I know this seems odd to request but is it possible to get the days of the week based on GMT time and NOT brokers server time if that makes sense to anyone?!
Basically, I want to stop my EA trading certain times on Friday and Sunday which I can do partly based on TimeGMT() BUT with brokers who are a few hours ahead of GMT, they can go into the next day which causes the EA to trade when it should not.
E.g. If I set my EA to trade from 21pm GMT on Monday night, a broker 3 hours ahead of GMT can start trading when the market opens on Sunday night GMT because that broker is already on Monday!
I am not sure I have worded this good at all but if anyone can help me solve this issue perhaps with a work around or built int mql function it would be much appreciated!
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