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    Get Broker's time

    Hi NT experts,

    I noticed the computer's clock has offset to broker's time. The offset is typically 3-5 seconds, can be either plus or minus depending on the CPU. The offset is fairly consistent. Even after manually synchronizing with internet time, the offset will be back within an hour.

    I also noticed that the broker's time matches atomic clock.

    So i am wondering if there is way to get broker's time by any chance.

    Regards,

    #2
    Hi binwang2,

    The charts will indeed sync to the computer time.


    So that I can test this on my end, how are you identifying the discrepancy?
    TimNinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      I am using Interactive brokers. Its TWS has time stamp constantly updating. You can pop up your compuer clock on teh lower hand and clearly see the difference. Most of time 3-4 seconds, sometimes it can be 10 seconds or more.
      I have 2 Intel Core 2 Duo, both ahead of atomic clock by 4 seconds. I have 1 Intel i7-930, behind atomic clock by 4 seconds.
      The atomic clock is a physical one on the wall. The broker's time typically agreess with atomic clock. But PC time is not.
      Since Ninja Trader uses PC clock, the chart will look different at 1 minute level or lower.

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        #4
        Hi binwang2,

        IB does not time-stamp their own bar, so these would indeed be stamped according to your PC clock. Aside from the PC clock sync, you can also consider a provider that time-stamps their own bars.

        A few providers that do not rely on the PC clock include:

        BarChart
        eSignal
        PFG
        Zen-Fire
        TimNinjaTrader Customer Service

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          #5
          Thanks for the info.

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            #6
            Hi binwang2,

            You're very welcome!
            TimNinjaTrader Customer Service

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