We've had a series of discussions about how to manage timestamps better. Not surprisingly, it's a tough problem. UTC, DST, "market time" and each Quantopian member's local timezone make for some twisted time relationship. The first goal is to make it easy for the algo writer to understand what's going on without having to think about it. The second goal is to make it easy for people to share ideas even when they are in different timezones. It's difficult to satisfy all of the goals and remain consistent. I'm hopeful that next week we'll settle on an overall strategy.
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