Hourly Candle start/end times  [SOLVED]

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Hourly Candle start/end times

Postby OZ Trade » 27 Mar 2014

Hi there,

Is it possible to set hourly candles to commence on the half hour and complete on the half hour

This is how I want the New York Regular Trading Hours to be represented in hourly bars for example

1st bar: 09:30 --> 10:30

2nd bar: 10:30 --> 11:30

3rd bar 11:30 --> 12:30

4th bar: 12:30 --> 13:30

5th bar: 13:30 --> 14:30

6th bar: 14:30 --> 15:30

7th bar: 15:30 --> 16:00

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Re: Hourly Candle start/end times

Postby TJ » 27 Mar 2014

Hi there,
Is it possible to set hourly candles to commence on the half hour and complete on the half hour
This is how I want the New York Regular Trading Hours to be represented in hourly bars for example
1st bar: 09:30 --> 10:30
2nd bar: 10:30 --> 11:30
3rd bar 11:30 --> 12:30
4th bar: 12:30 --> 13:30
5th bar: 13:30 --> 14:30
6th bar: 14:30 --> 15:30
7th bar: 15:30 --> 16:00
You can set the chart to 60 min. It will give you the ending time you want.

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Re: Hourly Candle start/end times

Postby JoshM » 28 Mar 2014

Is it possible to set hourly candles to commence on the half hour and complete on the half hour
Yes, with the use of a custom session template you can define the opening time (9:30) and every subsequent 60 minute bar is then completed on the half hour.
You can set the chart to 60 min. It will give you the ending time you want.
Not if the start time of the first bar is not on a half hour. If the chart session is set to begin at 9:00, then setting the chart to 60 minutes will not give an ending time like 9:30, 10:30, etc. as OZ asked.

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Re: Hourly Candle start/end times  [SOLVED]

Postby TJ » 28 Mar 2014

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You can set the chart to 60 min. It will give you the ending time you want.
Not if the start time of the first bar is not on a half hour. If the chart session is set to begin at 9:00, then setting the chart to 60 minutes will not give an ending time like 9:30, 10:30, etc. as OZ asked.
A very creative and imaginative answer... but have you read (and understood) OZ's question?

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Re: Hourly Candle start/end times

Postby OZ Trade » 28 Mar 2014

That does the trick

I guess I overlooked the 60 minute option down there at the bottom of the list, or assumed 60 min = 1 hour

It does give the representation I need when used with the standard NY RTH session template so thanks to you both


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