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RegularTradingStart(getYYYYMMDD())

Kden

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I just wonder why this statement not always true during trading hours!

def rth = getTime() >= RegularTradingStart(getYYYYMMDD()) && getTime() <= RegularTradingEnd(getYYYYMMDD());


So is this one:
Def customtime = SecondsFromTime(0659) > 0 and SecondsFromTime(2000) < 0;


Thank you,
 
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The time is only identified once per bar, at the time of the bar's creation. The first 60MIN bar starting at 9:00AM rather than 9:30AM can cause you problems, among others. There are ways to check for and basically solve such problems, but its easier to just stick to 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, and 30 minutes.
I just wonder why this statement not always true during trading hours!
def rth = getTime() >= RegularTradingStart(getYYYYMMDD()) && getTime() <= RegularTradingEnd(getYYYYMMDD());

So is this one:
Def customtime = SecondsFromTime(0659) > 0 and SecondsFromTime(2000) < 0;
Are you using an aggregation which does not divide evenly into trading hours, like hourly perhaps? Are you using it on stocks or futures?
 
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@Joshua
I use it on stocks. tested on 1-15 mins time frame. If I understand correctly it wont be true if time frame is higher than 15 mins.
I will test it again with aggregation divided evenly to see if it works :)

Thank you,
 
The time is only identified once per bar, at the time of the bar's creation. The first 60MIN bar starting at 9:00AM rather than 9:30AM can cause you problems, among others. There are ways to check for and basically solve such problems, but its easier to just stick to 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, and 30 minutes.
 
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