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:

Forex

ForexAEST Trading hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Most forex pairsOpens Monday 09:01 - 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
JPN22508:01 - 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).
AUS20007:50 - 14:30, 15:10 - 07:5901:50 - 08:30, 09:10 - 22:59
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

SaturdaySundayMonday to Friday
Bitcoin00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
BCHUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
DOTUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
Ethereum00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
LINKUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
XLMUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
XRPUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
Litecoin00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
UNIUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
DOGEUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
ADAUSD00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:0011:00 - 13:00No Break
DashClosedClosedNo Break
Crypto1000:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:00No BreakNo Break
Crypto2000:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:00No BreakNo Break
Crypto3000:00 - 01:00, 17:00 -24:00No BreakNo Break

All times are in GMT+3

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 CFDs09:31 - 15:5502:01-08:00 (staggered start)*
US Share CFDs23:31 - 05:5516:31 - 22:55
German Share CFDs05:31 - 01:5510:00 - 18:29

*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.

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

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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