CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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:


ForexLocal hours (GMT +1)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Most forex pairsOpens Sunday night 22:01 - Non-tradable 21:59-22:01 (closes Friday 21:55)24/5
USD/RUB08:15 - 21:3010:15-23:30
USD/CZK06:00 - 21:5908:00-23:59
EUR/CZK06:00 - 21:5908:00-23:59

Index CFDs

Index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +1)Trading hours (GMT+3)
EUSTX50, GER30, SPA35, UK100, US500, US30, HK50, US2000 and CN50Opens 23:00 Sunday | 22:01-21:59 (Friday close 21:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)
JPN225Opens 23:00 Sunday | 22:01-21:59 (Friday close 21:55)00:01 - 09:10 / 10:20 - 23:59 (the 01:00 open on Monday will remain).
AUS20000:50-07:30, 08:10-21:5902:50 -09:30, 10:10 - 23:59
NAS100Opens Sunday | 23:00-21:15, 21:30-21:59 (Friday close 21:55)01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59 (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 +1)Trading hours (GMT+3)
US Share CFDs14:31 - 20:5516:31 - 22:55
DE Share CFDs14:31 - 20:5510:00 - 18:29
AU Share CFDs14:31 - 20:5503:01 - 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.


CommoditiesLocal hours (GMT +1)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Metals/Energy01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)01:00 - 23:59
XBR/USD01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)03:00 - 23:59
Cocoa09:45 - 18:3011:45 - 20:30
Coffee09:15 - 18:3011:15 - 20:30
Cotton07:00 - 19:1509:00 - 21:15
OJ13:00 - 19:0015:00 - 21:00
Sugar08:30 - 18:0010:30 - 20:00


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 LumensDaily 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 IndicesPause quotidienne de 23:59-00:01 du dimanche au vendredi. Pause le samedi de 00:00-01:01, 17:00-23:59.
*Dash n'est pas disponible pour être négocié pendant la session du week-end. Il peut être négocié de 00:01 à 23:59 (GMT +3) du lundi au vendredi. Nos spreads de week-end peuvent changer par rapport à notre spread moyen publié sur le site.

Currency index CFDs

Currency index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +1)Trading hours (GMT+3)
USDX01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)03:00 - 23:59

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