Forex Market Trading Hours

Whether Forex, Indices, Share CFDs or Commodities, there is always a market for you to trade

Forex Market Trading Hours

The forex market is a decentralized international market that knows no geographical boundaries and functions around the clock, five days a week.

As one major international trading center closes, another one opens, meaning that you can trade forex 24/5. There are some markets that overlap and the highest volume of trading activity usually takes place during those periods of time as there are more trading opportunities.

Please refer to the table below to view the open and close times of a particular market or instrument. You can also view the trading hours from your MetaTrader platform by right clicking on an instrument in the ‘Market Watch’ section, then clicking ‘Specification’. A window will open that displays the Trading Hours for the selected instrument.

Our server time is GMT+0. The table below shows our summer and winter opening and closing times (GMT+0).

Market Hours

Region City Summer Winter
Asia Tokyo 23:00 - 08:00 23:00 - 08:00
Asia Hong Kong/Singapore 00:00 - 09:00 00:00 - 09:00
Europe Frankfurt 06:00 - 14:00 07:00 - 15:00
Europe London 07:00 - 15:00 08:00 - 16:00
America New York 12:00 - 20:00 13:00 - 21:00
America Chicago 13:00 - 21:00 14:00 - 22:00
Pacific Wellington 18:00 - 03:00 19:00 - 04:00
Pacific Sydney 20:00 - 05:00 21:00 - 06:00

Forex market working hours

Instruments Summer Winter
FX Open - Sun 21:00 Open - Sun 22:05
FX Open - Sun 22:05 Close - Fri 22:00
Metals Open - Sun 22:05 Open - Sun 23:05
Metals Close - Fri 21:00 Close - Fri 22:00
Metals Daily break 21:00 - 22:00 Daily break 22:00 - 23:00
RUB Open - (Mon-Fri) 07:00 Open - (Mon-Fri) 08:00
RUB Close - (Mon-Fri) 20:50 Close - (Mon-Fri) 21:50
USDILS Open - (Mon-Fri) 05:00 Open - (Mon-Fri) 06:00
USDILS Close - (Mon-Fri) 15:00 Close - (Mon-Fri)16:00
Cryptocurrencies 24/7 24/7
US Oil Open -Sun 22:10 Open - Sun 23:10
US Oil Close- Fri 20:45 Close- Fri 21:45

*Summer and Winter times shift according to US Daylight Savings (DST). All times are shown in GMT+0.

Holidays and Forex

Trading hours are affected by a number of holidays throughout the year, including Christmas and US Independence Day. On some holidays, when the markets are closed, there is no trading whatsoever. On others, market hours may be subject to change.

Holiday Date
(US) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 21-Jan-19
(US) Presidents’ Day 18-Feb-19
Good Friday 19-Apr-19
(US) Memorial Day 27-May-19
(US) Independence Day 04-Jul-19
(US) Labor Day 02-Sep-19
(US) Thanksgiving 28-Nov-19
Christmas 25-Dec-19
New Year 01-Jan-20

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