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Dale Myburgh
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Dale Myburgh  

Hey guys,

Could someone please help 

How do i go about changing the time on the MT4 platform i'm new to the platform. My location is Brisbane but the platform is giving me GMT.

Thanks 

honest_knave
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honest_knave  
Dale Myburgh:

Hey guys,

Could someone please help 

How do i go about changing the time on the MT4 platform i'm new to the platform. My location is Brisbane but the platform is giving me GMT.

Thanks 


You can't. It is fixed by your broker on their server.

Your options are:

  • Ask your broker if they have another server with a different timezone
  • Change brokers

You could look at offline charts,  but TBH that is not a straightforward solution.

Jack Thomas
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Jack Thomas  
Dale Myburgh:

Hey guys,

Could someone please help 

How do i go about changing the time on the MT4 platform i'm new to the platform. My location is Brisbane but the platform is giving me GMT.

Thanks 

The time displayed in the MT4 platform is the Brokerage time.

whroeder1
15902
whroeder1  
  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.])
Dale Myburgh
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Dale Myburgh  
Thanks for your feedback guys appreciated 
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