Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74.7% 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 May 2022

All times set to GMT+3 (Server time)
SymbolsMonday 02/05/2022Monday 09/05/2022Tuesday 17/05/2022Monday 23/05/2022Tuesday 26/05/2022Monday 30/05/2022
US Shares-----closed
UK Sharesclosed-----
Metals-----Early Close 21:30
Spot Crude-----Early Close 21:30
Nat Gas-----Early Close 21:30
Gasoline-----Early Close 21:30
LD Sugarclosed----closed
Lean Hogs-----closed
Rgh Rice-----closed
Soy Meal-----closed
Soy Oil-----closed
NAS100-----Early Close 20:00
VIX-----Early Close 18:30
US30-----Early Close 20:00

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, 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)
GER4000:15-22:00/23:00-00:00 (Friday close 21:00) Opens 23:05 Sunday02:15-00:00/01:00-02:00 (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 - 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 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.*


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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