Please be informed that on Sunday the 5th of November, 2017 IC Markets Metatrader 4 server time will move backwards by one hour from GMT + 3 to GMT + 2. This change is to reflect the US Eastern Standard Time change taking place on the 5th of November, 2017.
IC Markets Metatrader 4 & 5 server time is based on “5 pm New York”. As the time in the US will move back by one hour IC Markets server time will also move backwards to reflect the change.
How does this change affect you?
The time in the market watch window will now be set at GMT + 2, depending on your time zone you may also notice the market open one hour later on Monday. The charts will still show an opening time of 00:00 platform time. Some EAs using a GMT offset may also be affected by this change, you should make the necessary adjustments to the GMT offset in your EA settings prior to the 5th of November.
The GMT offset explained
The market will close on Friday the 3rd of November at 20:57 GMT, 23:57 platform time. New trading hours will start from November 5th 2017, these are listed below.
Forex Trading Open: 17:01 EST / 22:01 GMT / 00:01 Platform time (5th Nov)
Metals Trading Open: 18:00 EST / 23:00 GMT / 01:00 Platform time (5th Nov)
CFDs Normal Open times
Forex Trading Close: 16:59 EST / 21:59 GMT / 23:59 Platform time (5th Nov)
Metals Trading Close: 16:59 EST / 21:59 GMT / 23:59 Platform time (5th Nov)
CFDs Normal Close times
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