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Trading hours

Seize opportunities at market opening and closing times with Pepperstone and master the trade.

Most FX pair trading hours are 24 hours per day during the week, with a two minute break from 23:59 server time until 00:01 server time; on Friday trading ceases five minutes early at 23:55 server time, rather than 23:59, to prevent wide spreads as liquidity providers go offline at the end of the week. Trading hours are subject to change due to seasonal and market factors.

Server time is set to GMT +3 while US daylight savings is in place, and GMT+2 when the US is not under daylight savings; this allows for the daily candle to close at the end of trading in New York each day. The New York close is widely considered the end of the trading day.

There are some exceptions to the usual rules for a few currencies and other assets which are outlined below:

Currency CFDs

CurrenciesTrading hours (Server time)
USD/RUB10:15-23:30
USD/CZK08:00-23:59
EUR/CZK08:00-23:59

Index CFDs

SymbolIndicesTrading hours (GMT+3)
AUS200Australian 200 Index02:50 -09:30, 10:10 - 23:59
EUSTX50EU Stocks 50 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
FRA40France 40 Index09:00-22:55
GER30Germany 30 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
JPN225Japan 225 Index00:01 - 09:10 / 10:20 - 23:59 (the 01:00 open on Monday will remain).
SPA35Spain 35 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
UK100UK 100 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
US500US 500 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
NAS10010:00-08:15, 08:30-08:59 (Saturday close 08:55)01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)
US30US Wall Street 30 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
HK50Hong Kong 50 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55
US2000US 2000 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)
CN50China 50 Index00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday closes 23:55)

Share CFDs

Our Share CFDs can be traded during the New York session. Also, we're one of the few brokers offering extended market hours on US equities. This includes when earnings are typically released, helping you reduce risk or take a position before the next day’s open.

Share CFDsTrading hours (GMT +3)
US Share CFDs16:31 - 22:55
DE Share CFDs10:00 - 18:29
AU Share CFDs03:01 - 09:00 (staggered start)*

*Australian shares trade schedule is 02:00 to 08:00 Stagger start, meaning Australian share names A-B open 08:00, C-F open 08:02, G-M open 08:04, N-R open 08:06 and S-Z open 08:08.

Commodity CFDs

CommoditiesTrading hours (Server time)
Cocoa11:45 - 20:30
Coffee11:15 - 20:30
Cotton09:00 - 21:15
Oranje Juice15:00 - 21:00
Sugar10:30 - 20:00

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency CFDsTrading hours (GMT+3)
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, LitecoinDaily break from 23:59-00:05 Sun-Fri. Saturday break from 00:00-01:01, 17:00-23:59.
Chainlink, Polkadot, Ripple, Stellar Lumens
Daily break from 23:59-00:05 Sun-Fri. Wednesday midday break 13:00-14:00. Saturday break from 00:00-01:01, 17:00-23:59
Cryptocurrency Indices
Daily break from 23:59-00:01 Sun-Fri. Saturday break from 00:00-01:01, 17:00-23:59.
*Dash is not available to be traded during the weekend session. This can be traded from 00:01-23:59 (GMT +3) Monday-Friday. Our weekend spreads may change when comparing to our average spread published on the website.

Currency index CFDs

SymbolLocal hours (GMT +10)
USDX03:00 - 23:59

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