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How to set the proper GMT offset

How to determine the GMT Offset

Many forex advisors present this argument as GMToffset or in Russian: The deviation from GMT time.Shopping expert interested in: how much time the terminal is different from the GMT time.Many people make the mistake of thinking that this parameter depends on where they live.


GMT Offset does not depend on where you live: in Kiev or in Zimbabwe.We are interested only in the time of the trading server and GMT time.

Now, the actual instruction to determine deviations:

1. Look at the clock in MetaTrader (top left in the "Market Watch" window)

in MT4 Time

2. Go to website:

3. in the box with the time GMT

press the button « Switch to 24 hour display »

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4. Compare the GMT time to time in Metatrader'e.

on how many hours the time in the terminal more than Greenwich Mean Time, and such will be our desired option.

terminal Time 13.00, and the time GMT = 11.00
So GMT offset (shift) = 2

That's all.As you can see, identify GMT Offset is very, very si

mple.Thank you for attention.