Trading Hours

Forex Trading Hours

Monday – Thursday: 00:00 – 24:00
Friday: 00:00 – 23:58

All times are in MT4 Server time.

Forex Trading Market

Foreign exchange market with access 24 hours a day. Although they may not have trading sessions as the stock exchange, banks from different regions around the world maintain different trading time. From the following table, we can see when all banks around the world open and close foreign exchange trading. As the opening and closing of markets may have an effect on the trading level, we must take these factors into account when trading. The time is displayed by GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, which is often used by our website) and EET (Eastern European Time, which is used by our company’s server and trading platform).

Although Sydney time session is open, but compared with the other three major time sessions of London, American and Tokyo, the market trend of Sydney is relatively conservative.

Active Trading Sessions

Trading can take place in foreign exchange market 24 hours a day, so knowing the active trading sessions is extremely important.

For example, let us check the inactive time session of 5pm to 7pm of EST which means the closing of New York time session and the opening of Tokyo time session. Although Sydney time session is open, but compared with the other three major time sessions of London, American and Tokyo, the market trend of Sydney is relatively conservative. As a result, the reduction of liquidity will lead to a decrease of financial trading opportunities. If you want to conduct trading through such currency pairs as UR/USD, GBP/USD, or USD/CHF, you can know that there will be more market liquidity from the time session of 8am to 12am when the markets of Europe and America liquid.

Trading Hours

Trading Session City GMT   EET  
Summer time Winter time Summer time Winter time
Asia Tokyo 00:00−06:00 00:00−06:00 03:00−09:00 02:00−08:00
Singapore 01:00−09:00 01:00−09:00 04:00−12:00 03:00−11:00
Shanghai 01:30−07:00 01:30−07:00 04:30−10:00 03:30−09:00
Europe London 07:00−15:30 08:00−16:30 10:00−18:30 10:00−18:30
Frankfurt 07:00−15:30 08:00−16:30 10:00−18:30 10:00−18:30
America Chicago 13:30−20:00 14:30−21:00 16:30−23:00 15:30−22:00
New York 13:30−20:00 14:30−21:00 16:30−23:00 15:30−22:00
Pacific Wellington 20:00−02:45 21:00−03:45 23:00−05:45 23:00−05:45
Sydney 22:00−04:00 23:00−05:00 01:00−07:00 01:00−07:00