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:

Holidays in September 2022

All times set to GMT+3 (Server time)
Symbol US Labor Day - 05.09.2022 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - 12.09.2022 Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - 19.09.2022 State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II - 22.09.2022
AU Shares Close
UK Shares Close
US Shares Closed
HK shares
ETFs Closed
Cocoa Closed Late Open at 14:30
Coffee Closed Late Open at 14:30
Copper Early close at 21:30
Cotton Closed
Sugar Closed Late open at 14:30
Wheat Closed
Cattle Closed
Corn Closed
Gasoline Early close at 21:30
LeanHogs Closed
Lumber Closed
Oats Closed
RghRice Closed
SoyMeal Closed
SoyOil Closed
XAG/AUD Early close at 21:30
XAG/EUR Early close at 21:30
XAG/USD Early close at 21:30
XAU/AUD Early close at 21:30
XAU/CHF Early close at 21:30
XAU/EUR Early close at 21:30
XAU/GBP Early close at 21:30
XAU/JPY Early close at 21:30
XAU/USD Early close at 21:30
XPD/USD Early close at 21:30
XPT/USD Early close at 21:30
USDX Closed
NatGas Early close at 21:30
SpotBrent Early close at 20:30
SpotCrude Early close at 21:30
AUS200 Late open 10:10
GER40 Late open at 3:15, Early close at 23:00
CA60 Closed
CHINAH
NAS100 Early close at 20:00
VIX Early close at 18:30
US30 Early close at 20:00
LDSugar Early close 19:00 Closed
Soybeans Closed
OJ Closed

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 - 01:1501:00-02:00,02:15-23:59
JPN22508:01 - 16:10 / 17:20 - 06:59 (the 08:00 open on Monday will remain).(Monday open 01:00) 00:01 - 08:10 / 09:20 - 23:59
AUS20009:50 - 16:30, 17:10 - 06:5902:50 - 9:30, 10:10 - 23:59 until 2nd of October/ 01:50- 08:30, 09:10 - 08:30, 09:10 - 22:59 from 2nd of October
FRA4016:00-05:0009:00-22:55
NAS10008:00-06:15, 06:30-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)
VIXOpens 8:00 Monday | 08:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency
Daily Break (GMT+3)Trading Hours
SaturdaySundayMonday to Friday
Bitcoin, BCHUSD, DOTUSD, Ethereum, LINKUSD, XLMUSD, XRPUSD, Litecoin, UNIUSD, DOGEUSD, ADAUSD00:00 - 01:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
DashClosedClosedNo Break
Crypto10, Crypto20, Crypto3000:00 - 01:00No BreakNo Break

All times are in GMT+2

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)
AU Share CFDs10:01 - 04:0003:01-09:00(staggered start) until 2nd of October/ 02:01 - 08:00 (staggered start) from 2nd of October
US Share CFDs23:31 - 05:5516:31 - 22:55
German Share CFDs05:31 - 01:5510:00 - 18:29
HK Share CFDs11:30-14:00, 15:00-18:004:30-7:00, 8:00-11:00

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

Commodities

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 Juice00:00 - 04:0015:00 - 21:00
Soybeans, Wheat10:00 - 22:45, 23:30 - 04:2003:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 21:20
Sugar17:30 - 03:0010:30 - 20:00
SpotBrent10:00 - 06:5903:00-23:59

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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