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

ForexLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Most forex pairsOpens Monday 07:01 - Non-tradable 06:59-07:01 (closes Saturday 06:55)24/5
USD/RUB17:15 - 06:3010:15-23:30
USD/CZK15:00 - 06:5908:00-23:59
EUR/CZK15:00 - 06:5908:00-23:59

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency CFDsLocal hours (GMT +11)Trading hours (GMT+3)
Weekend cryptocurrencies*
(Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple) 
09:01 Monday to 02:00 Sunday – break – 09:00 Sunday to 09:00 Monday (including our daily break between 14:00 – 14:05, Saturday break: 09:00-10:00)00:01 Monday to 17:00 Saturday – break – 00:00 Sunday to 00:00 Monday (including our daily break between 00:00 – 00:05, Saturday break: 00:00-01:00)
Cryptocurrency IndicesOpens 09:01 Monday | 09:01-08:59 (Saturday close 08:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 00:05; Friday close 23:55)

*Litecoin and Dash are not available to be traded during the weekend session. These can be traded from 00:05-23:59 (GMT +2) Monday-Friday. Our weekend spreads may change when comparing to our average spread published on the website. 

Risks

The underlying crypto markets are open over the weekend. We don’t offer a separate ‘weekend symbol', so when you open a position, you’ll be doing so with the same symbol you trade with during the week. Your positions will continue to move over the weekend, and your stop losses and take profits can still be triggered.

Your positions will continue to move over the weekend, and your stop losses and take profits can still be triggered. Stop losses, take profits and pending orders to open on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Ripple positions can be triggered during our weekend trading times

    Please note that weekend positions with attached stops/limits will not be netted off against existing weekday contracts. In this instance the weekend position will roll into a new weekday position, with the same stops/limits attached.

    Similarly, weekend positions will not net off against existing weekday contracts if the weekday contracts have stops/limits attached. In this instance, weekend positions will be rolled into new weekday contracts.

    Hours: Trade Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Ripple from 09:00AEDT Monday to 02:00AEDT Sunday – followed by a 7 hour break – resuming again at 09:00AEDT Sunday to 09:00AEDT Monday (including our daily break between 14:00 – 14:05, Saturday break: 09:00-10:00).

    If you have a position open on one of these cryptocurrency markets, it will be affected by weekend trading.

    This additional trading period during the weekend means not only do you have longer to speculate on the price of different coins, but also any stop losses and take profits you have attached can be filled on the weekend.

    Index CFDs

    Index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
    EUSTX50, GER30, JPN225, SPA35, UK100, US500, US30, HK50, US2000 and CN50Opens 08:00 Monday | 07:01-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)00:01 - 23:59 (Monday opens 01:00; Friday close 23:55)
    AUS20009:50 - 16:30, 17:10 - 06:5902:50 -09:30, 10:10 - 23:59
    FRA4016:00-06:0009:00-22:55
    NAS10008:00-06:15, 06:30-06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59 (Friday close 23:55)

    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 CFDs00:31 - 06:5503:01-09:00 (staggered start)*
    US Share CFDs23:31 - 05:5516:31 - 22:55
    German Share CFDs00:31-06.5510:00 - 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/Energy8:00 - 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
    Oranje Juice22:00 - 04:0015:00 - 21:00
    Sugar17:30 - 03:0010:30 - 20:00

    Currency index CFDs

    Currency index CFDsLocal hours (GMT +10)Trading hours (GMT+3)
    USDX10:00 - 06:59 (Saturday close 06:55)03:00 - 23:59

    Ready to trade?

    It's quick and easy to get started – even with a small deposit. Apply in minutes with our simple application process.