Finding your broker time
Using your MT4 platform open the Market Watch window by:-
1) Pressing on Control + M
2) Or using the main menu and selecting "View" and then Market Watch
3) Or using the Market Watch Icon
The broker time will be reflected as part of the Market Watch window heading
How does your Broker time relate to GMT?
For purposes of this example lets assume your broker time is 18:45
You would use this link http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
and find the time 18:45 time on the list provided - it does not matter which city is reflected because we are only after the timezone of that time.
CLICK ON the city name that has the time we are looking for +/- 18:45
The GMT offset will be reflected in the information of the city related to your broker timezone.
In the example above the Broker offset is GMT -5. You would enter -5 in the GMT offset in the HAPPY EA settings
The Table provided below is additional information. Rather use the process above than the information in the table below.
The fact that your broker is located in New York does not guarantee that the Broker Server time is New York time
What if your time is in PM/AM format ?
There are 2 way to do this:-
- When the time is in PM /AM format add 12 to the hours when PM is shown. So 8:30 PM becomes 20:30
- To get to the 24 hour format merely adjust the settings on the timeanddate.com site:
What if your timezone adjustment give a strange answer ?
What if settings from is 8 hours to is 22, and your adjustment is broker time is GMT + 3. This will give you adjusted settings of 11 to 25. There is no 25 hour. This means that the time has moved into the next day. Simply deduce 24 from your answer and this will give you 1:00. So your new settings are 11 to 1. The EA will know thatt he 1 refers to the next day