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Do you synchronize your PC time exactly with CME?

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My platform has a clock of its own, but presumably most systems are sync'ed to NIST's atomic clock in Colorado.

You can sync your own PC (presumably you're using Windows) to that by

clicking on the clock --> Change date and time settings...-->Internet Time tab -->Change settings...-->select time.nist.gov from the list and click Update Now

A better option is to disable the genuine W32Time service and use something like Meinberg NTP.
Then choose us.pool.ntp.org as main NTP server pool and you'll be god to go.
The standard Windows time service with the default configuration is not good enough for trading purposes.

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