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Discover our Trading Hours to optimise your strategy and learn the perfect time to seize maximum profit opportunities during market opening hours whether you’re trading Forex, Commodities, Indices, or Cryptocurrency.

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Holiday Schedule

Stay informed about the latest Trading Hours with our Holiday Schedule PDF to plan your strategies ahead of time and make the most out of your investment opportunities!

Currencies

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
Majors & Minors
-
Sunday
22:10
Friday
22:00
-
Swiss Franc
CHF
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Exotic Currencies
-
-
-
-
-
-
Israeli Shekel
ILS
Monday
06:31
Mon-Thu / 12:00 Friday
16:00
-
Chinese Yuan
CNH
Monday
00:01
Friday
18:00
-
Mexican Peso
MXN
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Swedish Krona
SEK
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Norwegian Krone
NOK
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
South African Rand
ZAR
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Polish Zloty
PLN
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Hong Kong Dollar
HKD
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Singapore Dollar
SGD
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Danish Krone
DKK
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
Czech Koruna
CZK
Sunday
22:30
Friday
22:00
-
currencies trading hours

The best Trading Hours for Currencies

Trading currencies is best during overlaps in the main trading sessions. These timeframes bring together a greater number of traders across the globe, enhancing liquidity and offering more chances for favorable conditions..

There are 2 major standout overlaps:

The London-New York Overlap (1 pm - 4 pm GMT):

This interval witnesses significant forex trading activities, accounting for over half the daily global turnover. This is attributable to the considerable trade volumes contributed by these two pivotal financial centers. Within this currency trading hour frame, trades involving the euro, pound sterling, and Swiss franc display increased liquidity and volatility, favoring transactions in pairs such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and USD/CHF.

The Sydney-Tokyo Overlap (12 am - 5:15 am GMT):

A critical phase for traders interested in Oceanian and Asian currency pairs. These currency trading hours typically see heightened trading volumes for pairs like AUD/USD, AUD/JPY, and NZD/JPY.

Shares

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
US Shares
-
Weekdays
14:36
Weekdays
21:00
-
EU Shares
-
Weekdays
8:06
Weekdays
16:30
12:00 - 12:04 (German shares only)
AU Shares
-
Sunday - Thursday
23:11
Weekdays
05:00
-
HK Shares
-
Weekdays
1:36
Weekdays
8:00
04:00 - 05:01
JP Shares
-
Weekdays
0:06
Weekdays
6:00
02:30 - 03:31

The best Trading Hours for Shares

The optimal shares trading hours are from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm GMT and before the last hour of the NYSE trading session, from 8 pm to 9 pm GMT.

The opening hours carry a surge in liquidity and volume with heightened chances for gains, especially when trading stocks are positively impacted by news released when the market is closed. Purchasing just after the opening bell can yield the best prices before a stock fully responds to new information.

Indices

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
US 500
SPI & SPC
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
US 30
DOW & DJC
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
US Tech
NDQ & NQC
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
UK 100
FTS & UKC
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
21:00
-
Germany 40
DAX & DEC
Weekdays
00:31
Weekdays
21:00
-
EU Stocks 50
ESX & EUC
Weekdays
00:16
Weekdays
21:00
-
Swiss 20
SWI & SWC
Weekdays
07:01
Weekdays
21:00
-
Australia
ASX & AUC
Sunday
22:52
Friday
20:00
05:30 - 06:12 and 20:00 - 22:52
Japan 225
NKI & NKC
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
Hong Kong 50
HSX & HKC
Weekdays
01:16
Weekdays
19:00
04:00 - 05:01 and 08:30 - 09:16
China 50
CNX & CNC
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
20:45
08:30 - 09:01
USD Index
USX
Sunday / 01:01 Tuesday-Friday
23:01
Weekdays
21:55
-
France40c
CAC
Weekdays
07:01
Weekdays
21:00
-
Italy40c
MIB
Weekdays
08:01
Weekdays
16:40
-
Spain35c
ESC
Weekdays
08:01
Weekdays
19:00
-

The best Trading Hours for Indices

For efficient trading of indices like the S&P 500 and FTSE 100, the recommended index trading hours correspond to the opening of stock exchanges such as the NYSE and LSE. The closing hour is equally critical, marked by a flurry of activity that might sway index prices.

High liquidity and volatility are most notable during market overlaps, notably, 13:00 to 17:00 GMT (U.S. and Europe) and 7:00 to 9:00 GMT (Asia and Europe), presenting optimal trade opportunities against significant economic data.

For peak activity, the window from 7:00 to 17:00 GMT is instrumental

Metals

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
Gold
Sunday
23:01
Friday
21:55
21:55 - 23:01
Silver
Sunday
23:01
Friday
21:55
21:55 - 23:01
Palladium
Sunday
23:05
Friday
21:55
21:55 - 23:05
Platinum
Sunday
23:05
Friday
21:55
21:55 - 23:05
Copper
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
21:55 - 23:01
currencies trading hours

Energy Products

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
WTI Crude
OIL
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
Brent Oil
BRT
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
22:00
-
Heating Oil
HEO
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
Gas Oil
GAS
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
22:00
-
Natural Gas
NGS
Sunday
23:01
Friday
22:00
22:00 - 23:01
currencies trading hours

Agricultural Commodities

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Abbreviation
Open
Time
Closed
Time
Daily Break
Wheat
WHT
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
19:10
13:40 - 14:31
Corn
CRN
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
19:10
13:40 - 14:31
Soybeans
SOY
Weekdays
01:01
Weekdays
19:10
13:40 - 14:31
Cotton
CTN
Weekdays
02:01
Weekdays
19:15
-
Coffee
CFE
Weekdays
09:16
Weekdays
18:25
-
Sugar
SGR
Weekdays
08:31
Weekdays
17:55
-
Cocoa
CCO
Weekdays
09:46
Weekdays
18:25
-
currencies trading hours

The best Trading Hours for Commodities

Commodity trading hours often fall within the first few hours of the market opening, as activity is at its peak. Important news or events that transpired when the market was closed, these hours can bring a rush of activity featuring considerable price volatility and increased trading volumes.

In such a highly volatile environment, prices can shift noticeably quickly. This rapid movement can provide traders with the potential opportunity to catch better entry prices.

Cryptocurrencies

5 November to 9 March 2024 - Times GMT

Asset
Open
All Cryptos
24 Hours Available

Except Sunday 07:00 - 10:00 GMT due to maintenance of our systems.

The best Trading Hours for Crypto

The ideal crypto trading hours cannot be pinpointed to a singular, universal moment due to the round-the-clock nature of the market. Cryptocurrencies are traded worldwide without the traditional opening and closing times of stock markets, creating a unique environment with steadier daily trading activity.

For day traders, the timeframe between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm in the local time of the crypto’s largest market base can be particularly significant, as liquidity, volatility, and trading volume—key factors influencing trading conditions and spreads—are more favorable. These cryptocurrency trading hours might contribute to more advantageous spreads, especially for well-established cryptos like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Cardano. It's vital, however, to acknowledge the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies; even within these recommended hours, the market can experience substantial fluctuations, necessitating a vigilant and strategic approach to maximize trading efficacy.

Daylight Savings Time (DST) is generally applicable in autumn and spring; however, it is not equally applicable to all instruments. There will be instruments that apply DST to USA times, with the EU or APAC times, while others may not apply DST at all. Our trading times are updated in the table above to reflect these changes as accurately as possible.

MT4 and MT5 trading hours may deviate slightly than the above table. Please refer to the respective platform for more information.

Trading Hours vanilla-options

easyTrade and Vanilla Options

Instruments offered for easyTrade and Vanilla Options are available from Monday 00:00 GMT. There is a daily restriction on opening new Options from 20:30 - 22:30 GMT (Forex only).

Deal Expiry
Commodities expire at 12:00 GMT, while WTI Crude OIL expires at 13:00 GMT. DAX, ESX and SWI expire 5 minutes before their closing, FTS at 13:00 GMT and the rest indices at 12:00 GMT.
Vanilla Options Expire at 10:00 New York Time.
Positions held under Islamic Accounts will expire at 12:00 GMT in two (2) Weeks.
Changes on Trading Hours
Trading hours may change due to several factors such as unusual market conditions which affect liquidity, or circumstances out of our control.
We aim to update our trading times as necessary to reflect these changes, please contact us for up-to-date information.
Market hours and holidays are subject to change. Please be advised that in the event of decreased liquidity or extreme volatility in the market, easyMarkets may switch trading to “Close only” or disable all trading.

FAQs

Yes, easyMarkets considers different time zones while outlining its Trading Hours. To ensure a universal time reference, these trading hours are according to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to allow traders from around the globe to know precisely when markets open and close.

The trading hours during holidays and weekends depend on the market and the traded product. For instance, the Cryptocurrency market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In contrast, other markets tend to close over the weekends and may also be closed on public holidays.

Yes, trading hours are the same for all traders, but they are subject to change based on daylight-saving time shifts and public holidays. Always check the latest trading hours on the easyMarkets website for up-to-date information.

Trading hours on easyMarkets vary for different instruments and reflect the hours of major financial markets globally, which are typically not open on weekends, as displayed above. However, cryptocurrencies can be traded 24/7 apart from Sunday from 07:00 – 10:00 GMT due to system maintenance.

These fees are charged daily, with a triple fee collection occurring on Wednesday to account for the weekend when markets are closed. Positions left open overnight from Friday are charged at 22:00 GMT. On the easyMarkets web platform, if the account balance is insufficient and fees cannot be collected, the company may close positions after 24 hours, but this action will not be taken during the weekend.

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