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||Local hours (GMT +1)||Trading hours (GMT+3)|
|Most forex pairs||Opens Sunday night 22:01 - Non-tradable 21:59-22:01 (closes Friday 21:55)||24/5|
|USD/RUB||08:15 - 21:30||10:15-23:30|
|USD/CZK||06:00 - 21:59||08:00-23:59|
|EUR/CZK||06:00 - 21:59||08:00-23:59|
|Index CFDs||Local hours (GMT +1)||Trading hours (GMT+3)|
|EUSTX50, GER30, SPA35, UK100, US500, US30, HK50, US2000 and CN50||Opens 23:00 Sunday | 22:01-21:59 (Friday close 21:55)||00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)|
|JPN225||Opens 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).|
|AUS200||00:50-07:30, 08:10-21:59||02:50 -09:30, 10:10 - 23:59|
|NAS100||Opens 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)|
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 CFDs||Local hours (GMT +1)||Trading hours (GMT+3)|
|US Share CFDs||14:31 - 20:55||16:31 - 22:55|
|DE Share CFDs||14:31 - 20:55||10:00 - 18:29|
|AU Share CFDs||14:31 - 20:55||03:01 - 09:00 (staggered start)*|
*Australian shares Trade schedule is 01:00 to 07:00 Stagger start, meaning Aus share names A-B open 07:00, C-F open 07:02, G-M open 07:04, N-R open 07:06 and S-Z open 07:08. Current set up GMT+2. Needs to be adjusted as shown above.
|Commodities||Local hours (GMT +1)||Trading hours (GMT+3)|
|Metals/Energy||01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)||01:00 - 23:59|
|XBR/USD||01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)||03:00 - 23:59|
|Cocoa||09:45 - 18:30||11:45 - 20:30|
|Coffee||09:15 - 18:30||11:15 - 20:30|
|Cotton||07:00 - 19:15||09:00 - 21:15|
|OJ||13:00 - 19:00||15:00 - 21:00|
|Sugar||08:30 - 18:00||10:30 - 20:00|
Currency index CFDs
|Currency index CFDs||Local hours (GMT +1)||Trading hours (GMT+3)|
|USDX||01:00 - 21:59 (Friday close 21:55)||03:00 - 23:59|