Every hourly chart looks different - how come?


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As the title suggests, i have multiple hourly candlestick charts from different providers all supposedly using BATS and no two look the same. In fact many bars are bearish when on another they are bullish - what gives?

Here is an example:





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All depends on the time zones from your broker

In fact all charts over 60 mins will always be different- the only charts all the way around the world that should be the same are from 1 min to 45 min - or if you have up to 55 mins

1 hr / 4 hr / 8 hr etc etc - you could have up to 4 different variations - ie depending if its London close or NY close or midnight Europe or midnight Asia etc etc.

That's one of the reasons why we all see things differently ;-))


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I'm glad its not just me, thought i was losing it!

I'm new to trading and i'm currently practicing identifying trends but this only seems worthwhile practice if i can actually apply it in the real world and for this, i would need to know that i'm looking at the same data as everybody else. So with this said then, do many people who trade intraday use 45 minutes charts then?


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Looks like 30 minutes bars are inaccurate too (see below). These were form freestockcharts.com and tradingview.com - maybe i'm using less than accurate charts.

Any advice on where to get accurate intraday charts from would be greatly appreciated.

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