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Do you synchronize your PC time exactly with CME?

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Miliseconds doesn't matter to me, but I do want to be as close as possible at least to the second.

This question came up because last week while watching Bloomberg I was at 9:31+ and they were talking about how the market open is in about 15-20 seconds. I know there is a delay int he stream, but I figured a 2 minute delay was probably not right.

This won't make a big difference outside of critical times (open, FOMC announcements, etc.). But it could make a small change into what my candles look like, specially on high volatile environments. I read the candles and the wicks to determine the 'feel' of the market so it could make a difference.

The difference is marginal at best, but the effort to change it is minimal.

A marginal gain for minimal effort? I'll take that improvement any day of the week.

Hope this clears things up.


It's really bad if NT uses (as far as I understand) Windows clock as its own. That leads exactly to the problem you highlighted.

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