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 58LesPaul 
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What does everyone use for session times? I want a new daily bar to start at 6pm so I ended up with just regular session, no evening session, and start time 18:00:00 and end time at 17:00:00. Is this optimal or is there a better way of setting session times?

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 58LesPaul 
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What does everyone use for session times? I want a new daily bar to start at 6pm so I ended up with just regular session, no evening session, and start time 18:00:00 and end time at 17:00:00. Is this optimal or is there a better way of setting session times?

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Is something wrong with this question? 38 people have viewed this and not one reply! Is it a stupid question or something else?

With using just one session like I have the daily chart is off by one day, so I am curious how everyone sets their session times to have a new daily bar start at market open at 18:00:00?

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What does everyone use for session times? I want a new daily bar to start at 6pm so I ended up with just regular session, no evening session, and start time 18:00:00 and end time at 17:00:00. Is this optimal or is there a better way of setting session times?
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I already answered this question here:


Your best settings are these:
- Use Intraday Data (uses .scid data files)
- Use 1-0-0 Bar Period
- Use 18:00:00 - 17:59:59
- Use the New York time zone
- Do not use Evening Session
These settings will produce bars similar to the Historical Daily bars, which use .dly data files.
These settings will have the Date/Day one day prior to the corresponding Historical Daily bars.

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 58LesPaul 
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I already answered this question here:


Your best settings are these:
- Use Intraday Data (uses .scid data files)
- Use 1-0-0 Bar Period
- Use 18:00:00 - 17:59:59
- Use the New York time zone
- Do not use Evening Session
These settings will produce bars similar to the Historical Daily bars, which use .dly data files.
These settings will have the Date/Day one day prior to the corresponding Historical Daily bars.

So my question was, how do you set up your session time? Is what you posted the way you set it up?

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 tomgilb 
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So my question was, how do you set up your session time? Is what you posted the way you set it up?

I don't use daily bars.
What I posted is the settings you should use for a daily bar built with intraday data, so that it begins at 18:00 ET.

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