Trading hours

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

Holidays in July 2022

All times set to GMT+3 (Server time)
Symbol01.07.2022 - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 04.07.2022 Independence Day 05.07.2022 - Independence Day
US Shares Closed
ETFs Closed
Cocoa Closed
Coffee Closed
Copper Closed
Cotton Closed
LDSugar Closed
OJ Closed
Soybeans Closed
Sugar Closed
Wheat Closed
Cattle Closed
Corn Closed Late open 16:30
Gasoline Early close 21:30
LeanHogs Closed
Lumber Closed
Oats Closed Late open 16:30
RghRice Closed Late open 16:30
SoyMeal Closed Late open 16:30
SoyOil Closed Late open 16:30
XAG/AUD Early close 21:30
XAG/EUR Early close 21:30
XAG/USD Early close 21:30
XAU/AUD Early close 21:30
XAU/CHF Early close 21:30
XAU/EUR Early close 21:30
XAU/GBP Early close 21:30
XAU/JPY Early close 21:30
XAU/USD Early close 21:30
XPD/USD Early close 21:30
XPT/USD Early close 21:30
NatGas Early close 21:30
SpotBrent Early close 20:30
SpotCrude Early close 21:30
GER40 Early closed 23:00
CA60 Closed
CHINAH Closed
MidDE50 Early closed 23:00
HK50 Closed
JPN225
NAS100 Early close 20:00
US500

EUSTX50

UK100

US2000

VIX Early close 18:30
US30 Early close20:00

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:

Forex

ForexAEST Trading hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Most forex pairsOpens Monday 07:01 - Non-tradable 06:59-07:01 (closes Saturday 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)
USD/RUB17:15 - 06:3010:15-23:30
USD/CZK15:00 - 06:59 (closes Saturday 06:55)08:00-23:59
EUR/CZK15:00 - 06:59 (closes Saturday 06:55)08:00-23:59

Index CFDs

Index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
CN50, HK50, EUSTX50, SCI25, SPA35, UK100, US500, US30 and US2000Opens 8:00 Monday | 07:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)
GER4001:15 - 07:00, 08:00 - 16:30, 21:00 - 01:1503:15 - 09:00, 10:00 - 18:30, 01:00 - 03:00, 09:00 - 10:00
JPN22507:01 - 16:10 / 17:20 - 06:59 (the 08:00 open on Monday will remain).00:01 - 09:10 / 10:20 - 23:59 (the 01:00 open on Monday will remain).
AUS20009:50 - 16:30, 17:10 - 18:5902:50 - 09:30, 10:10 - 23:59
FRA4016:00-06:0009:00-22:55
NAS1008:00-06:15, 06:30-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)
VIXOpens 8:00 Monday | 07:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 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 CFDsLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
US Share CFDs23:31 - 05:5516:31 - 22:55
DE Share CFDs23:31 - 05:5510:00 - 18:29
AU Share CFDs10:01 - 16:0003:01-09:00 (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

CommoditiesLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Metals/Energy08:00 - 06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)01:00 - 23:59
XBR/USD10:00 - 06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)03:00 - 23:59
Cocoa18:45 - 03:3011:45 - 20:30
Coffee18:15 - 03:3011:15 - 20:30
Cotton16:00 - 04:1509:00 - 21:15
London Sugar17:45 - 02:5510:45 - 19:55
Orange Juice22:00 - 04:0015:00 - 21:00
Soybeans, Wheat10:00 - 00:45, 01:30 - 4:2003:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 21:20
Sugar18:30 - 03:0010:30 - 20:00

Currency index CFDs

Currency index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
EURXOpens 08:00 Monday | 07:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)
JPYXOpens 08:00 Monday | 07:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)
USDX10:00 - 06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)03:00 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)

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