Markets Trading Hours.

The best times to trade

One of the advantages of forex trading is the ability to trade 24 hours a day, five days a week. That’s because the markets open on Monday 07:00 Sydney time and close on Friday 17:00 New York time. However, just because trading hours allow you to enter the markets all the time, doesn’t mean you necessarily should! The below graphic shows market opening hours and ‘overlaps’ which present some of the best trading times. This is usually when the highest volume of trades happen creating more liquidity and more opportunities.

Trading hours

All time GMT unless otherwise stated.

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. We update our trading times in the table below to reflect these changes as accurately as possible.

The table below lists the trading hours per instrument so you know when orders must be settled and find trading opportunities according to when a market opens or closes.

Holiday Schedule - Switzerland National Day
1 August 2017 - Times GMT

Product Close Re-Open
Indices
Swiss 20 SWI 20:00 Monday 31/07 06:00 Wednesday 02/08

Trading hours
2 April to 1 October - Times GMT

Product Open Close Daily Break
Currencies
Majors & Minors   21:00 Sunday / MT4 22:00 21:00 Friday  
Swiss Franc  CHF 21:00 Sunday / MT4 22:00 21:00 Friday  21:00 - 22:00 (MT4)
Exotic Currencies 
Israeli Shekel ILS 05:30 Weekdays 15:00 Mon-Thu / 11:00 Friday  
Chinese Yuan CNH 00:00 Monday 18:00 Friday  
Turkish Lira TRY 22:00  Sunday / 00:00 Monday (MT4) 21:00 Friday  21:00 - 22:00 (MT4)
Swedish Krona SEK 22:00  Sunday / 00:00 Monday (MT4) 21:00 Friday  21:00 - 22:00 (MT4)
Norwegian Krone NOK 22:00  Sunday / 00:00 Monday (MT4) 21:00 Friday  21:00 - 22:00 (MT4)
South African Rand ZAR 22:00  Sunday / 00:00 Monday (MT4) 21:00 Friday  21:00 - 22:00 (MT4)
Metals
  Open Close Daily Break
Gold XAU 22:00 Sunday 20:55 Friday 20:55- 22:00
Silver XAG 22:00 Sunday 20:55 Friday 20:55- 22:00
Palladium XPD 22:00 Sunday 20:55 Friday 20:55- 22:00
Platinum XPT 22:00 Sunday 20:55 Friday 20:55- 22:00
Copper CPR 22:00 Sunday 21:00 Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Energy Products 
  Open Close Daily Break
WTI Crude OIL 22:00 Sunday 21:00 Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Brent Oil BRT 00:00 Weekdays 21:00 Weekdays  
Heating Oil HEO 22:00 Sunday 21:00 Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Gas Oil GAS 00:00 Weekdays 21:00 Weekdays  
Natural Gas NGS 22:00 Sunday 21:00 Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Commodities
  Open Close Daily Break
Wheat WHT 00:00 Weekdays 18:10 Weekdays 12:40 - 13:30
Corn CRN 00:00 Weekdays 18:10 Weekdays 12:40 - 13:30
Soybeans SOY 00:00 Weekdays 18:10 Weekdays 12:40 - 13:30
Cotton CTN 01:00 Weekdays 18:15 Weekdays  
Coffee CFE 08:15 Weekdays 17:25 Weekdays  
Sugar SGR 07:30 Weekdays 16:55 Weekdays  
Cocoa CCO 08:45 Weekdays 17:25 Weekdays  
Indices
  Open Close Daily Break
US 500 SPI 22:00 Sunday 20:15 Friday 20:15 - 22:00
US 30 DOW 22:00 Sunday 20:15 Friday 20:15 - 22:00
US Tech NDQ 22:00 Sunday 20:15 Friday 20:15 - 22:00
UK 100 FTS 07:00 Weekdays 20:00 Weekdays  
Germany 30 DAX 06:00 Weekdays 20:00 Weekdays  
EU Stocks 50 ESX 06:00 Weekdays 19:55 Weekdays  
France 40 CAC 06:00 Weekdays 20:00 Weekdays  
Swiss 20 SWI 06:00 Weekdays 20:00 Weekdays  
Australia ASX 23:50 Sunday 21:00 Weekdays 06:30 - 07:10 and 21:00 - 23:50
Japan 225 NKI 22:00 Sunday 21:00 Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Hong Kong 40 HSX 01:15 Weekdays 15:30 Weekdays 04:00 - 05:00 and 08:30 - 09:15
China 50 CNX 01:00 Weekdays 18:00 Mon-Thu/ 07:55 Friday 07:55 - 09:05
India 50 IND 01:00 Weekdays 18:00 Mon-Thu/ 10:10 Friday 10:10 - 11:15
USD Index USX 22:00 Sunday / 00:00 Tuesday-Friday 20:55 Weekdays  
Fear VXX 07:00 Weekdays 20:00 Weekdays  
Commodities & Indices Expiry

Commodities & Indices Expiry

Commodities and indices are traded as CFDs with easyMarkets and expire at 12:00 GMT. Please note, OIL expiration time is 15:00 GMT.

Vanilla Options Expiry

Vanilla Options Expiry

Can be set to expire up to six months from initiation date. On any given day, options that expire do so at 10:00 New York Time.

CFD Times

CFD and Option deal Expiry

The expiration of each CFD and Option deal is displayed in your trade ticket, open positions and on MT4 Market Watch.

Trading out of hours

Trading out of hours

Trading hours may change due to several factors such as unusual market conditions which affect liquidity, or circumstances out of our control. On such events spreads may become wider.

Czech Koruna

Czech Koruna

Czech Koruna (CZK) is normally at its most liquid between 07:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT, Monday to Friday. Trading outside of these hours could involve a wider spread.

Trading Hours Updates

Trading Hours Updates

We aim to update our trading times as necessary to reflect these changes, please contact us for up-to-date information.