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P&F Charts - Date Formats, Time Zones and Daily Updates

 

P&F Charts is used by people all over the world to analyse stocks, foreign currencies and crypto/digital currencies from exchanges in a wide range of international time zones. This can create some confusion when trying to understand when a stock's prices were last updated by the data supplier.

To help with this understanding, P&F Charts does the following with dates and times:

  • All price data is stored and displayed in the time zone and format as supplied by AlphaVantage (the data provider).  This is usually the timezone of the stock's exchange.
  • The app provides information (accessible via the 'Parameters' screen) about that Stocks exchange/region, time zone, currency and market opening and closing times.
Prior to v2.0, the app converted dates and times to your local time zone but this was creating occasional confusion as to when a stock's data should have been updated.  Please also remember that AlphaVantage updates daily data after the close of trading for that day.

Title timezone image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

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