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Michaelbsean
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Michaelbsean 2016.04.24 06:48 

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.

Tecuciztecatl
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Tecuciztecatl 2016.04.24 08:06  
You can check time of quotes comparing the economic news during this period. 
Economic webcalendar is on the site fxstreet.
whroeder1
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whroeder1 2016.04.24 11:48  
Only the data source can tell you the timezones.
  1. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. If you search the web you will find differing answers. Those are all wrong (half the year) because they do not take NY DST into account (or that it changed in 2007 [important when testing history.])

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

Michaelbsean
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Michaelbsean 2016.04.25 03:06  
Tecuciztecatl:
You can check time of quotes comparing the economic news during this period. 
Economic webcalendar is on the site fxstreet.
Thanks! appreciate it!
Michaelbsean
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Michaelbsean 2016.04.25 03:06  
WHRoeder:
Only the data source can tell you the timezones.

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


Thanks! appreciate it!
Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro 2016.04.25 03:41  

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.

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