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

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 - 23:00
IT4017:00-01:4010:00 - 18:40
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)
All Share CFDs23:30 - 05:5516:30 - 22:55

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

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