Forex Market Trading Hours with Exness

Forex Market Trading Hours with Exness


Forex Trading Sessions

The forex market is a decentralized international market that knows no geographical boundaries and functions around the clock, five days a week.

As one major international trading center closes, another one opens, meaning that you can trade forex 24/5. There are some markets that overlap and the highest volume of trading activity usually takes place during those periods of time as there are more trading opportunities.

Daylight savings and the forex market

Due to the fact that many countries shift to Daylight Savings Time (DST) in the summertime, market opening and closing hours change in the summer and winter months.

At Exness, we observe the dates of US Daylight Savings Time (DST). Let us take a look at the table below to understand what periods are considered summer and winter.

Starts Ends
Summer Second Sunday in March First Sunday in November
Winter First Sunday in November Second Sunday in March

The table below lists the opening and closing hours of the major international trading sessions for both summer and winter. Note that our server time is GMT+0.

Region City Summer Winter
Open - Close Open - Close
Asia Tokyo 00:00 - 08:00 00:00 - 08:00
Hong Kong/ Singapore 01:00 - 09:00 01:00 - 09:00
Europe Frankfurt 06:00 - 18:00 07:00 - 19:00
London 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 16:30
America New York 13:30 - 20:00 14:30 - 21:00
Chicago 13:30 - 20:00 14:30 - 21:00
Pacific Wellington 22:00 - 05:00 21:00 - 04:00
Sydney 00:00 - 06:00 23:00 - 05:00


Forex market working hours

Exness is open for trading 24/5. Here are our trading times for various instruments and asset classes for both summer and winter:

Summer trading hours

Here are the trading hours for all instruments in Summer (March to November):

Group of instruments

Summer
Day Hour
Forex Open Sun 21:05
Close Fri 20:59
Daily break -
Metals (Gold and Silver) Open Sun 22:05
Close Fri 20:59
Daily break 20:59 - 22:01
Metals (Platinum and Palladium) Open Sun 22:10
Close Fri 20:59
Daily break 20:59 - 22:05
USDRUB Open Mon 7:00
Close Fri 20:50
Daily break 20:50 - 7:00
USDILS, GBPILS Open Mon 5:00
Close Fri 15:00
Daily break 15:00 - 5:00
USDCNH, USDTHB Open Sun 23:05
Close Fri 20:59
Daily break -
Cryptocurrencies Open 24/7
Daily break -
US Oil Open Sun 22:10
Close Fri 20:45
Daily break 20:45 - 22:10
UK Oil Open Mon 0:10
Close Fri 20:55
Daily break 20:55 - 00:10
Stocks (Except the ones mentioned in the row below) Open Mon 13:40
Close Fri 19:45
Daily break 19:45 - 13:40
INTC, BAC, TSLA, WFC, BABA, NFLX, C, AMD, PFE, FB, JNJ, PYPL, ORCL, NVDA, MSFT, AMZN, AAPL Open* Mon 10:00
Close Fri 19:45
Daily break 19:45 - 10:00

*10:00 to 13:40 is only for closing open positions. Regular trading can be resumed from 13:40.

Trading hours for Indices:

Group of instruments

Summer
Day Hour
AUS200 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
US30, USTEC, US500 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
FR40 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
DE30 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
HK50 Open Sun 23:00
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 23:00
STOXX50 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
JP225 Open Sun 23:00
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 23:00
UK100 Open Sun 22:30
Close Fri 20:00
Daily break 20:00 - 22:30
DXY* Open Sun 21:05
Close Fri 20:59
Daily break -

* DXY is currently unavailable for trading.


Winter trading hours

Here are the trading hours for all instruments in Winter (November to March):

Group of instruments

Winter
Day Hour
Forex Open Sun 22:05
Close Fri 21:59
Daily break -
Metals (Gold and Silver) Open Sun 23:05
Close Fri 21:59
Daily break 21:59 - 23:01
Metals (Platinum and Palladium) Open Sun 23:10
Close Fri 21:59
Daily break 21:59 - 23:05
USDRUB Open Mon 8:00
Close Fri 21:50
Daily break -
USDILS,GBPILS Open Mon 6:00
Close Fri 16:00
Daily break -
USDCNH, USDTHB Open Mon 0:05
Close Fri 21:59
Daily break -
Cryptocurrencies Open 24/7
Daily break -
US Oil Open Sun 23:10
Close Fri 21:45
Daily break 21:45 - 23:10
UK Oil Open Mon 1:10
Close Fri 21:55
Daily break 21:55 - 01:10
Stocks (Except the ones mentioned in the row below) Open Mon 14:40
Close Fri 20:45
Daily break 20:45 - 14:40
INTC, BAC, TSLA, WFC, BABA, NFLX, C, AMD, PFE, FB, JNJ, PYPL, ORCL, NVDA, MSFT, AMZN, AAPL Open* Mon 11:00
Close Fri 20:45
Daily break 20:45 - 11:00

*11:00 to 14:40 is only for closing open positions. Regular trading can be resumed from 14:40.

Trading hours for Indices:

Group of instruments

Winter
Day Hour
AUS200 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
US30, USTEC, US500 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
FR40 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
DE30 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
HK50 Open Mon 00:00
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 00:00
STOXX50 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
JP225 Open Mon 00:00
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 00:00
UK100 Open Sun 23:30
Close Fri 21:00
Daily break 21:00 - 23:30
DXY* Open Sun 22:05
Close Fri 21:59
Daily break -

* DXY is currently unavailable for trading.

Please note that for some instruments there is a daily break during which quotes and trading are unavailable.



Holiday and Forex

Trading hours are affected by a number of holidays throughout the year, including Christmas and US Independence Day. On some holidays, when the markets are closed, there is no trading whatsoever. On others, market hours may be subject to change.

Don’t worry, we will always inform you by email about upcoming holidays and how they may affect trading hours.

Please bear these changes to trading schedules in mind, as they may impact your trading strategies if, for example, there is low liquidity in the market; a common occurrence during holidays.

Holiday Date
New Year 1 January, 2021
(US) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 18 January, 2021
(US) Presidents’ Day 15 February, 2021
Good Friday 2 April, 2021
Easter Monday 5 April, 2021
(US) Memorial Day 31 May, 2021
(US) Independence Day 4 July, 2021
(US) Labor Day 6 September, 2021
(US) Thanksgiving 25 November, 2021
Christmas Eve 24 December, 2021
New Year’s Eve 31 December, 2021
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