In other platforms, there is an eaasy way to calculate time remianinig till market close, or time passed after market_open...
how to do with mql4?
You need to convert GMT time to NY time. And compare that to Friday 5PM or when your broker closes.
Posted starting my code Why is there NO Complete EA
within the Code-Base? - MQL4 forum with market close time a few posts down.
That code has not been adjusted for Build 600+. Specifically dots in variable names, and TimeGMT is now built in, so it and LocalTimeGMT can be deleted.
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
Swap is computed 5pm ET. No swap if no open orders at that
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
Non-NY+7, means the chart daily bar overlaps the
start, and converting broker time to NY time requires broker to GMT to NY
Sorry, I mean day's market-open and market-close times (session end and start) to get automatically.
if (Time[i] == SessionStartTime(Today) )
or like this, is there?
Please do not double post.
I have deleted your other topic.