Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Trading hours

Pepperstone can help you master the trade by allowing you to take advantage of opportunities during trading market periods.

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

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

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, 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)
GER4001:15 - 07:00/ 08:00 - 16:30/ 23:00 - 03:0002:15-00:00/01:00-02:00 (Friday close 23:00) Opens 01:05 Sunday
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).
AUS20003:50 - 10:30, 11:10 - 01:5902:50 - 9:30, 10:10 - 23:59 until 2nd of October/ 01:50- 08:30, 09:10 - 08:30, 09:10 - 22:59 from 3rd of October
FRA4007:00-21:0009:00-22:55
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 - 20:5503:01-9:00(staggered start) until 2nd of October/ 02:01 - 09:00 (staggered start) from 3rd of October
DE Share CFDs14:31 - 20:5510:00 - 18:29
AU Share CFDs04:01 - 10:00*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+3. Needs to be adjusted as shown above.*

Commodities

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

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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