Some Expert Advisors and indicators have some time settings for a correct work. How can we set a correct GMT Offset? Today we will learn how doing it correctly.
Why do we need to find a GMT offset? This is required because of the foreign exchange markets around the world open and close at the different time. For example, some trading strategies start trading during the European session other during North American Session. Others may stop trading during the Asian session.
What is GMT Offset?
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) called also Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) is used as the official world reference for time. You will often see time zones represented similar to UTC – 3h or GMT – 3h. In this example, the (-3h) refers to that time zone being three hours behind UTC or GMT. UTC+3h or GMT +3h would refer to that time zone being three hours ahead of UTC of GMT. The difference in time between our local time and GMT (UTC) is called GMT offset.
Why is the GMT Offset very important?