens 5pm ET Sunday and ends 5pm ET Friday. Some brokers start after (6pm is common/end before (up to 15 minutes) due to low volatility.
Swap is computed 5pm ET. No swap if no open orders at that time.
Brokers use a variety of timezones. Their local time (with or without DST,) GMT/UTC, GMT+2, NY+7.
Only with NY+7 does the broker's 00:00 equals 5pm ET and the start of a daily bar is the start of a new FX day.
GMT brokers, means there is a 1 or 2 hour D1/H4 bar on Sunday (depending on NY DST,) and a short Friday bar.
GMT+2 is close but doesn't adjust for NY DST.
EET is closer except when their DST doesn't match NY's. Last Sunday of March and 1:00 on the last Sunday of October vs second Sunday in March and return at 2:00 a.m. EDT to 1:00 a.m. EST on the first Sunday in November.
Non-NY+7, means the chart daily bar overlaps the start, and converting broker time to NY time requires broker to GMT to NY timezone conversions.
If have no idea what EET+3 and EET+2 mean. Eastern European Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is UTC+2/3. [EET+2 - EET+3] would be [UTC+4 - UTC+6] East of Moscow
You are mixing your timezones up. Alpari UK timezone is EET/EEST and not EET+2 nor EET+3.
EET is equivalent to UTC +2 , while EEST is equivalent to UTC +3.